The Land of Kimberly

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Pictures from home....

Well, its that time of year when I start to get homesick and miss my family. In the past 14 years, I have spent exactly 4 of my birthdays with my family. The misses includes all of my birthdays in high school including my sweet sixteenth. The three that I spent were during my college years, and I vaguely remember them as being filled with long hours working. My 23rd was celebrated in Ireland, my 25th in Brussels. Due to my sisters wedding, I celebrated last years birthday surrounded by 100+ members of my family at a family reunion on the day (talk about family overkill!). So here we are at number 27, and I am still away from home, family and friends. Being the long weekend, the town is empty - all of my Brussels friends are out and about - Gil and Laura are in Austria, Zori and Vanessa are at the coast in France, Suzy and Vic are down in Alsace-Lorraine, and Tommy has gone MIA - perhaps hes already shipped back to the US...not really sure since he never called to say what was up. Bummer of a weekend! No going out to celebrate my last nights as a young Miss of Twenty Six! I will go to dinner on the day (Monday) with Zori, and probably out for drinks afterwards...I hope that they do not expect me to be in bright and early on Tuesday!!

Okay, in an effort to cheer myself, here are some pics from when I was home:

Ooooh Yarn!!! Bekky & Aunt Kim
Miss Megan playing with some abandoned my addiction catching?? & Teaching Miss Bekky to knit as she 'helps' me with the scarf I was making for her!

Me & Mum Me & Dad
Me & my parents - love the farmers tan on my arm!!

Andrews not spoiled at all.... Straw anyone?First a picture of Master Andrew and his "haul" from Burger King....what kid really needs the whole collection of Star War toys?? Second - grab a straw and join the fun of drinking Coke...the more the merrier!

Grams & Me
Heres a picture of a truely special lady - my wonderful Grandmother!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

I'm american....really....I am!!

Not that you could really tell by this was a set-up I tell ya! I guarantee its all because I take public transportation!! Well that and the dark beer...brie cheese....

You Are 53% American
Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The mini update

Oh my goodness! I am getting as bad at keeping this blog up to date as I am at sending e-mails.....I promise to try to update this more than my once a quarter mass e-mail out to everyone!

I had an awesome time back in the US. My trip there went very well. It involved everything from multiple drives to and from Chicago, camping in my sisters backyard with my nephew - as he said "Aunt Kim...we can sleep in the tent, and watch movies, and Mom will bring us popcorn...." My kind of camping....blow up air mattress, electricity pulled in from the house to run a DVD player, room service...only downside was the 6 am wakeup call from a little rug rat...whom I absolutely adore! I went camping and canoeing with my cousins and their friends on the Pere Marquette River - had a wonderful time, and managed not to get lost while driving there from Chicago - woo hoo! My Dads face was a site to behold when he saw me come walking back into the house....he believed that I was already back in Belgium...I am a sneaky daughter no?

Plans for Turkey fell through - we reserved our spots and then the agency comes back and tells us that the price had doubled!! Not a chance in you know what freezing over were we going to pay double for the we passed and will look into going to Madrid in August to visit friends.

My bedroom ceiling is leaking....not a lot of fun! I've been sleeping with a bucket on my bed everytime that it rains! Not the most exciting of bed partners! Too bad its not someone tall and handsome instead of something short, squatty and blue!

I think that about covers the most pressing items. I am cat sitting for two weeks - Mils will be coming to my place this time around! I am excited to have some company at my place - I miss having Paisley Cat around...wonder how shes doing! Rob - you had best be a good Daddy to Paisley....or else I will cat-nap her once I move back to the States! :-)

Ta-ta for now my friends!