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Ivan T. Yanev /Иван Ц. Янев/

I was born and grew up in Bulgaria. My wife has lived all her life in the United States. I live in the United States since 2005.

My last name is Янев. There is no equivalent for the letter Я in the latin alphabet. Originally, after the end of the communism in Bulgaria in 1990, it was written with Ia. After 1994, the Bulgarian government changed it to Ya.

Before I came to the United States, my wife sent me a lot of money to help me with a dental work and to pay my rent in Bulgaria. My wife even paid for my airplane ticket to the United States. When I received a legal status in the United States, I did not go to school. I decided to work as a Custodian for School Districts, because my wife had a student loan.

I am not a professional woodworker.

I am making simple wooden toys since 2011

There are many pictures of me online with different my face expressions. THEY ARE ALL CORRECT! 


I believe in what is written in the Bible: be quick to listen, slow to speak. The United States of America is not my native land. I am listening!



Places where I go sometimes


San Diego Seaside Scrollers



Lakeside Friends of the Library
All books at the bookstore cost only $2 (or less) per book


My parents and grandparents used to grow a lot of vegetables.
These are some that I tried to grow








My parents grave in Bulgaria





I bought some very good speakers from Walmart. Only $60.24 for a set of two.
This is the link to order them





Sunday, October 7, 2012


We are Jennifer and Ivan Yanev of J.I.Family Toys.  We created J.I.Family Toys in 2011 to provide safe and cute toys for children of all ages.  Ivan is a drafter and a mechanical engineer from Bulgaria that enjoys making simple wooden toys.  Jennifer, in addition to working in education, is the main investor, and the brains of the operation.  Our favorite phrase is "It's a small world after all".

We are thankful to God for new knowledge at Church and for possibilities to study and learn new things at schools and colleges that we can use at work.

We are thankful to you for visiting our site.

Friday, October 7, 2011

These are some 1½” cubes that Ivan made for an order he received.  The person who placed the order is using them at a paper crafting workshop. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jennifer Painting




Ivan is insisting that I post a picture of myself (Jennifer) painting the toys. He really is the talent in the company, but he wants everyone to know that I paint some of the toys.