I am a 34-year-old stay-at-home mom to four wonderful kids: Alex, 9; Kendra, 8; Hannah, 5; and Anthony, 3. I also tend my adorable niece Abbie (1) two to three days each week. Before babies, I was an elementary-school teacher, and I find myself missing it sometimes. I volunteer a lot at my kids’ school, and it fills my need for now. I am the daughter of two teachers, and the eldest of five children whose names all start with the letter “K”. I like having responsibility for people and things, but I’m not a control freak. (At least I don’t think I am. Oh, how horrifying it would be if I was wrong!)
My husband and have been married for 13 years. We met on a blind date when I was attending Brigham Young University and he was two days home from an LDS mission to Germany. Our first date was December 29, we got engaged on March 17, and we were married in June. (If one of my kids does that, at age 20, I’ll kill them. LOL, kidding) My husband works for Riverton Motors, a Chevrolet dealership, where he is consistently one of the top five salesmen. He dreams about owning their new crossover-SUV, the Traverse, while I’m happy with the Cavalier he currently drives, which is already paid off. I’m a killjoy, I know. (Update: Traded in the Cavalier for a pretty taupe Impala over the summer. Still wants the Traverse.)
On an average day, you’ll find me doing mom things like carpooling, cleaning house, playing games, reading stories, singing songs and changing diapers. After my kids go to bed, I love to spend time on the computer, cross-stitching, reading, playing the piano, watching mindless television and sleeping. (One of the biggest surprises of motherhood has been the utter lack of quality sleep. Who knew?)
I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). My husband and I were married in the temple and I try very hard to live in a way that honors the covenants I made with my Heavenly Father. My current calling is Relief Society counselor responsible for Home, Family and Personal Enrichment. I love it, but it’s a doozy. (If I had my choice, I’d be the Primary chorister.)
I am really quite boring, although sometimes I feel like my whole life is a comedy of errors. I like to make people laugh, as long as they’re laughing with me. (That distinction is very important.) I am fairly shy and reserved when I meet new people, or in large groups. I’m sure it’s because I’m lacking self-assuredness. I love having visitors, and it is both humbling and exciting to read your comments and realize that you choose to read about me and my random musings. Deep down, I always feel like a huge dork. *grin*
That’s me, in a nutshell. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to comment (and feed my ego!).