Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 6:41 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Aaron and his Aunt! ~In case you were wondering....no I did not make the costumes (Jacob made his). But other than that we got all the costumes on Ebay and Etsy for a steal! And I've been so busy I wouldn't have had the time to even think about making costumes!
The beginning of Kaylie's week long sugar high.....oh joy.....
Super Girl and Dorthy...aka....Brynnlee and Kaylie posing for the camera.
The Whole Clan on Halloween Night! What Fun!!!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 6:53 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
We're just so freakin excited to see each other.
Still making a huge scene....I was laughing so hard I was crying....it was pretty fun!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 7:23 PM
Okay so I've been pretty busy these past few months and for his Birthday dad was gone and it was just me and the kids. So we threw together an owl cake (look familiar??) And this was Aaron before the cake and.....
This is Aaron after. Kaylie was having a fit because he made such a mess. It took three bath tubs full to clean the 1 inch thick layer of frosting out of this guy's hair!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 7:10 PM
Saturday, July 17, 2010
~This was the first 4th of July Parade that I can say I had Hot Chocolate. I usually have a Popsicle or smoothie, but it was so cold that when Great Harvest (who was just across the street) posted a "Hot Chocolate" Sign.....literally half the people on our side of the street ran across to get some.
Here's a random picture of Aaron at Kaylie's Dance Recital in June. This poor lil guy has been teething like mad.
Here's Kaylie just after her Dance Recital. She did so good....which was a sigh of relief for me, I've worked so hard over the last 6 months to help her learn her dances....and no matter how hard I worked she never seemed to get it. But once she got on stage in front of all the people, she lit up and let it out. She did so good on her first dance that it made me cry. The second dance...well she did okay, she was just really focused on the Balloon that she wanted.
And say Hello to my "living nightmare"....yet Jacob's "Dream Come True'. For the last several months Jacob has been working like crazy on building his Dad's GTO, which has been in pieces since before we got married.
(I call this car 'the other woman', as Jacob disappears for days at a time to work on it).
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 10:25 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
- Sunday: I was as sick as a dog....thank you allergies.
- Monday: Kaylie bit another girl in her dance class on the eye....nice.
- Tuesday: It rained, like it has been for the last several days.
- Wednesday: Kaylie spent 3/4ths of the day in Time Out.
- Thursday: I was puked on by Aaron, very randomly.
- Friday: I held a sick, crying kid all day long.
- Saturday: Aaron's still sick, and I'm a week behind on laundry, dishes, cleaning and just about everything else in my life.
Even though all these and more happened this week, I just feel blessed!
I guess it was cause I got to meet up with a few of my High School girl friends.....and they always brighten up my week. Thanks gals...love ya!
Sure we still have no idea where exactly life will take us in the next year, and there's a million other problems in life, I'm content...I feel like I'm where I belong.
So thanks to all of you out there who are keeping us in your thoughts and prayers...we still have a LONG way to go, but we know that sooner or later we will get there.
Hope life is being kind to all of you!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 1:56 PM
Monday, May 31, 2010
~They had one loaded week of fun and playing!
~On Friday we went to the Zoo! Even though it was raining like crazy the clouds parted and the sun came out just in time for our visit. It was perfect! All the animals were out and about!
~Here's Kaylie by the flamingos....she decided that they were definitely her favorites! (Of course that's a given because she loves pink....like Barbie).
Here's Kaylie, Aaron and Katelyn sitting on the Tiger....it was funny because coming around the corner my dad jumped because he thought it was real!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 3:19 PM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
~Would you like a FREE Hooter the Owl Pillow?
~I'd like to see one of my friends or family get it!
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You can pick between four different colors for wings. Original (Tan wings) Pink, Blue and Yellow!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 8:52 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 1:03 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Let me tell you a little about Aaron:
Aaron likes football, stacking cups, balls and blond girls (he really loves blonds.)
He is learning how to crawl, right now he only really crawls backward and rolls all over the place. He's into everything all the time!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 4:22 PM
Monday, May 10, 2010
~Let me share a few examples.....(this is long, and again you don't have to read it)
1. Every time I go to "a local store" to get fabric I have had to wait for about 20 minutes (at very least) to get any attention or help. Okay, that's fine....once....maybe. But this has happen repeatedly.
~One time there was an employee that was standing in the isle visiting with her friends and I kept motioning to her to come over and help me, she was staring at me forever and even smiled at me....but totally ignored me...so annoying. I always end up going over the electronics desk and asking for help and this was the response I got last time....."Ummm, all the fabric people are clocked out." (He gets a look from me saying "soooooo?".) Then he rolls his eyes at me and snaps at the other guy at the desk to help me. Note: neither one of them was doing anything. I just thought this was so rude!
2. We recently got forced to get our "TV service" hooked up again, even though we can't afford it and don't want it (I don't really watch TV). Odd as it is, the customer service was awesome in Utah, and they let us suspend and told us we could suspend as long as we need to. But all the sudden in Idaho the customer service is non-existent!
~They call me up and demand $400 or that we get our service hooked up asap. Not only that, they've taken away half our channels and they are forcing us into a higher/more expensive package per month (ignoring our original contract).
~And the guy that came over to hook it up unplugged all our other electronics and we had to have another guy come the next day so we could get our DVD player and everything else to work with our TV. No one there is even slightly interested in helping us at all....and all I have to say is......I'm NEVER using this provider again....(wanna know who...just ask...I'd love to tell you...hehehehehe).
3. I ordered something through the Internet and I was charged $2 extra on my shipping through PayPal, I wasn't given any other options to change the shipping, and on the listing I bought the shipping price clearly wasn't the price I was charged.
~So I called PayPal (who has Great Customer Service BTW) and they told me it was the way the seller had set it up. I contact the seller several days ago....very politely might I add. I explained my situation and that I didn't want to give them negative feedback, but I would like to see this "glitch" solved. No response until yesterday, they refunded the $2 and proceeded to blame the whole situation on me, and what I picked for shipping .....they go on to say.... "but in the name of customer service we've refunded your money, even though it was the shipping you picked" (there was no other option, hence the reason I contacted PayPal and this business).
~Well, turns out that after reading through their feedback, this isn't the first time it has happened, everyone else had to just eat it, so I'm a lucky one I guess. Just made me mad!
4. I had a customer a few weeks back that was very picky, they made me set up a whole different order for them and totally slash the shipping for them (in retrospect: shouldn't have done it, red flags all over that situation). ~Well when she gets her item she gave me bad feedback saying that it was a different fabric than what she expected (even though she typed the title to me which included the fabric) and then she goes on to say she would have never paid that much for the item if she had paid attention to the fabric. And that's my fault how? It hurt my feelings because this "item" she didn't like took me well over an hour to make.
~So because I'm one of the few people left on the face of this planet with a customer service mentality, I contacted her and offered her a free gift of her choice, she replied "ok I guess I want this....." I sent it, and no thanks, no nothing in response....of course.
~The feedback was changed (had to be) but I feel like she left bad feedback knowing the whole system and that I would try to make it up to her. It's one of those situations that I totally feel taken advantage of, and I'm still perturbed over....oh well, I did everything I could to make it right, even though it clearly wasn't in my control.
5. Here's a positive example! A few weeks ago I had to take Aaron to the Doctor for an ear infection and then go to the pharmacy to pick up an antibiotic.
~Needless to say...Aaron was a crabby mess, he was crying and super cranky. I'm outside the pharmacy and trying to traffic Kaylie into the store (who was all over the place singing about whatever). I was up all night for a week with Aaron and I looked it, so I'm sure I looked like a train wreck to everyone around. Anyway, as I was walking to the store and I was about 30 ft away and this guy (very scary biker guy, with a long beard and wife-beater shirt on) stopped in front of the automatic door and waited for me to walk in.....WHAT A GENTLEMEN!!!! I thought, even though he was scary looking, what a good guy. He said "Hello" to me and "hi cutie" to Kaylie. I was floored....so there are nice people left in this world, and they are never who you'd expect.
~Through all this I've learned a valuable lesson......'Do unto others as you would have done to you'.....and mean people are a dime a dozen. Even though nice people, the people who go out of their way to be polite may be few in number, but they stand out.
~I will forget these people who were less than friendly but I will never for get the "Scary looking nice guy at the pharmacy." And I'm definitely learning not to judge a book by its cover!
~Also I'm trying double hard to teach Kaylie to be polite, and to think of others first....because if we all did that just imagine how much better life would be!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 12:15 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
~HURRY though...because I'm already at 48 sales and Counting!!!
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Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 2:51 PM
~I had to go back into the Dentist yesterday, because on Saturday I realized that a piece of one of my teeth was still in! And it was super sharp....it was cutting my cheek every time I talked or ate. (So sick of the taste of blood).
~So they had me come in, they say its pretty common to have left over bone fragments afterwards and they said since it was buggin' me they'd pull it out. (I tried having Jacob pull it out on Saturday, with no success....and it hurt so bad I'm still surprised I didn't punch him in the face...every time he pulled it would shoot pain up into my head, yes I cried like a baby.)
~Long story short...it wasn't part of my tooth, it was part of my jaw....so every time they pulled no wonder it hurt. They chipped off the tip, so it's not sharp and it's already starting to heal....finally I can see life returning back to normal.
~Moral of the story......DON'T PUT OFF GETTING YOUR WISDOM TEETH OUT!!!
BTW- Thanks for all your stories, it helps to know I'm not alone!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 2:36 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
-But now a week later, I'm still having a lot of trouble eating. My jaw hurts really bad, and it feels like the dentist might have put a stitch in my cheek, so I have a hard time talking still.
-I went to my little sis's track meet yesterday and there was this lady sitting next to us eating some fast food and she was like flaunting it (ok maybe not flaunting it, but to me it felt that way) I wanted to grab her food and throw it in her face, just because I wanted it soooo bad. (I would NEVER do that, just so you know).
-I can eat solids, but it literally took me 45 minutes to eat 1 pancake last night, and it drives me crazy because I like to eat fast, I don't enjoy eating for long periods of time....I guess I get bored. I've lost over 5 lbs and I'm starting to feel like I'm never going to be able to eat again.
-So what was your experience, how long was it for you before they stopped hurting and you could REALLY eat normal foods again? I just want to know. Thanks!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 2:24 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
~Warning this is another long, and ridiculously boring post, you are under no obligation to read it, better yet just scroll over it.~
~So its no real secret that we've had our share of struggles here at the Flamm house for the last few years. It all started with Jacob's eyes, then a cancer scare, a rough pregnancy, several dishonest people, colicky baby, getting laid off, having to move for the 5th time in 4 years (all over the place), not having a job or answers just fall into our laps...and the list goes on and on. Over the past year or so I guess I've spent a lot of time on my knees, basically because I just can't stand it any more.
~I used to pray for it all to stop, for it all to be a bad dream. But now I give thanks for all that I have learned, because the lessons I've learned (as awful an experience it's been) are priceless. I guess I'm grateful for these trials.....(can't believe I'm saying it.) I've learned a lot from all this, and I won't bore you with the details. But I wouldn't trade what I've learned for anything.
~I used to focus on everything negative even when there was literally nothing negative to focus on (I have really bad anxiety so true to form I'd always find something). I was always looking from the top down, just waiting to fall. But after falling repeatedly, falling isn't so scary anymore. I guess I'm saying I've gotten braver, and stronger all because I stopped just standing my problems and started kneeling.
~So to all those of you out there who can't stand your problems, try kneeling. And like my "new favorite song of the week" (Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice) says "never let your prayin' knees get lazy" and somehow you will always find the strength to go on, even when you have no idea of whats ahead.
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 7:11 PM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
~And To All My Friends and Family I'm offering a huge discount on your custom Tutu. You pick the color, size, pattern and length! All Tutus come with a free matching Hair Clip.~
~Just contact me, leave a comment or visit my shop if you are interested
~I'll give it to you super cheap...so cheap I don't want to advertise it!~
This one is my favorite....Neapolitan Fairy Tutu, it's pink, brown and cream with a Brown Satin Ribbon Bow and matching Hair Clip (you pick bow or flower.) This one is about 12" long and super fluffy all my tutus have over 100 yards of tulle, because the fluffier the better!
Posted by Jacob and Krista Flamm at 1:12 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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