February 22, 2012

So What Wednesday!

It's that time of the week again!
Time to link up with Shannon from LAID for another
installment of So What Wednesday!

Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if I like apple cinnamon cherrios better than the caramel ones?

*if the Mr and I have different sleeping habits? As in, I prefer to fall asleep with the TV on after reading for a little while and he prefers to fall asleep with no TV in  quiet dark room.

*if I went to be a little after 9 on Monday? I obviously needed it cuz I slept til 8:30 on Tuesday morning!

*if I thought I looked really good this morning, tried to take a picture of myself on my phone to share with you, couldn't get a good picture and that caused me to rethink my outfit and how I look?
I didn't change.

*if I felt bad for the guy working at Subway today? It was pretty obvious that he hasn't worked there long. And the lady behind me asked him to put cat-sup (that's how she pronounced it) on her sub.

*if I haven't plugged my iPhone into my computer since I got it in July? I know, I know! There are update! I'm not using it to it's full capability! I will soon... Maybe

*if my sister is moving home and I'm a little jealous? I know the reasons that she's moving home and that's her story to share, I wouldn't want to deal with the issues that she's dealing with but I would love to have my mom take care of me again. And I love being at my parent's house :)

*if my life consists of 3 ring binders?

*if I ran out of eyeliner after I was done with one eye this morning? That's really not a So What- I'm actually kinda mad about that one. Good thing I had another eye liner, in a slightly different color to fake it with one the 2nd eye. Then I went to wal*mart and it was $7.50 for a new one- when did that happen?? Shannon- I think I'll be coming your way to place an Avon order soon.

*if I'm jealous of Meg's bathroom?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to LAID to see what everyone
else is So What-ing and to link up!

Love, Mrs. K

February 21, 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Hey Friends!
Sorry I wasn't around yesterday! I took a bunch of kids from our northern town on a ski trip on Sunday and then I spent yesterday on the couch with a killer migrane. It was bad- I slept most of the day, didn't eat dinner, took a bath cuz I didn't think I could stand long enough to shower, went to bed way before the Mr. I can't wait for my physical in April so that we can hopefully get this all figured out. The nurse practitioner that I see told me the best thing to do is to take Excedrine Migrane cuz it's as strong as anything she could prescribe for me. Does anyone else out there get there terrible headaches? And if you do- what do you take for them?

But- in happier news- the Mr and I got to go to a Fighting Sioux hockey game! Whoop whoop! If you've been reading this little blog for any length of time, you know that we live in northwest Minnesota. Hockey is life here. And we embrace that life :) But Lord help me if I have boys that want to play hockey someday. Girls I could handle, girls are much nicer. You can check in boys hockey and I cringe every time someone gets checked. And I don't like the fighting in boys hockey.

We got the tickets from a family at church that has season tickets and they were on vacation last week. Bonus- they didn't even make us pay for the tickets! The Sioux played Michigan Tech and won 4-1!!

Sorry it's so dark- I wasn't sure how to get it lighter on my phone and he was antsy to leave cuz the game was over and we had ridden the bus from Buffalo Wild Wings, the Mr did not want to miss that bus.

We both wore our Fighting Sioux sweatshirts- the first purchases on our honeymoon :)

Love, Mrs. K

PS- Happy Fat Tuesday! Indulge away today!

February 17, 2012


For Valentine's day my mom sent us a card for her daughter and "son". Isn't she cute?
She also sent us money so we could go out to dinner. Well we decided we didn't want to go out on Tuesday night. I had just gotten home and I really didn't want to eat out any more. So we cooked at home for Valentines. Heart shaped bacon blue cheese burgers. We're so cool :)

So, since we didn't go out on Tuesday and my mom sent us money we decided to go out last night. We went to one of our favorite places in our northern town. We ordered our favorite appetizer, salmon artichoke dip. Yumm-O! It comes with these toasted baugette slices... seriously so good. But last night it came with these weird half circle flat bread things :( Not so good. I ordered a side ceaser with garlic bread and a bowl of beer cheese soup. The ceaser normally comes with toasty french bread slices that have a little crunch to them, not last night. I got garlic bread like you can buy in the freezer section and make in the oven at home. And my beer cheese soup came with burnt popcorn on top and no crackers. So not impressed. The Mr got the cajun chicken sandwich which was good, but they changed their french fries. He still ate them, so they must not have been too bad.

Now, I understand that they need to do what's best for their business and they need to make smart decisions about which foods to carry, which foods make them money, etc. My mother runs a bar and resutrant, I understand these things. But seriously- don't change so many things at once!! Especially so many good things! We'll probably go back because there aren't that many resutrants in this northern town, but it will be a while before we go back.

Love, Mrs. K

February 16, 2012

My father's daughter

I love my daddy. I really do. And yes, I'm 25 and married and I still call him daddy. And it is becoming more and more apparent that I am every bit my father's daughter.

The man has a hard time finishing projects. He has no trouble starting them, it's just the following through and finishing that he has problems with. Example #1: We tore down half of our lake cabin in August of 2004 to rebuild it with a different lay out. It's still not done. Yup, do the math in your head quick. Yup, you're right, it's been 7 1/2 years.

My dad also doesn't have a problem with creating piles of things to get to later. The dining room table at my parents house usually has 2 or 3 piles on it, there's another one on top of the filing cabinet, another next to his spot on the couch in the living room.

I make piles. It's drives my Mr crazy. He asks me all the time why I can't just look through these things and decide weather to keep them or not and if I need them, where should they go. My piles really weren't a big issue until the Mr move in with me. Now he has to see the piles all the time and not just on the weekends. But I really don't know why it bothers him so much. His parents make piles, there is almost always stuff all over their dining room table.

I also have issues with starting projects and not finishing them. I think I told you about my craft room but now as I look back through posts I can't seem to find it. Grr... Anyway, last summer I got a table from my parents (that was being stored at the lake cabin!) that they didn't want/need anymore. The Mr and I sanded it and painted it white and put it in the 2nd bedroom so that I could have a place to craft and I wouldn't have to spread all of my crap out all over the dining room table. That was probably in June. I have yet to "make" anything in that room. Most of my crafting happens on the living room floor because my craft room looks like this:
Sorry- I can't get it to go smaller. But you get the idea- it's a mess! It has wedding gifts waiting to be put away, it has crafts that are half done, it has skis, it has a tv that I can't get to work right, it has gifts bags and tissue paper that are waiting to be folded and re-used (yes, I do that). It's actually a little embarassing. I really need to do something about it.

But, with out further ado, here he is, my dad:
Well actually, that's both of us on a church ski trip last year. Aren't we cute?

What about you? Are you like your parents?

Love, Mrs. K

February 15, 2012

So What Wednesday

for another addition of So What Wednesday!

Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if I've failed at sharing my photo a day pictures with you? I'm sorry, I've been taking them, promise. Maybe I'll just save them all for the last day of Feb/first day of March...

*if I haven't blogged in almost 2 weeks? I went to New Orleans for a Youth Ministry conference and I no longer have a lap top to take with me. No computer = no blogging. I know I could do it from my iPhone or my Kindle Fire but I don't totally undertand it and I like the control that I have on a computer that I don't get on a mobile device.

*if I got a Kindle Fire and didn't tell you yet? Again, the not blogging for 2 weeks kind put a damper on sharing the fun, new, exciting things in my life. And ps- I love it!!

*if I really missed blogging? I seriously need to figure out how to blog on a moblie device & be comfy with it. Otherwise this summer is going to be bad. 2 1/2 weeks at camp and a 10 day trip to New Orleans?? Yea, we need to figure out mobile blogging pronto.

*if the Mr and I did nothing out of the normal last night? We grilled burgers (hear shaped, so that was different) and chilled on the couch while I wrote wedding thank yous. Apparently as soon as you get married you stop doing fun things for Valentines. But at least I didn't get a fake proposal a la V-day 2010. Seriously. Check it out here.

*if I'm not a good traveler? I really like it but my body does not. I am so exhausted. And I was in the same time zone the whole time. What gives?

*if I got dressed yesterday without thinking about the fact that it was V-day? I put on jeans and a sweatshirt. After realizing what day it was, I quick ran home after staff meeting (it's only a block away) changed into one of my V-day shirts (I have 3) and put a pink sweater on and came back to work.

*if my office is a disaster zone? I get things done and I can find things to it's ok. Right?

*if I wish I could be "snarkier" a la Shannon or Kristen but I don't really know how and I'm worried about who reads this? And, so what if I wish I had an online bloggy-bestie like those two have each other?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what everyone else
is So What-ing this week!

Love, Mrs. K
be back tomorrow- promise!

February 2, 2012

Day #2

It's the second day of the Feb. photo challenge and today's prompt was words.
There are some things on the list this month that I'm excited for and that I have (what I think are) really great ideas of things to take pictures of. Other days, you're going to get very literal pictures. I didn't know how to do something cool with words. But I do have this on the wall in my office, it's not from UpperCase Living but it's the same idea, it's vinly letters stuck to the wall. I put it up shortly after I started. I really like it.

What words would you take a picture of today?

Love, Mrs. K

February 1, 2012

Picture A Day

I've seen a couple different things on pinterest and youtube where people have taken a picture a day for a whole year (or longer) and I always thought the idea was cool. But I just couldn't get on board with it. I always thought, what would I take pictures of? My day to day life is pretty boring and it's the same thing over and over. But then I saw this on pinterest last week:
Starting this tomorrow!
Now, this I can get on board with. A photo a day for a month? No problem since February is the shortest month and they give me something to take a picture of every day. Whoop whoop!!

So here we go with Day #1: My view today:

I'm at church today so my view is my very messy desk. What can I say? I'm a youth director who eats lunch at her desk on Wednesday (those would be my left overs for dinner in the Subway bag), who is taking 30 kids to New Orleans this summer, who is also working on calendar planning, who takes her watch off cuz it gets hot and sweaty and itchy (stupid rubber wrist band), who also has suckers in her office for kids when they come visit.
And yes, I did stand on my office chair to take this picture which was probs not the best/safest idea.

So there you have my day #1. Wish me luck on keeping up with this!!

Love, Mrs. K


It's Wednesday again!
That means it's time to link up with Shannon over at "Life After I Dew"
for another installment of So What Wednesday!
Here's what I'm "So What-ing" this week:

*if I have 2 pairs of the same slippers? One at home and one at my desk.

*if I'm super excited about all footlongs being $5 at Subway this month? I seriously get one every Wednesday, 1/2 for lunch & 1/2 for dinner cuz Wednesdays are crazy at church.

*if I think the Weight Watchers commercials with Jennifer Hudson are annoying? ...if I think Jennifer Hudson is annoying?

*if I get frustrated when people don't play Words fast enough?

*if I blow dry my hair upside down because when I was in middle school I read in a magazine one time that that was how B.Spears got her great volume?

*if I almost always use the testers of perfume at Victoria Secret to freshen up my scent when I'm out shopping? Don't worry- it's the same stuff I put on in the morning, I just like to give it a boost.

*if we got married almost 2 months ago and I haven't gone to get my new social security card yet?

*if I'm slowly working on our thank yous? And we got married almost 2 months ago? When is it appropriate to send thank yous out and when does it just became late & tacky?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what everyone else is
So What-ing and to link up!

Love, Mrs. K