Our Family
(as of February, 2015)

This used to be our "About The Children" page, but we have outgrown that title. With children growing up and leaving our home, survey questions like "what is your favorite color" seemed to be getting less appropriate. Also, our family is no longer limited to the eight of us since it is growing both by marriage and grandchildren. We have therefore changed this page to be a brief annual summary of what each member of our family is doing. (See links at the bottom of the page for past surveys and family pages).

Lentine Family Tree



Kordel holding the world's cutest
granddaughter for the first time


Kordel ("Kory") Lentine

Location:
Kordel lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Licensing:
He has a BA in Christian Ministries, a Master's of Accounting and Financial Management, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Work:
Kordel works as the Chief Executive Member of Lentine Accounting Services, LLC where he works full-time as an accountant (CPA).

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
He is married to the perfect woman and has six wonderful children, an amazing daughter-in-law, and the world's cutest granddaughter. He enjoys activities that can be shared with his family including scuba diving, amateur astronomy, bird watching, board games, logic puzzles, photography, and web design.


Sheryl with Kordel for Christmas portraits

 

Sheryl Lentine

Location:
Sheryl lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education:
Sheryl has a BS in elementary education which she has used while homeschooling all 6 of her children, and is currently working on her nursing degree at Concorde College with Toby.

Work:
Sheryl "works" as a full-time student and mother. After graduation later this year she plans to return to homeschooling our children while working part-time as a nurse.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Sheryl enjoys spending time with her family, going on weekly dates with her husband, and playing board games (her 2 favorite games are Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride). After she earns her nursing degree she eventually hopes to become a nurse midwife.



Toby and Miri showing off the "baby bump"

Tobias ("Toby") Lentine

Location:
Toby is living with Miri and Cadence in their apartment in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Toby is currently working on is nursing degree at Concorde College (with
Sheryl
). He plans, of course, to work as a nurse once he finishes school later this year.

Work:
Toby is a full-time student and is blessed to be able to focus soley on his schooling and his family.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Toby enjoys playing guitar and piano, singing, reading, scuba diving, writing fiction, playing board games and video games, and spending lots of time with his wife and daughter.


Miri with Toby on the beach in Florida

Miranda ("Miri") Lentine

Location:
Miri is living with Toby and Cadence in their apartment in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Miri has worked considerably toward her BA in Piano Performance which she might someday use to resume teaching piano lessons on the side, but she is now blessed to realize her long-term goal of being a stay-at-home wife and mother. She hopes to homeschool when Cadence is older.

Work:
Miri works very hard as a stay-at-home mother and wife.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Miri joined the Lentine family on July 27, 2013 and became what she referred to as our "second adopted daughter." She is a very talented and spirited woman whose interests include playing piano, singing, drama, dancing, Toby, and Cadence.



Caleb with Mallory at Florida College

Caleb Lentine

Location:
Caleb is living in Florida, attending Florida College.

Education & Future Plans:
Caleb graduated from our home school with many local college credit hours and is now working at Florida University on his bachelor's degree in education.

Work:
Caleb "works" as a full-time student at Florida College where he is blessed to be able to focus all of his attention on his studies.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Caleb enjoys a wide range of interests including scuba diving, drawing, painting figurines, throwing knives, playing with fire, steampunk, reading, and bacon.


One of Benjamin's senior pictures

Benjamin ("Ben") Lentine

Location:
Benjamin lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Future Plans:
Ben will graduate from our homeschool this year with his first two years of college already completed. He plans to attend Liberty University in the fall where he will work on his bachelors degree in commercial and corporate aviation.

Work:
Aside from being a full-time student, Ben puts in almost full-time hours at Arby's.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Benjamin has had an interest in planes since he was very young and is the only Lentine in our family who has known what he wanted to be when he grew up even before he could read. He started flight lessons at an early age and completed his first solo flight on his 16th birthday - the very earliest day allowed. He has also had a hobby interest in wolves since he was very young and we, coincidentally, have liked Genesis 49:27 which says, "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf..."



Ezra making new friends at the
Kansas City Zoo.

Ezra Lentine

Location:
Ezra lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Future Plans:
Ezra is currently a sophomore at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where his favorite subjects are science and reading. He is undecided what he wants to do when he grows up.

Work:
Ezra performs part-time hourly work doing odd jobs for his grandparents, as well as yard work for his aunt and uncle.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Ezra likes to read, to disassemble and (sometimes) reassemble electronics, build complicated Lego projects, program Minecraft mods, work toward earning his third-degree blackbelt, and participate in a local robotics club.


SharenRose as a chef for Beauty and
the Beast at Ballet North.










SharenRose Lentine

Location:
SharenRose lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine Family.

Education & Future Plans:
SharenRose is in third grade at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where her favorite subject is reading. Her grandmother is doing most of the homeschooling while Sheryl is in nursing school. SharenRose wants to be either a ballerina or a missionary when she grows up.

Work:
SharenRose is a good helper and loves to assist her mother and grandmother around the house.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
SharenRose is currently taking ballet lessons at Kansas City's Ballet North where she has been part of several large productions. She also enjoys going to gymnastics, learning to play piano, and playing games with her brother.



Providence's third grade picture

Providence Lentine

Location:
Providence lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Future Plans:
Providence is in third grade at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where his favorite subject is reading. His grandmother is doing most of the homeschooling while Sheryl is in nursing school. He is undecided what he wants to be when he grows up -- he says he will wait until he is 13 before he decides.

Work:
Providence is currently between jobs ;)

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Providence is an avid reader who is currently reading through chapter books faster than we can get them. He also enjoys going to gymnastics, Minecraft, and playing games with his sister and older brothers.


Cadence Lentine was born on February 3, 2015,
7 pounds, 12 ounces, 19 inches long.

Cadence Lentine

Location:
Cadence is living with Toby and Miri in their apartment in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Cadence hopes to be homeschooled by her talented mother and go on to figure out the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

Work:
Please. It's gotta be hard work being this cute! :)

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Eating, sleeping, and being the cutest newest Lentine on the planet.


 

Past "Our Family" pages (2014 and following) and Children Surveys (2013 and earlier)