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    The Long Awaited Picture!

    As we were walking out the door for me to get Tyler to college I glanced back at him. Three guesses on what shirt he WAS wearing before I fell to the floor cracking up, the first two don’t count. He ran back to his room and changed his shirt out of the red one he wore the first day of his junior and senior year of high school into the classic black one he’s sporting in the picture. Funny thing is, it didn’t even phase him as we were walking out to the car and I insisted he stand there so I can get a picture.  The children have…

  • stuff portrait friday,  tyler

    Stuff Portrait Friday

    The Children are our Future Taking these pictures were hard on Shaun. Seeing him in a tux..and then when he put on his cap and gown…you could actually see his heart being ripped from his chest. This is our future.  Nooooot too shabby if I do say so myself. Did you play?

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    As if…

    Later the same night that I posted the last entry, Tyler comes bursting into my room and going straight for my clean towels. “Tyler! What are doing?” “I’m getting a towel.” He looks at me like he’s about to say, “Here’s your sign.” “WHY?” My voice has risen to the level that only dogs can hear. “Because the dog barfed on the floor.” Uh. Straight A student. Honor roll. Advanced classes. Complete idiot. “WHY ARE YOU USING MY CLEAN TOWELS TO CLEAN IT UP?”  I can’t even understand my own voice anymore. and then he does something that changes every fiber in my being.  HE looks at ME, like I…

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    Open Letter to the Boy,

    Do you remember 2 months ago when we all sat down and went over the ‘towel’ issue we were having? You know, the one where ALL the towels end up in your room, under all your stinky, teenage funk? Do you remember the solution we came up with? The one where we all get our own towels, we use that towel, we hang it up and after a couple of uses we then wash our own towels? I thought it was all going quite well until this morning when you snuck into my room and tried to take one of the towels that is MINE.  The one I used the…

  • Random and Odd,  tyler

    …and back at the house of Random and Odd

    “I think I need tighter pants.” – Tyler “Kristine! Did I leave my cape in there?” – Tyler “Kara, take off your shirt so Tyler can try it on.” – Kristine Yes, you’re right. Do you know how awkward it is to go buy your junior in high school a batman costume? Damn spirit days. Good thing the girls couldn’t find their spandex pants, because he would have TOTALLY worn them to further embarrass not himself…but the friends that hang out with him. Remind me to tell you about the time he wore my scuba suit and goggles to school.

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    This was Tyler’s grand plan. He was going to cheer me up by making me play Madden 2005 with him. I didn’t win. I wasn’t cheered up. He said he will try again tomorrow.

  • photography,  tyler

    Is he really that old now?

    Last weekend was Tyler’s homecoming dance at his school. Shaun and I were sort of out of town doing other stuff and didn’t get to take pictures. Since the dance was up here in Rocklin we had his mom come to our house for him to get ready and take pictures. Tyler and I went shopping at a few stores before I caved in and called Shaun. “Come and do this. I can’t do this. If he needed me to pick out earrings to match his dress…I would be your girl. He needs slacks!” Shaun then asked me to tell me what we had gotten so far. I told him…

  • damn dogs!,  My Brats,  tyler


    OK, so the boy had a nice 15th birthday for the most part. The part about Jessica Alba jumping out of a cake didn’t exactly happen, but he FINALLY got his dog. After two excruciating days of waiting, the looped up dog (she was spayed this morning) got to come home tonight. After a couple hours at the park and watching the Diamond Kings get their asses kicked (Shaun was 2 for 2, obviously playing for next year’s big free agent contract), she got to check out her new home…..and Mooshu. Moosh was not too pleased about the new pooch, but I’m thinking they’ll be best buddies soon. Tyler’s been…

  • damn dogs!,  tyler

    Halo…our new dog!

    .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Internet, meet our new pup. She’s a Australian Shepherd & Border Collie mix. Right now she’s getting spayed, micro-chipped, all her shots and her oil changed. We pick her up Monday.