Our Crazy Price Life
So My name is Karena and I am married (17 years) to the world’s most wonderful husband & father! Zach and I began dating in high school my junior year ( I am 1 year older than him) and we have been together ever since!! Zach is my best friend and I can’t imagine him not being in my life. He is a great father and great husband. I can be a little more loud and outgoing and Zach tends to be more on the quiet and reserved side but this is good we have a nice balance between the two of us!!
~~ I am a Wife, Mom, Daughter, Granddaughter, Aunt, Cousin, Friend,
~~ I am Blessed, Fun, Lazy, Crazy, Loud, Quiet, Shy, Outgoing
~~ I am a doer of all things! I love to volunteer in our community and lend a helping hand when I can. I am involved in our local Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic sorority. I work at our family heavy duty truck and trailer repair shop as the office manager. I am a great fundraiser / event planner so my friends tell me! I am a football, baseball, basketball, track, cross country, dance, cheer, and soccer mom!! I love to spend time with my family. Some of our favorite places are Panama City Beach, FL and Smoky Mountains, TN.. I love photography and wish I had more time to do it. Being outside is a plus as long as the bugs aren’t being bothersome! You might often find us driving down a back road looking for deer. ( we live in Indiana and my husband hunts) We love Notre Dame and most importantly Notre Dame Football. Once season starts our Saturdays are spend watching our Irish play Football!! We love Football Saturdays!! I love to bake and cook but only when its cold outside!! I wish I had more artistic ability… I can’t even cut a straight line!
The Man of this Crazy bunch!! His name is Zach and we all love and adore him very very much!! He completes us! He loves the outdoors He loves to hunt! (I think he would do it all year long) He loves the Irish thanks to me!! And most importantly he loves all of us!!
~~ Our Crazy bunch of kids!!
Kaden age 16 our first born is amazing!! He is the most kind and caring kid I have ever met! He is always thinking of others and wanting to lend a helping hand.. Kaden loves all sports he keeps us running from Track to Basketball to Baseball to Football and camps in between he always has a ball in his hand.. I can only imagine what our Kaden will accomplish in his life. We are always telling him no dream is to big.. You Can! Kaden is currently a Junior in high school! This year Kaden gave up his love for Football and joined the Cross Country team. Kaden loves to run and he is really good at it. His goal is to run at a collegiate level!! This year Kaden plans to focus on the running and only do Cross Country and Track!
Our Sweet Zoie Derline 7 year old is our Haitian princess… We learned about Derline in April of 2011 and committed to adopt her in May of 2011. Derline is such a sweetheart and she loves to show off. She has the most wonderful smile and she is always happy! From the moment we meet her it was like she had always been a part of us. Zoie has been home with us since December 15,2015 prior to that we had been to Haiti 7 times to visit and spend time with her! She is sassy classy and a bit smart assy!!! She loves being outside and she loves all sports, dance and cheer!
Mr. Juvens 10 years old has the most infectious smile I have ever seen! This kid is always smiling and how could you have a bad day when you see that smile! We meet Juvens at the orphanage in August of 2011 It wasn’t until a few days later when Zach and I sat looking out over a tent city as Derline slept in our hotel room that Zach said maybe we are suppose to adopt a boy.. We ask a few other families if they knew of any boys and then we learned that Juvens still needed a family! At that moment we knew god was talking to us telling us he is your son! We committed to Juvens in September of 2011 after coming home and talking to the boys about it. Juvens is so easy going he loves being around people and he loves smiling! Juvens came home on December 15, 2015 we had visited Juvens 6 times in Haiti before he came home. Since coming home Juvens has struggled with PTSD, ODD, RAD the past traumas in his life were BIG and REAL and he is currently inpatient at a treatment center to help him work through his tough early years of his life living in Haiti. We still get to visit Juvens and talk to him on the phone and we feel he is starting to do better! We pray that one day he will get to come back home and live with our family again. Its all in Gods hands HE KNOWS!
Sweet Izabella Sophia 7 years old our 2nd Haitian princess! Sophia is a mamas girl and I will take it! I loved holding Sophia on our first visit with her. She didn’t want much to do with daddy but I am sure in time she will come around! She loved Zoie Derline they are friends most of the time! She is shy and timid but she really is a loving little girl. You just have to break through that wall and then you are hooked!! I am so so happy she let me break through that wall with in the first few minutes of meeting her. Bella came home on December 15, 2015 we had been to visit her 6 times in Haiti. Bella loves Peanut Butter, Lemonade and pretty clothes! She loves to be outside and she will play sports but she is also perfectly happy sitting inside watching tv or snuggling up with a blanket!
Angel Babies In Heaven we lost at 10 weeks along on August 23, 2013. This was a surprise pregnancy but when we lost this precious angel our hearts ached and we took heart in knowing our baby was now with Jesus in heaven and we would see her again some day. April 10, 2015 we lost our second baby at about 8 weeks along… Again our hearts ache for the loss but rejoice for our baby now in the arms of Jesus! December 20, 2016 we lost another baby 8 weeks along the pain doesn’t seem to leave it just gets a little easier!