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"
This sweet girl was Reborn on August 30th with only 15 hours of "labor"...
Her newborn baby skin tone was established with many different layers of paint, veins delicately placed, a stork bite on her forehead, and even a heart shaped beauty mark on her left thigh all designed by myself. Weighted with glass beads to a perfect preemie weight of 3lbs. 2ozs. With her tiny legs bent she is just over 16inches long.
Her nails are all painted with white tips, lips are glossed, eyebrows, and her eyelashes were hand painted. She is even scented with baby powder and is wearing a preemie size Pampers Swaddler!
Baby's angelic glass eyes look so real! You are able to wash, brush and care for her soft top quality Mohair that was all hand rooted piece by piece.
I listed her on Ebay last night, her reserve is $99 and included free shipping! If she does not sell I know a little mommy that I bet would love to adopt her.
I going complete a Reborn prior to Christmas and hold a "special" giveaway, I am so excited to tell you about it soon!
So stoked about this adorable dress, I so wish it came in Olivia's size! One Posh Kid had so generously offered to give away one Cupcake Couture Dress to a lucky reader...sizes are 6/12 mos, 12/18 months, 18/24 months and 2/3. Retail value $46. Pictured above on Ali Landry's daughter!
OPK's sweet cupcake couture is the perfect birthday set for any princess on her special day. With a double tiered ruffle at the bottom hem and girly ruffle trim on the neckline, this dress is absolutely adorable! The have so many other things your little princess would be in love with, make sure you visit One Posh Kid today! Owner Wendy has offered free shipping to all of my readers who spend over $25, use coupon SELFFree09 at checkout.
I first heard about Cindy's journey through my mom's friend. After reading her Caring Bridge story I new my faith readers had to hear it too, you have gotten us through so much with my Papa. I am coming to ask you to please, be a prayer warrior for Cindy and her family. Cindy's husband Steve is the senior pastor at Christ Church of the Crossroads in Anthem, Arizona
To brief you on her story:
Cindy was diagnosed with breast & lymph node cancer back in Feb. '09, shortly after she had a lumpectomy. Margins were clean and lymph nodes were clear, God answered their prayers! Both radiation and chemotherapy were used to treat her disease and she had her last chemo treatment on July 15, 09!
August 16, 2009 Cindy suffered a seizure, a CAT scan revealed she has 6 lesions on her brain. She has been transferred to The Barrow Institute (same hospital Papa was in)
The MRI results showed she actually has 16 lesions on the brain, and they are definitely cancer. She will need full head radiation for 3 weeks. There will be no brain biopsy as she is not a surgical candidate. Steve, Cindy's husband will take her home today from Barrows to be with her kids and family. Her PET scan is being done right now and she will be seen tomorrow to begin the process of radiation.
My mind/nose is fixated on this new Downy Simply Pleasures scent, Orchid Allure! The scent is soft, tangy pomegranate, balanced by a bouquet of exotic floral notes and finished with a rich, mysterious musk.
I washed all of my bedding and the bath towels in it today, pure heaven! Okay, okay so I dabbed a little behind my ear while adding it to the wash... once you have smelled it you won't judge me!
You must go out and try it, look for the black bottle and make sure you come back to tell me what you think!
Olivia started pre-school this past week and Jalen entered the third grade. Taking the time to comb and gel Jalen's 5 cowlicks into place prior to leaving the house was a waste of time, he tossed it around with his fingers once he entered the school gates. Apparently having your hair combed and in place is no longer cool.
Olivia attends 5 days per week for about 2.5 hours per day. The start time of Liv's class is just about 5 minutes after Jalen's starts, sure makes it easy for me to walk her to class after dropping Jalen. She has been a great comfort to her sweet new friend Simone.
Overall is has been an awesome first week for all! Liam is loving his time alone with mommy...and so is mommy!
P.S. Please pray for Liam today, he has a terrible cough coming on.
Nana was telling me about the breaking news story regarding a family of four being found dead in their Scottsdale Az. home. Apparently a murder suicide, looks like the Dad pulled the trigger killing his wife, son (5), and son (10). I briefly read the story on azcentral before getting into the tub. If you are anything like me when you see news stories like this you may feel there is little hope for the future. I get concerned for my kids, my grand kids and even my great-grand kids. I jumped out of the tub, got my bible and got back in. I started praying for this family, praying for their neighbors, friends and loved ones. Psalm 37, story about David trusting in the Lord immediately came to mind.
Even when it looks like evil will over power righteousness in our fallen world, God never abandons His children. They may experience heartache, God's children are never forsaken. His blessings will extend into the next generation.
He never ceases to amaze me when I start in prayer and with the only manual I need in my life.
Congrats to the winner of the awesomeWombfruit Wraps !!! Thanks again to Rachael for the wrap giveaway, everyone that has purchased them can't say enough kind things.
BCBC Rogers said... I don't know how I missed this! I am always looking for a good wrap! Cohen loves loves loves to be worn. I am so glad I found the site-I really like the tie-dye ones :-) July 28, 2009 7:59 PM