Thursday, December 13, 2012

Back At Home

I doubt anyone even reads this blog anymore since it’s pretty much dead, but blogging has pretty much taken back seat as I have been working the last 4 months or so.  Well, Kinley has become much more active lately and going to work with me just hasn’t been as fun for her as it used to be…so I decided to quit my job and spend more time with her as her mom.  I felt like I made the right decision, but that means back to figuring out how we will pay our bills and buy food every month.  It’s not that it was easy when I was working, but it definitely wasn’t as hard and it gave us just a little bit of flexibility (like being able to splurge on good vitamins and buy my favorite kind of yogurt)!  Reality hit in the first week when I was back to eating whatever yogurt was on sale.  We do however have a lot to be grateful for.  Like the fact that my husband has a stable job that he loves, and also that I have only thrown up TWICE this pregnancy and have not had to go on nausea medication!  My old self that was pregnant with Kinley would be shocked at such a miracle!  I even have had a couple moments that I have forgotten I was even pregnant (My ever growing belly is quick to remind me though:)!  I don’t know why this kid was supposed to come at this time, but since Kinley was about 5 months old Colby and I kept feeling like kid #2 was supposed to come quicker than we thought.  We kept putting off the thought; first, because we wanted to make sure we weren’t crazy, and second because I didn’t know how on earth I could be that sick again and care for a Toddler.  Once we decided that the promptings were real and that we should start trying again I told Colby, “you better give me a blessing then because I’m going to need a whole lot of priesthood power for this.”  So I guess I owe much of my thanks to my Heavenly Father for helping me to feel well and joyful during this first trimester…it definitely feels miraculous.

And being home and able to spend more time with Kinley really is a blessing as well.  I'm falling more and more in love with her as her personality is starting to emerge and she does the funniest things.  It's being in the house all day that about drives me nuts, not being a mom.  Colby had one day a few weeks ago where his boss took him to observations at other schools which meant I had the car for the day.  It was amazing what having a car did for me!  I was actually excited to get the laundry done and clean the house before Kinley and I embarked on our adventures.  Our first stop was renewing my license.  Sounds boring, but for two girls that are stuck in the house all day it was so very very fun!  Next we hit Walmart.  We didn't buy anything, but just walked down the Christmas isles pushing all the buttons on the toys and laughing together.  That was all we did but we had the funnest day!  I try not to get jealous of my friends that post pictures of taking their babies and toddlers out to the zoo or to different museums, but sometimes I wish Price had a public bus so we could just go somewhere!

Living in Price has been a good experience and has definitely made us grateful for such wonderful family and friends that are only an hour and a half away from us.  We haven't been able to afford to go to Provo for a couple weeks which has made us really look forward to Christmas break!  Kinley and I are so excited to have 10 days to spend time with well as the rest of the clan.  I'm sure it will end too fast as all holiday breaks do, but we can't wait to see all of you!


  1. I still read this. Thanks for the update :)

  2. You're pregnant again!?!? YAY!!! Congrats! And yes I read it, because I have it go to my google reader. :) Yes I cheat.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. I check your blog weekly so you should keep posting. We have missed you not being here for a long two weeks. Looking forward to the Christmas holidays with you. Miss that cute Kinley.

  4. I still read this too! You are such an amazing Mom Kristina. I think Colby is really lucky to have you. You have such a positive attitude about everything. I also love that you work so hard to stay within your budget. It's awesome. I don't know a lot of Moms who would consider renewing your license and a trip to Walmart fun, but you did! I think because you have learned to do without certain things you appreciate the little things much more.