Creative Evil Genius + World’s Greatest (non-evil) Mom
Day in and day out, I am awestruck watching Katie as a wife and mother, and I couldn’t imagine having anyone else by my side to navigate through this life. So, without further ado, and now that that’s been said, let’s get to the fun/weird stuff about “Quirky Katie.”
She often falls asleep at night looking at Pinterest (or whatever the latest kick is) on her phone… She’ll have been in a dead sleep for two hours, and, not kidding, she’ll still be holding her phone up in the air, and her thumb will still be scrolling down the page. I swear to it! On one hand, it’s kind of cute… but, then again, it’s also kind of creepy.
A few other characteristics that make Katie, well, Katie. She’s one of seven kids, the youngest of five sisters, and the girls call themselves the “Buffalo Girls.” They are led by their mother (who looks like she’s still in her 30’s), who’s considered the Chief Buffalo and they live by slogans such as “Buffalo Girls are tough as nails.” This group is comprised of some VERY strong personalities, but, of all of the strong personalities and strong opinions that run rampant amongst the female side of her family, I’ll just say that Katie holds her own.
When we travel to a new and beautiful place, it will take all of ten seconds before Katie gets really chatty and starts casting THE vision for what our lives would look like if we lived there. If we get a wedding inquiry from somewhere beautiful, like near the Mediterranean Sea for example, she’ll have the whole trip planned, before I’ve even replied to the inquiry or know if the numbers will work! But, that’s Katie. She’s a dreamer, she’s a doer, she’s fun, smart, beautiful, she’s hilarious, she’s a ride and the perfect counterpart for me!
She’s an artistic genius and can figure out how to do just about anything by looking at it. She is insanely productive, too. I.e.-, if we decided to clean out the garage- what would take me four days to complete, she could do in four hours- Although, you have to watch her closely with that sort of thing. One time after we married, she threw away two of my paychecks (when I worked at Starbucks) and our marriage license without even realizing it. Fortunately we have similar music tastes. She grew up listening to tons of classic rock and has been on a Cat Stevens kick for a year now. Her favorite movie is Royal Tenenbaums; she flip flops between having blond hair and red hair; and she eats ice cream with a baby spoon.