Jan 30, 2009

Dance Class Divas.

(Addison, Hallie, Macie)

Jan 29, 2009

Show Me the Mittens.

(This format makes me think of Grandpa Chronister with the old polaroid camera. Love it. Miss him.)

Girl Time.

Jan 28, 2009


Did you know that I love birds? I do. My silly geese have finally flown south and I am left with my friends around the house.

Jan 27, 2009

I am a Good Listener.

Really, I am. Except....a very wise man once told me that you shouldn't eat breakfast. That not eating breakfast was the key to weight loss (very controversial, I know). But I told him I would try it for our Biggest Loser Challenge, of which I am currently in last place.

And I'm sure it has nothing to do with this:

Jan 26, 2009

Which State Likes Me More?

This was my welcome back home to Missouri (yes, the Judds - LOVE the Judds):

And this as I'm leaving, but still in Missouri:

And now crossing into Illinois:

There's actually a car right in front of me:

Ah, welcome home, Keri - try not to crash:

Jan 25, 2009

Mackenzie Marie Gerard

Daughter to Chad & Melissa.
Sister to Eli (and baby-not-yet-born).
Cousin to Hallie, Ethan, Evan, Calvin and Zack.
Granddaughter to Mike & Barb and Cathy & Eric.
Great Granddaughter to Lucille & Betty.
Niece to Dave & Keri and Dan & Schuyler.

And she is three today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kenz!

Jan 24, 2009


I am in Missouri for tonight. My Grandma Perkins is very sick, so I am here. I did manage to get a little shopping in with Auntie Liz...and found some gems:

*two fabulous vintage tableclothes
*vintage apron
*two ceramic birds (sounds silly, but so cute)
*two fiesta ware pitchers
*one fiesta ware ceral bowl (turquoise)
*one oval serving platter (tangerine)

(Don't tell Dave)

If you're reading this, please say some prayers for my grandma.

Jan 23, 2009

Vintage Friday - Another Ugly Keri

You thought I was ugly before? Oh just wait. You may actually want to cover your eyes.

I swear, mom and dad, why would you let me cut my hair?

Oh, the shame.


Poor, poor Barbies! Some scissor-happy 9-year-old must have cut your hair playing beauty shop!

Megan? Lauren?

And you can tell they are my Barbies, because their clothes are straight out of the 80's.

Jan 22, 2009

If I Was a Lampshade

Goldfish Destruction

Hard to get mad at the mess when she's so darn cute.

Jan 21, 2009

Auntie Turns 50!!!

You don't look it, darling. You look fabulous. Simply, fabulous. The hair, the makeup, love it all.

Enjoy your day.

We Follow Our Own Beat

And we're almost as good as Dave. Almost.

Jan 20, 2009


made me three minutes late for work. I hate being late.

Feigned Indifference

I'll never forget the first time I went with Dave to a show. Armed with my notepad and camera, I was the ultimate fan of whomever was playing. Dave quickly shut me down...do NOT ask for a picture or autograph...better yet...you probably shouldn't try to talk to them. Ouch.

But now, I have found the next best thing - woo them with my lack of awe for their success. And then pray that they will ask for a picture with ME. Because that will happen. Right?

I have perfected the art of feigned indifference. Super cute country star brushes by me or looks my way? I could care less. I mean, inside, i'm dying. But outside...cool as a cucumber.

Taken at my first show with Dave - late 2002?:

Taken Saturday night:


Jan 16, 2009

54 Days to Go

Until my birthday. And in case you are out of ideas for me, I have compiled a list for you.

1. Pride & Prejudice (the movie, not the book)
2. Pride & Prejudice (the book, not the movie)
3. The Sound of Music
4. An i-pod of my very own (stupid Dave won't share)
5. Sarah to come and visit me

Vintage Friday

It is freezing. The geese have finally flown south, and my boss gave us permission to wear fleece to work. It's that cold.

Anyway, here's Kurt:

What a cutie.

Jan 15, 2009


I am blogged out. I'm tired. My test is over and I rocked it (thank you very much).

It's so cold, I'm thinking about Hawaii. Specifically, snorkeling.

Jan 14, 2009

I am Nervous.

I have a test today. To start classes. Next week. That's soon. Good thing I'm smart. ;)

So, soothing pictures:

Sunrise on the way to work:

Silly geese still on our pond:

Sunset from the laundry room window:

Jan 13, 2009


I'm tired. I couldn't sleep last night. I start classes next week, so that might have something to do with it. I have to take a test on Friday, which also might have something to do with it.

So here are some misc pictures I found on my computer. Enjoy.

Jan 12, 2009

Ugly Phase

We all go through ugly phases, right? It took me a loooong time to get through mine. It started early, and lasted through...well, hopefully it will end soon. :)

Now, I'm going to show you a cute picture of myself before I show you the next few. Let's keep in mind that I started off cute.

Now is when the ugly phase really started. I mean...look at those teeth...the freckles. The expression.

(How cute is Megan in the background?!)

Now that we've appreciated what I went through as a kid....let's take a look at Aunt Liz. The hair. The earrings. Excellent.

Jan 11, 2009

Pleasant Valley Sunday

So what exactly does Dave do for a living? See below:

Jan 8, 2009

Vintage Friday

Quote from Aunt Liz:

"This was taken on the day I graduated from nursing school. Grandma looks like a Q-tip. We (H and I) refer to the picture as 'The Mod Squad'."

(Uncle Phil, Grandma, Dad)

New Year's Eve...Mommy Style

Dave playing drums in Macomb.

Sequence at Teresa's.

Baby Isaac looking adorable.

Hallie wild (as usual).

Mike drunk.

Jeff drunker.

Happy New Year.