When you meet Kate, you notice a few things: 1) she has the best/loudest laugh ever 2) she is full of joy to the rim and it overflows from her heart and it is completely contagious and 3) she has a big personality, in the best way! From the first time she showed up to our 1st Annual Henderson Tacky Christmas Sweater Party, in a skirt with bows for presents attached to it and yelled louder than anyone I have ever heard while playing salad bowl, I just knew we would be instant friends. She is loyal behind all measure and loves hard. We have walked through some trials together and we were in community together for a year. She shares her heart fully. She also loves adventuring and we have spent several weekends in the mountains together. One of my favorite memories is that we needed to drive the scenic way home from a retreat so she could get a photo at the continental divide. We were in a caravan following each other so we all just laughed as she got on the sign and posed! Then a few miles later we hit traffic, and since the photo opp some cars had gotten in between us. I was looking in my rear view mirrors and I was like “who is that girl walking on the side of the highway!.... Oh wait that is our FRIEND!”. She decided to get out and just come say hi to us. :) I appreciate her enthusiasm and love spending hours talking with her. You can always count on laughing until your side hurts when you spend any amount of time with Kate. She is a treasure and I love her dearly! On Cinco de Mayo this year, we snuck off to Platt Park to take a few photos before we headed off to the our friend's 3rd annual Derby de Mayo party. Her personality radiates through these photos.