Tuesday, November 25, 2008


One of the many things that Scott has introduced into my life is the love of football. I never grew up watching it or enjoying it, or really even having a desire to learn or get into it, but that has changed since I started dating Scott. It actually really wasn’t until after I moved home from Rhema that we really started watching it together every Sunday. I don’t know if it is because in our earlier years of dating, he would do whatever I wanted to do [like any boyfriend would] and I never would choose to watch football, regardless of the reason I am glad that we started this “tradition”.

I used to think it was weird that girls enjoyed watching football with their boyfriend/husband because to me, it never seemed intriguing. As I started to watch it with Scott it become fun to me because it was something he enjoyed watching, and so I wanted to learn to enjoy it too so that it would be a fun thing for us to do together. Now, it is something that we do every Sunday, and it is even better now that we have our own home. We snuggle up on the couch & arm chair, and watch it all afternoon long on Sunday. It is one of the days we actually get to spend together, and I find myself looking forward to it because it is so mellow and just a nice relaxing time [and I usually get to make something yummy like queso for us to enjoy!!].

However, we are a house divided. We both have two very different opinions on our favorite teams & quarterbacks. Mine is Tom Brady & the New England Patriots, of course, not only because he is GORGEOUS, but because he can throw a pigskin like no one else, and the Patriots are dominate!! Scott’s favorite quarterback is……ELI MANNING, and his team is the New York Giants! Now if you watched the superbowl last year you know why we disagree so harshly on this issue. Scott has had a lot of fun this year teasing me since TB is injured for the season, and the Giants aren’t doing too shabby [although I would never admit to saying that]. Honestly, we don’t really fight about it, but it’s fun to tease each other and have some disagreement over it, keeps life interesting.

So, tell me, do you side with my opinions or Scott’s?

Thursday, November 20, 2008


to my grandpa:

i can't believe it's already been a whole year that you have been gone. today doesn't make me sad, but it makes my heart happy to know that you have been in the presence of my Jesus for a whole year. i am sure that it hasn't felt that long for you, as there is so much wonder to take it and so much to be in awe of. it makes me so happy to know that you are whole in every way possible, to know that your body is no longer frail and filled with the pain of cancer, but you are now entirely complete in the presence of our God!

i remember last year when my dad called me at work to tell me the news that you were no longer here on earth with us. when i picked up the phone and i heard my dad on the other end before he even spoke a word i knew that you had passed. my dad said to me, "grandpa passed away this morning, but it's ok." through the brokenness in his voice i knew that he was happy that you had met our maker, but sad that he would never see you in the flesh again. as i sit in the same desk that i received that phone call in a year ago, i still feel a bit of the sadness that i felt that day. i remember thinking that day that you wouldn't be here on my wedding day. that brought so much sadness to me, and even though you weren't there in the flesh, i know that you were very much with me on my special day. i know that you saw the flowers, my dress, our family, the ceremony, and i hope you loved it as much as i did!

at your memorial service, the one thing that everyone said your legacy was is the fact that you loved your God, loved your family, and that you worked hard to instill those values in your family. your legacy is still very much alive today and your family is still growing! among those additions are two new great-grand babies, and a new "grandson". your legacy will always live on in your family as we all continue to live a life committed to love as you did.

grandpa, i miss you, i love you, and i can't wait to hug you and laugh with you in heaven someday!

loving you always,
[your last granddaughter/the caboose of the family]
kimberly ann

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

humor in the daily news

today i was checking foxnews.com [that is where i get my news from] and i came across this story that i found to be wacky, funny, & a little sad all at the same time. now, the situation itself isn't entirely funny [although the context of it did make me smirk] but the last sentence in the article made me laugh hysterically.

here is the article i read:
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich as she was driving.

Police said the 19-year-old man became angry and hit the woman in the arm and face with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off, as she was driving along Interstate 95 on Friday.

The victim nearly lost control of the car because she couldn't see the road. Her boyfriend then allegedly ripped off the rear-view mirror and used it to shatter the windshield.

He was arrested, jailed and later freed on $7,500 bail.

Police haven't said what type of sandwich was involved.

...you have to admit that makes you smile.

Monday, November 17, 2008

it's a crazy life...

so for those of you who aren't aware, scott & i work totally opposite schedules during the week. my schedule is 8-5, and scott's schedule is 2-10:30, so during the week we only see each other for roughly a total of 4 hours at the MOST. lately scott has been working till 2 am every night doing some overtime, so i haven't had the chance to see him very much.

it's a crazy life, but it's our life for now. obviously i wish i got to see him more then i do, but we get to have all weekend, every weekend together and we always have fun. today i was thinking about how even during the nights when we aren't together, i still feel like i share my night with him. how you ask? EMAIL!! we email each other when i am still at work, and then when i get home i email him at work till he gets home, or till i go to bed. he tells me about his night, and all the funny/stressful things that are going on, and i tell him about the things i am doing at home. it's our little way of sharing the night together. it may be geeky and/or techie, but it's what we do and i like it. i really don't know what i would do if i didn't at least get some time with him at night to talk to him, i would feel so lonely!

it's funny how you can make things work for you, that whatever you have to deal with or overcome, you just make it work. scott and i improvise what time we have to spend time together, whether that is me driving home on my lunch break to have lunch with him wednesday through friday, or him running up to bed to kiss me goodnight, and chat for a minute or two at 2:30 in the morning, even though i am half-way coherent, we make it work. i look forward to the days when we don't have to be a part so much, but for now, it's what we have and i wouldn't trade it for the world.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

welcome to the world little one {{Avery Faith}}

please join me in welcoming to the world my newest baby niece!!!!

Avery Faith Surface
Born: Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
Time: 9:53 a.m.
Weight: 7 pounds, 13 ounces
Length: 19 1/2 inches

Mommy [Karen], Daddy [Deane], & big sister Dakota couldn't be more excited that she is here!! oh little miss Avery i wish i could be there to hold you, and see your cute little self in person!!i wish for you the best things in life, and you have a family here in minnesota to give you lots of hugs & kisses when you finally come our way!!! two little precious babies have joined our family in the past two months! God has truly blessed us!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

xoxo....gossip girl

oh mondays!!! i am sitting here at work thinking about the highlights of this evening, and one of them is that gossip girl is on tonight!!! with that thought, i began to think about why i love that show so much. not only is the storyline AMAZING, but one of the things i love most is the fashion!! every time i watch it, it makes me want to live in the upper east side of manhanttan!!! one of the things that i love most about the fashion on the show is one of the main characters, blair [played by leighton messter] has the most AMAZING headbands that i have ever seen in my life and i want to own ALL of them!!

my love for headbands can be attributed back to the days of laguna beach, where lauren conrad [known as LC at the time] always seemed to have them on. i adored her headbands, and ever since then my affections for them have only grown, and becoming a gossip girl fan has only left me wanting to expand my collection even more! blair has a headband for every outfit, every season, and they always look amazing!! i love the bright colors, bold patterns, and BIG bows they have! if i could steal anyone's wardrobe it would definitely be hers!!

anyways, here are some of my favorites from the show!!!

which one do you LOVE??!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

one missed call

I am wondering, when you had a missed call from a phone number that you don’t recognize, do you call them back? Or do you forget about it because if it was someone you knew, or something important, they would have left you a message? Personally, I am the latter of the two choices. If I see I have a missed call from a number that my phone doesn’t recognize, and there is no voicemail, I delete it from my call list and move on with my day. I mostly assume that it is someone trying to sell me something, or usually just a misdialed number.

I assumed most people were the same as me…until I started working as a receptionist. I would probably say that 5-10 calls I get at work each day are from people who received a missed called from the company, and it usually goes something like this.

Kimmy: “Thank you for calling Lube Tech, how can I direct your call?”
Caller: “[long pause]……Who is this!?”
Kimmy: “This is Lube Tech, how can I direct your call?”
Caller: “Um….i just got a missed call from here so I just called back, I didn’t get a voicemail or anything, do you know who called me?”
Kimmy: [after rolling my eyes] “Sorry I don’t know who would have called you if they didn’t leave you a message”
Caller: “[pause] …Who is this again?”
Kimmy; “This is Lube Tech”
Caller: “…What do you do?”
Kimmy: “Um, we sell lubrication products & fuel.”
Caller: “….Hmm and you don’t know who called me?”
Kimmy: “Sorry I don’t know unless they left you a voicemail.”
Caller: “........”
Kimmy: “Ok, well have a good day.”
Caller: “…yah”

SERIOUSLY, this happens DAILY!! The wording doesn’t always play out that way, but on 9 out of 10 times that will be pretty dead on. I really don’t think that people get the concept that business phones will display only one number when an outbound call is placed, and not that person’s direct extension. Some days it is funny, but other times I really get frustrated at the stupidity of people. Sometime I want to respond, “No, I don’t know who called you, we have like 250 employees, would you like to take a stab at it?” I really thought that most people didn’t call if they didn’t know the number, but apparently human curiosity is too overpowering, either that or they REALLY enjoy frustrating a receptionist!!

So I want to know, do you call a missed unknown number, or do you let it go??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

all i want for christmas...

Shaynah's post about her Christmas list inspired me, so I am going to share my top 5 Christmas wants with you!!

1. Juicy Couture Ring Bling Daydreamer Tote

...so GORGEOUS i can't even handle it. it calls my name from the purse department in Macy's everytime I go shopping!

2. PUPPY!! [with a matching Louis Vuitton pet carrier of course! :)]

...either an adorable yorkie, or i would take a sweet boston terrier too [since that is what Scott wants!]

3. PAINT, PAINT, & more PAINT!!!

..i am tired of looking at my white walls & it's about that time where i need some color wonder in my life!!!

4. New Chandeliers!!!

...ugh, i am tired of looking at my golden light fixtures! gimme something with some spice!

and last but not least, the best/dreamiest of all..............

5. 2009 Lexus Rx 330 [in black onyx]

..oh how a girl can dream!!!!

what is on YOUR list this Christmas??

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

our responsibility now...

the Lord put this on my heart tonight. PRAY for our country! PRAY for the next 4 years! Lord, we need your mercy & grace now more then ever!!

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (Amplified Bible)

"If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land"


it's cool to be...

...an American over the age of 18.

i got to exercise my right to vote in this wonderful country for the very first time today. it isn't anything glamourous to vote, i mean they are these small crowded places, but it was a cool thing to voice my opinions in the city, state, & country and know that my convictions matter. i love this nation & i pray that the integrity of it will be upheld for the next 4 years. i have been praying a lot for this election & i am excited to see the hand of God play out in it.

coolest thing of all, i get to wear my awesome I VOTED sticker at work all day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

it's time to take off the blinders

here is a great video that a girl i knew from tulsa made about the upcoming election. it's time to WAKE UP & see what is REALLY happening and take our place in prayer for this upcoming election. during the next 24 hours we need to step up and take our place in prayer for this nation. we are in a CRUTICAL place right now, and we need to be praying for eyes to be opened & for hearts to be turned to the right place and choose what is best to protect the values of this country. if you like what this is all about, then keep it going to get the word around! you never know who or how this will effect someone.

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