Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Busy Times

Things have just been REALLY busy for me.  I have been working overtime, we went camping, I started to coach Volleyball, I am planning Mallorie 1st birthday (crazy that she is almost one already), and we will be going camping again in a few weeks.  I have not had any time to craft, take special pictures, or even make up a menu.  I am hoping that things slow down soon and I can get back to normal. 

As far as coaching... I started to coach the Jr. High. team at a local Christian school.  It is a pretty small school so my team is made up of four 7th graders and eight 6th graders.  A lot of them have never really play before so I am starting from square one.  I am really surprised at how well they are doing and catching on.  the biggest ocbstical that They have is the height of the net.  It is hard to teach the correct way to block and hit when they can not even reach the net.  I know that it will come with time but for now it is tough.  I am inpressed with their passing and setting and even some of their serving skills.  They are all sweet compassionate girls and I am looking forward to this season. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011


A few weeks ago we rented a cabin up in Ludington.  The resort is called Sunset Bluff Resort.  My Husband has been going there with his family since he was a kid.  All of his Aunts and his grandparents would stay in the biggest cottage.  There are a lot of great memories here for him and I love it there too.  When we called last Fall to ask about renting a cabin they told us that they had two left a 4 bedroom cabin or the A-frame #3 that we stayed in. 

The A-frame had one bedroom and a loft which also had a bed.  It sits up on a hill that over looks Hamlin Lake and has almost 180 degree view of the lake.  The sunset everynight were amazing. 

We asked friends of ours and their 2 1/2 year old son to go with us. They were excited. 

We got up there on Saturday and left the following Saturday.  It only rained one day while we were there and even then it was just a sprinkle on and off all day.  That day we went downtown and shopped at the little stores down there.  We did so much while we where there.  We played on the playground and swam in the pool.

Went to the Beach

Napped on the beach

We went for a boat ride and went fishing!

We had many cook outs

played with glowsticks in the dark (the kids favorite thing to do...well worth the $1 spent on them!)

We relaxed

we spent quality time together

and made great memories

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Monday: Spinach and Beef Enchiladas
Tuesday: Spaghetti and Salads
Wednesday: Super Easy Chicken Manicotti
Thursday: Chicken Kabobs with tomatoes, onions and peppers
Friday: Pizza

I do not plan anything for the weekend because I have learned that we do not stick to is anyway and that way I do not ahve to buy special food for it that we will not use. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

100 Truths

100 Truths

1. Last beverage: I am drinking water at the moment
2. Last phone call: Husban
3. Last text message: My friend, Kim (lifeofamodernmom@blogspot.com)
4. Last song you heard: Lighters by Bad Meets Evil Feat. Bruno Mars
5. Last time you cried: a few nights ago.  I was rocking Mallorie while she had her bottle before bed and I was just thinking about how big she was getting! 
6. Got back with someone you've broken up with: No
7. Been cheated on: Nope!  Not that I know of!
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes. Many Granparents!
10. Been depressed: Yes.
11. Gotten pulled over by the Police: Yup twice.  the first time the officer saw my Criminology textbook in the back seat and let me go.  The second time I got a ticket for going 67 in a 55.  Oops! 
12. Purple
13. Blue
14. Grean
15. Made a new friend: No
16. Fallen out of love: Nope.
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes, quite a bit.
18. Met someone who changed you: I cant say that I did in 2011 but my Daughter in in Sept. 2010. 
19. Found out who your true friends were: Yeah, but I pretty much already knew that already.
20. Found out someone was talking about you: No
21. Kissed anyone on your Facebook friends list: no!
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: all of them
23. How many kids do you want? 2 or 3
24. Do you have any pets: I have the cutest Boxer ever.  He is also SO good with Mallorie.
25. Do you want to change your name: No I love my unique name
26. What did you do for your last birthday: Uummm... is it bad that I can't remember
27. What time did you wake up? 3:30 pm (remember I work 3rd shift.  I am not lazy)
28. What were you doing at midnight last night? WORKING!
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Mallorie to talk.  I think it will be so cute 
30. Last time you saw your mother: Today
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: I wish I had more free time
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: I use to work with a Tom.  
34. Who is getting on your nerves now? Co-worker
35. Most visited websites: Facebook, my email, and my blog
36. What's your real name: Kalli Koetsier
37. Nicknames: Kal or Nonnie (long sotry)
38. Relationship Status: Happily Married.
39. Zodiac sign: Capricorn
40. Male or female: I'm female.
41. Primary School: Lincoln Elementary
42. Middle School: Zeeland Middle School (they now have two middle schools)
43. High school: Zeeland High School (they also two high schools now East and West)
44. Hair color: Brown
45. Long or short: Long
46. Height: 6'0"
47. Do you have a crush on someone? Yep, I am married to him.
48: What do you like about yourself? I am down to earth, and get along with pretty much anybody as long as they are friendly.
49. Piercings: Ears, two in each.
50. Tattoos: I have a kind of tribal dove on the top of my left foot
51. Righty or lefty: Righty.
52. First surgery: Wisdom teeth
53. First piercing:my ears I think I was about 3 years old
54. First best friend: Heidi when I was 3 years old.  We are still friends
55. First sport you joined: probably t-ball
56. First vacation: many camping trips but we went to disney when I was 3 years old
58. First pet: First I remember Patches a cat.
59. Eating: Nothing right now
60. Drinking: Water
61. I'm about to: sneeze
62. Listening to: TV (the weather channel) 
63. Waiting for: this sneeze to come
64. Want kids?: yes at least one more maybe two
65. Get married?: not again I already am
66. Career: Police Officer.  that is what I went to school for maybe someday
67. Lips or eyes: Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses: Kisses
69. Shorter or taller: Taller than me
70. Older or Younger: Older than me but not too much
71. Romantic or spontaneous: can I have both?
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: again...Can I have both?  ok  arms!
73. Sensitive or loud: sensitive
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship for sure!
76. Kissed a stranger: no
77. Drank hard liquor: yes
78. Lost glasses/contacts: Yes, sun glasses that is why i buy the cheap ones!
79. Sex on first date: No way!
80. Broken someone's heart: I hope not!
82. Been arrested: no
83. Turned someone down: Yes.
84. Cried when someone died: Yes.
85. Fallen for a friend: Yes
86. Yourself: Most of the time, depends on the situation
88. Love at first sight: Yes
89. Heaven: Absolutely
90. Santa Claus: no but I love when I did.
91. Kiss on the first date: NO!
92. Angels: Yes
94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: Nope
95. Did you sing today?: No not yet.
96. Ever cheated on somebody: nope
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: Middle school, improve grades, make more friends earlier
98. The moment you would choose to relive? My wedding day
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: No
100. Are you afraid of posting this as 100 truths?: No I have nothing to hide!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Funny Video

Click Here for a link to a funny video.  Trust me it is worth it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Recipe

Salsa Chicken Wrap with Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Salsa Chicken Wrap with Pineapple Pico de Gallo recipe

What You Need

2 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup  finely chopped red onions
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp.  finely chopped jalapeƱo peppers
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cups  shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup  (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
2 Tbsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
4   flour tortillas (10 inch)
4 leaf lettuce leaves
1 large  tomato, cut into 8 thin slices, halved

Make It

COMBINE first 5 ingredients.
TOSS chicken with dressing. Mix cream cheese spread and salsa until well blended; spread onto tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, chicken mixture and half the pineapple mixture; roll up, tucking in both sides of each tortilla as it is rolled. Secure with toothpicks; cut in half.
SERVE with remaining pineapple mixture.