Thursday, May 3, 2012


I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner this week so for all of you visiting my little family blog for the very first time, I figured I would give a quick introduction of who I am.

1.) I'm Katie
2.) I'm 28 years old.
3.) I am married to my husband Daniel and we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary this coming Saturday.
4.) In 2005 I was diagnosed with Crohns disease. I have suffered horribly with it since then and recently had my first resection. A foot of my terminal ileum was removed and I was given two, yes two, ostomy bags. Both of which will hopefully be reversed in a year.
5.) After years of infertility, probably due to my Crohns, I gave birth to our first daughter, Addison Grace, in February 2010.
6.) Three months after Addison's birth, I conceived our second daughter, Cadence Leah. Cadence was born in February of 2011. Yes we have a set of Irish twins.
7.) Due to a layoff in 2010, I am now a stay at home Mommy. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. God gave me two daughters back to back like he did for a reason, and my layoff fell right there along with it for a reason. My health has been a major issue and being home has made things somewhat easier.
8.) I love to cook.
9.) I am a very family orientated person. I'm especially close with my Dad and his side of the family, as well as my mother in law Sue.
10.) I have been home bound for the past year or so. I have only left my home once, by myself, with
both girls. My Crohns has given me such anxiety issues that I was afraid to leave home with the girls without having another adult with me in the car. Now that I have had my surgery, I am looking forward to getting out of the house and doing things with the girls that I have wanted to do for the past two years.

This was us at Christmas this past year. I'm a little thinner, but my face is still nice and puffy from steroid use concerning my Crohns...don't

Thanks for stopping by!! 


  1. Hi Katie! Wow, you are prepared with a great introductory post - thanks! Praise God about your health and babies and life overall! He is so good and faithful. :) I hope the SW Ohio readers of Kelly's blog do end up meeting sometime...would be fun! Blessings!

  2. HI Katie!! I live in Dayton too! I am 37 and have 2 boys 11 and almost 10! :) Crohn's sounds terrible and I'm sorry you're having to deal with that.