Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Bumpdate: 20 weeks


(I’m so sorry I don’t have a 20 week belly picture to go here.  I’ll be more sure to take them diligently in the future!) How Far Along: 20 weeks Total Weight Gain/Loss: Eleven pounds and counting… Maternity Clothes: They are amazing! Gender:  IT’S A GIRL!!!! Movement: This sweet little lady is moving all the …

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Jan 30

Monday Musing- Time is Truly Relative.


I went through what was the scariest moment of my life last Tuesday when Karen, who is pregnant with our first baby, had to go through what the doctors and nurses said was just routine surgery.  Now I have lived a very blessed life where there have not been that many scary moments. My top …

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Jan 29

Number 189 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America is number 189 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Sergio Leone and stars Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, James Hayden, and William Forsythe. Karen’s Review Karen did not end up reviewing this movie because she has been extremely tired lately taking care of …

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Jan 28

Kitchen Remodel- Finishing the Stone Tile

Finished Travertine Floor

After laying all the tile which you can read about by clicking here or check out all the things that Karen and I have done to the house by clicking on our list tab and scroll down to the remodeling section.  We were ready to finish the floor by putting in the grout lines.  Karen …

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Jan 27

Kilauea Iki Trail – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In the Crater

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is very unique place considering that it is the home of two active volcanoes.  Kilauea which is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, unfortunately the lava flow was underground while we were there.  It changes from time to time and sometimes it is flowing into the sea, which …

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Jan 26

Wildlife Photography Number 8 – Bison at Yellowstone

8 Buffalo at Old Faithful

One of my favorite animals to see in the wild is the American buffalo or the bison.  I do not know if it is because it is the largest land animal that is native to North America or it is the fact that growing up in the plains you are filled with images of millions …

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Jan 25

Frugal Date Number 6- A Sporting Event


Most people seem to want to attend a professional game when they are going on a sporting event date, which is great if you can afford it, but when you have to pay for parking and anywhere from $50 to $95 dollars for an NFL ticket or $30 or higher for an NBA ticket it starts to …

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Jan 23

Bumpdate: 19 weeks

19 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 19 weeks Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, I’m up nine and a half pounds.  It probably doesn’t help that I keep wanting quick easy fast food, but I am still eating a healthy breakfast, lots of fruit and tons of water. Maternity Clothes: Still enjoying the array of maternity clothes I have borrowed …

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Jan 22

It’s a….

Gender Reveal

Karen and I put together a little video to show our parents what gender our little bundle of joy is going to be.  Now that they know we decided to put it on our website since it is going to be our biggest life adventure yet.  Karen came up with this idea when she was …

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Jan 21

Kitchen Remodel- Laying the Stone Tile

Laying Tile

Once Karen and I had the cement slab of our kitchen cleaned, cleared, and leveled we were ready to move on to laying down the stone tile.  The stone tile that we picked was an eighteen inch square travertine tile that we got from a local tile store.  We ended up deciding on going with the eighteen …

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