I love the holidays! I am excited this year to have a home made christmas.. If you have any amazing ideas about inexpensive gifts that can be made at home, let me in on it! I have a bunch of ideas from pinterest, but could always use more ideas.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Not sure why, but tonight I am not sleeping well. It could be that my daughter is at a slumber party.. I don't trust those little girls when they are up late and full of sugar! You never know what might happen.
I also had a cute little boy climb in bed with me for a while, but he was too wiggly and I carried him to bed just a little while ago.. I guess I am not handling the non sleeping issue very well.. I made chocolate milk and got a bowl of ice cream. I usually sleep a little better than this. Here I go to try again...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
It seems to me that I am very blessed when it comes to relationships. I get to date amazing, wonderful people. Darin was very much in this same category, but this relationship was not my forever.. Just so you know..
I am very happy to have had the experience of dating him.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Soooo, Darin and I and his girls are spending a few days in mccall before thanksgiving. it is a lot of fun!
It's very cold so we stay inside and do crafts or read. Today we went to the pancake house and had cinnamon rolls bigger than our heads. I had eggs and potatoes. Then we went to the gift store and looked around.. Now we are going on a trip around the lake.. We are singing songs and playing Riley's Ipod. Uncle Kracker is belting out "you make me smile"... It's a good day. It feels good to be me...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Today is stake conference. I am excited to go listen to the messages given by our local church leaders. It will be 2 hours instead of 3 hours long.. So the kids are excited about that. It's funny that they prefer 2 hours of sitting still to one hour of sitting still and 2 hours of wiggle time, but they do. This morning as a family,we talked about how to repent and what kind of steps are taken after you make a big mistake. It was good for all of us to review and clarify things together. I love my wonderful children and I love helping them do good things. Today is already a great day, and it is just going to get better!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Life has us on the run these days, but I am making a choice to slow down today and fill the house with the wonderful smell of soup! Williams Sonoma has the most delicious soup recipe on the planet! I crave it every time the seasons change. It's a sweet comfort food that I tried a few thanksgivings ago and have never been able to survive the cold without it! Look it up on thier website if you want to try it... Yumm!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It seems that school is wonderful until midterms.. and then it seems very difficult! I have to say that I cannot wait until thanksgiving! I will be equally welcome to christmas break and the end of the semester..
the kids have been through some difficult changes this year, but I am happy to report that they are all doing well in school. Ellen is loving being 11 and being able to go to activity days with her friends. Aaron is a happy boy who loves scouting and friends. Sebastian holds doors open for his mommy, tells her how much he loves her, and is continualy speaking of their wedding... which according to him has already happened! they are all wonderful children and I am blessed to be their mother.
Life is amazing and good and wonderful!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SO, Halloween is coming! yay!! I love holidays so much and more than holidays, I love decorating for holidays.. I am excited to decorate for Halloween. I will have to decorate two houses this year, and thats just great. Bailey wants to help me decorate her house and Ellen wants to help me decorate our house. It should be interesting what we come up with. I am sure we will have fun though, no matter what.
I also like cooking around the holidays.. oh trouble!! I like eating too.. lol... Have a happy day!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Life with Darin in it, is very fun and happy. I love that I can't stand to be away from him.. lol.. so funny. I feel like I am 16 again. We have done so many fun things in the three weeks we have known each other, I feel like I have had a crash course on him and given a crash course on myself as well. It is soooo much fun. His girls, Riley and Bailey, like when I come over and cook. Riley likes that I have clothes and shoes that she can borrow. Bailey likes to come to Zumba class with me and we dance all the way there and back. Ellen really likes Bailey because she is "so nice". I am glad Ellen recognizes kindness as a good quality. Aaron likes to hide in the closet in the master bedroom and play angry birds and Sebastian likes the backyard.. its so nice.. I like it too! It feels like this is what life should be like. A happy, kind, funny, dancey, place with good food and silly songs.. I LOVE this family composition. It has good dynamics and is very peaceful. Just the fact that Ellen likes to be there, is a huge indicator that I am choosing a good man and a great situation for my family and myself.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
School is in full swing for me with papers due and labs assigned. I love it, but always feel like I could do more if I had more time, but I really don't. I just keep plugging along and I enjoy the amazing weather as I walk from class to class. My mom and I are both in school right now and we get to eat lunch together on Tues or Thurs or both sometimes. I enjoy so much having a connection with her that is so loving and fun!
I am making friends again which is great! I always remember the camp song, "make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold". It has been a very long ten months of friendless days. I enjoy being me again. I enjoy friends. I am still on a dating strike. I don't think I will regret taking time for myself. I am learning that there is so much to give when you fill your own bucket first. I am also learning that , that is hard to do... taking time for myself has never been a priority, until now. I have so much to keep me busy and slowing down is sometimes a big risk.. I may never get back up!! ;) Being older and being wiser are two different things. ha ha ha..
I enjoy my Spanish class and am getting the hang of learning a language, but it comes with its own challenges. I would like to take sign language next semester because it has always fascinated me. I like the idea of dancing with my hands as a way to communicate.. :)
So life is good.. Skies are blue, sun is shinning and I am going to be just fine. Rough days happen, but I will be able to face them and smile looking back because I will do what is best for me and my little family.. love to you all.. Kim
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The last few years have been a huge challenge for me as some of you know, but I am happy to say that I am finally doing things the right way. It feels good and things are lining up for the good of my small family. We are being blessed so much that there is hardly room to accept all the blessings, both spiritual and temporal.. I love my children and I love my Heavenly Father..
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Heres the link...
I am having so much fun and staying in serious shape! Anyways.. go check it out!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
can be. I wish I could go to school forever. :) Thats all I have time to say, but I will try to keep you posted!! TTFN!!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Dan and I are on a break, which means.. I get to think about if he is "the one" or if I should move along and find someone else to giggle with. So I am dating.. not a lot, but every once in a while I will accept an invite for lunch or a movie..
I hate the single life... but I was so grateful for conference!! A little encouragement never hurts.. and maybe in the future, sometime, I won't have to be single and facing life on my own.
The latest event in my life is School! I have been accepted to BSU and am struggling to get registered for all my classes so I can start this summer. I want to go into Health Science : fitness Evaluation with a business minor so I can run my own gym and try to be successful at it. :)
I have sturggled this year with providing for my kids and know that getting an education will really help. They are going to start living with their dad this coming fall and I will see them on weekends. This is going to be difficult for me, but it is nessesary if I want to be successful with school.
I am looking for a house to rent in Meridian starting in August. It has to be beautiful, three bedrooms and under $600.00 a month. I figure if I get a roommate, I can manage a $900.00 rent payment by having them pay $300.00 a month. A win win situation. I know something will turn up.
Working at Icon will end on the 15th of April. Then I will start working for Micro Molding again (dads company) so I can finish the school year strong for my kids. I will have until June and then school starts.
So, yeah.. breathe.. just breathe..
Friday, March 25, 2011
My kids got a half day yesterday and no school today. Big thanks to my parents for watching them the last few days/months, while I was at work..! I love my great examples of how to be a terrific grandparent/parent. I hope I can be as wonderful as they are someday..
So I am still dating Dan, he is my sweetheart!! We have so much fun together, and last week we even went to my parents church together. Then ate some lunch and chilled out for a while. I love having him hold my hand. He is such a sweetheart...
Monday, March 21, 2011
On the other hand, my kids are not adjusting very well to their school. Sebastian flat out refuses to go. he won't do his homework or try to listen when I try to read with him. That is not how life should be for a kindergartner. I hope he gets to do it over next year. Pray for him.