Well, this is us in 2008! This photo is an absolute testament to the power of God. If you ever catch yourself wondering what God might have planned in your life, come back and look at this picture. You really have no idea what He has in store!
Daniel started out as the youngest of two boys and spent half his youth growing up as a cowboy in Oklahoma. By the time he decided to drop out of high school, his family had returned to the Northwest. With a lack of direction, wild spirit, and a tremendous amount of self-esteem, Dan was ready to conquer the world. During this time, he dedicated himself to making a lot of incredible personal choices that should of ruined him for life. Soon, he found himself at an Olive Garden looking for a server job when Loring appeared in his life. Daniel was in love the minute he saw her. However, the attractive hostess at the Olive Garden wanted nothing to do with Daniel.
Loring is the youngest of two girls and spent her entire life in the Portland, Oregon area. After graduating high school, Loring was anxious to be a French major at Linfield college while her parents moved off to live in Kalispell, Montana. However, with the introduction of the weird guy with the motorcycle, her life turned in another direction.
Both began their higher education at Mt. Hood Community College. They got married in August of 1999. Dan eventually graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts and Loring from Cosmetology Careers in 2000. With Aiden being born in January of 2000, the family made a visit to the parents in Montana.
Once thinking Montana was a God-forsaken wasteland, Loring now thought it might be nice to be close to her folks. By November of the same year, Daniel and Loring were living in Montana.