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December 14, 2004

Who is K of K's Café?

Updated June 29th, 2008.

Short Version:

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).

Longer Version:

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.

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And you are a marvelous, caring daughter who makes me laugh, makes me sing, and sometimes causes me to stand on my head... which I sometimes do, but only when I am very happy! I love you and I wish we lived closer!

Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Jan 4, 2005 2:49:32 AM

Hmm, I could not find a link to an e-mail address for you here (assuming that this was the 'about' section like a profile), but I did want to let you know that my blog address has changed for the time being to http://rdphelp.blogspot.com/. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Posted by: randall | Jul 28, 2005 3:33:22 AM

K, I was wondering who hosts your blog? Is it a free weblog?
Let me know.

Posted by: Leah | Apr 12, 2006 5:16:49 AM

No, I pay http://www.typepad.com.

There is a free trial (one month I think), then you have to pay $4.95 per month for basic service, or up to $14.95 per month for all the features. I started with the free trial, then paid $4.95, then eventually upgraded to the $14.95 plan because I wanted more flexibility and to be able to have a comments RSS feed. You can compare all the features that go with the three plans here: http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/compare

Posted by: Katherine | Apr 12, 2006 2:34:20 PM

K- You have an absolutely darling blog here, lovely photos and I love your absolutely refreshing faith in God and your love for your family. Take care and best wishes!

Posted by: Tabitha | Apr 26, 2006 11:31:35 PM

Our dream is for Hubby to finish grad school, and then be able to get a job (teaching) and live in France. So to see y'all there. . . Very encouraging! I've enjoyed your blog so much.

Posted by: TulipGirl | May 11, 2006 3:14:25 AM

I was thinking of you this week (don't know what brought you to my mind, other than the Holy Spirit), so I looked up your BLOG to see how you were doing. I guess I'll have to read the archives! Will look to find the archive that
describes your new schooling "adventure".

Praying for your today!

Posted by: Debbie Shirey | Sep 18, 2006 5:04:52 AM

Sent a message to the last email address I had for you. We're back discussing a move abroad and want to ask some questions. Can you email me? (Don't know etiquette about putting emails in blog texts so I'll be conservative.)

Posted by: Jeannette Foley | Oct 15, 2006 2:21:55 PM

i am a writer for esquire magazine. we are doing a big piece on Gov. Bobby Jindal. He is being honored as one of 75 important people of the 21st century (it is esquire's 75th anniversary. I think you knew him back when? could i interview you?

Mike Sager
writer at large

Posted by: mike sager | May 8, 2008 4:52:39 PM

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