Thursday, June 30, 2011

Embrace the Camera 6.30.11



Last week I spent some time pulling all those little memory cards out of cameras and downloading the pictures. It's absolutely amazing what you find! I think I found some pictures from two years ago at Disney! But those are not Embrace photos - they are just of Zach!

I did find this little number on Zach's camera card though. He is much better at snapping those arms outstretched pictures than I am. Maybe his arms are longer? Who knows? I'm not even sure when this picture was taken - sometimes I'm a bad photo downloader!


Don't forget to get yourself in the picture! Then link up with Emily over at The Anderson Crew.

Until next time ~ Kris

What's Your Song? 5.12.11

Time to link up with Amber at Goodnight Moon for what's your song.

Once again I had no problems picking this week. I was out running errands and heard this song somewhere  that I was. It made me remember that I really loved this song and it was released at a time when I needed to cut someone bad out of my life. So it was a perfect song for me then. I still love it - you've got to at least chair dance when you hear it!

Enjoy!





Until next time ~ Kris

What's Your Song? 6.30.11

The last song link-up for June. My son may think time is dragging - but me - no way - this year is just cranking along at a much faster pace than I'd like!



I love linking up with Amber at Goodnight Moon on Thursdays - I love checking out the music everyone is listening to. I also have a blast trying to pick something each week. Today though, I picked a song that used to be my ring tone. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence - I love this song!



*disclaimer - I thought I posted this song before but couldn't find it. If I did I'm sorry! Old people - you have to watch out for us, we tend to repeat ourselves!*

Until next time ~ Kris

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Visitors!

This past weekend we were lucky enough to have the Ohio Caddick's stop by for a couple of nights. Shannon is awesome - she's going with three kids from Ohio to SC, GA, and Texas (well, of course back to Ohio too!). Safe travels Shannon!!

So, while we had the cousins together in one place you know I had to take pictures.


This is Adda Paige. She's growing up so fast - and smart....dang that girl is bright!
 This is Kayla. She's really not as mean as she looks
BUT she is 13!!

 Austin and Adda


Uncle Erik having a tea party with Paiger.

And here's the group
Kayla, Austin, Zach and Paiger
Good lookin' kids, huh?

So sad to see them leave - but we are going to go "up north" and visit them after I get out school. Yay!

Until next time ~ Kris

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Embrace the Camera 6.23.11



I've been holding these while Mrs. Anderson was on vacay. Time to link up and Embrace the moments that pass far too quickly.

Here we are - just goofing off. It's what we do best....






Until next time ~ Kris

What's Your Song? 6.23.11

I can't believe it's Thursday already! Time to link up with Amber at Goodnight Moon who is kind enough to host even though she's on vacation!

This video is a little hard to watch but you can't beat the group - ABBA - one of my very favorites. They just sound so good. Enjoy.



Until next time ~ Kris

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Week 1 Day 2

After a moment of not being able to move yesterday, I knew I had to keep plugging along. So today I did the next day (which is the same as day one). I ran the first four intervals, walked 5 through 7, and ran 8. Yay! that makes one more running interval than last time! I also managed to do two miles in 2 less minutes. Believe me, my time is not stellar, but I'm proud of that too.

After I did the two miles for the C25K I walked one more mile. So today I actually did three miles. It took me almost an hour (58 minutes - I was walking pretty slow by the end!).  Now I know, a 5K is 3.1 miles - but the route I walk (around my neighborhood) is actually 1.1 miles - so I figure if I can do a decent time around here I should be fine come October.

Some things I learned today - it doesn't matter if you get out there at 8 AM or 10 AM (like I did Monday) it's still stinking hot!! Don't let the older man who's been walking for about a year get you down. Someday I'll be able to do what he does! And most importantly, when you think you can't - try anyway. I would have never ran that last interval if I hadn't said "just try it" to myself!

I just need to figure out what to do on the days I'm not doing the program. Like yoga or pilates or something. Suggestions?


Until next time ~ Kris

Monday, June 20, 2011

Week 1 Day 1

Today I tried the first session of couch to 5K. I'm not going to lie - I didn't make it all the way through in the intended manner. It was supposed to be 8 running intervals, I only made it running through 4. Then I had to switch to brisk walk in place of running. But I did finish the whole thing and for that I'm proud of myself.

Why am I suddenly doing this? Well, first of all because of this girl right here
She's my friend Shannon - and doesn't she look AMAZING? And she's had three kids. Yes, she's a good motivational tool (not that you're a tool Shan - not in that way!!).

Another reason was the conversation I had with this girl on Saturday
The girl in the pink shirt (obviously) - she started the Couch to 5K on Saturday. We are going to keep each other going so we can attempt a 5K in October (yes Theresa - October, not November like I thought - sorry!).

But mostly for these guys right here
Because I love them and I want to be around for a long time. I need to make my daughter in law miserable, right?!

So, it may take me longer than 9 weeks to be 5K ready - but I'm going to keep plugging away. Once it's not triple digits it may even get a little easier!


Until next time ~ Kris

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's Your Song? 6.16.11

Time to hear what everyone is listening to. This week, Goodnight Moon has a new button!

Pretty Cool, huh? I can't get it
to actually work though - so just
enjoy looking at it.


This week I picked a song that I've been banned from singing by my husband
because I sing like Scuttle
(remember him)


Any-hoo...
my choice this week also includes an awesome video
Come on - a video with Jon Bon Jovi AND Kiefer Southerland?
Yep - you guessed it

Blaze of Glory!
Enjoy


Until next time ~ Kris

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Was it a tornado?

Last night some storm rolled through our neighborhood. Something big - either just big wind and rain or possibly a twister. I've not been able to find anything on the twister - so I'm guessing just wind and rain - and lots of it.  Here's what we saw this morning:

 That's our trampoline, wrapped around a tree

 Part of a tree that fell and hit our shed

 There used to be a play set behind this house

Our shed now has a hole in the roof

It could have been a lot worse - at least it's only stuff that was damaged. Let the cleanup begin!!


Until next time ~ Kris

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hello Summer Assignment

Last week while I was in Borders pre-ordering the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid for Zach we ran into Mrs. Pryor, his reading teacher from this past year. First, this was the first time I've ran into any of his teachers outside of school, which is odd considering this town really isn't that big. But she mentioned a reading list and book report that was due the first day of 5th grade. Hmm I hadn't heard about this so I scrounged through all of Zach's paperwork that I anally kept (what do you do with schoolwork folks? really, I want to know) and found it!

I was already making him read 15 minutes a day, but he got to choose - now he has to pick two books off a list, AR test on them both when school starts again, and write a book report on one. What was the first thing he said "We may as well be homeschooling again - you always made me do schoolwork during the summer."

Yep - that's my boy.

Until next time ~ Kris

Friday, June 10, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-in #44

Once again, who's been slacking for more than a month on this? Um yeah. So, it's time to link up with Wife of a Sailor and learn some interesting things about other wonderful MilSpouses.


1. When you vacation what type of vacation do you like to take (beach, historic, adventurous, food oriented, etc.)? submitted by Megan Dub-Yuh
Well, we love going to DisneyWorld and Hilton Head so I guess some adventure and some beach. 


2. What is your best memory associated with a song (you know we all have tons!)? submitted by Ramblings of a Marine Wife
My song would be 'I Cross My Heart' by George Strait - that's the song we danced our first dance to at our wedding so it holds the most special memories. 


3. If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with your time? submitted by Married to the Army
No obligations actually sounds a little boring. What would I be all OCD about if I wasn't figuring how to pay off bills or what classes I'm going to take next semester? I would get a big stupid RV and travel the country to visit family and friends scattered near and far, with stops at a bunch of cool places I haven't seen yet.


4. What is one thing about you that people do NOT typically notice at first that you wish they would? submitted by Our Motto is Patience
Well I'm pretty much straight forward so I'm usually easy to read. But I guess under the sarcastic old lady I think they don't realize I'm actually a pretty nice person - just opinionated.




5.   …. submitted by The Three TurnersIt’s a summer of sequels, and if you had to live in one of each of the following “worlds” (there are three total) which would you choose and why? 
–X-Men: Be a Mutant, what would your power be? I've never watched X-Men - is that the one with Hugh Jackman who turns into a werewolf? Can I have super speed?
–Harry Potter: Be a Witch or Muggle? Honestly, I'd much rather be a Mud-Blood, but since you're making me choose I'm going to choose Witch.
–Twilight: Be a Vampire or Werewolf? Um a werewolf of course. Did you not read my post on this subject? Besides, then maybe Jacob could imprint on me and wouldn't that rock?


Until next time ~ Kris

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's Your Song? 6.9.11

I really wanted to post another Hootie song, because I know how much Amber (and everyone else!) enjoys saying "Hootie". I didn't pick a Hootie song - or even Darius Rucker (but I will because I love his voice).

Nope, today I went back in the way back machine again (what's new, huh?) and picked one from a band I was lucky enough to see in concert - on New Year's Eve - in their hometown of Sacramento. Um, yeah, it was the second best concert I've ever seen (Judas Priest will always reign on stage!)

So here is offering for this wonderful Thursday - Modern Day Cowboy by Tesla. After you air guitar and headbang (and perhaps laugh at the hair), link up with Amber at Goodnight Moon and see what everyone else is listening to today.



Until next time ~ Kris

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies?

In between reading and studying this weekend I watched (finally) Eclipse. I've read all the Twilight books and I always find the books much better than the movies - but I watched it anyway because, well, Erik was gone doing some Boy Scout thing and he doesn't like them.

So, it left me thinking (as it does after every movie and all the books) REALLY? I mean seriously - how in the world is this


a better choice than this

I mean is Bella blind? And shouldn't the fact that your boyfriend has no body heat to warm you up during s snowstorm be some kind of indication that he may in fact, be a lousy choice? Really girls - you know you put your cold feet on your man during the winter!

Normally I wouldn't even get involved, after all it's not real. But the fact that a blind person could see who's hotter annoys me. I mean they could have picked someone ugly to play Jacob - know what I mean?

So I've always felt kind of sorry for Jacob - poor guy can't get a break. Then this morning when I was in the shower (where I do all my good thinking) I realized she's too freakin' insane for Jacob and he's better off without her. So now I don't feel bad for Jacob anymore.

So that covers my random thoughts about werewolves and vampires but now to my burning question -

What is this impending Zombie Apocalypse that everyone is talking about? I missed the memo so would love if anyone could fill me in!

Now, I think I'll go read a book about ghosts....


Until next time ~ Kris

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Embrace the Camera 6.2.11

I've not seen the link up today for Embrace the Camera, but I'm going to post mine anyway. When it comes up on my reader I'll come back and add the link. I can only guess that Mrs. Anderson is still feeling quite icky. Hope you feel better soon!




I guess I kind of cheated because I held onto these pictures from last weeks promotion ceremony. It's not very often we get pretty decent pictures though.


 You can't tell but I'm wearing a dress
{hehe don't you love how that 'conveniently'
got left out?}



folks - I'm wearing heels....
I guess it won't be too long before he's actually 
taller than me!

Until next time ~ Kris

What's Your Song 6.2.11

June and it feels like July or August down here. The humidity sure is jacking up my cute do! But we can all enjoy some great songs with Amber and friends at Goodnight Moon. Go have a listen to all the wonderful music other bloggers listen to and for goodness sake stay inside when the heat index is in the triple digits!

No old school this week. This song is for my son who is finally out of school today and has been saying "I can't wait until summer" since January! Zach - now it's Summertime!!




Until next time ~ Kris

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One More Award

Zach got one more award for the year. Believe me, it was one that shocked and surprised all of us.

Highest Average in Reading for the 4th Grade!

I know, my son, the non reader kicked some ass in reading this year! We couldn't be more proud. Here are some pictures from the festivities last night. My camera is a big piece of junk (we really need a new one) but it's all we could get before it started acting stupid.

 Waiting is the hardest part

 Making a 'mirror'

 "Looking Good"

 Walking the stage

Super Job!

Next year he wants to get the Science one too! That's my boy! 


Until next time ~ Kris