Always remember

After a near-accident on the way to bringing Karissa to school, (never try to cross traffic on a very busy multi-lane street kids, especially when you can’t see me.. your oncoming traffic), I’ve decided to sit down for a few and relax. I’m glad I was going slow since we were coming up on a red light. She was moving perpendicular to my car. Why, I ask, would anyone put themselves in that situation? Did you really need to be in my lane so badly that you risk yourself? It’s not worth it, folks. I posted this, this morning on […]

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Birth Story… Alexis

I have been meaning to do this for a while. So here we go: My pregnancy with Alexis was easier than Karissa’s. It wasn’t new so I knew what to expect. I did get pretty sick a few times. I had the stomach flu and though I didn’t want to eat, I was told to eat. I had the flu, which I was closely monitored. With Karissa’s heart surgery, the doctors wanted to watch my pregnancy with Alexis more closely. I had ultrasounds every few weeks and more prenatal appointments. Since I was given level 3 ultrasounds outside of our […]

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Blueberry iced tea, Linux, and organization…

I created a few Linux web servers and I destroyed them. All in the name of practice. I’m becoming a little more familiar with it. In a way, I’m liking CentOS distribution just a little bit more than Ubuntu. Only because CentOS is more newbie friendly. Sometime I will point this domain over to a web server that I created. I’m sitting in Starbucks now just watching Tommy study and other people drinking iced coffee. I have my iced blueberry black tea cause it’s awesome. I have been having organization problems for so long. I’m still trying to get everything […]

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18 going on…

I think one of the hardest transitions in life may be the transition from childhood to adulthood. One day you are 17 and the next, you are 18 and legally an adult. Although mentally you are still a kid. Watching Karissa trying to adjust and seeing her nervousness, I try not to take over and just do things myself. Yesterday she had to sign a medical paper. Today she had to speak to the financial aid person at the community college. I could see that she so wanted to give me back the phone, but she is 18 and the […]

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Birth Story… Karissa

Since it’s almost her 18th birthday, I should type up Karissa’s birth story. She was an easy pregnancy. All the excitement happened after her birth. Hmmm, where do I start? Karissa Charlene was born on a Wednesday. I remembered this because I was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Tuesday night and thanking her for allowing me to watch it before I gave birth. Her middle name is after Kevin’s mom. I had no clue if she was going to be a girl or boy since the Army hospital had a policy on not revealing the baby’s sex. Some story […]

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Birth Story… Alexis

Alexis has an interesting school assignment. She needs to write the story of her birth.. but in first person, in her point of view. So I had to tell her the story of her birth. Then I thought I’d share it here. Now I need to write Karissa’s birth story. This was the email I sent Alexis since I thought it would be easier to write: Once upon a time, there was a little redhead. No, really… I was pregnant with you for 8 months. Your dad was in Iraq, so your sister and I moved to California from Oklahoma […]

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