Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
My local newspaper basically did my shopping for me when it recently ran this advertisement for . . . are you ready? . . . "A Thoughtful Gift--Give someone you love the added comfort of an extra tall toilet with the beauty of fine European design." SOLD! Say no more! This item just screams "thoughtful gift," does it not? I especially like the "elongated seat design" feature. Nice. Ooo and looky! It comes with a beautiful red bow perched right on top so your gift wrapping chore is done. What more could anyone ask for? You give this little beauty away, and you and your gift will be the talk of the family for years, guar-an-teed!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Can I just say for the record that I must be the luckiest, most blessed, and certainly the most grateful mom in the whole universe! It is a PRIVILEGE to be the mom of Christian--to be able to learn from his steady and mature example, to watch him grow in his faith and abilities, to see his compassion and care for others, to observe his natural leadership in action, to have the unbelievable joy of being with him and his happy personality every day. It is almost too much to take in and certainly more than I deserve, but I'll take it, for sure. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for my sweet Christian whom I absolutely adore with all of my heart.
Monday, December 08, 2008
We both looked back at my mom and at the same time said something really intelligent like, "huh?" She grinned back at us and said, "Well, Christian, you aren't fully dressed without a girl on each arm!" She is a master of the bon mot, my mom!
Epilogue: What makes this hilarious is that we had met my mom for a BYU basketball game the night prior and yes, you guessed it--Christian had a girl on each arm!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The girl in the background is totally trying to memorize Mom's technique
Christian was the big bowling Kahuna, outscoring us by almost double--and he didn't even need the bumpers this week!
Look at the twinkle in Jordan's eyes--he can't wait for baby Kimball to pop out and join the Professional Bowling Tour for 2009Heehee. It looks like Ashley accidentally swallowed one of the bowling balls Check it out: they're identical in size, about the same weight, . . . hmmm . . . oh my . . .one of the balls did turn up missing. Waaaaaite a minute . . . wha . . . "Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Come right away!"Marian makes any occasion a reason to laugh and be merry ("Merry-an!)In an effort to avoid another lame-O lawsuit (so annoying), Dave has started taking the precaution of bellowing, "FORE!" as he hurls his ball down the lane with enough force to bust through the wall and pin down one of the food court workers by her hairnet on the other side I'm not telling my score. But please note the darling hot pink ball I'm heave-ho-ing, so no worries.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!
You can barely see it, but please take note of the ever-present bow squished onto the left side of Ashley's bald little head. It was the bane of Dave's existence whenever he pulled dressing and grooming duty.
"How much longer do we need to glue this thing onto her SKULL???"
"As long as it takes for her to grow some hair."
"I hate to break it to you, but by the look of things she'll be twenty years old and I'll still be sticking this pitiful little bow onto her head."
"Now you're just being ridiculous. I'll have made some new bows by that time!"
"Well, I'm sorry but I'm putting my foot down--I don't want my daughter resenting me in the future for applying potential toxins to her hairless head every day."
"Okay. But I'll just warn you that those old men at church will start calling her an unusually beautiful little boy again, even when she does wear lace. It's your call."
"Fine. Hand me the Epoxy."
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ashley's former roommate, Rose
Emily, Bethany, Ashley and Judy (the aunts-to-be, mommy-to-be and grandma-to-be)
Grandma Bea, Rexine (in the back), Marian (greatgrandma-to-be and great aunts-to-be)
Ashley is holding an outfit Jordan wore as a baby. Can't you just see him in this?
Tons of darling outfits were given to Baby Kimball by Grandma Judy
Yeah! A stroller and carseat all in one nifty box!
Baby Kimball gets to bounce and swing while mommy studies
A surprise for Ashley! Her dear, dear friends Rachel, Christine and Tina, living in Wisconsin, Indiana and New York City, respectively, sent a gift to me to take to the shower for them. So very thoughtful and kind!
Yeah! It's a play gym that Kimball will absolutely love! Those friends are the best!
I am getting so excited for the baby to come! When will he come, you ask? Ashley has been told by her doctors that it could be December 26 or January 3. So, I'm taking bets. We're going to play, "Guess the Day of the Marvelousness and Amazingness and Wonderfulness." My guess is December 30. Cm'on and chime in! If you're the winner you will receive a delicious chocolate cigar. Or a live puppy. Your choice.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Christian is the third drummer from the left. Look at him. Isn't he so darling! Yay Christian!
This is Christian with his friend Andrew. Andrew's mom and dad went to the competition, and his mom took these awesome pictures. Thanks, Ellen! (I would have gone too if I didn't have a big hunkin' primary program to direct. But it's all good. Ellen and Rick delivered our hoohas and screams pretty well I think!)
Mr. Miller looks on with great pride. In the background, you can see Sean's close friend Parker who is an assistant to the band.
This is the entire drumline. Left click on the picture to play, "Where's Christian?" A crazy bunch, they are!
They will soon be off to the Grand National Bands of America Competition in Indianalopis, Indiana. This one is the superbowl of all competitions, the world series, the BIG KAHUNA. The awesome director of bands, Mr. Miller, says he is gunning for a top twelve finish. I think they have a great shot at making that goal! GO AMERICAN FORK!!!!!
The kids were pretty proud of their medals, and rightly so! Hundreds and hundreds of hours have been devoted to the band, so this win is very much deserved. AWESOME!