Monday, May 31, 2010

Hi World!

Google Analytics just told me that I have visitors to my blog from: Canada, Sweden, Russia, France (Hi A-C!), the UK, Australia, and the US! 

In other news, I'm starting the Couch-to-5K program tomorrow morning. I should get to sleep. I'm scared... but I need to get healthy and lose weight (um plus look good in a wedding dress!).
So here it goes!
I'm doing the program with some friends on Twitter. They are my motivators. I'm excited and hopefully this will go well.

I've always wanted to be a runner. Not sure why. But I do. & So here it goes!
I'll report back in the AM how it goes.
Bisous, Kiki

P.S. I'm starting back Project 52 ... only I'm going to go ahead and do Project 365. I was inspired by another blog to do it this way: every week I'll post a compilation of all the pictures of the week with little captions. Maybe bring back weekend wrap-up & combine that with Project 365?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today I stopped by my county's Democrat Party Offices to re-register. (I recently realized I didn't do so when we moved). So as I walked in and the lady asked me "Are you our new intern?" I replied, "No, but I'd love to intern if you'd have me!"
She said "Well, we always take volunteers to sign up."

After I filled out my voter registration form I said good-bye and thanked them. As I was leaving she asked, "Are you busy on Fridays?"
I said, "No."
She asked me to volunteer!!! I'm super excited :)

Bisous, Kiki

Also a side note, some great giveaways going on at:
All Things G&D
&Baby Makes 3!
Let's Have a Cocktail
Theta Mom
Mommy Goggles

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So I've been slacking again. BUT school's out and that means I'll be back to blogging with a vengeance!  But I have to share this first...
to be honest it scared me. & I'm just looking to scare you too.

Bisous, Kiki

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Today is the Day to Celebrate Mothers & I have just the Lady

My mother is my role model, best friend, confidant, & biggest fan. She's the one who is always there for me and loves me no matter what. She dries my tears and comforts me when I need her. She celebrates in my happiest moments. She's my rock. She always makes time for me and always listens to me when I need her to. She is who I want to be when I grow up. She is not a perfect mother because no one is, but she is as close as you can get. She provides unconditional love and support. She is the epitome of grace, elegance, and class. She was everything I needed as I grew up... and she still is.

She held me after bad dreams, kissed scraped knees, fixed me breakfast every day, took me to library story hour and instilled my great love of reading, made sure I never needed anything. She gave me an idyllic childhood. She led me along the right paths, and she helped to make me who I am today. She knows me so well and always says the right thing.

I can receive no greater compliment than when people tell me I'm like my Mom.
I couldn't be prouder to call her Mom.
I love you.

Now that I've cried through that part of the post (you knew I would be mom!) here are some of my favorite pictures:

My Mother is beautiful inside and out

I like to think we look alike

We have so much fun together - Mom you will look great in orange!! ;)

 Mom has a signature pose

Chace and I love to do it too  ... a little over exaggerated of course!

She's adorable

She makes AWESOME cakes :)

My Mom & Her Mom

My Mother and My Father

I love you, Mom!

 Happy Mother's Day from All of Us!

Since this post is already as long as that horrid poem we had to read in English class: Beowulf (ugh!), why don't I just continue with a few other Mothers that I think are wonderful:

Happy Mother's Day to M2! You did an amazing job raising your children and they have all turned out wonderful. Thank you for teaching Josh all you did and for loving him.

M2 with all her Kids

She's gorgeous ... inside and out!

Josh & his Mom

We told Josh to "Smile" .... M2 looks gorgeous!

The lighting is bad ... but I still love it!

Josh & his Mom is Vegas!

Mom and Me in Vegas!

Mom2 & her daughter Dr. A ... who is having her first!!
Happy Mother's Day Dr. A!!
I can't wait to meet my niece!! 

Also a Very Happy Mother's Day to Nenah, Heidi, & G!!
You are all wonderful Moms who have done an amazing job raising your children!

Bisous, Kiki

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


There's nothing more motivating to go internet shopping than a giveaway of $250 giftcard to Talbots

Here's what I'd buy... or some combination of these:


... it feels vintage and that's what I want this year
ETA: apparently now it only shows up as black ... I do like the black better though!!

Here's to hoping I win!

Here I am at 1:15 am ... blogging, obsessively checking facebook, writing messages about myself to awesome friends (love that part!! Hi A-C!), and generally doing anything but studying.

Why do I do this to myself?


Saturday, May 1, 2010

What If...

This last week was National Infertility Awareness Week. I did not know this. As I was perusing my daily blog links I came across this video on What the Blog?

 It's so moving. So touching. So emotional. Watch it ... it's worth the few minutes.

What IF? A Portrait of Infertility from Keiko Zoll on Vimeo.

I cried. To be honest, I’ve always been afraid that I’ll have trouble getting pregnant. That I’ll not be able to. Having a baby means more to me than anything else in this world.