Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 10:11 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2008
We even had healthy fruit smoothies from Blue Sky Creamery YUM!!!
This post is long over due! (still trying to catch up!) So last November my Mom opened her new Wellness Center in Queen Creek!! We had all been watching the LONG process of getting it open, and it finally happened! My Mom is the bomb.com (that's for you Cass & Tiff!) She is my hero and I am SO thrilled that she has been able to live her dream by opening her own place. These are pictures from our grand opening that we had on the 12th, which was very successful! We offer a variety of aerobics classes, a workout room, and everything comes w/FREE child care!! Plus we have on staff a massage therapist, a therapist, a hypnotherapist, and 2 Aestheticians. It really is a wonderful place and it has been so fun to see every ones excited response to it. I'm so proud of my Mom and look forward to watching her place grow! For more details on classes & prices check out her website @ http://www.livingwellstudios.com/.
Posted by Kristina at 9:12 AM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 11:52 AM
Sunday, January 20, 2008
New Barbies! Yipee!!
I LOVE Tiffanys face in background! She cracks me up!!
Liberty always has to be front and center for the opening of presents!
It's a purse in case you can't tell
Emmy counted down the days until her 5th Birthday, she was so excited! On December
31st she finally turned 5. We always have a New Years Eve party here so we can celebrate Emmys Birthday at the same time. I can hardly believe that my baby girl is
5!! I waited for what seemed like forever to have a girl and she has been so much fun; it was definitely worth the wait. Here are some things I love about my 5 year old Emmy.
* she LOVES to be the Mom! Sometimes it can be a bit much, but she really is a wonderful help to me
* she really enjoys coloring and drawing
* she has been writing her name for probably 9 months or more, which may not seem like a big deal, but it really is because I don't even know where she learned it!! She isn't in preschool and I think maybe once she asked me how to spell her name and I showed her. Ever since then she has been writing her name! Genius girl!!!
* she is really great at cleaning her room and doing her chores, she never fights me on it, she just gets it done and does a great job too!
* now her new count down is school; she CAN NOT wait!
* she has started doing her own hair, which she also does a pretty great job at.
I love my little Emmy, as much as she has drivin' me crazy getting me used to girls, she is such a joy and I love spending time with her. I don't know what I am going to do next year when she starts school! Happy Birthday Sis!!
Posted by Kristina at 6:54 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
|Make a scrapbook - it's easy!|
Finally the rest of December! These are from Christmas Eve. We have a few fun traditions in the Tietjen house on Christmas Eve. For the kids, they always draw a name of a brother or sister and get a gift for them and that is the present they get to open on Christmas Eve. It is not always the funnest experience for Mom & Dad taking 7 kids to the store to buy toys, BUT, it is the best ever to see their gratitude towards each other for getting them something. I think it is my favorite part of Christmas for them. For Devin & I; Devin & his brother Dale put an underground pit in our back yard several years ago, so every year for Thanksgiving & Christmas they get all the meat ready and put it in the pit. This was the best year ever, b/c they actually started early and were done by 10:00pm which NEVER happens! Usually it is after midnight. So for me if was a huge bonus because instead of being up all by myself till 4 am, Devin was up helping me wrap presents. I'm sure he was sooooooo thrilled! Why we always wait till Christmas Eve I'm not sure; it seems like there is always a lot of other things going on I guess. :) Thank goodness he was willing to help; I actually enjoy it, especially when he gets to be in the house with me.
Posted by Kristina at 9:54 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Ok, so for this whole pregnancy I keep saying "this week I am going to blog about the pregnancy so I have something written down about it" But then I would think, not until I have Devin take a picture of me to I can post it. Well, that has yet to happen, so here I am posting this WAY long overdue post with no picture. Oh well, everyone has seen a prego belly before; and if your one of the lucky ones, you have seen mine about a hundred times!! :)
So I have 8 1/2 weeks left.......and counting! Technically I have 10 1/2 weeks left, but my Doctors have always educed me 2 weeks early cuz I have such big babies. Austin was 9lbs. 5 oz, right on time. Emberlyn would have been my biggest had I gone on time. I had her 3 weeks early and she was 8lbs. 2oz. At my last appointment my Dr. laid me back on the table and said, "um, are we having a big baby??" I just laughed (I am with a new Dr. this time who hasn't had the experience of meeting my jumbo sized babies) I am measuring 4 weeks bigger than I should be, which outside of the twins, I NEVER do. He said, "at our next visit we will for sure be doing an ultrasound to make sure your not having a giant!" LOL So anywhoo, I am definitely feeling old with this pregnancy. That or maybe its more the fact that I have been pregnant 10 times in the past 11 years??? My body just ain't what it used to be. I get frustrated towards the end at how slow I am. It takes me all day just to get afew things done! I'm used to accomplishing like a million things BEFORE lunch! (maybe not really a million, but ALOT) I'm slow, fat, tired and I waddle like no other!!! BUT, every time I have the baby, I very quickly forget all of that and miss laying in bed at night with Devin, enjoying feeling our baby doing gymnastics and Devin laughing at the craziness going on inside my tummy. I do love that!!! And I get plenty of opportunity for that cuz this is seriously THE MOST active baby of all times! I think he/she moves more than my twins did. My theory is that the twins stretched me out so much that this baby has TONS of room to enjoy. I bet he/she (sorry, can't say "It", sounds so impersonal) is thinking, "man, what the heck was everyone talking about? Cramped for space? HAHA this place is awesome!!" After the first 3 or 4 kids, pregnancy does get really hard and I find myself thinking, "holy crap I don't want to do this again!" But then those dang perfect newborns, in all their cuteness! How I love having a new little baby in our home! So, for now, I just try not to complain, and try to think, "if something happened and this were to be my last baby, I would want to soak up every min. of this pregnancy." So I try to forget the aches and pains and enjoy my time with my big belly and my baby tucked safely away until he/she has to come to this crazy messed up world. "Life" is a miracle and I am so grateful that I get to experience it once again.
Posted by Kristina at 10:06 AM
Friday, January 4, 2008
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Posted by Kristina at 9:49 AM