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I am Blessed!


Today was Calian’s 1st birthday! O.O #bittersweet :’) He has grown so much, it’s ridiculous! πŸ˜› He walks now, hardly ever crawls anymore πŸ˜₯ has 8 (EIGHT) teeth and loves music and dancing! πŸ˜€
It feels like I blinked and BAM  he’s no longer my little baby anymore.  When he was born he was 7lbs and 21in long, now he’s somewhere around 20lbs and probably 30in long (I’ll know for sure at his next appointment).
So anyways, for his birthday we went to the Caldwell Zoo. And while Gideon LOVED the turtles, Calian kept trying to walk to the penguins πŸ™‚ and before we left we bought him a small stuffed penguin that he immediately gave a kiss too. ❀
It was technically supposed to rain all day but thankfully we were blessed with a nice day (it was hot, but still nice enough to be out). πŸ™‚
As I went through my day (yesterday and today) I couldn't help but think how blessed and lucky I am to not only have Calian but Gideon too. After having Gideon I had two miscarriages, both of which hit me hard. I know there are women out there who have a way more harder time with pregnancy and getting pregnant then I do, but when you first start trying to having kids you (or at least I didn't) don't think you could be one of the few out of all the women out there. When pregnant with Calian I was always on edge and worrying that something may happen, that I could lose another one. During my first trimester I wouldn't let myself get to hopeful or attached at first because I was scared it'd hurt more if something did happen.  But nothing did, sure it was a harder pregnancy (and delivery)  than what I had with Gideon but I have him still today and I wouldn't change that for anything.  ❀ And it's helped me to really cherish every day I have with my family no matter how it goes, cause each day is a gift that God has given us. πŸ™‚ ❀


Birthday boy walking at the zoo


Right before I headed to the hospital


May the fourth be with you

May the fourth be with you

Well it’s May, Β (May the fourth be with you πŸ˜‰ haha) my youngest turns a year at the end of the month. πŸ˜• Its kinda giving me a bittersweet feeling. He’s growing up so fast, he’sΒ got almost all 8 (4bottom and 4top) teeth in, he’s been walking assisted for a couple months or so now, and this past week he’s been trying to walk unassisted. Gideon was barely walking assisted when he turned a year, but I guess with having a bigger brother Calian strives to do more quicker. Gideon is loving having someone to play with (and to pick on), though I’m still trying to teach him he has to still be gentle until his brother gets older. I love watching them together, Calian loves to follow his brother while Gideon loves to chase him, they both laugh, it’s adorable, though also very loud, haha. Coffee has definitely been my life saver and fuel lately, the coffee machine that I got from my in laws when Mr.K and I got married is still working great and hasn’t let me down. πŸ˜€

We’ve had a lot of flooding and Β tornadoes here in Texas this Spring and last Fall, our yard has become a moat a few times during the heavy rains. πŸ˜› Even though I’m enjoying the rain and all I can’t wait for some sun! I’m going to be buying some ant killer since our yard is being taken over, so I can actually let the boys out to play without having to worry about them getting covered in ants. We could all really use the sun, I also miss the tan I use to have before apartment life.

Next month we are going on a kayak trip with some friends, I can’t wait! It’ll be up at beavers bend in Oklahoma. Hopefully the weather will be extra nice and warm. Its been two years since our last trip, Β we’ve been trying to go once a year but last year two of us moms were 8+months pregnant or just had a baby so we figured we’d skip it. It’ll be an 11mile trip down river so it’ll be almost a whole day trip (last time we got done 2 or hours Β early, we’ll see how we do this year).Β 

I’m still working on my photography Β and actually have a few pictures for sale on a couple photo stock websites. (If you wanna check them out I’m on istock and fotolia) I don’t got a lot of pictures up but I’m working on it and still trying to get the hang of it, they are mainly moon, sunset and scenery pictures for now, but I enjoying taking them so guess that’s good. πŸ™‚ I also got my own photography page on Facebook, N.K Photography, if you want to check out more of my pictures there. πŸ™‚

I’m still working on my writing, haven’t done a lot but I do what o can during nap time. πŸ™‚ Β I’ve got a few stories going, all of which are different from the other. I’ve got one set in a fantasy kind of land, another is what some people call steam-punk mixed with some sci-fi, another is modern day with FBI, and the other is set in a modern small town. I’m hoping to at least get one of these finished soon but we’ll see what happens. πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ Β 





Okay so it’s been close to a month since I last wrote a post about what’s goin on round here. Gideon has been getting up earlier then he use to (8 instead of 10) so that means I don’t really get a lot of time in the morning anymore to write or anything like that.

Not much new is going on really, earlier this month I got my last three wisdom teeth taken out (I’m really glad they are finally out, they were such a pain. The last days before they came out I was eating only soft food because I could hardly chew.), Mr. K is getting ready to start a new position at his job, he’s can’t wait to start it; he says it’ll (hopefully) be less stress full. πŸ™‚ And Gideon is growing and has allergies again. When he had his Dr Check up he was 25lbs 32in tall (2′ 8″) and his head was 18in. For the past few days he’s been eating a lot but not sleeping well, though I’m sure if it’s like all the other growth spurts he’ll eat for a few days then sleep a lot for a few days. And the other day we had to take Mr. K to the ER; thankfully he’s doing a lot better but it was hard to see him in so much pain.

As far as my writing goes, I’m sad to say it’s not getting a lot as well as I hoped it’d be. 😦 Every time I open it up to try and continue it all I can seem to do is stare at the screen and drum my fingers on the keyboard. It’s so nerve wracking! I’ve come up with at least two new book ideas but I can’t seem to move on with the ones I’m working on and it’s about to drive me nuts.

Well at least one story I can kinda move on with but it’s only because I wrote and finished it a few years ago and I’m just moving it from paper to the computer. The only thing that stops me sometimes is I have to fix up a few areas and get stumped sometimes; and I still have like 50+ pages to go on that thing. sigh But hey other then that writing seems to be doing okay, I’ve got about a new paragraph written in two of the stories since about a month ago. rolls eyes πŸ˜› Maybe I need to switch from screen and keyboard to pencil and paper, maybe that’ll help me…if my toddler doesn’t get to it before I have a chance to put it on the computer. -_- πŸ™‚

Honestly Gideon does have his moments but for the most part he’s a pretty good Toddler knock on wood while crossing fingers, he likes to help me clean, and loves taking care of the dishwasher, even tries to take care of his dog sometimes. πŸ™‚

One of my brothers passed his test and is joining the Army, he’s been sworn in and everything and in May he’ll be leaving for Boot Camp. We are so proud of him! πŸ˜€ First a friend of mine joined, then my oldest Brother in Law, then my Cousin, and now my Brother…seems like almost everyone I know is joining the Army (well and my oldest sister’s Fiance is in the Navy). It’s kinda bittersweet…sure I’m proud of them and what they’re doing but I still worry and really pray that they all come home safely. πŸ™‚

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My Life Through Music


So last night while driving home from my In-laws, Mr. K and I were listening to music and I came up with a pretty cool Idea for a blog post- using different songs tell about (the) different phases/events of my life.

Age 0-8 – Are you Washed in the Blood?, Blessed Assurance, and Build Your Kingdom here

My mom said that when I was a baby my Favorite song that I liked her to sing was Blessed Assurance, to this day it is still one of my favorite songs. At Age 7 I got saved hence Are you Washed in the Blood? And for Build Your Kingdom Here, from as early as I could remember until we started traveling around the USA (almost age 8) my family and I would get together with friends and go Street preaching just about anywhere in Portland, OR (Parades, Abortion Mills, Festivals, the Square, Β Sea Side, ect.)

Age 7-10- Good life

When I was 7 y/o that was when my family first moved away from Portland from then until I was 10 we moved wherever my Dad’s job took him-Alabama, Kansas, Wyoming, Montana, back to Oregon, until we finally settled in Missouri. We hardly stayed in one place longer then 3 months. Don’t get me wrong I loved the travel! Though I did miss not having any friends. Good Life is the best song that I found that most resembles my life on the road I think. πŸ™‚

Age 13-17 Β – Get off of My Back

Through out most of my teen years, I felt like I was always being judged or having to be someone I wasn’t that I couldn’t be the person that I wanted to be, so this Song pretty much resembles my thoughts/attitude during that time.

Age 15- Runaway-Love and Theft

When I was 15 I ran away from home, I was just lost and didn’t know what to do, and I just wanted to get away. Though I didn’t get every far before my dad came and found me.

Age 18-19-Let it Go, God Gave Me You, and SoulMate

18 is when I got married, and well..these songs kinda say how I felt. I felt like I could myself with my husband hence Let It Go, and I was completely in love with him, like I had found my Soul-Mate and I still feel that way. πŸ™‚ ❀ I Love You Sweetie!! (Another song that resembles how I felt/feel is God Gave Me You)Β 

Age 20-Every Good Thing-The Afters

As for how my life is going right now, This song pretty much sums it all up! πŸ˜€

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