Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

That famous age everyone claims they're not a day over.....

Quickly approaches. Two days away, in fact! Oh goodness. Where does the time go? Wasn't it just yesterday that I was 25?? That's all I've got for today. Going to hide & have a mini-tantrum now.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Out There....

There's something just a little scary about putting yourself "out there" the form of a blog, a post on facebook, sharing a photograph, ....having a conversation. O.o ha.

  As I'm very certain I've said, multiple times, LIFE is BUSY. Taking time to share my thoughts seems to take away time from my *real* life. (ahem--children, soccer, the never-ending business of managing home/family/business and BUSY-ness). Occasionally I need a chance to unwind, and sometimes that means putting something "out there".

This is step 1. I always end up here, don't I? Overwhelmed and in need of a chance to collect my thoughts. The difference this time---I'm a little older, we've added to our family, and the children are growing up! Wait- that's nothing different. ;)

So these days, I really enjoy browsing Pinterest , working on the company web store, playing with my kids, teaching my kids, watching them grow...randomly starting some big crazy project or cooking adventure, learning to be more frugal and mindful of how I spend time and money, and focusing on investing time in others.

More Later...I mean it this time. ;)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello Again!!

Since I last visited here, we have had LOTS of changes! My husband and I celebrated TEN YEARS of marriage, yesterday....and nearly three months ago, we welcomed baby #4 into the world. Our third daughter, Silvia Caroline Elise, was born on January 12, 2011. She's a perfectly precious little baby girl, with the cutest personality! Our oldest is now 9 years old, GC is 7, and E is 3...I'll not make any promises, BUT, I do hope to get back to the blog more often. I've found that I have LOTS to say, lately...but life is so busy there's rarely anyone to listen. Not that anyone really reads this little blog of is nice to get my thoughts "out there". Goodness, now I'm thinking of all sorts of things that I'd like to write about. haha! I need a notebook to write them down....

I should start with the most recent, first, I suppose...

::Our ten year anniversary::April 7, 2011:: 

I'm not sure what you're "supposed" to do on your ten year anniversary...Wednesday, we spent the day driving here and there, taking care of our home business and renewing DH's license...We brought our homeschool books along, so we wouldn't be too far behind. I enjoyed spending the entire day, as a family, for once.
   Thursday, our anniversary: DH had to work at the warehouse all day; then worked three games at two venues, as a soccer referee. He left for work at 9:30 AM, and didn't get home until 11PM. I got several sweet text messages and phone calls throughout the day, so that helped. ease our not spending the day together. haha DH told me to save room for I took the kids to our oldest son, Trip (age 9)'s soccer game--fed the kids dinner and I had a snack. I worked to get the house straight and the kids in bed, but they were so excited after the game and it was a battle. The older two were finally in bed by 10:30.
  So he comes in all happy to see me and hands me a milk shake from Steak'N'Shake. I said thank you., that's sweet, but I thought you said to save room for dinner....he gives me his classic little smirky grin and pulls out a bag with our favorite sandwiches from there. I know you're thinking, "What a weirdo!!" --Steak'N'Shake was our regular date night place to eat. We love the old soda shop feel and the music they play. Yes, we're old souls I guess. So it was meaningful and sweet of him. THEN he asks if I'd like some dessert, and hands me macadamia nut cookies from Subway. I know, "WEIRDO!!"--But again, it was meaningful and sweet, because DH proposed to me--not with a ring--but with a cookie. A macadamia nut cookie from Subway, and a song he played on his guitar and sang to me at the park. I felt it was perfect--What can I say? I LOVE that man! We've come a LONG way in these ten years of marriage. Four children, various business ventures, growing up together, etc. Eleven years is certainly a long time to know a person...I'm so glad we didn't give up when it would have been so easy to. "Looks like we made it!"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Simply me. (a short update, more later)

I've been missing for quite a while, it seems, from both blogs. Lately my facebook has been missing regular updates from me as well.... I just got too busy and overwhelmed to sit down and write anything. Plus, as I've mentioned elsewhere, uploading pictures has become quite a chore. My wonderful father-in-law was able to fix my computer yet again. I am so grateful that he was able to do so, and that he even WOULD go out of his way to fix it! :) I seriously have the best father-in-law EVER. Must be where DH gets it....
   I have slowly been transferring old blog posts from my original, A Little South of Sanity, to this little piece of web space with intentions of simplifying. I'd like to keep record of my ramblings from what seems like so long ago. That title is an absolutely perfect analysis of happenings at that time in my life. Much the way "Loopy Lorraine" is a terrific way of describing the two years following "A Little South of Sanity". I believe that now, as I near age 27, I am finally finding my way back to me:: simply, Kristiraine. :) A nic-name my dearest cousin gave me so, so long ago when NKOTB was the hottest thing since cinnamon applesauce. ha.

Friday, August 21, 2009


I DID post more blog installments, only on a different blog. Some of my posts were of a bitter, angry, "everything is unfair" type....but know that I'm over it all now. The people it involves are much loved and all has been forgiven. (Well, the family stuff anyway) lol

So...I did, I did, I did post more!! See!!?? And reading back through a lot of it is very painful...because I know what was going on behind the words typed there. Anyway, there's some background of me, and whats gone on in my life the last 2-3 years or so...well, some of it.

A Little South of Sanity

Great name, huh? I just didn't think I could link to it. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Follow me....

To the new blog, until I get tired of paying for my blog service and transfer everything here....