grow your blog
my name is Kara
which as I girl I didn't like in the least because it was so different
however, i have embraced my uniqueness and love my name now.
it means pure or friend in Irish Gaelic.
I live on a rather tiny island in Massachusetts with my best friend, the man of my dreams. We have known each other since we were 11 but took a circuitous route finally getting together. We have a kooky jaberwocky family with children ranging in ages between 6 and 27...some are mine, some are his and some we have sort of accumulated along the way. One big happy family and in our home we: love each other, play guitars and piano, sing songs, go to school, spend time in our pajamas when we can, cook great food, drink tea and vodka and sometimes wine, play games together, take walks on the beach and in the wood, watch the sunrise and set over the Atlantic ocean, work, pet the dog, take naps, look out the window at the Ocean and the view, watch the sunrises and the sunsets, smell the flowers, eat by candlelight, learn, laugh,
if you are interested in following my blog
please scroll down to the very bottom of the page.
What a lovely family you have! And I enjoyed your family gatherings as you described them...including the cooking, vodka and sometimes wine! And thank you for sharing those deep peaceful words above. Blog on...ReplyDelete
Welcome to the party Kara. I am Kathy of Kathyinozarks and one of Vicki's helpers this morning. You have a beautiful family and sounds like an awesome place to live-glad to meet you.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the party!
What a beautiful family you have. Great party here and I am one of your newest followers.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to reading more about your life and how school is going for you. I too plan on goi g back to school at 52. Your newest follower from GYB. Hope youll visit me sometime at www.littleputtylittlepaint.blogspot.com. stay warm!ReplyDelete
Lovely introduction. I live alone in the mountains in upstate NY. I commute to town 30 miles to work. Retired from science, I am now an attorney (I consider myself a peacemaker and warrior rolled into one) I write poetry to cope and find peace. I'm glad to meet you.ReplyDelete
Hi Kara, You have a beautiful family. It must be so cool living my the ocean. Thanks for visiting my blog today.ReplyDelete
Judy in Colorado
Hi Kara...ty for visiting my blog. Nice to visit yours as well. Your blog and photos are lovely!ReplyDelete
Hi Kara....ty for visiting my blog. Nice to see yours as well. You have a lovely blog and the photos are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Glad to find your pretty blog. I live on the Atlantic too, but down a bit :) in Oriental, NC -- sailing capitol of this state. Beautiful photos and beautiful family.ReplyDelete
Hi from the UK. I am visiting through the GYB party. What a great idea it is! I've really enjoyed reading about your life and family. I love your "mission statement" in the header. It gets to the heart of the matter. I enjoy my family, my crafting (quilting, knitting) and meeting with my friends. I would love you to visit my blog if you have timeReplyDelete
Hi Kara! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog! I've had a tour through your blog and have enjoyed your posts very much. It sounds like a lot of fun in your busy household. I'll be following you as well (after commenting). I have a SIL with the name Cara, and don't think it unusual at all ;) Wendy xReplyDelete
You have a beautiful name and a beautiful family! I always wanted a name other than Mary.. because Mary is so common. But now i love it. I think it's true for a lot of us when we're young.. that we want other than what we have. Appreciation seems to come with age. I know it has for me.. :)ReplyDelete
I am all for simplicity. I grew up on the Atlantic coast in England. Now I live on the Pacific coast in British Columbia. The water smells different but the rythms are the same. Your words beneath the comments have warmed my heart and stilled my mind. Visiting from the GYBP.ReplyDelete
Your name is beautiful, So nice to meet you through the GYB party, and I adore the saying at the top of your blog.ReplyDelete
So glad you popped by! Another Massachusetts friend.ReplyDelete
i love your blog - great pics - you look so glamours. ( :ReplyDelete
big big hugs.
So happy to meet you today Kara! I am definitely following alone with you.. Your home life sounds wonderful and blessed....I am excited about visiting with you and getting to know you better.. Blessings!ReplyDelete
Lovely to stop in and spend some time with you.......next time I will make sure I'm in time for the pyjama party LolReplyDelete
Hugs from Sharm in Australia
www.the7pillarshome.blogspot.com Or. www.countryfragrance.blogspot.com Depending on how you feel lol
Hi Kara, love your name and the meaning of it. Love your blog and it sounds that you have a lot of fun with your family (in Germany these families like yours are called "patchwork family"). I wondered how you could see sunset AND sunrise over the Atlantic but then I remembered you had written above that you live on an island ;-)ReplyDelete
I will be one of your new followers, too, as I want to learn more about your life!
Take care, Tina
A beautiful overview of you and your wonderful family.ReplyDelete
I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you and your family. Please give your dog a hug too! Music soothes the soul so it is good the family has instruments nearby. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna
You have a lovely family and your blog is so peaceful that I will have to come back again for another visit. I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. What a wonderful idea this was. Have a great day.
Greetings from Nova Scotia , I am visiting from the GYb party and am now a follower , I enjoyed my visit .ReplyDelete
:) God bless you always and people who are meant to be together.... you know............destiny has a way of bringing hem together and god always looks after them. take care and stay blessed.ReplyDelete
Good Morning! I'm a happy new follower via GFC!ReplyDelete
Your life sounds ideal.ReplyDelete
I too live on the sea, but not an island, and on a different ocean.
I look forward to seeing more beautiful photos after I visit all of the blogs at the GYB party.
It's lovely to meet you at Vicki's party!
Well at least they gave you a feminine name. I got Shane - and everyone said... but that's a boys name. It means God’s gracious gift.
You've told your story beautifully and what a gorgeous family - you are giving them the best things in life wrapped in a blanket of loving security.
I'm following you now so I'll be back again when this party quietens down!
I would love you to come over and meet me and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
In the meantime have fun and enjoy the party!
Hey Kara, Your photography is stunning and I love how simple you keep your blog posts. All focused on your gorgeous photography. It has been nice meeting you.ReplyDelete
I love your poems & images!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your story & your blog. I've finally finished the under 50 blogs & am on to the 50-100 blogs! Wow. This GYB event is cool. Please visit embroidery blog if you are so inclined. (I'm in the 1st set.)
Your photos are stunning. And your writing is so soothingly beautiful. I enjoyed learning a little about you and your family from your blog. Thanks you for sharing. Happy hopping!ReplyDelete
Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I don’t have a lot of blog time in. but I like all things creative n thrifty. I respond with Deep peace of gratitude for you for sharing your words of peaceful thoughts