Author Archives: Kristy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer


Here is my idea of a perfect summer day! Enjoying time with the family on the lake. Usually I bring along a good book to read on the ride. Can never seem to have too many days like this. I’m hoping for many, many more this year!


Birth-Weekend Surprise


Craig has been planning a birthday surprise for me since February and today I finally found out what it is! My friend Layce flew in from Colorado today and Maureen came over from Wisconsin. I am so surprised and happy to see them both!!

This afternoon Craig told me we had to go to the airport to pick up his cousin. We are sitting there waiting for her to get off the plane and I there is Layce! Then we get to dinner and Maureen shows up! Now more people just walked in the door visiting from Chicago! What an amazing surprise!!

Well I better visit with my guests!! ๐Ÿ˜€




Monday, my first day at my new job, we went to lunch at Leeann Chin. I didn’t think a thing of it all until I read my fortune…

Your future is whatever you make of it, so make it a good one.

Great. So I’m sitting at lunch on my first day and now I have this to think about. I’m going to take this as a reminder to stay positive no matter what I do.ย This week has been such an emotional rollercoaster. I have already learned a lot and am exhausted. TGIF (tomorrow)!!



I’m not a writer but this is my 35 post. That means I have written for over one month. Not long posts, just short posts everyday mixed with posts mostly taken up by pictures. For me it has been a lot. I would say I am hitting some sort of wall right about now. Maybe I need to post fewer entries a week. I’m not sure. I love my blog and reading others as well. There are some really amazing writers out there. Maybe once I get my new camera I will be able to post more photography related posts giving me a topic and fewer typed words.

Only 2 more days of work (training) this week. Things seem to be going pretty well. Next week will be good since I will start working on my own. I just want this weekend to be here so I can find out what Craig has planned for my birthday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue


I took this picture in Pula, Croatia in January 2008. I love the picture and it’s very BLUE!

It is always so fun to look through the old pictures and it brings back so many good memories. A group of about 20 students and I spent 2 weeks touring around Europe, mostly Croatia and it counted for college credits! It was a great experience and I would love to go back and visit.

Day 1 Done


Finished my first day at my new job today. I think it’s going to go really well. This week will be all training which is good. I got a pretty good feel for the company and what I will be doing daily. Hopefully by the end of the week I will be really comfortable there!

I am so exhausted though! I am honestly about ready to fall asleep. This is going to be a long week of learning but it will all pay off in the end. My birthday is this weekend so there is something to look forward to! Craig has plans for us on Saturday night but he is keeping it a secret from me. I have been trying to get him to slip up and tell me but have no luck. He has been keeping it from me for over 2 months!! He says not to worry. I’m sure it will be something fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night was the series finale for Desperate Housewives. I am still 2 episodes behind. I need to catch up so I can watch the finale. I can’t believe it’s over. I’m going to try and squeeze one in tonight before I fall asleep!