I’ve been talking and talking about writing blog, but actually taking the plunge has been a lot tougher than I anticipated. What do I write about? When should I release the first post? I feel like we’re trying to plan for having a baby! It’s a blog for crying out loud, so here we go…
First, let me introduce myself. I’m Kim, wife in the husband and wife team of Illuminated Dreamz. I’m more of the realist in this duo, while John, my husband, is the dreamer. We make quite the perfect balance.
The two of us started back in 2003 when I studied abroad in London. It was the whole “American girl meets British boy; they have whirlwind summer and fall in love” romance story. I’m pretty sure we could write a movie script about that time in our lives…
Anyhow, fast forward about 12 years, a marriage, a kid, and 50 pounds (between the two of us, of course!), and a new found hobby. I was pregnant with our youngest son when we decided to undertake the task of redoing our, then, six-year-old’s room. He wanted a super hero transformation in his bedroom. He was no longer a little kid, so of course, Toy Story had to go. While our son was visiting the grandparents, we took on what we thought would be a few-day project.
We put our creative minds together and came up with the best super hero themed room we could imagine. All the way down to the light-up Batman bed that John said he was going to build. Say what?! A Batmobile bed that lights up? Lo, and behold, my talented husband did it. Check out the results.
We were pretty proud of ourselves, to say the least. And Kaleb, well, he was in super hero heaven.
Even at six months pregnant, I have to say, I really enjoyed redecorating Kaleb’s room. And, surprisingly, John and I didn’t kill each other! We came together as a creative team and discovered we have some talent between the two of us. This few-day project turned our unknown talent into a hobby. That hobby turned into what is now Illuminated Dreamz.
It’s been a long and bumpy road, but we’re finally doing it. We’re living a dream that we couldn’t be more thankful for and proud of, and the best part is…we’re just getting started.
Stay tuned for more #JohnandKimGetReal.