Parties galore

Today, was just one of those days with lots on the calendar. Andrew and I started it off by cuddling, breakfast, and then a 1/2 hour of tennis at the park.

We didn’t have much time, before he went with my dad and the ladies of the family headed to my sister in laws baby shower

Did I mention she is having twins? One boy, and one girl? (probably a time or two haha)


There was a cupcake station, with all the pink and blue sprinkles you could imagine! (I was in heaven)


My nephew was there to help with the presents. he is going to be a big brother in just three months!

IMG_1918 IMG_1919And he says I make a goofy face haha


Our next get together, was for a ten year olds birthday party. They invited this guy.


He started with snakes…..


Then Andrew got to pet this guy…


And then had him on his head!!! haha



Finally, our day ended at Andrew’s baseball game. Where I enjoyed a nice glass of wine 😉

my friend chrissy pouring me a "glass"
my friend chrissy pouring me a “glass”

Well after that carb fun filled day, I am ready for bed. Yep, it is only 8:30 haha

Question for you:

Snakes, like or hate them?

How is your weekend?


My stomach rejects Valentine’s day

Yesterday started with a valentine’s card (with tattoo!) from Karen, and a kissable frog from Amanda.

I absolutely love this frog. I almost started crying. She is such a good friend to think about me (more on him later)

Then a few hours later, my stomach was not liking me very much. I actually had to leave work early. Which I absolutely HATE doing. And Audra gave me a nice pink bucket to bring home with me just in case. (luckily it went unused)

The rest of the day wasn’t pleasant. Last night I took my temperature with Andrew’s alligator thermometer


Fever 😦

Today, I was able to drink 7up, and a Mcdonalds shake (thanks to my mom!)

Then I started with panera soup in a bread bowl. Which I haven’t had in YEARS. I needed the carbs.


This week I am not doing my weekly weigh in, I’m sure I am down weight but not on purpose haha

On the good side, I have received this from not one, but TWO friends on Valentine’s day.


I saw this little boy on Ellen. And we are now soul mates haha

I also found out that someone is pregnant with twins!!! It is still early so I can’t spill who, but I am SOOOOO excited!!!!

Two years ago, valentine’s day was much better 🙂

Question for you:

What did you do Valentine’s Day?

What is your comfort food when you are sick?

Halloween girls night

Last night I had a few girls from work over to see the house and catch up. I love being with these girls. We laugh A LOT.

Before the girls came I got some treats together!

Pumpkin cheese ball!

Andrew and I were able to take these ingredients and make dessert!

First, we melted the white chocolate

You just have to stir. And its ready for dipping!

We then layed them on aluminum foil and of course we needed some halloween sprinkles!

Now they are ready to eat! YUM!

Then I just waited for the ladies to arrive! (and try not to eat everything!)

I also had to clean the whole house. My room doesn’t look too shabby

Question for you:

What appetizers or desserts do you like to make for parties/get togethers?

-Im famous for bringing veggies. So the pumpkin veggie tray was perfect!

(recipes to come tomorrow!)

End on a positive note, w/ a joke

Today started out with a GREAT day off work. Instead of going back to bed, after taking Andrew to school, I headed straight to the gym (best decision of the day!)

But first we made apple cinnamon oatmeal because it was in the 40s here! Even Andrew wanted this (instead of his usually cereal..blah)

I also had a pumpkinspice coffee. The first was good, but the next tasted really watery, not sure why

i did 2 miles of intervals and then 2 miles of inclines. Nice and sweaty

Home for a shower and off to run some errands! It was time to get things checked off the TO DO LIST and find a brown dress for my halloween costume!

Target for groceries and odds and ends. I picked out a wedding card.


This weekend, my son will be going to a wedding for his uncle on his dad’s side. I have been very emotional, crying at songs and for no reasons what so ever. This may seem weird. You might think- Kristen. You guys aren’t together. Why would you so emotonal.

Well. These people were at one time going to be my family. I gave them my heart. And when you break up with someone, you also lose their family. So when events like this come up, my heart still says- You should be there, but you’re not.

Its very hard for me, and probably will be for some time to come (yes we have been separated for 2 years, but tried again this summer)

ANYWHO. today I also found out that Ian (my son’s dad) will be taking a girl with him to the wedding. But hey. I only cried about three times today- thats progress haha

so picking out a wedding card was hard. I think I stood there for 5 minutes before I even looked

 I eventually got one, hit up Marshalls, Goodwill, Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, and finally Walmart. Where I found my halloween dress for 9 BUCKS!

I also found a fuel belt for 7 bucks at Marshalls!!!!!!!!

 I was so excited! And then I munched on the whole bag of this!

Of course dinner was the highlight of the day with acorn squash. recipe to come tomorrow!

 So. I didn’t eat AS MUCH as I could have, but I did ok. But for dinner I wanted a glass of wine (just one of the days)

Well….I don’t have a bottle opener. BUMMER!


But dont worry, I found another bottle

 And then I spilled my glass……

Insert  deep breath, and a refill (of more wine haha)

And dessert while watching Ghost Adventures


To brighten my day, I watched Ellen

Joke of the day from Ellen:

Why couldn’t the pony sing?

Because he was a little horse!

haha I had to laugh- LOVE ellen!


What isyour favorite joke?

End of the day

My day started off quite slow.

After three alarms (love the snooze buttom) it was time for work.

The first four hours were A OK. And then it all went downhill from there. From 2pm- 8pm (I Usually get off at 7) I was running around doing something. The baby I was taking care of, was not having a good day. I finally got my charting STARTED at 6pm. 😦

So when I got home, it was time to get ready to do it all tomorrow, shower, and RELAX

This included a beer, the cardinals game, and finished with ice cream, banana bread, and sprinkles of course!!

Question for yoU:

What was the last thing you did or ate today?

Me day, turned movie day

Today was going to be perfect. I was going to take andrew to school, take a nap, run errands, go for a run while andrew was at soccer practice, and then watch Biggest Loser.

Well. Only two things happened. Andrew and I made pancakes and he was off to school. I slept till 10- IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

Breakfast was good o’ yogurt, strawberries, and granola. Delicious.

I then headed on the road to get some stuff done! And while on the highway, I get a call….I don’t know that number. (and usually I won’t answer) but I just felt like I should. And it was Andrew’s school. The nurse told me that his stomach was hurting and he had a headache. I figured it was from the cold that both of us had.

It is 12;15, and he is perfectly fine. 😦

 I think you just got played school nurse.

Anyway, so lunch time

Randomness of sweet potato fries, corn, and pita chips with hummus.

Of course I needed something sweet, so while Andrew and I watched Ice Age, I had some pudding with pecans

I then had to do something! I had to get SOMETHING done. And that included making dinner.

I started with potato fries and french fries

Basically, I got a huge bag of potatos from Sam’s and need to use them up! haha

Then it was Baked Macaroni time! (recipe to come tomorrow)

And of course cookies!

Dinner was quite yellow , but yummy……

Good thing the cookies have colored sprinkles 😉

Of course they had sprinkles!!!!!

So I didn’t get anything done outside of the house, but all the laundry is done and the kitchen is clean. And of course I have to work tomorrow, so the run will have to wait till thursday. 😦


BUUUTTTTTTTT I have some good news! Heinz Ketchup is getting an upgrade! They have a new dip and squeeze packet!

Thank goodness- because you guys all know how much I love ketchup.

So now whenever I am driving, and I want to eat my sweet potato fries, Im in luck! 😉

Question for you:

Do you watch Biggiest Loser?

What is your favorite show that just started a new season?