Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Look alikes..

Ever since Kate was born people have always made comments on how much Jakob and her look alike. Well aside from the obvious resemblance from the same parents. They seem to think they look IDENTICAL. So I just wanted to compare a picture of them about the same age.
This took lots of time because when Shuffling through our over 3k pictures from the past 4 years I realized I dont have alot of pictures of my Princess. Dont I feel like a horrible mother. I have this great picture of Jakob when he was 18 months old and at first glance you would swear it was Katharine. But I cant find a pictures of what she looks like now. One that actually is a good one. I figured its mostly because Kate doesnt ever sit still long enough for me to take a picture. I need to take more pictures of my poor girl. So anyway.. here are the pics that I do have that you can see they look alike.. and then the pic of Jakob that if you didnt know better you would think was Katharine.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This weather...

The weather is not helping my reactive airways issues.
It is currently 40 degrees here with a wind chill of 35. Now most would think that was a heat wave but for Houston it is COOOOOLD and add in the EXTREME Humidity and its not fun.
So now the hard to breath feeling hits. The best way to describe it is it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. And everytime I take a deep breath its like breathing in ICE it almost is a burning sensation in my lungs. Not pleasant at all.
Ok enough complaining..I am just glad I am getting good use out of my sweaters....who needs to breathe when you can wear cute sweaters :D

Our Family is traveling to Dallas tonight so please keep us in your prayers for a safe trip.

Have a great weekend,


Thursday, January 24, 2008

He cant help it.. Its in his blood...

I walked into the kitchen earlier and this is what I found. Jakob had arranged the mixing bowls to become his drums. He was using 2 mixing spoons. So talented my boy is. He even knew to use the metal bowl as the cymbal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Proof of Hair..

After the kids bath last night I decided to see how much hair she really had by doing the mohawk test. Turns out theres alot up there. Its just super baby fine.

Katharines First Birthday Scrapbook...

My friend Jenn made a gorgeous scrapbook for Katharines 1st birthday(shes doing our Wedding album as I type) She made all the pages and used all the cute embelishments. I added the pictures and some other stuff like the ribbons and mats. So here they are.. So proud

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bitten by the bug...

So many things have been going on lately. I ll do my best to recount them accurately.
Friday night I went to a craft and crop hosted by our new church. It was from 6pm-2am.

I got there about 7:30 and finished 3 mini albums for the kids. Then I started making cards. I have found my new obsession. I love love making cards. They are so simple but yet so me. I also really enjoyed scrapping. Jenn and Staci were there as well and we had a blast talking and scrapping and trading ideas. It was great fun. And we did stay till 2am. I thought there was no way I could scrap for that long, turns out I can, and probably could have done it longer. It was so therapeutic. Not to mention nice to be away from the kiddos for a while.

Early that day I had taken Kate to the doctor because she had been running a fever for 3 days and it had gotten as high as 103 the night before so I bit the bullet and took her in. She ended up having a Bacterial infection(dont know where) AND a viral infection. Poor girl.

Saturday, Dustin had off so we hung out as a family. It was so nice to have daddy home with us.

Saturday night we had our Monthly dinner party. This time it was a murder mystery party.

"Who killed Ined Viagra" It was great fun and I actually surprised myself. I went into it full force. The objective is to stay in character the whole night and gather clues about the other players to see who done it.

I played the widow. I was a little big headed and very rude and much of a drunk. It was nice to step out of my box and be someone different for the night. It brought back memories of my Junior high drama days. Reminded me that I enjoy theatre and am actually kinda good at it as well.

Sunday we skipped church because Jakob woke up throwing up. But by noon he was back to his old self. Not sure what was going on there.

Today I am indulging a little more in my new obsession. Jakobs preschool teacher is having a Creative Memories party(scrapbooking stuff) Every year each preschooler is assigned at Student teacher, They call them buddies. At the end of the year the Student buddie makes a scrapbook of the child's year of Preschool and give it to the preschooler. So this party that his teacher is throwing will help her collect supplies for the scrapbooks.

I am very excited and let me tell you its perfect timing considering my recent addiction.

So I am going to post some pictures of some cards I have made. I am still learning and lackin in the material department..but its not bad for a beginner if I do say so myself...Let me know what you think...

Sorry the pictures are so blurry.. For some reason our camera all of the sudden sucks!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Random pictures from last week...

Jakob has a new thing for my shoes...

Daddys little drummer girl..

Saturday, January 12, 2008

100 things about me..

So my closest friends all have blogs.. and they are blogging 100 random things about themselves. I will try my best. I guess the objective is to learn things about me that you may not know. Hopefully I wont surprise myself.. Here goes...

1. I have little to no pigment in my iris. Last time I went to the eye doctor they did a special scan and she was amazed at how little pigment I had. Explains why even on a very cloudy day I have to wear sunglasses.

2. Although many would think I am skinny, I struggle with my body image. Not in a negative way but in a healthy girly way.

3. I love sweaters.

4. I am an outside girl. Give me the mountains and lakes over staying in and watching tv.

5. I lose motivation easily. For instance, staying at home I lose the will to want to clean my house. This comes and goes in phases.

6. I am very shy around people I dont know.

7. I tend to find 1 or 2 friends that I click with and stick to them like glue

8. I am a total movie buff. I love indy and b movies.

9. When I am nervous I bite my cuticles. And my upper lip.

10. I am very long waisted and do not like pants that sit on my stomach.

11. I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong decade.

12. I am a total Hippie

13. I love Classic rock and the Beatles.

14. John Lennon is one of the greatest song writers/poets ever to live.

15. Music runs through my veins. Only wish I could play the piano.

16. I played the Flute and Oboe in high school.

17. I have always had a thing for drummers even way before I met my husband.

18. I struggle with alone time and wish I had more of it to spend. Just my bible and I.

19. I am not much of a drinker. I have a fear of being out of control.

20. I am a control freak. I cant stand when Dustin drives or when I am riding with someone else because I dont like the feeling that I am not in control if something happens.

21. My children are the most beautiful little people in this world and I would do anything for them.

22. When I was pregnant with Katharine I always had this gut wrenching fear that I would lose her. From the very beginning of the pregnancy on. When she was born the doctor said I was lucky she was 4 weeks early because she had a huge knot in her cord and had she gotten much bigger she wouldnt have survived.

23. I am a very forgiving person.

24. I wish I could run again.. Run in organized runs like I did as a child. I love to run.

25. I hate medication of all kinds. After my knee surgery I refused my pain killer because, once again I dont like the feeling of being out of control.

26. I love love love baseball and wish they had a womens league at our church for me to join.

27. I am very good at basketball. I used to play pickup games with the boys all the time when I was in high School.

28. I love old cars. My dream car is a '63 split window Corvette stingray.

29. My first vehicle was a 1970 Chevy C10 Pickup. It had a sunroof and vinyl seats. The radio was stolen a week before my dad gave it to me so I used to carry a small boom box cassette player on the seat and listen to my 90s teenage angst music.

30. I dont like soap opras but I love Shows like Dawsons creek and One tree Hill

31. I have only gotten one traffic ticket in my life!! And that was when I was 22.

32. I love being busy, because it doesnt give me time to sit down and think.

33. Although I am very shy, I have a healthy self esteem. I am happy with the person I have become and even a little proud.

34. I sometimes put others needs ahead of my own.

35. I love to sing.. I am not sure if I am any good. .but I love to do it.

36. I am terrified of the future this planet has. It scares me that my children wont have health insurance or Social Security or WATER!!

37. I desperately want to do mission work. I would love to go to Africa, but I dont see how its possible with my young family and a husband that is always working.

38. I am currently saving money for a vacation that we plan on taking in 3 years to Disney world. Thats how long it will take for us to save up enough money.

39. I want another baby. I always wanted 4 children but I think 3 would be a good number. Though my doctor advised against it and even though it was so tough to be pregnant. I would do it again.

40. I love my family unconditionally and would do anything for them.

41. I think my Grandmother is the most amazing person on this earth. She is the glue that has held our family together and I hope I have made her proud to see the person I have become and it is because of her.

42. I always wanted to be a social worker. I really enjoyed my Sociology class. Just wish you didnt have to take math for a degree.

43. I kick butt at Trivial pursuit

44. I am a horrible speller.. REALLY BAD..

45. I battle with myself about whether or not I should look for the woman who gave birth to me.

46. When thinking about my father and his death. As I sit now with 2 children the thing that makes me most sad is that my children wont know what an awesome, fun, giving, sensitive person their grandad was.

47. although I have strong faith, I am terrified of dying. Only because I dont want to miss anything.

48. I know now as an adult that my grandmother was always right.

49. I want my kids to have the utmost respect for adults and to be polite.
I get so upset that parents let their children run around and be disrespectful and dont say please and thank you. So much so that I am always on my kids about it. Luckily they got it down so I dont have to be to crazy about it.

50. The halfway mark.. Cant believe I made it this far. I thought for sure I wasnt this interesting.

51. I am a thinker.

52. I love art. Of all kinds. Van Gogh is my favorite.

53. I miss reading. I used to sit down as a preteen and knock out a book a day. And yes they were chapter books ;)

54. I miss my senior year English class.

55. I am one of the least materialistic people I know...

56. Most every day I am at home looking around thanking God for such a beautiful house. And still cant believe its ours.

57. I sometimes fear that because I get attached to a couple people that I become overbearing and push them away..

58. I am paranoid beyond believe. So much so that if I believed in taking drugs to alter moods I would probably be prescribed one.

59. I love scary movies. Even though it just feeds into my paranoia.

60. I love History.

61. I want so desperately to visit England and Italy. I want to walk down Abby road . I want to see Westminster Abby. I want to visit the Colosseum.

62. If you would have asked me 15 years ago how my wedding would be. I would have told you that I wanted to get married in Scotland behind a waterfall. I dont even know if there are waterfalls in Scotland lol.

63. Growing up my entire room was painted Pepto pink. To this day I despise the color pink.

64. The most beautiful sound in the world is my kids laugh.

65. When I was pregnant with my 2nd kid, I was terrified that I would not love her as much as I love my son. That of coarse is not true.

66. I was a little upset when the ultra sound tech told me I was having a girl. But now I know that even though I may not like her as a teenager, I have 13 years to shape her into a considerate, polite, loving, caring, selfless, happy, smart human being.

67. I really do think my son is exceptionally smart. I am not just saying that because he is my son.

68. Most people look back after years of marriage and wonder what they were thinking with the wedding they put on. Whether it was the dress, the bridesmaid dress, the flowers, the hair.
I look back and say it was the most beautiful and special day of my life. I wouldnt change a thing about it.

69. I wore braces my entire high school career. I got them off right before graduation despite my orthodontists recommendation. Now my teeth are starting to shift again.

70. I am an information junkie. If something is happening in my life I read as much about it as I can. Once again a control issue.

71. I would love to learn to fly a small Cessna airplane. But I am terrified of heights.

72. I want to move to Colorado and live way up in the mountains.

73. I am a country girl through and through. I love driving 20 miles to the nearest town.

74. I love most animals. Though I dont like them as pets. I like my cats but I could live without pets.

75. I am horribly scared of spiders. My blood pressure elevates even if I see one 10 feet away.

76. When I was younger I used to kill spiders with my aerosol hairspray. What a horrible way to die right?

77. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom.

78. I cant believe I drive my Realistic dream car. A town and country. As a teenager if you would have asked me what I wanted to be I would have said a Soccer mom, Ask me what I would be driving, I would have said a Chrysler Town and Country.

79. It makes me feel important when people ask me for advice.

80. I am blind as a bat. But havent been to the eye doctor in years.

81. I cry during commercials of any kind that involve children. They dont even have to be sad commercials.

82. I cried at my nieces 6th grade band performance and her dance recital. For 2 reasons: I was so proud of her and I was picturing my own children up there and it made me so happy.

83. I have lots of aspirations for my children and I am afraid of pushing them into something they dont want to do.

84. I love our new church. Thats pretty much a well known fact but I love it even more after this morning.

85. I dont have a decorative bone in my body.

85. Speaking of bones, I have never actually broken a bone. I fractured my fibula but never broken one.

86. Dustin and I rarely argue.

87. Aside from commercials with children in them, I am not an emotional person.

88. I have a problem with empathy. I have a hard time with people that cant let things go and just move one with their lives.

89. I am a very firm believer in: "everything happens for a reason" I know this is true because I know that God has a plan for me and every tragedy and every happy moment was planned far before I was born.

90. I love my sleep. So much so that if you wake me in the middle of the night I can guarantee I will probably yell at you.

91. I love daisies.

92. I hate being the center of attention. I dont like birthday parties or showers or being called out for accomplishments.

93. I have a hard time accepting compliments. Not because I dont believe them or because I think less of myself but mostly because I am humbled.

94. I love trying new things. Change is not hard for me. In fact I welcome it with open arms.

95. I used to race cars and I miss it desperately. There is something that happens to you when you are at the starting line watching the lights on the tree go down. The adrenaline is pumping and its just an amazing feeling.

96. I am sometimes a little over enthusiastic and I think it scares people.

97. When I was in high school I used to go shopping with girlfriends and pretend that I was from England . Everyone bought it. ;)

98. Fur Elise is one of my favorite songs and even though it is one of the most popular music box songs, I dont own one. :(

99. I love Julie Andrews. And I wish I had a voice like hers. And I hope I age as gracefully as she has.

100. This ones supposed to be profound right? Hmm..
I dont have any regrets. I dont have anything in my past that I wish I could change or take back. I feel I have lived a great life and though there are things in my past that I am not proud of. I wouldnt change them because those are the peices that complete my puzzle.

My Man...

I got this from some of my buddies blogs.. Enjoy..

1. Who is your man? Dustin

2. How long have you been together? Celebrated 6 years of blissful marriage in October.

3. How long dated? 2 years

4. How old is your man? 28

5. Who eats more?Dustin for sure ;)

6. Who said "I love you" first? I honestly cant remember. But being the girl I probably did?

7. Who is taller? Dustin 6'2

8. Who sings better? Dustin has an awesome voice..but never sings :( He used to sing "stairway to heaven" All the time but I havent heard it in years :(

9. Who is smarter? We both have our strengths. I am more book smart and have a better memory. Hes more mechanically smart.

10. Whose temper is worse? Dustin by far

11. Who does the laundry? Me

12. Who does the dishes? Me, But on a rare occasion Dustin will do it..

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Dustin, Its closest to the door. I am paranoid.

14. Who pays the bills? I am a budget girl, Dustin makes the money and I pay the bills

15. Who has bigger feet? Dustin

16. Who has longer hair? Me

17. Who is better with the computer? I am better at spreadsheets and stuff and he is better at photoshop. So I would say its equal.

18. Who mows the lawn? Dustin

19. Who cooks dinner? Me

20. Who drives when you are together? Dustin

21. Who pays when you go out? Who ever can get to their wallet fastest

22. Who is most stubborn? Dustin, but only because he wont give in to MY WAY :D

23. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me

24. Whose parents do you see the most? His

25. Who kissed who first? ME, He will argue that it was him

26. Who asked who out? We met on the Internet with no intentions of dating? I dont remember the details though ?

27. Who proposed? Dustin

28. Who is more sensitive? Me

29. Who has more friends? Me

30. Who has more siblings? Equal, he has two sisters and I have a brother and a sister.

31. Who wears the pants in the family? Me.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The quilt of many wonders...

For Christmas Jakobs Meme gave him an amazing handmade quilt. I am just now getting around to posting pictures. Alot of people have been asking about it so below are the best pics that I could take. They of course do not do it justice. A camera could not capture its many splendor.