Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Well, my lovely intentions have me upon that road to...well, a place where i don't want to be headed. Why the heck is it so hard for me to keep up?
Anyway, I ran into a cool place called Sherry K Designs and they are having a giveaway of Spellbinders dies templates. I don't have any of these but want to try them...so I'm wishing.(Fingers crossed) Here's the link: http://www.sherykdesigns.com/shop/promotions/info_6.html 
Okay, newest thing that I'm trying is Pinterest. Yep, I have jumped on that bandwagon. I haven't mastered the fine art of pinning too well, but, it is amazing what's on there. I could easily get lost there for hours!
Now, on to the accomplishments of my family. Trevor and Andrea have put together a cast of jocular individuals and have formed a comedy sketch group called: OCD. Their first show was great and well attended and I was a proud Mama. I am amazed by the talent in my kids. Not surprised, I'll say, but, amazed!
Paul just finished his 1st triathlon of 2012 this last weekend. He is also amazing! He is an incredibly motivated and dedicated athlete. He came away with a really cool medal and tech shirt, but, more than that, an increased confidence that is fun to watch him develop. He has a list of what to improve on, but, to me, there was so much improvement already. I am extremely proud of him...and he looks pretty appealing in his tri suit!
Kenna and her Drew will be graduating from BYU soon. They have been working so hard and Drew has been accepted in a masters program at the U of U. Dare I say amazing again? 
Sarah will be graduating soon and then she will be off to BYU. Again, amazing!
Ty's in his own place and working hard! Amazing things are happening for him!(Finger's crossed!)
Katie is amazing on the violin!
My little Aimee is doing so well on the piano, even though she has only been playing for less than a year! 
And me, I need to be as amazing as my crew! And more faithful in keeping this blog updated...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th....and other myths

Well, I am back again! I love Fridays and I love that my girls are home from school today. The sun is shining and the sky is blue! I'm ready for great things to happen!

It's going to be a busy weekend. Drill competition for Sarah, training for Paul(my Mr. Triathlon), some serious shopping, stamping, and running for me. Yep, back into the run. I don't go far and I don't go very fast, but I go. I'm hoping that it counts for something and maybe changes the generous contours of my body. I hate running until I do it. I don't have the intense, fanatical dedication and motivation of my husband or my Sarah. I have to PUSH myself to do it. But, I like to think that I'm doing fantastic for me. I'm hoping that I will fend off the family heritage of diabetes etc... So, if you see me out there moving at my turtle pace, just giggle to yourself and cheer me on.

Have a fabulous weekend and smile!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello Kim, it's 2012

Wow! I am so lame! As in uncool. I started this blog as an outlet sort of journaling thing and I haven't been here for 8 months. But, I won't get discouraged. I will make it a goal to post at least once a month. There! I did it! I've committed myself! I will not label it a resolution, because everyone knows how those turn out.....

Anyway, here's a card that I just made for a BRAK group I'm in. I am in love with this stamp which is from a company called Stamping Bella. I love the copic markers too. I am getting brave with them...finally after having them for awhile. It scanned a little crookedly but, as I am new at this whole thing, I won't mess with it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Is it May...already?

Welcome to May. Blogging is the new way to journal and I am equally good at both. Which is not very good. Here we are in the middle of May and school will be over in 12 days. And summer is almost upon us. It's all going too fast.

This summer will be filled with Sarah working and doing drill. She will be a senior next school year! Okay, that was way too fast. I am so not ready for that. Katie will soon be 14 and is babysitting and looking for odd jobs to save for her own piece of modern technology, again way too fast. And Aimee, my little girl...She is my little breath of spring. She keeps me young, and maintains my grasp on youth. She will be 9 soon. That means that double digits aren't far away. Way too fast will come way too fast. I hope that this last month of spring will slow just a bit. That the blooming of my roses will be a leisurely process. That  the glow of spring will wind around the yard and house and my mind won't be dizzy with the speed of the passing of the days. Savor is the word. Linger is the word. Revel is the word.

And now it's time to speed around the house getting things accomplished!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January Thaw and other timely topics...

I can't believe that we're smack dab in the middle of January. I think that December of 2010 was possibly the busiest, most hectic, most wonderful December ever! 2010 brought us a new son-in-law, Drew. He has made our sweet MacKenna a happy bride. It's so weird and wonderful to add to the clan. I just love that boy  and have come to adore his family. My little girl could not have possibly found a more wonderful young man and a nicer family to marry into. Drew's Mama, Lauree, is such a great lady! We were immediately taken in and treated like family while we were in California. You know how there are just some people that you want to just be around all of the time...Yep, that was how it was.

And, okay, when MacKenna said that she wanted to get married in the San Diego temple, I was thinking to myself, oh man, all of the way in San Diego... But, after seeing that beautiful temple and absorbing the experiences there, I wouldn't change anything. Even with all of the rain. Who knew that there would be no sunshine in southern Cali for that long? Another point is that I just love my family. They are fun people. Quirky, loud, funny people.

And now, January. We came home to snow and lots of it. And then it snowed some more and got SO cold. One morning at 5:40 a.m. it was 4 degrees. I had to wear socks! Oh, I hate wearing socks, but I am not stupid either. I wore socks. And next, the January thaw...it was near 50 yesterday and will be today! Then snow again. But, I'm pretty sure that I won't be seeing 4 degrees again...at least, I hope not. My inner so cal soul is crying...

2010 was a year of growth and change and it went by way too fast. Now here is 2011, and i have set some goals for more growth and change. I'm sure that it will be a bumpy ride. I just hope that I can find time to enjoy the ride. Hand me my sunglasses and my diet Dr. pepper cuz' I wanna put the top down and enjoy the sunshine this year...okay, when it's warm enough to go without socks...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Snow on the mountains

I have a love/hate relationship with snow...I mean, I love to wear warm, comfy sweat shirts and drink hot chocolate and snuggle up with a good book or my honey, but I hate wearing socks. My feet feel like they are suffocating and claustrophobic at the same time. Silly, huh?
Also on my mind is the big job of cutting back my 47 rose bushes. I don't like that either. It's like saying good bye to 47 friends until spring comes around again. To see them snow covered and cold is sort of heart breaking. So, I begin today to trim them back and put as many blossoms as I can in a vase to gaze at like the beasts' rose in a glass container till the last petal falls off...Oh, now I am sad. But, at least, my husband won't curse my name as he shovels snow this winter over the rose bushes!
Okay, now lets talk about pumpkins and cinnamon and making Christmas cards. Maybe that will cheer me. And there's a wedding to think about, too. Ah, life just goes on, no matter if you smile or cry!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Judge not

I listened to the most poignant talk tonight by President Thomas S. Monson. It was a talk I would title"Judge Not". This man is 83 years old and has the energy and vigor of a man in his 50's. I was deeply touched by his talk and felt the influence of heaven.

I am going to start posting cards on here just for fun.Since cardmaking is what I do for therapy, I feel obligated to share it with the world(or something like that).