Updated June 29th, 2008.
K = Katherine, me
David = husband, since 1993
Jason = son, born 1994
Emily = daughter, born 1998
New Home as of July 2008 = Zürich, Switzerland
Home Until Then = Berkshire, England (July 2006 - June 2008)
Previous homes = Southern France (1 yr), California (10 yrs), Chicago (10 mos), New Hampshire (1.5 yrs), college in Massachusetts. Grew up in Geneva, Switzerland (15 yrs). Born in Massachusetts (2 yrs).
I am a very satisfied, thrilled wife. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be than my husband's wife. David shows the care, love, tenderness and grace of God to me daily. He's also very interesting, and keeps introducing me to new phrases I've never heard of. We love traveling together, both grew up in Europe, and met through singing in Christian a capella groups in college in New England.
I am the blessed mother of the two children mentioned above. We've tasted many brands of education:
- private Christian preschool
- U.S. public school in California for 2 years
- private Christian for 1.5 years
- homeschooling for 2.5 years
- French public school for 1 year, AKA French language immersion studies, or how-to-become-bilingual
- private international school in Britain which features the International Baccalaureate
- as of August 2008: international schools in Switzerland with option for I.B. or AP tracks
We've enjoyed parts of all of these, and have learned/are learning so much. My husband and I both attended international schools in Europe growing up and gained much from the experience.
I grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, although I am an American citizen. My husband has lived in Brazil, Belgium, Germany, France, and various states in the USA, and he's American, too. We combined our heritage to make our children one quarter Polish, with the rest a mish-mash of English, French, German, Irish, and Swedish, or maybe Latvian. The reason David and I got to live in so many interesting places growing up was not due to most people's first two guesses (military or missionary). Our dads simply worked for international companies and were transferred. The reason we now get to take our kids to live in fun different places is the same. David is (generally speaking) in the computer business.
I like my husband, French, movies, francophone movies, games, chocolate, hiking, skiing, singing in harmony, reading novels for hours without interruption, details, spelling, grammar (let me know where all my mistakes lie), puzzles, purple, flowers, travel, crosswords, petting other people's cats and looking at other people's dogs, and learning what the Bible has to say about life.
I also like information, writing, and sharing connections, and so, inspired by Julie Leung, I began this weblog on May 26th, 2004. It's a fun way to spread news, thoughts and photos to family, friends, and any other interested parties. Welcome to the party.