I’m Rob Kendrick, a 37-year-old husband, father, blogger, photographer, genealogist, news junkie and facial hair enthusiast. The beautiful woman with me is my wife Robyn. We live in Paragould Arkansas and my blog is about my genealogical research. For our family our days are usually filled with laughter, multiple messes from the toddler and lots of homeschooling from the kindergartner. Both are full of energy constantly keeping us on the go! There is never a dull moment to say the least.
But let’s go back to where it all began: Osceola, Arkansas, a sleepy little town nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, where I grew up. Osceola is the hometown to an eclectic group of celebs ranging from Dale Evans, actress and wife of Country Music Legend Roy Rogers; Kemmons Wilson, the founder of the Holiday Inn and several American Pro-Football players including, David Barrett, formally of the New York Jets.
I was the only child and Robyn is the eldest of three girls. Our families met in the early 1990’s when it was predicted by Robyn’s great-grandmother that I would eventually marry one of her great-granddaughters. We both come from a working class families, where we were raised with a strong work ethic. I graduated from Osceola High School in 1996 and Robyn was homeschooled and followed through with graduation through Luxora Baptist Academy in 2001.
In May of 2003 I graduated from Arkansas State University with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism with emphasis in News Editorial. I spent two years in Northwest Arkansas working in the advertising sales for The Morning News and then fifteen months in Washington State before coming back to Northeast Arkansas in November 2006.
Robyn and I began our relationship in December of 2006, were engaged by March of 2007 and married in June. We welcomed our daughter in the fall of 2009 and our son completed our family in the fall of 2011. We purchased our first house in 2010 and are currently in the process of trying to decide how to renovate it and make it into our dream home.