Monday, May 26, 2008

got Hawaii on my mind

I read the Rollingstone article about Jack Johnson while waiting in the doctor's office the other day. I can't get out of my mind how cool he is! I am so impressed with how down to earth he is. His priorities are his family first, then his "island life". It talked about how he started out as a surfer, but got out of it because he didn't like how jaded all the surfers were. They were all in it for sponsorships and tv time. He talks about how he will never be away from his family for more than a month, and he'll leave a tour and cancel dates to come home to them. It talked about how he walks a quarter mile to the beach barefoot everday to surf, and how he and his wife have started a recycling program for Hawaii.

So of course it brought back memories of being in Hawaii, listening to Jack Johnson, and laying out. I'm just really craving the ocean and a warm beach. Also the smell of plumeria's wouldn't be so bad.

Then Saturday night, Ryan and I went to see the UFC fight, and BJ Penn won. (Yeah!) And he's Hawaiian so of course all about Hawaii pride. It's just time. I need a vacation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Everyone at work loved this story, so I thought I'd share.

Last night was Monday night, so obviously we had FHE. Since it was 110 degrees yesterday (I don't think it DID get that hot, but it was supposed to) we went swimming for FHE. Well I was sitting on the edge of the pool with my feet in the water, and Drake wanted out. But once he got out he was freezing since his cold wet trunks were touching his legs, so I took off his trunks and cuddled him to warm him up. Being on my lap didn't last too long because he wanted his legs in the water too, so he snuggled next to me just sitting on the deck. I was watching Gwen and Ryan play when I noticed a stream shooting in the pool. I looked down and Drake was peeing straight into the pool. And the funny part was him looking down, watching it come out in awe. Well I'm laughing at him watching himself pee when I think, hmmm Drakes sitting funny, why is his hip cocked up? Then I look behind him and I see why. He took a HUGE poo that was coming out at the same time!!!! So I flew into clean up mode and it was quite the ordeal to get all that poop off the deck and off him since he was still sitting on the poo. It was all over his legs, and smelled like an outhouse, but it was so funny!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Gwen had her preschool graduation Friday night. It was so cute, and Gwen was such a ham!
She kept doing this cheezy thumbs up thing during the songs or if she caught us looking at her. She also enjoyed waving like she was a supermodel.
The kids sang several songs including their ABCs days of the week, Peanut butter and jelly and other cute songs. She really has learned so much this year. I'm so glad that she was able to go to preschool and make so many friends. She absolutely loved her teacher too.
Check out my cheeseball...

Then Saturday Gwen had her ballet recital. And again, she totally hammed it up! Believe it or not, this is the best picture I got! They danced to "Good ship lollypop", and she was singing all the words as she danced.

And then I guess this can be our official announcement. Ryan has made the decision to go back to school, the question has been where. I have to admit I've really been hoping and pushing for ASU. That way we'll be here, well probably forever. But ultimately it's Ryan's decision as far as what he wants to do. And I guess University of Pacific has a wonderful Trial Advocacy program that Ryan really wants to do. And it just so happens that UoP is in Sacramento, where Ryan's from. So we're leaving my home town to go to Ryan's. Now that Ryan's made up his mind, we're just crossing out fingers that I'll get a transfer. IF that were to happen, we'd move as soon as that happens, but otherwise it looks like we'll be in Cali at the end of the summer. I'm really sad to be leaving all the family and friends we have here. We've really started our family here and I can't believe it's going to be over. But at the same time, the idea of starting somewhere new is exciting. Ryan's mom is still there, and his sister Molly and her family have recently moved back to Sacramento. Plus my sister Tara and her family recently moved to Concord. So I'll get to see her on the weekends. Wow, typing this has just made it even more real and I can't even imagine where I would start packing up my house....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

good times

I know a name, a wonderful name...

Happy Mother's Day to two amazing Moms!

How did you find the energy, Mom
To do all the things you did,
To be teacher, nurse and counselor
To me, when I was a kid.
How did you do it all, Mom,
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend,
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just can’t comprehend.
I see now it was love, Mom
That made you come whenever I'd call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mom
And I thank you for it all.
By Joanna Fuchs

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

still frustrated

Never mind all the pictures and music I lost when my hard drive in my Mac crashed.
I brought my Mac in today so they could re-format my operating system, and she assured me I wouldn't lose any of my files. Well wouldn't you know my 2500 pictures I had on my computer weren't there! No worries right? I got an external hard drive for Time Machine to automatically back up every half hour (one of the features of the new amazing Leopard operating systems for Mac). Oh, but of course it's my operating system that corrupted! (That what they say since Macs "can't get viruses") So my Time Machine has been generating error messages and hasn't been running the back up!!!! I might not have those pictures! So tonight I have to go back again to see if my external hard drive has been in fact backing up, and to see if they can get my computer to recognize my ipod, etc.
I'm so over Macs!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

warning.... this is a venting post

This is how I feel right now. I HATE HATE HATE my Mac!! I have had more problems, and worse problems in the past year of using a Mac than I have ever had in the 10+ years of using a PC. If any of you out there are thinking of buying a Mac, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!! I know they are so enticing because they are so awesome looking and have sweet photo and music programs, but if you want a computer that you can use those programs whenever you want, a Mac is not for you.
If this thing could talk, it would say, "my purpose is to make Kristin as miserable as computerly possible!"