Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in Heaven

On December 23rd my cousin Jimmy went to be Jesus. He was 61 years old. He played along side my dad on an oldtimers hockey team. They played every Tuesday and Thursday morning. My dad is so sad that you are gone. He is worried for your family. You should have had so many more years. You died playing the game you loved so much...and with your skates on! My dad is going to miss you so much!

My cousin Jimmy was the kind of man who made you smile. He always had a comeback for any comment. While some will say the Kullman's are an ornery bunch...I only see a group of people who love their families so very much. They are the people who showed me what family is. They come across as gruff...but under that exterior is a soft teddy bear. Jimmy was my godfather. Might not mean much to some but just a name. But I knew Jim prayed for me. I knew Jim cared about what was up in my life. I loved how he cared for his family. He knew how to have fun. I loved watching him with his Linda. He looked at her with much love. They were indeed a team. I remember my dad telling me that Linda and Jim were going snowboarding...or back packing...and saying they were too old for those kinds of activities. But I admired that they still had so much fun together. You were definitely fulfilling your "bucket list." He loved his kids and always spoke so highly of their work ethic. He loved his grandkids...loved being on the rink with them, or on the lake, or just hanging out.
I am so thankful to know that Jimmy got to spend Christmas in heaven. My heart is sad that you were not here with your family...but God's timing is perfect and I am sure your first Christmas in heaven was amazing!
I will miss you....I love you Jimmy!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas is coming....when?????

I just don't understand where the time goes? One minute I looked at the calendar and it was December minute it is December 20th?

Daniel is home from Bible college. We have had some great visits. I cannot believe my baby boy drinks his coffee black.....while mom has to have her cream and sugar in it.
Today we painted the main floor bathroom. It was a learning experience for both of us. Daniel learned you do not roll paint on in a "W"....and you also don't trim "like that." I am thankful for all the times Don showed me how to do it right so I could teach Daniel. The color is must be since we have chosen to paint most of our house in the same color. It is neat to be able to accent with other colors.

And Aryssa....she had her friend Steven over this evening. They watched a movie with Daniel and Cassie. Tonight they are all going skating. I am thankful she is chosing to date in a group setting. He is a very nice young man and we like him!!

Well....another busy day begins....Family gathering tomorrow evening....gotta have my house clean so it passes inspection! LOL.