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Taking Sick Days

Kim —  September 13, 2010 — 1 Comment

Where to begin…


I have been pretty sick this past week with an insane head cold that made its way in to my chest so I have been forced to do only what I have to and relax the rest of the time. It has not been fun but then again I think I need to get sick every once in a while so slow myself down.  In the few days that I took to rest myself, I started to think we, (mothers and wives), are the glue to our families. Now don’t get me wrong, I completely agree and support a woman’s role in marriage but I often say to myself, “what would you do without me?” and in return Ben would say, “I don’t know what we’d do without you.”


I, like most women, play several different roles on any given day; Chef, counselor, nanny, accountant, chauffer, nurse…and that’s to name a few. For those that don’t know, Ben works for an amazing company, loves what he does and I work for our family. I stay at home with our three amazing kids and I am often asked, “What do you do?”’ Most of the time I say, “Nothing,” but that seems to bother me lately. So I have decided to start saying, “Whatever I want!” I don’t really get to do whatever I want, but it sure sounds better than nothing!


…and in the few ‘sick days’ I took off from work I started to ask myself some fun questions:

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As seen from (another) SGL

Kim —  September 8, 2010 — 1 Comment

God is good!!!

After sleeping a full 8 hours last night I can finally keep my eyes open long enough and my brain active enough to process what happened over Boot Camp weekend… boy oh boy was it a lot!!

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Gatorade, spit and snot rockets?

Kim —  March 21, 2010 — 1 Comment

Beginning of Race

This weekend has been amazing. Many early hours, lots of driving and lots of memories.

Before I get started, I want to say how amazing Madison is!! She competed in her first road race at the Publix Kids Fun Run this past Saturday. She said she loves running and when she gets older she wants to run bigger races with me. Maybe I’ve sparked an interest in her. 😉 (you can see her just behind the left elbow of the mascot) Continue Reading…

Fall 5 Miler

Kim —  October 18, 2009 — 1 Comment

TestI think that sometimes being a stay at home mom, or a mom in general, you lose yourself in the everyday things that become your life. After having Jack, I started to feel like all I was doing was changing diapers, doing laundry, driving kids around from one event to the other, making dinner, and on and on and on…

I decided one day that I was going to fit ME into that list: I wanted to start running all over this beautiful state (Georgia) that I call home. I’ve done a few runs before, but THIS race, the Fall 5 miler, was SO much more than a race for me. Our 9 year old daughter Kiersten, ran with me! She did amazing to say the least. She encouraged me and challenged me to be better than the day before. What an amazing child she is. Having her start and finish with me is something I will never forget. It was also great to cross the finish line and see my amazing supportive husband, and Madi and Jack. They were troopers for getting up at 5:30am, and waiting in the 40 degree weather for us to finish.

FYI, I find most of my races at Big Peach Running Co.

My Birthday!

Kim —  May 3, 2009 — Leave a comment

My birthday was probably one of THE best I have ever had! It started with the sound of Ben waking the girls up very early to make me breakfast. Ben made me a white chocolate mocha and with the girls help he made eggs, bacon and toast. MMMMM!!! Then it was off to the first soccer game of the day!

Madison’s game was first and on the way there she told me that for my birthday she was going to score a goal. Madison is usually up and down the field scoring goals like crazy but this game was a little different and I could tell she was getting frustrated because she hadn’t scored yet. Two-thirds through the game she took herself out and Ben went to talk with her. I didn’t know what they were talking about but I knew she was very upset by the way Ben was holding her and the fact that she was crying. Next thing I know my sweet girl is back in the game, runs to the ball and scores a goal!!!! She was THRILLED and so were we! The talk Ben had with her was to never give up and when you want something you have to try your hardest. Continue Reading…