Rich, Stephanie, Brynn (8) and Carys (5, but turning 6 in November!)
Photos by Sincerely Gone Photography
Occupation(s): Rich is an attorney with Frost Van den Boom here in Gainesville. His practice areas are business and civil litigation, transactional, real estate, construction and tax.
Favorite local restaurants: Crafty Bastards, Limerock Road, Dragonfly and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Favorite local “Must go” places: Lake Alice and The Swamp. The girls said Kimball Wiles Elementary School and Haile Plantation Country Club.
What are your children’s favorite meals that you cook? Favorite kids’ meals would be steak, white chicken chili and tuna casserole.
What is your family’s favorite holiday? There’s a big debate over our favorite holiday. The girls think their birthdays are the best holidays, but we all think Thanksgiving is our overall favorite.
Describe your family in 3 words: Creative, fun-loving and adventurous.
Favorite games to play as a family: Uno, Candyland and Wahoo.
Do you have any pets? No current pets. Our 11-year-old dog passed last summer.
Why do you love raising your family in Gainesville? We absolutely love Gainesville! We moved here in August 2014 for Rich to get his LL.M. in taxation at UF College of Law with the intention of staying only for the school year. By January 2015 our entire family wanted to stay in Gainesville for good! Our girls absolutely love the schools they’ve attended (Wiles and Abiding Savior), we have met friends who are now family, we LOVE the Gators and the Florida weather, and the opportunities/ adventures that our family has are numerous, both locally and all around the state.
What makes your kiddos laugh? The kids love dad jokes and tickle wars. A booger joke will always have them rolling.
What would your family’s dream vacation be? Our dream vacation right now is a Disney cruise!
Our family is most like: The Huxtables.
Is there anything exciting coming up for your family? There’s nothing too exciting on the horizon. Upcoming holidays are always exciting and I’m sure we will be traveling somewhere!
Favorite date spot: Dragonfly, Key West and always tailgating/Gator football games!
Movie in our DVD player right now: “Inside Out.”
Mommy and Daddy’s favorite TV shows: We are always looking for the next Netflix binge show. Too many past favorites to list!
The kids’ favorite books: “The Giving Tree,” “Miss Nelson is Missing!” “Bony- Legs” and all Dr. Seuss. “Goodnight Moon” was a fixture for years. Brynn is starting to get into “Harry Potter.”
Favorite website: YouTube Kids is the favorite website in our house right now.
Favorite picnic spot: Any beach and tailgating!
Favorite family activity: Family movie night!