March 21, 2014

fail photo friday: rocky heard it, too

during high school, my best friend's family took me along on a summer vacation. 
we stayed in a houseboat on Lake Shasta. 
it was amazing. 
except for two part of the trip. 

part one: 
lynn's older brother kevin and his friend thought it would be fun to take lynn and i out on the jet skis. 
which would have been fun.
in theory. 
until they proceeded to dump us in the middle of the lake and drive off for a bit.
this was less than fun. 

part two: 
one evening, i heard a sound that i will never be able to imitate or accurately describe in this life. 
all i can say is that, to this day, i can still hear it perfectly in my head. 
because it sounded like the growl/roar/cry of neither a human nor any animal that should have been in the area. 
or any area. 
i'm going to say that a Yeti was on vacation in Tahoe that week, too. 
i, of course, was thoroughly disturbed by this sound. 

years later, my best friend's dad admitted that he had also heard that sound. 
and was equally disturbed but trying to keep things calm. 

i took this photo of Rocky sitting in the sun the other day. 
and didn't see the expression on his face until later:

it seems as if i caught the exact moment my puppy also heard my friend the Yeti as well. 

March 11, 2014

fail photo: evidence

the boys like to sleep in our bed when Bernie is out of town. 
this was cute for many years. 

Exhibit A:

this was cute. 
now the boys are longer than they used to be. 
(some might call this "taller.")
and, in benny's case, wigglier. 

when I told them last night that they would have to take turns from here on out, instead of piling in together, benny protested. 

he didn't believe he could be that wiggly. 

so, I offered him Exhibit B:

and C:

i was met with silence. 
even benny knows when he no longer has a case. 

March 7, 2014

fail photo: chilly toes

fact: it was close to 30 degrees today when i left the house. 
so i wore flats. 
because it was so warm. . . 

i am going to will spring into being at this point, even if it is only in my mind. 

anyway. . . 
this is what the walk from my car to the office looked like today:

why is this a fail photo? 
because, somehow, i managed to get snow in my shoe during this walk. 

i encourage you to take a moment. 
really reflect on this picture. 
and think: how would you purposely get snow in your shoe during this same walk?
then, consider: how did krystyne do this unintentionally?

i impress myself some days. 

March 6, 2014

it's Benny Day!

one tiny human.
so. much. joy.

a very, very happy 6th birthday to our little Benny.
may he continue to march to his own little beat, and have a life filled with as much love and laughter as he has brought to ours. 


little man lost his tooth on his "last day of 5, guys!" 

March 1, 2014

fail photo saturday: redecorating

let's play a game. 
called "Guess Where The Pillows and Baskets Used to Go."

you win.