Kitchen table legacy began at a football game . . . really. That bit of information and  a  few other things will tie this all together for you.

Back in 1980 something, Ken Karmie called me, the new girl at school, to suggest I watch him play football on Friday night.

Yes. He. Did.     He was number 34 by the way and yes, I did go to that game.

Some twenty or so years later, our son was a senior playing football.ktl football seniors 2 24 14

They were in the were in the playoffs. His sisters, friends and family geared up in the Karmie’s Army finery each Friday night to cheer on the team.

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We had an awesome group of Senior Moms (and Dad’s) and each Friday after the game we would have a bonfire. I had a wooden cheese board/tray that I lugged to the bonfires.  Once the cheese board was out you knew the stories would begin. Lauri R suggested we should have a virtual TV show . . . The Football Moms of Lake Township. Oh my the stories,we would tell.   Well, I wasn’t sure about the realm of reality TV but I sure thought we should at least start a blog.  There you have it, the IDEA was born.

One of my personal goals is to keep in touch with all of those people in our lives. I thrive on having my family and freinds around and “just visiting.”  Thanks to technology some of my closest friends are not right next door anymore.  Virtual cups of coffee have come to be the norm.

Another goal of mine is pass on to my girls (and son) those things that I learned and that I want them to learn.  In the hustle and bustle of life you don’t always take time to write notes on how you do everything. They know what we do, and how we think but they don’t always know the why.  I want some of those things we talk about around the kitchen table at family gatherings to be recorded.

I also had a dilemma. As a mom of seven, I have  a  lot  of  pictures.  Emphasis A LOT.ktl collage 2 24 14

I love to scrapbook but at the rate I am going I will have to take my photos and supplies to heaven with me to get them finished.  I struggled for a few years to come up with a  way to do something meaningful with all the pictures, not break the bank while doing it and  still have time to enjoy my family. I want to share this with my friends and family and encourage them to do the same. When I posted a quick blurb on Facebook to see if friends would be interested in a blog to help with organizing pictures, I received a resounding YES!


Mix all of these ideas together and add in a little technology and Kitchen Table Legacy has been born.  I floated these ideas and few colors out to the amazing Becca Ludlam over at My Crazy Good Life and she created this amazing virtual space.

I look forward to sharing bits and pieces of our life with you.  I  hope this is a place you will come to find encouragement and inspiration to preserve your families memories and stories.

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I am glad you are part of my Kitchen Table Legacy family. I look forward to hearing from you. You are always welcome here.


12 Responses to Welcome to Kitchen Table Legacy

  1. Jocelyn says:

    Congrats Denise!! This is awesome!!

  2. lauri says:

    I made your blog!!! yay!!!

  3. Brittany Karmie says:

    So proud of you Momma!!! Can’t wait to see more

  4. Sonya Wartman says:

    I see some familiar faces in those photos! Memories:)

  5. Angie Adams says:

    Thank you for sharing! I am looking forward to what’s to come. :)

  6. Missy says:

    Congrats!! Love the pictures. Following.

  7. Betsy says:

    This is great, Denise! Congratulations!

  8. Laura Sasser says:

    Oh the memories. Those were some of the best years. I miss all of the friends made through those years.

  9. Rachel says:

    Great Idea Denise and very cute! So you!!! :-)

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