As you can see we had an awesome Christmas!! All the kids received almost everything they asked for. Santa brought some pretty awesome stuff too. Gotta love that guy!!
My Jesse is the best, he got me a new camera and printer dock. I got him some San Francisco 49ers stuff. We got up around 7:30-8 o'clock, so that wasen't to bad.
All in all we had a lot of fun.
Here are some pics of the kids enjoying themselves.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Posted by Kimi at 9:58 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
So apparently over the last week my manager has been giving me these odd jobs to see how I handle them. Then yesterday at work she started asking me all these weird questions. So I decided to ask her what was going on. I am no longer a "Temporary" worker, I am going to be a part time employee and am now the Apparel Specialist!! They are also training me in all the other departments so I can be the Store Specialist. I was pretty excited, it should be official after Christmas. That's when I'll get my raise and stuff. This is good news compared to the last few weeks. On December 3rd, Jesse was laid off. There wasn't enough work to keep him on, so he filed for unemployment the next day. Then this last Wednesday the unemployment office called to confirm it. The next day Titan Mechanical called and asked him to come back on Monday(today). Apparently he would rather pay Jesse to work for him, then pay Jesse and not have him work for him. But they told him they would keep him til Christmas, but can't make any promises after that. Needless to say things have been a little stressful around here lately. Hopefully we will be able to get things figured out.
Posted by Kimi at 8:48 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
New Christmas Poem
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.
Posted by Kimi at 9:26 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
So yesterday was the Annual Floyd Family Christmas Party last night. I hosted it at my house this time, tried to give Maxine a brake. All of the little kids made gingerbread house's. We had a ton of really good food too. I hope everyone had fun, it was good to spend time with everyone. We missed Ted this year too, wished he could have made it!
Posted by Kimi at 10:53 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So Monday was Logen's 2nd Birthday. I can't believe my baby is two already! We had some company with us. Jesse's friend from St. George, Shawn and his wife were in town for some tests at the U. So they celebrated it with us.
This is his cake and boy did he like it too.
We didn't have much money this time so we did our little thing at home, but it was fun.
Posted by Kimi at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Stupit Qwest pretty much explaines it. Not that much has happened lately. Rae's mother Della was here to pick he up the weekend before Thanksgiving. Jesse was playing around with Rion, Rae's little brother. Jesse screamed and was holding his arm. We figured he just spranged it. In the morning it was all swollen and looked weird. So I took him to the doctor, he had a hairline fracture in his wrist. He had to get three x-rays and only cried on one cause they bent it backwards. He was happy he got to pick out the color of is cast though.
Posted by Kimi at 4:26 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This is just my opinion. Weather you disagree completely or agree in some way, just listen. Have an open mind and try to see their point of view.
Posted by Kimi at 10:15 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I saw this on my cousin Angela's blog, and thought it sounded like fun!!
YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)-Peaches-suzuki
YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)-Blue tiger
YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)-Joyce Sandy
YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)-Eriki
YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)-The purple dew
YOUR NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Jack Duwayne
YOUR STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)-Lucky Chocolate
YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)-Dawn Edwin
YOUR TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)-Sutton Salt Lake
YOUR SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (favorite season/holiday, flower)-Christmas Lilly
YOUR CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)-Kiwi Tanktopie
YOUR HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)-Fired egg sandwhich spruce
YOUR ROCK STAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)-The Painting Snow Tour
Posted by Kimi at 2:39 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm so excited for the snow, I thought for sure I wouldn't get to see it this year. Now that we are waiting a bit to move, I get to enjoy one more winter. Jesse woke me up this morning and told me to look out the window, "Look at all the snow!!". I love it!! Logen was all excited too, I think last year he was to young to realize what it was. This year, he loves it, he's so my kid!! " Momma is snow, its COLD!!" Payton likes it too, she said " momma if it's snowing does that mean we can listen to Christmas misic?" She so much like me, We can only listen to it when Jesse is at work, or he'll get med at me. No Christmas stuff til AFTER Thanksgiving!! But anyway, Let it Snow!! I love it!!
Posted by Kimi at 11:13 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here are pics of the kids on halloween. Rae was a Copper Fariy, Payton was a Midevil Princess, Jesse was Batman, and Logen was Superman!! We had a lot of fun, I dressed up as a witch ( it's waht I was last year, so it was cheep).
I took the kids around the block, they ended up getting quite abit too. Rae and Payton got some from school too.
Posted by Kimi at 11:20 AM
This is our new kitty Sammie, we got her a few weeks ago. She is now almost 9 weeks old. Cloe did not like her at first, but now they are best friends, they sleep together and play all day. Logen loves her too if she walks in the room he looks at me and says " hold it" he carries her everywhere, its so cute.
Posted by Kimi at 11:15 AM
Friday, October 31, 2008
So my first day of real work was yesterday.( I had orientation on Wednesday, so I missed Jamie's wedding :( ) I worked on the sales floor in Apparel, I worked with a girl named Loren, she was very nice. I really liked my manager Jessica too. They are all very nice, and really funny. All I do is walk around pick up stuff off the floor put back returns and straighten up the shelves. It pretty easy, I like it. Tomorrow I have to learn to cashier, not to excited about that, we'll see how it goes!!
Posted by Kimi at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Posted by Kimi at 10:47 AM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Okay so I see a few people are confused about Jesse's whole work thing and our moving situation. In September Jesse was talking to the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union in Las Vegas. At that time they had more work then they knew what to do with. So he put in his two weeks with Titan Mechanical. We booked his flight and he left on the 21 of September. Our house was up for sale. Then when he got there a few things happened, the job he was suppose to be put on got shut down because the contractor obtained a permit illegally. So there was no work for him as this job has 200 plumbers on it and now they were all out of work also, and they came first. He came home and talked to Titan, they gave him his job back, but sent him on the Elko job. Jesse's first 8 years of plumbing was in residential- his boss liked this and offered him a job permanently in Elko. We thought about it and decided that we didn't really like that idea. Once they finished the work out in Elko, they sent him back to Park City on the Canyons Resort project he originally started on. They told him there will be more work out in Elko and they would like him to go back out there when they do, but that won't be for a while. We decided with the way things were going we would just stay put for a while and took our house off the market. So I figured sense we are going to be in town for a while I would get a job to bring in some extra cash for the holidays. So I got a job at Shopko that won't start til next week. We most likely will be here for at least another year, we'll have to see what happens.
Posted by Kimi at 8:57 AM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Lets see so we'll start with last weekend. Rae was going to go with her Grandpa Don to Yellowstone for a birthday party. She left on friday night, saturday morning we get the call. Theres been an accedent!! On the way to Montana It started to snow really bad, they hit soame black ice and lost control of the truck. Apparently the truck did a 180 and slid off the enbankment. Then rolled about three times and landed in a revene upside down. Rae was in the back with her seatbelt on and surrounded by comforters and pillows. Thank goodness she wasen't hurt. The back window was broken, so she undid her seatbelt and jumped out and went to her grandpas window to make sure he was okay. Which he was, his elbow is pretty banged up though. They called for an ambulance, and imagine that, it did the same thing, hit the ice and rolled down the revene and hit Don's truck. They did finallly get a emergency crew there to take them to the hospital. It was pretty scarey, but everything tuned out okay!!
Next, I got a job at Shopko the one on 9000 south I will work nights so Jesse can be home with the kids. I'm pretty excited, I'll update later on my first day and stuff!!
Posted by Kimi at 10:32 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Im copying you chelle....here is a little update on my cute kids!! Im not a very good writer so bare with me!!
Posted by Kimi at 5:29 PM
My Logibear, he is the biggest cuddle bug. He always has a hug waiting for me or anyone else for that matter. He is so big it makes me sad. He is my baby, so I don't want him to grow up. He is crazy, he runs around the house screaming at the top of his lungs and then cracks up laughing. he is so friendly and loves everyone, I have never seen such a well mannered baby. I guess I can't really say baby anymore, he is going to be 2 in December. He will always be my baby!! Logen has just started the- I like daddy more then mommy- thing now. It makes me sad, but happy too. Jesse was scared that Logen was never going to like him. He is crazy about his dad, and cries whenever he leaves. And the way he says Daddy is the cutest. Speaking of which, that boy can talk, he says everything now. Clear as a bell too. He loves his Aunt Britteny, I don't know where it came from, but whenever he see her, he askes her to hold him. It is so cute!! He even said her name the other day right after she left.
he's my little surfer boy, he has long shaggy hair and is really tan. Jesse won't let me cut his hair, he likes it that way. I love my Logi!!
Posted by Kimi at 5:16 PM
My Jesse boy. He is his dad, he looks just like him and wants to be him. If daddy is outside doing something Jesse has to be there. He loves his dad. The two of them are always together. Jesse is also huge, he is bigger then payton and most kids his age. He is becoming such a big boy, with his words and actions. he wants to go to school so bad and gets mad at me when I tell him he can't. he loves cars and trucks, the classics are his favorite. Another thing him and his dad have in common. Jesse loves to wrestle he can kick all his sisters butts and loves doing it. he loves the outdoors too running around in the back yard, and playing in the park. He is almost always happy, in a good mood. I was a little worried when I had him, I wouldn't know what to do with a boy. But he is so much fun, I love my little guy.
Posted by Kimi at 5:01 PM
Payton, lets see where do I start. She is kind of a difficult kid. She definatly has a mind of her own, and stubburn as hell.(she gets that from her dad) She is very loveable, which everyone says she gets that from me. She is also a big helper, she loves to help make dinner, and do the dishes. She is doing really good in school now. We had some problems at first with the whole don't leave me thing. She really likes her teacher alot. She can spell her name, and knows all her letters. We have just noticed resently that she is getting freckels on her nose and cheeks. It is so cute. She also loves her big sister, she wants to be just like her. She follows poor Rae around everywhere. Everyone says she looks like me, but I think she looks like her dad in alot of ways. Acts like him to. Payton has deffinatly been a challenge, but I have loved every minute of it. I love my Payton!!
Posted by Kimi at 4:48 PM
Rae is a very smart little girl. She has always done really good in school. This year almost every paper she has brought home has been 100%. Besides being extreamly smart, she is also the sweetest. She does everything she can to help and is more then willing to do so. She is always making little gifts and leaving them around the house for us. She is such a good big sister, she always plays with her sister payton even if she annoys the crap out of her. Rae is beautiful, the older she gets the more she stands out. Boys go crazy over her, she has had more boyfriends then I can count. And everyone of them say she has the most beautiful eyes, which she does. Jesse better start getting ready now. Those boys are going to be knocking down the door in no time. She also loves Hannah Montanna, she has alot of her clothes and knows almost every song.I couldn't imagine my life without her!! She is the best 9 year old girl on the planet.
Posted by Kimi at 4:37 PM
Friday, October 3, 2008
So Jesse came home form Elko last night with some news. His boss has asked if he would be willing to move to Elko Nevada. He wants jesse to be the foreman of the job there. He would run the Elko portion of the company. He would be making alot more, but he would be on a salery. I guess it is alot like here, it is a little higher so it gets a little more snow then here. Its about 3 1/2 hours north east of Salt Lake. Its Nevada so there is no state tax, so that would be nice. Im not sure if it is some thing we will do. Definatly something to consider!! If it happens at all it won't be til we finish the house. We were thinking of leasing out our house, just in case we don't like it there. Who knows!!
Posted by Kimi at 3:16 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So Britteny tagged me to do this post where I have to go a yahoo/google image search for pictures to go with my answers, so here it goes...
My Favorite Vacation---Lake Powell
I loved going to Lake Powell, we always had so much fun. I remember when Jeffery was there, he was like one years old. I love those memories!!
My Favorite Color---Baby Blue
I don't know why I like it so much. It has always been my fav. I find it very soothing!!
I dont really feel my age until I realize that I have four kids. I then I feel really old!
My Favorite Treat---Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
They are so good. It's making my mouth water right now, the way they melt in your mouth...yummm
My Favorit Food---Mac & Chesse
Im sure no one is supprised by this. My fav would have to be Stoffers. They make the best mac!!
The place I would like to travel most----Sweden
Jesse's family is from Sweden, it would be so cool to go and see where he is really from. It is also beautiful there!!
The Place I Grew Up---Midvale
I love midvale! Even if where I grew up is really ghetto now, I still love it. All of my most favorite memories are there in that house on Ivy Drive. I miss it!!
The place I live now---West Jordan
I relly like it here. Im so close to shopping and parks. I love the neighborhood I live in too. Everyone is so nice. I love coming home!!
My Last Name---Erickson
I love my last name! I am very proud of it. The Erickson's that Jesse is from have not been here long. He is only the 3rd generation of Erickson's here. He is realted to Leif Erickson. The true founder of America!!! I couldn't be more proud to be an Erickson.
My Middle Name---Joyce
I am named after my moms best friend, Joyce South. I don't know who this James Joyce is but his pic popped up the most. Most pepple don't have that as there middle name, I like that!!
My First Name--Kimberly
It use to bug me that it is so common. I got alot of nick names I didn't like, but alot I do too. Kimbo, kimby, Bimberly monster, dakimba matumbo, kimi. I also found out from Jesse's Family that he has told them sence he was little that he was going to marry someone named Kimberly. That makes me like it too. This is Kimberly Willams, she is marrited to Brad Paisley(if any of you know who that is) She is on Life with Jim I think it is called.
Something I use to Love--- Haunted Houses
Chelle and I use to go to one every year. It was so much fun getting to hang out and have the crap scared out of us. I miss that soo much!!!
My Favorite Animal---White Tigers
I have always loved these beautiful animals. I have a whole bunch of stuffed ones. I wish I could own one. But like that is ever going to happen. Ill just have to settle for looking at them.
So I think I am like the last one to do this so I don't know who to tag. I say Maxine cause you still haven't done it yet!!!
Posted by Kimi at 5:36 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
I am: really not good at this kinda thing
I have: the best hubby in the world
I have no idea: i am doing this
I Am: missing my husband
I Think: i should feed my kids
I Know: mark is crazy
I Want: to sell my house
I Have: isn't this on here twice? a great family
I Dislike: a bad attitude
I Miss: my HUBBY
I Fear: being alone
I Feel: like sleeping
I Smell: pop tarts cooking
I Crave: some chocolate
I Cry: ALOT
I Usually: talk toooo much!!
I Search: for cheap clothes for my fast growing kids
I Wonder: IF we will move
I Regret: to many things to name
I Love: my husband and kids
I Care: to much
I Always: have shoes on
I Worry: about jesse when hes gone
I Am Not: a quite person ;)
I Remember: almost everything
I Believe: everything is possible
I Dance: never
I Sing: in my head.
I Don't Always: get enough sleep
I Argue: not alot
I Write: not very good
I Win: there is nothing to win
I Lose: there is nothing to lose
I Wish: my hubby had a job in utah
I Listen: to what everyone had too say
I Don't Understand: why people fight
I Can Usually Be Found: wraped in a blankey
I Am Scared: of losing ANYONE in my family
I Need: to feed my kids
I Forget: why I started this.
I Am:going to post this now
Posted by Kimi at 9:13 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So yesterday I was getting all the kids ready for bed. Logen for some odd reason, dosen't like to take baths. He is scared of the water, he hates to be wet. So to give him a bath there had to be less then 5 inches of water. I can't put any water on his head, I have to use a washcloth. I had just got him all clean and went maybe 5 feet away to grab the towel, when he tried to get out himself. Our new tub is deeper then most so its kinda hard for the kids to get out on there own. Logen lifted up one leg and put it over the side of the tub, right as the other foot; still in the water; slipped. I grabbed his arm but his chin still hit the tub. I didn't notice anything til I was drying him off and saw the blood. He had split his chin open!! So I layed him down to see how bad it was. It was BAD! So I called Britteny and she watched my kids for me (thanks brit!) while I took Logen to the ER. He had too get 7 stiches in his chin. He did such a good job, I was scared becase they could give him anything to numb it. So me and the nurse held him and sang the ABC's while he was getting the stiches. I dont have any pics yet cause the put bandaids on it. As soon as I get some I'll post them. My poor boys, both taken to the ER in a metter of two weeks!!
Posted by Kimi at 10:45 AM
Monday, September 1, 2008
So lets start with some drama. It all started on Thursday with little Jesse running in the house yelling at the top of his lungs, " A SNAKE, A SNAKE ". So me and Big Jesse go out side to see if anything is out there. Nothing we looked everywhere. So we let all the kids go outside to play, then all four screaming at the top of there lungs " A SNAKE, A SNAKE " So I go running outside, and imagine that, a snake!! Black and White and really long. Jesse picked it up with a shovel and put it in a can.
Then we brought Little Jesse outside so he could see the snake that he found. He loved it, soo cool is all he could say!!( did you notice the big hairy spider too )
Now for some FUN. We had a little get together with Jesse's friends from work and had so much fun. Its been a while sence I have had some good old fashion fun. The best part was so did Jesse!! I haven't seen him laugh that much in a long time.
Now for the worst part. We decided to go to Andys house for some more fun on Sunday. All the adults were inside making some food when it all started. Eridanus came running inside screaming and crying. He had been attacked by bees. Next came Jesse and another little girl. All had been stung somewhere, some more then once. We took one look at Jesse and could tell he had been stung right on his lip. So we packed up the kids and Jesse drove to the hospital. When we got there they rushed us to the back because he was having trouble breathing. His oxogen level was below 50% and the whole left side of his face was swollen.
This picture was after all the shots and Benadryl-Epinephrine-and Prednisolone. It brought the swelling down a bit and then preceded to knock his ass out.
He slept for about 4 hours and then they finally let us go home after hours of observation. He is back to his normal self today, bouncing off the walls and driving everyone crazy.
Posted by Kimi at 5:07 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Before I was a Mom :
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom :
I had never been puked on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom :
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom :
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I.. couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom :
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom :
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every
10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom
Posted by Kimi at 9:50 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
We went to Little Cottonwood Canyon last weekend and it was so much fun. I haven't been there sense chelle and me were encountered by a mousse. We went with Jesse's friends from work and their kids. At first my kids were kind of scared to walk around, until they saw the lizard. They all went crazy and chased that poor little guy everywhere.
Jesse even had fun too. Andy and him went hiking around the waterfall. We had some BBQ, and all in all we all had fun. Even through the down pour of rain right before we left.
Posted by Kimi at 10:52 AM