Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Halloween as you all know is my favorite holiday!
This year Kristen and Scott were
the hosts of the best Halloween bash EVER! Colby the wounded solider.

Jeni definitely got the most laughs with
her pregnant beer belly & white trash wife!
Tucker loved being a vampire,
and had to do the voice for everyone!

Briggs was the cutest cheerleader ever,

and mom the baseball player.

The Anderson as the Queen of hearts, Mad Hatter, & Alice!

Jeff the Gangsta & his Playas!

Little Red Riding Hood & Granny Wolf.

When Briggs came home at 9:00 we put his GARBAGE SACK
on the scale it weighed in at just over 16 lbs!

It was a very.....
Happy Halloween!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Somthing you didn't know.

This man has NEVER...
walked past or stepped over a penny!

I love this man!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The end of a season.

So October 30-31 marked the end of a season for the Kimbers.

Devon played his final game against Park City. It was freezing cold! They did not get a victory but played as a team and closed the gap by more than most expected. Devon didn't shed any tears, he just had excitement in his eyes , because next year he will be a SENIOR!

(Grantsville vs. Tooele)

Brennons game was on Halloween day. This game also did not have the outcome we would have wanted, but how can you be disappointed when you get to score the only touchdown for your team in your last little league game EVER! That's right next year Brennon will be a Freshman!

(nice catch Bren)

So this season has come to it's end but brings with it so much EXCITEMENT for the next!

*Devon don't let this whole Senior thing go to your head. Be nice to your brother!

Monday, November 16, 2009

What is wrong with me?
* wait please don't answer that!

Why haven't I been blogging? I love blogging! Have I been too busy with my family? No, more than usual. Have I run out of things to say? (I know your all laughing now!) No so what is it? I will be honest and place the blame exactly wear it lies........
I have always known Wal-mart was the devil but now I have to add another nemesis to my list. Ok this is the best way I can describe it...... Shopping for instance is always fun but when you shop with a credit card it seems even funner because your not paying for it right then instant gratification! Well that's how Facebook is like blogging only quicker and everybody is right there!
I have confessed my sins and now I will begin the 12 step program to recovery.
So please help me overcome this addiction by giving me affirmation of my awesome blogging!
*you know.....I'm clever, I'm interesting, and dog-gone-it people like my blog!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Homecoming 2009

Homecoming has always been a fun tradition in
Grantsville and this year was no different!
I was going to list each day and all that happened but decided it would be waaaaaay too long. So I'm just going to sum it up.
A picture is worth a thousand words........

Everyday was a new surprise for Dev.
(Thanks Macie your the best!)
Pizza with D's #32 "Eat Em' up Cowboy's"
Cute signs and decorations all over his room!

Lots of balloons, confetti, crape paper, and "caged bears"

TWO yep that's two candy bar signs!
(16 year old football players need lots of energy!)

The parade was tons of fun!

Fan Fest was a blast!
Our cute Macie :)

The game didn't turn out the way we wanted but it was still an awesome week for the whole community.

I would like to say a great big .......


to Krista Hutchins for all the hard work she did to make it such a success and anyone else who volunteered thanks!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toilets don't clean themselves?

You know that maybe it has been too long since youve scrubbed your toilets when........

The 4 year old walks in the bathroom after your done and says,

"Wow, mom our toilet is sparkly!"
*note to self..... clean toilets more often.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Brennon & Briggs have been going on adventures since they were old enough to get out of my sight. One of their favorite way's to spend a summer day is up to the "lil res" swimming and sliding down the moss covered culverts. That was the plan Aug. 13th. I took them up and dropped them off with instructions to walk home when they were done. Only an hour later Briggs called and said Brennon had cut his foot and I needed to come get him.
When I got there I could not believe the blood!
When he showed me his foot I could see the bone. We jumped in the car and raced home. I grabbed some dry clothes for him and left Briggs and Megan in charge. About the time I was to the church on Dufree st. I realized I didn't have enough gas to get to Tooele so I turned around and headed to Handy Corner, as I pulled up to the pump I realized I didn't have my planner! (no money) I headed back home. When I pulled up Briggs ran out with my planner and my fab sister said "my car has gas just take it" so off we go again. At this point I can't understand why Brennon is not screaming it HAS to hurt!
When we get to Tooele they took one look and sent us right on our way to Primary Children's.

The Dr.'s could not believe how calm Brennon was, and kept offering pain killers but he insisted he was fine. Until they tried to stitch the ligaments! (they explained that deep tissue "just doesn't numb") After what was many long hours with several specialist (also in this time frame much crying, screaming, sedatives and a mom that passed out.) they sewed the ligaments back together and stitched up Brennon's foot as best they could.
We arrived at PC at 6:00 p.m. and left at 5:00 a.m. the next morning.

Brennon was just a little excited that he got to go to the first day of school on crutches.

*that lasted about 5 min.

It was quite an experience and one neither of us wants to have EVER again!

I have two words for anyone considering culvert sliding....


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still traveling back in time...

On July 16th MJ's baby brother (yes Kev I said BABY) Kevin came home from serving in the Lancing Michigan mission. He was dearly missed, and everyone was excited to have him home.

Still waiting.....

Glad to see the mission didn't make him too serious!

Devon "called" first hug.

MJ was in MD that is why he is missing. It was really hard for him to have to miss this.

*Who is the tourist with the camera? lol

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


MJ and I have never taken a vacation alone together. Sure we have spent one or two nights in a hotel for our anniversary, but never a real live vacation. Our opportunity came when MJ had to go to MD for some training, the room and rental car was paid for and he received an allowance for food. It was the perfect chance for me to join him.

We have the greatest family in the world!
They all stepped up and divided our kids up and took over.
We went to Inner Harbor on the Chesapeake bay.

Downtown Baltimore

Spent a day in Washington DC.

National Aquarium
(why doesn't he look worried?)

So wonderful to spend time alone together! I hope we can do it again soon

*(before 17 years has gone by)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

17 years...

It only seems like yesterday when we said I do!
Sometimes it was pure bliss and others sheer misery,
and every emotion in between.
We have shared love & laughter, sorrow & pain
We have brought beautiful new people into this world,
and we have watched some dearest loved ones leave it.

We have done it together!

I love you Michael J ....ALWAYS & FOREVER

Monday, August 24, 2009


12 years old! wow
For awhile now Briggs has been checking out the go carts on KSL. So when his birthday rolled around we found one that only needed a little work. After a few hours and a couple lawn mower parts (MJ is sure handy!) he had a running go-cart.

After I snapped a few pics I realize this birthday reminded me allot of his 3rd birthday. So we pulled out the scrapbook & this is what we found......

Briggs just has a need for speed!

This summer has sped by at the speed of light! I have so much that I need to catch up on. So bare with me as we travel back in time.......

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Coming soon.....

CRaZY, iNsaNe, cAn i JuST caTcH mY bReAtH sUmMeR!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

With MJ out of town I deceided to just buy myself a Birthday cake!
Maybe I'll even share some with the kids!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ray Barrus 5k memorial race

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! It is even more special now that we get to share it with a memorial to my dad! The Ray Barrus 5K memorial run has been a fun tradition for our family. I have participated every year with the exception of two when I was VERY pregnant (Briggs July 14th & Brennon Aug. 20th) and this year thanks to recent surgery and to add insult to injury a broken toe!

I have been very proud to participate. And now my heart is so full of pride for my sons who have chosen to honer their grandpa by participating also.

Briggs never got to meet his "Grandpa Ray" and still follows in his footsteps. He ran the 5K this year in 21min! WOW!! Finishing first of anyone under 16. I cried when I saw him coming toward the finish line way ahead of anyone near his age. Finishing 33 overall out of 350!

Devon a self proclaimed "non runner" finished in 23min. coming in 65th overall.

It is so exciting for me to see a small tradition that started with aprox. 20 runners become a community event. I was so touched to see people who are my friends & acquaintances participating. I know everyone was there for there own reasons but I also want to believe some small part of them was also there for me!

So THANK YOU to everyone who participated, for whatever reason!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Muddy buddies

I have great memories of doing crazy things as a kid.
Sliding down old wrestling mats in the driveway with dish soap.
(mom was a little ticked when we'd use a bottle a day)
Making obstacle courses in the back yard using anything we could find.
Making huge "forts" with every piece of furniture, blanket & pillow in the house.
Jumping on the tramp in a rainstorm.

So when I saw the fun being had next door...
I just grinned and grabbed my camera!

What are neighborhood kids supposed to do when the drainage ditches fill up with water?

I know!!... grab as much mud as you can and throw it at the girls! :)

Devon and Brittany share a special relationship
(a big change from the prom pics last month)

A good look for Briggs!

And could Tuc be any cuter? I'd still hug him!

The damage was widespread!
Please note* Kristen on her roof also snapping photos, but staying out of the line of fire!
(a wise decision, as I was the recipient of some "mud shrapnel") Did I forget to mention this is how dad cleans
off boys who play in the mud!

*I know allot of pics but I just couldn't leave any out! (I have TON'S more)

It was a fun evening to have right before I had my surgery, it really made me smile, and filled my heart with love, and the knowledge of who and what I am living for.