Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts...holiday weight, new blog, Black Friday


I love being random...I sometimes wonder if there is any other way to be???  I have posted my Random Tuesday Thoughts over at my new blog...iKandi
Check it out and follow me...I am super excited to stay connected with all of you! 


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Monday, November 15, 2010

OH NO...NOT LICE!!!!

So of course I knew the day would come that I got a call from the school letting me know that one of my girls has lice. It just goes with being in Elementary school and being around other kids.


Well today the call the dreaded call came. It was a little interesting because when the secretary was telling me about one of my girls...she said that Bug (that's how we will refer to one of my girls...it really is her nickname...no pun intended, I swear) had "an egg" of lice in her hair. Now I don't know about you but I haven't EVER seen.....

To get the rest of the story...my blog page has changed to iKandi...please head over there and follow me!  I appreciate all my followers so much and would love for you to follow me over at my new blog.  This one will be unavailable to be seen online in a couple of weeks.  The new one is the same thing...just without the names of my family and our locations, etc.

Thanks so much for continuing to follow me and when you come over I will be able to refollow you from there!

God bless you guys!
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Fat Tastes better than Thin Feels!!!

There was a time not too long ago that I decided that fat tastes better than thin feels...otherwise more people would be thin. I went with that theory because it allowed me to eat delicious food and exercise very little. Then REALITY hit me...Hello Kandi...are you in a fantasy world? Ahhh yes, that does sound too good to be true...but none the less I lived it and now need to lose the weight. Arghh!!

...for the rest of the story...my blog page has actually changed over to iKandi.  Please go to my new blog and follow me there...I am going to be closing this one down in the next couple of weeks.

Can't wait to have you follow me again on the new blog...same type of info...just more secure without naming my childrens names, our location, etc.

Thanks guys!!



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Sunday, November 14, 2010

I saw Nick Vujicic, the man without arms and legs...AMAZING!!!

What a BLESSING I received today!!!  In our little small town we were blessed today with the presence of Nick Vujicic...the man without arms and legs at a local church!!  For those of you not aware of Nick's story...Nick was born without arms and legs and has since learned his purpose in life and travels all around the world bringing HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of people to the Lord!!!
To read the rest of this story...please head over to my new blog at http://www.ikandi.org/!



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My blog moved...please follow me!!

I am proud to announce that I have a new blog where I can write without revealing the identities of my family...that makes me feel much more secure. :) Please head on over to...www.ikandi.org and follow me! Im excited to keep following you guys and being a part of the blog world again!
Thanks guys!

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Hello dear bloggy friends....

I am SO EXCITED to be back up and running in the blog world that I SO missed!!!  Due to my displaying my families names, our location, etc....I decided to go ahead and start another blog starting where I left off here!  I love you guys so much and love to follow each of and you am SO hoping that you will follow me over at my new blog!  Same idea, same style, just a different name!!!

Please head on over to:  http://ikandiblog.blogspot.com/  it is actually going to be called http://www.ikandi.org/ but being that it takes a little while for it to come up on the net after you register a domain you can go to the first link for now. :)

I love you guys all so much and love love the twins that follow my blog as well as the fellow twin and high order multiple moms!  Please head on over to follow me...

I will be removing this blog from the internet in a couple of weeks...so please head on over now! 
Thank you all so much!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My little scare...

I have received a lot of response to my last post about making my blog private and people wanting to know what happened.

It wasn't something that happened directly to me and I am choosing to not wait until it does...LOL.

About 4 weeks ago there was a man that lives a couple of cities (about 45 min) away from our town that was starting to prank call a lot of the girls in this community, many of which we knew.  One of them happened to be my sister in law, some were my 14 year old nieces friends and this man was doing obscene things on the phone when he was talking to all of these girls.  He said things like, "I'm gonna kill you" to 14 year old girls.  Now that wasn't the scary part...the scary part was that he knew a little too much about all the people he was talking to.  Mind you he called over 1000 women in this community and he knew if they had spouses and when they were at work.  For the young girls that he was calling, he knew what their moms looked like and a lot about them and their moms.  Thankfully he was on the front page of the paper last week after being arrested.  That was all it took for me to realize that I have given too much access to the "crazy" people out there to know about my family.

Having said that, I work from home and have many of my business partners (some of which I know, many of which I don't) on my facebook.  So yesterday I deleted everyone of my girls pictures off of my facebook.  Then I thought about my blog and I really love being a blogger and love having followers and being a follower, but it dawned on me that my whole life was on the Internet. 

I know some might say, "what are the odds"...the thing is, there are odds which means that there are some people that are targeted and God only knows what happens after that.  I would never forgive myself if I lured a predator to my family.  I am such an absolute freak about things like that anyway that I can't imagine how I became so relaxed about the Internet. 

Not to mention I have identical twin girls which is kind of a novelty anyway and I am a little partial but they are just gorgeous and I wouldn't ever want them to be fulfilling someones fantasies because of my inadequacies as a parent in protecting my children.

There...that's about it a lot more than you probably bargained for. 

I love you all and have visited your sites on many occasions.  I love the comments and feedback that you all have given me with my girls and in situations where we didn't know what to do.  I look forward to continuing growing our bloggy friendship for years to come.

If you haven't already, please leave a comment with your email so I can add you to my readers list after my blog goes private.  Friday will be the last day that I will have it open to the public.  I look forward to having many of continue to be followers.

God bless you all and your families!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Making my blog private...

For safety reasons...we are choosing to make our blog private.  Please send me your email address so I can add you to the readers list.  I enjoy having a blog so much but there was a big scare recently close to our town that brought out the protective side of us.  :)
So we love all of you that follow us and would love for you to continue to read our blog...but you will have to send your email address to us so we can invite you.
Thanks so much for your understanding...it's our job as parents to protect our children.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Girls 1st day of 2nd grade...

This should just about sum up why I haven't been able to blog for the past couple of months and the first day the girls go to school...here I find myself.  :)

Working from home is SUCH a blessing however it does have its challenges during the summer break.  We worked through it great and they are ready to go back and I am ready to get some work done during the day again...

The girls started 2nd grade today!!  I can't believe it.  They looked so super cute and I love that they love dressing alike!

They are in separate classes and when I walked them to class this morning (hoping to hang out in each class for a short time), they let the girls sit down and then we (the parents) were shooed out...OMG.
I wasn't ready for the boot in 2nd grade, I still like to be in there and make sure they know where they're sitting and that everything is ok.  Perhaps this is a hint to us moms on when to start to cut at least one of the apron strings. It'll take me a little while to digest that actually I never really will...i just thought that was the right thing to say.

I am so proud of my precious girls and so excited for what 2nd grade has to offer..





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Friday, July 16, 2010

Aloha Friday...favorite state!

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too!

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My Question:
What's your favorite state that you've been to?

First and foremost...I love the state I was born and raised in, California.  I know you are thinking I am insane and asking for the punishment this state is dishing out a little crazy, but I just love the climate, I love the seasons, I love the fact that I can drive an hour to the snow or an hour to the ocean.  It's been an excellent place to grow up and I love that I am able to raise my kids here too!
As for states that I have been to...I am a big fan of Manhattan, NY!  I love the pace and everything about it.  One of my favorite things was the subway, the fact that you don't actually have to own a vehicle was awesome!  If I chose to not be a parent and raise a family, I would have moved to NY in a heartbeat!

Happy Friday!

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New Friend Friday...


Hop on over to The Girl Creative and link up to meet some new bloggy friends.  It's a great way to get followers and find others with similar interests.

Just for the fun of it...add your link below.  I am just learning how to do the whole "mclinky" thing and would love your help and then head on over to The Girl Creative to do it again...
it'll be like a practice. :)

Happy Friday!





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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday Mugs...


There is a super cute blog post over at Oswald Cuties for those of us who either don't have time on Mondays to type a single word or who are too tired from the weekend to muster anything up...


My girls ready for school on their 7th birthday...

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very productive Monday!
Don't forget to link up over at Oswald Cuties and show off one of your Monday Mugs!
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Father's Day 2010 in SF

For Father's Day this year we let my husband decide where he wanted to go...he picked San Francisco.  I liked this idea because the only time the girls had been there was for the zoo but that's on the opposite side of the city, so they would love this too.  So we all got ready to go with myself, my girls, Adam and my mom.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day!
When we first got there we thought it would be fun to get the girls characture done...

We decided to go down to Pier 39...my girls would love the fun atmosphere down there with the sea lions, the fun people that dress in all silver and the street shows that happen all over.


We had fun going through the pier showing the girls all the super cute shops and letting them ride some of the rides.

Then we found a great spot to get our picture taken with the island that housed the prison Alcatraz...so in the above picture with the family you can see Alcatraz along with the picture you can see it behind the girls too!

We had been there for a couple of hours when we saw that there was a dancing street show about to start...we love these so we got in the front row.  Little did we know that because they were in the front row...that this group of dancers were going to look for two REALLY TALL white guys.  They spotted my husband Adam right away.  I was cracking up!
When they found the other tall white guy...we learned that one of the dancers were going to do a flip over the top of these two guys.  This was hilarious.  What a Father's Day!

So of course, I recorded it on my phone so here is the grand finale of dance show with Adam in it...super fun!
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Then...we got the text that Adam's brother Mikey's wife was delivering her baby right then...we packed up got in the car and headed to the hospital about 3 hours away to be able to meet our new baby nephew and welcome him into this world.  WOW...what a day!

I am very thankful for such a wonderful husband but more  importantly such an AMAZING father to my precious girls.  I couldn't hand pick a better dad for my little ladies and that is such a blessing.  Thank you Jesus!




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The girls' first sleep over...

A couple of weeks ago we decided that we would let the girls each invite a friend to sleep over because im crazy.  It is interesting with twins (especially identical) this is something I haven't ever really thought of before because they always have their best friend with them. 

This was going to be the first time that they had "friends" not cousins stay the night with them.  So they were pretty excited.  The girls that we asked, ironically, they hadn't ever stayed with anyone other than family before either, so it was a first for all the girls...that made all of them feel better. :)

So I called and asked the moms first and they both said yes, they were coming over Friday afternnoon.

So Isabella arrives (Emilie's invite) and she is so excited...but I can see the diappointment in Erynn that her friend isn't there yet.  (That darn mom guilt kills us...and gets me every time)

About an hour later Erynn's friend, Lauren, finally arrives and we decide that we'll go swimming before the BIG NIGHT...

It just so happened that my girls had been in Vacation Bible School all that week and this was the last day and they were doing a "Celebration" at the park for everyone to come and enjoy dinner, snow cones, bounce houses, they had a swimming pool, etc.  I thought thank you Jesus this would be a lot of fun!
As the 4 of them were getting dressed, I figured they might as well GLAM up a little...so I pulled out all of the glitter and the kids innocent makeup.  They had so much fun putting eye shadow and glitter on each other even though I didn't know how we were going to get it off, it was so super cute to watch.

Then it was time to go...

They ate, played on the bounce house, the playground, etc. and to our surprise the church picnic had scheduled a ventriloquist to talk to the kids.  He was HILARIOUS! 
So on the way home I figured that we probably let them stay up until they fall asleep on a sleep over (that's what we did when I was little)...so even though it was 9:30pm we might as well stop and get ice cream. 

The girls were wired!! 

It was time to get jammies on and I thought we could take the TV out of our room and put it in the loft (where the girls were sleeping) and get them all ready for bed, pop popcorn and they could fall asleep watching a movie in the right spot please let this work, my eyes were closing I was so tired.

They watched the movie, Evan Almight (one of our favorites) and were starting to wind down.

And even our puppy was taking part in their sleep over!

They all fell asleep before the movie was over except for Lauren...she watched the whole thing.  And they slept perfect.

I didn't correct the girls on anything they were doing the whole night...just let them have their sleep over the way they wanted...for instance, my girls felt that since they had "their friend" there with them that every where they went, their friend had to follow...it was pretty funny but no one knew the difference cuz they hadn't ever done this before either. 

But thankfully there were NO problems at all.  Everyone got along great, they each had a blast...I had to go to training for my business the next morning, so my husband Adam made them breakfast and they sat at the bar and ate it...

Thank you to all of you who offered suggestions...we are excited to have another one and so are the girls. 






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Friday, July 9, 2010

New Friend Friday...


The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays! Each week you will have the chance to add a link to your main blog to the ever growing list below. New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list!
The Rules are Simple:

~Add a link to your main blog and the Linky tools below...
~Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
~Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
~There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
~Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.

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So, tell me, where do you all live? State is fine. :) I'm from CAbut I feel like Utah and probably Texas kind of corner the market on bloggers! lol Curious to see if I'm right or wrong. ;)
If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click {HERE} to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!




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Aloha Friday...Summer

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too!
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

 
My Question:
What's your favorite part of summer?
 
I love summer...I have always been a fan of the heat vs. the cold...hence why I live in California. :) 
My favorite part of summer is the weather, the freedom to do what we want with our girls when we want.  The parties that we get to have...I will post pictures of our Father's Day, the Sleep Over as well as our 4th of July party we just had.
I love the nights that seem like they go forever and I thank God that we have a pool!
 
Happy Friday everyone!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aloha Friday...sleep overs


In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
What advice do you have for our first "sleep over" tonight?

I don't really have any advice on this topic because my girls just finished 1st grade and even though they have slept at family members houses...they have never had their own "official" sleep over. 
So tonight (Friday night) they are each having a friend spend the night.  Do you remember your first sleep over with your kids and if so do you have any advice on how to make this a fun, argument free (lol), evening?

Don't forget to hop on over to An Island Life to link up!



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Follow and Be Followed Here at Trendy Treehouse!
Enter your link below & follow the blogs you love.
It's that simple. Have fun!
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HCG...Day 5

Today started off normal...however I did have an idea that I would eat breakfast a little later than I usually do so that I don't have as much time in between eating.  Considering last night...that was rough for me.

So it was time to weigh and considering that I had "cheated" last night I didn't anticipate losing any...actually I was hoping to not have gained. 

I lost 1 pound...totaling 6 pounds!!  Thank you Jesus!

So I ate a 1/2 of a grapefruit and drank some water.

Oddly, I can tell you that I was not feeling hungry today.

Lunch consisted of a turkey burger patty (with sea salt which has to be included in my diet every day) along with a sliced tomato.  Seriously, I almost couldn't finish the turkey burger patty. 

So things were going much better today.

I had 9 strawberries for my snack and that carried me until I had made dinner for a large group of our friends.  We had homemade tacos with those phenomenal tortillas from Costco that are like they are raw and you put them in a heated pan and they puff up like home made tortillas...aye yai yai...this is a down fall for me.  I made about 12-15 of those tacos and didn't have a desire to have one.  Of course I know how delicious they would have been but was not starving.

Also...NO LIGHT HEADED tonight!  No headache either. 

Tonight was awesome. 
Going in to dinner I had eaten a total of 220 calories...now understand that if you tried to do this without the HCG, your body would starve.  But my body is releasing about 2000 to 4000 calories from fat a day because of the HCG.  This allows my body to take calories where it needs them so we are distributing the stored fat. 

So for dinner I had crab with a K (imitation crab) and haven't had my vegetable yet.  Hmmm...what to have, what to have.

I can already tell you that I can tell a difference in my belly...it has gone down. 

Can't wait to weigh in the morning...no cheating tonight.  Thank you Jesus!  36 days to go!  LOL
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