Welcome to Kolyssa Teal! I started this blog because I love to document our family lifestyle and projects. Taking pictures and videos is important to me because I love to look back. Looking back is a good way to reflect on what God has blessed you with, and makes you appreciate what you have and not take it for granted!
My husband Marshal is a Lutheran pastor (LCMS) and we are serving a wonderful congregation here in rural Wisconsin. Being a pastor’s wife is good for me, because I love people but I am quite shy and don’t approach people without being super awkward. I have found that when people realize I am Marshal’s wife, they approach me first and then I don’t have to worry about it! 😉
We have three amazing kids, Cadence, Felicity & Malachi! I am so thankful to God that He blessed us with these sweet little people. They fill our lives with laughter, fresh perspectives, and TONS of cuteness.
A little more about me, I’m 28 years old and have so many ideas of things I want to accomplish! Having a family is my favorite and ongoing accomplishment. I am a stay at home mom which I thank God for every day! I also work from home part-time doing media design for Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) and the K-9 Comfort Dogs. It’s because of this fantastic job and my incredible supervisors that I am able to stay home with the kids. I love LCC. Mostly I design the business cards and placement graphics for each golden retriever comfort dog that is placed across the nation. I also do a lot for their big annual K-9 Ministries Conference they do every summer (t-shirts, guides, keychains, bandanas, etc) and banners that they display at various events.
I love photography. It’s not my profession but it’s definitely close. I’m not always looking for clients because I have limited time available to do shoots, but I do enjoy the occasional newborn or family photo session! Mostly I takes pictures of my own kids though!
I speak German (not quite fluent, but I use Duolingo and I’m working towards it!) and I’m hoping to learn Spanish next, then French and Korean! Yes I’m quite ambitious, haha!
One last thing about myself – I wrote a 250-ish page fiction novel when I was in 5th grade. I’m hoping to rewrite it and get it published within the next few years! More about that later! Right now I’m focusing on this blog, and in a few months I plan to take a break from the blog to write my book 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!