About

Hi. I’m Karen.

There is nothing I love more than a fresh-baked everything bagel with onion & chive cream cheese – well, except my family and Parks & Recreation. Over the years, I’ve grown from a gawky clutzy girl into an even more awkward woman with the inability to walk without tripping. I live for floundering situations that make for great stories after the fact.

I’ve been married to my college sweetheart since 2004 (we were barely able to drink legally at our wedding). Like most military relationships, we spent the entirety of our engagement and first six months of marriage living thousands of miles apart. Yes, my husband is in the Army but please don’t expect me to say hooah or wax poetic about how spouses have the toughest job in the military. However I love camoflauge as a print so I realize the mixed-message my picture sends.

We have two children and as a family we enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking, and eating food at delicious restaurants. I love how my children constantly remind me that I don’t know near as much about the world as I think I do. We’re currently stationed in Washington DC and take full advantage of living in our nation’s capital. Thanks for visiting And Then We Laughed!