If Everyone Jumped off a Cliff…

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If everyone jumped off a cliff, would I follow?  Well, apparently I would follow Becki.  I saw Becki’s “7 Quick Takes”, thought it looked fun, and promptly jumped on the bandwagon.  I’m a fan of Becki.  I’m a fan of fun…so…why not?
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Tuesday was quite the adventure!  We dropped Addy off at the theater camp she’s at this week and Ezra had spent the night at a friend’s house, so it was the babes and me for the morning.  I decided to take the babies out on the town. (Havalah is 3 and Seth is 2.  Yes, I know they aren’t truly babies anymore, but that’s how we clump our kids together: the big kids and the babies.  Thinking in twos makes it seem more manageable to me…somehow) I had a voucher for a free drink at Starbucks, so I headed downtown to get a free slice of bread and to get my drink.  The sun was shining, the children were behaving, it was blissful…that is until Seth decided to make a break for it and dart into the middle of the street downtown with oncoming traffic!  Holy cow.   If you heard frantic screams in your part of the world at approximately 9:54 on Tuesday morning, it was just me, having a coronary.  OMG.  He got all the way out into the middle lane before I caught him.  Not my best Mommy moment.  I hope my over-the-top freak out scared him into never doing that again.  One can hope…right?  πŸ™‚
On a brighter note, the guy in front of me in the line at Starbucks bought my drink!  I was positively giddy!  Thank you stranger.  You brightened my day with your thoughtfulness.
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 Another thing that made my day on Tuesday was the generosity of a friend.  My super lame, super old cell phone kicked the bucket.  Poor red flip phone had served me so faithfully for so long, I couldn’t blame her for finally giving up the fight.  I mentioned to my super amazing friend that my phone had died and she proceeded to have her husband bring me an extra Iphone they weren’t using!  I’ll miss you old flip phone….er, well, who am I kidding?  I haven’t given old red a spare thought.  Now I can do cool things like…Instagram!  Thanks my generous, thoughtful friend.  You rock.

Proof of my mad Instagram skills
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Wednesday was my birthday.  This past year of life was superb.  I can’t even wait to find out what’s in store for us this year!  While I was 32 we adopted Seth, we explored Ukraine, we made new friends, we decided to move our family across the world.  We had a busy year, full of wonderfulness.  Some sad things happened, for sure, even those moments were filled with love and grace.  God has had his hand on us in a big way this past year.  Because of His faithfulness and goodness I look forward to another year being led by Him.  Yay for 33!
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Yesterday something really awesome happened in a place we love dearly.  I can’t share about it yet, but I just had to put that teaser out there.  Muwahahahahahahaha!!!!!
(I hate it when people do that, but since I so rarely have a secret I thought I’d give it a try.  I like it so far!)  πŸ™‚
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My friend Sarah introduced me to Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt this week.  I can’t decide if I should thank her or disown her.  This new-found knowledge could be the death of me.  Dark chocolate with sea salt combined with the SUPER skinny SUPER bright red jeans Jed got me for my birthday are not shaping up to be a very good combo.  Somehow I’ll manage…somehow…

Old Navy jeans
(Not me…definitely not me if I continue with my chocolate spree!)


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Havalah got her new glasses yesterday.  She scratched her old bifocals with her teeth.  HA!  What in the world?  Oh well, it was time for insurance to pay for a new pair anyway.  This time she chose purple frames.  I love her to pieces!  

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  1. Ben and Melanie · August 10, 2012

    *Smiles* …. My brains not functioning yet this morning to write anything else! Can I get a Coffeee IV anyone!

  2. Anonymous · August 10, 2012

    Regarding #5, is something happening with Heath, Hanson or Sasha? Or, something else with the Lost Boys? I've had a rough week —- I need some good news!!! I'll keep checking back – hope you can share soon.Sue H.

  3. Jed and Kimber · August 10, 2012

    Hi Sue πŸ™‚ Well, Alyona and Slavik had been given permission to visit the boys, and were supposed to be visiting them while we all slept last night, but they were in a car accident on the way there. So, my good news turns out to not be good news at all. Boohooo!!! They are okay, just really disappointed. The good news is, they won't give up, and neither will God. Those Boys are not Lost to Him.I know what good news I can give you! Tomorrow Porter's parents are having their first big fundraiser for his adoption! It's going to be a big success. I just know it.Keep praying for our September 15th fundraiser for Heath, and let me know if anyone near you wants to join in the car-washing fun! Thanks for being such a faithful lover of those Boys.

  4. Sarah · August 11, 2012

    I expect to see those red pants tomorrow ;)Love you, friend.

  5. Jed and Kimber · August 11, 2012

    Be careful what you wish for…… πŸ™‚ On another note, I can't get the Arpeggio song out of my head. Make it stop!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous · August 11, 2012

    That was great news! Rats. Hopefully they can try again!I have been selling things around the house we don't need (I can't stand clutter so this is a good way to pare back furniture and many things we've accumulated with our 4 little ones). I have a nice little slush fund built up for Heath and am hoping to top $1,000. I'm continuing to add to it and will be contributing by end of summer/fall when I'm done … or in honor of the car wash, whichever comes sooner! Keep us posted on Alyona and Savik's progress.Sue

  7. Jed and Kimber · August 12, 2012

    SUE!!!!!! That is so amazing!!!!! I am sooo excited about what you are doing. Thank you so much for loving Heath. Keep me posted! I will totally keep you up to date on Alyona and Slavik. πŸ™‚

  8. Becki Little · August 13, 2012

    Hahaha, Lucky for you I DIDN'T jump off a bridge, eh? Though I am sure that would be fun too!! hahah. I wrote you a Haiku. … Kimber, you are missedand though I may understandFACEBOOK! I beg you. Actually I wrote two.. .it is a little addictive. I may just start communicating via Haiku. .. Moments of friendshipcreating and affirmingOH! Faith in action.HUGS!

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