You know when you’re just looking through old photos…

…and then you find a gem like this one? This was Lars’ old soccer team, circa 2002-ish?  Maybe even earlier.  Dean was the coach.  What in the hell is wrong with the little boy on the right?  Although Dean is insisting that the boy wasn’t crying, the poor thing just looks pathetic.  Was Coach Dean…

Oh, this growing up thing is going to drive this mom nuts.

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was unmarried (engaged).  The image I had of parenthood was idealistic.  My child and I were going to be close.  We were going to be open with each other.  I would never have my child feeling like she couldn’t talk to me.  No, we wouldn’t be “best…

Happy “Fuck Off” Sunday!

It’s bound to happen. That day when you’re just pissy as fuck. It happens. Whether it’s due to hormones or stress or other people’s bitchiness impacting our life…it’s just the way life is. It’s when the feeling is mutual that it gets super-special. Yup. That’s where I’m at right now. My dear love and I….

Love, Peace and Family… (Part One)

Love, peace and family?  Is it ever that simple?  You would think that it would be, especially when you add in the extra ingredients: beach house, pristine and quiet Gulf beach, Christmas, a birthday celebration, some Apples to Apples, and a goofy, needs-to-be-the-center-of-attention Keegan.  Nope.  We’ve forgotten something.  We’ve forgotten that old stand-by base of…

For the record…

My name is Kristn. That would be K…r…i…s…t…n. It is not… Kirsten Kristine Christen Kristen Christine Kristyn Kristin Or any other spelling or variation. It is just Kristn. People spell my name out quickly, without really thinking about it. I usually ignore most common mistakes, but when you don’t even get the phonetic spelling…geesh. I…

Kristn Makes Cheese

Yes, my friends, I can now scratch off “Make my own cheese” off of my life’s bucket list.  Gosh, that just does not sound right, does it? Spring Break continues for me this week while the rest of the family is either at work or school.  I am tired of doing laundry.  I am not…

Washington Photo Safari: Sunday, March 27, 2011

I went on a photo safari today.  It was a fundraiser for the Red Cross to benefit victims in Japan after earthquakes and a tsunami devastated  various regions in the country.  Their goal was to make $2,000.  They raised $5,000.  It felt good to help out. We woke up around 6:30 this morning so that…

Army jeep + pasture = good times

I really need to play some catch up here.  I have several batches of pictures to share a week after they were taken. Thursday, December 30, 2010 My dad owns a restored Vietnam-era army jeep.  It’s pretty cool…and drivable.  Grandpa wanted to teach Lars how to drive stick in it, but since Lars doesn’t have…