Spring Things ~ 2007

April Showers and May Flowers (but No Pilgrims)

Well, so much for an update every month. Let's make it bi-monthly this time.

Happy June first! Everything is green and growing, and we've forgotten about how we used to complain about being cold.

Here are some recent highlights ~ things I'm excited about, answers to prayer, etc.

  • I just moved into an apartment in Niles (finally!). I don't even know my new address yet, it all happened so fast! I’m very excited about it. It’s tiny, but it’s "mine," and it has everything I need. (Pictures and more details coming soon!)
  • My parents are here this week, and we go to IL next week for a family reunion—my grandpa turns 90 this summer, so we must celebrate.
  • My sister Janice flies to IL from Russia to join us. (Shhh ... don't tell Grandpa or Grandma!)
  • I got a ticket recently for having an air freshener hanging from my rearview mirror. Don’t know when the hearing will be, but I must contest it because the fine is $100, and no one I’ve talked to (except about 3 people) even knew it was a law! Since I hadn’t heard anything about the hearing date, I called to check on it yesterday. They said they haven’t gotten around to it yet, but it won’t be until at least the 14th, so I know I’m safe to go out of town next week and not miss anything.
  • I went camping with friends over Memorial Day weekend and had a blast. We did get rained on, but not too much. Still got to swim and play games, sit around the campfire with friends, make s'mores and eat really good food!
  • I helped a friend plant a garden on Monday, and I’m excited to help care for it and reap the harvest.
  • My best friend has just been accepted into the doctoral program at Oxford, and she’s coming to intern here this summer—and now I have my own place, so she can for sure stay with me, for THREE MONTHS! (I’m just a little excited about that. ;)
  • In April I played for a funeral, participated in a study teaching Kay Arthur's method of studying the Bible (I recommend it), and helped the teens and youth workers from my church clean the yards of elderly church members.
  • I'm keeping busy with work, friends, piano lessons, church, and just life. I love where I am and what I'm doing. God is growing me and teaching me, and I love seeing Him at work.
  • If you would, please pray that God would prompt more people to join my support team. Having my own place requires a good chunk more money than house-sitting did! I'm excited to see how He will provide.

I guess that's it for this time. Feel free to e-mail me any time! I get behind, but I do love hearing from you. Right now I'll work on creating another page about a "typical day." Don't know if there is such an animal, but I'd like to give you more of an idea of what I do at work.

Keep enjoying Jesus!

Kim

p.s. Have to show you the cute nieces and nephew!

Megan on May Day, nearly 2 years old; Calvin and Victoria, turning 4 and 6 this summer!