Saturday, January 26, 2013

not cool, robert frost.

Like a boss.



"You've just been pep talked"

How do I get this kid to be my best friend?

Amazing.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Goodbye, 206!

And hello, 224!

It's the end of the era, you guys. The Angels have left Glen Ellyn.

Onto (not-so-much-bigger-but-definitely) better things:
in Elmhurst!

How cute are my parents in front of their cute new townhouse:


Pretty gosh darn adorable!

You'd think it'd be a bittersweet move, but it's truly not. The family moving into our GE house is absolutely awesome and will treat that house right.

Fresh starts are always appealing and seeing Joe and Peg so excited about their new digs makes me that much more excited! We're just hoping Maggie and Crimson adjust as easily. Five days into the new place and Crimson refuses to leave my mom's side. Meanwhile, poor Mags is a bit traumatized and has a hard time leaving the basement stoop landing. She'll learn. She'll most definitely learn.


So adios, Glen Ellyn! It's been an awesome 28 year run. We'll always have Santa Fe.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

the art of lip reading.

"An orange peanut? AN ORANGE PEANUT? I accept you"

There really is a job for everyone: aka extract audio from familiar scenes and insert your own take on what's being said.

Bad lip reading. Hilariously bad lip reading.

Taking various video clips and making us giggle with their "interpretations".

This goes to show with little creativity and some solid lip reading, we can really start understanding one another:



Thanks to Richard for this share.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

'ello, gorgeous!

Sometimes you go to the store for a shower curtain liner...

and you end up with a new shower curtain too!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

the new year.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. 

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. 

You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Neil Gaiman

When the new year starts, it's only appropriate to revisit the past year and reflect:  
   What did we do right?  
      What are we most proud of?
         What could we have done better? 

Now, I know what you're thinking: did 2013 make Kerri super reflective and even sappier than before? Short answer: nah - at least I don't think so. This will only last a couple more days so I figured I should take advantage.

But in all seriousness, why is it that the new year brings out the most thoughtful of thoughts and thinking about the past? Although I'm not a fan of New Year's Eve as an event, I am a fan of what it stands for.

I'd say the 2012 word of the year for yours truly was CHANGE.

In a nutshell:
  • Ricky moved from Denver to Chicago to start a new gig (hells yes!)
  • Mark decided on his post-graduation life and accepted a job offer in Charlotte (what other child would have their employment secured before Christmas break? sheesh.)
  • I felt left out and found a new job too (wahoo!)
  • Parents decided to leave Glen Ellyn and "right size" to the cutest townhouse in Elmhurst (genius)
  • I met a certain someone who's been showing me new things left and right (lucky)
  • Friends are having babies and growing babies (bringing love to a new level)

Let 2013 be a year you continue to adapt and be better. Never underestimate the power of a kind word and showing people you care. I mean, who are we kidding? Everyone can use a little more kindness in their lives.

The word of 2013 I aiming for?

JOY.

Feel free to follow suit!
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