Saturday, February 20, 2010


If anyone is still checking this pathetic excuse for a blog, I'll be shocked! But just in case...

We've been in our new house almost a year. I LOVE IT! We are so blessed to have such a great house. It is seriously my favorite place to be in the whole world.

Buying a home has been the most significant change in the last year. Everything else has pretty much stayed the same.

Aaron is still at the same schools--and loving it! The weeks/months go by so rapidly. I'm still doing stuff at church--preaching/teaching occasionally; counseling people weekly; singing with the worship band; and now helping out with youth group again-- and I'm loving it!

This past summer was pretty difficult. My previous caregiver, Anna, quit very suddenly last June. For the entire summer I didn't have a caregiver. My friend, Joy, worked with us helping with housework (which was a HUGE help). In August we tried hiring 2 more caregivers who did not work out at all! And then in September, we hired the greatest caregiver in the history of the world. SANTINA! She is awesome. She always has a great attitude, she's funny, she's a very hard worker...and has only called in sick ONE time since September. We absolutely adore her and hope she sticks around forever!

One other significant change has been the addition to our extended family. Micah Breann was born to Rick and Desiree in September. She is a beautiful wonderful baby! We met her in December when we traveled to Chicago for Christmas. Going to Chicago was our trip for the year. It had been 2 1/2 years since we had been there.

This summer we return for the third and final time to Oregon where Aaron will be able to complete his Masters Degree! I'm so glad he's almost done!

There really isn't any more immediate news. God is beautifully faithful to us. We are in a healthy and prosperous season in our lives and we thank God for his goodness.

May God bless all of you.

(Check us out on Facebook for a more day to day glimpse of our lives!)

Love~ Kari.


Franki said...

I'm still here and reading!! I have not updated my blog in...oh...about a year!!! :)
Your house is so pretty!
Love you!

Nathan said...

I've been checking every day to see if you're blog would be updated! Just kidding...

We will be in Redlands the week of July 5...will you guys be there? if not, will you be able to swing by Redding coming to or from Oregon?

Blessings - love always from the Nobles.

Mat and Joy said...

I miss you! I'm so glad Santina is your caregiver :) Love you!

Christina said...

Pretend this is 11 months ago: "CONGRATS!" Actually I knew about the house but I'm not sure I ever said an official "congrats". I am in denial you've been there almost a year! I had a dream about you guys and your house a few months back. All that stands out is that you chose the best paint colors ever! :)

Wendy said...

Congratz on the beautiful home! How is Sarah now and Amy Labagnara? Amy's website's last blog and guest book sign in is in Sept. 09... With no explanation. I hope everything is okay. I ran into yours and Amy's site in 05-06 after I was in a 'close-call' hit and run which woke me up to the fact of how fragile life can be. Thank you for being a wonderful daughter of the king and blessing so many:) Blessings to you and yours~ Wendy (Hope Chapel, Torrance, CA)