Our pre-marital days
Our hobbies & interests
Some hobbies and interests of Kim include, but are not limited to: blogging, reading, writing, camping, swimming, yard work, building web pages, acting, drawing, painting, clay sculpting, writing poetry, camping, cooking, eating, singing, and power tools.
Some hobbies and interests of Mary are, but not limited to: reading (favourite author is Maeve Binchy), singing, childbirth, pregnancy, Celtic music (especially Lorenna McKennitt), the old U2, crafts, loving her husband and children :), and sewing.
In the summer of 1998, Kim and Mary bought a business license and operated the company of Siever Resources; Kim built web pages, and Mary taught singing.
In the fall of 2001, Kim started a new web design company called Panorama Designs. It ran until the summer of 2003 when he shut it down to go back to university.
Mary teaches childbirth education and natural family planning, and she is a certified nutritional consultant.
In the spring of 2010, Kim and Mary started Southern Alberta Home Schooling Supplies. They shut it down in 2013 after realizing it made no money.
In the spring of 2013, Kim Started Hot Pepper Communications, focusing on editing, writing, and social media. It has been our most successful enterprise to date and is our own source of income.
On May 20, 1996, the Sievers lost their first baby – Ravine Meadow Reine at 12 weeks gestation, just within the first trimester.
Luckily, after nearly two more years of trying, they were expecting their second child. Sinéad Aurora Fève was born at 08:55, 12 January 1999. She was born in our home, without any outside help. Visit her FAQ Page or her What’s New Page to learn more.
Regan Alexander Nephi was born at 18:04, 09 April 2001. He was born at home, without any outside help. Visit his FAQ Page or his What’s New Page to learn more.
It wasn’t until more than four years later that our third baby would be born to us. Aisling Elisabeth Winter was born 17:23, 29 September 2005.
Three and a half years after that, Aoibheann Bree Holly Siever was born 03:38, 1 March 2009.
In April 2012, Quillan Max Lamoni was born.
Kim’s background includes Celtic, Mediterranean, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Western European. He used to delineate his ethnic background by nationality, but after having his DNA tested, he realized how futile this is and prefers to identify by region.
Mary’s background includes English, Scottish, Irish, Ukrainian, Welsh, and German.
Kim finished one year of the Associate of Art programme at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia, in April 1998. In June 1998, they moved from their three year old home in Surrey, BC, to Lethbridge, Alberta, so Kim could continue his schooling at the University of Lethbridge in the Bachelor of Arts programme as a French major.
In September 1999, Kim withdrew from his classes so he could work full-time. After two semesters off from university, Kim has decided to return to school. This time, however, he has decided he needs a job more than an education, so he enrolled at the Lethbridge Community College in their Multimedia Production programme. Kim was able to get a practicum with the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge redesigning their website. He finished his practicum in August 2001, but had managed to stay on full-time with them while they hire a full-time position.
In September 2003, armed with free tuition as a U of L employee, Kim enrolled as a full-time university student. He started as a new media major in the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts programme. In January 2004, he switched to a drama major in the Bachelor of Arts programme. Because of work commitments, Kim had to drop out after only two semesters.
In April 2006, Mary completed a diploma in nutritional counselling from the Candidan Institute of Longevity Studies, Inc.
In April 2011, Kim quit his job with H&R Transport to return to school full-time. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in drama and minoring in French.
Mary enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Lethbridge in January 2013. She is majoring in women and gender studies and English.