We’re the Kirby Gang, a family of four, living in a quiet little house in the countryside. Well… it’s actually not quiet most of the time. Two boys, a dog, two cats, and 7 chickens keep life fun and busy. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start out by meeting the cast and crew.


The Reader

The Reader, the eldest child in the family, loves to read. When he’s not reading, he enjoys playing with his brother, The Negotiator, exploring outside, and correcting his parents.

The Negotiator

The Negotiator, the youngest child in the family, loves building and crafts. He’s also a skilled negotiator when it comes to household chores. He loves playing with his older brother, the Reader. He also enjoys correcting his parents.

The Mom

The Mom of the family is a great wife, chef, and teacher at home. Her hobbies include crochet, embroidery, knitting, crafts, and card-making. She wants to become better acquainted with her sewing machine.

The Dad

The Dad of the family works from home during the day, and enjoys spending time with his kids and wife. He’s also the author of these blog posts.

The Dog

Hope, aka “Hope-bbang” is our beloved canine friend. Traveling to meet us all the way from Korea, Hope has quickly adapted to our family culture, having gained several pounds.

The Chickens

There are seven chickens who have recently joined the gang. Five chickens bring us eggs. Two roosters bring us irritation.

The Sweetheart

Coco is a sweetheart of a cat. She may not be the sharpest, but she’s very kind and loving – always willing to snuggle.

The Elusive

Mimi is a clever cat. But her personality is more independent – as such, she’s somewhat elusive. It’s hard to get a good picture of her since she’s always on the move, so I created this life-like replica.

So there you have it. That’s our family. We have a lot of fun together, and we’d like to share it with you. That’s why we created this blog. Stay tuned for updates!