Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Week 3 - Barriers
What is a barrier in your relationship?  Even things that are good in your life can sometimes cause a barrier in your relationship, some examples are children and in-laws.  We have to remember a time will come when most likely our families/children won't be there but we will be left with our spouse.  They need to feel like they are the most important people in our lives.  I know I am definately guilty of this, I mean it is easy to think, oh, Chad, he's an adult he can take care of himself, but the kids they need me (or my school kids:( which is even worse!!!)  We just have to take time every so often to remember our spouse is our best friend and the person we chose to spend our life with.  Deep thoughts...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Noodles Update

Just wanting to let you all know that with your help I was able to raise over $200 for my orchestras at PJHS!!!  THANKS!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Week 2 - Communication

This is all about how we communicate, what is your love language?  I think that is a book I will put on my I want to read it list for when I finish my master's degree this summer.  We all communicate differently, the important thing is to make sure you know what your partner needs and wants in communication.
We had a couple assignments this week, the first revolves around note cards.  Fill in the blanks, I feel _______; when you ____________.  You can just leave them for your spouse, this is non-verbal which equals non-confrontational.
The second is called the conference, you pick a topic and one person has the floor to speak, the other must sit and listen, but MUST NOT talk.  You state the problem, how you feel about it and what you think could happen to fix it.  The spouse does not respond, but may or may not choose to do something about it later.
Interesting thoughts....... Some of the video was uncomfortable because it actually is problems we have, but it is reassuring to know that other people have the same problems and lived to tell about it.:)


So Michelle, let's see if you are reading, I am going to talk about Week 1 learnings....

The first week of our Sunday School class was all about expectations, what kind of expectations do you have for yourself and your spouse.  Our teacher even commented that she could not live up to the expectations she had for her spouse...  Wow; probably true, I expect alot.
Another thing was expectations for marriage, how is marriage different from what you thought it would be?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Daily Thought

“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie―not perfect but who’s complaining?”

― Robert Brault

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thank you...

Thank you to all of my friends and family for coming out to Noodles last night for my PJHS Orchestra Fundraiser, it really means alot to have all of your support! ~Kimberly

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Class

Chad and I started a new Sunday school class at our church yesterday, it is "Marriage Built to Last."  We are the youngest people, married the least amount of time (sitting at a whole 8.5 yrs.)  There are several couples in there that have been married well over 20 yrs.  I just don't know if I should think of it as encouraging that they still care so much about their marriage to take a class on it or discouraging that they struggle still with their marriage and need to take a class on it.  Either way, it is good to go together and have some Mommy & Daddy mental stimulation.  This week's topic was expectations, interestingly enough our leader said she is starting to realize she sets expectations for her husband that she couldn't even do... hmmm... something to think about.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Noodles Night...

Just so I don't forget... I am having a fundraiser for my orchestras at Parkside Jr. High this coming Tuesday, Jan. 12th from 4-9 p.m. @ Noodles in Normal (on Main St.)  Anyone who dines at Noodles that evening and mentions my fundraiser will be donating 10% of their total bill to our orchestras.  It is a really easy fundraiser and I hope we can earn a good amount of money!!!!  Please consider going, and if you want to keep up with PJHS Orchestra happenings follow my school blog: http://www.pjhsorchestra.blogspot.com/

Matching Pair

The boys have a matching pair of ear infections, how nice... one has a left ear and the other a right!
It really is a bummer, but luckily they are both taking their meds well:)