Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Birthday

Here's me at 31 years old. I have so few pictures of me it's ridiculous. I don't really mind, but I know when I'm older I'll want to know what I used to look like. I look best in Sepia tones. Or black and white... anyway, I thought I would document myself for our blog so that when I publish it, I'll have proof I existed. A few things about myself: I have never had many favorites. No ONE specific color, or animal, or food. I do have favorite shoes, and they are my Doc Martin sandals that I thought didn't exist anymore and my sister-in-law April somehow found some on E-bay for me for Christmas. (Whew- that was a long sentence!) Today is their six month anniversary, and I love them. I seriously almost cried when I opened the box and saw my shoes. But I digress. I enjoy reading, learning stuff, summer vegetables, and Noggin (it's like preschool on TV). I try to be healthy, but love baked goods. I try to be a good wife, mom, and friend, and hope that when I'm not, everyone will forget. I have this fabulous knack for being able to "see" both sides of the story. I often say too much of what I think, and wish I didn't. I have no self control when it comes to peanut butter and dark chocolate. Almost always my first reaction to all questions and suggestions is "no" and I don't know why. I do know I don't like surprises or sudden changes. I have no rhythm, but lots of coordination (that means no timing for music/dancing, but I'm decent at sports). I am horribly independent. I like to be around my whole entire family. I am dependable and responsible. I am easily amused. I remember dates and phone numbers really well. Something funny about me: I'm really good at school. Not necessarily smart, mind you, but a great student. And I remember and understand most things I read or learn about. But there are a few things I just don't "get" no matter how hard I try. I like to put these things into the "magic" category: Electricity. How phones work (sound travels over wires, blah blah blah, but why does my voice sound like mine and not somebody else's, or a robot's???). And let's not even think about cell phones. Computer chips/micro-chips. The Internet.
My worst subject in school was always Biology. I never had a best subject. My FAVORITES were PE and lunch. If I had to choose between taking a test or writing a paper, I choose the test. I'm an awesome test taker. A talent of mine, I think.
If I had a billion dollars I might buy an island or Wyoming or something, but most likely I'd just be all philanthropical (my own new word) and build free daycare centers, free private schools, and set up scholarship funds.
I think that's me in a nutshell. For now.


  1. Happy Birthday! I have enjoyed getting to re-know you through your blog and I think you are a terrific mom and woman. Here's to another great year and getting that house done!

  2. Happy Birthday! You are a great friend, and not one who needs constant attention... wait, sometimes you don't need ANY attention and thats why your a good friend, because your still just THERE for anyone who needs you. Your a great person and I love learning new things from you!

  3. Happy Birthday! Now load up the fam and come over to play! I will bake you a cake or somethin'! Or maybe I can find some dark chocolate and P.B. for you to indulge in while the kids terrorize each other. Sound Fun?

  4. Happy belated birthday Karrie. I think it's pretty cool that we ended up in sorta the same family. I have always admired you for different things including your independence, and humor. I also must mention that you are possibly the most patient woman (3 years and counting!?!?) I sure hope your 31st year is a wonderful one.