Friday, December 31, 2010

A White Thanksgiving???

I Know I've been lacking in the blogging department you don't have to tell me.  So here they are! The long awaited pictures from my parent's visit to spokane for Thanksgiving!  Never in my life would I, or my Mother, ever dream of having a White Thanksgiving!
Oh Happy White Thanksgiving!  Mom has her eyes closed because she is thinking "Warm Thoughts"...

Chad and I were escorting Mom because She had already falling in the snow once that day.  Although I don't know why I am helping because I fell numerous times on that walk!

What good sports they were... going down to the river even though there was a ton of snow everywhere!

Dad does love his Grandpuppies!

All the rest of us have layers and snow pants/gloves/boots.... Chad.... he wears tennis shoes and his everyday work Jacket!

It started snowing while we where out walking off our Turkey and the snow flakes actually looked like the ones you cut out of paper in elementary school!!!

Mom even got into the spirit of making Snow Angels!
Then all the Snow melted just in time for Christmas.... So I still have not experienced a "White Christmas"...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Let me tell you Just how well I'm adjusting to the climate differences...

Back home In sunny "beautiful" Taft California, we like to wait until at least October before it even starts to remotely resemble Fall.  We usually have at least 6 months of wonderful warm weather if not more.  So the difference up here in beautiful Spokane Washington is that their idea of warm weather is 3 weeks of somewhat warm fallowed by a cold spell and then maybe another couple of weeks of warm and then it's all downhill from there. When I woke up in the morning at the end of September to see beautiful clear blue skies with that great big wonderful Mr. Sunshine, but as I walk out the door and am hit by a blast of freezing cold air and the windshield to my car is frozen. It's very deceiving!!!  And of course everyone who knows me... to me ideal weather is 80 degrees outside and I usually wear a sweatshirt in the house because I don't like the AC to blow on me.  So in order to survive outside when it's 40 in October i've  made a game for the morning as I get ready for work. It's called, "How many sweaters can Katelyn wear under her coat."
It's the cold... makes you act a little... not normal.
I've discovered Wool socks!!! They are amazing!!! I only have 3 pair but I wish I had 7.... one for every day of the week!
We were just walking down the street.  I wish I had taken a picture of Chad because he was wearing shorts and a light sweatshirt!
To end our post I asked Chad if he would like to add anything and he says, "Nothing nice."  He is constantly reminding me that this isn't cold and that Just makes me think I don't own enough layers... :$

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I know that my Dad keeps up on all of his kid's blogs while he is "hard" at work... So this one's for you Dad!

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!  I love you very much!  You have always been an example to me in my life.  All those times you would wake me early morning weekends saying, "you gonna sleep your life away?" and how you would loving chastised me when I did stupid things saying, "What's the matter with you?!"  People can always tell when you've spent time with Dad because you start using all those phrases I try very hard keep hidden like "whose-its" "Whats-its" and "business" (used to describe almost everything when you have a loss for the actual name of it).  I have sooo many fond memories thanks to you.  All the many place we saw on family vacation, wondering if the story you just told that I haven't heard is something that actually happened of if you made it up. Sitting on your lap with you in your chair while we watched Star Trek and having you ask me at every commercial, "Oh no! What's gonna happen Kate? What's gonna Happen?!" I appreciate you for teaching me to work hard and figure things out.  But Most of all Thank you for showing me how to strengthen my Testimony and relationship with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I can never fully express my gratefulness in all that you have done for me. Thanks Dad!!! I love you! I hope your birthday is wonderful!

My Birthday Boys

My husband and my Father share the same birthday.  When Chad & I first started dating, I found out his birthday is October 9th. That's my Dad's too! He thought that this might earn him a few points with my Dad, Like they could have a special bond. So I told my Dad and he says,"Well get rid of him now... I don't want to share my birthday with anybody! It's Mine!"  Sorry Chad for him not wanting to share with you and sorry Dad for not wanting to get rid of him.  You'll just have to learn to share.

So Chad kinda planned his own birthday and today I was feeling like I didn't really want to share his birthday with people.  So I wanted Chad to open his presents a half day early.  Mostly because I bought him a new shirt and pants and I wanted him to wear them tomorrow for his little party.  Ok really it was I couldn't wait! I had wrapped them yesterday thinking today would be his birthday and I would only have to wait until the morning but it was still two days away!!!  I do what I want!!! That's why we opened them a Day early. :)
I let him open his water bottle the night before so he could take it with him to work.

Doesn't he look handsome? He later admitted that he didn't really like the shirt until he put it on and after a while he decided it was acceptable.

He is sooo good at acting up his surprise for my sake.

We better play it quick before Riley is off to the MTC!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wedding Highlights

Grayson wore his boots to the wedding.  Somehow he was the only one who got the memo.  All day he was following me around, lifting his pant leg and putting his boot right next to mine as if to say "look! I wore my boots, Like you!"  

The Men

We're so sassy!

Our Parents

Do we look alike?

My Dad

My In-Laws Robert and Stacey

I still love him a week later

What!? Kami, Get out of our picture!!!

The brothers still protective even after we're married.

It was a long day...

My Mini Wedding Party





This is Chad's Favorite! The minute we walked out of the Temple, Grayson would not leave my side... It was so cute! I miss all my Nieces and Nephews


Quintin did not want to take pictures at all.  It was so funny though! This is him pouting. I love pouting kid pictures...

This is one of my Favorites!!! They are too cute!!!
The extended Pollock/Noack family that were in attendance

This one's for you Liz!

Aparently when you post something on your blog it is a must have picture in order for "some" people to fully enjoy it. ;) So here it is...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our very own Blog!

Her it is everyone! The moment you've all been waiting for! Chad and Katelyn's official blog has begun!

It has been 3 weeks since we got married and life is going to settle down ... any minute now...
We got married September 4th, 2010 in the Los Angeles Temple, spent the weekend in wonderful, sunny Bakersfield CA and then flew home to Spokane Washington where it was 60 degrees when we got off the plain!!! (i'm gonna climatize any minute now too...) We had 3 days before Chad went back to work and Friday night was our open house. Go to bed late and wake up early for Chad's sister, Kimberlee's wedding, followed by an afternoon reception at their parent's house. Clean up that one and drive over to the church for Kimberlee and Charlie's joint reception with Charlie's sister who had gotten married the week before us.
Lucky for us we had a week to try and get things organized before Chad started school this past week.  I started my temporary job this week too.

I went to our new ward this week all by myself since Chad's boss decided to make him go to work an hour earlier than normal.  I was a big girl and got myself up and ready to go to church for the first time without my husband in our new ward.  It wasn't so bad.  We had been attending the Greenacres ward and we have absolutely loved it.  We tried all we could to convince the Stake President that we needed special permission to stay in that ward.  No luck... :(

Since Chad wont be home until 2 I thought this would be a good time to actually put stuff on the blog I made 2 weeks ago.  I'm not sure how good i'll be at updating it but I'm sure with the majority of my family being a good distance away, they will keep reminding me to keep up with it.

I'll be sure to get some pictures posted soon too.