Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Time

Summer time…

My camera is still in the shop… can you believe that??? Way too long…
I am still using my girl's camera
and my iPhone…

We have done a lot this summer…
at times I feel like it's too much.

Tomorrow my girlie and I 
(and a team from church) head out to Haiti.  We are so excited.
I can't wait to see these sweet kids again…

the pics are the following:
our back yard pool on a summer night…
two of them are of the canyon by our house… 
our backyard tree (from our old house)
the beach (never spend too much time there…. never)
found an old pic of my girlie from vbs 2007
and an old pic from Haiti…


Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Week in The Woods...

Our family goes every which way anymore…
My girlie is so busy with sports, serving at church, cheerleading, and getting ready for Haiti.
My boy has been working and school, my hubby travels so much for work and I am just trying to keep some kind of normal around our house.
We used this week at our cabin to catch up and enjoy each other.  
We try to come up every 4th of July.  The little town has a great firework display and we can take our quads out all week.
We did just that… we took our quads on rides all over the mountain.  We packed our lunch and headed out. We were gone for hours…
We had dirt everywhere.
But we had so much fun exploring.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Still Blogging….

I am still here…
Not sure what I am doing with this blog…
I so enjoy it when I do blog…
I think next year I will do the 365 again.  It keeps me on track.

We are in our mountain retreat… we are with
one set of grands and their mommy and daddy and one extra grand…
We love the time up here together...
It is so peaceful.

While up here, I have been going through my old pics on my old laptop and backing them up to an external hard drive. 
AND--- I am dying inside…
Where does the time go???
It makes me so sad how fast my kids grew up…
and I want to cherish every second I have left..
My boy is still in college and my girlie is a Senior in high school.
We have had so many memories up here at our little cabin..
one of the best investments we have ever made.

This is an old pic of our little cabin in the woods : )
Winter circa 2010

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Project 52. Week 24... Starting again... : )

Life is crazy but so blessed!

We have been in the mist of packing and preparing to attend our summer youth camp.  My girlie is a Senior and it will be her last year as a student.  I imagine that next year she will serve, possibly in Junior high or with Freshmen girls.
This will most likely be my last year as a counselor.  The girls I disciple are also Seniors in high school so when they are done, I will probably find something else to do.
I feel like I have reinvented myself many times in the last few years.
First, mommy, then homeschool mommy, then homeschool group leader, then after the move, homeschool high school activity director, homeschool formal co-director, then carpool mom, and sports carpool mom, team mom,  growth group leader and through it all-
wife trying to serve and find her way...
and most important-Child of God!
I wonder what is next???

These pics are from a few days this week that we did nothing but hang out at the pool...
My doggie loves the pool!

Did I tell you that my camera is broken???? It has been about 1 month! I have been using my girlie girls and my iphone! Ugh! I don't know hers as well.  Different type!
I need to get it to the shop!

Also- Happy Flag Day this week!
God Bless America!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Where in the World is Kim???

I am home again after a busy few weeks.
We flew to the desert to visit the older kids for our grandson's birthday...

Then from there we flew to Louisiana to visit our besties for a graduation trip.
We went to Alabama and sat on the HOT beach! So beautiful!
White beautiful sands but I am not sure how to handle the hot part.  Hahahahaha!
California beaches are much colder.

After a week there, we flew back to our home time for our old Pastors son's wedding.
Such a sweet wedding and it was great to see all my old friends.

I am now finally home : )


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Here I am....

Here we are at the end of May...
I am so behind on my blog..,
My little photo journal world that I so love...

My girlie is in her last week of Junior year....
I am recovery well from my surgery 7 weeks ago.
In fact, today, I ran for the first time in 2 1/2 months.
Well, I jogged, then walked, then jogged a little more... etc...
It was good to get out and feel the fresh air.

The above picture is from an "Afternoon Tea" we hosted to benefit the Haiti mission trip we are going on. 
I am really going to try to get more pics up and possibly catch up with my P52. I have no idea what week I am on or should be on.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I am finally posting....
Wow! It has been a crazy month.

Where do I start?

First, the above picture is from our trip to San Diego and time at the zoo.  We had a great time with the grands and a week at the beach house.  I am slow in posting and pretty much slow in everything.

I had surgery on April 4th, the week after we came home from beach house.
This was my second surgery since February and it was a lot more intense than the first.
The next two weeks were a blur, because I was in recovery mode.  
BUT, I can say that I was extremely blessed by prayers, meals, visitors and one of my 
BFF's coming out to help me.  Shout out to Denise! She did all my laundry while I laid around on my tuff and did nothing.
While she was here, we did spend some time on Lightroom and she showed me how to use it.  
The above picture is one of the first one that I edited.  It is all so new to me so it takes me forever.  But, I will be on there more, now that I am feeling a bit back to normal to get used to it.

I am going to start on P52 again but instead of going back I am just starting where I am at.


This is the before picture...