The Howard family teaches us the meaning of standing up to the face of adversity. They are a loving and devoted family who sees others for who they are. This family loves to spend time in the spacious backyard of their home just outside of Chattanooga, Nashville. Their home is not large and with Grandma there it is a little cramped - *they moved Grandma in to the dining room and now eat dinner in the living room. To them though, it just means that they have more reason to be closer to one another. *With son Kyle age 7 and daughter Candy age 16 mom, Angela and dad Bob have their hands full, but luckily Grandma Carol (aka Sue) is there to give a helping hand whenever necessary (and according to Angela and Bob, even when it isn’t necessary).
Angela Howard is a strong woman full of southern hospitality. She learned of this strength when Candy’s eye was accidentally shot out when she was just five years old with a BB gun that her cousin found. Angela has watched Candy grow up to be a strong young woman who has spent the last several years speaking out to kids about how to overcome adversity. Candy tells kids that if she can overcome her disability, they can also overcome any challenges that may find them in life. In fact ask anyone who knows her and they will tell you Candy is the loudest and most confident person they know! **Angela also has 7 year old Kyle on her hands and he can be quite the little terror and has great difficulty sitting still – he loves life and wants to savor every bite it has to offer! Although Angela is the disciplinarian of the house, she also believes it is important to allow her children to make their own choices. She sets down few rules, and allows them to find their own path.
Bob Howard is a cable installer at his local cable company. This job keeps him working long hours, but it doesn’t keep him from spending time with his family (although, he does admit he wishes he had more time with them.). *Bob believes that the way to parent is to be very open and honest, to take each day as it comes and to “roll with the punches”. Kyle loves to play baseball, and (of *course) play video games. Bob met back in 1996 and it was love at first site. They both agree they have a great marriage, but they also agree Bob could be a little more romantic.
The Howard’s are full of love and full of opinions. They love to debate (Mom is against gun control where daughter Candy is for it) but respect each other’s opinions. They are excited to have a chance to be part of this show. They haven’t really traveled outside of the south and still have friends they knew in high school. They are ready to meet new people and have new experiences, but know that this will only help them appreciate each other even more!