I’m an open book

Ok! Ok! since everyone else is doing it, I will too! If you have a question for me I will answer it! Ask me anything – I’m an open book people! I will respond to the questions on Friday September 13th! (uh-oh Friday the 13th, should I be worried about this now?). Have fun!

Shelly Cunningham - Kari,
How many kids do you want? Do you hope for twins? Do you want one of each? Or do you have a boy/girl preference? Do you have names picked out?

What is it like working at home? Pros? Cons?

What do you miss most about Kori? What is your favorite thing to do with her?

What is your top book recommendation? Maybe your favorite three?

Who made your blog? It’s so beautiful. I love the sparkliness of it!

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my new baby Canon 70D

Since I started this blog, the idea of getting another camera has been more and more of a thought to me. I just use my iPhone for everything and while it’s great for a quick shot, I wanted more. Nick and I are trying to start a family and I want a nice camera, from the beginning ,to start capturing and recording everything.

Nick has always been interested in making short films, about what I’m not sure. But, pretty much our entire relationship he’s been wanting a nice video camera. So on Sunday he woke me up and took me to the local camera store to look at video cameras. The sales associate immediately pointed out the new Canon 70d. It was a perfect new hobby for the both of us! I could use it for my blooming interest in photographer and he could use it to create films! Although it was spendy, we dove right in.

Here is the first photo I took with my new baby –


I have a lot to learn but I am very excited! I can’t wait to share more photos with you!


Mom - NICE 🙂 I also can’t wait to see what Nick comes up with

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almost kidnapped

A story about a time you were very afraid.

I am scared of just about everything, and I have anxiety, always thinking the worst will happen. I also have night terrors. So this prompt, for me, could go on and on.

When I was a teenager, I went shopping at a local mall with Kori and my mom. It was a pretty uneventful shopping trip . It was a busy and crowded while we were walking through Macy’s, my mom a couple steps ahead of Kori and I.

As we were walking, I felt a hand cover my mouth and a man’s voice whisper in my ear “Don’t scream.” I didn’t regconize the man’s voice, we just kept walking while he had his hand over my mouth. It was probably just a minute, maybe not even that, but it felt like a lifetime for me. A million thoughts were trembling through my mind. Why didn’t anyone see me? What was going on? Who was this guy?

Kori finally noticed, speechless for a moment and then squeaked out “Mom….?” My mom turned around and smiled! She smiled! Smiling while a man has his hand over her daughters mouth! The guy let go of me, said hello to my mom and gave her a friendly hug.

Wait, what? My mind just cannot wrap itself around what just happened. My mom knows this guy? Yes, she knew him, they were co-workers. She introduced him to Kori and I. He thought it was funny. Kori and I looked at each other knowing he was crazy and so beyond not funny. Not funny one bit! It was one of the most scariest moments in my life…and not funny one bit!

Shelly Cunningham - NOT FUNNY ONE BIT! I was holding my breath the whole time. That is horrible! What an awful human being!

Kori Hiser - I remember Mom being pissed after saying hi. She ripped him a new one! That was definitely a scary moment! I didn’t know whether to scream or not and I remember frantically looking around to see if anyone had noticed! I definitely remember Mom laying into him right then and there though because I was thinking to myself psssh, remember never to get on her bad side again! LOL

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Honesty is the Best Policy

Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.

This goes back to my first Blogtember post, it’s a piece of advice my Dad has always told me:

Honesty is the best policy.

The biggest most singular regret in my relationship is that I HAVE lied to Nick and yep, I was caught. And the worst part? It wasn’t even something worth lying about! It was really lame and stupid, and why couldn’t I have just told the truth? It really hurt his feelings. Nick has since said to me that what made him mad was the fact that I lied to him, not that I had charges on my credit card. (see stupid lie!!) And to date, it’s the only real argument we’ve ever had in 10 years. It was really stupid. I had no business lying, especially to Nick. From that moment on, I swore to myself that it wouldn’t happen again. My integrity is too important.

Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Respect is earned. Loyalty is returned.

Lenny - Your Dad seems to have given you and Kori some great advice over the years. 🙂 Love it!

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I would see the world!

If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do?

I really like my life right now.

I have a job that I love (Social Media Specialist for AGS Stainless Inc.|Home of Clearview® Cable and Glass Panel Railing Systems).

I have an adorable house that, the more I decorate and organize the more I love.

Nick and I are in a good place right now. And, finally, we are trying to start a family!

There isn’t much I would take 3 months off of. Maybe to take 3 months off from taking Paislee potty every couple hours, LOL?

Seriously though, if money weren’t an issue, I would want to travel.


I don’t three months would even be long enough though!

Shelly Cunningham - I’M SO EXCITED!!! I can’t wait for you to start having BABIES. I am just ridiculously happy for you and think you will be the cutest pregnant girl ever. Ever!

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