Friday, October 26, 2007


There is something wrong with this world when they start advertising bullet-proof backpacks and how well they will protect kids on the news. Not gonna lie, it breaks my heart.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I absolutely love Fall. It's my favorite, no question. Tonight at church the mid high and high school had a bonfire. We roasted hot dogs and made s'mores. It was a gorgeous night - crisp, but not too cold. The sky was clear & a gorgeous navy blue - it looked like velvet. As a result of the stunning blue sky, the trees stood out as a stunning hunter green color. The best part was a few stars were even visible. Amazing. Immediately following the bonfire, the college/young adult group carved pumpkins. So much fun. :) Tonight was great - full of friends, fun, and fall-ish activities.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall Retreat

I'm off for a weekend of fun, bonding, and relaxation. It's fall retreat time. Yesssssssss. :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Joy Comes In the Morning

I woke myself up laughing this morning. Not just a little snicker mind you - real genuine laughter. It has kind of set the tone for today. Most days I come into my job and try to make it through the frustrations of the day without getting too crabby and head home. Today has been different. I have found joy and laughter at the smallest things and I have enjoyed my day. The first moment of joy came on the way to drop the kids off at school this morning.

"Ms. Kristin, do you like crows?"
"Crows? Um, no, not particularly..."
"I do." (a few seconds of silence) "I mean me neither."

I chuckled. I returned to the daycare and spent the morning with 3 one year olds. We went to the gym so they coud run and get some excercise and I found myself smiling and enjoying every moment as much as they were. I have yet to go outside, but I heard on the radio this morning that the high is around 77 degrees today. Perfection. I am thoroughly enjoying finding happiness in the little things in life. I want to make it a goal to find joy in each day, no matter the circumstances. It could be worse.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

You're Killing Me Smalls!

Colt and the boys, you're killing me! Where's Vince when ya need him?