Friday, April 16, 2010

Been awhile...'s been awhile since I've done this that I almost forget how:)

We recently went on vacation to the state of Washington! It was awesome and beautiful and I am so happy we went!! I got to visit with my sister and my nephews for a whole week. Kayli cried so much when we had to leave..she actually asked me to give her away to my sister so she could live with totally broke my heart for a second. But then I realized that she just really loves her cousins and wants to see them more. I want to see them more too! My sister is one of my bestest friends! I miss her and them all so much!

Here is all the cousins together while seeing Mt. Saint Helen's! It was insanely gorgeous!! God was definitely showing off here!!

We also celebrated Easter in Washington too! Easter is a personal favorite for me. I love the feeling I get when I think about what Jesus did for me. I am happy to report that my girls know the reason we celebrate Easter too! We do not sit on the Easter bunny's lap...yes we do give baskets of candy...but I won't lie about where it came from. Not that I'm saying if you do these things I am better than you...just personal takes all kinds to make the world go round! I can't get the pic of us at Easter to come down it's stuck up there:)

That's really all that's been going on here.....some up coming things are that Logan is going to have surgery on the 27th on her right leg. She is having a hamstring release done...she will spend 4-6 weeks in a cast...I am very hopeful at the outcome of the surgery, but we will wait and see!! Also the girls are playing tball. Lou will only be able to play up til her surgery but she loves it more than K does!! She is amazing...I don't know how she does it!! She has to balance herself on her walker while holding the bat and swinging at the ball! She even almost hit it when they pitched it to her!! That girl has a determined heart!! Hmm...whatelse..Oh...The National Spina Bifida Conference is coming to Cincy in June, and I am very excited about it!! Cory and I are volunteers for 2/3 days...

My shoe line is finally coming along. After months of waiting for samples to be made we had to switch factory's.... I will be getting an online store here soon! I am loving that I will be doing this from home!! It still allows me to raise my girls, and make life a little easier for parents/kids with braces to have cute, affordable shoes to wear! This is my goal! I just want something for Logan...I don't care if I make one cent....As long as Logan and kids like her can take their shoes on and off by themselves, and have shoes like other kids their age..then I will have succeeded! It's not to fun that Lou lou is 5 and can't put her shoes on or take them off by herself! And it's not her fault!!

On another note I think I will be writing a post about being a SAHM soon...I have so many feelings on this...and recently I have come across some full time working moms who say "that they could NEVER expect someone like me to understand someone working full time then coming home and doing all the duties a wife/mom has.." all I have to say is "please...get over yourself"!

Also some updated pics coming soon of Liam who is out of the NICU and home now!! He came home at 10 weeks and a whopping 5lbs!! (which is more than Kayli weighed when she came home) I am so happy he is home and doing marvelously BTW!!!!

Anywho....Cory and I are buying a house in the next I am very excited about this!!

What's going on in your life?? I would for you to share!! I feel so out of the loop!! Come on Susan, Lori, Cortney, Trish??? Anyone??? What have ya'll been up to? (I guess I can just read you're blogs to find out too!! ) :) :) :)


Trish said...

Hey! Was excited you posted some recent things to your blog! Well you know what is happening with me since we talked yesterday. I am sooo happy to hear Logie Lou did so well with her surgery! Praise God! Cant wait to read your upcoming post about SAHM/working moms. Should get some interesting feedback. :) My 2 cents...both are hard in its own ways. Both are overwhelming at times. There is probably some jealousy on both sides of that coin. The common thing is that all moms love their kids and do what they have to for the good of their families. Moms need to find it in their hearts to respect the choices of other moms because each family situation is unique and has its own specific needs. I admire both the SAHM and working mom. Being a mom in itself is such a gift from God. The only valid instruction manual we have is the Bible. You my friend are an amazing mother! Moms can learn so much from each other...ok, sorry for the book. I'll be quiet now. :) Love ya!

Kristan said...

Thanks for the comment Trish!! I love how your mind works and I totally agree with you!! I think I am just sick of hearing how SAHM's are lazy...cause ya know we do nothing all day! lol...I don't go around saying "man, you suck as a mom cause you work"...Respect is also something that needs to be earned, and sometimes that is a hard one!! We all just need to be more loving people...:)