December 2012


I saw some silly poem on Facebook and thought that this could be a fun way to reminisce a decade of life.

01.01.01 First year of college. . . celebrated the New Year in Ireland.

02.02.02 Second year of college – loved living in the dorm apartments with lots of people to hang out with all the time. We also enjoyed many trips to NYC to hang out for a day.


03.03.03 Finishing up classes and preparing to turn 21 and student teach to finish my BS.

04.04.04 Living in Kansas City, hanging out with friends. Just returned from a trip with Avondale Baptist Church to build a dorm in Brazil.

05.05.05 This was the beginning of the end of the time I spent in Bolivia. We took the 6-12th graders to camp for Outdoor Education.

06.06.06 I was almost engaged to the man of my dreams.

07.07.07 Our first summer married we probably went camping or hiking around 4th of July holiday.

08.08.08 Was right before Nick’s birthday the year I bought and assembled a bench for him.

09.09.09 Fall camping for Labor Day weekend and We spent a weekend in Florence, CO for our anniversary to celebrate 3 years of marriage.

10.10.10 We were photographing Rachel and Chris McKeag’s wedding in Breckenridge.

11.11.11 We spent quite a bit of time in KS with Nick’s brother who started playing for the Wichita Wings.

12.12.12 What a fun way to remember the past 10 years. The joys and struggles and finding love and life together.  I look forward to another decade of memories together.

Kara and Nick 120

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This year Thanksgiving week was bookended by both of us getting the flu. . . not fun. But we did have a great 2 days off together before Kara managed to get sick.  It started with a wonderful walk on Thursday after watching the final half of the Macy’s Parade, we headed outside in the beautiful weather to wander around our neighborhood.  I think about 5 miles later we got home to grab our food and drinks to head to the Curry Family House for lunch.  We enjoyed a traditional lunch with this wonderful family, who is an extension of our family as they have known us since before we got married and are a part of our church family.  Laughter, games, drinks and yummy food: it was a great afternoon.  Then we headed to Nick’s sister’s house where her husband’s mom and sister were also there. We helped make a fondu dinner, though not being hungry at all enjoyed a few yummy bites.  Enjoyed watching some football and holding baby Alexa, then headed home.

Friday, though we did not really feel the need to go shopping, after our fridge purchase from Sears, we had some “free” rewards money to spend, so we headed out to Sears and purchased a pizza cutter.  Fun and exciting I know.  We came home to put of the Christmas tree while watching the traditional White Christmas, then take a nap. We had decided to go check out the Downtown Littleton’s Christmas lighting events that evening before Nick’s brother, Alex’s, soccer game with the Wichita Wings was on.  We didn’t realize the actually lighting didn’t happen until 6:30, the time the game started, so we had to see it later, but headed home to watch the game online.

It was nice not to travel this year but just be home together and taking care of each other.  Happy Thanksgiving!