Thursday, October 30, 2008

Throwback Thursday

This was trick or treat in 2006 when the girls were about 21 months....

Bug was a black cat, and Lo was a was really cold outside and we didn't go trick or treating outside...we just took them to our nursing home so all he elderly folks could enjoy them!! It was alot of fun...
I just think they are the cutest things I have ever seen!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two for Tuesday!

So has anyone out there ever came up with their own designs of something then manufactured that item and sold it? I have something that I want to produce and sell, but I have no clue what I am doing.....I would love some input......and no, it's not the brownie under

Warm Brownie(When no one else is lookin)

This little trick is one that has gotten me through many snacky nights......

If you are like me, or any other women I know..I LOVE LOVE LOVE CHOCOLATE!!

I am always trying to find little things to help me watch my weight, but allow me to have Brownies which are my absolute FAVE!!!!!

1/4 cup of low fat brownie mix(I buy Betty Crocker, but have also used Kroger brand)

1/8 cup of water....

mix them together in a mug, micro for about 45 and enjoy! Careful, it will be hot.....and addictive...

yup that's it!! I love it, in fact I just had that little snack!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Tonight I did something that I really don't care to do again!!

I had to go to calling hours for a little boy who was just 13 months old. His name was Grant....

He passed away Friday morning from complications from congenital myotonic is a really severe when found in infantcy. He was born on September 27th, at 30 weeks.........I remember so well when I found out he was born....

Grant was in the hospital 9 months out of the first 12 months of his life......Poor baby.....

I think being a Christian gives you some peace when it comes to death....there is this all knowing peace, especially when it comes to children. I know that Grant has gone home to see his daddy! He doesn't have to fight and struggle just to live anymore. During the calling hours I looked around at all the faces and hardly saw any tears....these people knew...they knew that Grant was probably snuggled up on God's lap right then and there!!! OF course I am sad for his parents.....I cannot imagine, and frankly don't want to imagine what they are going through....

No matter what are struggles are, there is always someone going through something worse. I think sometimes we take life for granted. We just assume that we will be here for another day, another week, another year. But this isn't always true. I have tried to live my least the last 8 or so years without any regrets. I have tried to put any past wrong-doings behind me, and leave the past in the past....I cannot and will not live my life in bitterness!

I have thought about nothing but my beautiful healthy children in the last couple days......I promise to give them that extra hug, and kiss even when I am frustrated, and make sure I tell them I love them even more than I do already................Grant was a handsome little fella who never complained.....I wish I could be more like him!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008



Oh, my my my....for any of you that have little girls, and love have to check this out!! I am simply in love with her designs!!! You will not believe what she is giving away!!!! GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trick or Treat Smell My feet.....

Nah....we didn't teach them that least not yet!!

Sooo.....Saturday evening was trick or treat here in our neck of the was just a crazy day in general...........

I had an appointment to get my hair cut(it has been 4 months), and I dropped my girls(except for Omi) at my brother and sister in laws house...God Bless them.... well I was almost to their house and Bug threw up on herself, it wasn't a lot.....but I wasn't sure if she had a bug or not, so when we got their I decided that she should just go with me. Lo wouldn't stay by herself, so I was just going to take them all with me to a relaxing hair appt....yeah right......

Long story short Bug really wanted to stay and they still wanted to keep them so they stayed, and Omi went with me.....I mean seriously, where my boobs go she does too!!!

So I got it cut, picked them up, and had to start getting them ready for trick or treating, it started at 5 and it was 3:45 hubby works weekends through most of the year because of his job, and was getting home at 4 to help.

Bug was a pirate, so not much work, and Lo wanted to be Toodee from Yo Gabba Gabba..which was very hard to make...I think I did okay long as she was happy!!

They did sooo well and were very good girls, Daddy carried Lo up to each driveway, and then she used her walker to walk up and say Trick or Treat, and they put it in her basket on her walker! I was so very proud of her! She is just AWESOME!!!

Omi was snug in her caterpillar costume in the stroller......and I didn't hear a peep from her the whole time! She smiled for like an hour and a half, but that's our Naomi!!

They were so tired by the end of it, we just hurried back to our car!!

It was a nice time and altogether I spent 19.00 total on all 3 costumes combined......The girls are lovin their candy, but who wouldn't be!! Hopefully I can stay out of it!!!

What are your little munchkins going dressed as??

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Strep Throat!!'s that time of year again! Thursday lo came home from school with a "big" problem....I was working with her on he standing and I noticed her neck looked funny! I noticed that her lymph nodes on her right side were huge! They were golf ball size. Her left size was like that too. We ended up taking her to the Childrens Close to Home Urgent Care. I love that place. It's great cause it's Children's Hospital, just smaller, and closer to us. They have all Lo's info from the main branch. We have taken her there so many times, and if need be they will just send you onto Childrens anyway. So they said that she was probably fine, afterall she hadn't had any symptoms. They did the strep test just because, and it came back positive!! The Doctor was even surprised! So that's how we spent our Thursday are some pics from out boring time in the room.....waiting......

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Throwback Thursday

This is from when my girls were almost 9 months old!! I remember taking this pic..they were so cute in those hats and coats.....the funny thing about the coats is that one of them is a 0-3, and the other was a 3-6 month size....I think they make coats for newborns to fit a 10lb-er....I miss them being so small!! (tear)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two For Tuesday


I have been "just plain grumpy"'s not like me to be this way. I am normally the perky girl (who everyone secretly wants to be like) at 8 a.m, even after 4 hours of sleep, and at 1 a.m, when I am more than likely just getting around to getting to bed!! I have my guesses why I snap at my hubby, who doesn't deserve it, and am impatient with my 3 year old's who have huge attitude problems, and take out everything on anyone I come in contact with.... I mean it couldn't be that I am awake around 7:30, when my twin toddlers come downstairs and wake me during a wonderfully steamy dream about my hot hubby....or that I just went to bed around 1:30, cause "I just couldn't wind down", or that during those hours of "rest" my 4 month old who is going through a growth spurt, wants to nurse every hour of the night. ...I don't think it could be the stressful thoughts of our very possible move from Columbus to Cincinnati in the near future.... Maybe it' couldn't be that one of my twins has been extra whinny, and wants me to pick her up and hold her constantly, all the while holding onto my legs everywhere I go, while Omers, my baby, wants to nurse, and while Bug wants me to look at every line she draws(oh, and now she needs her butt wiped), and now my hubby is home and is really into groping me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No....what am I thinking....I MUST be crazy..........AAAHHHHHH........

whew...I feel better now!

Do you like eating dessert for breakfast? Well this is for you...


I recently found this great recipe for anyone wanting to watch their weight, or just watch something yummy go into their mouth!!


1/4 cup hot water
1 packet splenda
1/4 cup cold water
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 packet diet hot cocoa mix(25 calories)
dash salt
1/2 medium ripe banana
1/3 cup oats(not instant)


Pour cocoa mix into a glass with cinnamon, sweetener and salt.
Add 1/4 cup of hot water, and stir thoroughly. Once cocoa mix has dissolved, add 1/4 cup of cold water and stir.
Place mixture in the fridge to chill. (Make sure it is cold, or oatmeal may bubble over when cooking!).
When ready, combine with mashed banana and oats in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, and mix well.
Microwave dish for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal).
Give it a stir, and then allow oatmeal to cool and thicken. Enjoy!

This sounds really strange....and I don't like Oatmeal, but me and my kids really like this!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Fun!!

This weekend, we had a lot of fun!! Our weekend kind of started on Friday cause the hubby was off work. Lo had to go to Myelo Clinic at Children's Hospital. All went well there(even though clinic takes 3 hours) it is always worth it!! We spent the rest of the day out and about, running errands, taking the girls to the mall to play, and getting a couple things we needed!!

Saturday was spent all day in my pjs!! I hung out with the girls while daddy was at work. We watched the Buckeyes beat Michigan State, and we carved a pumpkin on the living room floor!!(I'm not one to care about silly messes) The girls loved it! Here are a couple of pics of us with it! Bug didn't like to touch it, but Lo did! I used this pumpkin to put the Pumpkin Fluff in that I made for Sunday...

These are our eewwww faces!

On Sunday we tried really hard to get up for church, but I had so many things to cook for our dinner at my MIL' see we had Christmas today...Cory's grandparents leave Ohio for Texas when winter comes, so we have Christmas before they leave! Well we didn't make it to church, but I did get the 4 things I cooked done on time!! Naomi started off the day by getting a new nickname....Gene Simmons from Kiss...see below to find out why......
The girls had a fun day playing outside with their cousins, and other family members....we had tons and tons of really good food, and a realy good time! Naomi was my little fashion diva in her new outift...
The girls got a couple new gifts...Kayli got a little guitar, which she LOVES!!! And Lo got a piano! They love music!!

Most of their day was spent outside in the leaves!! They had a blast! When they got home it was bath duty..there were leaves falling out of their hair, pants, and panties!!! They were exhausted as we were too!! I just love spending time with family!!! Don't you

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Go Buckeyes!!!

FINALLY, The Ohio State football team played well and deserved the win they got today over the Michigan State Spartans!! I never thought I would be as big of a football fan as I am. Growing up near Cincinnati, of course my parents were huge Bengals fans. I remember Icky Woods, and Boomer. But when you attend a college like OSU, you just get sucked in. When I first started dating my hubby(we met in our dorm our freshman year at OSU) I liked watching football, but I wasn't really that into it. Well we began getting more serious and I had to make a huge decision.....I could be the type of girlfriend/wife who complained that there significant other watched too much football, OR I could get interested in it and have something to do with them. Well I chose to get interested in it! I love being able to talk to my hubby about the game, and players, and I think that he enjoys it to! I hate being a real fan, cause I get so nervous watching the games!! I have never regretted the choice I made! The Buckeyes pulled out a good win today and we are all happy for it!! GO BUCKS!

Get The Bean!!

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SITS Giveaway!!

Hey gals....the SISTS girls are at it again! They are doing a really cute giveaway from Tweetie Pie Baby They are giving away one of the adorable Tot Totes! They are great for carrying your baby hands free! So go here and check it out!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Busy Day....

busy day...very about it tomorrow!
leave ya with some cute pics!

Hay Ride with Daddy!! (Bug on left, Little Lo on right :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Throwback Thursday's!

I see a lot of bloggers doing a Flashback Friday, and maybe I should to, but......I wanted to do something different so I decided on Throwback Thursday's!!

These pics are basically to remind ME that my little Lo has been surgery free for almost exactly 2 years now!! She had 5 huge surgeries within the 1st 2.5 years of her life! The first pic was from a Shunt Revision surgery on Sept. 20th 2006, she was also Septic....very scary...we honestly thought we were going to lose her she was so bad....

Here days after her 2nd Shunt Revision Surgery(Her 2nd one was exactly to the day 1 month after her first!!) Isn't she just adorable with her crane cap on!?! And such a trooper to push her "bigger" twin around!

And just to show you how quick kids bounce back....this is about 12 days after her 2nd Shunt revision, and she was "back in the saddle again"

Hope it wasn't too depressing for ya!! It makes me happy to see these photo's and know how far she has come, and how far she will still go!!!! Love ya Lo!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged by a new blog friend!! I hope I do this right and the result isn't too embarrassing!!! I'm tagging....Lacie, Melissa, She Does Hair, and 4 Little Men!!
Tag you are it.......Your Turn..... Send to 5 of your Blog Buddies too.....RULESGo to your Sixth Picture Folder then pick your Sixth Picture. Have Fun Ladies!!!

This is my little bug when she just turnd 3 playing with band-aids....hint...this is a gret CHEAP toy!!!!

Wordless Wednesday!!

My dad walking with my little bug! How precious!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Blogathon-ing!!!/Two for Tuesday

If you are reading my post and think WOW, I would love to read more blogs like this than you have you visit

It is so fun to read all the funny comments and read all these new blogs!!
Some blogs that I like to check out are:

I wanted to do two blogs today....I always talk a lot...just ask anyone who knows me!!

Can I just say that I love my hot hubby!!! Cory is soooooo great. He first of all shares my love for Jesus, and tries to live his life in his image as best as he can. He is the most moral person I know!! He is a great man of God! I met him my freshman year at Ohio State. I knew I wanted him for the rest of my life when we had only been dating a month!! He is constantly surprising me. And I could not have asked for a better father for my children. He can't wait to see them after work, and wants to spend all his time with them! He will be a gun cleaning daddy when our beautiful babes get to dating age if ya know what I mean.....

Cory and I have been though alot in our 10 years of being together..married for 6 of those...and I know without a doubt that God made him especially for me! So I just wanted to post about him cause he is it for us!!

I was just checking my email like I do regularly, and I had a lot of emails from my parents list serv for Spina Bifida which I am a part of...My Logan was born with born with Myelomeningocele(a form of Spina Bifida) and I became part of a list serv thru email for parents of children who have it also.

Boy has it been a life saver to me. It is so nice to be able to talk to and ask questions to parents just like me whose child is going thru the same things! Someone who REALLY understand!! Sometimes it is very hard for my hubby and me to deal with this disability on our own. We have felt so alone during these last 3.5 years. But with the list serv, I can ask any questions I want and get about 15 responses of what other parents think! And maybe I can help someone else in the process!
I just encourage any of you who are going through something to find a support group! It really helps!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Yummies!!!

I absolutely love fall! It is by far my favorite season. I love the beautiful color of the leaves, the smell of the air, wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt, camping....all of it! God definitely shows off when fall comes around! I also love cooking. I love to try new things in the kitchen, and see what I can create next! One thing I really love to eat is Pumpkin Fluff! I first had this as a Weight Watcher recipe, and it was really good, and low fat. SO I decided to post the recipe for anyone who wants to make it! It is great!!! This isn't my picture of pumpkin fluff, but now that I see that, I will do it that way!! That is so very cute! ENJOY!!

p.s. to make it low fat, just substitute, fat free pudding, and fat free cool whip

Pumpkin Fluff

1 15 oz. can pumpkin

1 3 oz. box French vanilla instant pudding mix

8 oz. whipped topping

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice or pumpkin pie spice

In a bowl blend dry pudding mix and pumpkin till light. Add spices, mix to distribute. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Great Giveway!

Hey gals if you go over to Peanut Butter and Pickles Review, you can enter to win something that I've wanted for about 6 months now....the Boob tube from Mama Mio!! Go there and check it out!!

Free Personal signatures - cool!


Shoes, Shoes, and well......hhmm.....

I am all woman when it comes to things like clothes, purses, and SHOES. In fact I am a blessed girl when it comes to shoes. I totally have the hook up at getting free shoes. Of course they are used....(well not really, I know a woman who gets rid of tons of shoes that some..well most have never even been worn before) so I have a million pairs of shoes!! 3 year old little girl Logan will not be so lucky....This is a current frustration for me. There are so many cute shoes for little girls out there right now! You can have your pick at pretty much anything you can imagine!! But what about kids that have fat feet?? Or older kids with tiny feet?? I think the shoe people need to get together and do some new things! My little Logan wears AFO's which are braces(Ankle Foot Orthotics). She does not have that many choices of shoes to wear. In fact when she wants to wear something dressy, she has to wear gym shoes. It's not cause there aren't shoes out there, it's just hard to find them! Just about all dress shoes are very narrow, and alot of them are Mary Jane style. Those will not work! We need wide shoes!! I want my little princess to have choices, and not ugly ones!! So this is just what I am stressing about today! It's always something, that's just life!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Throwback Thursday!!!

This was almost exactly 3 years ago today. This is my hot hubby Cory and our twin princess's. Kayli Marie is on the left and Logan Elizabeth is on the right! They have changed so much since this pic!! Our days were just as crazy then as they are now! Enjoy!!

Also, on another sweet Naomi is 4 months old today!!! WOW!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I see alot of people doing this so I guess me too!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Public Restrooms....ugh!!!

So the latest craze is one that I love and hate. Automatic flushing toilets in public restrooms!! On one hand they are really great, they do the work that some people in this world do not know how to do...FLUSH!! On the other hand they scare the fiddle stix out of my 3 year old little girl! It is such a powerful flush I think she thinks it's going to suck her down with it. She WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE go potty where there is an automatic flushing toilet. I try and cover the sensor, but she still won't cause a whole lot of problems I don't need!! There is crying and freaking out, and it's really embarrassing!! I think we should have a choice in whether we let the toilet do the work, or we just flush it ourselves!! Although it is alot more sanitary when it does it itself! Do you feel my pain???

Friday, October 3, 2008

A little about me...

I was thinking that for whoever is reading this they may or may not be wondering who I am ....well here is a little about me...

I am Kristan...although I have alias' that I also answer to such as mom, mom mom, mama, mommy, hun, babe...and so on...

My family is absolutely my LIFE!! And I love it that way!
I have a wonderful, super, man of God husband that I am more in love with today than I was at 18!!
I have 3 beautiful girls...twin 3.5 year olds-Kayli Marie and Logan Elizabeth, and an almost 4 month old sweet baby Naomi!
My life is CHAOTIC most of the time! Besides having 3 kids, one of my twins has Myelomeningocele-a form of Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Arnold Chiari Malformation II.....I think our struggles of being a special needs family will probably be the topic of most my blogs....
I have a dream to raise 3 God-fearing women, and also be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend that I can be. I have a gigantic faith, and I love the Lord with all my heart and have since I was around 12 or 13...there and back a couple times in between, but am here for good now!!
So read or don't read...this is just my boring life!!