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.
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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"
We had an eventful evening last night…I started cooking at noon, didn't eat lunch to ensure I would be really hungry for dinner. We were having a Cinco De Mayo get together at 6pm, 5:30 went to neighbors (who just delivered) to drop off enchiladas, Olivia and Jay came with me to see baby Jack. We got back home at 6, people started arriving, Olivia was jumping from the kids table onto the sectional, back and forth, back and forth. I said about 10 x’s “Olivia stop jumping, sit on your bottom please.“ On her last a jump at 6:15 she landed face first on a compartment built in the sectional that holds remotes. It also serves as a arm rest, covered with leather and cushion. She split open her eye lid, not brow of course. My sister and I jumped in the car and headed to the hospital. Three hospitals later we were at Banner Desert Children's in Mesa Arizona. No one wanted to stitch the eye lid due to it being so complicated and dangerous. We got there at 7:30...it was packed of course. At this point I already had a migraine from not eating and stressing over feeling bad for her. Excedrin had not touched it, I was forced to eat a Snickers bar. We huddled over in a corner thinking about the enchiladas, I noticed everyone was in masks due to the swine flu. The check in desk was not too far from us, you would hear parents come in and say “My baby has had a runny nose since Saturday.” Why the heck are you at the ER…call your doctor lady. A mom approached the counter and says "my little boy hit his nose earlier today, it did not bleed but it still looks red." They check in and she takes a seat, her little boy ran around playing with a dump truck on the floor.
*NOTE TO PARENTS IF YOUR CHILD IS WELL ENOUGH TO KICK YOU, RUN, ROLL ACROSS THE WAITING ROOM FLOOR WHERE ANOTHER CHILD JUST THREW UP, EAT A BAG OF CHEETOS, OR DRINK A 12OZ BABY BOTTLE OF STRAWBERRY MILK THEY ARE NOT SICK ENOUGH TO BE HERE!*
Before I knew it 9 pm came around and we had not even been triaged yet. My sisters boyfriend came and picked her up, our company had gone home and Chris was cleaning the kitchen and worrying about Olivia.
*SHOUT OUT TO THE MOM WHO TRIED TO GET IN FASTER BY SAYING HER BABY WAS RUNNING A 109DEGREE TEMP AT HOME.*
By Midnight I had some lady sitting next to me with her 2 year old little boy (whose eyes were a little red, she thought he may have been around too much 2nd hand smoke) Again I say, why the heck are you here? The young boy proceeded to pick the dead skin off of his mother's heels and throw it at people coming in while she watched.
1am they finally decide to call her back, only to tape a cotton ball on her eye with some numbing gel. Olivia was ticked at this point because they did not even have rainbow cotton balls! Her mama was ticked too plus almost out of sanitizer.
Against my better judgment I started talking to a few people in the waiting room, some had been there since noon. Four Advil, rice cakes, and a Diet Coke later my headache seemed to be easing up. If the lady across from me pulled one more of those small bags of MacDonald’s peanuts our of her purse I was asking her for one. (How often and how many Sundaes do you eat to collect such an abundance?) I saw her eying the rice cakes, I asked her if she had anymore sundae peanuts, I was not giving up a rice cake for free. She was plain out…..I continued eating the last three rice cakes while she watched on.
2:30 AM they called Olivia back again numbed her up and she received 7 stitches. We were discharged and home at 3, showered and in bed asleep by 3:30. I am still giving her Tylenol but over all I think she is feeling okay and proud of her wound.
Looks like the Get Well Fairy will be making a visit tonight!