Meet Kelsie!


I'm an energetic, happy, and outgoing wife, mama, teacher, and follower of Christ who loves laughing, being outside, and going on adventures. I'm a woman of several passions: teaching, working out, making a house a home, being thrifty, traveling, and cooking. Writing is one of my favorite ways to express myself, and hopefully you will get a little knowledge (or at least a few laughs) out of what I have to say. More than anything, I hope this can be a place where we can be intentional, and share honest conversation about my mission: to love others fiercely, learn new things fearlessly, and live life fully.


This is my husband and best friend, Aaron. He loves me more than I could ever deserve, despite my flaws. He is also a teacher, a musician, a trip planner, and an amazing cook. Not to mention, he does mechanic work on the side, is an Eagle Scout, and loves the Lord. He is kind-hearted and patient with me. People can't help but notice his smile, and he is the most joyful person I know. I got a good one! We met at our church when he was in 8th grade and I was a sophomore in High School. Seven years later, he talked me into going on a date with him, and the rest is history. (But, if you love a good story like I know I do, you should check it out here.) Let's just say, the Lord had us planned out long ago.


Aaron and I were married on June 15th, 2013. Marriage has been the most wonderful, humbling experience and I am blessed to share it with him. Every day I am learning more about myself and about the true meaning of forgiveness and grace. We are getting ready to embark on the journey of parenthood, and we couldn't be more excited! In the meantime, we've really enjoyed our freedom and love trying to travel as much as we can. I've got lots of travel tips to share, and I seriously think I should have considered becoming a travel agent because I enjoy planning our adventures so much (especially our thrifty travel using points!).


After a short stint finishing up my apartment lease for our first few months of marriage, the Hubby and I bought a house in August of 2013. It has been a blast decorating, painting, and making it ours. Decorating a home on a budget is another one of my passions, especially when it involves a fun outdoor space. Other than squirrels in the attic, we have been blessed with few homeowner problems. Owning a home can be hard work, but it's a lot of fun. (For some tips to save a little money while doing it, check out this post.)


I found out that I was pregnant on June 27th, 2016, an on February 23rd, 2017, we welcomed our first child, Eli Robert Kleinmeyer into the world, ten days early. Birthing him wasn't nearly as bad as I expected, and God was good to help me overcome my fears in both pregnancy and childbirth. Eli is the best gift, and we are so in love with him and his little personality. Being a parent is the hardest, best job I've ever had. We are so blessed.


We both serve through a ministry called YoungLife, where we love on kids, meet them where they are, and earn the right to share the Gospel with them. This ministry is our mission and our passion, and we throw ourselves wholeheartedly into the role that the Lord has given us right now. Seriously, I would love to talk more about it with anyone who is interested. Check out this post for more on YL.


That's me in a nutshell! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you find it helpful, encouraging, and entertaining. I look forward to sharing laughter, conversations, and moments with you. Have a wonderful day.

Currently,
Kelsie

12 comments:

  1. This is just the greatest about page and we share a lot in common. I look forward to reading more and getting to know you better! :)

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    1. You are just the best! Thanks so much, Sarah! I am excited for us to get to know each other better as well. I really appreciate you!

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  2. So glad to meet you Kelsie - and I'm happy you reached out to me this morning. YL was very impactful for our granddaughter in high school - she is now a freshman at Liberty University. I am going to link up here, that is, if you don't mind an elder joining you beautiful young women!

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    1. Glad to meet you too! I'm so happy to have you around!!

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  3. What a lovely post and love the pictures. So jealous of the sunny blue sky pics, I waiting for the heating to kick in and wrapped up with several layers. Lovely getting to know you more.

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    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! I always enjoy getting to know other bloggers more!

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  4. I occasionally hop on your blog to read posts and getting to know you/your husband a bit more through this post is so much fun! Wow you guys have (sort of) been together since 8th grade, that is a long time and I think its so wonderful that someone you met through church is now your soulmate!
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad to have you, and I love reading your blog too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. awe I love this! So fun getting to know you and the hubs more! I want to re-do my about me page now!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! It was fun to update it when Eli was born!

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  6. I love this so much, Kelsie! Your wedding photos are also BEAUTIFUL.

    Coming Up Roses

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    1. Thanks so much, Erica! I love all of your wedding photos and your posts :)

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