Category Archives: Random

Chasing Ice

Have any of you seen the documentary “Chasing Ice”? If not, I would really recommend it. It is about one photographer’s quest to show the affects of climate change. He post cameras at different glaciers and icebergs around the world to see if any noticeable difference will be made in a short amount of time. […]

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adrienne w - February 26, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Very beautiful. Sadly, there are still people who don’t believe in global warming. I don’t know understand how that can be, but it’s true. I’m so interested in seeing this movie.

Amanda Whitmire - February 27, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Curt and I have been wanting to see this movie since it started at the Darkside, but we can’t seem to be able to get out for a date! I’ve only heard rave reviews from people who have seen it. Thanks for the reminder that we need to get out and see it.

Kara - February 27, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Adrienne,
It is a good movie. Half way through, I yawned a little… only because.. there is only so much excitement that comes with glaciers :). But it is definitely worth watching.
Amanda,
If it is still playing in the really early evening like it was for us, you should drop Naomi off and run over!

Whitney Houston

This performance of the national anthem is flawless. I am usually not one to get emotional when a celebrity dies, but I have to admit that my heart aches a little thinking about Whitney Houston’s death. Such an amazing voice and presence. If you want to see Chris get teary eyed, watch him watch this […]

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EmmaJ - February 14, 2012 - 10:16 am

I love it! I love it with the big orchestra behind her.

What a wonderful world!

I feel like we live in a time where we are bombarded with news of how horrible our world has become. The news scares the ba-jeebers out of us by mostly reporting on stories that sell… stories that scare us. Parents talk about how “When we were kids, we could play in our front yards, […]

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Audra - November 3, 2011 - 6:37 am

That is why I don’t watch the news! I love hearing stories about people like me ;) lol. The mother you wrote about sounds like a very caring and thoughtful person! What an awesome gesture to bring dinner to the teacher. Thank you you for posting this to your blog. I feel inspired to sit down and focus on being more thankful and positive and there is always more room for selfless acts in my life! :) Heres to taking on the world with good vibes and gestures.
Peace Love and Happiness

adrienne w - November 6, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Well, I found this post to be inspirational. I’m pretty good at willingly serving when and wherebI’m asked, but I need to do better at seeking out opportunities to do good. I get really caught up in our day to day grind, that I forget how important it is to help others. And I want to teach my children to help others as well. I have a friend who decided with her husband and young children that they wouldn’t eat out the rest of the year and they would take the money they would have spent and donate it. It’s a really cool experience they are creating for their kids. You can read about it here:
http://greedforneed.blogspot.com/

Kara - November 8, 2011 - 9:11 pm

That is a great idea!

Why Making Friends is Pretty Much Like Dating

My friend Becky and I were having a good laugh yesterday talking about all of the funny dynamics of friendship and why making friends is pretty much like dating. Here is some of my reasoning: -You hear some people talk about “Love at first Sight” when some people describe how it was when they met […]

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Megan - October 20, 2011 - 9:32 pm

It was love at first sight of your cute blue Dansko clogs!!! And look at us not =)

Megan - October 20, 2011 - 9:33 pm

look at us NOW!!! (typo above, woops)

adrienne w - October 20, 2011 - 9:45 pm

Oh, Kara, it’s so true! Having recently moved, we are looking to “date.” It’s been tough.
It was “love at first sight” with you, my dear! One weekend together as two guys prom dates and I was smitten! I knew I liked you well enough to plan to be roommates at College. Maybe we were moving to fast, but I think it paid off. You are an easy person to be friends with. Now we just need to talk more often! (Unless this is one of those instances where I was feeling it more than you…;) )

kara - October 20, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Megan,
The only reason you made the freudian slip or writing look at us not, is because we aren’t together enough :). I loved the first time I met you when you came up and told me the shoe incident. I remember going home and telling Chris about a new friend I was going to make :)
Adrienne,
Oh yes, that fateful prom night sealed the deal for us :). Yes, it is funny that we ended up being roommates from that! Ha ha… we did move fast, but it definitely paid off. Oh Adrienne, I would love to talk on the phone more at night… I just need my baby to go to bed earlier so I don’t collapse into bed by the time she is asleep and I take an hour for myself (when it is usually too late to be calling you). Good luck with your dating, I know you will find the right friends :).

Margaret - October 21, 2011 - 8:46 am

Love it. So true. I wish we talked more, but consider myself in the “we pick up right where we left off” category….right??? I think also you (not just you but people in general) make friends with those who are in the same stage of life that you might not be friends with otherwise. Does that make sense? But that is the beauty of it all.

Jasmin - October 21, 2011 - 11:03 am

And making friends once you have kids! Extra hard. Kids have to get along too! Family dating. It is hard! thanks for the article Kara.

Elisabeth@SimpleGreenishLiving - October 23, 2011 - 12:14 am

That’s a good way to put it…and funny too. Like when you told me you wanted to set me up on a blind date with another mom this week, and that we should, “take our relationship to the next level.” Lol, I laughed as I recounted all that to my hubby. You’re funny. I agree about the couple friends, too. I’m so thankful for the couple friends we have in our lives…especially the ones who have experienced becoming parents for the first time in the past year like we have.

You know you need a break when……..

You are jealous of your sick husband, because he is laying around and resting. Chris’ back was hurting really bad yesterday after a ton of photo shoots last week, so he has been laying down, not holding kids, and trying not to move a lot. These are all things that someone with a sore back […]

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Amanda - October 3, 2011 - 10:11 pm

If you are crazy, then I am right there with you! Curt had knee surgery a couple of weeks ago, and I have been SO envious of all of the time that he gets to spend on the sofa, watching TV and getting food and drinks delivered. He’s been hobbling around and trying to help out as much as he can – such a wonderful man – but I was really surprised by how badly I wanted that same break.

Wendy M. - October 4, 2011 - 6:39 am

I also have a hard time being really gracious when Darin is sick and I’m stuck with all the responsibility. I get very martyr-ish. What’s worse is he is so kind to me when I’m sick!
I think the idea of having a day off sounds nice, but I’m too type-A to lie down while there is work to be done. My best bet is getting a day out- if I’m out of the house, I can relax because there isn’t any cleaning I can do.
Nice to know others struggle with this issue! :-)

adrienne w - October 4, 2011 - 8:26 am

I’m with you, sista! When are we going to plan that mama get away?! I’m serious. You tell me when you are done nursing and we’ll plan it.

Karli - October 4, 2011 - 9:02 am

I’m in… I had my mental meltdown about a week ago. Darn those awesome involved husbands who help out so much that we don’t know how to function when they can’t! Make sure you call me up for the Ferris Bueller day… I’ll fake whatever illness necessary!

kara - October 5, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Amanda,
I think you nailed it. It’s not that I don’t want him to relax… it’s just hard to watch them relax while their is chaos and still a million things to do… and whether or not they should be laying down…. it just stinks to watch them when you feel so busy and overwhelmed :).
Wendy,
Martyr-ish is exactly how I become!
Adrienne,
As soon as I am done nursing…. I am seriously going to coordinate a girls weekend with you!!
Karli,
A day to Portland w/out kids is exactly the kind of “Ferris Bueller’s day off” that I will be looking for!