Saturday, January 29, 2011

new fishies

Our old fish, Franklin, died.

So, we got two new fishies, Frank and Lin.

Kroten asked "When do we get to eat them?"

Two days later, Lin died, and now lives with Jesus.

Kroten then asked "Do we get to eat it now?"

I guess Kroten likes sea food, so I bought a salmon and we ate it for dinner.

RIP Lin.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

kemiry k, your 6 months old today.

6 months... wait, that is half a year. WOW. When you think of it like that, it boggles my mind.

This month has been an eventful one for kem kem

at 6 months she can...

fall off the couch
laugh and laugh and laugh
roll over

grab and hold toys
eat everything
blow raspberries
lights up when she sees daddy
eat carrots

scream loudly
still sleeps swaddled
still wakes up in the middle of the night :(
loves brother

Friday, January 21, 2011


Remember this picture of Kman when he was 6 months old. It's one of my favorites, I love it and have it hanging in the bathroom. I really wanted one of kem in her bath towel to go along with it. And now I do.

isnt she beautiful, I am kinda biased, but I am pretty sure she is lovely!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Like I don't already have enough going in my life to keep another blog. But I need some accountability, and my hope is that one day when I run a marathon, I can look back at my humble beginnings  of gasping  for breath after running only 60 seconds.

So here you go... my accountability. Read it. It's going to be epic!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why the heck not?

Yes mam'... me and these old tennis shoes ran today.

I have always been envious of people who run for pleasure. I have always wanted to be a runner. I wish I could run more than 60 seconds.

Sadly, I am not any of the above, and honestly running scares the heck out of me, but seriously...

Why can't I be a runner? (besides the fact that it hurts to breath.)

Why can't I run a 5k? (forget the fact that I can't even run a mile.)

Why can't I be in shape? (but my couch is so comfy.)


So today I did it. Day one of the couch to 5k.

In my book I am a rock star... it was sort of liberating... and painful.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

H-E-double hockey sticks.

If I knew that everyday for the rest of my life would be like the last two days, I would not fear death, unless of course, I knew that I was going to hell, then I would fear greatly, because I am pretty sure that it would be like the last two days.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This is what kem kem thinks...

about the ducks loosing the big game!

Note: she is not crying, just screaming...loudly. 

Saturday, January 08, 2011

happy belated...

...birthday sammy j.

from your bestest friend, who is too busy and lazy to post a birthday post on your birthday. Plus it is always fun to get things after your birthday, it makes it last longer. So your welcome for making it last longer!

love kristen

Friday, January 07, 2011

I just love this...

Kem Kem Loves K Man. I don't know what it is, it is like he is the funniest most charming little boy in the world. She watched his every move, she laughs at his sillyness and she begs for his attention. This is going to be an interesting thing as they grow older. 

I will never get enough of this right here... 
(sorry, cell phone video... horrible quality, but you get the idea.)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

HELP!!! there's a monster in our house.

I know I complain, I know I am negative, I know that people who read my blog probably think that my life is horrible and that it is SOO hard. I know I know. But most of the time I post these things, not as a means to receive sympathy or advice, but more as a place to vent.

This post, however, is different. I need sympathy, I need advice, I need a swift butt kick, anything you can give, please comment. Please answer my questions. This is not a venting post, this is a plea for help. 

Why is two so terrible?

-How do YOU endure this stage of terribleness?
-What do you do when they won't go to bed?
-What do you do when they scream NO at you at the top of their lungs?
-What do you do when they throw shoes or cars at you?
-What do you do when they scream like someone is murdering them when you put them back to bed at 4 am?
-What do you do when they slap you across the face?
-What do you do when they won't go potty all by themselves?
-What do you do when you can get NOTHING done because they need attention and mommy play time 24/7?
-What do you do when you feel bad for spanking them a little too hard?
-What do you do when they unfold all the laundry you just folded?
-How do you feel about locking them in their room at bedtime cause they won't stay in there?
-What do you do when they ask for something and then proceed to throw it across the room?
-What do you do when they hit their little sister?
-What do you do when you just want to get on your knees and beg them to stop?
-How do you not give into their every whimsy so that they wont throw a tantrum?
-What do you do when they do exactly what you just said not to do?
-What do you do when they won't eat?
-Do you ever feel like you just want them to go away, like you don't like them?
-What do you do when they cry outside the bathroom door while you pee?
-What do you do when they scream all the way through bedtime routine?
-What do you do when they are perfect angels around other people and a devil when no one is looking?
-What do you do when they roar at you?

-How do you like, let alone, LOVE, a two year old?

PLEASE HELP... at this point I will pretty much try anything. 

Sunday, January 02, 2011

on resolutions and such...

I will be the first to tell you that I have no will power. Jared will gladly back me up on that. I am not proud of it, but it is true. But instant gratification is so good...right?

Jared on the other hand has enough will power for both of us. (I just wish his will power could knock a few pounds off my waist.) 

Last year Jared made a new years resolution to not drink soda for a whole year. "pshaw, good luck" I said (he really likes his soda.) But guess what... HE DID IT! One whole year without one soda. At midnight on new years, he had his first drink of soda, and the next day slowly but surely polished off a wild cherry pepsi. 

So now that I have seen it done, people really can keep there new years resolutions... I am pretty determined to do it myself. I am not giving anything up... that would be far to hard, but I will do something. My resolution is to read from the scriptures everyday, at least a little. And Jared agreed to do it with me. I am really excited for this, because my resolutions always have to do with me and something I want, something I need, something so selfish. But this year, I am hoping that if I put God first and strive to improve myself spiritually, that I will feel better about myself and accomplish some other big goals in 2011. 

Oh, and I want to loose weight!

Cheers to will power!

Bring it on 2011

I am not going to lie... 2010 was not my favorite year, actually I am sad to say that it may have been my worst. I love my kem kem and I am grateful that 2010 brought her to me, but I was sick and pregnant for half of the year, achey and pregnant for the other half and postpartum and fat for the last half.


2011 is going to be my best year yet. I just know it, I feel it... it is going to be awesome!

I am ready for changes that only a new year can bring. I plan on being a whole new me. 

I will strive to come closer to my Heavenly Father.
I will loose ALL the baby weight.
I will be a better mom
I will be a better wife.
I will be a better and freaking awesome photographer.

and best of all, the coup de graw, the cherry on top of the awesomely awesome planned year,

I will be a better me.

But please don't expect there to be no bad parts, because I am a pessimist at heart, but again, it's going to be awesome!