Friday, June 20, 2008


I find it hard to believe that anyone would voluntarily hang out with us. Yes, we do on occasion pay Kimbi to babysit, fold laundry (no wonder she got hired at a clothing store she is the best folder in the world!), and assist in my photography endevours but quite often she comes just to hang out, watch movies, and play guitar hero. I am sure she is probably working on some research paper to get into a class at U of R and she is really just studying us.
Next week Kimbi is graduating from High School and we are so proud of her! She is an excellent student and a truly gifted athlete. The best part is that she is following in my footsteps and going to U of R to be a teacher! (then she will eventually become a photographer and get married and have five kids and slowly lose her mind... ok well she doesn't have to follow in my footsteps exactly.) Maybe in four years when she convocates she and I will start our own school. My baby will almost be ready for Kindergarden and Levi will be in grade 11. I wonder if we can get that approved for her internship work experience. Kimbi and I have coached Olivia's and then Kelsey's soccer for the last 3 years and she will be a fabulous teacher. She has patience, enthusiasm and a real love for kids! We wish her all the best in her future ( ok secretly I hope she drops out before Christmas and comes back to be my full time Nanny before I have this baby. No really I know she will do amazing and I already have her booked for her four months off in the spring summer.)

When we lived on the southside we were only three doors down from Kimbi. The first time I met her she was a wide eyed grad eighter. She was running past when I called out:
"Excuse me do you know anyone around here that babysits?"

She should have ran down that back alley as fast as possible and never looked back. Instead she replied with a cheerful:

"I babysit. I think my mom works at the Credit Union with your husband."

The rest is history....

Coach Kimbi and Olivia in soccer Coach Kimbi and Kelsey Team Skunks!

Here is our this year's Christmas Card. One evening at supper we voted on the theme for the Christmas Card. I thought with Colton and Kimbi hanging around and Olivia and Kelsey in love with High School Musical that we should have a "High School Musical" Christmas Card. We won the vote because Carson was the swing vote and he will put his hand up for anything!

Here is a never before seen image from the "behind the scenes" making of the Christmas card. I had Kimbi run over at lunch time with her basketball gear. Just look behind her at Carson holding her ball. That is not the only ball in the picture. She is a true pro and isn't even phased by the distraction. She is used to the chaos.

Here is where I helped Kimbi win an ipod through a Honda contest. We took these pictures right in the middle of Kelsey's 4 year old birthday party. There were kids coming and going I had a session showing up to order right in the middle of it all and somehow Kimbi managed to back her car into my clients van. I recall Neil telling her "It's ok Ricky Bobbie your not on fire" Or something like that.

Kimbi really is a part of the family and if we are lucky our kids will grow up to be just as fabulous of a person!

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