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8 Years | Kathy Martin

8 Years | Kathy Martin

12 x 12 | < b>materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics) + patterned paper (Little Yellow Bicycle) + embellishments (American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, May Arts, Bella Blvd)

A Note from Kathy
This October marks eight years since we moved cross country from Hollister, California to North Carolina. It’s amazing to think back through these years and how much has changed and how we’ve grown as a family.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost eight years since our cross country move from Hollister, California to North Carolina. Christopher was just 3 1/2 then and now he just started middle school. So much has changed in our lives since then. We love North Carolina and have settled into full lives here. Schools have been everything we wanted and we’re fortunate to live in a state that’s supportive of autistic people and their families. We adore our beautiful home surrounded by trees and wildlife.

September Fun Fact
There’s actually a Hollister, California, but it’s not a beach community like the famous Hollister clothing company. We lived in Hollister for six years. It’s a small town between San Jose and the Monterey Bay surrounded by world famous farms. Most notorious are the strawberries from Watsonville, but there’s also Gilroy, the garlic capital of the world and Castroville which is the artichoke capital of the world.