Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Part of Kody and Kolin's black belt requirement for their black belt testing this January is to keep a book of everything...forms, notes, awards, certificates, testing sheets, etc..
That book has been two and a half years in the making abd by this week it is going to be complete and turned in for the once over by other black belts. It really does have to be as perfect as can be...I mean considering they were put toether by a 10 and a 12 year old.

Part of that book making is writing an esssay and creating your own form...which they then name. It's their's, created by them, named only for them.

The create-a-form is supposed to be at leat 30 moves..Kody's is something like 60. Overacheiver. LOL!!

Another part of that book is creating your own cover. Thank goodness parents can help..a bit..along the way.
Thank goodness for Photoshop. :0)

Kolin's create-a-form is called "Fearless"...that definetly describes him...he is our wild man, afraid of nothing much. He talks about "certain death" and "instant death" like some kids talk about Spongebob.

Kody's form is called "Perseverance". That is my Bear...he who Perseveres over everything life throws at him.

These are a sneak peek at the covers for those books.
The design and ideas were all their's. Pretty cool, huh? :0)

Gotta run them two to their two hour karate and sword class tonight!!
Have a good one all!!

Love, Kim


Connie F-G said...

Their covers look fabulous! What a lucky family to have such a creative mom!

Best of luck with all the testing and such they are practicing for.

How is every one holding up without Papa Bear? I sure have been thinking about you the past couple of days.


Lisa said...

Wow I'm impressed. I'm struggling to make Christmas cards!!! Love and prayers to all.

Jen from WI said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the boys look awesome!!
Check your email, okay?

Anonymous said...

I love it. My son is in Tae Kwon Do (brown belt) & I would love to have some pics like that. Those are awesome. I sure wish I was closer to Florida so I could have you take some cool martial arts pics of my son :)

Good Luck Kody & Kolin with the belt testing. My son will be going for his brown senior belt in about a week.

Hope everyone is holding up as good as they can with Karl away


Anonymous said...

KOOL covers, Kody, Kolin & Kim!!! How awesome they are!! Good luck with all your testing.

Hope everyone's feeling okay, and that Daddy Bear is doing okay too. One week almost down; one to go.


Anonymous said...

Dear K family,
WOW!!! Those books sound awesome! Good luck with testing. I know it seems like a lot of work right now but when you look down after the test and see that black belt tied around your waist it is a wonderful feeling. I hope things are going as well as possible with Mr. K being gone. I'm praying for a safe trip and quick return.
Love, blessings, and tons of hugs,
Tanya Nicole Servis

Amy said...

Those "K" boy's have really outdone themselves this time!! The covers rock!! My oldest son Austin (11)just started karate lesson a couple weeks ago and he loves it. I encouraged him to do this in part because I've seen what it's done for your boys. So thanks.


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