Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a quote.

hmmm...what a zinger for me...

I think God in his mercy, doesn't let us see the future, because we wouldn't be able to enjoy the present.
-Carol Kent.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a new kind of normal.

i just started a book entitled, a new kind of normal, by carol kent.
it comes highly recommended...
this is what i find when i peel open the cover.

this book is dedicated to people
who are living in their own
"new kind of normal."
they have aknowledged that
unexpected circumstances mean
life will never be the same as it once was.
instead of running away or withdrawing
to a prison of their own making,
they choose to embrace the new
opportunities and unexpected joys
that can only be known by those who say:
I will survive.
I will persevere.
I will be vulnerable.
I will forgive.
I will trust.
I will hold those I love with open hands.
I will be thankful.
I will choose purposeful action.
i know my life has been pretty darn easy so far.
what a challenge for me to think about these words.
i am sure it's a lot easier to read on paper until something rocks your world...
and your core is shaken to its very being.
i can't wonder very long about what my life will hold, it can get too scary
for me to think about...but instead read these words...and realize the challenge
i have before me to live each day so that it really matters...
(...just some of my thoughts before bed... mk.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

mcdonalds anyone?

p.s. just in case you DON'T feel like cooking TONIGHT...
i wanted to invite you to come to McDonalds in Gap...
Kaden's schools teachers will be running the McDonalds
from 5-7:30 pm TONIGHT...all proceeds will benefit the
Betsy Handy and Nicole Frame Scholarship funds...
(i played field hockey with Betsy...she died tragically of
some kind of rare virus...she was the sweetest girl ever...
always had a smile on her face, and giving to everyone...
kaden is blessed this year to have Betsy's oldest sister,
Ginny Schempp, as his kindergarten teacher...)

Friday, January 22, 2010

country music loves.

so i don't have any fun pictures or anything...
just an overhaul of my music...
some music for the country music lover...
we had the joy of taking friends of ours, scott, ang, and addalie stoltzfus, to
the "king cabin" last weekend, from sat. thru tues. nothing exciting up
there...some old snow we got to play in, games, books, good chatter
and of course good food. i think i got my camera out once...really...
i don't know what in the world i was thinking...obviously, i was just
enjoying the company and the quiet. our kids got along so well...we are sorry
to say addalie took a tumble into the woodstove, and got a yuck-o burn on her didn't seem to bother her there, but now is becoming a little more
tricky to deal we pray for a speedy recovery. she is really a
we are thankful for matt, scott, and kaden's return to the cabin
after a "short" afternoon drive, which turned into hours and hours.
i guess matt felt the need to try a new way into the cabin...up a mountain
road that had not been winterized, (and later we found out was closed to
vehicles, only open to snowmobiles...for a reason) i think they all thought they
were going to die...matt even told kaden to put his seatbelt on...HE NEVER
ENCOURAGES SEATBELTS...EVER...poor little guy was scared to
pieces...4 wheel drive doesn't even work all the time. :) we love you
guys and are glad you returned safe and sound...
so...we always treasure our time away at the king cabin...more now then
ever before...because it's harder to get away with the chickens, etc.
thanks to uncle mark and kendall for watching the birds! and to scott
and ang, and little addalie, we had so much fun. we treasure
our friendship and were so glad we had some time alone to get the world's
problems figured out...well...and ours too...smiles...
i was finally caught up on laundry...and calli got sick on wed...
kaycee woke up this morning, Sat., and is throwing up...agghhh....
as if that's not bad enough...campbell just threw up EVERYWHERE...but
the bucket...aghhhhhh...more laundry. smiles...
p.s. it's now sat. afternoon, and kaden is also throwing up.
what a mess...running between 3 children throwing up, cleaning up
when they "missed" the bucket or toilet, and keeping
the washer loaded and on, all while keeping my
healthy baby out of all the yuck buckets. i don't think i need to
squeeze my exercise in today...i really cannot imagine dealing with
an unhealthy breaks my heart...this is nothing compared
with what some mommies deal with everyday... still smiles...not as
big, but there is one here hidden somewhere...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yea...It's my birthday.

Feel free to leave me a birthday message HERE...
You got it. I am 32 years old TODAY. Yikes.
I am again reminded very blatantly of the fragility
of life. It can be snuffed out, or changed at any moment.
Life is sad and heavy for me today, but I am thankful
grateful, and very happy to have led the blessed
life I have thus far...Here's to another year of being
a daughter of the King, a wife, mother, daughter, sister,
friend, teacher...the list goes on...i do love my life...i just
wish all the sadness would go away...mis.
p.s. thanks for all the fun texts, phone calls, cards, and comments.
you make me feel so loved. :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

to you in 2010...

(no...we did NOT toast in the New Year with our kiddos at midnight...
we did, however; toast this mornin' with orange soda in our
princess martini glasses...thanks for spending the night
Jaiden and Reese. You were so good. Tell your
mommy you want to do again soon...)

While we were busy playing and "toasting", Matt was out goose hunting. Forget the pork and saurkraut, roast goose anyone?