Hey, I’m Kathy!

And I’m a contented Baby Boomer and low-risk taker who loves something new once I’ve jumped in! I also love the Beatles, Three Dog, and Worship music. I love hanging out with my high school friends, siblings, neighborhood and church friends. I love exploring Texas with my cute husband and getting to know more about our adopted state. My favorite dinner is meatloaf and baked potatoes or barbecued brisket. I love endless summers and ocean waves.

My husband Rick and I moved from our deep-rooted life and home in Western Washington State (Poulsbo) to Central Texas (Temple/Belton) in the Summer of 2018. Not too long before that our whole family caught the ‘Let’s Move to Texas’ bug and we all started on the ‘Rowland Family Texadus’ (not very similar to the Israelites leaving Egypt, but it was a long trek!).

Initially, I thought the idea was absurd! But it grew on me, and after a week-long scouting trip that spring to see ‘how my heart felt’ down here, we couldn’t not move. I fell in love with Central Texas!

First to make the move South was our son Kyle and his wife Shaina, who settled in Austin. Shortly after, our youngest daughter Kasey, husband Josh, and two daughters landed in Ft. Hood. Last but not least, daughter Kelly, husband Jeremiah, and three boys moved to our neighborhood in the summer of 2019!

In that mix of three adult children and spouses are five amazing grandkids who bring huge chunks of joy to their Grammie’s heart.