what was once…

June 7, 2014 at 12:19 am 22 comments



the naughty threesome

always hungry and goofy

my treasured goofballs




Wisconsin Dells, 2007


ßill, Peyton and Jordan

a little note:  This is quite a wonderful picture – not because Bill and Peyton have a pretzel in their eye and Jordan was trying to hold a pretzel in his eye, failed and looked utterly goofy – no – it is a wonderful photo because #1.  Peyton had a grilling fork in his hand and #2.  Jordan had the Chicago Tribune movie section in his lap.  If there is one thing Bill did that was so very, very special, it was to encourage my boys’ passion – cooking, food and movies. & when the three were together, I could never tell who the grown up was……ever…




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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. findingmyinnercourage  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Absolutely breathtaking photo and story! Thinking of you!

    • 2. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Thank you:) xxxx

  • 3. polaris299  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

    the three
    upon the swing –
    joy in life

    • 4. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 2:11 am

      I love this!! I actually have a lot of picture of the three on a swing and a bench and a row boat!

      • 5. polaris299  |  June 7, 2014 at 6:28 am


        I am glad you enjoyed

  • 6. MichelleMarie  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

    What a sweet and precious memory and photo! Bless your sweet heart Kimberly! I’m sending you big hugs. I wish we lived closer we could sit down and gab over a glass of wine, coffee or tea or all 3. Friday nights are hard aren’t they? They always are for me and I don’t know why! :0

    • 7. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 2:10 am

      I hate Friday nights. This is the first weekend in three weeks that I have no boys. None – nada- zilch. Gots Pee though but she is moping terribly. She wants her brothers here.

  • 8. John W. Howell  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Used to live in the Chicago area (Palatine) and definitely know about Wisconsin Dells. Nice photo and great memory. Seems the future for the boys was foretold.

    • 9. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 2:07 am

      I do remember you telling me that you lived in my neck of the woods. Bill loved taking the boys to Yogi Bear Campgrounds. The 4 of us had so much time and they loved ganging up on me. Sometimes it got to the point where I just had to throw in the towel and throw out the rules:

      • 10. John W. Howell  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        This is when a custard pie comes in handy. (or silly string)

      • 11. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm


  • 12. Dom DiFrancesco  |  June 7, 2014 at 3:15 am

    How sweet and such a great memory. Very nice Kimberly. 🙂

    • 13. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Thank you. We hold on tight to them;)

  • 14. acuriousgal  |  June 7, 2014 at 3:36 am

    A wonderful trio, Kimberly….perfect memories for your boys

    • 15. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thank you. It is. 😉

  • 16. cindy knoke  |  June 7, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Oh so wonderful!

    • 17. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • 18. Paul Handover  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    While your feelings of loss are, naturally, expressed in the past tense, your ability to express your love and compassion is a beautiful and powerful constant for you. Be at peace with that – you deserve that.

    • 19. words4jp  |  June 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you Paul. You are always so kind and put a smile on my face and in my heart.

  • 21. Wordifull Melanie  |  June 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Such lovely memories 🙂


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