Thompson Farm

Posted by Kim on Thursday Nov 3, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

Down on the farm.

Thompson Farm that is.

What a day!!

Best field trip ever!










I love you too much!


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Nature Boy

Posted by Kim on Saturday Mar 5, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things..., Tru Soundtrack

There is nothing like outdoors.

Sun on your face. Wind at your back.

You have always been comfortable in nature.

As a baby, you would not want to take a nap or go to bed. We joked that you just did not want to miss anything going on.

So, we would take a little stroll…and BAM. You were dreaming.

I spent many nights under the stars pushing you in the stroller.

We might be bundled up in our winter gear. It did not matter. Out we would go.

The second you felt the air, your breathing changed. You relaxed. You would drift off.

Just so peaceful.

Nature. A part of you.

When it rains, most people come in. We go out.

You would choose to work outside, rather than play inside.

Spreading mulch? You’re the guy.

Picking up hickory nuts? No problem.

Raking leaves? You’re on it.

We ate outside. We played outside. We WERE outside.

And usually always with a garden hose in your hand!

Grammy and Poppy took you to the playground every day.

You would play for hours.

Your absolute favorite thing in the world was to just walk around the yard.

Just walk. And walk. And walk.

We would trek laps around the yard all afternoon and all weekend long.

The purpose?  To admire every little thing and to find the most perfect stick.

I had to be extra careful once you figured out how to open the door.

At any given second you were gone.

Out into the yard.

Out into your world.

I love you too much!

Song: Love ft. Lennon and Maisy

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Grandma’s Valentine

Posted by Kim on Monday Feb 8, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

Grandma’s Valentine.

My Dad. Your Grandpa.

This man was the kindest, gentlest, most loving man I have ever known.

All he knew was how to love and he did so beautifully. Everyone around him could feel it.

He had nothing to prove and no one to impress.

Just love.

His quiet, simple ways were the heart of our family.

Grandma and Grandpa had a lasting love. The kind that goes on and on and on for thousands of years.

Diagnosed with lung cancer when I was 5 and spending much of his life in Johns Hopkins…Grandma was by his side.

Mulitple heart surgeries…Grandma was by his side.

Dialysis and kidney failure…Grandma was by his side.

Through all of his battles…Grandma was by his side.

He was so brave.

He stayed loving and sweet.

He was never bitter or discouraged.

He made the world a softer place.

A better place.

A more peaceful place.

When he left, it became harder.

It got darker.

It was tough trying to understand a world without that precious heart beating.

For me, it brightened a couple months later when you were born.

Your heart beating into this world.

Bringing back that love.

Draping a fine layer of peace over this place.

You share that same kind of gentleness.

I love you too much!

Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri




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Tru Rivers

Posted by Kim on Sunday Jan 31, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things..., Tru Soundtrack

You have gone from 0 to 6 in a blink.

Every day has been a giant smile. It is all so beautiful.

It is definitely a better place since you came along.

I love you too much!

Song: Better Place by Rachel Platten

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To Grant, My Forever

Posted by Kim on Sunday Jan 24, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things..., Tru Soundtrack

It all started back in the summer of ’89 at the end of our block on a little section of the beach in Windy Hill.

You were perched on your guard stand and I was rolling the cart down the beach.

We became the best of friends. You were my most favorite person in the whole world.

And in ’98 you became my forever.

You and your family have been such a beautiful gift to me.

Happy Anniversary!

Song: Be My Forever by Christina Perri

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‘Tis the Season!

Posted by Kim on Tuesday Dec 29, 2015 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

‘Tis the season to painting!



‘Tis the season to goofing off!


Darth Santa!

Poop bank!

Darth Vader Pinata!

‘Tis the season to Star wars!


‘Tis the season to family!
Sister Tonz and Sister Donna


‘Tis the season to love!
May the force be with you!!

I love you too much!

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(Black) Friday Fun

Posted by Kim on Friday Nov 27, 2015 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

We got us some sweet deals.
Some of the hottest best deals of the year.
Exciting deals you can not get anywhere else.
An exclusive offer for a limited-time only while supplies last. Once they are gone, they are gone.

These deals will have you jumping for joy.



These deals are no laughing matter.




Available parking. No lines. Gifting made easy.
Big savings in every department. Get the perfect gift.










There is something for the whole family.



Even the doggie!




Skepitcal? This deal sounds too good to be true?


What is the big deal?

The gift of time. It is yours to do with as you wish.
I wish to spend it on you.




I love you too much!

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This One is My One

Posted by Kim on Sunday Oct 4, 2015 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

There are so many boys in this world and each special in his own way, but this one.
This one has hijacked my life.


I try not be so emotional. I try to keep my cool and remember all parents have kids they love.
But he overwhelms me.
He overwhelms my heart. He overwhelms my mind.
And before I know it, I’m a big pile of mushy, smushy love.


Your freedom and endless joy is my breath.
In and out.
In and out.
Filling me and cleansing me.



Your adventure and curiosity is my youth.
Look and question.
Explore and discover.
Try and try again.
Keeping me fresh and new everyday.



In the turret on Battleship North Carolina

Your frivolous play is my calm.
Laugh and smile.
Goof off with no purpose.
Returning me to my peace and free-spirit.



The little things that some may take for granted are huge to me.
Losing your first tooth was a real moment.


Losing more is even more exciting!


Just seeing you doing your own thing
can stop me in my tracks and can bring me to tears.


Yesterday while walking together through the mall to the arcade, you put your arm around me.
We walked this way the whole time.
I do not have a photo of this moment, but the memory is secure. The feeling will not be lost.

Because you are my whole world.
You have expanded it in so many directions
and deepened it in such rich ways.


Every day is the best day ever.
I am grateful.
I am humbled.
I am blessed.


I love you too much!

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Got Our Game On

Posted by Kim on Friday Nov 21, 2014 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

Nights at our house are often not at our house at all. Across the parking lot we hang out in Daddy’s office surrounded by computers and guns. It doesn’t sound very comfortable, but there’s no where more perfect in this world. We each have our own setup. In triangular formation we play. We play games and we laugh. And laugh. And laugh. And laugh. You will be rich in memories. No nights spent in front of a television for you, little man. No, we follow each other through deserts and forests. Explore caves and mine for diamonds and emeralds. Build houses and farms. Fight off Zombies and skeletons. Jump through portals and land in the Ender World. And of course sometimes, just sometimes, you create our own game within the game and we chase and battle each other. Always ending badly for me. Why are you laughing so much in the video? Because I can Not get away from you! No matter what. Just wait. Tomorrow night we play again! Game on.

I love you too much!


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We worked on this video a week ago, when you were still 4, but just got it converted.


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