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Rachel Vontungeln 15

I haven’t blogged in forever and I owe myself an apology.  I need this blog.  For posterity’s sake (my memory is shot) and to get my feelings out.  Feelings. I sound like such a bitch.  Feelings. FML.

I texted my landlord in December to see if she had any larger homes for rent and within a few weeks I was starting to move my kids and all of our crap to a new home in Northeast Denver. Continue reading “2016 is here and so are we” »

This kid, with a head full of curls, turned 10!  I can’t believe it has been ten years since he was born at home, in Colorado Springs.  I feel like I’ve lived 5 lifetimes since then.  He’s a very smart kid who wanted a camera and a small soda fridge for his room.  He took this picture with his new camera.  Love him!

Last night Rachel and other students at Fletcher Miller School were honored by having their art featured in a show in the Corner Gallery at the Lakewood Cultural Center.  I have a lot of respect for her art teacher, Jenni, as you really have to think outside of the box to teach a blind person to create art beyond finger paints, wikki sticks and tactile stickers.  I’m really proud of both Rachel and her teacher and going to the show was a very sunny moment for me.  I tried to take her picture with her art and her certificate but she, much like her mother, was a bit of a shit about it.  LOL.

We also took a look (those of us that can see) at an artist, Chris Kreig, who had a really cool “BIG” exhibit, I put in a couple of his pieces with Julie posing at the bottom.

Rachel with her art and certificate of awesomeness!

Rachel with her art and certificate of awesomeness!

Rachel with Jenni the Art Teacher and Bob the Principal of Fletcher Miller

Rachel with Jenni the Art Teacher and Bob the Principal of Fletcher Miller

Julie standing in front of some really cool art by Chris Kreig

Julie standing in front of some really cool art by Chris Kreig

(Photo above: My 3 living children Geocaching in Denver (2017)

Above:  Myself and 4 kiddos dressed up at a car show for Halloween in 2016.

Hola! My name is Kat Wasabi and I am a website manager (content / creative) for customers all over the United States with Geek Media. My name really really is Kathryn Wasabi, I had it legally changed from Kathryn Vontungeln when my divorce was finaly

My oldest child, Rachel, died at age 16 from a rare brain disease called Juvenile Batten Disease. My 3 other children are totally (as far as I know) healthy and awesome. Halloween is our favorite holiday! <3

In my spare time, I like to take my kids on road trips and go 4-wheeling.  I have also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Juvenile Batten Disease Research. I am a proud vegan and have converted my children. Vegan for the animals!

We live just outside of Denver, Colorado with Mittens the cat.