Old friends

Ok folks…so my single friends are going to start running away from me because I’m getting involved in all kinds of matchmaking shenanigans.  And it’s SO MUCH FUN!

The “Show Us Your Singles” edition of Kelly’s Korner blog closes tonight, but not without one last entry: Ryan King.  I’ve known Ryan for TWENTY YEARS.  Yep, we were 10 when I became friends with Ryan and his twin brother Jonathan back in the 5th grade, and I always had a feeling I’d know them forever.  I often think about the people I’ve just lost touch with vs. the people I remain close to.  The childhood friends, who have also become dear to my husband now too, remain close because of our connection as brother’s and sisters in Christ.  It is friends, like Ryan, that we have something deeper in common with than just hobbies or our current locations.

So without further bla bla bla from me… Here’s Ryan (with me & Wes at a Mountain Festival a few years ago)
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Ryan currently lives in Lexington, Virginia but has family in the Boone/Linville, NC Mountains area and, of course, a soft spot for Southern Pines/Pinehurst where he grew up (and secretly we’d love for him to move back to NC!!).   He is a huge fan of the NCSU Wolfpack, his alma mater, and while he is open to living wherever the Lord leads him, he hopes that it will always be within a few miles of a Bojangles (or at least somewhere with a good chicken biscuit).

He turns 30 soon, and he’s tall…
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While he usually looks like he stepped out of either a J. Crew or outdoor catalog…

You can also find him serving the Lord looking like this because he’s currently the Facilities Manager at Rockbridge, a YoungLife camp in Virginia, NC.  So he’s usually installing irrigation, removing trees, planting trees, operating large machinery…you get the idea.  Rugged stuff.  He gets it done.

Here are a few pics of him with his (fraternal!) twin Jonathan.  Ryan is the redhead!

He’s a family guy and, with parents like his, I don’t blame him (they are the most hospitable people, they welcome our friends AND our babies to come and stay for the weekend at their home in the mountains…).  Here he is on top of Roan Mountain with his mom, dad and brother.

And most recently with his precious nephew Jackson (Ryan has 2 nephews and 2 nieces).

So…if you are interested or know a sweet girl who likes adventures, kids and has a heart for the Lord then contact me or leave a comment and I’ll put you in touch.


8 Responses to Old friends

  1. Suze February 10, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    I contacted you :)

  2. Robyn February 11, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    He sounds seriously great and I’d love to chat if he’s interested! I’m number 65 on Kelly’s blog :)

  3. Heidi February 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    As did I. : )

  4. Erin February 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    OH WOW!!! I grew up with Ryan in NC. I can vouch that he is one heck-of-a-guy! Good luck! I hope he finds “the one” here!!!!

  5. Beth February 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Love this. Love Ryan. I say all the time what a blessed woman his wife will be. He’s an awesome brother for sure – I am doubly blessed in the brother department! :-) May God richly bless you for doing your part to help him find “the one”, Anna. ;-)

  6. Crystal March 12, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Hi! I have a friend that might be a good match for Ryan! She is a 30 something preschool teacher! She is pretty and fun and most of all…has a heart for the Lord. She is a Kentucky girl. Let me know if you’d like to know more. :)

  7. Leah August 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Seems like Ryan has a lot of great qualities! I’m a 29yr old Appstate girl (’05) and live about 30 minutes from Boone. Let me know if you are interested!

  8. erin lewis August 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Someone just introduced me to the singles match on kelly’s korner. I have a sister that I think will make a great match for Ryan if he isn’t already “matched” :) I am a few months late on this. She lives in the foothills of NC–near Blowing Rock, NC. LOVES the mountains.

    She is a middle school band teacher, loves being outdoors, staying active and turns 30 soon. She loves spending time with her nephews and nieces. She’s a strong Christian and is the music director at our church (our dad is the pastor). I won’t post the link here for the photo since it has some personal info on it–but email me if you think ryan would be interested.

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