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Look at me, I haven’t posted in 2 months and now three posts in a row, I’m freakin’ crazy.

I’ll end my blogging today with a couple pictures.














This may have been one of the reasons we had to ban candy from the house.  Kenzie may have loved her candy just a little bit too much!


Proof that all those sleepless nights were worth it!


January 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


So I have a few resolutions. 

I need to lose some weight.  Damn babies like to leave me with a few extra pounds and I think I must be getting to the end of the time frame where I can say that “I just had a baby”.  Not only that, everyone here needs to start eating better (sorry Darren & Mackenzie, that means you too).  Starting the 1st I’ve eliminated all sweets in the house.  Kenzie and I are still detoxing.

I’m going to make my business successful.  I’d say I was going to try, but that’s not good enough.  I will make it work.  Period.

I also need to find me again.  Since having Mackenzie I’ve kind of lost sight of Kristi, and damn she was fun, so this year I’m going to find her again.  A friend said something that made me realize what I had already suspected.  “As long as you can still call yourself Kristi, and not just Mackenzie’s or Oliver’s Mom, you’re doing ok”.   Well guess what, I haven’t been much besided Mackenzie’s Mom, and I’m kind of bored with myself.  I started off the New Year by reading my first book.  Haha, not my first book, but the first book in three years that had more than 10 words to a page.  The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Dias.  (Thanks Ray for the suggestion)  I finished it in 2 and 1/2 days and damn it felt good!

January 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Here is little Ollie. 

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Its a…..wait for it…….BOY!!!!!!

Hey Its Darren, I hijacked Kristi’s blog to let you know its a boy!!!!! 

Oliver Patrick Carrara was born at 3:42PM, he was 22″ and weighed 8 lbs 12 oz.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

I’m no Hero…

One advantage of having a baby during the day is the anaesthesiologist is there lickity split.  I got the epidural at 2PM and I am down to one small patch of pain.  Hopefully this baby will be here soon!

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bring on the pain.

Three hours into the pitocin and I’m feeling it.  The contractions are now making me stop and listen.

And now the dilema……..epidural or no epidural.  I didn’t have time to have one with Mackenzie, she was in a hurry to get into this world.  This baby is the complete opposite already.

Here comes another one.  Oh, that was a good one. 

For some reason I’m reluctant to ask for the epidural.  I have no idea why.  Is it pride, or just plain stupidity?

I have two voices going through my head.  “You can do it Kristi” and “Don’t be a hero”  Which one do I listen to?

One more contraction and I think I’m goin’ for it.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Baby day!

Knowing that the end was in sight I surprisingly slept  better than I have in weeks. 

We arrived at the hospital at 7:00 a.m. and waited, and waited.  The midwife just tried to break my water and now we’re waiting again for labor to begin.  If nothing happens on it’s own, they’ll start the pitocin.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Carrara Accounting Solutions

So I’m going for it. Carrara Accounting Solutions will be up and running shortly. With any luck I’ll have my first client by the end of the week and my days here with the devil will be numbered!

I need some help though.

I need your opinion on a logo. Click here and tell me what you think.


What about a domain name?  Any ideas.  My first choices or are taken of course.  What about,,  Is it too cheesy to add the number?  It seem everything I want is taken.

l also need recommendations for a good laptop.  What make, model, specks?  Am I going to hate it if it has Vista on it?  Where do you get good pricing?

So come on people, help me out. You too, lurkers.

July 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments