Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My memories of Kim

Burger King on 17th St. with the funky indoor playground smell. Teaching at Tot Lot. Starbucks Hot Chocolate and Carmel Apple Spice and long conversations by car or on the couch. Late Night dates at Norms. Camping in San Barbara at El Capitan our two huge tents and ten kids was quite the site to see. Going to see Tom Petty in concert w/ Rob and Evan, Rob surprised Kim with the camera she wanted for her birthday! Bithday Parties and Dinners. Countless Beach days and park days. My favorite time at the park was when the helicopter landed in the middle of the field to airlift a hiker out of the canyon. I don't know who thought it was cooler the adults or the kids. Blessings, Baptisms, texting during church when something funny was said. Our Pregnancies and birth of our babies, I loved watching the kids while Kim was in labor. I am especially thankful for the memories we made this past month we were able to get together on two different occassions which isn't always easy since her move to Palmdale. We had so much fun meeting at the "Tot Lot" Park and timing each other and the kids while running (literally) to the fence. I will always treasure the girl's night we had with Savannah, Chloe, Aubree, Emilee, Kim and I. We went to Cafe Rio for dinner, B.J.'s for a Giant Pizookie, took the girls for a walk on the pier and than Kim and I just sat talked and laughed while the girls played on the playground in the sand. It was cold but this particular memory will forever hold a special place in my heart.
I really can't think of any major event in my life without Kim being in it, whether by phone or person she was always in every aspect of my life. Kim and I were like sisters she was the best friend ever. She was such an amazing example of a mother, wife, friend and person. I trusted her with my entire being and will miss her more than words can say.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Congratulations Seth!

Evan's brother Seth recieved his masters from UCI!!!!!

Ashton's 8th Grade Promotion

This promotion hit me harder than I had expected. There is something about watching your oldest child promote out of middle school to go to HIGH SCHOOL! It is amazing and terrifying at the same time. I really can't believe how fast the years have gone by and it really hit home for me this year. I am so proud of my oldest son and all that he has accomplished so far in his life:) I am officially a mother of a Freshman in High School...yikes!

Emilee's 6th Grade Promotion

It feels like just yesterday I was taking that sweet girl to kindergarten, now she has left elementary school to start Jr. High. I am so proud of Emilee, she is turning into such a fine young woman.

Emilee the Queen of Hearts

Emilee and Ethan

Emilee's Lip Sync

Emilee also did a Lip Sync this year, it was her last year being able to participate since she has promoted up to Jr. High. Her group did a medley of "Alice In Wonderland" songs. A few of my friends joked that we were putting on a "mini broadway production" ;) Well it was definatly worth it their group was the grand finale of the show and they were amazing to watch!

Ethan's Lip Sync

Every year our school does a Lip Sync at the end of the year. It is such a fun tradition. This year Ethan was in an all boy group and they did a Run DMC mix combined of two songs, "You be Illin" and "It's Tricky". The boys all did a great job and had so much fun performing.