Monthly Archives: April 2007

Boulders

I’ve referred them before as life’s “boulders” that come crashing down. Sometimes you see it coming and get out of the way or at least know and other times it surprises you. Either way, you have to get around it somehow, conquering it and leaving it behind. That can be very hard and may not…

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  • Ditto Family

    At least you are top of the boulder now…you just have to let time, friends, faith, and your family help you down the boulder.

    You are loved!

    I love the third picture of Grant. Your posterity will love the history that you are creating.

  • Fowler family

    Kim,
    We send our condolensces your family’s way. It doesn’t seem fair that boulders can come crashing down on the most wonderful people like you guys. It is okay to grieve, and I hope you know how much we love you. Thank you for always being such an inspiration to me through your blog. Your pictures speak more than a thousand words.

  • meta

    Good luck with the move tomorrow. I love reading your blog – thanks for sharing your heart and talent. love you guys.

  • Jensen Five

    Kim,

    Just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have loved seeing what your family is doing and am so thankful that you are blogging. You are an amazing photographer and I love seeing the way you interpret things through your photos.

    Love,
    Jaime

  • Mama Nirvana

    What you wrote was beautiful. I am so glad that you are continuing, because I just love to read your thoughts and look at pictures of your adorable son.

    Love,
    Amy

  • Anonymous

    I finally found an internet connection here. I was so glad to see that you had posted so I could know how you are doing. You are such an example of faith and strength, just two of the things I love about you, oh, and your writing/photography abilities! Love the finished house!!! Talk to you soon!
    Ang

  • Julia

    I am so greatful that through it all you decided to continue blogging. You are an inspiration of faith, strength, and perserverance all of us gals that know you and read your blog. I am always so inraptured by your photography and I am in awe of your talent to capture a moment in time and make it so beautiful. Kim you are also in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck with your move and your new adventure!! Love, Julia

The Weather & Bugs

I would have to say Alabama weather is very strange. After having weeks of 80 degree weather, this past week we encountered freezing temperatures at night (one night even snowing) and today a very windy thunderstorm. Things will brighten and warm up this week. I guess you have to be prepared for any season any…

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  • Mama Nirvana

    Yuck! I understand your reasoning in wanting to know what it was — maybe to make it more palatable. Maybe you need to run with a mask?

    Amy

  • Sara

    Oh disgusting!! I love the lightening bugs. When we lived in PA we used to sneak out our window at night and catch the fireflies in jars and then climb back into our rooms at watch them flicker during the night. I hope they are still around in October!

  • Leah

    Ok, that is gross. And those bugs sound like the ones that are around Utah Lake here that totally sick me out. You flick them away and they kind of just explode. Gross.

  • Ang

    I am gagging, literally, right now. EWWWWWE.

    That pic of Grant is great. Very sharp eyes. Did you soften the rest of him? You’re a pro!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We were blessed with some very wonderfully spiritual musical pieces at Church today, which made for an uplifting experience. How appropriate for Easter Sunday. I was struck by the lines in our opening hymn, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today and the lines, “Christ the Lord is risen today, alleluia!….darkness veils the earth…

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  • Mama Nirvana

    Sounds like a wonderful Easter Sunday. My mother’s ward didn’t have one Easter hymn sung — I think they forgot it was a holiday. I miss you too! And I love the picture.

    Amy

  • Colin Family

    I love the wonderful family pictures…I was sad we missed our ward’s service becuase we have the late hour now (1pm)and that is what time my family gets together. It is tough choosing non-member family and special sundays.

Good Friday

Here in Alabama the schools are closed because of Good Friday. I would call it Boring Friday, as it seems that if we don’t have something planned we don’t get much done. Laundry is going and I’m procrastinating going grocery shopping. My son is whining and begging to go to a friend’s house. Here is…

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  • Sara

    We’re laying low today too. The kids are each doing a job right now (even without much complaining). We did go rent a family movie for tonight.

  • Jensen Five

    That whiny face could be any one of my kids! It’s great that you caught that! Adorable suit and I am loving your house!!!

Feeling A Bit Nostalgic

Yesterday I heard from my friend, Noelle in Sumner who’s husband did some beautiful construction work on our house (Front and back porch). Then I talked with Angela, another friend from Sumner, but who now lives in Bellevue. She often goes to Sumner (her family lives there) and when she was there the other day…

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  • Julia

    That yard is beautiful. Man I would love to have a yard like that. I love old houses. They have so much personality. Grant is so adorable in these pictures. I can’t believe how blonde he was. I am sure you don’t miss all of the rain in Washington.

  • Anonymous

    You’re trying to make me cry aren’t you! I wish you were still in Sumner. I’m not going to lie. I know, that just wasn’t in the plans. I remember Grant looking like that and the very fist time I saw the two of you in church. I knew we’d be friends. Miss you! Angela
    PS I’m going to check out the plant on the garage for you.

  • Emily and Ryan

    That is an adorable house Kim! Right now that looks like a dream from the apartment we’re in.

  • Sara

    Wow, Grant has grown up! I know what you mean about missing many things of your old house. I miss the character that an old house has–but I certainly do love an attached garage and a garage door opener.

    You always leave a bit of yourself wherever you travel. Good thing there is always more of you!

  • Kim

    I think I am going to cry, especially since we will be doing that soon ourselves, it is hard to leave the memories behind, even though you look forward to the new adventure, and new things, it is hard to leave the past behind, especially when it is filled with special memories.

  • Mama Nirvana

    Oh, I just loved this post. It shows how times just change and change and you can never go back. Mike and I have lived so many places. When we moved into this house, John was younger than Charlie is now. It’s amazing!

    Amy