Chad is Tyler's brother who is closest in age to him. Tyler has fond memories of growing up following in Chad's footsteps and always had a desire to be like Chad. Chad graduated from Northwestern and had a pull in Tyler's decision to go there. (Thanks Chad!) He works as an accountant in Pella. He's the intuitive one of the group and can pick up on any secret or surprise. While he's sometimes quieter than his brothers, he's always quick to say something witty.
Ryan's is Tyler's brother and the second oldest of the four. Ryan works at the Klyn tire shop, following in the family tradition. He makes a great dad, but also enjoys his time with the guys to watch a game or play video games. Ryan is the life of the party and always has fun plans building in the back of his head. He thoroughly interrogated Lindsey during her first visit to Oskaloosa, but she must have passed his test.
Jeremy is the oldest brother in the Klyn family. He also attended Trinity Christian College and can't seem to leave the place as he still works there as the Director of Admissions. Jeremy's actually Lindsey's first introduction to the Klyn family, as she met him during a scholarship competition during her senior year of high school. Jeremy is the social media savvy brother, always posting cute pictures and stories about his family. Some of Tyler's favorite memories with Jeremy are attending summer camp when Jeremy worked as a camp counselor.
Evan is Lindsey's dear younger brother. He currently attends Trinity Christian College out in Chicago. He's majoring in business, but he's unsure if that's what he'll stick with. He has a passion for youth ministry and development after doing service projects with a program called Urban Ventures. Evan will be an RA next year and is soaking up everything related to the Trinity experience. Evan followed in Lindsey's footsteps when he chose to play percussion. The two were in drumline together in high school, which include some of Lindsey's fondest memories with her little brother. It was a sad day when Evan started to grow and his muscles kicked in. Lindsey's spent the days since getting paid back for all of the times she beat him up or made him play dress up. Evan has a passionate heart for God and and a tender heart for His people.
Michael is one of Lindsey's very best friends. He's finishing up his last semester of college at the U of M, studying mortuary science. Lindsey and Michael probably couldn't be more opposite, but formed a friendship they both treasure deeply. Michael is not afraid to be completely himself and doesn't worry about things most people in the world do. He has a very free and adventuresome spirit. Michael came into Lindsey's life in high school when she really needed a solid friend and has been that solid friend ever since.
Declan & Zachariah Klyn,
Declan and Zachariah are Tyler's nephews, Jeremy and Jodi's boys. They are your typical rambunctious little boys, full of energy and imagination. They especially love super heroes these days! Tyler and Lindsey always have fun when they get to see these two or Skype with them.
Rylee & Maddison Klyn,
Rylee and Maddison are Tyler's nieces and the daughters of Ryan and Jamie. These girls love to eat popcorn with M&M's and candy corn and watch Tangled or Dora the Explorer. They're both very shy, but they have finally warmed up to Lindsey, thanks to her ability to paint nails and do hair. Tyler and Lindsey love going home to Osky and spending time with these little ladies.
Josiah, Kennedy, & Elliott Klyn,
These three sum up the remainder of Tyler's nieces and nephews. Josiah and Kennedy are Ryan and Jamie's twins, and Elliott is Jeremy and Jodi's daughter. The twins were born in July 2012, while Elliot was born in August 2012. You might think we're crazy to have 7 kids 5 and under going down our aisle (and it could be a catastrophe), but Tyler and I wouldn't want it any other way. We love them all!