A Perfect Match

 

 

On Wednesday, June 5, 1980, Kim and Carol were introduced to each other at a Tee-Ball game by Cindy Roberts.Cindy worked with Kim and had a son in Carolís First Grade class.At the game, a first date was set up for three days later, to go to an Astros Game.

 

 

Carol in 1980

 

 

For the next 401 days, they saw each other 228 of those days.They went to the Windmill Dinner Theater three times, Astros games, Rocket games, Ferrante and Teicher, movies, and more.On November 26, 1980, they drove to Gainesville, Florida to meet Kimís family and to watch the Gators play Miami and also went to Disney World.On May 21, 1981, they drove to St. Louis to visit Carolís sister, Kathy and her husband Steve. ††Also during this time Carol taught her first graders, and Kim worked at Central Freight lines during the day and Sears at night.One weekend a month and two weeks during the year he served with the Naval Reserve.

 

 

They got married on July 11, 1981 and spent a short honeymoon in South Florida.

 

The ceremony

 

Carol with her parents Gloria & Joe

Carol & Kim-July 11, 1981

 

 

 

The Richardsonís††† 1981

Gail, Karen, Jay, Carol, Kim, Edna, & Clyde

 

The reception was held at Steak and Ale.Everyone seemed to have a good time.Steve made the toast.Jay, Carolís Mom, Cindy and Sharon handled cutting the cake and serving.

 

 

Kim & Carol were blessed with a son, Scott Frank on April 13, 1984.

 

Scott†† 1984

 

Scott in 1985

 

On March 1, 1988, Kevin was introduced to the family.

 

Kevin in 1988

 

The brothers††††† 1988

 

Kevin in 1989

 

 

 

Family Portrait in 1991

 

 

Kim, Carol & Scott at the Grand Canyon†††† 1993

 

Brandy, Megan, Kevin, Scott & Tiffany at the train Museum in Galveston††††† 1994

The family goes to see the Space Shuttle Columbia††††† 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The family at Disney World in 1996

 

 

Scott & Kevin††† 1997

 

 

 

 

In 2003, we traveled to England to see London and visit with Carolís family.

Kevin & his Dad on the London Eye†† 2003

 

In 2006, we took a Caribbean Cruise with Mom, Gail & Karen.

The family in May of 2007