Sunday, December 30, 2007

My catch 22: reading

Many of you know I started a goal in November to always have my nose in a book (on top of the scriptures of course). You can see my shelf and link to shelfari link to see favorites and other list. I have been doing great. Since then I have read: Angela's Ashes, The Secret Life of Bee's, The Old Man and The Sea, half of Measures of a Man, James and the Giant Peach with Madisen, and last night finished Kite Runner. I for some unknown reason cannot get my self to read the biggest thing since sliced bread- the Vampire series, twilight, eclipse and something. I next am going to read God's and Generals.

What is the problem. I apparently have no self control. I read 20 pages of kite runner earlier in the week. Last night I put the kids down and cuddled under my down comforter to read. At 1 am Ben came to bed (my husband), I kept on reading. 3:00 am Benson woke up, Oh yeah I rushed him to bed without giving him his last bottle. Poor kid he was so hungry. I fed him and cuddled with now him and my book under the comforter.

At 4:30 am, 3 hours from getting up and starting the race to prepare for church, I put Bence in his crib with a tear stained face. I finished the last chapter and quickly dozed of.

It is probably a good thing for my kids that reading is not second nature to me. they would be ignored hungry bedraggled kids. My question is how do you get immersed in a book, and put it down. I know I am going to get the duh Kim you put it down and turn of the light. yeah obviously that worked last night!!!!

So on that note. besides the vampire series and Harry potter which against my families desires I'm just not into it, any recommendations !?!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So Close.......yet so Far away

Well, the title and picture say alot. Bryan Pack, Jason Swann, Jeremy Swann, Brian Kechter, Carmy Mausten, David Allum-Poon, and I enjoyed watching our old team getting creamed by the best team in the state. I had to say I have never been so proud to be on the losing end of a game that was over by the first play of the 2nd quarter. NCS runners up. Very impressive.

Probably the best moment of the night for me was to be at Nations after the game til 1 am with the boys, eating a fat and juicy burger, some chocolate cream pie, and talking about the good old days. Spread across the country, we made the trek to be together. I only wish Josh could have been there with us, that would have completed the Mormon bro's from SR2 on the squad. Memories were alive, and made real by the old after game hangout "spot".

As we were getting ready to leave, Jeremy asked the group of players(it felt like looking at ourselves 13 years ago) sitting somewhat dejectedly at the table next to us how it was to play against De la Salle. The Spalliero brothers were there(only know that cuz they are twins). Not sure who else but someone said "They're fast. Real fast. We had no idea they were that fast". The greatest thing was we felt like we were them. I felt connected to those guys. Kind of like they were my kid brothers who knew I was proud of them.(I feel really gay and sort of like BJ in writing this right now, but I will continue. It sort of makes me wonder if he was there. I know he would have been.) As we got up, I turned to the players and said, "Hey guys, very nicely done this year." I dont know if they felt how big of a deal it was to me and the guys I was with, but I have a feeling they did. Their appreciation for mine told me they understood. Honestly, if you read this post (for our 2 blog regulars)and you played high school football, you should be crying right now. It was that touching of a moment. If you didn't you are probably thinking I am a total nerd, which I definitely am, but you might also be wishing you were a nerd like me. It was a great moment and a great weekend.

I am probably being so reflective here because I got to hang with some of my favorite high school buds(been 13 years for some), and had just a fantastic time. But also, because I got to stay and visit with the Chestnuts, and visit BJ's resting spot overlooking the Lafayette valley. Great view he's got. Love ya dogg. Miss ya buddy.

Monday, December 10, 2007

SPIDERMAN (turns) 3

It was an epic day. Madisen received more sleep last night then the rest of the family combined. Jeddy was suffering from some unknown ailment that made him yell at the top of his lungs until he woke his parents and baby brother up. Needless to say we started his birthday off on less then the right foot.

Once awake he was subtly reminded it was his birthday. . . .that started the race to kitchen. To his blissful glee he found a Spiderman scooter, and a t-ball set. He then asked why he did not receive the batman scooter ALSO.

he skipped breakfast and once dressed, immediately did a wardrobe change into something more comfortable . . .batman. Another crying fit came and ended with him falling asleep in full costume on our bed at 9:30. We somehow survived a trial run of his scooter at the park, visiting daddy for a office birthday song, lunch, and grocery shopping.

Spiderman was helpful enough to make his own cake (with some assistance from mom). we had to do something to occupy the time it took to cook and cool . . .so we watched Transformers. We then sat ourselves down to eat a gourmet birthday meal of choice by Jeddy, Mac N'Cheese. Against his wishes I made a veggie, and some edible food for the taller members of the family. Once enough dinner was heartily consumed we settled in to a t-ball game. that was rudely interrupted by the runs, I'm not talking RBI's either. Jeddy in tears and (yes you got it, but i wont type it) was rushed to the shower. We recovered from that and ended the white sox, verses red sox game. In lo of his stomach tender state we opted out of cake and will postpone that for a healthier day. Of all days to be up all night with cramps and ear ache, and an bad attack of diarrhea it had to be Spiderman's 3rd birthday.

Hopefully his Batman training camp (his party) on Saturday will make up for today's sourness.

A few things about Jeddy:
  • No fridge, dresser is to tall to climb, no stair is to high to jump.
  • princess dress ups aren't just for girls (sorry Ben)
  • I can never have to many Spiderman paraphernalia around.
  • The rules No throwing, kicking, hitting balls in the house are only rules mommy follows.
  • why walk when you could run, or "go fast".
  • He never let's his mom dress him, she does not meet his minimum style requirement.
  • he loves to dance, he is so good at shaking his hips and has the cutest two step rock. He loves to sing Newsies and Annie. He knows 'Its a hard knock life" by heart.
  • he buckles himself in the car, is potty trained, knows his ABC's and the BYU Cougar fight song.
  • as you can tell from the picture he's got perfect baseball form.
  • Has serious issues with wearing the wrong shoes for what he is wearing.
  • He always packs his backpack full of 3 or 4 toy bins, and we go from store to store running errands with a backpack that he lovingly lugs that is heavier then him.
  • Is quick to say sorry, but quicker to be rough and tumble or jab your eye.
  • Has the cutest bum in underwear, he will proudly display it for you too.
Jeddy Happy Birthday, you're a big 3. We are glad your in our family

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bad day at the Office

This is a great Belly Laugh! Thanks Steph for the sending it!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Opinions on Mitt

I have read several articles, and watched a few debates. I do like Mitt, I am on his campaign committee or fan club . .something like that. I do have to say after watching this last you tube debate I was left with a sour taste in my mouth. Mitt seemed to answer too many times with basically "I cannot say exactly . . . I would have to get the highest qualified around me and we would discuss it and make the best decision". I do agree with that format of operation. However, after several boo's from the audience and Me almost being able to predict his answer . .. I think he has to come up with some better answers and resolutions.

Let me know what you think or don't think. Republicans, Democrats, Liberal, Conservative your all welcome to comment, my 3 loyal readers.

How likely is it the Mr. Romney will get the republican nomination???