Saturday, May 14, 2011

Well, I hope everyone has had a happy SIX months! Goodness, where does time go? Since it has been so long I’ll just hit the highlights of the last six months. Ok, here we go:

  • November and December were full of family time. Sean’s family came out to Colorado and spent Thanksgiving here with us. It was pretty neat to get to go skiing on Thanksgiving Day (that was a first!). Then we drove home for Christmas and were able to spend about 3 weeks there…I forget how amazing it is to have a Christmas break when you’re in school. I guess that is one of the perks :)
  • In January Sean and I were able to sneak away to cheer on the Hogs at the Sugar Bowl, which was such a fun trip. We also spent some time up in Keystone with friends before Sean started back to school.
  • This semester was a FULL one for Sean…17 hours and also doing Practicum. He just finished TODAY so he is one happy guy!
  • Sean let me sneak away for about 4 days in February to go skiing with 4 of my dearest friends. I’m amazed how much you appreciate vacations and little breaks when you’re a Mom!
  • Such big news has been that after many years of thinking about doing this I am now an official Jazzercise Instructor! I was certified in February and have been teaching classes since March. I LOVE IT! It has been a great way to meet people, work out, and have an outing during the day while doing something that I love.
  • Our little Tate turned ONE on April 8th! The day was low key but filled with friends and family here in Denver. He is seriously at the most funstage….typically very happy, so curious, not quite walking but very close, and changing all the time.
  • Tate’s favorite word is BALL! Just the other day I was grocery shopping and have never noticed how many fruits and vegetables are in the shape of balls…Tate was pointing to so many things saying “ball, ball, ball” and wondering why I wasn’t handing them to him. It was hysterical.
  • One bummer is that Tate is becoming quite the picky eater – maybe it is hereditary?! :) He will eat one thing one week and not like it at all the next. Our staples that he always loves are bananas and yogurt…thank goodness!
Ok, you know it is time to wrap it up when you’re telling people what you’re feeding your child.I promise I’ll try and be better about posting. We’re excitedabout a change of schedule for the summer. Sean is taking 9 hours which is quite a bit but hopefully we’ll squeeze in some time to explore Colorado. Enjoy the pictures below….some ofmy favorites!

Many blessings,


The Crowleys and us before leaving for Christmas - what a treat to have them next door!

Sean and Tate - December

Tate LOVES the water! A little pool time up in Keystone.

Leaving church one day during a beautiful snowfall - the Capitol is just down the street to where we go to church

My girls getaway :)

Bath time is a favorite part of the day for sure!

Cutie - 11 1/2 months here

Happy 1st Birthday Tate!!!

Tates new favorite way to get around :)

In Arkansas for Easter

Getting close to walking but not quite ready to let go.

Easter Sunday.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tate is officially sitting up

Hi everyone!
Well, it is a gorgeous fall day here in Denver. I never knew that Colorado had such beautiful falls where the leaves change and everything. It feels like that football weather you always think of but that you usually don't actually experience until super late in the season :) Here is a brief update on us:
  • Tate has finally settled into a pretty predictable schedule which is such a blessing to me so I can plan our days around that. 2 naps a day and then bedtime around 7.
  • As of this Wednesday (the 27th) he is officially sitting up on his own. It is so cute and makes me realize how quickly he is changing - crawling and walking will be here before we know it. I want to soak up this season of him being able to entertain himself but not be mobile! He just looks more and more like a little boy than a baby.
  • Sean and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary yesterday (the 29th). We had a great dinner where we reflected on the last 5 years and some of our favorite memories. Then we came home and watched our wedding video which was really fun (although after we were done we both said it is definitely something you are so glad you have but that watching it more than once a year would be overkill!) What a great day that was!
  • Sean has been really busy with school the last couple of weeks - not sure what I would do if I didn't have Corrie (my sister) living next door to go visit and get a change of scenery.
Ok, enjoy the pics!!!!

Tate also found his feet he is eating cereal along with his foot....we're trying to break him of this habit - not great table manners!

A fun outing to a little pumpkin patch close to our house...

Can you tell he is LOVING sitting up???

Tate LOVES his exersaucer right now.....such a blessing to me during the day! :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm Finally Blogging!

I mean if you only knew how long it just took me to set this up you would realize why it has taken me this long to start a blog.....if it weren't for my sister Corrie sitting next to me helping me figure it out I have no doubt that this blog would not exist. BUT.... surprisingly it does! Thanks to so many of you who have continued encouraging me to start a blog - this is for you. I just realize that so many people love our little Tate and that I want for everyone to get to see him grow up whether we live in the same city right now or not. Disclaimer: I'm not much of a writer so it willmore than likely be mostly pictures and videos but I hope you can enjoy. I was in the business school in college and grew to love writing in bullet points so I'll go with that....

  • For those of you that don't know - we are living in Littleton, Colorado now (just south of Denver). Sean is going to Denver Seminary to get his counseling degree which is a 2 year program.
  • Sean has been in his classes now for a little over a month and is really enjoying everything he's learning. It is so different from college where you take so many classes that you will rarely use in life. In every one of his classes he is learning things are so practical and that he will use a ton in counseling.
  • Tate is seriously getting more and more fun every single day. He will be 6 months next Friday which just blows my mind. I'll try and put some pictures up at the end of this post :) He truly is my little buddy and I feel like we just laugh together a lot these days.
  • As for me.....I am still trying to figure out what life looks like here. Not only am I adjusting to a new city but also to being a full time Mom right now. Life has changed so much over the last 6 months that is sometimes hard to believe I'm the same person.
  • All in all I feel like we are doing pretty well.
Ok, I'll try and post again soon. Love you all! Katherine

A fun visit from Christy one afternoon in Little Rock

Tate learning to eat cereal and having a ball one day playing "let's look at the camera" :)