Monday, April 12, 2010

365 Project is DOA

my camera is dead. therefore my 365 project has died as well.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Slacking on 365

It's only Jan 15th and I am already slacking on the 365 project. I will be updating it later tonight. I have a lot going on right now...sigh,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Old School Kristy

Jan 12, 2010

In honor of "way back week" on Facebook, my project 365 picture today is brought to you by my mom's uterus and my daddy's lil swimmer.

I was 8 months old in this picture and cute cute cute. No wonder I have full lips. I wonder how long I used my bottom lip as a binky. Check out those ears. LMAO . I was so adorable !

I am not feeling good today. Being dizzy sucks.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Every parent says it, so I am going to go ahead and throw it out there. I have the most gorgeous kids in the entire world. They are beautiful inside and out.  Kaylee and Abigayle are my world, and right now I am there's. I know that is subject to change, especially as we near teenage years. But, right now they think I hung the moon...and I will take it while I can get it.

As mothers we all cherish our kids. As single mothers we really know what its like to do EVERYTHING by ourselves and the reward is our children's happiness. There is no time card, there is no monitary reward, there is no recognition.  It's the happiness and joy that our kids bring us that is irreplaceable. It makes parenting and struggle so worth it.

I never thought I would have a child, much less two children.  I am so blessed and now I couldn't even imagine what life would be like without them. Through my trials and tribulations I have found the true reward. Every struggle, every time I wanted to give up, everytime I cried, everytime I stressed....that's nothing compaired to everytime I smiled, I laughed , I loved, I gave and received hugs for no reason. I know that I will never feel alone because I have my little girls.

Not a day will go by that they don't feel loved. Not a day will go by where they will have to ask me where I was , because I am living for them always. Complete sacrifice.  No longer am I looking out for just me. They are number one. If you can't stand beside us, then stand behind us, because noone will ever come before them.

I watch my heart everyday.  Those girls, they are the reason I live , beathe, and survive. They are the only real love. Unconditional, Forever, pure , and innocent love. No strings, no judgement, no expectations, Just love. Period.

My girls. My everything. MY GIRLS. MY EVERYTHING!

Kaylee's shiner

Jan 11, 2010

Kaylee has a black eye. It is fading to that weird yellowish green color, but still there none the less. She and my cousin Korey were playing around and she caught an elbow to the eye. She wears it proudly, as it is her first.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bedtime sneaky

Abigayle was up pretty late last night. Until almost 1am. ( Kaylee spent the night with her bff ) I don't mind that she stays up last some nights as long as she isn't whiny or mean. Last night she was so sweet. We layed in bed together and chatted . Laughing before bed. I snuck a picture of us giving eskamo kisses. 

Jan 10, 2010

I really need to stop using my cell phone to take pictures. I have a perfectly good digi cam. The phone is just convenient and handy I suppose.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Project 365

Jan 8, 2010

Evidently the trucking school failed to instruct the "How not to jackknife in the snow" portion of the lesson.

Jan 9, 2010

My poor aunt Lisa slipped and fell in the ice today.  :(


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Project 365

Took the kids sledding today. Abby didn't make if for this round. During the first trip she got too cold. This is Korey, Elani, Kaylee and Lil Kenny.

Jan 7 2010

In other news, on said sledding trip, my too old ass tried snowboarding. I think I broke my ass.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Project 365

Miss Abigayle staying warm in her Spongebob "nuggles" (snuggie for those of you whom prefer the English language)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lady of the night

Not sleeping sucks. Falling asleep , only sleeping for an hour, then waking up for the night effin sucks. I am so tired. I just want to sleep.  This is me throwing a tantrum....


Project 365

Jan 5, 2010

I took this pic at midnight liast night. Technically Jan 5. Korey and I wanted something sweet to eat , so we made pregnant pancakes.  We call them that because my aunt Shirley says she always craves these pancakes when someone in our family is pregnant. 9/10 she is right and someone soon after anounces their pregnancy.

Pancakes coved in peanut butter and topped with syrup! YUMMY!

Monday, January 4, 2010

end of 2009 survery ....again stolen from Angie.

The end of 2009 Survey... A few days late.

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?

-Drove a mini-van

-Watched Kaylee play basketball.

-Found my sanity, then lost it again.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I typically dont make them. I always break them, then I am disappointed in myself. Maybe it should be to follow through.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I knew a couple of people who had babies , but not my super close friends.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

People passed

5. What countries did you visit?

None. I stayed here in the good ole' USA.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
a car that doesn't require life support every other week.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

May 23- Abby turned 2. terrible terrible two lol
Sept 9 Kaylee turned 8
Nov 7- reunion.Bday celebration
Halloween- Abby finally enjoyed it and we had a blast
Christmas- BEST ONE EVER

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Not losing my mind. Becoming a better person, mother and friend. Reconnecting with some people who mean the world to me .

9. What was your biggest failure?

I didn't have any huge failures. The little stuff doesn't matter!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
My uterus tried to kill me, but VICTORY is mine!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
all I buy are groceries and kid stuff LOL

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

my self control. I didn't knock a bitch out this year.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

a few, but that doesn't matter now. Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind , don't matter.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Kids kids kids

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

spending a great summer with the girls and Christmas

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

The Kings of Leon, Use somebody. Hear it a million times a day and still love it.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

relieved that I have let go of some shit that no longer matters

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
enjoying the little things

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?


20. How will you be spending Christmas?

I spent it with the ones who matter most

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

i fell into something. not so much love.

22. What was your favorite TV program?


23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I don't hate...i contemplate. Karma my friends. Karma

24. What was the best book you read?
I guess it would be the twilight saga. really all I read in 09 besides the Vampire Chronicles

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I am ashamed to admit it , but I dig the gaga

26. What did you want and get?

santa to be generous with the girls, and he was

27. What did you want and not get?

a decent vehicle

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

New Moon

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 29. Went on the star of jeffereson with friends, then had a great night at the rock bar with some good friends. it was a great night.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Being able to do the things I wanted to/and or needed to do. Not worrying about money so much.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

jeans and a cute shirt when its warm, jeans and a hoodie when its cold. I did buy a pair of 5 inch black heels and they are FABULOUS!

32. What kept you sane?
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
 God rest the King.... MJ

34. What political issue stirred you the most?


35. Who did you miss?

I miss my boston friend

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I met lots of new great people.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.

Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I know sometimes its gonna rain.......

Back to the grind

Today is the first day back to school after Christmas break.  Kaylee had a hard time getting to sleep last night. I guess we let our schedule go during our two weeks of schedule freedom.

When she woke up she looked at me, crazy hair and all and said "Mommy, I am so tired."  I wish I could have told her to go back to sleep. She just looked worn out.  I put the tv on her usual before school show and gave her the breakfast she usually requests ( Strawberry toaster struedels) and she ate in silence It didn't take too long for her to pep up and get excited to see her friends again.

Public schools however , are not in session today.  Little Kenny and his brother Isaiah are here today since they don't have school. Abby is running through the house screeching and it is working my nerves big time. She wants to run with the big kids, but they pic on her awful . She loves it though. I am not a fan of the extreme noise level right now.

Calgon.....take me away. Far, far, far, far, far, far ,far AWAY!

Project 365

As I am not the least bit creative, I am stealing this idea. My friend Angie posted in her blog and I think it is really cute.   Document a year in pictures.  Take a picture each day and post it. I think I can handle that and it will be really cute to look back on , so here it goes.

                                                                   Project 365 (2010)

Jan 1 , 2010
The newest edition to our "family". Kaylee has wanted a hampster for so long. Lilly arrived for the new year!

Jan 2 , 2010
Abby is infactuated with the attic. Her Great Granny let her climb the stairs. She loved the messy darkness.

Jan 3 , 2010
Hamming it up bigtime with her shades!

Jan 4, 2010
My lil Kayleebug, Freezing her face off on the way to school this morning.

Yay!  4 down 361 to go!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 reflections, laughs and pictures

Since its a new year, a new decade, and technically Sunday  , I am going to reflect on 2009.  Kind of cheesy, kind of cookie cutter. Everyone does it to some extent I guess. The highlights, the lowlights, the resolutions.  I don't make resolutions. I won't keep them, so what's the point. The greatest part of not making a resolution is that I won't be disappointed in myself when I don't achieve my goal.

2009 was an interesting year.  It seems that  a lot of it was very disappointing, but looking back throughout the entire year, it wasn't so bad. 

I moved back to Louisville from this redneck town.  There was literally a store and a small diner.  The store never had anything I wanted and the food sucked at the diner.  Atleast we were close to the river front and could walk to the park there most days.  Also the cop that pulled me over let me slide with a warning since he wanted to get home. Won't find that in Louisville!  I do have to admit, the river days festival was super fun and I hate that we missed it this summer.

Both of my girls turned a year older ....and so did I. Last year in my twenties. I call foul.  Terrible two's hit with a vengence and so did a little 8 year old who knows everything. They make me laugh everyday and only make me want to pull my hair out a few times a week. Those are good betting odds!

I discovered some truths about people. Who was real and who claimed to be "da realist".  Ok, stop living your thug story.... silly white people.  I found out who my friends were , and who I didn't want to be friends with. If you get  texts from me, youre still on the good list . LOL

I caught a couple of great drag shows. I love my gay boys. Good times. We survived the H1N1 virus , even though my cousin Korey was oinking with it in the same household!

I discovered that although I am a 10 year old softball junkie at heart, I really love watching my daughter play basketball.  I discovered that when a two year old says " you're ugly, Im beautiful" she must be really mad LMAO.  My kids are amazing. They warm my heart everyday and make me second guess my judgement all at the same time.  I can say no a million times but cave 999,999 thousand times.

I discovered that some judges can be entertaining.  That would be Judge Delehanty , incase you care. That man is like a male Judge Judy mixed with a little Joe Brown.  I have never laughed so much in a court room in all my life.

I discovered that being on a boat in November is not a good idea. It's cold . It's windy, and the drinks are too overpriced.

I also discovered that you can really like the people your friends are dating.  My bff's boyfriend is awesome and I am so glad that she has him. ( and that I have a bff in-law)

(bff and the bff in-law)

I have reconnected with old friends.  Thanks facebook! I have let go of a few people who were like a disease in my life .

I have embraced my big ass and my wide hips. I have developed a love for trashy reality tv. I have decided that Kate Gosselin is not the enemy and that my favorite word is "douchebag" followed by "lame" for a close second!

I have also discovered that no matter what happens tomorrow is a new day and sometimes you just need to get the hell over it.  Life is too short to constantly hate and I am too short to reach ....well I am not that short after all.

This is what really matters. Without them I would be nothing, with them I am everything. Here's to 2010 . May it rock!

3rd/4th grade basketball....why so serious?

My 8 year old had a basketball game today.  Kind of humerous to see the catholics get rowdy over tiny girl basketball. Especially tiny girl basketball without beverage.  Alcohol free zone. Can you imagine?  Catholic anything without beer?

The girls are more aggressive now which is awesome. The first two games they were so passive. As if they were handing them the ball. " Here you go. Please take it. Make that basket. Yay! You stomped our butts! Good job girls!"  

We won today....not without the crowd yelling the ref's. 
"Foul ref!  Double dribble! That girl was walking! Call it ref!"   Ummmmmm, they are 8 and 9 years old people. In the words of our dear friend the joker (RIP Heath Ledger) "Why so serious?"

Now , let's keep it real.... You could hear my mouth over everyones. I like to be heard. I like my daughter to know I am rooting her on....yes, I am the obnoxious parent at the sporting events. I wear that crown proudly. Now, bow to the queen. LOL