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Logan and Jordan, Uncle Arn's youngest children, are two of the sweetest people you'll ever want to meet. Arn set the bar high when he had four children and none of them turned out to be a goofball. For the Placencias, that's pretty good. My Mom and Dad only had three kids, and after they had me, it was all downhill (Sorry Ray and Jaime...it was too hard to resist).
Logan is the extroverted people person. She's the first person to say hello and make a stranger feel welcome. She's what my mom would probably describe as "a social butterfly," friends with everyone she's ever met and able to make anyone feel comfortable and at ease.
Jordan is the quiet athlete who is wise beyond her years. I look at Jordan and marvel at how mature she is. Even when Jordan was in middle school, I remember thinking how much she impressed me with her level-headedness and rational thinking. I'm still not at the level Jordan is when it come to the three C's: calm, cool, and collected.
I love making Logan and Jordan laugh, especially since they have two very distinct reactions to my goofiness. Logan is like my sister Jaime and she laughs easily and wholeheartedly. Jordan, on the other hand, makes me work for the laugh and I like that. And when I see the corner of Jordan's mouth go up, and that awesome smirk makes its appearance, I know I've made it.
When I was in Indiana a few years back, I stayed with Arn and his family for a bit before I found my own place and I got to know them a little better and I have nothing to criticize...except maybe their love of country music. While I was there, I almost came to think of them as my little sisters and to this day I still require all boys they see to come to me first and fill out a questionnaire and go through a 5-step interview process.
The thing I admire most about Logan and Jordan is their love for Jesus. You see it in both of them and you know it's real. They have a sincere passion not only to be closer to Him, but also to be more like Him. They both have a sincere heart for other people and are the first people to volunteer to help those in need.
I'm looking forward to seeing the impact Logan and Jordan have on the world and on people, because I know it's going to be cool. Trust me. This is gonna be good.