Tuesday, June 29, 2010

josiah- the 2,920th day of his life...other wise known as his 8th B-day!

Josiah's b-day, was an extremely amazing day! We started the day off with presents from Moriah, Caleb, and I. I'm pretty sure he liked them...See his face?

And, after seeing that he was the owner of a hex bug set, he proceeded to jump around the house...

Wow, there's some excitement for ya! =) Then, after he opened the presents from us, and ate breakfast...it was time to get ready for his little party! He wanted to have some of our neighbor friends over for lunch and some games, then he wanted to go see toy story three with grandma and grandpa and of course, the rest of us.

For lunch, he wanted to have hot dogs, mac and cheese, watermelon, chips, ice cream and brownies. Here he is being bored before our friends got here!

Here's the table all ready for the par-tay!

Look who's here! Ready for a party guys?

Time for lunch!

Presents from friends...More hex bugs!

Brownies and ice cream!

Musical chairs! They all landed up in the same one!

After dad got home from work, we went to go see....
It was such a good movie!!

Then we went to grandma and grandpa's house so Josiah could open presents form grandma and grandpa and mom and dad
More hex bugs, his very own mug, an awesome flashlight, lego stickers, a wallet...and more!

What a fun day! Happy birthday Josiah!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

happy birthday josiah!!

Happy 8th Birthday to my amazing little brother, Josiah!

Happy Birthday Josiah! Thanks for being an awesome brother to Caleb, Moriah and I! We're so blessed to have you in our family for eight whole years! I hope you have a really special day!
Love you bro!

Monday, June 21, 2010

summer, it's great to have you back!

Ah, Summer...
You're back! How I've missed you.

Don't you think Summer time is just the absolute best?!?!! The long, hot, days full of going to the pool, putting on a fresh coat of paint of your toes, wearing shorts, and flip-flops.

Eating popsicles on the porch, waking up and knowing you don't have to do any school. Sitting reading magazines while listening to the awesome hum of the neighbor's lawn mower.

Summer comes like a breath of fresh air, that's as good as the smell that is always there, right after it rains. It's a freeing thought, to know that Summer is actually here. Flowers, butterflies, the smell of sun screen all seem to announce to the world that Summer has come. The calendars that fill every home confirm that the announcement is true.

It's the first day of Summer. How glad I am that it's here.

Summer, Welcome back!

Side Note: Did you see that I choose a back round? Well, I did!! What do you think of it? Thanks for all the feed back, by the way!

Friday, June 18, 2010

dear best friends...

Dear Best friends,
You have no idea in the world how much you mean to me. You have no idea how when we first became friends how much that lit up my world. You have no idea how blessed I am to have you girls as 'sisters'. You have no idea how happy I am to finally feel like I have real friends who care about me, encourage me, and love me.

Dear Best Friends,
I love the times when we sit and talk about useless things. I love the times when we have little 'eye conversations' where we don't even have to use words, but we know exactly what each other is thinking. I love being able to remember all the times that we've done things that were so embarrassing, then, but make us laugh until we cry, now. I love the times when we think about what it will be like when we're all grown up and our kids will be the best of friends. I love laughing about absolutely nothing in particular, but still laughing because we feel like it. I love those 'remember when' conversations that we have. I love laughing at all of our inside jokes. I love it when we sing along to our favorite songs. I love being able to hang out with you. It always makes my day.

Dear best friends,
Thank you for being every thing you girls are to me. Thank you for being there for me when I need you the very most. Thank you for being my first real best friends. Thank you for sitting with me and talking when I need someone to talk to. Thank you for being you.

Dear Best friends,
You girls are wonderful, beautiful, sweet, talented, Godly girls, and my best friends. Thank you for everything that you do for me. I love you girls so much!

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."
~Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ever had a day like this?

Happy sigh....
Don't you just love those days where you...

Have to take your little sister to Denver for a meeting with her surgeon....
Your brothers don't want to go, so they stay behind with your grandparents....
You get to go to Walmart on the way and get one of these....

You get to go to this store which you never get to go to because it's not in your town.....

And then after taking a billion wrong turns you get to eat lunch here....

Then it's finally time for your sister's Dr. appointment but you have to wait in the waiting room for this long....


Then you head home and it's time to get ready for...

Oh, you've never had a day like that? Well, I have, and let me tell you, THEY ROCK!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

a job for y'all and a small update

Hey Bloggy world, I am back. At least I hope I am. Back, from what? Back from my little slump of not blogging. Except for that one little 'sorry I haven't blogged' thing...I haven't been writing. I could say I have been busy or I haven't had the time, but that wouldn't exactly be the truth would it? No. But I need to write. To blog. It's what I do. And lately I feel like I've really found that writing is what I do. Remember that post where I did 100 random things about me (part 1) and I said that I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grow up? I said that, because that whole week I was feeling like I had some idea of what I want to be when I grow up, but not exactly enough to know what I really want to be. But I feel like now, I finally know. Writing...is what I do. And i know it now.

But now to get to other other reason I'm writing this post....

I've just spent my entire morning look at blog design websites. See, I've been doing that because it seems like every design I put on my blog, it's never really me. I usually like them, love them. But they don't express me. Who I am, what I love. There are so many out there, and I want to find the absolute perfect one for this blog. Because if I'm going to write, I need a fabulously gorgeous place to do it right? That's where you guys, come in. If you have time, It would absolutely make my day if you could look at these three websites and pick a couple that you think say me. Back rounds that scream Kimberly. Scream writing, girlyness, fabulousness...scream what you think of when you think of me...or rather my blog. I would be so grateful!!! So, if you want to do this for me, go to this website this website and/or this website, pick your favorite back round, then comment here and tell me! I will then look through all the suggestions and pick my favorite! Oh and just so you know, lately, I been lovin' vintage, stripes, polka dots, and other ones that make you feel inspired. Thanks you guys soooo much!!! You're all the absolute best!! I can't wait to see what you all think!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

long time, no posts! =)

Hey everyone!
I am so sorry I haven't blogged in forever! When I fist started this blog I told my self I was going to blog every single day! And has that happened? Noooooo.
Anyway, soft ball has officially started and I am LOVING it!! Tonight we have our first game of the season. I'm really nervous. Even though I know I really shouldn't be, I am! I keep asking my self, what is there to be nervous about, and I think it's mostly that it's so different then last time I played, which was two years ago. I'm in the higher age division, and there are so many more things you can do and can't do. But I am really excited. I know it'll be absolutely fabulous weather we win or lose!
Well, I have to be going...I promise I will try to update again soon. I've been wanting to take some pictures, and put them up, but I keep forgetting to charge the camera! But I will soon! Promise!

Love you all! I can't wait to see how the game goes tonight!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Lately, I've been totally and completely engrossed in all these fabulous books I've been getting from the library! They are really, really, really, really, really, amazing! I don't even have enough words in my 'vocab' to describe how like, totally enthralled I've been in them! Not kidding you. It's crazy!

My friend, Tori, loaned me two books by Janette Oke, and they were simply fabulous! They were from the Canadian West series. I absolutely have fallen head over heels for her books. They're romances, mostly. But they also Christian, which I love because there's nothing bad in them. She's a really talented writer, and she totally uses her gifts, which is awesome!!!!
Another author who really has a gift is Tracie Peterson. Her books are smiler to Jeanette's....Christian books, with romance!
I've lately really been enjoying romance novels, and it's beyond thrilling to have Christian romances. Really, it's SO nice.

I love books where the author takes time to put you in the persons shoes, so you can imagine you're really there. I know that probably sounds cheesy. Like in movies how they say how books take you different places. But in a sence it's true.

Of course, it could be just me, but I think that sometimes a book can take you away from the stress of life, into the story. The story of someone else. A life that's not your own...a life that's maybe better or worse then yours. But still, even if it is worse then your own, it's different. And I think that a lot of the time different is good. Really good. To 'experience' something you other wise might not. Sometimes, when I walk away from a book after I've finished it, I feel like I've gained some wisdom, maybe just learned a lesson, maybe learned something about myself. But it's so weird how a lot of times a book, even though it's just words on a piece of paper, it can seem like a lot more then that when you read it. A lot of times when I read I find myself in tears over just some simple words, but when they're put together, it can make you really feel like you're there with the characters. It's amazing how words can be more then words...if that makes any sense at all! =)

I'm thankful that God gave us words. And most specifically his word....Now there are some amazing words, right there!

I'm glad I can use words. I think a lot of people have their 'things'. For some it could be acting or sports. And I think my 'thing' is writing. I may not be very good at, but I think it is something I can use, to encourage people, to sort out my feelings, to even possibly make a difference. I may not be wonderful at it. I may not even end up being a writer, but I am thankful I can at least write. So what if no one reads it? I am thankful that I can put words on paper. I'm thankful for pens. For paper. For the chance I have to use those pens and those pieces of paper, to write down words.

Books are so inspiring to me. They make me think. They make my imagination soar. And when I read books that inspire me, it makes me all the more, want to be an author. I know every one has dreams that will probably never come true, but I really hope this dream of mine does. I am so thankful that even though I have so much room for improvement, I have two hands, and a brain that the Lord gave me and I can use those to write. And I feel so blessed that he has given me those things, and I hope one day I will be able to use them for his glory.