Sunday, November 29, 2009

*OHHHH SOPHIE!!!*


The little girl who started it all, Shaelyn. :) Is she cute or what?!!

THE STORY OF OH SOPHIE BEGINS HERE...

If you know me, my family, or my friends at all...you probably know that we call each other, Sophie or Soph. Why? Well...it's an odd story and I don't know how to connect it all...but I'll try. :)

In my early 20's there was a little girl in my family church ward that I adored. And at the time I had never seen a cuter little girl besides my own nieces. Something about her captured my heart and she always grinned at me. Her mom and Dad were a young married couple and usually sat near me in church. They also adored her (obviously) and we all laughed when she would do something funny or not funny...everything she did was just cute. Her name was Shaelynn. I offered to babysit her for them the next time they wanted to go on a date. They were so happy and grateful and they took me up on the offer a few times. I loved it! She was so fun and a very easy little girl to watch. One night I took her back to her parents and as we were walking in they greeted me at the door along with their little white dog, Sophie. When Shaelyn saw this dog, her whole face lit up...she was so excited at the thought of getting to play with her. But quickly her mom said, "No, you need to go to sleep now and you can play with Sophie tomorrow". A look of horrow came over her face...she was standing up and with great drama threw herself on the carpet and yelled "Ohhhhhhhh Sophie!!!!!!" in the funniest, cutest, most dramatized voice ever. I had to cover my mouth so I didn't die laughing. I mean, this wasn't sadness...this was the true DESPAIR of a two year old. And then her mom and dad laughed and I left laughing all the way home! Olivia never laughed...but started to cry. :(

From that day on, I told the story to several people because I was quite good and mimicking her voice and it was so funny. People thought it was funny too or I was funny for my efforts in trying to mimick it! ha! Every time one of us (friends and fam) were feeling overwhelmed or sad, we would cry out...Ohhh Sophieee!!!! It was the only real way to say how they/we were feeling. hahahha And then one day...well...people started calling me Sophie. And from there, it some how evolved into me calling my sisters and two closest friends Sophie or Soph. It's the oddest thing if I really think about it. I don't remember the last time I called my sisters PAM or JEN. It's SOPH!...when we text or call each other or even see each other in person, it's, "Hey Soph! How are you Soph? I love you Soph!" *Shrug* It's just more of an affectionate love name...it really is. A name by any other name is not the same! hah :)

Ohhhhh Sohhhhhhhhhhhieeeeeeeee!

And there ya have it! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

*THERE IS BEAUTY ALL AROUND...*

...WHEN THERE'S LOVE AT HOME.


The words to that hymn could not be more true. I couldn't help but think about it as I spent time with my family this thanksgiving. There WAS love in our home...I felt it more than I have in times past...and I felt blessed and I felt THANKFUL.
(Pammy put together these leaves for Jen last time she came into town. Beautiful!)


*LOVE AT HOME*

"There is beauty all around,
When there’s love at home;
There is joy in ev’ry sound,
When there’s love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev’ry side;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home.
In the cottage there is joy,
When there’s love at home;
Hate and envy ne’er annoy,
When there’s love at home.
Roses blossom ’neath our feet,
All the earth’s a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there’s love at home.

Kindly Heaven smiles above,
When there’s love at home;
All the earth is filled with love,
When there’s love at home.
Sweeter sings the brooklet by,
Brighter beams the azure sky:
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home.

Jesus, show Thy mercy mine,
Then there’s love at home;
Sweetly whisper I am Thine,
Then there’s love at home.
Source of love, Thy cheering light
Far exceeds the sun so bright—
Can dispel the gloom of night;
Then there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Can dispel the gloom of night;
Then there’s love at home."

*ARE YOU STILL MY GIRL?*

This is my SECOND mom and Dad, Larry & Arden Haskin. They have been married for over 50 years and are still as in love as the day they got married. They are such a great example of what love is and that it's worth waiting for and working for. When I was last at their house, I saw Larry wrap his arms around his wife and say, "Are you still my girl?" and then she said, "Of course I'm still your girl". And then he kissed her. It was so cute! I'm glad I had my camera on my lap. :) What a great example they have been to me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

*A CURTIS HALLOWEEN*

The fam had a great time at Larry & Sherri's this year (Which is the ritual to go to their house). AND as always great costumes! I personaly am proud that I came up with mine 30 minutes before the party! The Corpse Bride! Love that movie! I went through all the costumes/old clothes and found my old prom dress. (Don't mock it was in '92! Lace was so in! ha) Anyhow...it all worked out and It was good times!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

*CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY*

With the hundreds of remedies I've tried over the years to help my depression and anxiety disorder, I came across something called 'Cranial Sacral Therapy'about 6 years ago. I'm pretty sure my sister had heard about it suggested we try it. It was VERY interesting. I don't think a person could truly understand it unless you've done it. And I know for a fact I can't explain it to anyone. I had a very positive experience with this therapy, at least it was the best at the time that actually made me feel like I was being helped and healed in a sense. It was also very spiritual which is strange to say if once again, you haven't experienced it. I've been thinking of going back and having it done again. I also have thought that in the future I might like to practice this. It was pretty amazing. Anyhow...if you want to read up on it, the Wikipedia gives you the jest of it. I'll probably add a little more to this post later...but I'm tired and signing out for the night. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniosacral_therapy

Ps. I'm adding this little video that I watched and felt the lady did a pretty good job explaining it. I'm sure I will find a better one and replace this one.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

*PLEASE FIND ME!*

I know I'm a bootaholic...but these are seriously amazing. I saw them on gap.com. on a model that was selling the pants! No word on where to get the boots! Why do they do that? Looking for ways to get more money? SALE everything you display. I just searched a dozen websites, googled "Folded suede boots"....and I got everything BUT these ones. :( Whhaaaaaaaaa. I have promised to give a hefty reward to anyone who finds them for me. I'm dang serious! (Look at my face! That's a serious face!)You can contact me at kimzphotoz@gmail.com
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=50281&vid=1&pid=676701&scid=676701032

*UNIVERSAL VISION*

Sunday, November 01, 2009

*THE DARKSIDE OF THE MOON*

American Fork, UT October 2009