Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Let's just be realistic here people!!!

There, I said it.... it's out there.
Soooo, answer me this:
Why oh why don't swimsuit makers make suits that are HELPFUL to people my size??
I *NEED* a decent "skirt" not boy cut or dipping fronts.
I *NEED* a suit that I can actually afford and feel ok in public in!!!
Why in the world don't they make DECENT work out clothes for plus sized people?? I need work out clothes too. I don't want them painted on and I don't need them so big that they hang everywhere!!! ACK!!!
I need a sports bra that fits!! One with underwire, without jiggly straps!! That breathes and doesn't cost a fortune.
It took a LONG time to get to this size, it ain't goin' away FAST! I need these clothes to fit a while and hang with me, not be replaced when I lose weight. I have to lose weight and I need to work on it soon!! I get so freaking frustrated looking for things in my size......BLECH!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More info for Guate Mission Trip

DATES: JUNE 22 -29




Thursday, May 21, 2009

WIll you help Guatemala?

Hey guys --- I am here to ask for your help! Luke and Sydney go to a small church run daycare. The church that it is a part of is sending a mission team down to Guatemala in about a month to help out their missionaries. As most of you know, my Luke and Sydney are from Guatemala. They could have EASILY been one of the children receiving assistance from mission groups. I have decided to try to help them out with gathering donations.

Here is a list of items that are needed. Monetary donations are accepted as well. I have a paypal account and would gladly accept donations to give the church in one check or I will shop for you.

*Spanish Language Bibles - $3.50 each

*Each monetary gift of $10 will be used to purchase additional supplies once in country!

Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin, etc)

Cortison Ointment (Cortaid, etc)

Antifungal Cream (Lamisil, etc)

Diaper rash ointment (Desitin, etc)

Hemorrhoid Creams (Prep-H)

Cough/Cold/Allergy Meds (Benadryl, etc)'

Pain/Fever Meds (Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc)

Ear Wash Kits

Vitamins (Adult & Children's)

Antacids (Tums, Rolaids)

First Aid Supplies (bandaids, gauze, tape, ace bandages, etc)

Hand Sanitizer (any size)Ziplock Bags(all sizes, any brand)

You might also be able to ask your doctor for samples of antibiotic ointments, anti-fungal creams, anti-parasite meds.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE WELCOME TOO!!! Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Pencil Sharpeners, Paper, Scissors, etc

Hygiene Items:


small toothpastes

dental floss




shampoo/ conditioner
Reading glasses - 2.5 & up

If you can't donate money, please send your prayers! Those are even more important!!! If you are interested in helping, please EMAIL ME (rolltidegirl73@yahoo.com) and I can give you the paypal account information. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Today my oldest son, my only biological child "graduated" the 8th grade. His last year of being a "kid" and entering the big world of high school!!! The world of cars, girls, sports, curfews, friends....oh and school!!! :-) My son is growing up and moving on whether I am ready for him to or not. Wasn't it just yesterday that he was in Kindergarten? Maybe even 5th grade? Such big deals are made out of those 2 years. Pomp and circumstance....honors, awards, achievements, certificates of completion. Excitement as they enter a new stage in their lives.....ESPECIALLY 6th grade.
As these children work towards finishing middle school and heading to high school, you would think that there would be a little "Pomp and Circumstance" heard as they officially left the 8th grade. Moving towards growing up....becoming a young adult. Not at Aaron's school....not unless you had achieved "academic excellence" or were voted student of the semester/year. If you weren't getting an award you weren't recognized. Sad, huh? You got to sit and watch the same handful of kids receive award after award while you were..........AVERAGE. A regular kid with regular grades. Why isn't it ok to be average anymore????
As a result of my disappointment, I composed a letter/email that I emailed out to our principal, asst. principal and County Superintendent relaying my feelings of sadness that my child is not looked upon or recognized because he's a good kid, not a troublemaker, respectful and *gasp*.... AVERAGE!!! Hopefully that letter will make a difference in the years to come.
Maybe one less parent or student will feel slighted for being AVERAGE.......

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Tonight I was reminded that Luke and I do NOT look alike. Typically, I don't pay much attention to it since I am wrangling two kids. However, tonight I went to Wal-Mart....just me and my little man. As we walked into Wal-Mart, several people looked back and forth between us. You could tell they were processing us...or maybe they thought he was just too cute....heck maybe they thought I was just *H*O*T*!!! Hehehe.....anyway, I often forget that he doesn't favor me. He doesn't favor Alan. He doesn't favor Aaron.
Luke favors Sydney because they come from the same place.....my heart.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Here is the latest from her CaringBridge site. Sorry for the format........ PLEASE PRAY ........

Our dearest friends and family,I am terribly sorry for not having written an update sooner, but perhaps by the time you've read what follows, you'll understand why it has taken this long.Deana is back in the hospital, unexpectedly. Earlier this week, while performing what are now routine tests as an outpatient, Deana became very faint. Deana's parents were encourgaged by clinical staff to take Deana to the emergency room. There, Deana's blood pressure was found to be critically low, and a special blood test's results told Doctors once again Deana was septic.It's important to note that Deana is taking extremely aggressive chemotherapy -- so much so that now even our insurance company is calling into question some of the protocols. It renders Deana's immune system helpless against infections that you and I would not get. But it is sorely needed. If the Burkitt's Lymphoma is not in a near-dormant state when stemcell treatment is performed, it will greatly diminish chances for success.Now out of ICU and in a room on the oncology floor, Deana is being treated with the strongest of antibiotics in an attempt to fight the sepsis and what may be yet another case of pneumonia. We won't know for sure until tomorrow when CT scans, chest X-rays and bronchoscopy results are available. Doctors claim it will take 6-8 weeks to treat pneumonia if it is a reality. There is mixed discussion among staff (and some ambiguity overall) if this will negatively impact the tight schedule Deana's stemcell process is following.I told Deana I plan to visit her once she is out of the hospital this round and will spend a few days with her in a nice hotel, where the only interruption will be the knock at the door from room service. This will also give Deana's parents, who are at Deana's side, a few days to decompress as well. Timing is everything, as my company really needs me back to work. I will most likely fly out on a Friday and return on a Sunday.Our zboyz miss Mommy, there is no question. I do too. We talk with mommy a few times everyday. Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. I told Deana we would celebrate when I get there.We continue to receive from you your incredible love and acts of kindness: from my dear coworkers, family and friends, wonderful neighbors, to Deana's Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), and of course Deana's mommy playgroup. Without your overwhelming generosity, our fight for Deana's healthy return would be much more difficult. We are truly blessed.I cancelled my home number, so if you're trying to reach us, call me on my cell. Please give your loved ones an extra hug today. It takes so little and means so much. Do it for no reason at all.Thank you all so very much for keeping Deana and our zboyz in your prayers. God bless you.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dear clothing manufacturers....
My name is Kristi and I am the proud mother of 2 incredibly adorable toddlers!!! As a result of this, I find myself shopping for them quite often. Upon completing the sorting and folding of the laundry, I have found that my children have way too much freaking cute clothing and will not need another article of anything for the remainder of the summer. Not one stitch!! Actually, there is SO much clothing, I will COMFORTABLY send some clothes to their grandparents house for backup......along with their Aunt Kandi and Uncle Mike's house. Only to have overflowing closets and drawers at home.....STILL!!!!!
I emplore you to please stop making such stinking cute clothing that my children look far too adorable in!! I am having a hard time resisting these purchases......particularly from THE CHILDREN'S PLACE!!! Now, please understand, fortunately for me I only buy clothing that is at a SUPER CHEAP SALE so I totally justify my spending and I am TOTALLY getting my money's worth. Technically, I'm so cheap, you lose money when I buy from you!!! So see, it's best if you just start making uglier clothes for other people to purchase. :-)
Sincerely -

Friday, May 8, 2009

My niece is home!!

Thanks for your prayers and positive thoughts!!
Tess is back at home and feeling so much better. I talked to her for a few minutes last night and she sounded just like herself! A sweet, bubbly, happy, sweet angel .....
The only thing the doctors could tell them is that it was probably just a really nasty virus. They did lots of bloodwork and didn't find anything.
Taite is ok too......cutting teeth now though. NASTY diaper rash!! No daycare for them till Monday. So glad my Mom is down there helping out!! Nana is the best!! :-)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I have TWO pre-schoolers!!!!


Alan dropped her off, stayed a few minutes and left. She cried, of course. I called 30 minutes later to check on her and they said she was MARVELOUS!!! Only cried for a few minutes and then she was fine!! She was using good manners....yes ma'am, no ma'am, sharing, playing with new friends, following directions, smiling for everyone and having a snack!! Miss Lori, one of the teachers I adore, answered the phone when I called and they are all just tickled pink that she's FINALLY there!!! They helped us pray her home and they love her big brother so, she's in good hands!!!

Now it's time for Miss Selena, her teacher, to do POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP!!!

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!I pick her up at 11:30, just before lunch. We'll repeat tomorrow. Next week, we'll begin the schedule. I'll have Tues & Thurs ALL to my self!!!

Cue the Hallelujah Chorus!!

My big girl, on her *FIRST* day of "school"!!!

Getting some big brother love!!!

He's still recovering so he'll start back on Monday.

Telling Daddy to come on!!!

Can you feel the love????

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


My Mom just called and they have put my niece, Tess (3 years old), in the hospital in Montgomery. She has been throwing up for several days and can't keep anything down. Doc says she is severely dehydrated and has an extremely elevated white count. They aren't sure what's going on with her. Also, her sister Taite (9 months old) is battling pink eye and can't be around the hospital. We have no family down there so we're trying to figure out how to help out. My sister is beside herself with worry!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 2 of recovery

Anesthesia hangovers are NO FUN!!
He has an icky headache that only the pain meds help! We'll start weaning those meds on Thursday. All in all, he's doing well. He's eaten a little but of eggs, bananas, sherbet and apple juice.
Sydney, on the other hand, is NOT liking NOT being the center of attention all day long. 2 straight days of brother being in the limelight and she ain't happy about it!!! Next week we start part time daycare for her. Now would be the time that I *NEED* time to fly!! :-)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Surgery was a succes......

Luke did GREAT!!! We got to the hospital at 7am and they took him back for surgery at 9am. By 9:30 they were done and we got to a room around 10:15am. Doc said on a scale of 0-4, the tonsils were a 4 and the adnoids were a 2-3. His ear canal was flushed and cleaned but there was NO fluid in behind the eardrum. NO TUBES WERE NEEDED!!! Needless to say, we are glad that we had this procedure done.

After getting to our room, they continued to push fluids until about 5pm. Luke ate his fill of popsicles and jello!!! Doc came in and released us at 5:30pm and we were home by 6:30. Luke is dozing in and out on the couch ..... doing GREAT!!!
Thank you for your prayers!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Surgery is scheduled...

Luke has been scheduled for his tonsils/adnoids/tubes! We have to be at the hospital by 7:00am on Monday. It'll be at Women's & Children's and he'll be 23 hours out-patient but they've told us to please pack a bag in case we need to be admitted. Please keep my sweet boy in your prayers. We are hoping and praying this will take care of quite a few different things!!!