Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for March, 2008

Going the Extra Mile

My daughter has very special needs. If you’ve been with me long, you know all this already. :)

We can’t just hop in the car and say, “Hey! Let’s go out to dinner!”

Many months ago, a friend of mine called around to restaurants and asked if they had a place that they could cool down so that Kayla could eat out. Buca di Beppos told us they would cool down a whole room for us! Buca’s even went so far to call every once in a while and see how Kayla was doing and if she needed a “special” day out. (Sadly, that restaurant closed.)

But my friend didn’t stop, she went on another restaurant quest. She found the Red Robin on Powers. Let me tell you, we live in a big city – and I was amazed that they took us in and took time for us. Well, we’ve …

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Homeschoolers Anonymous

A friend told me that she felt like she was in a cartoon. The picture was a very grim-looking group of people in a circle, all a little frazzled, and guzzling coffee. It said something like – “Hi, My name is Sharon, I’m a homeschooler, and I wear my pajamas all day long.”

Grant it, that’s a pretty funny image in my head – but isn’t that exactly what we DON’T want to look like?

I mean really, I want to look completely “put-together” all the time! My hair will always be fixed, make-up always perfectly applied, clothes that scream “I am supermom – bring it on!” – and don’t forget the freshly baked cookies, always on the counter with a pitcher of cold milk.

Yeah, I know. Not going to happen.

There are days when I truly am completely “put-together,” and then, there are days when I wish I …

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Dragons and Surprises and Mrs. Paul


I have this great friend, and her name is Donita K. Paul.
She has written these wonderful books – The DragonKeeper Chronicles!

As you all know, we were chosen for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – and my son Joshua’s room was done in a dragon theme because of Mrs. Paul’s books.

If you haven’t read these books, you need to go buy them right now! They are INCREDIBLE!

And now, for the surprise!

There is a character in the last book of the series – Dragon Light – which comes out on June 17, 2008; this character is named after the members in our family. SO… there will be a very special prize for the one who comes the closest to guessing this character’s name.

There’s plenty of time, so either email me through the site here, or comment on the blog. I may give more hints as we go …

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Faith, Faith, Faith… Just A Little Bit of Faith

Do you remember that song? It’s the first thing that popped into my head when I started writing this post. :)

My adorable and creative son, Josh, loves snow. (Well, we all do – we did move here from Alaska!) And he calls the snow here in Colorado, “wimpy.” There was a forecast of snow yesterday, and lots of times it doesn’t happen – so we asked Josh to pray for snow. But before I go on, there’s more to this story…

When Josh was about three years old, and Kayla about one year old, we were in southern Arkansas. Josh had been fixated with the idea of snow, and so at bedtime – he did the only logical thing for a three-year-old to do – he prayed for snow.

The next day – it snowed thirteen inches! Yes, in a place where they never get snow – it SNOWED!! Josh …

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The Grass is Always Greener…

I had the privilege of communicating with a mom today who is allowing me to share part of her story.

This woman was at the end of her rope. She contacted me through my website after reading through this blog. A friend of a friend of a friend of a friend… you get the idea, had told her to come “visit.”

The first thing she said, “I want what you have! My life is so hard, and the struggles keep coming and I’m bogged down! Here, I come and read about you, and I read the long article about Kayla that went through all the struggles you’ve had, and I want to be like you.”

Here’s the kicker, she wrote, “Why doesn’t God give me the same strength that He’s given you?”

My heart hurt for this woman. We all have the same Strength – because that Strength is our …

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Be Watching!

In the next few days I’m going to have a special post about my very special friend, Donita K. Paul.

She’s an awesome lady, through and through. I am SO blessed to have her in my life!

So… go check out www.dragonkeeper.us and be watching for a special post with pictures and a surprise for this summer!…

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