Monday, January 23, 2012


I can't stand to pull my blog up and see my urine sticks for one more second. 

So I needed to post something new and I had to think of something that I wanted to write about. Our life is kind of crazy right now and a lot of things are so uncertain, but we've been really blessed and continue to find blessings all around us. 

One of the biggest blessings I've felt like we've experienced recently has been to have such supportive and loving families. 
We have a crazy family. 
There's no denying that. 
Instead of having two sets of parents we have four. And between the two of us we have 2 biological siblings, 8 step siblings, and 3 half siblings. Plus 6 of those are married so we can add in all their spouses. And some of them have kids so that gives us 3 nephews and 2 nieces+2 step-nephews and 4 step-nieces. 
As you can imagine, the holidays are crazy. And sometimes, we can't see them all the time, but we still love it and are grateful for each little group of family that we have. 

Lately, we've been able to spend time with my dad and step mom Tara. And my little sister Addie. That's right people-little sister. And very little. She is 19 months old. (So yes if you are wondering our siblings range from about 33 to 19 months.) Her age is about the only thing that's 19 months though.

(This was taken awhile ago.. probably about 6 months ago)

This girl has got some serious spunk. 

Not only is she the only 1 and 1/2 year old I know that has an opinion on just about everything, but she also counts to ten, talks in sentences, and sings songs. (knowing the actual words to the songs) 
This girl is the real deal. 

My dad and step mom always joke that we have a lot in common. Here are my findings so far. 
-We both LOVE shopping. 
-We both love shoes. Addie shakes when she sees some shoes that she really likes.
-Both love fruit, but are a bit picky with vegetables. 
-Both big fans of fruit leathers.
-Both love naps.

And that's all I can think of for now. Maybe I am just a bit childish and that's why we have things in common....

Anyway, I am so happy that we've been able to spend time with Addie lately. She makes me so excited to have kids. :) I wouldn't be mad if my kiddies looked like her either because she is stinking cute. 

This is her angry-ish face. haha. She was frustrated with me not giving her my phone.

This is kind of a random video but she's just so cute I had to post it. :)


Terah said...

Haha! How cute! That sounds like a fun and cra-zay fam. I love it. Who wants a boring life anyway. :)

Candice Beth said...

Oh my she is Adorable! Just wanted to say congratulations on the little one on the way! That is so exciting! You and Mike will be such great parents!!!

Candice Beth said...

Hey question... I am looking to paint my TV stand. Would you mind maybe helping me? I haven't really painted anything that big before and i'm a little nervous!

Mike and Kristin said...

Awe thanks Candice! We are excited!! Of course I will help you though! We need to get together anyways! Let me know when works best for you! We are usually fairly open! :)