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

Archive for December, 2008

TV, Computer, Email, Techie Overload – What’s Life Really About?

In this day and age, life is nuts. There’s not much slow-time, down-time, sittin’-in-the-rocking-chair-outside-the-general-store-chattin’ time. Instead, we have TV-time, computer-time, playstation-time, Wii-time, ipod-time, cell-phone-time, facebook-time, shoutlife-time, twitter-time, blog-time.

I’ve been pondering this quandary for a while. Since we have appeared on TV shows, my email inboxes have overflowed. And I mean o-v-e-r-f-l-o-w-e-d. Social networking and marketing are very important to any author, but how on earth can you possibly keep up? I have 9300+ email in one inbox as I write this. It’s overwhelming to say the least.

But my overweight email accounts are not why I’m writing this post. People spend so much time watching TV, or on the internet, or with techie toys. I watched a seven-year-old at swim team the other day – the child had an ipod, which he was listening to in one ear, and was holding a cell phone up to the other ear. …

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Picking Up the Pieces

Last night, Kayla was working on a jewelry project. As she carried the boxes of beads back to her room, a small box on the top slid off and tumbled to the ground.

“Oh no!” She was very distraught. Beads bounced from one end of the living room to the other across our hardwood floors and down the stairs. Thousands upon thousands of tiny little seed beads, decorative beads, and glittery beads.

I placed my arm around her shoulders. “It’s okay, honey. These things happen. All we have to do is pick up the pieces.”

Kayla was really upset with herself, but realized that I wasn’t mad at her, I wasn’t scolding her, and it just needed to be cleaned up. The task seemed daunting, but Josh, Kayla, Holly, and myself all got on our hands and knees and began to find the scattered beads. We discovered interesting places the …

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Heads’ Up… 7-UP!

No, I’m not talking about the game. I’m speaking about an incident in a Safeway parking lot, late… just the other night.

You see, after swim team, we headed to the grocery store to pick up a few more items for our Christmas Party. The cart was loaded up, and we headed out into the brisk, 18-degree, Colorado temperatures.

Upon exiting the store, the cases of 7-Up, which were on the bottom of the cart – began to slide. We were a mere ten feet from my truck when the first case went crashing into the pavement. I wasn’t concerned until Kayla noticed a hissing sound coming from the case. I scurried around trying to get the case opened and pulled the spewing can from the pack. Problem solved, right?

Um… no.

While Heather took the offending can to the trash can, I attempted to check the rest of the …

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Newsy New Newsletter

Once again my lovely readers, I need your help!

It has been a wild and crazy ride, but it’s been fun so far, hasn’t it? I receive so many emails from you guys telling me that I’ve either stepped on your toes, or made you laugh until you almost wet your pants. And to me – that’s a good thing. (I’m hoping that’s positive for you as well… ?)

Well, because of all the TV stuff, contact, and different things going on, I’ve started a new monthly newsletter. I no longer have the older one, so please be sure to sign up for the new one on any of the pages here on my website: www.kimberleywoodhouse.com

I need help getting the word out. We’ve heard from thousands upon thousands of people who saw one of the shows we were on – all asking to hear more of the story. Well, …

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I Love Christmas

It’s that time of year again. My house is decorated, the lights are up on the outside, and Christmas music is playing. There’s a Christmas tree and Nativity scene in every room, the kids are working on a Christmas play, and we’ve already watched White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, Christmas In Connecticut, and Holiday Inn.
There’s snow on the ground, the days are getting darker much earlier, and the smell of wood-burning fireplaces is in the air.

I love it.

But why do we get all excited about this season? Is it the presents? The food and fun with family and friends? Playing in the snow? Parties? Time off of school and work?

What about those people who don’t like Christmas? There are many who have a hard time during this holiday season. Finances, loss of a loved one, or just plain ole bad memories. Depression runs rampant this …

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