Introducing Our Family
Karen: It’s My Fault
At least that’s what I’ve thought in the past.
Why we have so many kids. Why we homeschool/unschool. Why we choose alternative health. Why we travel.
But in reality, this has always been a joint adventure. Since we met in northern BC in 1985 and wed just 5.5 months later on Valentine’s Day 1986, I might be the instigator but Everette has always gone along with it. Not at first, but eventually. And I think he’d say he’s happy about our choices. He certainly can’t say his life has been boring since I entered it!
Some things I love:
- my man & the family we’ve built together
- chocolate (but it no longer loves me)
- baked cheesecakes
- barefoot in the sand
- our freedom lifestyle
- snuggling under a down duvet
- reading books
- essential oils
- the colour green
- a massage
- fingers running thru my hair
- sound of water (i.e. waterfalls, waves, rivers)
- being pampered
- eating out (Indian, Thai etc)
Everette: He Comes Around
And then he’s eternally grateful (for the most part). Like back around 2006 when he told me insistently that he would never ever EVER go to Mexico, and most certainly never drive there.
Today, he loves spending time in Mexico, and finds driving in the big cities invigorating, challenging…and in a crazy way, logical!
Things he loves:
- coffee and green tea (but not together)
- exploring new places
- sunrises & sunsets
- red wine
- big salads
- bbq ribs
- blue jeans
- cowboy boots
- collecting pics of me on his phone
- cold beer on hot afternoon
- building things with his hands
- blue cheese
- funny youtube videos
- the ‘golden oldies’ tunes
- chatting with strangers
- reading sailing magazines
The Rest of the Family
We started building our family just 2 weeks after we wed. No, it wasn’t planned that way, but…
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
Check them out… our 9 kids, their Significant Others and the grandkids.
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