Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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 here....lol....
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 seconds..eat 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
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 dystrophy....it 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 life...at 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 clothes.....you 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
Sooo.....Saturday evening was trick or treat here in our neck of the woods.....it 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......
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
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I have been "just plain grumpy" lately.....it'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's..no....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!
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!
Monday, October 20, 2008
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's.....you 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!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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!
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
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
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!!
But....my 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
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
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
I am Kristan...although I have alias' that I also answer to such as mom, mom mom, mama, mommy, hun, babe...and so on...
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!!