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

Archive for June, 2010

WOOHOO! Check out the trailer!

I’m so excited to share with all of you the book trailer that B&H has for NO SAFE HAVEN!

It would thrill us beyond belief :) if you could help us get the word out by passing on the links to everyone. They can either view it here on our website, Kim’s Website or on – Kim’s YouTube channel under favorites

NO SAFE HAVEN releases in March of 2011 – and will be up for pre-order in a couple of months! We are very excited about this book and hope to get the word out!
Thank you – Kim and Kayla

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Spider Bites and TV … Random Monday

What a week…
I had a crazy one, that’s for sure. We had a big event for our kids’ swim team, Kayla and I are in the middle of revisions, and I don’t know what shows aired when, but I received over 4500 emails through my website… AND… I got bit by what we think must have been a spider.

My random thoughts about this?
-I don’t like spiders.
-I really don’t like being bit by one.
-It really itches.
-It REALLY hurts.
-It made my arm swell up to twice its size.
-The diameter of the area grew up to 8 inches.
-Yes, I measured it.
-WebMD doesn’t have enough information on spider bites.
-My arm had a fever for 4 days.
-My arm also looked like it had a sunburn on steroids.
-It made all the muscles in my arm hurt.
-It’s still there. But it is getting …

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Alaska Adventure #2…

As we continued our amazing research trip into the interior of Alaska, we had the privilege of seeing one of Alaska’s (and the United States’) most incredible sights. The Alaska Pipeline.

And another part of our interior Alaska trek was North Pole, Alaska. Here’s a great picture of Julee at Santa Claus’ House hugging a giant stuffed Polar Bear.

North Pole, Alaska is where our characters’ are from in NO SAFE HAVEN. This deliciously yummy croissant french toast is from a little cafe’ in North Pole and probably the best french toast I’ve ever had!

Guess what this is? Any idea how much mail they receive here every year? Take a guess…

Julee, myself, and Karen at the Cafe’ North Pole – which will be featured in Book #2. The research was oh, so hard…

This trip was full of great memories, but more than anything – great friends. This …

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From Kayla’s Perspective #4 – REVISION RAMBLINGS

UGH!! Revisions, schoolwork, swimming, crit group chapters. Where has the day gone?

As we travel down this amazing-ly busy, terrib-ly funny, tiring-ly draining, and genuine-ly crazy path, (since this is a blog I can use all the “LY” adverbs I want, LOL) I realize what “not enough time in the day” really means. (“Sleep? What is this sleep you talk about?”)

Also, now Mom and I have a new challenge, a puzzle: Taking apart and then putting back together our story. (Duhn, duhn, duhn, duh!) Otherwise known as, REVISIONS.

“Let me splain… No, too much, let me sum up…” (Come on, you’ve gotta love The Princess Bride) we’re each making a separate document for our character’s scenes so that we can re-tweak them, finding out where to add new scenes, which then means going back and labeling all the old ones. Whew.

Confused? Don’t worry, so am I! But …

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Random Monday Questions…

Well, since the furious writing of No Safe Haven, the research trip to Alaska, speaking, book signings, and then Sales Conference at B&H – and of course the recovery from said trip (LOL!) – I’ve been just a tad bit off schedule. (Understatement, I know.) But, I am pleased to say that even though my crazy life continues, the random Monday blogs will resume…

Today, it will be all the questions floating in my mind in the next 90 seconds. Here goes:

-I wonder how many people are drinking a Dr. Pepper this morning just like me?
-Why do weeds grow better than my carefully tended flowers?
-Why haven’t they come up with something useful to do with weeds?
-Why can’t we make money off of growing weeds?
-Does anyone else wish that time would slow down for just a little bit?
-Why does my husband like to fish so …

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Life Suckers…

Have you ever had a person (or even people) in your life that drain you? Basically suck the life out of you?

My hubby teases me, saying that I attract those kind of people. And in all honesty, he’s right. (Now, don’t get upset, I’m not saying all the people in my life are like that, but I generally have at least one in my life at all times.) He’s even gotten to the point where he makes a loud sucking/vacuum-type noise to help me discern these things when we’re talking alone. :) He’s got discernment – really GOOD discernment – where I don’t.

Anyway, I’m learning. With all the TV stuff, book stuff, and every other kind of stuff, my life has changed. And I’m growing through this process, I’m being pruned through this process, and I’m holding onto my joy through this process.

BUT – I can’t say …

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