Hello! My name is Tamina (some people call me Tammie). I am a follower of Jesus Christ, married to an amazing man, and I stay busy having a wonderful time at home with my son! I was born and raised in Southern California and I appreciate my Korean heritage, especially the food. I am passionate about raising my sons to love the Lord with all his heart, soul, strength, and mind.
Before I became a mama, I was a preschool teacher! So I love to take advantage of every opportunity to teach and craft. When I’m not busy playing with my sons, I enjoy writing, DIY projects, puzzles, and cooking/baking. You can get a good idea of who I am on this blog, it has a little bit of everything I enjoy!
My husband, Josh, and I met through mutual friends at a Bible Study we attended. We actually went to high school together, but didn’t know each other! We were friends for two years until he began to pursue me. Even though our personalities are very different (I’m ESTJ/Enneagram 1w2 and he’s INFP/Enneagram 9w1) we have a lot of common interests.
We dated for ten months before getting engaged. He proposed during a ‘welcome home dinner’ for a foster kid camp we served at together. And after eight months of planning, we got married in March in front of a gorgeous Victorian House.
We have been married for 5 years and welcomed our son, Matthew, into our family in 2016 and Noah in 2019. Matthew and Noah were born prematurely at 34 and 31 weeks. Although it could have been a fearful experience, God used Matthew and Noah’s birth to strengthen our marriage and trust in Him. We currently live in SoCal and enjoy going on adventures together!
Our family hashtag, #avneadventures, started on our first family-of-three trip to visit relatives in Vegas. Josh and I began a bucket list to visit all 50 states together when we started dating and now, we get to have Matthew and Noah join us! So far, we have explored Hawaii (honeymoon), Nevada, California (obviously), Washington, Florida, Tenessee, Utah, Kentucky, and Arizona. We look forward to visiting more states in the future.
Our life has been an adventure with joy, laughter, and tears together. The purpose of this blog is to share a glimpse of our family life and the many ways God is teaching and changing us.