Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Number 187 Dead Poets Society (1989)


Dead Poets Society is number 187 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Peter Weir and stars Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke. It is rated PG. Karen’s Review Dead Poets Society is a great coming of age tale about a group of private high school boys in the 1950’s.  I …

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Feb 28

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Oklahoma City

Native American Statue

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a world-class museum for all things western.  The museum has eight major areas that cover everything from firearms to Native American art and culture and western paintings to western stars of the silver screen.  The galleries are impressive and worth visiting but the museum had much more …

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Feb 27

Monday Musing: If I was president I would…

White House

Teaching my class can get downright interesting at times, of course that usually happens when we get off task and talk about real life issues and/or current events.  Knowing that I have a test coming at the end of the year that will determine how well I taught that year no matter if a student …

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Feb 26

Bumpdate: 24 weeks

24 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 24 weeks Total Weight Gain/Loss: I actually lost a few pounds within the last week or so, my doctor and I decided it was just because I was worrying so much about the cerclage surgery.  I’m doing better now and coming in at thirteen pounds gained.  I’m trying to ‘snack’ consistently like …

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Feb 25

Frustrations in Blogging

Blogging Frustrations

Karen had already been following several blogs and had actually started one just to keep a record of what we had been up to, but after about a year it had become too much to keep going and she let it go.  About a year later I thought we should start one back up, but …

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Feb 24

Future Projects- Resurfacing the Fireplace

Mesa Gray

Karen bought a fixer-upper house before we ever met, and now over the last several years we have been working at a snail’s pace to make it into a home that we can be proud of.  The planning phases of our projects tend to go relatively quick the problem that we tend to have is …

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Feb 23

A sweet tradition


A fun little tradition that Kenny and I have is that every time we go on vacation we try to find a unique little local ice cream parlor to enjoy a frozen treat.  For me it all started on our first vacation together, a spring break trip to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.  We found …

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Feb 22

Wildlife Photography Number 4 – Peacock Trying to Attract a Mate


Karen and I were visiting the Henry Doorly Zoo during the springtime when we came across a peacock trying to do all it could to attract a mate.  We first saw it sitting on the fence behind looking out over a field, but when a peahen sauntered over to his area he swooped down and …

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Feb 21

Upheaval Dome Overlook Trail- Canyonlands National Park

Overlook of Upheaval Dome

Karen and I did this hike back in 2009 when we were doing a western road trip through Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.  During our Utah leg of the trip we spent two days at Arches National Park and one day at Canyonlands.  While Arches is still by far my favorite park in that area of …

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Feb 20

Monday Musing: What happened to Washington’s Birthday?

George Washington

Today is President’s Day, at least that is what my calendar says, but is it? It has to be, I mean all last week all I heard on the radio or saw on commercials were all the discounts and slashing of prices that were going to happen on President’s Day.  So, today is President’s Day …

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