Sunday, June 19, 2005

My Dad

Originally uploaded by aloha_chris.
This is my dad before he even knew what a great dad he was going to be...

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A place for everything, and everything in its (stinkin') place!

Okay, I usually pride myself on being very organized. I'm pretty good at it. When I was a 9 to 5'er (back in the day), I used to get compliments on my organization. I don't know when it happened, or why... but look at this pile sitting on my dining room table at home:

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I've been staring at this pile of papers, and a couple of piles identical to this one, for a few weeks now, unsure about how to approach this. Ugh. Yesterday I decided that it's time to do something drastic. Time to come up with a new Home Filing System! Yeah!

So I googled and googled until I found some really helpful information online. I wanted to know what to keep, what to throw away, what to file in the attic, etc... Well, I came across some kewl sites that totally helped me out with my mission. If you are interested, they are:

Family Records
Organizting Household Records

These sites were answers to my prayers. So I proceeded to print out each article and I went to work setting up my new system. At about 2am, this is what I had done so far (nothing fancy, but definitely a start):

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Now, I've just got to get the papers INTO the system. It will take some time, but I'm determined. My goal is to have my new Home Filing System up and running and up to date by June 30th. I'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Here is the Real Simple "Daily Thought" for June 3, 2005 (yesterday); I liked it so much, I thought I'd share:

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better. "
— John Updike

Love that. I'm off to get creative. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Originally uploaded by aloha_chris.
I baked these cookies this morning. They're super easy... Peanut Butter-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip. I took a picture because I am still working on my "Family Favorites" recipe album and I want to include a layout on this one. I'll post the layout after it's done.


Is It Summer Yet?

Originally uploaded by aloha_chris.
Here are the triplets over Memorial Day weekend in their baby pool at home. Aren't they adorable in their swimsuits?