Just recently I have been painting a lot more...so I decided to create a blog that displayed some of my work. If you want to check it out here is the link: http://katiesartstudio.blogspot.com
or you can just click on the link in my links list :)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Micah is exactly 6 months old today. I can't believe it, the time has flied. He is so much fun and lately he has been able to sit up quite a bit. He still hasn' t accomplished rolling over yet and hasn't really attempted, but hey...he does what he wants :) Shane and I are so blessed and so in love with this little guy...what a joy he is.
Every year in Old Town Orange the vendors close shop and pass out candy the Thursday before Halloween. It is a tradition for my sister and her boys to do this every year, and this year Micah and I joined them. He slept about half the time and when he woke up he had a bunch of colorful candy on his stroller tray. Hopefully next year he will get to eat some of those yummy treats. Doesn't he make a great yoda...my nephews made sure he had to have his light saber.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Today was Micah's first visit to the pumpkin patch. He wanted to look at, touch and eat the pumpkin. I think today we started our first family tradition :) When Micah gets older we will probably be leaving the pumpkin patch with an actual pumpkin that he'll pick out, but for now the cute October pics will do :)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
On Sunday my parents came out to visit. They went to church with us in the morning then afterward my parents treated us to Claim Jumper...it was so good. My mom and I shared my favorite sandwich and salad...the bbq chicken sandwhich on tomato basil pizza bread with shoe string fries and the salad is a crunchy spinach salad in an awesome citrus dressing tossed with crunchies, tomato, candied pecans, red onion and feta...its like heaven in your mouth. I am pretty passionate about food and when something is really good to me I love to talk about it. Enough about food:)
Micah loved having nanna and pappa come out to visit...he sure did get a lot of loving!
Mom and dad...thanks for coming out, we love you!
I love Saturdays. In the morning me and this girl Jennifer lead a bible study at my house with some of the girls in the High school group. I cook up some muffins in the morning and they make the house smell so good. The girls usually arrive at around 10:00am and we spend some solo time with the Lord. Then we meet up and talk about what we have been learning, share prayer requests, stories from the week, encourage eachother, laugh...its a great time! I love working with this age and I think it is because this was the time in my life that my relationship with the Lord became real...it was my own, and I new God was real and not just some idea. I pray that God will be so real to these girls and I pray God could use Jennifer and I to lead these girls closer to Christ and that they would come to know him more. Im stoked that I am still able to be apart of this ministry. Well, either Shane is out or he comes home when the study is over and we usaully just chill the rest of the day...hanging out as a family watching college football. In the evening we might grab some take out...I usually enjoy chick-filet, its cheap and so much better then many of the resturaunts in the area. Last Saturday night I took a pic of Micah and Shane together...I love baby pajamas, I look forward to putting them on Micah every night. These are my two favorite people, and I thank God so much for my family. I am so blessed!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I would have to say that my sister Jenni is my best friend. Last Monday when Shane went out to school I got to visit her and my nephews. We went for a walk to the circle and just talked while we pushed the strollers along, as my nephew Tanner cruised on his razor. I look forward to those days I get to go out and visit my family. Its especially harder now that I have Micah but it makes those times together even more special. She is just so giving and caring. Micah has a nice place to nap there and she sets up the bed and even puts a fan in the room. Its just so comforting having a sister who has been through the whole baby stage before 3 times. Micah is also quite entertained by my three nephews...they even give him a guy to be while they play with there action figures. I have always felt close to my sister, but now that I am a mom I feel like I understand her much better, and I even have much more respect and admiration for her. She is an amazing mother and such a wonderful friend to so many people. I learn so much about being a wife, a mother and a friend from her. I praise God for blessing me with such a great sister and friend. Love you Jen...thanks for everything :)
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Our good friends the Harrell's just recently got a couple of dogs and the female gave birth to a litter of 12 puppies about a month ago. They are so adorable. Since our home is on their property, Micah and I have the privledge of visitng often. I would love to have one...but when I really think about it I know it would be a lot of work. Maybe someday...probably when Shane and I are empty nesters and I am feeling the need to take care of something...well see :)
Micah loves his cereal especially if mommy puts juice in it to spice it up. We tried this weird plastic bib that kind of looks like a red rubber ball. Its suppose to make clean up real easy. I only used this once...he couldn't move to well in it, I felt like I was torturing him. They make some funny pics though.
I went to my first MOPS meeting a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome. The women were fun, uplifting, loving, encouraging and silly to. They even dressed up like the Brady Bunch and did a really funny skit. It brought back memories in high school on ASB when we would make up the skits for the assemblies. It was great! They even had this amazing spread of a breakfast buffet that was deliscous. I can't wait to go again...anyways here is the crazy story. I met this girl at my table and I asked her how old is her baby and she said 6 months. I soon find out it's a boy, its her first and his name is Micah. Then we go up and get recognized for our Birthdays and she said your an August birthday to...whats the date? I said August 3rd and guess what hers is as well. We were a little freaked out by this point. Then we were talking later about college and her major was art the same as me. She also has a husband named Shane who is a youth pastor in Murrietta...just kidding :) The first three are true though...isn't that crazy.