Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was cleaning up the house the other day and was putting some shoes away. I just couldn't resist this picture. I thought it was so cute with Taysum's boots next to Ken's. It pretty much sums up their relationship. Taysum always wants to be with his dad and be just like him. Ken is such a good daddy! He teaches Taysum so many things and is always including him in all sorts of projects! What other three year old has raked leaves, helped with oil changes and shoveled snow? :)
The next thing we're excited about is that Taysum has joined TaVaci, which is a school of Performing Arts. He gets to dance and sing and be with his cousins; if that's not Taysum, I don't know what is!! They have two concerts a year, so we're excited for that! These are some pictures from his first day last week:
These last couple are just cute! Here are Taysum and Bailey eating popcorn watching "School House Rock." (Are you proud, Uncle Chad? ;) )
You can't really see B's face very well in this one. This is a Mater hat that Uncle Nick and Aunt Lindi gave Taysum for Christmas. Bailey loves to wear hats and she wanted to wear this one...I thought she made a pretty cute "Mater Babe!"
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have been feeling a little blue lately, so I thought I would take a moment and come up with at least 5 cool things I have done/or things that have happened lately!
5. I started a Blog and am an official Blog-aholic! (Maybe we should start another Blog: BA Blog-aholics Annonymous! Hi, my name is Kim and I'm a Blog-aholic...) (No disrespect meant to AA...it is an incredible program!!) Not only have I enjoyed recording family memories...I re-found an amazing net work of hard working, loving, supporting, amazing women whom I love and respect; it's been so great to have the chance to keep in touch! You have no idea how much strength and inspiration I have drawn from each of you!!! Thanks again, Lindi, for encouraging me to do this!
4. I atually found Peppermint Ice Cream at the store here in Lovell...and it was the last carton, too! Some of you may not appreciate the signifigance of this! I came home and told Ken I felt like a mighty huntress!!
3. I taught Taysum his and Bailey's full names...it's so cute to hear him say it! We tried to teach him our names, but he just said, "No...Mom Cutler and Daddy Cutler"
2. Ken asked me on a date for this Saturday...like two days ago!! I think I actually have butterflies! What am I going to wear?...
1. Now, this one I'm really proud of!! I spent (literally) all day yesterday and organized all of Bailey's pictures and started a book for her!! This is one of my favorites...she's about a month old in this picture. It was so fun to look back over the past year and a half and watch my joy grow along with her!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ok....so...Korea....yeah...I'm still trying to convince myself that I'm really going! It hasn't sunk in yet! As many of you know, I've been working for a company called Eleutian Technology for about a year and a half and I've really enjoyed it! We started teaching the South Korean people to speak English over the internet. Now we have nearly 20 different clients/products and we are now expanding into Japan and Russia. One client services the entire world, so we are quickly becoming a world wide company. This has been a very exciting ride for me! I started out as a teacher and the part time manager of the Lovell center (we have centers in Cody, Powell, Lovell, Basin/Burlington, Worland, Sheridan, Provo, UT and Ten Sleep, which is our head quarters). I'm still a stay at home mom, so when the managing position got to be too much, I bowed out. Then, last June I was asked to be on the training team and I more than willingly accepted. It's been a difficult balance between home and work, but that's what life is about, right? Finding that balance? I'm still home with my kids, and do the majority of my work from home. When I train it's on a weekend or in the evening, so Ken is with the kids...works out great! So, in this process, I have been on the Korean news and filmed for a Government research project which is quickly establishing our company as the English program for the South Korean public school system. We are the leaders (by far) in our endeavors; which is pretty good for a 2 1/2 year old company! I really enjoy working with the teachers and still do a bit of teaching myself. Well, now I have been asked to go to Korea. One of our clients did not want to come over here to train us, so they are paying for us to go there! I should be gone for about a week. I don't know the dates yet, but it should be within the next few weeks. I was really nervous about leaving the kids for that long, but Ken is really excited and supportive and thinks it's the chance of a life time for me! He's been so wonderful in supporting me in all I do...I am so blessed to have him in my life! The kids have been great too...but they sure let me know when I've been at the computer too long ;). I'm not nervous at all about actually being in Korea...I've come to adore the people over the past year and a half...I'm dreading the 10+ hours flying over the ocean however...I just hope my MP3 player stays charged long enough and I should be...good? If you are interested in learning more about our company, you can go to eleutian.com and there is a little video about how it got started. If you look on the Assessment Tab, you'll see me on the site as well. So, there's the story and there's my plug ;)! I could go on an on...yes, even more than I have so far, but most of you have probably already stopped reading by now anyway! ;) Scroll down and see the true joys of my life and I'll keep you updated!
Monday, January 12, 2009
We have many exciting things going on in our lives! Ken is working hard on building a substation in Basin, WY. The kids are so much fun and growing so fast! Kim is getting ready to go to KOREA!! in just a few weeks! That should make some good blog pictures and stories!