May 25, 2017


After 8 years of blogging, I never intended on taking a leave of absence, but it just kinda happened.
Since my last post back in February, we’ve celebrated Emma’s successful first year of college. She made the Dean’s List both semesters and she even had a wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Ireland at the end of winter semester with the Social Work department.
We’re so proud of her ability to juggle academia and working two jobs. She’s pretty darn incredible. 

I recently celebrated my 49th birthday. How the heck did that happen? And we’re getting ready to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on Memorial Day. We aren’t doing anything super exciting for our milestone, but we’ll be heading to my “happy place” Aframe and I can’t wait to unplug and get away from work.

Speaking of the Aframe, it’s in the midst of a huge exterior renovation. It now has all new windows and is in the process of getting siding.

We had hoped to save the original exterior wood and repaint, but it was too far gone and Mother Nature kept finding a way to sneak inside. With us enjoying the lake year-round, we decided to go with siding so that we didn’t have any more surprises.

Our next big celebration is Josie’s 11th birthday. If you’ve been a long time follower, you know how much I enjoy party planning.

We’ll be going ALL OUT with a Harry Potter themed event early June. Stay tuned! I can’t promise how often I’ll keep this updated, but I’ll try to do a better job.  Virtual "hugs" from Kim K.


Anonymous said...

yay, so glad to see you back! happy anniversary and birthday!

Lynne said...

Surprise and Glee . . .
So happy to hear from you.
Proud of Emma and exciting news about her two semester Dean's List
and the trip to Ireland too! Social Work interest, I like!
And look at Josie . . . eleven years old already!
(Happy Birthday (soon) sweet girl!)
Happy Birthday Kim
Happy 25th Anniversary
Happy A-Frame makeover . . ,
I have missed you Kim . . .
But know what a busy life you have . . .
Love ~

Jboo said...

I've missed you - but happily have seen you on IG so am not totally forlorn without you! So many cool things going on in your family! Have fun at your happy place! But really, how can it be Memorial Day already?!!! xoxo

Margaret said...

Love all the great news! You all deserve it and more!

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

So very happy to see you posting and hear all the good news. Josie looks so grown up since your last photo of her. Please keep us updated on everyone. Congratulations to Emma....terrific news about her first year. Patty Mc

Dorinda said...

I missed you and your beautiful family !!! Congratulations all around ~ so much to be celebrated! Will look forward to your next post Hugs, Dorinda

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