Thursday, May 28, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Psst! Callie! Just lean over here a little bit more

When Oliver gets around his cousin Callie, he can't take his eyes off her golden curls, and he certainly can't keep his hands off them either!

Poor Callie! She never swatted his hands away, even when she got sick of it. She just looked sideways uncomfortably and shifted away. She was very tolerant of the very persistent baby.

Friday, May 22, 2009

What kind of girl buys herself flowers?


I went to the Farmer's Market for the first time today, where I saw a bouquet so beautiful and fresh that I had to take it home with me. It was a Katie bouquet if there ever was one.
Sabina discovered the Farmer's Market a couple of weeks and knew that I would go crazy for the colorful blooms. She wanted to send Chad there before me so that he could gift some beautiful flowers upon me, but that didn't happen.....so I just bought them for myself. Can you blame me? Look at them (and look at my cheesy grin! They made me really happy!)! This picture doesn't even do it justice.


People of Charlotte, if you are ever in need of fresh flowers, please skip over those limp pickings at the front of Walmart and head to the Farmer's Market. Cost of this bouquet? $8!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In Chad's words



Colin and I were walking in the parking lot at Target, and he stepped on my flip-flop on purpose. I TOLD him not to do it again,


And guess what he does?!


He steps on in again , and the strap TOTALLY breaks.


I had to walk through the Target, with one flip-flop off, looking like a total STOOGE.


Thanks a lot Colin.



Ahh, how I love those boys.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keepin' It Real Wednesday

Like my cape?



My little superhero, on Mother's Day, posing with the real superhero of the last eight months. Oh beloved Lansinoh, how would I ever survive without you?


Even Chad knows to buy the purple box when he goes shopping for me!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day request

This is my beautiful cousin Julia. She has been waiting to be a mom for a long time. I remember very clearly at a family reunion just a few months after she got married, she would steal my little baby Colin and take him over to her family to coo at him for awhile. Everyone would tease her husband Brett about how soon she was going to want one of her own. I can tell you, Brett didn't seem to mind that one bit!

The blessing of a baby hasn't happened yet for these two. They have been married for six years now. For 5 1/2 of those years, they have been trying to start a family. They are now waiting to adopt a baby. When the the time comes, you can be sure the baby will be loved beyond measure.

Please keep this wonderful couple in your minds and your hearts. If you are a mother looking to place your child for adoption, please consider them. If you know of a mother in this position, please refer her to them. Check out their profiles below to find out more about them.

Parent Profiles

LDS Family Services

It's About Love

Also, they have a wonderful and fun blog, that you can check out to get a more casual look into their life and personalities. You gotta love anyone who has a cinco de mayo party!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to Me

We always start celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day on the Saturday before, so that we can do a few activities that we don't do on Sundays. Today was the Day of Katie, which entailed.....


A trip to the garden with all my favorite boys...

..followed by a take-out lunch with my favorite food - masaman curry and pad thai. By the way, curry on a warm and muggy day really feels wrong. Today's weather called for cold watermelon and barbeque. It was still tasty though, and if I don't demand it for Mother's Day I rarely get it.


Lovely lovely day!


I am one lucky mama. As lucky as they come.

Friday, May 8, 2009

KFC no longer honoring coupons.

Due to overwhelming crowds, KFC will no longer honor the free meal coupons I blogged about. You can take the coupon in to receive a raincheck in the mail for the free meal plus a free soda. Read about it here.

Did anyone get a chance to actually get the meal before they snatched it back?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In case you haven't seen a Twilight post lately ;o)



I have this theory about Twlight. I think that each woman's view on Jacob and Edward is reflective on her own love life.

We all know some people who are firmly on Team Jacob.

My theory is that Team Jacob people are those who did not marry their first love. They youthfully loved someone who they thought they were going to end up with, and then that person ended up not working out for one reason or another. They thought they could never care for another person in that way again, but ended up finding a second love who was even better for them than the first.

Team Edward generally had a few crushes here and there before finding their love, but NO ONE came close to the one they ended up with. They almost always ended up with their first love. They cannot imagine being with anyone else.

So tell me, does the theory hold true for you?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

You can't argue with FREE



Print out this coupon for a Free 2 piece Grilled Chicken Meal from Kentucky Fried Chicken. You will have to have a coupons.com printer installed to be able to access it. Here is the dicussion of it on slickdeals, and here is the information on it from good ol' Oprah. You should be able to print it out four times, and it is good until May 19th.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ahhh, I am such a dork.

So I love Seriously So Blessed, like many of you out there, but HEL-LO, sometimes it hits too close to home.

Dear Luke,

When you traded us our Quest for your BMW for the weekend, you didn't realize that Chad was going to wear the sunglasses that you left in your car, did you? He said that they came with the car, but I think he just wanted the full experience of not being a total cheapo for a few days. Thank you for his little weekend getaway. It was fun to take it on our anniversary date. Chad is now back to driving the Windstar to and from the bus, but has dropped a few hints here and there about getting a new car. Poor man. It's okay - it keeps him humble. Kind of.




Sincerely,
Katie


PS. Please make Chad pay for his own lunch sometimes (and yours every once in awhile!). I keep telling him that he needs to keep offering, no matter how many times you treat, but I'm not sure if he is. You pay for his lunch a few times and next thing you know, he is wearing your sunglasses.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oliver's birth story

I finally wrote the second half. Those who want to can find it here.

Part I was here.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another one for the grandparents

Oliver just being cute. It gets a little slow when he is crawling around, but stick with it....he says "Da!"