Wife to @LukeKlo
Biola Conservatory Class of '16
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•• A very fun and new hobby of mine has been to bake cupcakes. Specifically @cupcakejemma cupcakes🍰 Today's special is the Cherry Bakewell Cupcake🍒 and oh my goodness...it's delicious. So yummy and so fun to make! Look out @gracechurchmd, this is coming for you tonight! #cupcakejemma
Happy Birthday to this amazing man! I love you deeply Caleb and I am a lucky girl to have you as my brother❤️ Thank you for always making me smile:) Enjoy the rest of your golden birthday😉🎉
•• This is my mom. She has taken care of me for 27 years. Down to every last detail. I've learned how to appreciate beauty, how to nurture a plant from seed to sprout, how to love dogs almost more than people, how to cook without a book, how to make the dreamiest bed, how to find the perfect shade of pink, how to see hope in what looks hopeless, how to dream big, and even how to tie the perfect bow🎀 But most importantly, my mom has taught me how to humbly walk through trials. Without her guidance and unconditional love, I'd be lost. She is my hero, my "woman I want to be" and my dearest friend. Thank you for loving me, and for tying the perfect bow on my wedding day💕
•• yesterday I got to show my west coast boy a true east coast covered bridge🙌🏼❤ I just love these covered bridges so much! Such a quintessential Maryland experience:)
"True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word “friendship.” ...The friend in need is the friend indeed, and such friends I say again, are scarce. When thou hast found such a man, and proved the sincerity of his friendship; when he has been faithful to thee, grapple him to thyself with hooks of steel and never let him go...It takes a great deal of friendship to be able to tell a man of his faults. It is no friendship that flatters; it is small friendship that holds its tongue when it ought to speak; but it is true friendship that can speak at the right time..." - Charles Spurgeon could not have described my precious friend in better words if he tried. This is you, Karina. Every word and more! You are a gift and have faithfully walked through some of the most painful and joyful days of my life. I love you deeply and can't wait till you're in much kitchen again!💗💕🎉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
•• I first met the most handsome baseball player I'll ever lay eyes on while living in CA...and now, that handsome ball player is my Valentine for life and I'm truly the luckiest girl alive💗 especially because I got a California guy to move to Maryland!! He really must love me😉 It has been one heck of a first year and a half of marriage with all the challenges that have come our way, but there is no one I'd rather struggle through and enjoy life with than this handsome man of mine! ⚾️💗 #marryaballplayer#youwillthankmelater😁
•• finally, after 5 months of visiting where his body lay, we have a stone in place. I know his soul is with our King, but there is some sort of peace found in going to visit his grave. I don't know how it's possible that our hearts hurt even more than they did the day he died, but they do. And we miss him...unspeakably so. I pray my mom's dates stay empty for many many more years. It's hard to see, but the verse on his stone is Revelation21:4 for anyone who wants to know❤ #themaninthearena
•• nothing like a little sleepy puppy to brighten your day☺❤
•• 2 years ago today, the love of my life, my best friend and partner till the end, asked me to marry him. By far, the best decision I ever made was saying yes on that cliff in Palos Verdes. I'll never get tired of staring at this beautiful ring and the handsome man who gave it to me! I love you Luke, thank you for asking😘❤💍 (And thank you @lydiajane for the beautiful photo💗📷)
•• if I have to be snowed in, I'd rather be snowed in with him❤☺ and Gracie of course!
•• documenting his first snow❄️ welcome to the east coast my love, where it even snows at the beach!❤😘
•• Classic Landscaping - always and forever the 6th member of my family growing up. I've been thinking a lot this past week as I write and dream about my goals and desires for 2017, and my father has been heavily on my mind. His goals every year seemed so simple, yet his quiet resolve could never be deterred. As we look back at his completed goal sheets from previous years, it's encouraging to see that it's possible to remain faithful and accomplish your goals. He set new goals every year, and every year he worked hard to complete them. But really, it all started when he was a young man with a dream to work hard, and with dedication, build something great. He started Classic Landscaping in 1979 with little more than a lawn mower and a level of courage most of us do not possess. The man who knew he would suffer physically his whole life - never be able to run and jump and skip up the stairs after his children, contract every common cold and flu going around, and eventually die young - grew that single lawn mower into hundreds of mowers and other equipment, and even opened an office in two states. God blessed absolutely everything he touched. This company was his first child and through it, he provided for his family- most importantly, his wife. My mom was/is so intimately cared for and loved by him...it's truly incredible. In his death, we are all cared for and reminded of his love every day when we look up the hill and see all those red trucks. He loved each of the men who worked for him and treated them with respect and dignity. And in return, they remain dedicated to him, even in his absence. He was a good man who loved courageously and did more in his shortened life than most do in a full lifetime. God gave us more years then we (even his doctors) thought possible...but I still wish we had more time. Starting a new year without you, dad, is more painful than I imagined. But I am setting goals just like you taught me, and in honor of you, I will truly work to accomplish them.