Saturday, July 2, 2011

Need Inspired?

Last night I went surfing!... YouTube surfing that is ;D This is one of my favorite activities. I start by choosing a recommended video, then I click on one of the suggested videos at the end. This goes on and on. It's like magic... HOURS disappear!!! Every once in a while I find a video I must share, and as your luck would have it, last night happened to be one of those times. Now I am easily impressed by people who play instruments because I can't even play the AIR GUITAR. That having been said, this man is AWESOME!!!!

This is a video of John Butler playing his original song Ocean. I'd never heard of him before this video. That is an 11 string guitar he is playing! The whole song is perfection, but 4:00-4:30ish should be illegal ;D

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Want Ad

Needless to say I was up for over two hours after my dog went 'barking' mad early this morning. Sampson(the dog) was back asleep within five minutes... that really doesn't seem fair to me lol. I'm sure it was just some kind of animal, but try telling me that at 2am... doesn't work.

On the bright side I did make this fun 'Want Ad' that you can download here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday Wishes -- Heaven Bound

Today has been a bittersweet day. It would be my Dad's 62nd birthday. He passed away, a month shy of his 61st birthday, last year. So there has been a lot of sadness, but there has also been a lot of happy reminising today. His last birthday with us he turned the big 6-0, and we had a big party with lots of family. That is one of the few 'benefits' to knowing your going to loose a loved one. You can make the last of everything extra special. For the record, that is about the only 'benefit'.

So today, I send a million Birthday Wishes upward, as a million tears slide downward . Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

My Dad -- May 17th 2009

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Maiden Post!

I had so much fun over the weekend designing this blog! Making the banner, figuring out the 'easy' design editor, changing colors, fonts, and layouts. Now it is time to write the all important first post. The 'welcome to my blog', 'it's great to meet you' post. So I sit here staring at my keyboard. This is going very well... yep; I rock ;D

Well cliff notes of me goes something like this: I'm Krystle, mommy to 'Z', 'N' and Sampson (the dog).
Purple is my favorite color, and I drive a mini van. I love Jesus, my boys, family, friends, reading, photography, facebook, and Sampson (the dog). Yep that about covers it. The reader's digest version can be found in About Me-- and why I'm blogging. The full version I'm sure will come out along the way.

I can't say for sure what you'll find in my future posts, because, well I can be all over the place. The 'plan' is to post about life (funny, happy, sad, and everything in between), some good food, I love quotes so I'm sure there will be plenty of those, I'm a sucker for good youtube, things I've learned raising boys, things I desperately need to, pictures LOTS of them, and so much more. So maybe we'll just stick with all overthe place ;-D I'm also slowly remodeling my childhood home, so maybe you can cheer me along with that. I need all the help I can get there!

So in the keeping of first's; here is the first picture I ever posted on a blog!

Motivation Monday

HELLO Hello hello... As you can see, my resolution to post more this year, has gone swimmingly. Or maybe that's floundered lol. It's okay though, because around mid-January I changed my resolutions ;D After reading a fantastic blog post by H. L. Hussmann called Motivation for Motivation. Now my only resolution has been to practice Motivation Mondays. Which is awesome because if I don't get around to it one Monday I only have to wait the rest of the week to try again. Unlike a New Years Resolution which I would have given up on and waited the rest of the year to try again. Today one of my goals for the week was to post here. This is not the first time that has been a goal, but so far it's looking promising this time!

How has everyone's year been going? Mine has been full of one little thing after another, that has kept my focus from this blog, and my computer as a whole for the most part. From Jan 3rd (the first day back to school) through March 10th (end of the 3rd quarter) N missed 15 days, and Z missed 9.5!!! The best part? Most of the time they weren't even home at the same time. Then our trampoline was bent up in a storm, followed by a huge branch crushing through our wooden swingset/clubhouse, followed by my van blowing a head seal or something. Add to that some unexpected financial stuff and all together they have left me feeling a little overwhelmed.

So while "It will all work out in the end, and if it hasn't worked out, then it's not the end." has been my mantra since January. It wasn't until this last week, that I have felt the weight and uneasiness of it all really lift. To that end I decided it was really time to return to my blog... and look here I am :-D

Back on the topic of Motivation Mondays, another goal was to clean out my fridge. Not throw out the old stuff, and maybe wipe down the shelves. No no. It was time for a good, old fashioned, dismantle it, kind of clean. Here is the result. Ah the picture of success hehe. Can you guess what my goal for tomorrow is? Yep, restock the fridge!

Funny as it sounds, I feel very accomplished having a snapshot of my fridge, as my first contribution to a POTD since January ;-D

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Testing Changes

Just testing some font changes to see if I likey! So me just typey typey, nonsense nonsense. Nothing intellegible to see in this post. Me just enjoying bad grammar, and a some splling errors ;D That you just wasted 30 seconds of your day (that you will NEVER get back) reading. Thanks and have a great rest of your day lol.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

In My Back Yard

Today was another busy day for us. Z had an impromptu doctor's appointment, and then stayed home the rest of the day. Day to myself... busted lol. So the POTD was again rushed, but I like what I got. I decided to do a quick (as light was fading) walk around my yard, and these are what I came up with.

Oh yeah I need some info. As I was picking up N today his teacher asked if I was going to do anything on Friday with the class for his birthday (P.S. his b-day is actually Saturday). My response... *crickets chirping* lol. I told her I would let her know. Both my, and my sister's b-day's were in the summer, and Z falls over Christmas break. It never even crossed my mind, and I have zero insider info on this. What is the norm?