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October 01, 2017

We Tied the Knot!

We had the time of our lives and the most perfect celebration that was everything we wanted and more. What I remember most from the day was not being able to stop laughing and smiling, until it came time to walk down the aisle. I saw Jeremy and all the kids walking down and the 4 ring bearers and the 9 flower girls and started to cry. It felt so surreal and almost too perfect to be true.

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September 30, 2017

Happy Dashain!

Wishing all of our friends around the world a Happy Dashain, from our family to yours!

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September 24, 2017

The Next Chapter

Everything feels right today. I keep repeating the words, "Thank you, thank you, thank you" in my head. What a gift I've been given to marry the man I love and expand our family with more love than I ever thought possible. I cannot wait for tomorrow, and at the same time I don't want it to come because I don't want the day to be over.

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August 16, 2017

My Oldest Kids Moved Out!

There’s been a major shift in our family these past few months. I think I was in denial about it for a long time, but I'm starting to come around and be able to talk about it without getting emotional. 6 of our 17 to 19 year old young adults transitioned from our home to smaller, independent living apartments. I can’t believe I even just wrote those words. I guess that’s how it happens. One minute you’re telling them to brush their teeth and not watch too much TV and eat their vegetables and helping them with their homework and tucking them into bed, and the next you’re helping move them into their dorms and very own apartments.

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August 16, 2017

We Moved Out! A Reflection by the First Kids to Leave Kopila

We always knew that we would have to move out of Kopila Valley one day- and that the 6 of us, the oldest, would be the ones to do it first. That didn’t make it any less terrifying when Maggie Mom first told us that we had to start “transitioning out” of Kopila Valley. How would we leave the place that we have lived for the last ten years? How would we leave the family that has always cared for us? The family that that loves us unconditionally? It gave us a hollow feeling in the pits of our stomachs to think that we would never again get live at Kopila as we had for the majority of our lives.

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