My name is Kristen Self, mommy of three and wife to Chris "Honey" Self. I used to think I was defined by where I worked, what I wore, and who I was friends with. Now I know nothing is more rewarding then staying home with my kids, lovin my honey, working on my photography, and following the word of my savior. I hope you will follow the exciting, blessed and sometimes sad events that come though this world around me. Enjoy all of the photos provided by myself. Look forward to reading all of your feedback as well.
My dedicated husband, soul mate, and father to our babies. Met in 1989,married since 2003, our happiness is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Honey is the most virtuous man on Earth, he has developed patience and a terrific work ethic. I know this love of ours will continue to grow and blossom until we are brought before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our 1st born baby is the life of the party, he excels in every sport he plays, LOVES the 2nd grade and may be a little bit of a Mama’s boy. Can you blame the kid, he has been joined at my hip since August of '00.
Olivia is the princess and the only baby girl in the house. When the ball gown comes off she loves sports, dancing and this lil lady can throw a tea party like no other. We were blessed with her big baby blues in March of '05.
The baby of the family, he is so sweet, a dancer, and singer. We are loving all of the new words he is learning and watching him explore everything. Liam completed our family in October 2007.
Prayer Requests...Email me to have your prayer request added to this list.
B and V's marriage, give them strength Lord.
Cec, cancer cells to be gone and for her sugery on the 7th.
Papa's medical treatments reguarding his cancer.
For Nana's surgery on Monday the 7th, eye area.
A family in our neighborhood, dad took his own life 2 weeks ago.
Pray for my swet friend A and her kiddo's to find peace and happiness
Pray for the E Family, may mom get a little break in everyday life!
S & A in their first home purchase.
For my friend C who found out she is expecting this morning! Smooth and healthy please...
Holder Triplets, born 8/23, come home healthy and quickly!
The men in my life...
And I know there'll be days when this life brings me pain. But if that's what is takes to praise You Jesus bring the rain. ~Mercy me "Bring the Rain"
I was shocked by how many people came forward to help with Jessica's memorial service and luncheon today. First of all a huge thanks to the organizerextraordinaire Johnna Leach. When I told my mom that we needed to organize lunch she called Johnna and they got everything together before the day's end. Johnna has known the Rolingers and the Selfs since about 1988. She is truly an amazing, spirit filled woman.
Gracias to Johnna for bringing all of the beverages for today. I am so glad you brought your tack board too it ended up being perfect for the pictures. Thank you for also helping my mom and I set up Tuesday night and take down today. You are awesome! I can't wait to help you with Baby Gayle's wedding and baby shower one day.
Merci to Collen Love, for the croissant sandwiches, they were delicious. By the way LOVE your last name.
Ms. Julie Everhart, Pasta Salad and Pumpkin Spice Dessert Bars. Okay we are still talking about both things you brought, soooo yummy. A skinny chef is a rarity you know! Thank you so much for also helping us serve today and set up. You went so far and above your call of duty. Thank you.
This is where we set the luncheon up at. The tables looked really cute with the purple flower baskets and white linens.
Grazie to Wendy Rossi for all of the bags of Chips. Perfect choices!
Danke to Donna Gentile (Johnna's sister-in-law) for the veggie tray. Everyone loves a veggie tray.
Kathy Leach Arigato (thank you in japanese) for the two Bundt Cakes. They were so good.
Theresa Snider, brownie bites...need I say more? Delicious. Thanks!
Kerry LaBarbera, komapsumnida (thank you in Korean) the 6 cases of water bottles were much needed and we appreciate you being so generous.
Ms. Jennifer Johnson (Jessica's sweet friend) thank you so much for bringing the fruit tray. You are such a great gal and I feel blessed to have met you. Hope we get to know each other better.
Brenda Hartman (long time family friend to the Selfs, Vineyard originals) Thanks so much for your monetary donation towards the food. Hope you had a wonderful time in Hawaii.
Janet leach Dziękuję (thank you in Polish) for your monetary donation. It was much appreciated and needed towards the food. Thanks for your support.
Here are the flowers my parents did for the front of the church.
I have to give a special THANK YOU as well to my mama, Terri Rolinger thank you mom for helping us set up and tear down everything. Not to mention the Potato Salad, Broccoli Salad, Veggie Tray, and flowers. You have made my week less stressful. I appreciate and love you.
Most of all I would also like to thank Vineyard Church. They not only let us use the church for free but someone stayed late last night while we set up and then stayed today while we cleaned everything up after lunch. Pastor Jack married all of the Self kids including Chris and myself. If you ever have the chance you should visit the church. They have so much to offer.
I know there are probably so many people I am missing but everyone who helped us truly went out of their way. I can't thank you enough from the bottom of my heart for all you guys did. Most of you never even had the chance to meet Jessica.
God works in magnificent ways doesn't He?
Love you and thank you, From The Entire Self and Terry Families