Friday, July 23, 2010

Yes, I am opinionated. VERY opinionated. Just about some things. Other's things I couldn't care a lick about.
Honda Odysseys.
I am in LOVE with Honda Odysseys. Every since I had my first ride in one, I have wanted to own one. The reason why I love them? They are beautiful, I love the look. They are just so cool :) They are also extremely versatile. This is probably the fact I love most. The middle row can change up from 3 seats, to two, and then the seats can move back and forth. This is something NO other minivan on the market has.  The two middle seats also slide forward instead folding forward. I love this. I could go on and on........ but people have told me that the Sienna drives better, why would I want a Odyessy? Because I would much rather the versatility and able to change things up according what I need. I have driven a Subrban/truck my whole driving life, anyting is going to drive better for me :)

Baby gear. Now this is a HUGE one.  When I used to play baby dolls everyday (i.e. 2years ago :) I started looking on Target.com and looking at baby gear for hours a day. I would read all the reviews, study them, look them up other places. And so soon I was pointing out gear whereever I went. I was memorizing stuff. And now I am kind of addicted. I LOVE baby gear. I love to study it, test it, and spend time looking at it. Ok so I have a small obseesion. Small :) My favoirte site for baby gear is Babygizmo.com. it's done by a mom who tests it out, and then reviews it. She sees what REALLY works and what is actually practical. My sister knows (and hates) the sound of the video reviews very well. My sister and all of my friends say I will be the first person they will call before buying anything for their future children :)

Vera Bradley. I love Vera Bradley. SOMEONE (i.e. one of my best friends) Got me hooked. In the last 3 years I have bought 1. ONE non-Vera Bradley. lol. They are cute, 100% washable, and fun :)

Stargate SG-1, Monk, NCIS. My absolute FAVORITE shows of all times :)

Ok so that is a lot of them. But I need to go to bed :)


~Rebekah

Friday, July 16, 2010

A little peak behind the Beks.

My full name is Rebekah Jean Kimminau. I like to sign my name this way. No one calls me Rebekah Jean, or even Rebekah. If someone calls me Rebekah I know they haven't known me very long. Most of my friends call me Bekah, somehow it is just eaiser to say. I do have many nick names though. My sister sometimes calls me The Beks. I have also gotten the name Bekasaur. Most everyone I baby sit calls me Miss Rebekah, I tend to refer to myself as Miss Rebekah anytime I am around babysitting kids, and a lot of times also in normal life :) I also have this habit of talking about myself in third person. It backfires a lot at me, people are always confused. Oh well, everyone will just have to live with Bekah. It's part of who she is :)

I am also a clean freak AND very OCD. I like everything to be clean, organized and in it's place. Some people call my room rediculously clean, I like to think of it as peaceful. :) My desk downstairs is another great example of how I wish I could make stuff all the time. I LOVE when stuff is organized, and I actually I rather enjoy organizing too :)
Not a great picture, but most of it is Ikea. Oh and a lovely chalkboard one of my friends made me for my birthday!

I also have this weird sense of hearing. I love certain sounds, I don't know why.  I love the sound of ice clanking against a glass of water. I love the ticking sound of the turn signal. I love the sound of little toddler feet pitter-pattering across the floor. But most of the time we miss these sounds because our world is so filled with things like media... but that is a whole nother post.

I also have things that I am passionate about. This includes but is not limited to:
All Baby Gear
Names
Honda Odysseys
Ikea



I do have a few things that bug me to death, you could call them pet peeves:
When people store stuff on top of their refrigerators.
When people leave knives just sitting in the sink.
When people assume that college is the only way to get an education.

I got a 30day trial of Lightroom, and I have been experimenting with it. I LOVE it!

Night Night!

~Rebekah




Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Never-dull adventures, peace and mango monkeys.

Some people would call my life crazy. Some would call it insane. Some would call it weird. I like to call it never-dull, and an adventure. Over the last few days I have been hopping back and forth between the Hospital (where my mom is because she just had her hip replaced) and the base hospital (where I am starting to Volunteer with the Red Cross) and babysitting all over the place. Then home. Then cleaning, laundry, cooking and more cleaning.  I can tell you right now I have never appreciated my mother sooooo much.

Monday night before my mom went into have surgery, I was realizing how much I depend on her. And I was starting to miss her before she left. But then I got this great sense, God would be there. No matter that I had a lot on my plate, that mom was gone, that I couldn't text one of my best friends. But I knew that God was there. Then that night, my daily lights study had the perfect verse for me. How lovely is God.

(God talking) " I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream. you will nurse and be carried on her harm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you:" ~ Isaiah 66:12-13

How beautiful is this verse! I feel like God said it just for me. Not only do I spend most of my time around children, but my love language is also touch. I know what it means to tenderly hold a sleeping child in your arms. It is incredible to know that this little person it totally depending on you at that moment. I can not even begin to fathom that I of all people can be totally dependent on the God of the universe. I also looked into the words further. Did you know dandled means to pet or pamper? God, GOD!!! Pampers ME!! What? Am I dreaming? That just amazes me. 

Well on to something else. My youth group started back up tonight. I was SOOO happy! I love to spend time with my friends playing games, and worshiping God. Now our youth group is special. Don't get me wrong, my youth group is amazingly awesome!! But let me put it this way. If a monkey holding a mango ran through the room, we probably wouldn't think it was weird at all :) Well off to bed for me!! nighty-night.

~Rebekah


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I heart faces- Teen's only!

This week I was sooooo excited when I heard this weeks theme over at I heart faces!! It is Teen's only!! That means only a teen (13-19) can enter! 
I spend quite some time last night deciding on what photo to enter. I knew I wanted one I took recently (mainly because I did not want to go searching on the other hard drive that my pictures are stored on) :).... but I was not sure which. I have many favorites. When I was looking through them, I came across this one and fell in LOVE with it! I love the bright colors, the concentration, her beautiful curls, and the lighting coming in from behind. She was trying for QUITE some time to get a bubble. This was her very first one :)

Head over to I<3Faces and check out the other awesome Teen's Only photo's!

~Rebekah


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yummynis in a pan.

Pie. I don't really like to eat it. For some reason, it's just not enjoyable to me. But I do love to challenge myself, especially in the area of baking. So when it comes to making a good pie, I am all in!
The very first time I made my own pie crust, I nailed it. I had not one problem. My mom told me her stories of failing many times. The second time I made my own crust,  I completely failed. I ended up patting scraps in the pan. Many times like that have followed, but after much practice, most of the time now I am able to get a pretty good crust. From what I have heard, the most important thing to getting a yummy crust is keeping it cold. That is why I put the butter in the freezer until right before, and I use ice water. I find it best to freeze the dough, for at least 5 hours, then let it thaw, it is much easier to work with, because it will be a bit more wet. I try to always keep a few doughs in the freezer so that I can just pull one out whenever I like. Cause that is the kind of person I am :) Happy baking!

Starting with 2 1/2 cups flour in food processer.
2 stick of butter cut up in small pieces, and then stuck in the freezer, I was in a big hurry this time, so i did a rather sloppy job :(
Combine in food processor till it resembles course crumbs.

Have Ice water ready, I don't measure, just keep adding till it looks right.

Once the dough starts to stick together in SMALL clumps, it is ready. I pour it out on the counter and divide into two clumps.

Put clump on plastic wrap, and wrap up.

Flatten with a rolling pin, and put in the freezer till firm, about 30 mins.

Take skin of apples, and cut into small pieces.

Mix with Cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch.

Take crust out of freezer, flatten into circle, and fit into pan. This is the hardest part, but practice makes better :)

Fill with Apples.

Top with small pieces of butter.

Roll out second dough, and cut in long, thin slices.


Criss-cross over top, and trim edges.

Brush with egg youlks.
Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 400 for 20 mins.

Then at 350 for 1 hour and 45 mins.

All done!! :)

~Rebekah


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thinking...


Things are constantly on my mind. Constantly. I am not one of those deep-thinker types, but I do think, a lot. I more like to think and plan. Now, sometimes this works out wonderfully, and sometimes not so wonderfully. I have to learn that even though planning ahead can be real helpful, but I can't let my plans become all consuming to the point that I don't trust God anymore.

I have so many dreams. So many hopes. So I started thinking, is my dreaming bad? How, truly, does it benefit me. I know a few things. I know that God gives me some of my dreams. I know He encourages me to think. Then I realized, dreaming is a gift from God. He places each and every dream on my hear for a reason. He may not fulfill every dream, actually I know He won't. But they still have a reason for being on my heart. Only God can see the big picture. I just know that right now, I am part of it. And I am looking forward to the day when I can see how all my dreams came together. 

So, my dreams. I have way to many. I like to day dream. I like to form more realistic dreams. I like to plan certain things out, I like to rearrange a room in my head, according to my design style. I like to plan a picture out before I take it. I need to be careful about how much I dream. I need to also focus my mind on God. I want my mind to be completely His. I want Him to all-consume me. I want His light to shine through me, and this will only happen if I am His.

So, this summer, I have decided to make my bucket list. 100 of my dreams. I am doing this, because I want to look back in the future, and see how God has used every single one of these 100 dreams in my life. So by the end of the summer, I hope to have my top 100 dreams :)

~Rebekah