Sunday, June 19, 2011

a lil somethin something about me

Age: 21 going on 40
Bed Size: Queen
Chore you hate: laundry.....
Essential start of your day: Change Paityn diaper, feed her and parker, skype with Chase, tub time.
Favorite Color: Green
Gold or silver: Silver. I always thought gold looked cheap, although i have to admit i like it lately
Height: 5' 3"
Instruments I play (or have played): Guitar.
Job Title: Homemaker/kick ass mommie
Kids: 2 Parker Chase-4 Paityn, Harlow-8 months
Live: In Hawaii, currently in Idaho Falls
Mom’s Name: Vikki
Nickname: Kris
Pet Peeve: when people touch my underarms.... ug.
Quote from a movie: "thats what i love about high school girls, i get older, they stay the same age...." ha ha ha
Right or left handed: righty
Siblings: 4. Brooke, Whitney, Shaena and Jaxon
Time you wake up: 7-8
Underwear: um this question has so many posibilities
Vegetables you dislike: squash
What makes you run late: kids :) not easy getting 3 ready and out the door alone
X-rays you’ve had done: hmmmm none
Yummy food you make: im not a cook. but i will say i have become a master of the chicken recipes :)
Zoo animal: monkey or maybe elephants

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wolly World

Yesterday i went to Wolly World (walmart) for one of these....

ended up walking out like this....

all because of....

due too...
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Poster

moral of the story for Parker, if you cry, kick, scream, yell, say sorry and yell some more so loudly the other side of walmart can hear you and you have parents shaking their heads at your momma, you DO NOT get the movie of choice.

moral of the story for momma, Find a sitter when you have errands....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The one about chatching up...

Dear Blog,
oh how i have neglected you... so lets catch up...

Last time i posted Pay Pay was just coming home from the hospital today, my little girl is ALMOST 3 months old! Oh how time flies when your moving from Hawaii to Grey, Cold Idaho Falls Idaho. Then shortly after our return was Christmas then New years and now i finally have a break before all the other holidays we have coming up. Pay is happy and healthy and still waring her new born clothes. She is around 10 pounds and is starting to make for very good conversation. She loves her swing and smiles every time we make eye contact. Everyone says she looks like me, which is surprising seeing as how Parker looks NOTHING like me... O how i love to squish her little cheekies!

Parker is almost 4 now and we have begun preparations for his birthday party. He is really growing too fast and i cant believe some of the things he says sometimes.... most of which im glad is just to me rather than to other people... except when he cant help himself and calls some poor guy with a voice box in his throat a robot... embarassed parent? CHECK! He is obsessed with scooby doo right now and im not really sure how that one came about. But i talked him into something other than a "mystery party."

Chase has been gone about a month and a half now and it feels like its been FOREVER! He is doing as well as he can given the circumstances. He has 5 soldiers under his care, worked the night shift, but just got switched to 4-4 he will work alone for a few hours of it but it will keep him busy. We sent christmas to the troops again this year and they loved it. We miss him and cant wait to see him!

We have sooo many important days coming up! first is Valentines Day then we have oodles of birthdays including Parkers 4th on Feb. 20. then mine on April 2 in between we also have our anniversary on March 1. Chase will hopefully be home for rnr around may, which we will spend completely secluded at our cabin in island park....

Ok blog you are somewhat up to date.... my next post shall be ideas for Parkers birthday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Paityn was born on Oct. 20 2010 at 4:13 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and 19 in. long. The hospital story is an interesting one..... PART 1- THE HOSPITAL
After three days of my mom and Chase trying EVERYTHING to get Paityn here I had a Dr. appt. Where it was concluded that was only at a 2 and not thinned out. So thanks to mom and Chase i had my membranes stripped. (WARNING! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING THIS! SUUUUUUUPER PAINFUL FOR HOURS!) the Dr. said it usually takes a couple days to go into labor after and it only works if the baby is ready to come out. Also I seem to take after
mom and have difficult pregnancies so because the water level was low I had to go to the hospital or as i like to call it the PINK PALACE (see above pic for reference), where I got a non-stress test and had a couple contractions. Next they did the ultrasound and my water level was low so then i had to go to the labor and delivery unit for ANOTHER stress test but this one was 2 fetching hours long! The contractions were getting unbearable but i thought "your only at a two you wuss keep it together!" My contractions were every 3 min and off the charts so they came to check me. yet again only a two. So they were going to send me home but decided my
contractions were to regular so they decided to induce me even tho they are not supposed to until after your actual due date. We got to the room and i began yelling for an epidural. Parker was in the room so i was trying my HARDEST not to freak him out he was already stressed out seeing me in the hospital bed. They took their sweet time getting info and getting me ready for a balloon pump. The dr. came in and the nurse said to check me first before induction and low and behold i was at an 8! i was pretty stocked that i was in fact not being a baby but that i was simply about ready to push hence the incredibly painful contractions. After it taking what seemed like FOREVER i got the epidural, to my horror only the right side took... YES ladies and gents i felt EVERYTHING on my left side.... the nurse told me to lay on my left and
maybe the medication would spread.... not a chance. The Dr. guessed about an hour and a half before delivery so the nurse went out and said call me when you need to push. 10 min later i was pushing. the Dr. were running from room to room due to multiple deliveries so a group of nurses say "whelp its up to us" ha ha not a chance i will hold her in till i get a Dr! LUCKILY they came in the room before i even had the chance to protest. So then came the delivery and our lil girl was born! (still feeling EVERYTHING)

After only 5 hours of labor she was here.. VERY quickly. i was only in the hospital about 24 hours before we went home. we are so happy our little girl is here and healthy! All the trouble with my pregnancy and the pain with the delivery was worth it and id do it again for her

Thursday, October 14, 2010

100 challenge

So many of you who know me know that i LOVE books. I am going to set a goal for myself and to keep myself occupied for the year that Chase is in Baghdad that i will read 100 books. Starting now..... so i have a list of some of the books that i will read and would LOVE some suggestions as to what else should be on my list.

I was a little late getting into the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins but i LOVED it. It was completely morbid at times and shocking and crazy, but it is SO SO SO good. so on my list of 100 will be

1. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
2. Mocking Jay- Suzanne Collins

I also just finished City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I was not sure that i would like it, but it pulled me in. (even though the ending COMPLETELY bummed me out) so...

3. City of Ashes- Cassandra Clare
4. City of Glass- Cassandra Clare

I will also read the 8th installment of the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast

5. Awakened- P.C. and Kristin Cast

Now the rest will be things that i pick up here and there im hoping i can find 100 books that interest me...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

34 weeks

Dear baby,

34 weeks pregnant today. Almost done! We are so excited to meet you Paityn Harlo Martin.
Parker likes to kiss you and call you Dora. He is ready to meet you and often asks when he can see you. You like to kick my ribs and give me THE WORST HEARTBURN i have ever experienced. You are quite the mover so i like to think of you as my little ballerina. You are starting to drop and i think my pelvis is going to break. I have gained 20 lbs with you and have tried some interesting food combinations. Daddy is so excited to hold you (he does not think he will ever put you down). We love you and are anticipating your arrival!
Love your family.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The one about HALLOWEEN

Im jumping the gun a little on this one, but im so excited i just couldn't hold it all in!


LOVE it all! (well the scary stuff i LOVE to be fake)

Parker is so excited for Halloween. It one of our FAV holidays. This October is extra special for many reasons.

1. OUR HALLOWEEN BABY! how crazy that she is due on a FAV holiday?
2. Grandpa and Grandma Walker and Grandma J are coming out (yet to nail down schedules)
3. Parker loves to dress up and ask for candy and its so fun to watch him
4. Chase... This will be about the first Halloween he gets to spend with his almost 4 year old boy. I say ALMOST because there was one other time when parker was 2, but i dont count that because we went to 3 houses Parker was so sick and throwing up. Chase was in basic for the 1 and 3 he just got home from Iraq but he had to work late and did not get home till late that night. next year Chase will again be in Iraq so i am DETERMINED to go BIG and make this one special. to everyone. (I was sick last year) Parker was sick the year before and the year before he was just hanging out unable to do much.

like i said go BIG or go home. Parker is just as into Halloween as i am and even made me pull out last years decor in July. (of course its not up yet) just hanging around the house as his play things... he loves all of the scary stuff. So this year we are doing it up big. For all the reasons listed above and my own shear pleasure (and parkers). So here is what im thinking...

How awesome and easy is this? all you do is print out the template for the mice on Martha Stewart's craft blog, trace onto black paper and tape up.

Also on Marthas blog.... love this one too.

I love this idea too, i like how they embellished the letters. they seem so easy to make... we will see..

more ideas floating around in my head...

I found so many cute wreaths, im sure ill only do one but its hard to choose...

of course cob web draped over things. i would like to find a runner for my square table. maybe some garland wrapped around my curtain rods? im makeing pumpkin shaped pancakes and putting faces on some glasses for pumpkins and filling with oj...

like a said its a bit early but hey im not going to want to do much when im awaiting our lil ladies arrival in october so i figure next month is Fall enough :) im feeling super crafty lately and so is Parker so ill let you know how our crafts and decorating work out.