Hi! My name is Karen. I've been Wife to John for 11 years. And, I am Mom to four boys (my Stairstep Boys) ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. I'm a simple girl at heart and we try to live a fairly simple life in the midst of the noise & chaos that goes along with raising a man clan. I love to bake. I try to garden (I'm fabulous at growing weeds!). I can and freeze some of our own food because it just tastes better. I struggle kind regularly with my weight - losing & gaining, the losing & gaining again. Despite my struggles with food, I do have a desire to eat healthy & as naturally as possible. It's a work in progress! I love old houses & old furniture. I've even tried my hand at refinishing a few pieces of furniture and our house is a work in progress (very slow progress I might add). I'm also fascinated with all things vintage! I get such a thrill from going to auctions & discovering treasures there! I've even started my own local facebook group designed as a forum for folks to buy and/or sell furniture & vintage items. Someday I'd love to have a little shop featuring refurbished furniture & vintage treasures. It's a dream for the future. I love God. I want to know more of Him. Yet sometimes I doubt. Still, I seek and choose to press in to the Mystery.