Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31

Number 183 The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant is number 183 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Brad Bird and stars Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., and Vin Diesel.  It is rated PG. Karen’s Review The Iron Giant is an exciting animated film set in the 1950’s.  If you remember my comment earlier about The …

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May 30

Flora Photography Number 17 – Bottle Brush Tree

Bottle Brush Tree

This photograph was taken while on one of the Hawaiian Islands.  This particular plant is not native to Hawaii but was found at one of the botanical gardens that we visited there.  It originates from Australia.  The bottle brush tree needs warm temperatures, moist soil, and bright sunlight which, depending on what side of the …

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May 29

Reid Park Zoo – Tucson

African Lions

The Reid Park Zoo is a small 17 acre zoo found in the city of Tucson, Arizona.  While it is extremely small compared to other zoos found in the United States this zoo has just about everything that a visitor would want to see.  It is home to about 500 animals including all the big …

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May 28

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a day that all Americans need to keep in their heart the brave men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for love of their country.  Here is to hoping that each and every one of us will observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect for the greatest of …

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May 27

Bumpdate: 37 weeks

37 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 37 weeks, that means I am officially FULL TERM and she is welcome to arrive at any moment.  Goodness the anticipation is killing me! Total Weight Gain/Loss: Whew, thirty pounds gained so far.  I’m hoping it doesn’t go much higher than that.  It will be fun to see the scales start to …

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May 26

Showered with love

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A few weeks ago my sisters and my best friend threw me the sweetest baby shower.  My shower was held at my older sister Lisa’s house and it couldn’t have been any cuter or more special.  The only thing missing was my sweet sister Julie.  She is expecting a baby due in November and has …

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May 25

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Communication

Communicating

If you and your significant other have ever tried to do any type of home improvement project where teamwork was a crucial part of the process then you know how important communication is.  Karen and I have found, sometimes the hard way, just how important the words we use are.  Sometimes I am thinking one …

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May 24

Wood Floors for the Great Room

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Connecting our back two bedrooms to our kitchen with actual flooring instead of concrete foundation has been high on our to-do list for a long time.  Finally, we were able to get it accomplished.  What we find so taxing on our DIY projects is the fact that we are living in the space that we …

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May 23

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located in Old Town Albuquerque which dates back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706.  It is a very touristy part of the city with lots of shops and historic adobe buildings that surround an area like a town square or central plaza.  …

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May 22

Flora Photography Number 18 – Sempervivum Tectorum

Sempervivum Tectorum

This picture is one of many succulents or cacti that I took while traveling through the southwest.  At first I was not all that keen on taking a picture of a cactus, but after while they kind of grew on me.  Something that can survive and thrive in a harsh environment has to be given …

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