More Ethan pics!

  • mattdevore
    by mattdevore at 09/06/09 8:29PM
  • sjean
    He's pretty imaginative!
    by sjean at 09/07/09 5:59AM
  • valleryy911
    pretty cool
    by valleryy911 at 09/07/09 8:01AM
  • betsys
    He is so grown up!!!!
    by betsys at 09/07/09 7:50PM
  • alp1926
    You know I'll keep you! Hope Ethan is liking school. You know they closed my building, and you know how I felt about my school. I am lost without my boss/friend. It's getting better; and, Lord willing, I'll get to see her over the weekend.
    by alp1926 at 09/08/09 5:00PM
  • valleryy911
    by valleryy911 at 09/22/09 4:50AM

Ethan Started Public School

Yes, this is BIG news at our house since we have homeschooled for 17 yrs. but things change in life and our little one began this week. Here are some more pics. Hope ya'll enjoy them!


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  • rockymtnslover
    What a cute assortment of pics!
    by rockymtnslover at 08/27/09 9:10PM
  • lindseyb
    I'm sure he'll love it! what grade is he in?
    by lindseyb at 08/27/09 11:02PM
  • valleryy911
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. Hope it's going well. Looking fwd to seeing y'all and hearing about it soon.
    by valleryy911 at 08/28/09 6:16AM
  • lorileigh
    Cute pictures!
    by lorileigh at 08/28/09 6:33AM
  • sjean
    I LOVE The lego castle. It looks like a lot of work. I agree with her. There are advantages of both, but it really does pay to be invloved in the public schools. You can help other kids too and you can help form policies.
    by sjean at 08/28/09 9:52AM
  • aikenape
    exciting for ethan!
    by aikenape at 08/28/09 11:55AM
  • hmjmom
    I love the pictures. Tell me again, my memory is BAD!, how old is Ethan?
    by hmjmom at 08/28/09 1:13PM
  • betsys
    Loved the slideshow. He'll do great at school!
    by betsys at 08/28/09 4:53PM
  • didow
    Great pictures. I hope all goes well.
    by didow at 08/29/09 9:22AM
  • shutterfly
    I'm sure he will love getting to be with the other kids...especially at recess!!
    Cute Pictures!
    Hope you are feeling well also!
    by shutterfly at 08/29/09 8:31PM
  • 5ofusisgr8
    Ethan will have an adjustment, but he'll be fine. We've been more involved w/ our school here than we were in VA. We're happy with the smaller size b/c we've quickly gotten to know most of the teachers in the k-8, plus I'm substitute teaching in several schools in the area. This keeps me in the know a bit better and helps me to know what I need to combat when the kids get home. Carie is in HS now and I don't sub in 9-12, yet. So, I have to question more things, however, she comes home and tells me some of the "scary" stuff that happens or that she's found out. Pray w/ Ethan in the mornings, ask him specific questions about his day when he comes home (you won't get much with "how was your day?"). Follow his text books etc. We've had to battle some situation ethics and the kids don't want to go against what the book says b/c they're afraid the teacher will mark it wrong. We've told them that as long as they put the CORRECT answer, we won't be mad at them if they get it "wrong". Perhaps we'll go and talk to that teacher and let them know why the answer is correct, no matter what some man-made textbook the soapbox, can you tell we've had to do that? BTW, the teachers have never marked their answers wrong. Join the PTO, your voice will keep help them do things that are good for everyone. I wish I could give you a hug. If you guys ever travel up to Joliet, let us know.
    by 5ofusisgr8 at 08/30/09 6:07PM


  • betsys
    Great pictures! You look wonderful. Hope everything is going well with you.
    by betsys at 08/16/09 3:53PM
  • lindseyb
    I like the no glasses look!
    by lindseyb at 08/16/09 7:15PM
  • valleryy911
    LOVE The pictures
    by valleryy911 at 08/17/09 4:00PM
  • curlie
    CUTE pictures! :)
    by curlie at 08/17/09 6:18PM
  • 5ofusisgr8
    You look great and Ethan has gotten so big!
    by 5ofusisgr8 at 08/19/09 2:12PM
  • rockymtnslover
    I can't believe how much younger you look! I need to call you!
    by rockymtnslover at 08/20/09 11:51AM
  • lindseyb
    medical transcription.
    by lindseyb at 08/20/09 3:21PM
  • lindseyb
    yeah the company is in north carolina, so they just send me work to do from my computer.
    by lindseyb at 08/21/09 5:18PM
  • rockymtnslover
    Hey, have you checked your email lately? I sent you a special request. :)
    by rockymtnslover at 08/26/09 8:37AM


The longer I live,life seems to bring me more changes. It makes me think of the the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac...."Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides, Can I handle the seasons of my life; oh; I don't know...But time makes you bolder, even children get older, and I'm getting older,too..."

BTW, my oldest son actually took me to hear them in concert for my birthday. You rock Glenn!

I FINALLY changed my profile photo. Many of you will notice some changes in the way I look. Yes, I wear contacts now! Feedback is appreciated.

Maybe I will get back to blogging on Pleo. I miss ya'll and blogging can be therapuetic and it is a good way to share the changes in my life.

  • mattdevore
    Hey sis.
    by mattdevore at 08/16/09 1:09PM
  • sharon
    I still don't recognize you.
    by sharon at 08/16/09 2:12PM
  • shutterfly
    So good to hear from you Kim! I'm hoping that you feel as good as you look...because you look great!!!!
    by shutterfly at 08/16/09 2:20PM
  • hmjmom
    You look very different, but you look GREAT!
    by hmjmom at 08/16/09 3:14PM
  • aikenape
    I love the look great!
    by aikenape at 08/16/09 9:29PM


My heart is lighter and I am rejoicing!

My final report arrived to my genetics team in Cleveland and I do NOT have the dreaded syndrome!!!! WOOT!

My physicians have determined that the two subsequent cancers I contracted were caused from treating the first cancer. I had always suspected this to be the case,but am relieved to have some certainty attached to it all.

Thank you for ALL of your continued prayers and love for me and my family!

I hope this good news will make your day happier!

  • shutterfly
    My cousin in the LaPorte area is battling cancer in three places right now. He is a preacher there.
    by shutterfly at 04/02/09 5:26PM
  • alp1926
    I'm happy for the news and that your wait for it is over.
    by alp1926 at 04/02/09 5:31PM
  • christy34
    What great news!!
    by christy34 at 04/02/09 7:20PM
  • mommarn
    Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and your family!
    by mommarn at 04/02/09 8:33PM
  • split_rock
    That news does indeed make my day happier!
    by split_rock at 04/02/09 8:36PM
  • speedy62
    I'm happy to hear your good news, Kim!
    by speedy62 at 04/03/09 6:48AM
  • rachelandra
    Double WOOT!!
    by rachelandra at 04/03/09 11:41AM
  • sherelyn
    So glad to hear this news! Glad you can have some peace of mind in knowing this answer.
    by sherelyn at 04/03/09 3:06PM
  • 5ofusisgr8
    This is good news. I hope you continue to get stronger every day.
    by 5ofusisgr8 at 04/03/09 8:17PM
  • heidiw
    I am SOOOO glad to hear that! Love you all!
    by heidiw at 04/04/09 10:34AM
  • friedaj
    by friedaj at 04/04/09 12:58PM
  • ex_pat
    Praise the Lord! I though of you last week as I was driving through Cleveland.
    by ex_pat at 04/06/09 9:28AM
  • didow
    That's great new.
    by didow at 04/07/09 5:09PM
  • marchmadness
    Wonderful news of answered prayers!
    by marchmadness at 04/08/09 8:15AM
  • duodamsel
    That's such good news and I'm WOOT'n w/ you!!!
    by duodamsel at 04/08/09 1:09PM
  • valleryy911
    how are you?
    by valleryy911 at 04/16/09 8:28AM
  • ousinger
    Praise God!
    by ousinger at 04/17/09 10:01AM
  • poppyfields
    This is your mom. Add me to your friends list.
    by poppyfields at 05/04/09 8:32AM
  • valleryy911
    by valleryy911 at 05/09/09 4:48AM
  • poppyfields
    Can hardly wait to see Ethan and you Wednesday. Been cleaning basement for you and Ethan to dwell in and finding lots of stuff for a garage sale this summer. I'm loving it !!!
    by poppyfields at 05/13/09 10:55AM