All About Karen & Gerard

We are happily married and live in Parma, Ohio with two nice cats, Spunky Doodle and Manny. Our first cat, Moe, died 1/1/08 at age 15 1/2. I wrote "My Funny Dad, Harry" in memory of my father right after he died Feb. 16, 2007. We both enjoy reading, sports, and the zoo. I like playing games on (screen name is PlSwts), and participating in online forums. We both love Jesus Christ and trust Him as our personal Savior. I have received great joy from serving Christ in various ministries practically my whole life. I currently teach a 5th grade boys Sunday School Class and we're both on the puppet team at Parma Heights Baptist Church. Gerard likes working in the yard and cleaning the house. I do the banking and feed and care for our cats.
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(Lighting the Unity Candle picture taken by Mike Solomon)

Tidbits about Karen:
(1) I never liked reading until after I was married, then even wrote a book!
(2) I don't cook, never did, don't intend to start anytime soon. My husband married me anyway!
(3) I slept with stuffed animals my whole life (even after I got married) until we needed more space for the cat who joined us on the bed during the night. Cats rule, you know!
(4) I hate high heels, hard to run for buses in them!
(5) I was a Tom Boy growing up--always thought boys had it made and would much rather play with trucks or cars than dolls. Later loved sports rather than reading.

Tidbits about Gerard:
(1) I am the lone wolf, not big on socializing unless you want to talk about Boston sports.
(2) I am very afraid of needles.
(3) I like buying clothes and things for Karen.
(4) I like cleaning, even the basement weekly!
(5) I take Leo, our stuffed lion, along when I go places.
(6) My favorite show is the Bachelor, another topic I am willing to discuss.
(7) Used to be over 300 pounds in high school (FAT), now weight 138-140.

Here are some posts about us you may want to read:
How Gerard and I Found Each Other
Anniversary of The Day We Met
13 Changes In Our Life Since Marriage
Praying Together Again
25 Random Things About Karen
25 Random Things About Gerard
Hubby List First Time Ever Meme
We Still Miss You, Moe
Gerard and Spunky Doodle Playing
8 Things Meme
My Most Romantic Valentine's Day Gift