Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Of course anyone that reads this blog most likely reads my Facebook updates. I am so excited to say that we are expecting baby number two!!! We found out just yesterday for sure! Took a test on Monday and then another on Tuesday just to be positive! LOL

I am so anxious to get to the OB to see exactly how far along we are. I have no clue and my appointment is not until October 18!! That is so so so far away! They wanted me to wait though, she could do an ultrasound and measure to get the exact dates. Also we can get a chance to hear the baby.

I don't care if we have a baby boy or a baby girl this time around, but I know Lee still really wants a boy. He only wants to have two kids, but if we get a girl this time he is going to settle for three just cause he REALLY wants a little boy! hahaha! Look at some people though, they have ALLLLLL these kids and they are each the same sex instead of some boys and some girls.

At first when we found out we decided to keep it a secret but of course half the day later we both were dying to tell people. I am terrible at keeping secrets. So even though we are VERY early in the first trimester I just can't keep my mouth shut.

If anyone knows any plus sized ladies that would like to sell their 2x-4x maternity clothes, please let me know. I would much rather buy them used than brand new.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Originally submitted at SKECHERS

Keep safe in the SKECHERS Work Soft Stride-Dexter sneaker. Leather or suede upper in a work casual sneaker with lace up front.

Fantastic Shoe!!

By Kristin and Lee from Mesa Arizona on 5/30/2010


5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels true to width

Pros: Breathable, Cushions Impact, Comfortable, Stylish, Good Arch Support

Best Uses: Work, Wet Weather, Walking

Describe Yourself: Comfort-oriented, Hard worker, Practical

My Husband is a Framer by trade. His boss had a pair of these shoes and said they were great. After reading all the reviews on this particular pair of steal toes and several others from Skechers, we decided to buy them. Let me tell you, the first day my husband came home from work, he was not as nearly worn out, his feet did not hurt like normal. I mean, steal toes usally suck unless you spend $100+. He used these shoes into the ground. they were wonderful. After around a year of use it is time for new ones as the soles are pretty worn down and the fabric over the steal toe is coming off. Free shipping and acoupon code, which is really easy to find online and these shoes definately were worth it.


Monday, May 17, 2010


I hate waking up at 5 am to take Lee to work when he doesn't have a carpool. Today I had to take him. Well today paid off! I like listening to he morning shows on the radio but I am never awae for them. I like Jon Jay and Rich on 104.7 and I like Holmbergs Morning Sickness on 97.9. I was switching back and forth cause I hate comercials.

Well on 104.7 they said they needed a contestant for "Remember the Times" I always try to call for give aways and games but never get on the radio. I got on the radio today!! Its a game between the contestant and two of the three personalities on the show. They play a 30 seccond mix of different movie and tv clips and music clips. Crap, all I recognized was Bll Ny and Whitney Houston. I had dno clue at all but I guess 1993. They guessed 1994 and 1995. I WON! I WON!! How exciting!

They gave me a choice betwen Rhianna or Lady GaGa. I know a few songs from both of them but am not a huge fan of either so I picked Lady GaGa. Most of her songs are booty shakers right? LOL Any how It has been a long time since I won anything and this was super cool! It made the rest of my drive home go by so fast and my heart was racing the whole time, waiting to ply the game on hold for 3 minutes and waiting for the answer to the game. I was going to go back to sleep once I got home until Alex wakes up but I am to full of adreneline now..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

There goes my car payment!!

Today I took my brother Mike to a job interview. It was a two parter with over an hour in between.

While I waited for the first part I had money I needed to put into the bank for my car payment. Apparently the bank I use no longer has a brand in Chandler. I didn't know this, I live in Mesa. So I just held onto my whole car payment in cash. I wasn't going to drive to Mesa to go to the bank and then back to Chandler to get Mike and then back to Mesa to go home.

So I went back and got Mike so we went to grab a bite. Did I mention I had Alexandria with me? Well, we finished eating and headed to the car. I opened the door so I could set Alex down and change her diaper, when what did I see? Only part of my money scattered all over my chair and floor of the car. CRAP! I had forgotten when we went to eat that I had put my money under my leg so I wouldn't forget to take it to the bank. So after freaking out for a few minutes, I started asking people if they had seen some money by my car or if they had seen anyone pick up some money.

Just as I was about to give up (tears welling up already) I ask one more person, who says no they hadn't seen anything, I turn my head. OMG just over there in the parking lot. Two twenty dollar bills! So I spent about five minutes searching and found a bunch. Then I went to the car counted what I found, and what I still had left. I WASN'T SHORT! I found all of it.

OH MAN, I am so lucky! I have never been late on my car payment and I really didn't want to start this week. While all this was going on, my awesome brother was taking care of Alex, even got her diaper changed for me so we could leave instead of wasting more time. Today could have been a terrible day for me and a lucky day for someone else. Thank goodness it ended up in my favor.

Oh, Alex learned to turn around in circles while she is walking. She spent about half an hour spinning and falling. Well, trying to spin, she is still slow but it is so dang cute!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Excuse me, have you seen my heart, I think it just escaped my chest.

So my brother Cody moved in with us the other week. He is really active with sports. We have enough room for a basketball hoop, not really enough room to play football or anything else though.

We found a basketball hoop on and were well on our 10 mile venture, when about a mile away the lady texts me and says she sold it. F. What a load. Anyways, we try Target. Nothing worth getting. He wants it NBA sized, 10 ft, not 6 ft. Sports Authority and Big 5 are way too expensive, like $300+ kinda expensive.

(Did I mention it was about 100 degrees out today? My old beater truck doesn't have AC! Too bad a BB hoop it was to big for my car. Luckily, Lee got home from work early so he stayed home with Alexandria so Cody and I could go and not drag the baby out in the heat.)

At this point we had been in the truck around an hour. So I pulled over and searched, but they only had 1 in stock and it was another 30 minute drive. I called and was on hold off and on for about 30 minutes, they couldn't find it in the system, then they did, then they couldn't find it in the store, but luckily he checked other stores for me.

Success! The walmart by my house has 12! is a liar. it said only one in a 50 mile radius. So we got the hoop and finished putting it together as the sun was pretty much gone.

While we were out, Lee called me. "You'll never guess what just happened!" He said, and terror stuck me. He proceeds to tell me, that Alex pushed her high chair to the side of the couch, climbed onto the couch, up the arm and into her high chair. Then he laughed telling me she got mad cause she couldn't get out of the chair. She is quick. He had been on the phone with his mom and didn't realize this was going on. The entire time he was telling me this story I was waiting for him to tell me to RUSH home and take one of them to the hospital, that something was broken. By the time I hung up I was so relieved, but the whole time we were on the phone my heart was racing. I don't know why terror stuck me. Probably because I know my little girl can climb, and run, and pull things down that used to be out of reach cause she stands on her toys. I don't think I can baby proof that room anymore!! There's nothing else to move!

Either way, I had fun with my brother, its been nice getting to see him and hang out, but DANG that phone call was scary! Oh, and Alex cries when you tell her NO now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

2 Days Shy of a Year. Really???

So its been a stinking while since I updated on here. Facebook is so much for convenient to update, and everyone who checks my blog checks that. Plus I am not much of a writer. Lets see, major events that have happened.

-Got Married
-Alexandria turned 1 year
-Graduated from school
-Moved to a much better house

Anyway, maybe I can figure out a whole story to tell later that we all haent already heard on FB.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home from the hospital!

I have been writing this for a few days (or weeks now lol). Obviously my time is a little consumed.

Alexandria and I have come home from the hospital. We are both doing well. My little girl is amazing, perfect. She was born on April 1st 2009 at 2:44 pm, weighing 7 lbs and 15 oz, and is 20 inches long.
Labor was not too terrible. We started having contractions at Nana B's house on Tuesday evening. Around 7pm I started counting them and they were about 4 to 5 minutes apart. After 30 - 45 minutes of that, Natalie came out from taking care of her boys and told me, "Kristin, your going to hate me. My water just broke." lol So she got to go to the hospital while I stayed at Nana B's house and kept counting contractions until 9 pm. Shortly after 9, Lisa got there to take me to Chandler Regional.
So we get to the hospital, pretty much they take me back right away, take my vitals, then send me to the triage area to monitor my contractions. Spent maybe an hour and a half there. Then I got sent home with a sleeping pill cause my contractions were not long enough. Even though they were 4-5 minutes apart. I slept maybe 2 hours max, tried wasting time for a while, then around 5 or 6 I made Lisa take me back to the hospital.
This time when I get there, they took me to the triage area, checked me, then got working on admitting me. My contractions were still 4-5 minutes apart but this time my contractions were lasting long enough. Just sat around in my bed, working through those, talking to Lisa, and Dawn got there too. Around 9:30 I got my epidural. That sucked. They tried a million times to get that gigantic needle in my back while I am supposed to be sitting still, hunched over having contractions. Lisa Almost passed out, along with one of my nurses.
Once that Epidural kicked in, I was fine! Back to laughing and chatting. Rachael showed up a little later. Even though I was not supposed to eat anything, so you don't get nauseous and throw up, Dawn fed me a nutri-grain bar. I was so thankful. I was starving then. I was starving after I had Alexandria too. Imagine how much worse that would have been if I had nothing.
Around 1:30 or 2 pm my water breaks. Which is the weirdest thing ever by the way. Did I mention by this time my epidural was wearing off, or basically it was gone. I was definitely feeling contractions again. Suck. So by 2pm we start pushing. I won't quite go into detail here, but 44 minutes later, at 2:44pm my little girl had arrived. She was beautiful. (Still is.) I got to hold her for a minute, but I don't really remember it because of all the other things going on in the room. So about an hour and a half later, after the shaking from shock was done, after the nurse finally gave me something for pain, and after all the stitching from the birth was done, I finally got to hold Alexandria for a while. She was the prettiest little thing I had ever seen. I was even crying cause I was so happy for her to finally be here. Just our first real time together, without people snatching her off again, she was perfect. perfect shaped head, perfect face, ten toes and fingers, wide open eyes. She has been curious from day one.
I didn't really have visitors that night because I was pooped. I couldn't believe how exhausted I was. We spent some time in the hospital getting checked out, getting to know each other and learning how to take care of my newborn. Then Friday the we went home.
It has been great ever since. I love my little girl so much, I wouldn't change a thing about her. She is so funny and adorable I can not wait to see what she is like when she gets older. For now though, I will savor and enjoy this time, while she is still so little. Let me tell you though, she is growing so fast, I can not believe how big she is getting.

Sorry it took so long to get this up. Some of you definitely know how busy you can be as a new mother.