Saturday, February 28, 2009


A dream come true!

We are switching our dish over to AT&T UVerse. I FINALLY got to delete all of Todd's shows from the DVR. It felt sssoooo good!

Friday, February 27, 2009


"Hey Mama, I had a perfectly good life until about five years ago. Since I'm 16, think can we get rid of the dogs now?"

Thursday, February 26, 2009


So many papers to grade, so little time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I'm a WINNER!!

I entered a contest on Declutter It, and won a bag full of goodies from the wonderful Kimberly-Clark Corporation. :) Now, if I could just win the $25,000 kitchen makeover . . .

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The campfire is burning. Time to share our stories!

Monday, February 23, 2009


"Camp Write Along" begins today as we prepare for state testing. My class spreads out their sleeping bags across the room and they write, write, write. Tomorrow we'll read our stories around the "campfire" (which will soon ignite the red pillow in its embers - haha).

Sunday, February 22, 2009


It's hard to take photos while driving 65mph down the highway, but the pup in the back of this truck reminded me of my baby dog, Steve. No way I'd drive with my dog unleashed in the back.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Coupons for free food at Chili's. FYI - The food we had from the "guiltless grill" menu was yuck.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Spray painting ugly green glider on front porch. Splotchy black paint already looks better!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


"Pardon me, lady, but you could get me a blanket please?"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


"Excuse me, ma'am, can you spare a scrap of food?"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Picking the ones I like.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Happy Sweet 16 Whitney!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


The rat's nest of stereo and video wires that need to be figured out (by Todd!) and reconnected inside our new entertainment wall.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Day to us! Our new furniture has FINALLY arrived!!! When it's called an entertainment wall, the manufacturer means WALL. We love, love, LOVE it!

Better pics to come when we have it set where we want and a new TV. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009


Thank you, Sprouts, for mismarking that steak. Bet it'll be the tastiest $0.36 steak we've had!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Amazing sunset! Would have been more spectacular if I didn't search for my camera while it quickly went down.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Steve does not have dark splotches in his fur. He just looks like it because a few nights ago, he knocked Sarah's wine over onto himself. Crazy, purple-splotched dog.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Pete & Mother Nature, stop scaring me.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Todd is gone, so I've resorted to taking scary self-portraits with Steve before going to bed. I'm a desperate woman. Honey, come home!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Thank you to our insurance company. I appreciate the reminder. (Note: I added the editorial text in the second photo!)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


My friend and colleague, Monica, and I. She deals with me like this every day!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Todd checks in for his flight. Kristin drives away, crying as always.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Action shot.

"NO KITTY, Steve." Poor Mindy hates it when he wants to sniff her butt. And, please, don't you two animals worry about me trying to cook dinner.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Kristin cooks dinner.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Two of my favorite boys.

Monday, February 2, 2009


A high class, low fat dinner . . . hot dogs, mac & cheese, and Chardonnay. At least my wine is in Waterford (with an ice cube of course!)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Enjoying a Super Bowl party with two of my closest friends.