Photo by Christina Stuehrenberg
This blended family has lived in and been a blessing to Coral Springs for more than 13 years! Cliff and Carin are the proud parents of Jaxon, 9, and Mateo, 13. Carin’s older children, Alec, 24, and Josh, 28, complete the family circle with Josh‘s fiancé, Olivia, joining the fold in January! A three month old adopted puppy, Biggie, is also part of the team.
Cliff is private security / interpreter for the state department and is contracted currently in Africa. He is away for 84 days and home for 42 for this contract. Carin is a stay at home mom doing all the crazy busy schedules daily. One can only imagine that between her young sons that are involved in sports, a new puppy, and a husband who is away much of the time, life can be a little bit hectic!
As far as extracurricular activities, Mateo plays soccer, basketball, and volleyball for Ramblewood middle and is a teammate with ROC U travel basketball. His favorite subject at school is debate. Jaxon Plays Travel baseball for X Team and rec basketball. His favorite subject at Riverside elementary is P.E.
As active as her boys are, Mom and Dad set a great example. Carin tells us, “Cliff and I are very into fitness and we work out daily. I work out at JustLift in Coral Springs and he works out at several gyms.” The entire family is focused on maintaining good health and enjoying their active lifestyle.
When it’s time for family, Carin continues, “When Cliff is home, we enjoy the beaches of Florida and vacations are a must! Time is limited, precious, and valued when he’s home. Skiing is a favorite as well.
My boys are all adrenaline junkies!”
When asked about her favorite part of being in the Parkland/Coral Springs area, Carin tells us, “They say it takes a village to raise kids, and my daily schedule is so crazy and busy! My daily planner is jam packed and, with Cliff gone so much, our community is always there for me. I love all the kids growing up together, everyone knowing everyone!” She also adds, “To Cliff and I, family is everything!“
The Perrys attend services at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and they are all extremely excited for the wedding of Josh & Olivia on 1/21/23 at the Cooper Estate .