Heinz 57


Not the condiment…

No I have always been told I am a little of this and a little of that.  So that means a Heinz 57 type of person.  Who knows exactly what my heritage is.  I know that part of me is English and German.  (German of course for my strength… I always say I am a  big,strong German Girl).  But the rest is up for grabs.  I would love to know more and have connections going way back to whatever would be way back there.

But I don’t. And I am ok with that.

If I had to guess I would say that I have an Italian soul.  I love to celebrate with food.  As I type this up I am waiting for meat to brown so I can make a delicious first day of school lasagna.  It is a big day!  So that means a big meal.  I also know I must be at least 10% Italian because I truly feel like life should be celebrated with family and with friends.  Even right now my parents are coming to hear about the first day of 3rd grade and kindergarten.  We are all excited for the news and the pandemonium.  I am all a tether just waiting and cooking.

I DARE YOU TO COMMENT > > What makes you want to make a meal and celebrate??

(Short Blog… my kids are HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  All had a great day!!)



About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

8 responses »

  1. I LOVE YOU! You are an amazing woman. We are reading, just not commenting. Don’t give up! ;^)

    I will bake for just about anything. If you are 10% Italian, I think I am probably 80% sugar, 10% butter, 5% almond, 5% hot pink food coloring!

    Hugs! Happy New Year to you and yours!

    • YEAH!!!! THANKS SARAH!!!! I can see people are reading since my stats are fair each day. One day I hit 168 views!!! Since then more like 50’s but I am still at it. I am really enjoying it.

      Thank you soooo much for encouraging me and commenting. It was so exciting to see comments tonight. Woo hoo!!! Engage anytime!!! I would love it!!!!

  2. So glad to hear the first day of school went so great!! A whole week left for us! What would make me fix a big meal to celebrate with? Hmm…..I would say having my whole family together at the same moment…Carpe Diem for dinner! It doesn’t happen a lot, I wish it happened more, but for now I will “seize the moment” when it does:)

  3. For me, a reason for making a big meal of celebration would be; “we are all together at the same time!” Carpe Diem for a big family dinner! It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does I “seize the moment” to sit down with my family:)

    • Thanks Amy for the comment! I knew you would rise the call for commenting. It was great to see your post. You know I love to gather! Can’t wait to plan a dinner with your family again… maybe before the Super Bowl!!??!!

  4. Kristin, I’m so glad your family could gather to eat together and hear the first day stories. That’s gold in your kids emotional and social bank accounts!! Blessings!! (Also, I was told by another Kristin with two “i”s that the two “i”s is the Swedish spelling – blog about that why don’t ya!!???)

    • Thanks for the comment Pam! I am so excited to hear you are reading this adventure! I completely agree with the bank accounts. I learned about that at my training job years ago. Everyone’s accounts are usually overdrawn! I am trying to fill em up!
      And thanks for the tidbit on Kristin with to “i’s”! Who knew? I am going to tell my mom!

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