Sunday, May 6, 2012

K is for Karen

I am continuing my blog through the alphabet with Marcy from Ben and Me with this post about me!   it's not that easy to come up with K words and since my name starts with K thought that might be fun.  So here goes.



I am 44 years old. (How did that happen?)

On June 8th, my husband and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary.

My husband and I met when we were in high school when we both got jobs at a new Papa Gino's.  I wasn't really looking for a job but a friend of mine was.  The lady that did my interview and later called me to offer me a job intimidated me and I was afraid to say I wasn't interested.  LOL  (My friend didn't take the job.)

My husband and I have 10 children (we've also lost 2 to miscarriage).  We have 8 daughters and 2 sons.  The boys are in the middle.  Our oldest is 19 and the youngest is 2.

We  have always homeschooled.

I love Jesus for all he has done for me.

I was raised a Baptist and continue in the faith.

I am a musician.  I sing and play the guitar.  I used to play the oboe, flute and alto sax.  (I miss the oboe.)  I also have experience as a choir director.  I traveled to Sweden and Canada with a singing group when I was in my early 20s.

I went to college for early childhood education, changed my mind and was accepted into the music program for voice and classical guitar but ultimately ended up majoring in math.  I dropped out when I got married with about a year left to go.  I do not regret that.

My younger son has Down syndrome.  We didn't know he had Down syndrome until he was born.  He also had a congenital heart defect and had open heart surgery when he was 4 months old.

I love knitting.  It's a new hobby for me. I am addicted. I also like other crafts such as crocheting and sewing.  I really enjoy making things.

I love to read.  I especially love reading on my Kindle (and now my iPod touch too.)

I've lost just over 66 lbs in the last 19 months....and am still working at it.

I have one sister. She is a year younger than I am but she was moved up to 1st grade after 7 weeks of Kindergarten so we were always in the same grade.  Many people thought we were twins or that I was the younger one...she is taller than I am.

I may add to this if I think of more things. :)

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5 comments:

Amanda in RI said...

You were too scared to turn down the job...ROFLOL That's awesome.

Karen said...

Actually it's pathetic but true. LOL

Kirsten @ homeschool discoveries said...

I have a "K" name too, so I took the same route you did. Since I also got stuck on "J", I took the really easy way out and claimed the same post for "J" since my middle name is Joy! I like reading fun tidbits about people's lives...I guess getting a little window into someone else's life is one of the fun things about reading blogs!

Kym Thorpe said...

I have a "K" name too, but decided not to write about myself. LOL I really enjoyed getting to know you better through this post! How sweet that you were too scared to turn down the job - and then met your husband there. Love it!

Nicole said...

What a great post! So glad to meet you!

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