Hi! I'm Karla, and I'm so happy you've wandered onto my blog where I'm likely to ramble about anything that catches my interest. I'm an avid reader, life-long learner, and most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. Over the years my plans have not always turned out the way I expected them to, but I've found life to be a joyful adventure.
I have been married to my college sweetheart, Lyle, since 1985. He is my best friend and favorite driver. We love to go on road trips whenever we can. We both think we'd love to just live on the road, but so far that hasn't worked out. Instead, we make our home in the panhandle of Idaho, where gorgeous scenery and miles of back roads are within a half days' drive in any direction.
Laura and Becky, who bring much joy into our lives every day. We are currently in the Golden Years of Parenting, when our children are pretty much all grown up, but still living at home. I have been privileged to homeschool the girls from the very beginning. Laura graduated in 2011, and Becky will graduate in 2014. Then it will be on to a new season of life for me.
writing a novel. I'm working on a coming-of-age story set in Oklahoma during the Great Depression, inspired by my Grandmother's letters and diary. For 18 years I published a monthly newsletter for my extended family, as well as two family cookbooks. I have always enjoyed researching my family history and collecting our stories.
Dad pastored several different churches during our growing up years. I've been privileged to live in 11 different states, and I've been in 39 of the 50. I always thought it was fun to move. Maybe that's why I think it would be cool to be full-time RVers. So many places yet to visit.
I'm honored that you are interested in what I've shared. I hope you'll stop by again frequently!