Friday, May 22, 2009

Flashback Friday...Almost time...

June 9th, 2008!
It's getting closer and closer to Naomi's 1st Birthday!! Here is a pic from the day she came home from the hospital(which happened to be my birthday) Her dress was a premie dress!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hey ya'll!! (Since I moved back down to southern ohio, I thought I'd practice my drawl)....

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So remember go HERE And have a good day!!!



Monday, May 18, 2009


Sunday's church service was awesome! I love this series we are going through. It's all about relationships.....

Relationships are or should be one of the biggest parts of our lives. But we don't treat them as we should. We destroy them as quickly as they were formed. Some of my realtionships are a no brainer..and then others I look at and think "why in the world am I friends with them". But we NEED relationships!! If you don't have someone who can help keep you accountable for your actions(besides your spouse) then maybe you need to go friend shopping!! I think we all need a couple other people in our lives who we can just vent too, or call up for an opinion, or someone who will just go shopping with us!!

There are 4 main points that I learned about yesterday involving relationships...

1. Be Responsible

2. Be understanding-Forgive!!

3. Be practical-confront people(using the bible as a guide on how to do this properly!)

4. Be different-LOVE!!!

I know that I have a couple relationships in my life that I am really struggling with! I really want to keep them, but I'm not sure how....I guess I need to follow the 4 things!!

Do you have a relationship that needs mending, or just let go? Let me know and I'll pray for ya!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ok, so I am just totally frustrated and stressed out right now!! I have been trying to set up Physical Therapy for Lo for about a month now....It's such an annoying need a prescription, and other things then THEY will call you!! Well if I have learned anything from Lo's 4 years of constant appointments, THEY will never call! I have had to stay on them constantly!! And the annoying thing is is that they(Children's Hospital) say that they haven't received the prescription yet......but yet the person faxing the (here on out called script cause typing prescription is taking too long):) script, has gotten 3 confirmations saying they have received it!!!!!!!!! Don't they realize that my daughter NEEDS this service???? We aren't doing PT for some extra exercise.. Lo NEEDS it! I feel like she is falling behind more and more everyday,and I don't want her to get weaker!!! One good thing is that next week she should get her new brace! She currently wears an AFO on one leg and a KAFO on the other....well now she will have 2 KAFO's which will really help stabilize her knee, so hopefully we will see some improvement in her walking! I am really hopeful, and I think that she might be able to walk without her walker when she gets the new brace!!! Sorry I think I just needed to vent a little...Her are some cute pics of Lo-to offset the venting!!



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Throwback Thursday..

I haven't done one of these for a while!! Since we moved I no longer use my home computer, only my I only have access to the photos on here! They are only a year old! It is almost time for my baby girl to turn 1, so here is another photo from her birth!

This was when the nurse brought her out to see her big sisters for the first time! Lo was really excited, but Bug was a little apprehensive!! They both pretty much smother her with love now!!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Who am I?

Tonight while I was push mowing the grass, I actually had some silence in my mind to think! I cannot believe all that came into my mind! I really started thinking about who I am...

Case in point this picture...when I look at it, I think they- are my babies, and I am their mama! But I am also someone that I forget about...Kristan.....not mom, or honey,babe,mom mom...or anything else I get called regularly...

I think as parents(especially moms) we don't make enough time for ourselves...we often feel guilty having a little "me" time. We should be making dinner, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, satisfying my husband..reading books to my kids, and helping them learn their ABC' get my drift don't ya?? I very rarely take anytime for myself. In fact most of the time I criticize other moms for dumping their kids off the first chance they get to hang out with their "girls", or their hubby, or just going to the store alone! I never used to need time alone! I am always perfectly happy being with my hubby, but these days a girl just needs a quiet moment to gather her thoughts!

Sometimes I get so frustrated because I feel like I've lost a part of myself. I went to college, I used to read, I love to ride Horses, I like to fish, jeez, I even like to push mow!! Growing up I loved sports. I played softball, soccer,ran cross country, track, and was a cheerleader. I love to sing, and have had a guitar for over a year and have yet to take time for myself to learn how to play it!!!!! But since having my babies I have lost some parts of myself!! I would love to get them back except for the single fact that I have changed. I still love to do all those things, but I love my family more than my "me" time. We all go to the grocery store together! Why, you might ask? Because that's part of our "family" time together!! We don't get a lot of time to spend all together, so I don't waste 1 second of it! Also I think it's a teachable time for my kids, about how to learn and behave in public! Yes it definitely can be stressful at times, but it can also be FUN!! Anyway, I'm getting off my subject here...

I am still learning how to be a wife/mom/sister/daughter/and whoever else, and still be ME! I guess I'm not good at balancing...I would love to start doing the kinds of things I love again, so my children see that part of me! I love my girls, and I want them to never feel lost as I have myself here lately!!

How do you stay "yourself" and not get lost being a mom/wife/???? I would love some tips!