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

Archive for April, 2008

Can You Say, "Loopy"???

I’m on muscle relaxers and pain killers for some horrific pain I’ve had in my shoulders and neck.

About a week ago, our incredibly powerful, custom security alarm went off — REALLY early in the morning (meaning, I was NOT awake yet, nor was anyone else!) I scrambled to get out of the bed trying to reach the control panel, before the migraine-inducing noise could knock me off my feet. As I stared through bleary eyes at the panel, I realized something was indeed amiss — the garage door was open.

So, I throw my robe on (literally) and race out to the garage. The door was certainly open, but nobody was around. (Of course, our alarm could scare ANYONE away – it’s so intense.) I checked out the perimeter of the house, (I know, I know, smart move in my bathrobe and unarmed against whatever could possibly try to …

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Pillows, Toilet Paper and Huggin’ in Wal-Mart

I was in Wal-Mart the other day with Holly. This little trip came at the end of the day, after we had been filming for Discovery Health Channel, and we found out that we had feather pillows on the couch. Yes, I know. Random find there, huh? Let me explain. I had been sneezing a lot during the day, sat on the couch, when something poked me. I pulled at it and a feather came out of the pillow behind me. Now, I had been told that those pillows contained “synthetic feathers.” How does one go about making synthetic feathers? Good question. I have no idea. Anyway, I eyeballed this feather, and thought, “that looks pretty real to me!”

So, as the camera crew is packing up their gear – what am I doing? I’m taking all of the beautiful, satiny, covers off of the pillows and reading the tags. …

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A Little Girl’s Wish…

My precious little Kayla has been through a lot in her short life. She is now eleven years old, but has maturity beyond her age. She’s had to face some really tough issues – including a lot of “seclusion” from the outside world, and the “normalcy” so many people take for granted – comments from people when they see her with her vest on, and don’t understand what it is, or about her skin when her eczema was really bad – even a very intense brain surgery, with a long recovery.

Through it all – she has smiled. “Beamed” is an even better word. She is amazing and inspires me every day. Josh, equally so, as he cares for his sister and has such a servant heart.

Wednesday, April 16, you’ll get to see us on Montel. As a special surprise, they brought David Phelps to spend the day with …

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My Life Is An Adventure

Those who know me, should be laughing… hysterically.

Today, I finally finished a project that should have taken an hour or so, and yet, took more than three days! THREE DAYS! Wow.

You may be wondering what on earth could take three days. Well, a simple DVD needed to be made. Simple. Right? Well, to make a long story short – Our DVD recorder’s remote was not working properly. So…
…insert new battery… still doesn’t work.
…buy a new remote… it won’t program (even after you try standing on your head with it.)
…exchange remote… it will program, but “ok” button doesn’t function (and have you noticed that you can’t choose anything or answer anything without the “ok” button? It’s like needing an “enter” key.)
…reprogram again… now “ok” button functions, but arrow buttons do not.
…reprogram yet again… now nothing works except for the “power” button.
…return remote… …

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Dragon Light Name Contest

You guys have done a great job guessing! I’ve had a LOT of response, but we’re not there yet.

So… here’s your first hint. It’s a “tumanhofer” that has this name, and you should go read the previous books to see examples of the length of the names of characters who are “tumanhofers.”

Next time I update and give a hint, I will tell you about the prizes!

Keep guessing! And if you haven’t read the DragonKeeper Chronicles (Dragon Spell, Dragon Knight, Dragon Quest, Dragon Fire) by Donita K. Paul, go buy them, read them, and you’ll be SO glad you did!

Happy Reading!…

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Laughing through the Mucus

For those of you who are squeamish of stomach, I apologize. My motto is to Laugh through Life’s Challenges. Yes, I may cry for a little while – sometimes even fall flat on my face – before I pick myself up (actually God does that) and move on. But I still try to think about the positive and smile and laugh -(remember those verses in James about considering it pure joy?)

So, I have to say I’m sorry, because this will be one of those laughing through life moments! You may not get a lot of application, but I hope you enjoy!

I have been sick for a week. With that wonderful head-cold-sinus-junk that doesn’t want to leave. I also have not gotten much accomplished through this horrific battle, and I definitely haven’t made much sense! Well, I had a speaking event this morning that was truly of the Lord, …

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