Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Was that a compliment?

I work for the Department of Ophthalmology here on IUPUI campus...specifically in the area of Glaucoma. There are several of us here in the offices ranging from Administration (me), Clinical Physicians and Research Assistants, Ph.D's in research...etc...etc....its a fun group for the most part. Somtimes I consider the humor to be pretty dry....I mean Ophthalmology? Glaucoma? Research? Blah. Not something terribly exciting. But, someone has to practice it, study it and perform research I suppose!
Anyways, one of the guys who just completed his PH.D in research was walking by our offices yeseterday and popped his head in my office to say hi...on his way back he stopped and said..."You hair. Hmmm. Something different". I reply.."Yes, something different". :-) To which he replies, "You know how I noticed? I noticed because I thought, Kim, she looks better today". Hmmm. Thanks Brent! Geez! Oh well. Leave it to the nerdy research guys to not be so swift with the words. I think I'm going to take it as a compliment after all!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Be looking for....

Pictures...they are coming soon:

Owen's first haircut; Owen riding a pony and wining a gold fish at the fair, Grandma and Grandpa pictures...etc! :-)

In other Brown family updates:

-Josh's soccer team is now 9-2-1. Not too shabby. Tonight is Senior night. We are looking forward to a good game against Bloomington North. (don't you like how I am the unofficial spokeswoman for Southport Soccer?)

-Owen is talking. Sporadically. In the last week he's said the following: cheese, juice, ball, doggie, hi, and Bob. Who is Bob, you ask? We don't know. We think it might be me. (mom). Maybe. He still doesn't really say Mom or Momma. Its ok. You would think my feelings would be hurt, but I'm dealing with it rather well. I know my boy loves me.

-I've gone dark. Well, my hair has anyways. My dear friend and very talented stylist convinced me that I needed to go all over chocolate. Its been a looong looong time since my hair has been one color. I'm really liking the change.

-I worked in the concession stands with Josh and his team at the Southport Football game last Friday night; during which one of the workers (a non-soccer parent) asked me about the soccer team, their record, who some of the players were... AND THEN how old MY son was?! Aaaaah! WHAT!? People. Please tell me that I do NOT look old enough to have a son on a higschool soccer team! I tried to reply calmly that my son was 16 months old and that I was the soccer coaches wife. Yikes. I could tell she felt bad, but come on friends. I am 27..twenty-seven!!!!!!!! HELP!

-The best part of our week....The Sharbaughs are here. Curt, Laura, Micah and Mackenna. We are very excited to be able to spend some time with them! This will also allow me to spend some time with some beautiful newborns without actually having my own newborn :-) I like this idea. Snuggle, Cuddle, burp, soothe...and then hand them back to mom and dad. He, he :-) No worries...I do want another newborn of my own someday...just NOT today.

Thats all. As soon as we can get those pictures on our computer, they will be up! Don't be too excited! :-) Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Ok, I might be becoming a bit obsessive, but I just can't help it! Josh's team is SEVEN AND O!!!! I kind of feel like the movie "Remember the Titans" minus all of the racial problems , and, well, that was football, this is soccer. get the idea.
Also, I made $65 at our family garage sale today. Yippee.
The next post will have pictures. I promise.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Another big win for Southport Soccer last night!
We play Bloomington South at home this Thursday, 6:30. Its sure to be a good game! Come watch if you can! :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I love Fall

Its true. I love fall. I love fall way more than I love summer. Thats just the kind of girl I am. During my undergrad years at Grace I dreamt of moving out to the east coast (Maine) to do graduate work. I even applied to their graduate program. Alas, God had other plans for me and I spent one glorious year in Grace College's MA of Counseling program being taught by what I have come to consider the best teachers of biblical counseling ;(um, let me clarify, I'm talking about Jesus centered counseling--but not necessarily nouthetic counseling), Dr. Tammy Shultz, Dr. Tom Edginton and Dr. Mike Grill. Ooohhh....the things God taught me that year.....good, good stuff. I've come to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that my year there was so divinely appointed....I needed those classes to face what I would have to face in the coming years. Praise God that I didn't end up at the Unviersity of Maine...because Grace College was SO where I was supposed to be! I miss my time there soooo much. But, I digress.
I love fall. I love all things fall. I loved that it was 60 degrees when I got in my car this morning and I celebrated with a hot chocolate from Starbucks. (yes, I'm 12 and I don't drink coffee, just hot chocolate thank you!) I love that I'm wearing a sweater, jeans and flip flops today (Yes flip flops. I don't give them up until there is snow on the ground!) I love that when I went out to grab a sweet tea at lunch today I was met with a burst of fresh crispy air. I love that there are leaves on the ground and that the trees are starting to change. I really do get too carried away, don't I? And...its early yet. Summer weather could really be back. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
We had a lovely weekend. We didn't have anything to do! When does that ever happen? We spent Saturday lazying around the house and then we went to Zionville's Fall Festival. Owen rode a pony and pet some goats. We have pictures, I'll post them soon. We also played at the park. It was a great day for family fun :-) On Sunday we had church (another rough time in the nursery for Owen...but hey...he made it!) and then small groups that evening. Lastly we celebrated the official kickoff of the Colt's football season with a get together at Caleb and Heathers for chili and a chance to watch the game on a the big screen. It was lovely....even though the Colt's lost. :-(
Anyways....I just wanted to celebrate what feels like the first day of fall. I'm still waiting on putting on my pots of mums and pumpkins, but you can be sure that it won't be far off!
Happy Day everyone!

P.S. Josh's soccer team moved to 5-0 on Thursday evening with win over Perry! Tonight they are playing Decatur Central. We'll keep you updated! (I'm thinking it would be fun to have an undefeated season! Although that might not be possible since we play Westfield on Saturday. Yikes. They always scare me)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

16 Months and Lookin' Fine!

Owen had his 16 month check up today. We were a little late, I guess we were supposed to be in at 15 months, but that visit fell right on my trip to Florida, so I had to reschedule and this was the soonest I could get in!

Here are some stats:

Weight: 20 lbs, 1/2 oz
Height: 30 3/4 inches

He has gained ALMOST two lbs since his 12 month check up and has grown two whole inches! However...(and we were not surprised about this) Owen continues to be itsy bitsy....he's in less than the 5th percentile for weight....and he is in the 25th percentile for height. Our Pediatrician says he's not worried---his weight and height are relatively proportionate and Owen is clearly healthy and thriving! Yeah!
Other funny things he told us (well, I thought they were funny) were: 1.) we should start potty training anytime (is he serious?! Owen is barely talking! How am I supposed to teach him to potty in the potty when he can't even communicate with me completely!?) 2.) Based upon his assesment of Owen's toddlerhood behavior today, we probably shouldn't have any more kids because He is so good/easy/well behaved! Funny that our PEDIATRICIAN is telling us that! Because I don't have nightmares every day about what a terror our second child will surely be...and now our own PEDIATRICIAN is actually telling us to "Stop while we are ahead"! :-) Too funny. But, Owen really IS good. He laid down and held perfectly still while Dr. Skafish looked in his ears and nose and sat quietly on my lap while he got his shots! (ok, he cried after he realized what was happening, but still...he was pretty easy about it all!)
So...a good visit. Owen is doing great. We already knew this, but Dr. Skafish confirmed that we weren't lunatic parents...our child is in fact fabulous and probably a genius. :-) (ok, he didn't say that...but WE knew he was thinking it!)

In other news...Josh's soccer team is ON FIRE! Go Southport! I'll let him blog about it later, but his team is now 4-0 with their latest victory being a 3-2 win over PIKE HIGHSCHOOL! The first win over Pike in SCHOOL HISTORY! This is exciting times people! Please come catch a'll be glad you did because this is GOOD SOCCER! Tonight they face one of their rivals, Perry Meridian Highschool. We are anticipating another win! Go Cardinals! (ok, is that enough coaches wife spirit for you!? I really AM excited!) :-)

Thats about it for now...we'll catch up with you later. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Here are some Owen pictures from July-August. Everything from helping Dad, Grandma Grandpa fix the gate in our backyard , making meal time messes, bath time, Rachel's wedding and hanging out around the house. Somehow he just keeps getting cuter and more fun! Obviously we have a great time with this kiddo and are really enjoying this age....if only we could freeze time and make him stay little for a bit longer! These really are the days! We hope you enjoy the pictures....

Labor Day Weekend....

Here are some pictures from our trip downtown to watch the sky concert. We think Owen enjoyed the fireworks...he sat on my lap for most of them and for awhile I thought his heart would beat out of his chest...but he never really acted was late and way past his, I never pass up a chance to snuggle with my sweet boy...the times are far and few between! Near the end of the fireworks Owen was pointing up to the sky and saying "oooooo"; so we think he enjoyed it. :-) We had a good time and are especially thankful for Uncle Brandon and Aunt Rachel's connections to a prime parking spot where we had a great view of the fireworks and didn't have to sit in traffic for two hours to get home! Thanks guys!
Earlier in the day we enjoyed being out at the pool followed by lots of good food, especially Uncle Caleb's pulled pork sandwiches. It was a good day! We hope you all are enjoying a relaxing Labor Day weekend....we know we are! :-)