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. :)

Join us by linking up at Blogging Through the Alphabet.


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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