Wednesday, February 3, 2010

keeping it real...

I haven't blogged in so long, mainly because I haven't had much creativity to share lately....and, well, I have been fully intwined in the lives of my children. I haven't even had much time to surf all my favorite blogs, but my daughter is sons are all at school, and i just got inspired!! Heather over at a la mode fabrics, posted a "keeping it real" post.....I LOVED IT! So I am breaking my dry spell with one of my own...


I fell in love with my husband from a far at the age of 15, but didn't meet him 'til I was 20. We got engaged after dating for 3 months, and have been married for 16 years now... I love him more than ever!!

This is the first picture of myself to be blogged!

We have 3 sons who all play football, even thou my husband was a swimmer/diver.

I don't think that my sons look anything alike, but they all look like me!

My oldest is a sophomore in highschool, and I have realized that being in highschool was much funner than having a child in highschool!!

There is only eighteen months in-between each of my sons, but there is 10 years between my youngest son and my daughter.

I love the way my daughter has her daddy wrapped around every little finger on both of her hands!

I adore the fact that my daughter has the same hair color and completion as my mother. Having her makes me feel like a piece of my mother is still with me!!

I am the sixth child of seven, I have four older brothers, one older sister, and a baby sister... who really isn't a baby anymore.

I love Pearl Jam, and think Eddie Vedder has the most amazing voice on earth.

I have been to more concerts than I can count and plan on going to as many as I can in the future. Although, the most awesome concert I've seen is the Dave Matthew's Band. I think that everyone needs to see him live at least once!!

I believe that motherhood is the most amazing, emotional, humbling, creative, exhausting and painful thing I, personally, will ever experience in my lifetime.

I don't cry very often, but when I do it feels liberating.

My new favorite toy is my Kindle.....i love to read!!

All of my sons are named after cities (Austin, Davis, and Trenton). My daughter was going to be named Kiera after a city in Australia, but my husband loved the name Isabella so much that we decided to forgo our trend of city the disappointment of all of those around us.

I go by my nickname Chris, from my middle name Christiena....but my birth/first name is Ayescha. An old German name that no one can pronounce.

I love all things Apple...and am currently obsessed with the new ipad!

My baby sister is my bestest best friend in the whole world!!

In this picture, (taken at my brother's wedding) we both had "one to many" together for the first was a blast!!

When I was young my mother use to tell me "Cut your hair all you want when you are young because one day you will be to old to get away with it"....2 years ago, I realized that I was too old to get away with it!!

It's time to pick up my eldest from school, so that is all the keeping it real for today!!


  1. W O N D E Rful!!! I love what you said about, "I don't cry very often, but when I do it feels liberating"... that's such an authentic statement to make!!! Such an amazing family you have and a rich life!!! :)

    XO, Heather

  2. thanks for sharing and "keeping it real". it was so fun to read about you and your family. you have a beautiful family!! i completely agree with everything you said about motherhood! and i probably cry too often, probably me being over sensitive.

  3. Welcome back; you've been missed! Loved hearing more about you and your family.

  4. Wow! What a beautiful family you have...It's nice to see the face behind all that creativity! Thanks for sharing.

  5. You have a very beautiful family! Thanks fo sharing :)

  6. Glad to see you back! Great shots of a very beautiful family x

  7. Chris! Thank you for sharing about yourself! Your family is just as beautiful as you are! Hopefully we'll see you at the Feb meeting!

  8. 1st, you have a truly beautiful family.
    2nd, I think the same thing about Eddie and was actually listening to the Into the Wild Soundtrack on the way into work.
    3rd, I LOVE Dave Matthews and have seen him 3 times and fully agree. I also think his voice is wonderful especially when he is talking. YUM!

    Thank you for sharing a part other than your creative you. I enjoyed it. Have a Happy Friday! :)

  9. This was fun to read! I'm new to your blog... definitely a new follower now! You have a beautiful family