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!