Sunday, November 23, 2008


You may be wondering what has taken me so long to comment about my Twilight experience since I made such a to do about it this week, or maybe not. Well, this is not going to be that blog. I'm still trying to come up with the words to describe my feelings about it. Now don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean it was such a euphoric experience it transcends words, but it also doesn't mean I walked away so disappointed there are no words for that, either. I am somewhere in between and I'm trying to decide where. Plus, if I criticize and there are people who read this who haven't seen it yet, I don't want to taint their experience with preconceived ideas. So stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The movie isn't going to make it from Seattle tonight. After all this, and I was totally excited to go. Oh, well, I'm going to the midnight showing tomorrow night.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The exit polls say . . .

Well, the votes are in. All you have to do is read the comments to see that it was unanimous. I'm going to Pullman.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Help me decide, People!!!

Okay, so this is the big week. Twilight the movie opens this weekend. I will say upfront that I'm not expecting to LOVE it. I am expecting to like it, but as many of you have probably experienced before, the movie never does justice to the book. And in case you haven't gathered from previous blogs I have an intimate relationship with the characters in this book and since 90% of the characters in this book "superhuman" or vampires for pete's sake, how does an ordinary human play this part. I do not know.
Now to the dilemma. Stacey, my sister, has invited myself, my other sister and a friend Wednesday to the midnight showing for employees at the theatre she works at. This means I will get to see it 24 hours before all of the rest of you ;) So I am supposed to drive to Pullman (2.5 hours) to watch a movie at midnight sleep a few hours and drive home where I have to work as a "lube tech" (hee, hee) to then attend a relief society dinner and preside over a PTA meeting. The 38 year old PTA president mom in me says "ARE YOU CRAZY?????" The 18 year old social butterfly says "GO FOR IT, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!!!!".
Now, I have been invited to attend Friday night with some friends here in town, which will be fun as well and to be honest I will probably go Friday even if I go to Pullman.
So, tell me what you think. Cast your vote for the 38 year old Kim or the 18 year old Kim.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More random pictures

Isabelle in a Midsummer's Night Dream.

This picture does not show how horribly windy it was that day, but that is ONE NICE TRACTOR!
IF you're confused see the post below about the pre-school trip.

Brennan as goalie, apparently not much action on this end of the field, but that's a good thing.

Random pictures

Isabelle as a preppy vampire for Halloween!

Some of Brennan's friends at his birthday party.

London during volleyball season.

This is a group of my friend Gaylene's pre-schoolers. Every fall she brings them to the potato field and the potato storage on a field trip. This day was the worst day EVER!!! This wind was blowing so bad that Gaylene and I had dirt up our noses, in our eyes, ears and deep in our hair. We took out 2 groups and quickly learned during the first group that it was a REALLY BAD IDEA to ride on the back of the digger during 30 mph winds.
By the way, the little girl in the back wearing the light blue jacket is one of mine and Trent's favorite little friends name Laine.

More Baptism Pictures.

Trent and I with Brennan. We have a picture with each one of the kids in front of this picture.
Above is Brennan with cousins Owen and Jaeger.
Brennan's friends Garrison Ostler and Noah Heaps were baptized the same night.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brennan's Baptism

November 1st Brennan got baptized. Another important milestone in ones life if you are LDS. It was such a nice day and I was so proud of Brennan. Isn't it amazing that these kids, even at 8, seem to sense how important this event is. I was a little nostalgic that week because I couldn't believe that my baby was getting baptized. I remember when he was 4 pounds and those first few weeks when my life was a constant revolution of feedings, trying to get some weight on that kid. You wouldn't know it now. He is taller than most his peers, though still as skinny as a rail. But if you know Brennan you know that he burns calories almost 24 hours a day. Like I've said before, he is a CRAZY kid and adore him.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Glad it's over!

If you read my list of quirks, you may remember that I said I am not politically minded. The reasons for this are many, but one of the main ones is, I hate election years. Let me reiterate, I HATE ELECTION YEARS!!!! I hate political ads, political analyzers, debates, liars, cheaters, and the ridiculous amount of money that is spent on these elections. I especially hate the news media who claim to be unbiased and so blatantly are. Give me a break!
I am disheartened by the outcome of this election, though not surprised. The idealist in me kept hoping that the people in this country had a better sense of values and morality but I guess my values and theirs are different and that worries me.
I wanted to have a screaming hissy-fit but that's not going to get me anywhere. We will, however, be praying on a daily basis that the leaders of our country will make good choices and have wisdom in the governing of this country.

London playing soccer

London playing soccer
Varsity Soccer 2010

Isabelle the Ballerina

Isabelle the Ballerina
First pointe shoes


Hanging out on the potato piler