*We are a family living in the Portland, Oregon area.
*I am Kara, the primary contributor to The Chuppies…though most of my writing is inspired by the rest of the crew.
*I met Jason in college and we have been married going-on-16-years.
*We have 5 kiddos (4 here and 1 in Heaven). Our daughter, Selah, died from the disease Pompe in 2008 and we eagerly await time with her in Heaven someday.
*Three of our children are biological and two are adopted.
*Prior to being home with the little guys, I taught high school English, Speech, and was a Reading Specialist (though you wouldn’t know it from all of the errors I find after I hit “publish”).
*We homeschool part time (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and the big kids go to a school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The whole school follows this pattern. It’s called a University Model.
*Our current pet status is: 1 dog, 117 stickbugs, 83 Madagascar Hissers, 4 chickens, 2 guinea pigs and we currently have praying mantis eggs waiting to hatch.
*Right now I’m mostly sharing here, but I also write for The Better Mom website and No Ordinary Blog Hop and from time-to-time I get asked to write a guest-post elsewhere. Whether or not I can do it, depends on how far behind I am on the laundry…
*Above all else…we love God and desire to live for Him with an eternal perspective. We know our relationship with Him is completely dependent on the redemption that took place when Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised with triumphant victory over sin. We believe the Bible is God’s Word and that God gave it to us as the ultimate authority in our lives. Our desire is to love God more and more, to find our purpose and satisfaction in Him and we ask Him to help us let our light shine before others, so that they may see our good works and most importantly, give glory to our Father who is in heaven
*We fail on a daily basis and are constantly thankful for 1 John 1:9:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Thank you so much for stopping by!