My children are ages 10, 7 and 2. This was almost the exact age of my older sisters and brother when our biological mother decided to abandon them and never look back. Continue Reading…
Archives For Kim
February 13th, 1999
Ben and I were both at the same young adult retreat and the evening activities were miniature golf and go-carts. I didn’t really know anyone my age but I knew a few familiar faces and hung around them for the majority of the weekend. As I stood in line for the the go-carts and as people started pairing off to go in to the cars, I started to realize that I didn’t have a partner. As my friend Hanna started to board her car with her friend Dooley, she said, ‘Here! Ride with Ben. You’ll like him!’ I was mortified!! This dude was hot. I mean HAWT, and I was intimidated and not in my normal confident go get ’em attitude. We both just looked at each other and knew that this would be the most uncomfortable ride of our lives. And it was!! We swear to this day that we had the slowest car out there. Or maybe he just drove slow so he could enjoy the view. Know what I’m sayin??? 😉 That ride was just the beginning for us. Continue Reading…
Yes, you know we are home now. I have had a much harder time adjusting to the time change than I did in years past. I have barely left the house in two days, the laundry is a mile high and I’m still in my pajamas…. I’m determined to leave the house tomorrow, wake up at a normal time and not go back to sleep after the girls are off to school. I can do it! I kinda have to or else we won’t have any food to eat.
I have also learned things about myself and my family while we were in Phoenix. And I will now share my list of learnt things:
- spending time with my Saunders family is always a great time no matter what we are doing
- I don’t like scary movies but I will watch them all the time if it means being sammich’ed between two of my favorite people
- when geocaching, sometimes its best to take the long way. Makes more memories that way.
- when climbing up a cliff, use the fence. It’s mo’betta’.
- some people like to high five. I like to high five.
- I am ok eating Rito’s once a year
- BoSa donuts is good. Which makes it bad.
- you can’t force people to understand how you feel. All you can do is tell them.
- Jackson and his dance parties at sleepy time is kinda funny
- I have no clue what my kids eat while on vacation. And I’m okay with that.
- you don’t have to have known kids all of their life to love them just the same
- I enjoy going home as much as I do coming home
Those are a few things I learnt while in Arizona. Good times.
My amazing husband has spent countless hours setting up our new blogging properties and he seems to have hundreds of drafts ready for edit and to be posted. And then there’s me. Continue Reading…
Have you ever planned a vacation, bought your plane ticket, booked your hotel room, packed for yourself and your kids, woke everyone up at 4am to make a 10am flight, forgotten something at home and had to turn around only to make it to the check in station and have the nice and oh-so-friendly attendant tell you that your bag is too heavy to fly on the plane? Your options: Pay a large fee or leave something behind. Has anybody else besides me felt like this in your spiritual life? Often times I felt like I did everything I could to plan perfectly, and yet something still goes wrong or something that we or I never wanted to happen, happens.