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"I love kids"
  Words cannot describe how much I want children, hope to have them someday soon. They are the most innocent, wonderful, thoughtful humans. To watch how one raises their children is so interesting to me. These girls are raised so well. Loving, insanely smart, they baffle me with their thoughts, words, and expressions. It’s just a wonder to watch and have fun with other people’s children, with hopes of having your own. Regardless of my path in life, I’ll revel in people’s creations. D said to to me, “You’re like a real life American Girl Doll to kids.” I wasn’t sure how to take that at first, but then I realized, maybe the sparkles and glitter that is me is just what that is, it’s rainbows and unicorns, and that’s what draws them to me. Someday I’ll be a great mom.
X.KJS.

"I love kids"

  Words cannot describe how much I want children, hope to have them someday soon. They are the most innocent, wonderful, thoughtful humans. To watch how one raises their children is so interesting to me. These girls are raised so well. Loving, insanely smart, they baffle me with their thoughts, words, and expressions. It’s just a wonder to watch and have fun with other people’s children, with hopes of having your own. Regardless of my path in life, I’ll revel in people’s creations. D said to to me, “You’re like a real life American Girl Doll to kids.” I wasn’t sure how to take that at first, but then I realized, maybe the sparkles and glitter that is me is just what that is, it’s rainbows and unicorns, and that’s what draws them to me. Someday I’ll be a great mom.

X.KJS.

"Mom, this one is for you."
Dear Kim’s Whims,
  I am writing in my diary today to explain the importance of a life jacket. Yesterday, my D, myself, and my mother decided to go paddle boarding. I didn’t particularly want to go. I have bad balance and wasn’t really feeling it. I went anyways, and I laid on the board while David stood above me paddling. All was beautiful, glittering waters, a view of Bon Jovi’s house. Well my mom kept going and going, and I started to get a little panicked. We were out in deep water, I felt unsteady laying on the board because of equal balance. All in all, it wasn’t my favorite experience. Well, it was a lot less favorite when I look ahead and my mother flies off her board and capsizes. Now, my mother is very petite woman, and thinks she may be slighty stronger than she is. With a look of desperation and fear as her paddle board starts to get away from her with current, she starts hurling her oar to try and catch it. At this point, I can see she is exhausting herself. She’s doing okay though, she’s screaming at D to get her paddleboard. Then she goes belly up like a flounder. Now I know, things might not be okay. Usually when you try and float, it means you can no longer tread water. So we go to get her, and she drops her head on my board like a ton of bricks. I’m trying to balance, David goes swimming after her board and manages to get it. WELL, guess who got stuck with my mother sitting Indian style of the back of my board while I paddled all the way back to shore with my arms. Me. The shore never seemed so far away, it was like a mirage, and with every stroke of my arms and my butt in my mom’s face, my legs started to cramp. Of course, my momma, always stubborn, was all “YOU CANNOT GET A CRAMP!!!!”! I turned around and was like, “DO NOT TALK TO ME RIGHT NOW!!!”. David was leisurely paddling standing up, back to shore with his oar. Moral of the story is, after I sat on the board on shore for a few minutes to catch my breath. MOM, and EVERYONE, wear a friggin’ life preserver! Needless to say, we had a good laugh and some beers afterwards which was well deserved as we all worked together, but it was frightening. However, like I talked to D and my mom about it, certain situations are fight or flight. I am shocked I didn’t panic. My husband didn’t panic. Mom panicked for a few seconds. The whole process felt like it was about two hours long, but once we hit the sand, everyone just breathed a sigh of relief and said, “Okay, now we need to go get a drink!”
This one is very cute and is avail @ www.buywake.com
Mom, it’s cute, not ugly!
PS: Mom, thanks again for that trip to Bali. It clearly came in handy!

"Mom, this one is for you."

Dear Kim’s Whims,

  I am writing in my diary today to explain the importance of a life jacket. Yesterday, my D, myself, and my mother decided to go paddle boarding. I didn’t particularly want to go. I have bad balance and wasn’t really feeling it. I went anyways, and I laid on the board while David stood above me paddling. All was beautiful, glittering waters, a view of Bon Jovi’s house. Well my mom kept going and going, and I started to get a little panicked. We were out in deep water, I felt unsteady laying on the board because of equal balance. All in all, it wasn’t my favorite experience. Well, it was a lot less favorite when I look ahead and my mother flies off her board and capsizes. Now, my mother is very petite woman, and thinks she may be slighty stronger than she is. With a look of desperation and fear as her paddle board starts to get away from her with current, she starts hurling her oar to try and catch it. At this point, I can see she is exhausting herself. She’s doing okay though, she’s screaming at D to get her paddleboard. Then she goes belly up like a flounder. Now I know, things might not be okay. Usually when you try and float, it means you can no longer tread water. So we go to get her, and she drops her head on my board like a ton of bricks. I’m trying to balance, David goes swimming after her board and manages to get it. WELL, guess who got stuck with my mother sitting Indian style of the back of my board while I paddled all the way back to shore with my arms. Me. The shore never seemed so far away, it was like a mirage, and with every stroke of my arms and my butt in my mom’s face, my legs started to cramp. Of course, my momma, always stubborn, was all “YOU CANNOT GET A CRAMP!!!!”! I turned around and was like, “DO NOT TALK TO ME RIGHT NOW!!!”. David was leisurely paddling standing up, back to shore with his oar. Moral of the story is, after I sat on the board on shore for a few minutes to catch my breath. MOM, and EVERYONE, wear a friggin’ life preserver! Needless to say, we had a good laugh and some beers afterwards which was well deserved as we all worked together, but it was frightening. However, like I talked to D and my mom about it, certain situations are fight or flight. I am shocked I didn’t panic. My husband didn’t panic. Mom panicked for a few seconds. The whole process felt like it was about two hours long, but once we hit the sand, everyone just breathed a sigh of relief and said, “Okay, now we need to go get a drink!”

This one is very cute and is avail @ www.buywake.com

Mom, it’s cute, not ugly!

PS: Mom, thanks again for that trip to Bali. It clearly came in handy!

"From last night"
I was roasted, toasted, and exhausted but so much fun. However, in all seriousness,today is the day my grandmother passed away 1 year ago. I’m thinking of her, was thinking of her watching the fireworks, thinking about the clouds and heaven. I miss you Irene, Grandma, Mother to my mother. You did a lot of wonderful, beautiful things for me, except the time you made me watch people churn butter in Amish County. However, every memory, every moment with you, was always beautiful. You told the best stories, you entertained me to your best capability. I have Grandpa’s chair in our house now, and part of you is there as well. I love you, I’ll always love you. I hope you’re playing with your Yorkies in Heaven, and drinking Brandy and Sherry along with them. You have a lot of Brandys up there! I love you, and I know you probably don’t know how to use a MacBook Air in Heaven, but hey, maybe you see me writing this. Kisses.
Your grandaughter,
Kimberly June Seabech Skowron Shunk Schiavone
PPS: At least you knew that I got married and continued our S tradition. Hey, he’s not Eastern Bloc, but I wish you got to spend more time with him, and I hope you know, he makes me insanely happy and I know that’s what you always wanted for me. Again, kisses from Earth to you. You did a damn good job being a Grandma, and cheers to 96 years of a wonderful life. Now go kiss Grandpa for me, and Uncle Chip too. 

"From last night"

I was roasted, toasted, and exhausted but so much fun. However, in all seriousness,today is the day my grandmother passed away 1 year ago. I’m thinking of her, was thinking of her watching the fireworks, thinking about the clouds and heaven. I miss you Irene, Grandma, Mother to my mother. You did a lot of wonderful, beautiful things for me, except the time you made me watch people churn butter in Amish County. However, every memory, every moment with you, was always beautiful. You told the best stories, you entertained me to your best capability. I have Grandpa’s chair in our house now, and part of you is there as well. I love you, I’ll always love you. I hope you’re playing with your Yorkies in Heaven, and drinking Brandy and Sherry along with them. You have a lot of Brandys up there! I love you, and I know you probably don’t know how to use a MacBook Air in Heaven, but hey, maybe you see me writing this. Kisses.

Your grandaughter,

Kimberly June Seabech Skowron Shunk Schiavone

PPS: At least you knew that I got married and continued our S tradition. Hey, he’s not Eastern Bloc, but I wish you got to spend more time with him, and I hope you know, he makes me insanely happy and I know that’s what you always wanted for me. Again, kisses from Earth to you. You did a damn good job being a Grandma, and cheers to 96 years of a wonderful life. Now go kiss Grandpa for me, and Uncle Chip too. 

"Happy 4th!!!"

My Dawgs and I!!!

"Do it yourself projects"
Chair: Free from Brooklyn Sidewalk
Fabric: 7 dollars
Result: Adorable
Ps. I should probably be very careful with a staple gun.

"Do it yourself projects"

Chair: Free from Brooklyn Sidewalk

Fabric: 7 dollars

Result: Adorable

Ps. I should probably be very careful with a staple gun.

"And so this is how I wake up in the morning…."
My Dewey and Dakota. These two precious hearts wake me and my own D up. They stand, they pant, they breathe into my face until I open my eyes or D’s as he has the morning walk duty. I couldn’t wake up happier to my 3 darling D’s. It’s like Christmas morning, every morning. I open my eyes and always remember that David saved me, and we saved them.  I guess we’re just a whole bunch of rescues in this house. I wake up to doggy kisses, and then the always kiss on the forehead from my darling. Life is perfect. I wouldn’t trade my three for anything. Life is interesting, complicated, and hard….Yet, when you open your eyes to 3 beings that you love so much, it reminds you not to worry about the little stuff, the petty stuff. It’s a million times infinity worthwhile to have this in the morning. Makes each day so much easier, so much more honest. You’re caring for your husband, and your “children”, and if everyone is smiling, I’m the most content person on earth.Goes to show that sometimes being saved, and saving, gives you the motivation to get through each and every day with an excited smile. 
Xo.KJS.

"And so this is how I wake up in the morning…."

My Dewey and Dakota. These two precious hearts wake me and my own D up. They stand, they pant, they breathe into my face until I open my eyes or D’s as he has the morning walk duty. I couldn’t wake up happier to my 3 darling D’s. It’s like Christmas morning, every morning. I open my eyes and always remember that David saved me, and we saved them.  I guess we’re just a whole bunch of rescues in this house. I wake up to doggy kisses, and then the always kiss on the forehead from my darling. Life is perfect. I wouldn’t trade my three for anything. Life is interesting, complicated, and hard….Yet, when you open your eyes to 3 beings that you love so much, it reminds you not to worry about the little stuff, the petty stuff. It’s a million times infinity worthwhile to have this in the morning. Makes each day so much easier, so much more honest. You’re caring for your husband, and your “children”, and if everyone is smiling, I’m the most content person on earth.Goes to show that sometimes being saved, and saving, gives you the motivation to get through each and every day with an excited smile. 

Xo.KJS.

"Beaching it"

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"I have the best husband"
Painted this chest of flowers he bought for me. I am so lucky.

"I have the best husband"

Painted this chest of flowers he bought for me. I am so lucky.