About my new name
You may, or probably won’t, notice that my name has changed from J.R. Atkins to J.R. Kinyak here on the site. That’s because after nearly 6 years of marriage, my husband Ted Slampyak and I adopted two kids, and all four of us changed our last names to Kinyak, a combination of AtKINs and SlampYAK. Being a Kinyak is very nice.
Many congratulations and best wishes from the Killebrew/Karons to all the Kinyaks!
Thank you, Kate! We love being Kinyaks! Except I do have my qualms (kwalms) about starting with a K instead of an A—there are advantages to the A.
Congrats, that’s awesome! I’m glad you didn’t become Atkins-Slampyak. That’s a bit of a mouthful.
Thanks, Julia! I agree that Atkins-Slampyak would be pretty awful! And yet people keep suggesting that instead of Kinyak.
*ahem*—welcome to the land of K!!
It’s the greatest!
Kate Killebrew (Karon)