Friday, August 24, 2012

To realize the value of...

To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone Who doesn't have one. To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple. To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate. To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam. To realize The value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn. To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby. To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize The value of one minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane. To realize The value of one second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when You can share it with someone special. To realize the value of a friend or family member: You can't, until you lose one. The origin of this letter is unknown

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Noah

Today would have been the 27 weeks/7 months/third trimester mark in my pregnancy with baby Noah. But instead, today makes it one month ago that I delivered baby Noah's body, held him so close, and kissed his tiny features. Our arms are empty and our home has no newborn stuff in it, but our hearts are filled with the love of God and all of the pregnancy memories and the first moments we had with him. I wanted to get and stay depressed and selfish, but we have chosen to open our hands to peace, comfort, and happiness. I still sing to him and tell him that mommy, daddy, and big brother Isaac love him and are so excited to see him again. God didn't take our baby to make him an angel or to make him a flower in His garden. God didn't take our baby at all. Our baby died as a result of living on the earth--Genesis 3:17 "The ground is cursed because of you". Not because of God, but bc of Adam's choice. Noah's leaving us wasn't part of God's plan either. The Bible tells us all of these things. We also know that we will get to have our baby boy again when we get to heaven. I have never been so eager to get to heaven! We love you Noah Alexander. See you soon.
He was just starting to grow skin on his hands and feet...and he already had fingernails...I couldn't stop feeling them while I held him.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Today was a great day. It started out great and is ending even greater. Got up, did my morning routine withOUT throwing up or having to lay back down! I cleaned the kitchen, dining and living room, did some laundry, and didn't feel faint. My momma came over on her lunch break which Isaac and I loved! After she left we took a lovely nap and then I arranged a shelf in my living room, played with Isaac, cleaned up after Isaac, changed two poopy diapers which reminded me I NEED to go get some diaper genie bags-I'm out! I watched Cars, again, with my son and realized I can almost quote the whole movie. I looked up places online to buy maternity clothes and then thought "who am I kidding? My torso is too long and my hips are too wide to buy anything online and expect it to fit" so I quit looking and just decided to stick with going to Branson and Fayetteville and actually trying on the clothes. I looked on craigslist and the online yard sale to see about car seats and dressers and such, there was some pretty cute stuff, but I'm only 10 weeks and don't want it taking up space yet! Also looked for houses to buy/rent. After John got home from work we ate dinner and then had popcorn and watched a movie, that was fun! While we were watching the movie I was laminating some colored construction paper for Isaac, that way while we're going over our colors he can hold them without tearing them! Every other night, Isaac would be in bed asleep right now seeing how it's 9:15 but, he's not, he's in the bath tub getting all cleaned up and smelling good for good night kisses and hugs. After that I'm going to clean everything up again and sleep so sweetly until around 8 am when he decides to get me out of bed. Tomorrow I plan on waking up and having another great day! It was awesome being able to get up without puking. I'm thinking this whole sickness thing may be over??? Anyway, there you have it, a day in the life of Kandice Kniess.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kniess update

For some reason I couldn't go to sleep during Isaac's naptime today so I'm here doing this instead. Have fun reading forever!

Baby #2 is 10 weeks old inside mommy's belly now. I haven't had my first doctor's visit yet, it's scheduled for the 23rd. I'm excited to go and hear the heartbeat and schedule an ultra sound! Yay!! At first, I wanted another boy so Isaac could have a close buddy to play with but now I'm thinking it needs to be a girl so I don't have to have anymore babies! This pregnancy is anything but fun and exciting. Good news is I'm only throwing 1-2 times a day now! Woo!! But I know that a couple of months after he/she gets here I will be like "Oh I will totally go through that again! It wasn't that bad!". If it's a girl we will be at square one! Although, Princess Addy would be more than happy to pass on some of her stuff, I'm sure. If it's boy we don't have to buy a whole lot of anything! I will have to work on getting Isaac to sleep in a toddler bed before this one is born so we can move Jr into the crib.
Speaking of Mr. John Isaac.... he is definitely an energetic little BOY all the way. He has been picking on/at me when he gets bored and I'm lying on the couch. He plays really well with his toys but after a while he gets very bored and is ready for some action. So he has been watching a little more TV than I like for him to but right now it's what keeps him occupied while I can't. Now that I'm feeling a little better and can play with him for a couple minutes at a time he seems a little more content. He's into climbing on things right now. He will climb, very carefully, on anything around. It's really funny to watch him be so cautious--he definitely got that from me. He started liking the word "no"...quite a bit. I don't mind that he says it playfully during the day or whatever because it's a new word, but when he told me no the other day I swatted his leg and he grabbed it and said "HOT! HOT!" it was soooo hilarious. But he thinks twice before telling me no now. OH! And in one month he grew over half an inch! No wonder he's been eating AALLLL the time! He doesn't turn down food these days. He's still a skinny little guy though. I dunno how.

Now a little about my amazing man. John has been absolutely wonderful with picking up where I left off! He's helped keep the house decent, done most of the laundry, cooks for us when he gets off work, and plays so good with Isaac. He will see that I'm running on empty and tell me to lay down and relax or take a nap and I'm like OK! He works and help take care of things at home and still makes time to be my cuddly husband. He's my knight in shining armor, that's for sure. I have fallen even more in love with him. He started a new job about 2 months ago working on guns. He really enjoys it! He has an opportunity to move up and make good money there. We're excited about it :).

Anyway. That's the update! TTFN! Love to all!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Merry Christmas everyone! I am so excites to spend the next few days out of th house! This pregnancy decided to bring on the sickness early and I have been in the house on the couch for far too long. Really pumped about all the different desserts too! However, the thing I'm looking forward to the most is Isaac opening his gifts! He already got two of them...his monster truck and battery powered 4wheeler. He really enjoys them both! Daddy bought him some stocking stuffers last time he was at Walmart since mommy didnt feel up to doing it this year. I haven't put his other presents under the tree yet cause I know he would already have ripped them open by now...so they're still hiding. Anyway...enough rambling. Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lonely :(

I'm more than ready for my husband to be home. I don't know how army women do this. Or wives with husbands that work a night shift. John is out of town for work and it's so not cool! I need my man! He's only been gone 3 nights and I feel like I haven't seen him in a week. He'll be home tomorrow though..so that's good. Isaac kisses the phone when he talks to daddy. It's so sweet. But uh, other than that I really have nothing to say. Oh, wait, yes I do. If you realized that you are literally KILLING your body with the food you eat everyday....you would SO not eat that for breakfast in the morning!!!! Or lunch, or dinner, or for a snack! AND if you use the microwave you're putting that radiation that just killed anything nutritional that was in your food into your body. YUCK! No thank you! Don't chew sugar-free gum, or any gum! Diet drinks--hello! DIEt..you're just killing yourself. Seriously. Instead, you should drink water and herbal tea's and delicious healthy coffee to HeLp your body. Eat good, God-made foods that make you feel fantastic and live a long life that God has planned for you. Don't end your life before it's over. Eat right. (If you would like to know how to live the long, satisfying life that God promised you...ask me how. I will point you in the right direction. Or you can just go to www.thepictureofhealth.com and contact them and they can tell you exactly what you need to know. You can also add them on facebook. Chow.)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Kind of a scattered post.

Six days ago I started eating right and exercising daily. The first 3 days I felt over the top fantastic! The last 3 days..not so much. I'm detoxing from the Standard American Diet (aka: junk food) and MAN I'm tired! I could take a 4 hour nap right now and I still don't think I would wake rested. But it's well worth it. I'm very excited for my body to straighten out and to feel great. My workouts take place on my rebounder every day and that makes me feel Awesome! It gives me a great workout. The Dance and Bound and Box and Bound are my favorites. I have only been at this for 6 days and I have already lost belly fat!!!! Love fittin into my favorite jeans and being able to wear cute shirts. I've only lost 2 lbs, but I'm not worried about that--weighing 116 is fine with me. I just don't want to get above 120....unless it's from muscle of course...my build is not for above 120 unless I'm buff haha!!
In other news...did you know the Bible has answers to every one of your questions? My husband and I had a question last night and I ask God what I should do and He said to get the Bible and have John sit down beside me...so I did. The Holy Spirit told John what scripture to turn to and HMM WHAT DO YOU KNOW there was the answer! We do that from time to time, but that's not near enough. The bible is our go-to book for every problem or question from now on. And the Holy Ghost is our guide. They go hand-in-hand. Awesome.
I must go now and fold some laundry. The toys in the living room can stay a little longer...Isaac will just get them out again anyway. He is 15 months old tomorrow, btw. He's growing up so fast and is such a good boy and Sooo handsome. He says lots of words now but his favorite is "hot!" and "light!" He just gets so excited. Anyway, tootles.