Monday, February 28, 2011

Picture Perfect:: Day 2


My Shield. My Best Friend. My Momma :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Picture Perfect:: Day 1 :)


1. I am now TWENTY ONE :) :) :) :) of thursday at 7:11pm
2. I feel like i'm forty one. lol
3. Kristi Renee means Christian Born Again <3
4. I often leave my keys in the front door after i unlock it :P
5. I am not allowed to watch the news, I am too compassionate. I can't take it.
6. Pickles are my FAVORITE food.
7. My husband calls me munchkin <3
8. I have PINK highlights in my hair :)

9. My butt is my best physical feature ;)
10. My compassion is my best personality feature <3
11. I am scared of BIG fish (remember jonah...?), geese, and loneliness.
12. I am the best aunt. EVER. ;D
13. I am obsessed with owls, ANYTHING animal print, and pink.
14. In my past life i was Tina Turner... Rollin... Rollin ;D
15. My God has a BIG plan for me... just wait & see :)


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Picture Perfect for 30 days :)

I got this idea from my beautiful friend, Bethany :) And thought it looked like fun. So here we go...

Day 1 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 2 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.
Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 4 - A picture of your night.
Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 6 - A picture of somewhere you've been.
Day 7 - A picture that shows your true self.
Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 17 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 18 - A picture of your favorite place.
Day 19 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture that confuses you.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you crave alot.
Day 25 - A picture of you last year and how you've changed since then.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

Twenty ♥ One

I had the best day today.

...and a lot of people worked super hard to make it FABULOUS :)

First it really started on wednesday night.  I went out to BWW with my besties, Hannah & Scarlett. I got my PINKTASTIC gifts from Hannah & Scarlett. Pink perfume from the hannah and the best of PINK from Scar :) Then we went back to Scarlett's for some Karaoke.  AND I ROCK FACE AT KARAOKE :D :D :D lol.

Then, I was awaken (not a pretty sight) suddenly at 6:30 am on Thursday to a breakfast with Hannah, Scarlett, and my roomie Cia :) :) :)  Cia started a scavenger hunt for me full of clues to 21 presents :) Among my gifts were jewelry, zebra nails, a scarf, eye shadow, Ramona and Beezus, a book of fake tattoos ;D and a starbucks gift card.
As soon as I got to work Ivy and Fox met me at the door with ballons and cards singing "Happy Birthday". SO SWEET <3

At work, my brother in law, Marlin brought me a chocolate cake and a rose :) Then i had lunch with lil miss Ivy and my momma :)
When I got home, Cia made me dinner and we ate with My mother and law and Moses and Adria.
After they left we got Andy's and now we're watching "Life As We Know It" :)

It was the perfect day <3 Filled with kind words, phone calls, texts, gifts, and love.
I am so blessed.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day :)

Time for another "February Love Post"

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and it just wasn't the same without MY valentine :/
But even on cloudy days when i miss Silas, I still have sunshine::

My IVY :)

I am thankful I got this "job" watching Ivy.
She gives me something to look forward to each day!
She's so silly, she always keeps me laughing.
Her hugs are so sweet <3
i love this little girl :)


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day :)

i hope this finds you all happy & loved.

These are my ROCKIN valentine's :)

The mustaches were DETACHABLE! and wearable ;D

...liiiiiike so :) haha.
We are absolutely the coolest!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

God must have spent a little more time on you :)

I have someone very special to me to introduce to you for this "Love Themed" post:

but it embarasses her when i say that in public, so you better call her DEBBY.

She is beautiful. Inside & Out <3
Debby was my very first neice. She was born when I was five years old :) I thought she was so special that she was my show in tell in Kindergarten! I was definitely the coolest because i was already an "aunt" and i wasn't even old! lol
The very next year my big brother, Timmy was killed in a car accident. I've always believed that God took Timmy, and sent us our angel, Debby.

The first time I held Deb :)
Debby was born premie, and she had a really rough birth, with several seizures in the birth canal. Though the doctors thought she was fine, It didn't take long to notice she wasn't developing right. She didn't walk until she was two and a half, and she was four before she started forming sentences. My sister took her to specialists, but they weren't sure how to diagnose her. Finally, several years later she was diagnosed with autism.

left to right: Sydney, Me, Ginny (debby's mom), and Debby

Autism means she has her share of trials. She will probably never get to live alone, be a teacher (her life long dream), and because she doesn't know how to express herself she has horrible melt downs.
But, through it all she shines :) She doesn't let any of this hold her back. Some people see autism as a "problem", but we do not. She's not a mistake, or dysfunctional.
She's so very smart, and an avid reader. She has the biggest heart of anyone i know.   On her eighth birthday she had a birthday party and donated all the presents to the CMN. She said they needed it more than her :)
I love to go shopping with her. She is brutally honest about everything ;D And You've never seen "Say Yes To The Dress" until you see it with Debby. She gets so into, she shouts at the girls which dress to pick! Baking, Shopping, or just doing crafts, she is always fun to be with.
Debby is our Angel... God just spent a little more time on her :)

Debby's a Princess at Disney World!
"How can it be that right here with me
there's an angel?
It's a miracle...

Your love is like a river
Peaceful and deep
Your soul is like a secret
That I never could keep
When I look into your eyes
I know that it's true
God must have spent...
A little more time
On you..."
A Little More Time on You, N*Sync

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


"You're entirely bonkers. But, I'll tell you a secret :: All the best people are." -Alice :)

I watched Alice in Wonderland for the first time today.

My favorite part is when Alice is kicking the Jaberwocky's hiney ;D
While she's fighting she's quoting her father,
 "I usually think of six impossible things before breakfast".
So, with each strike she names one impossible thing that has happened:
1. There is a potion that can make you shrink.
2. There is a cake that can make you grow.
3. Animals can talk.
4. There is a cat that can disappear.
5. There is a place called Wonderland.
6. I can slay the Jabberwocky
So, it got me thinking... what is my "impossible". Or rather, what have i seen that seemed impossible...?
1. Spanx can make you look instantly ten pounds thinner ;D
2. God is a healer. I've seen people recover/survive that never should have.
3. Men still give their lives for their country.
4. Best Friends are FOREVER.
5. There is a place called Heaven. I'll be there :)
6. I can live Happily Ever After :)
...with my prince <3


i love a NINJA ;)

Next up for the "Love Themed Posts"

This is Cory. He's a ninja :)

I absolutely love this guy! We go waaay back... like way back to the days when Justin Timberlake was a nerd. :P haha.  Church buddies since 97 :) Then, in fifth grade i moved across the street = neighbors & bus buddies, and church terriozers ;D From then on, we couldn't get rid of each other. At school we were in all the same clubs, most of the same classes and of course we still attended the same church faithfully. When we started driving we'd car pool, and he was my escort to our first prom and at graduation. We even ended up at the same college after graduation. We just seem to always be "stuck" together. But, that's okay because neither of us seem to mind.

My escort at Gradutation :)
I love having Cory around. He has always been my best guy friend :) He's so chill (which is good bc i'm high strung! lol) and he's so easy to be around. And he can always make me feel better about any situation...He has ninja powers!  I think my favorite thing about him is he truly loves me for who i really am. I don't have to pretend with Cory. He's known me through the worst, and he's still here... and, he always will be :) 

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I am dedicating this "Feburary Love Themed" post to my nephew, Carson Dale <3

This boy is terrific :) I love him so much. 

These are the reasons why:
  • So Silly! He always makes us laugh ;D I love that even when he's trying to be serious, he makes me smile :)
  • He is the only eleven year old i know that knows more about politics than most voters.  When i was voting in 2008, he was informing me of the facts! lol  He'll be president someday... and when he is he will remember his favorite aunt ;D
  • He has a fashion sense! He likes to ask me my opinion about his wardrobe ;) i love that!
  • He always has my back. When he thinks someone is being mean to me he has a fit!
  • We both LOVE basketball.
  • He loves KU-- just like me! And we have so much fun making fun of KState together :P lol
Carson & Uncle Silas :)

I LOVE my Carson Dale!
Happy eleventh birthday, handsome!


Love my Daddy-O

This is my first "February Love Themed" Post :) And the subject of my affection will be quite surprising!

Drum Rolllll (please)

My Dad & I at my cousin's wedding


Okay, okay. Some of you look a little puzzled...
Why would it be suprising that one of the posts about the people i love is dedicated to my dad?
Well, i've never been exactly what you would call, a "Daddy's Girl".
My dad and I  family has been through a lot together.
And, through a series of unfortunate events, my dad and i grew apart, while the rest of our family grew stronger.

However, moving out helped a lot!
Turns out, when you don't live with someone, it's easier to like them.

Yesterday, was a great example of why I love my dad.
He had done a typical "dad thing" on monday (when i saw him last) and i was still sort of irked about it. So, when my mom stopped by my apartment yesterday to bring me some eggs, she said, your dad's outside and he wants to see you.
I grabbed my keys, stomped out, ready for a fight, and there was my big ol daddy, scraping my icy windshield.
At first i was still mad because I thought he was just trying to make up for being a jerk before, but the more time i spent with him, the more i realized, he didn't even know he had anything to make up for.
He was just doing this because... because... because... because he loves me?
He loves me? He loves me. He loves me?!?!
He spent nearly an hour deicing my car, getting it unstuck from the snow and cleaning my roomate's car.
He took care of me.
He was looking for things to do to help.
and he never complained.
He hugged me over and over again, telling me he loved me.
I have never known my father's love like I saw it yesterday.

My Dad & I before my first prom (2007)
ps. it's depressing how i still look the same :P lol

I know his love is there, but i don't always see it...
and you know what?
I love him too :)


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Holy Frost Bite, BATMAN! It's a SNOW DAY :D :D :D

In Missouri, we are not used to snow. One inch and we're ignoring normal rules of the road and going at a snail's pace, Two inches and we cancel school. But on monday night when they predicted 6-12 inches there was panic.
People rushed to walmart to stock up for, SNOWMAGGEDON!!!
In Springfield, we did get 10 inches and it snowed alllllll day tuesday.
Cia (my roomate and i) lazed around all day :)
Then, today, Lycia finally convinced me to leave our nice cozy apartment and play in it with her.


After we de-thawed, we bundled up again & went sledding with some friends from Church :)

Sledding :D

Church Buddies :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear Kristi :) DAY 30!

AH! This is my LAST "30 days of Truth" Post! Enjoy :)

A letter to yourself:
Tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

Hello, Beautiful :) You are beautiful you know, in your own "wear-bright-colors, wrinkle-your-nose-when-you-smile, model-cheek-bones, snow-white-look-alike, silly" little way. Your freckles are my absolute favorite. And though i've known you for almost twenty one years I've never noticed how green your eyes are... good choice on the contacts!
Now, let's see... how bout that body! lol. I know you're insecure about it. But, just own it. You have a big butt, and i like it... i cannot lie ;D ha. 
But, the most important part of you is what lies beneath the Cullen skin and nerdy glasses...

You have a heart so big it makes your butt look under nurished ;) lol.
I know you'd do anything for your family, they are your heart beat.  
And you are loyal friend :) I am sorry you have been taken advantage of in the past. Don't give up on people. Keep that undying faith you have in others. That faith is almost child like, kind of like your ability to see the beauty in almost anyone. I hope you never loose that.
Stay positive :) i like that you can bring a smile to a saddened face.  

Although sometimes (okay, okay... most of the time... ) I am hard on you, I love you.
Don't forget to give God the praise for every breath you take.

xoxo. ME

ps. Did i mention i think you're sexy ;D haha.

The "F" word ;D

I love Love LOVE LOOOOOOOOVE February <3 Seriously, It's, like, my favorite ;) What's better than a month decorated with pink & purple, overloaded with cheesy love gooey ooeyness, and blessed with the birth of... ME?!?!? :D :D :D

In celebration of my FAVORITE holiday (Three Cheers for VALENTINE'S DAY <3) i am going to dedicate (at least) one blog a week to someone I love :) 
The people i choose will be (mostly) people I have not blogged about yet...
For example, i looooove my momma, my Nanny, and my best friend, Scarley, but they already have posts dedicated to them, so i'll choose someone else :)

ANNNND get ready for some changes! I will make sure to blog about them... I am turning 21, folks, IN WITH THE NEW :) :) :)

So... 1, 2, 3... LET'S GO!