Wednesday, December 30, 2009
And then here is what the back said...
So there you have it. I spent over two years of my life addicted to drugs. I was at the lowest of lows during that time and was wasting away. Finally one day I woke up and decided enough was enough and I quit that day. My withdrawls were pretty bad and I had noone to help me through them. I couldnt have my friends around because at the time all my friends did drugs. And my parents couldnt help me because they had no idea what was going on. I spent a good week in my room just laying there because I had no energy to get up so I would pray. Its funny how no matter how lost you get and how sinful you are God never gives up on you. He truly helped me through one of the roughest times in my life.
So back to the reason why I did the Carboard Testimony. I have this passion for wanting to talk to teens and young adults who are going down the path that I went down. I want to share my testimony with them and let them know there really is more to life than that. The first step for me was to put myself out there and let people know they are not alone. So by doing this testimony I think I took that first step in putting myself out there! It was definitely nerve wrecking but I am so happy that I did it. I hope I touched at least one person out there by doing it!
Being that I am an ex-drug addict, divorced, single mom I definitely get judged on a daily basis. But yet my relationship with God is stronger than it ever has been before. Funny how things work out, huh. So one of the reasons that motivated me to go back to school, besides to give my son a better life, was because I want to show people that it really is possible to go from who I WAS to who I AM. I am really excited to be able to share that with others and help them on their journey. Its not easy but with the help of others and most importantly with the help of God anything is possible!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Now if you know me at all you know that I absolutely LOVE snow! So this made my whole day!! Me and Mason went out and played a little in the snow! He would try to throw a snowball at me and then start crying bc his hand was so cold! haha
If he would have just looked at the camera and smiled this could have turned out really cute!
We had to wait until Shaun and Andrea and their kids came over before we could open presents so we passed the time by decorating a gingerbread house and being goofy.
Me and a friend made headbands for our Holiday office party but never did wear them!
It was so pretty outside with all the white and my little man looks like such a big boy here! I cant believe he is about to be 3 years old! Crazy!!
Finally everyone came over and it was game on!
I hope everyone has enjoyed the Holidays so far!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Katie went with me and we had a really good time! There was an intense game of Pictionary and my team lost at the last second! Boy do I hate to lose!
Well the next night my church, Watermark, had a Christmas party for the singles. It was Texas Country theme and a lot of fun!
My good friends Stacie and Shauna came with me! There was a lot of two stepping and country music!
Im not a big country girl so while I had a lot of fun its definitely not something I would want to participate in every weekend! All in all it was a fantastic weekend!
A couple days later me and some of my girl friends took a carriage ride through Highland Park to see all the Christmas lights! Have I mentioned that I LOVE this time of year!!
It was such a great night with great friends!!
Well Tomorrow is Christmas eve and I am doing something I have never done before! At the 2pm service at Watermark I am participating in the Cardboard Testimonies! I am so excited for this and its the first step to put myself out there! Stay tuned later this week and I will tell you what my cardboard said and WHY its so important for me to do this!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
This picture captures both Mason and Zacks personality prefectely!!! Zack is the one who is always like "look at me" and Mason is the one who is always goofing off in one way or another! They are going to be such TROUBLE when they get older!!! Im so happy Mason has somebody to be like a brother to him!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Alex was sleeping when we took this picture! She slept for most of the drive both ways haha
Before we went to the condo we decided to do some horse back riding!! IN 30 DEGREE WEATHER! Yes we were a little frozen, or a lot, but I loved it!
Our guide was a 40 year old man whose twang was so bad that we couldnt understand half of what he said. Which was difficult considering he talked the ENTIRE time! All about himself!! He has a 20 year old daughter and a 16 year old son. And a girlfriend who is 18 and has a 5 month old baby...but dont worry because her having a baby didnt scare him off at all! Haha. Then we found out about his ex wife stealing some of his horses and yada yada yada. So his whole head is shaved...except for a Horizontal line on the bottom by his neck! So strange! So it was definitely an interesting ride but still so fun!! My horse kept trying to bite Shaunas horses butt! And her horse kicked mine!!! Then mine started freaking out so I therefore starting freaking out! The last thing I wanted was to get bucked!! And the guide just says oh wow I have never seen Shaunas horse kick yours before and laughs! And then he proceeds on!!! Meanwhile my horse is giving me and every other horse the evil eye! Super scary!!
So we spent that night in downtown hotsprings! They have a winery we visited and then we just shopped around all the shops. Everything was decorated for Christmas and I loved it!
One store had some wigs and we just couldnt resist!
The next morning we went to the "Buckstaff Bathouse" for our day at the spa....
Here is the place at night all lit up!
You are not allowed to take pictures there but I had to sneak one in...
They wrap you in a toga and you are completely naked underneath! The first thing they do is take you to a bathtub, they are all lined up but with little walls/curtains, covering each one. They tell you to drop the toga and get in...then they start to scrub your legs and arms and back! So immediately your stark naked getting scrubbed in a tub!!! AWKWARD!!! So after you sit in there for a while they put the toga back on you and bring you to the sitz bath. Its a little bath were your legs hang over. Kinda different but whatever. Then you get into this steam thing that is like an oven but your head sticks out. On Casper the fat ghost sits in it and comes out super skinny which is all I could think about when I was in it! haha. Then you lay on a table and get hot towels wrapped around you. After about ten minutes of that you go into a needle shower...which mine was like 500 degree water shooting out at me! That lasted all of five seconds before I said No More! Then you go and get a 20 minute massage! My massage lady was super nice but was a little too into my butt! She kept going back to massaging it and would not leave it alone!! So all in all it was an experience I wont forget! And all for only $55!!!!!!!
After that we just shopped some more and then hung out at the condo playing games and watching Fa La La La Lifetime! My favorite!! We didnt get any more pics of that night unfortunately! The next morning we headed back home around 10.
We stopped at Cracker Barrel for Breakfast which was the first time I have ever eaten there! Sooo yummy! Definitely going back!
I had such a good weekend with some amazing girls and I cant wait to do something like this again!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I was so pleased with this Santa! He was super nice and great with Mason! Mason was so excited to see him until it was his turn to sit on the jolly fellows lap! Then he got really nervous and started rubbing his eyes pretending he was tired and sticking his hand in his mouth. He has NEVER done this before! I found it so cute that he was so nervous! The theme at this mall is Polar Express and at the end Mason got his very own ticket to the Polar Express! He loves this ticket and it "choo choo"s everywhere with him! Here are a few pics of us while we were waiting for Santa...
Mason isnt looking at the camera in this picture because there was sooo much to see inside this little globe we were in!
It started "snowing" when we were in the globe and for the rest of the day im sure i looked like i had dandruff! And one last picture....
Isnt he cute?!?!?!?
Well right now as im typing this my good friend Melanie is in labor! She went in this morning at 7:30am to get induced! Her due date was Turkey day so she is definitely ready! Looking forward to see pictures of Jacoby!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
They are the sweetest couple!
I decided to cut my own bangs and this is what they turned out like...not too sure how i feel about them yet!
Such cute lovebirds!
I am going to have another Thanksgiving Dinner tonight with my Community Group and I am so full just thinking about it!!! I have definitely gained some weight this weekend! Time to get back to working out!!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I debated if I wanted to go to Old Navy at 3am or not and then decided I dont Need anything that bad! In fact I dont need anything at all! So i will go around 10ish and if they have the coat in my size left then its meant to be! If not then oh well, I stil have 4 other coats! After that I am heading to Uptown to have lunch with a friend and do some shopping at stores that are way out of my price range! Tonight is going to be awesome too! My good friend Emily is in town from Austin with her fiance Kreig and we are going to have dinner at my place then head to downtown for the night! Keep your eyes out for some pictures coming up~
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
So if anyone wants someone to bike ride with or attempt to run with let me know! I suck at running but I am working on it!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Notice that despite the umbrellas and jackets everyone is still smiling and having such a great time!!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tonight I am meeting with some girl friends and we are going down to see the Neiman Marcus Christmas lighting!! I am sooo excited because Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday! They will be showing off their new window displays and lights and then lighting a huge christmas tree! Santa will also be there, arriving in some surprise fashionable way! So excited!
Tomorrow morning I will be up and out in West Dallas around 8am! My community group is going down there to help clean up trash in the neighborhoods with our Church!! Its going to be an awesome weekend!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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Monday, November 16, 2009
So I mentioned yesterday about having to cancel my lunch plans with my good friend Melanie on Friday, so we rescheduled for today. We dont see eachother as much now that she moved to Saginaw but she works in Plano, so we get together for lunch at least once a month. She is due ANY day now!!! Well if you want to get technical she is due on Turkey Day but my bet is he will come before then! I cant wait for Jacoby to make his debut!
Sure from the front view she looks pregnant right....
But check out the side view!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This weekend was a birthday filled weekend! On Friday my good friend Melanie turned 24!!! She is due with her little baby boy in less than two weeks! I had lunch plans with her but hand to cancel because I was stuck at home with a migraine! :( Then Saturday was my brothers Birthday! He turned 28! He's not a big fan of cake so instead Andrea made him the best cake he could have ever wanted!!!!
We started the evening off with Dinner at Kobes! This place is amazing and the cooks are sooo funny! They definitely keep the adults entertained just as much as the kids! They had Shaun put on this awesome birthday hat while they sang happy birthday! My nephew, Zack, was so excited to blow out Shauns candles!!!
Mason was trying so hard to use the chopsticks! He somewhat got the hang of it but he was so cute trying! Notice the tongue sticking out because he was concentrating so hard!
My little man is so amazing! I sure do love him
This has to be one of my favorite pictures of Mason and his cousin Zack! They love eachother so much and it is so adorable!
Here is Mason with both his cousins Zack and baby Connor! They all see eachother every day and I wouldnt have it any other way! They get along so great....for the most part!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
So I have been taking online courses for about a year now but this year I decided to physically take a class on campus. My first day was awesome! It has been YEARS since I have sat in a desk and I was l-o-v-i-n-g it!! My teacher is super cool and she doesnt care if you come to class or not as long as you take the tests. Well that was really not something she should have said! I have now missed more classes than I have gone to. Thursday mornings I wake up saying, Ok Kristen...you ARE going to class tonight but then by the time I get home I always find some reason or another as to why I cant make it. But here is the thing...Im most defintiely a visional learner and daydream way too much to listen to someone talk in a classroom. I find myself thinking about the most random things while shes talking! I try really hard to focus and listen to her but no matter what I try within ten minutes im once again thinking about something else! So going to class really doesnt do me any good! From now on unless Its a class that I absolutely have to physically go to, im only doing online courses! If only they offered Public Speaking online.....I am d-r-e-a-d-i-n-g this class! This is actually one of the many reasons I didnt go to college right out of highschool! Im a Horrible public speaker! I mean Horrible!!! I start to talk really really fast and mumble and ugh its just a wreck! But go figure, they dont offer this class online! Oh the torture!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
" I Wish" I never had to clean.......the bathtub!!!!
I'm not a big fan of cleaning to begin with but everything about a bathroom grosses me out! Most of all is the bathtub!!! I will literally gag at the thought of cleaning the bathtub!!! If I see even ONE hair (yes even my own) I will have to try my hardest not to throw up!! I cant move the bath mat in the tub without cringing!! I get that puckered up face with my nose all squinted! You know what face I'm talking about!!! Just thinking about it right now gives me the chills! Ugh I could most definitely go the rest of my life without ever cleaning a bathtub again!!!! What do you wish you never had to clean again......... Copy the Wishful Wednesday Image and re post it on your blog! You can go here and link your blog!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So I found this recipe on another blog that I love and I just HAD to make it! Im not lying when I say this is the most amazing dessert I have ever put in my mouth!! It was absolutely amazing!!! Every person that tried it couldn't believe how good it was!!! Its not exactly anywhere close to being healthy but man is it good!!! I used almost TWO sticks of butter!! Can anyone recommend something healthier to use as a substitute because I will most definitely be making these again!!! So go make this and tell me what you think!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Well, it looks like I will be back tomorrow to do some more bloggin!