Meet the Family
Born in Indiana in 1969, Amy spent most of her childhood in Bloomington. A devout Hoosier, she graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1987 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she and Kevin Isbister met. Amy earned a degree in social work (M.S.W.) from Tulane and is a practicing Family Therapist. Amy and Kevin changed their last name to “Makice” just before Christmas 1999.
Kevin was born in 1968 in Colorado. After his father earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Colorado later that year, the family moved to Woodstock, Illinois, where he spent the rest of his childhood. Having made Bloomington, Indiana, his new home, Kevin is currently on the long path to completing a Ph.D. in Informatics at Indiana University. He wrote a book for O’Reilly about the Twitter API and is an occasional contributor to Wired’s GeekDad blog.
The first Makice ever born to this world arrived in January, 2000 after a lengthy labor (of which he will be reminded for years to come). Carter Orlan Makice was named first for former U.S. President and ongoing humanitarian Jimmy Carter, and for his paternal great-grandfather (Orlan McGrew Arnold). Carter grew quickly in his first few months and charmed people with his bright eyes and chubby legs. Carter’s specialty was slapstick humor, having perfected the “Dick Van Dyke Dance,” he also enjoyed spinning in circles and playing piano. Currently, he is a voracious reader and artist.
Archie James Makice arrived in October, 2003. He is named Archie because his parents thought it was a cool name, and James after his maternal grandfather, Gary James Clendening. He delights most in watching his big brother bound around the room pretending to be a superhero. Much of his early life was spent pretending to be a monster and chasing older kids. At age two, Archie had already mastered computer mouse control and could change DVDs (much to his parents’ delight and horror). Soccer and playing with friends are his current passion.
Matilda Megan Makice is the newest arrival, coming into the world in March, 2009. She has delighted the elder Makices to no end, having completely mastered the iPhone at age one. She is enamored with Maisy and repeating everything her brothers say.