Hi, I am Jay, the patriarch of This Big House.  I am a thirty-something father of seven, as you may have noticed.  When I am not chasing and driving around the kids, my interests include spending time with my wife, traveling, sports, and doing anything active outdoors.

Are you a morning or night person? Morning and night. Sleeping is a waste of time!

What is your favorite television program? Football, I don’t watch too much television, another waste of time.


Are you a collector of anything? When I was a kid, I used to collect sports cards. Now, as an adult, I just collect children.

If you could be any animal, what would you be? A mountain lion

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? The power to teleport anywhere I want.    teleport

What is usually your first thought when you wake up? What time is it? Where am I? I love waking up next to my wife.

What’s your favorite color? Green

List 3 of your best personality traits: loyal, humorous, forgiving

List 3 of your worst personality traits: rigid at times, insensitive at times, can be critical

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? There are lots of places I want to go!  New Zealand is on the list, I’ll go with that for now.

What’s your favorite thing to do for fun? Backpacking. I love the peace, the quiet, the freedom from everyday life, and the beauty of God’s creation

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