Sunday, December 28, 2008

Living The Martial Way

This weekend a 10 year old little girl, in Eustis Florida, which is a town about 25-30 minutes from here, was almost abducted by a man twice her size, from her front yard where she was playing.
Fortunately, this story ends with a happy ending. This 10 year old girl, fought, broke free and got away.
The police are still looking for the guy that tried to take her.
I am sure this guy will think twice about grabbing another child. You see, this little girl just so happened to be a black belt in karate.

Though, I wish she never had to go through any of that, I am so happy that she was trained, very well I am sure, to stay calm, defend herself and escape a situation that could very well have turned deadly. anyone who wonders why my boys train 5-6 days a week in martial arts and combat style/street fighting, to become better and stronger. That is the #1 reason why. You simply cannot be too careful. If there are any parents out there who still on the fence about sending their children to martial arts training, please think again. That 1 hour class that you'll find yourself driving to 3 to 5 times a week could save the life of your child.

On a brighter note...Kody and Kolin has recently gotten the word that they will be testing again on January 31st for their second degree black belt.
How awesome is that?

These were taken this afternoon...

I am so stinkin' proud of those two boys of mine. :0)

Hope you all have the most awesome day everyone!!

Love, Kim

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Bear

Dang..this kids big brown eyes make my heart melt. :0)

It was a pretty awesome day today..the weather was really nice, nice in fact we had to turn the central A/C on.
{Sorry Sheila!!}
Kody spent all afternoon on his...your all not going to believe this..


He was awesome, right on balance, flying up and down the street doing tricks like he hadn't a problem in the world.
Did I take pictures?, didn't do it, sorry.
tomorrow's fixin' to be another beautiful day though, so we'll get some.
Kolin was so cool the whole day, riding right there next to him, just incase. Always keeping an eye on his brother..I just love that kid.

Welp everyone..I really hate to cut this short but without Adri around {her and Kayara went to Cape Coral for a week} it is real quiet around here and quiet in a home with two boys could only mean trouble. LOL!!

I'll catch up with ya'all tomorrow.

Have a great night everyone!!!

Love, Kim

Friday, December 26, 2008


We hope everyone's Christmas was a good one. :0)

Ours was pretty decent and very, grandbabies, toys, flying paper, and Guitar Hero World Tour which Kody and Kolin {OK, and me and Kaysha} played all day long.

I have to tell ya'all a little something about Kolin tonight. OK, here goes..
Kolin, much like his Mama, loves Guns and Roses. Kolin is mildly obsessed with Slash. Kolin would love to be Slash, at least for a day. Kolin can imitate the entire November Rain video...all almost 10 minutes of it, and he can rock me on that.
Anyway...while out Christmas shopping two days before Christmas, which, believe it or not, is when I started shopping, I walked into FYE {a music store} looking for some cool Slipknot things I knew my boys would love.
I didn't find any Slipknot but, sitting there, hanging from a wall, all by itself, with a clearance tag on it, was Slash's top hat complete with a full head of Slash's long jet black hair.
I couldn't believe it and faster then you can say "Welcome to the Jungle", that hat was mine, all mine for my kid, Slash's greatest fan.

Come Christmas morning...Kolin opened up that hat and he flipped out, 100% completely insane.
And, he hasn't taken that dang hat off yet.

Here's a few snaps from this afternoon...

The processing on them was really out of the box funky, I know...but, I figured it may have been pretty dull any other way.

Thanks for stopping by tonight...have a beautiful night everyone. :0)

Love, Kim

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We here in the "K" family would like to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!!!!

And, a special message to some one I love very much who can't spend Christmas at home this year. I miss you and can't wait until you are home. Here's a little something from me to you, it may not be very traditional..but it sure is us, isn't it? :0)

Have a beautiful day everybody!!!!

Love, Kim and the "K's"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Misfits Christmas

Because things are always different around here, this year Adri has a "Very Merry Misfits Christmas" theme going on...

These are all taken today. :0)

Hate to make this so short tonight but Kaysha's friend Travis M. {the one in the military} is on "Tribute To The Troops" and I really want to watch it.

Have a beautiful night everyone!!

Love, Kim

Friday, December 19, 2008

Guess Who Lost Her First Tooth?

Alona did!!

And rest assured her two Uncles taught her all about spitting water through that gap. :0)

See ya'all tomorrow.

Love, Kim

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just A Little Bit Of Anything

And some cute kids too. :0)

I'm still working on those pictures from last weekend, slowly but surely.
Here's some for tonight.

The Boggy Creek Bird...

Bear bustin' a move, he is definitely the line dancer of the family.

My boys...

And, when we came home, we came home to these two, Alona...

And Adri...

Lots more photos of those two coming up soon.

Not much else going on here, just trying to wrap up the week.
Well my friends, I know this one is short and sweet, but I am exhausted tonight. We'll be seeing ya'all tomorrow. :0)

Love, Kim

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Hump Day!

I'll be back to regular blogging by tomorrow, I really will. :0)

We've just been trying to squeeze in alot of work hours and after school activities this last week till the kids are on Christmas vacation.
Their last day is this Friday and they don't go back till Jan. 5th.
And, to top it all off..I have not done a stitch of Christmas shopping. :0(
I'm also a Christmas card neglector this in order to stay going "green", I'm going to put together a virtual one. I know, I's just a fancy excuse for "I never got a Christmas card made".
Well, let me go see at what kind of photos from this past weekend I can round up, so I have something for tomorrow.

All hat orders are being shipped tomorrow {thank you Karlio}. Enjoy them!!

OK everyone, as always..I have to run.

Have a great night everyone!!

Love, Kim

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Camp Boggy's Holiday Party

We had the best day ever yesterday!!!
I have lots of pics to share...I just have to get to getting them downsized, but for's three.

Kolin and Bear putting their hand prints on this years holiday banner.

And Kolin, doing what he does best...ingesting pure sugar by the handful. :0)

While we were there, we busted a move with a pretty classy band that was playing, and the crazy thing is, the lady who wrote Kody's awesome magazine article is a member of that band. Who would have thought? the midst of it all, Kody, Kolin and I got a big ole' "shout out" from the band. It was so cool.
Thank you Miss Ruth, you really made our day. :0)

Anywhos, I will have more pictures of their day up soon, but I seriously have to update the Hat site first.
Let me go run and put up a few Photographer Hat Packs, and I'll be back just as soon as I can.
See Sheila..I didn't make any promises this time. LOL!!

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Lots of Love,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Florida Boys

Just chillin' like brothers do. :0)

Good Night!!!


Happy Friday!! through another one!! :0)

OK..first news, this is so insane, insane in a good way...

Adriana made it to 3 down South {like the Cape Coral/Naples} area TV stations yesterday..and it gets better.
They want the "Cutest Kid" to participate in all the major parades that they have there, sitting on a float and waving to peeps. How cool is that?!
Our little "Coppertop" is going to be making a name for herself real soon. gets better, there will be scouts for magazines checking her out. And to think, it all started out with this...


Who would have ever thought...not me. :0)

The other good news is, Camp Boggy Creek's Winterfest party is tomorrow and I'll be grabbing my two boys, tossing them in the car and driving them out there for a fun afternoon of lots of kiddo activities.
Oh...I'll make sure to take pictures cuz I know, I have been neglecting that badly. Stinks coming home and it gets dark 30 minutes later.
I'll make up for that tomorrow though, for sure.

OK, well I'm off for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with some new stuff for ya'all.

Have a GREAT night everyone!!

Love, Kim

PS. One of Kolin, so Sheila doesn't think I'm a complete photo blogging neglector. :0)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Little Bit'a K n' K

Just because I couldn't stay off tonight and mostly because I wanted to shock the bajeezes out of Sheila. LOL!!

Three of the "Double Trouble" kids..

Till tomorrow....


PS. Scroll down to my post below to see our Cat Country Cutest Kid winner!!! :0)

Cat Country's FIRST Place Cutest Kid!!

We have a winner!!!!!!!!

Cat Country's Cutest Kid is ADRIANA!!!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone out there who helped us get our baby girl to be the #1 cutest kid.
Now, mind you...we think all those young uns' were adorable...but who can resist a little redhead? ;0)

I'm off to upload some new pic's amd help Kolin with his homework. I'll try my best to be back on later, but if I don't..I'll see ya'all tomorrow night.

Thanks again everyone!!!

Love, Kim

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shopping Tip #1...Purse Safety

Christmas shopping is in full swing, I know this because I am a die-hard Wal-Mart shopper..and when it takes me more time standing on line to pay for my kids food stuff then it does to pick up a few hundred groceries, read all the celebrity scandal mag's at the register, eat a king sized Hershey bar one bag Bold Party Chex Mix and a Cola, pass out $5.00 worth of quarters to my two boy hellions for the arcade room, run back and pick up five forgotten items, get 24 photos developed, and set up my cell phone voice mail, my senses tell shopping is alive and well here in sunny Leesburg.

Shoppers are buzzing and shoplifters and purse snatchers are around too. I haven't seen any yet..but they are there, I've been told.

Now, because my purse holds everything important in my life, gum, tums, strawberry lip gloss, glasses lens cleaner, 47 pens and highlighters {I know..I know, I just love them too much to part}, two to-do books, an unbalanced checkbook, 98 receipts, a polka dot umbrella and oh keys and wallet, I know I can't be too safe. It's mine, I'm keeping it and hell's to the no to all you Grinches out there, you ain't gettin' it.

What I do everyday, not just during the madness of the holiday rush, but all the time is a very simple way of keeping what's mine right there in front of me and not taken by some sticky fingered weirdo.

Now...while I don't have small young un's anymore this may be a small problem for those who do., very short and sweet...take the baby seat harness safety clips located right there on your shopping cart and clip the handle of your purse in them.
BaaDaa Bing, BaaDaa Boom..that's it.
Seriously..this takes 2 seconds and could very well keep your purse from being grabbed by some Scrooge who would love nothing more then to do some shopping with your hard earned cash.

BTW..I don't claim to be a professional safety expert..I just wanted to share what I know works for me. And, I've had plenty a man, woman and even a police officer tell me it's a darn good idea. Try it, please, for this here face...

LOL, see that..I knew you'd do it for him. :0)

Have a great night everyone!!!!

Love, Kim

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Tomorrow Somewhere, Isn't It?

LOL, I should have known better..I really should have known. OK, I promise to never promise again, and that's a promise. :0)

So, yesterday was a busy surprise. Last night the boys helped out with PWCST black belt testing, and that was really cool. Afterwards, while we waited for Kayara and Adriana to walk back from the Leesburg Christmas parade, Kolin had a few minutes to himself on a completely empty karate floor and of course, because Kolin is Kolin..he couldn't go without pummeling a couple training dummy things.

This is a pretty snotty photo cuz my speedlight {external flash} was acting like a snot, and he was moving way faster then me or the camera could keep sorry about the quality, but ya'all get the idea.

It looks like Bear's Mohawk days may be coming to an end, as he has decided that he wants to grow his hair out long too. His decision made by a few brats in school that can't seem to take the hint "hands off the shunt". I'll miss that "hawk", but I'm sure one day it'll be back.

Welp, my friends and family that I love..let me get going and see if perhaps I can get a few snaps of Bear before it gets too late...or he leaves me to go toss a football around again.
Next weekend...Christmas pic's for sure, no matter what the little hellions say. ;0)

Have a great day everyone!!!

Love, Kim

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bad Blogger

Yep, I need a good ole' smackdown for being the worlds worst blogger this week. It's been a crazy week and between Dad Bear and I, we sort of barely made it through. All I can say is TGIF!!!!
I promise to get ya'all some new photos and some new blogging material to read tomorrow.
Till then though, it's pretty late so I'll wish you all a good night and I'll be talking to you tomorrow. :0)

Love, Kim

PS. Sheila, e-mail me!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Top Ten

Adriana made it to the final top 10 cute kids!!!
Please, please help us get her to the #1 spot for Cat Country's Cutest Kid

She's number #013 and this is what her photo that was submitted looks like...

Thank you so much to everyone out there who helped us get her this far.
I'll update again real soon..I have got to go and help Kolin with some homework. :0/

Have a beautiful night everyone!!!

Love, Kim

PS. I can't pull that magazine on-line yet, I think it may be too soon. As soon as I can get it to show ya'all..I definitely will. Oh..yes, it is a local Lake County magazine..a really nice one that is huge, in full color and just beautiful.I am still in awe.

PPSS. You would not believe how many people {friends from our hometown here in Leesburg} that we know who are reading it and can't get through it without tears {Ahem..Michelle}.
That Kody Bear of ours..he has touched alot of lives. :0)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Kody's Magazine Article...

It's here and hot off the press today, Kody's full color, 6 pages long magazine article and it is AWESOME!!!!!
I had no idea it would be today, so, on my lunch break, as I waited for my favorite little coffee shop to make my pumpkin latte with a Coke on the side, I glanced over at the racks off magazines and his name just caught my eye.
So, I picked me up a handful and tomorrow, I'll be going back for more. :0)

Seriously though...the article was beautifully written, absolutely phenomenal, the layout was incredible with all sorts of silhouettes of martial arts, skateboarding and even the first two pages were that of an electric guitar with the body part being a cancer ribbon.
It is so Kody, soooooo Kody Bear.
They used all my photos with credits....which was incredible in itself. :0)
There are no words to describe, I'm going to look around tonight and see if I can find a link to it.
It's a must, must see.

I really just can't get over how beautiful this article is, and the people who put it all together, we thank you a million, trillion times.

To celebrate, well..I wish I could say I had some shots of Bear, but I don't. Sorry, but I will within the next day or so.
I do have some of Kolin from the weekend. BTW, Kolin and Kaysha are both in the mag. too.

I little bit different editing for me, but I kind of think I like the toned down colors for there...

Have a BEAUTIFUL night everyone!!!!!!

Love, Kim


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