Saturday, January 31, 2009


Baby Carter (2.5 weeeks old) wonders why I can't just hold him rather than taking his picture.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Todd thinks, "So many options . . . which one to choose?"

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Tonight, while the crescent moon shines in the sky . . .

with Venus watching over her.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Ice day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Time to scrap!

Monday, January 26, 2009


The Cabinet - before, during, and after!

Sanding & scraping:

Primed & first coat:

Finished! Color looks deeper in person.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Today I do nothing.

What you see is what I need - pajama pants, laptop, & the remote. Oh, and some water & Chex Mix!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Dinner + drinks + friends = good times!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Gorgeous Pippin rests on the couch. With her pillow.

She's our princess.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


On days when the sun is visible, this is what greets me along my way to work.

It's actually a reflection of the rising sun on a glass building that I pass each morning and each evening. Although it is bright, I find beauty and inspiration in it which often helps me start my day.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


It's blurry, but it's true. I pulled the baby from the King Cake my team had this week!

Honestly, I don't know exactly what it means. I was just happy to get a baby!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


A historic day of amazingly significant proportions. I am thankful to be able to witness it in my lifetime.

Monday, January 19, 2009


The scrapbook retreat is over. The car is packed. I'm heading home.

I am SO.VERY.TIRED. Lots of creativity, friends, fun, snacks, wine and almost NO sleep, but it was all worth it. I can't wait for the next retreat!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I bring to you the ugliest scrapbook page in the WORLD!

The photo makes the page look better than it actually was. Don't worry, I ripped it out of my book and started over.

Saturday, January 17, 2009



It might look like a mess, but it's MY mess! And look at the cool page I made of me with my Dad & StepDad when the doors to the sanctuary were opened, and we walked down that long aisle to Todd.

Friday, January 16, 2009


My Favorite Time of Day

The kids are gone . . .

and they won't be back until WEDNESDAY!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Straightened my hair for today. Took a self portrait before picking up my class.

You probably can't see all the dark red I had added. I like it, though. Pretty wild & crazy for a simple blonde like myself.

Then I got bored.

Luckily nobody walked in my classroom to see me doing this. Not that I would've cared.

Finally acted my age. Well, at least I did for a second.

It'll be curly again tomorrow, and I'll still be trying to entertain myself.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


My feet were cold as I was getting ready yesterday morning, so I grabbed whatever was near. Todd's big slippers make my feet look small!

Crummy photo taken with my camera phone.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


BYOS Night

Build Your Own Salad . . . We don't like the same stuff on our salads, so I recently started BYOS. Todd came in the kitchen tonight and said, "I shall build my own salad," in his deep voice. :)

After we sat down to eat I thought "tomatoes!" Todd did say, "Yeah, I didn't want to say anything." Did he not want tomatoes? He got 'em.

We also had my famous chicken pot pie. Well, I'm famous for it in my family!!

From the pics on this Project 365 blog, you'd think I cook a lot. I DO NOT!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Welcome baby Carter! Our friends, Mike & Sonya welcomed Carter into their family this morning. Big sister Cori finally got to meet him this afternoon. Soon after, we followed. He's such a cute boy!

The new family:

Todd and Mike toasting shots of whiskey to celebrate Carter's arrival.

Todd took this photo of me (and all of my chins) getting a baby fix:

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Did you know that I have a cat? I do!!! Our big dogs often overshadow Mindy, my kitty. She's actually an old lady. I became Mindy's mom on February 3, 1993 - almost 16 years ago! She is now a scrawny, scratchy looking 16 year old, but she's still kicking. Since moving into a house of dogs (not including Todd, of course), Mindy took some time to adjust. All Steve wants to do is sniff her but, and she will have nothing of it. I don't blame her.

Since Mindy can't just sleep wherever she wants on the bed, she now has HER spot. It is along the edge of the bed by my pillows.

It looks weird, but she faces the wall and listens for dogs. If Steve jumps on the bed, she'll hiss and hit him in the face if he gets too close.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


It's cold. I made chili. It sucked. Todd has gas now. The end.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Why it's hard to leave for work in the mornings.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Dinner is served! Poppyseed Chicken, Sauteed Asparagus, and Garlic Toast.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


You can only find such inspirational messages in the trash of the teacher's restroom at an elementary school.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


The 1st Tuesday of the month is our neighborhood ladies' Bunco night!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Back to work today. This teacher needed beer and chocolate immediately upon arriving home.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


You can play with Steve's rope toy . . . but not for long! He's such a bad ass.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Hanging with a few of my nieces (Courtney, Ashley & Kilee) while they gave carrots to Papa's donkeys (JimBob, Kilee Jr. & Sarah). It was so warm that the kids were wearing shorts!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Kristin, Kim, and Leslie: Forever Friends. We met over 38 years ago and still remain close!

Thursday, January 1, 2009



Project 365

While I definitely don't need a new blog to manage, I need a good format for my Project 365.

Since my awesome & creative friend, Misty, told me about this website that she plans to use in binding her blog. I decided that blogging my photographs each day this year would be the best way to keep everything together in case I plan to bind my blog at the end of each year.

So here it goes - Todd and Kristin 365!