Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I just wanted to mention how proud I am to have a dad that has served and continues to serve our country. I know it's people like him who protect our freedoms and allow us to live as we do. I am so grateful for him and all his hard work. I know he wishes he was going out again but I'm glad he isn't. :) Call me selfish but I like my dad home and safe. I'm also really happy he'll be around for the birth of his grandson. I love you dad!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Next, and not all that surprising considering I LOVE and have loved my whole life, bubble gum ice cream! Sweet Andy went to at least 2 different grocery stores to track this treat down!
On a side note, we have a doctor's appointment next week. Then we start our every 2 weeks appointments. We're excited. Also, last time I was measuring big so we'll see what this week brings. Also, the baby has found a new trick...it is to stick his head or some other body part under the right side of my rib cage and stretch. Let me tell you, it's not the most comfortable thing and the only way to avoid it is to sit up super straight. The little stinker, full of attitude already!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
This is the friends table...us, twinings, Ariel, min and Mckell.
The Sevies and Mary chatting under the carport thing.
The parents all sat together and chatted. Don't they look happy?
My 2 best girls! I'm so glad that Minda and Mckell were able to be there. I love them and it's just like old times with the 3 of us together. We're all at different places in our lives(my stage being HUGE) but we have so much fun together. I love you both!
For my birthday Andy cropped this picture for me and blew it up to 11x14 and got a really pretty black wood frame with a double black matte and gave it to me. I love it! It's now hanging in our family room. I love you honey! Thanks for making my birthday special. I especially love the inside jokes that were present in your gifts...fairly odd parents, stick boy and pirates!
I put a couple of bridals on here because we celebrated our 1 year anniversary in August! Also because we actually just picked them up and have been looking at them. I just want to say that Matt Christensen did them and he is an amazing photographer!! The final and maybe main reason I'm putting them on here is because pretty is the last thing I feel about myself these days. I love these pictures and I loved my wedding day, it was perfect.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here are a couple of pictures of "the belly"! I'm 25 weeks right now and getting super excited! Andy is blogging tomorrow for an update on everything that has happened in the last month.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
8 RANDOM things about Katie Leigh Athens
*First, I finally started to feel the baby moving this weekend! It's so awesome and it makes me so happy every time. I don't know what "the jellybean" is doing in there but it's active! YAY! 4 more long days before we get to see it and find out!!!
*I believe most people know this but...I LOVE PICKLES! I could eat at least one everyday forever and I would love it! Of course I do have to add that I only LOVE Claussen pickles(yes, honey, the snooty ones in the refrigerated section). They are so crunchy and tasty. yum.
*I also LOVE country music. I was born in Texas and that's where it all began but especially after getting home from my mission I really just fell in love with it again. My first concert was after all Reba!
*I have no real talents. I can't draw, sing(yikes), dance, play any instrument, and I definitely don't do sports! I have people skills right??? :)
* When I was little I only had to be rushed to the hospital 3 times. If you know my family or read my mom's blog you'll see what a good record I have compared to my siblings! Once was for being bitten by a snake that luckily ended up only being a garter snake. (lucky b/c we had to wait for over 2 hrs to be seen and had it been poisonous, well, you get the point!) Next time was around Halloween when i was 4-5. My aunt let me carve a pumpkin and I cut my hand open. The last time was when I decided to drink a whole bottle of Dimetapp. :)
*I hate beyond all words the sound of teeth scraping on a fork. UGH! It gives me the goosebumps.
*I'm an avid reader. I love to read, doesn't matter what except books that are super scary. I get nightmares. If I had the time and no other responsibilities I would read day in and day out. I get this from my mom, she loves to read as well.
*This is random and I can't actually believe that it's true, unfortunately for you reading this it's not some deep, dark secret...it's my job. I'm a College Savings Consultant and a stock and mutual fund trader. This is random because it's most definitely not my passion and not a job I want forever. I love the medical field and hope someday to employed within it.
I guess that's all for now. Andy should be posting sometime soon.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
- Daily family prayer
- Daily family scripture study
- Full tithe payers
- Regular temple attendance
- Supporting each other in callings
They seem simple enough but I definitely don't have them mastered and I imagine it only gets harder as your family expands. :)
Friday, June 20, 2008
1- Who was the genius that decided that pickles and olives deserved their own section at the grocery store? It was probably the same guy who brought you "good luck ever finding marshmallows without asking the awkward, pizza-faced, teenaged employee" and "729 loaves of the bread you want when you're grabbing an extra loaf to put in the freezer, but only one on the shelf when you're completely out of bread that turns out to not really be the kind you want, just one that was discarded when someone realized they accidentally grabbed cracked wheat instead of 12-grain." Seriously though, when was the last time you ate pickles and olives at the same time? Possibly even stranger is the fact that, at my house, we can only buy the fancy schmancy refrigerated pickles that are next to......the bacon. I enjoy slapping together a good, ol' fashioned BLP as much as the next guy, but there has got to be a better way to organize said foodstuffs.
2- Note I'd like to leave on the gate to the pool area on the way out:
Dear large girl on the floating pool lounge,
You might want to give that bikini a second thought. If after that second thought, you still want to wear one, here's a little advice. When shopping for the bottom, stop clinging to the M sister. Go ahead and step up to the big girl L and no one will think any less of you. In fact you might even get the kind of attention that you want at the pool instead of that pleasant face people make when they've just thrown up a little in their mouths. While you're at it, grab a top that is actually a full D. That medium C is not doing those girls any favors.
The married dude that isn't a resident and technically should not be swimming in your pool
PS- The reason why my wife made the previously mentioned face several times today was because she's pregnant and has an overactive gag reflex.
3- I love IKEA and I'm not ashamed to admit it. In fact, my wife won't even let me go alone because I have little self control. I mean, we may not have need for it now, but you never know when we might need a flexible, multi-colored lamp or a wall mirror the size of a postage stamp. I've heard they have good food too. I wouldn't know. I've never been able to divert my attention from the deliciously Swedish merchandise. On a similarly girly note, I don't have a problem buying feminine hygiene products by myself. When I get to the checkout with a variety pack of tampons, no one in their right mind is going to think that they're for me. Why should I be embarrassed? In fact, I might even get a little respect from the cashier when I get up there with the pads that come with those little soothing wipes, because....come on....those are the best.
(The record shall also show that I still love thick steaks, sports, working out and blowing stuff up)
And I'm spent.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Science has invented many wonderful things and I've always been glad to have them but I can't remember a time when I appreciated them more than today. This little machine here is a fetal doppler and allows you to hear your unborn child's heartbeat.
Today we had the priviledge of meeting our doctor, who is strange and super nice and we also got to hear our little jellybean's heartbeat. It was going about 180 bpm. From what I hear that's fast and means it's a girl. I guess time will tell.
We're both happy and a little relieved that only one heartbeat was heard.
Monday, June 2, 2008
When I started my job in October and knew I would be driving to Salt Lake four times a week, I figured that being in a carpool was a great idea. Not only for convenience, but to save miles on the car and save money. Had I known the mental anguish it would cause me in the months to come, I'm quite sure I would have spared myself and Andy all the horrors!
My carpool was made up of some interesting (to say the least) characters. There were 2 women and 3 males. Only the males drove and that in itself was frightening enough some days, as at random times, one driver exclaimes "WOW! I was just going 105 mph" Some things can be overlooked, such as speeding or over zealous honking habits but I soon discovered major character flaws that I just couldn't handle. Besides the fact that 4 of 5 were over 5'10" and being squished into a 2 door Honda, or even worse a VW jetta. Oy! Needless to say, I always was in the back seat considering my short leg syndrome!
One morning, we were on our way and the car was reaking of some horrid odor that was all too familiar...morning breath. When the assailant was questioned he cheerfully admitted that since he had skipped breakfast, and would be eating at work he'd also skipped brushing. YUCK!
So my friends, my advice is that no matter how desperate or frugal you are...SCREEN your carpool particpants carefully. You have no idea how much you will learn about them on your commute to and from work! I did end up with one good friend through the carpool experience but some other members are definitely on the list. (you know mom, they're dead to me!)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008