Reformed Grits


I don’t believe we have been properly introduced
May 29, 2008, 4:05 pm
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**Bear with me here.  I must explain that maybe I should be worried about axe murderers or stalkers here but I'm going to this here event, DV. They've asked us to introduce ourselves so here I go.  It'd be EVER so much fun if you'd come too! 

Well, hello there!  My name is Kim and I'm pleased to meet you.  Here is some randomness that probably won't interest you in the least, but nevertheless we'll need something to talk about when we meet fact to face so here ya go: 

This is me: 
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When I was 14, I met and fell in love with him: DSC01180

I think his mom, who is great, got this outfit for him while he was modeling for Bargain Town USA back in the 80's.  Yes, he really did. 

Four years later we got married.  Not after the modeling gig… 4 years after we met.  Stay with me.  Three and a half years later we started popping out babies like rabbits.  We now have 6 here (3 boys and 3 girls) and one little boy that went on ahead. 

Now for some more unexpected random things you never wanted to know…

1.  I was born in South Carolina.  I know, who cares? 

2.  I've been blessed to go to Scotland twice and I think heaven may actually be there.  It looks like it, but the cars are small so I can't be sure. 

3.  I do NOT look like the above picture anymore.  Thank you, Lord, for your mercies are new every morning.  

4.  My beloved still wears that tie.

5.  Not really.  Bow ties make you look like a pediatrician.  And he's not.  He's in seminary preparing for full-time ministry.  That's not my idea.  We were kind of dragged in to it.    But right now, he works in the steel industry to pay the bills.  We are not sure how we will pay the bills once we go full-time.  That's out of our hands. 

6.  I'm currently on a summer-time quest to purge our horrific back yard of dead branches, trees, rotten wood, leaves, and other dead things like bushes.   I don't know what we'll do once I complete this, but it must be done.  It's awful looking.  We take lots of stuff to the curb to be picked up on Tuesdays so that's my day to work in the yard with the spawn.

7.  We are a soccer family.  We love to watch it and the boys love to play it.  My children are all exceptionally fast runners.  They did NOT get this from me. 

8.  I used to love Stryper and even went to their concert– more than once.  I still secretly like some of their songs.  Actually, never mind.  Let's just pretend I never said that.  As my Granny would say, "And we should never speak of it again…"

9.  I love to sew.  I made all my prom dresses in high school.  Now I like to sew for my girls– especially smocked things.  I don't get to spend a lot of time doing it, but it gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

10.  I collect diseases like some people collect stamps.  I've had everything from scarlet fever to meningitis to kidney stones.  Not by my choice, you should know.   I hope and pray and expect to be healthy when we meet in person, DV. 

11.  And finally, I love to read.  Just junk mostly.  Historical fiction is my favorite.  But if you give me a book expect me to not do ANYTHING until I've finished reading it.  No food, no trips to the emergency room, no diaper changes, or anything.  Just find someone else to do it while I'm reading.  And heaven help if you get me reading a series.  The house may burn down around me but I'll take the book (and my children of course!) into the yard next door and probably will sit down to continue reading until the fire trucks come… assuming someone else called them. 

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Stryper ROCKS!!! You may try to forget your past but in reality it will become cool once again.

Comment by Graham

I can’t get over how much your nephew that starts with the letter “A” looks just like “D” here. Oh my goodness! By the way, GREAT hair do you had going on there! LOL!

Comment by Amanda

Just wanted to say that I am totally with you on #11. There have been days where I’ve accomplished NOTHING, I mean NOTHING because I couldn’t put a book down.

Comment by Nicole @ Life in Progress

I went through a Stryper phase in college. TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL! My roommate and I used to just scream that so that everyone in the dorm would think we were possessed. Good times!

Comment by distybug

My musician uncle gave me and my sisters a Stryper CD for Christmas when we were little….we loved it. 🙂 I had fun reading this one!

Comment by Heidi

Oh my goodness…take away the earrings, necklace, and cover the top part of your hair and you have your little 4th grade boy!!!! I can’t believe the resemblance!

Comment by wendy

Why do you keep using that picture? I know you must have something better than that!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Andrea

What fun! I think those pictures are awesome. You should tag everyone else and make them post pictures from junior high on their blogs. Now that would be fun!

Comment by penny




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