Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sesame Street Quality

If you spend a lot of time with me, then you may have seen this video. When Chris taught ESL a few years ago, he and his students made this video. It makes me smile every time I watch it, and Sofia loves to see it too. Check it out :).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I love it

Sharon just showed me this picture of Chris when he was close to Gabe's age. Not only do I think that they look alike, but that grin is sooo Gabe. I love it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What's been going on in my neck of the woods

I will have to write a longer post later about my time with my hermana and in-laws (I am still with them), but I thought I would at least post the moose picture. Why on earth is Kara wearing that crazy thing you may ask? Well, this morning my mother-in-law and her sister Chris informed me that each person who walks with them on Saturdays has to wear this hat (they claim they both have worn it). I am not a person that is ashamed to be myself in public, but even this was pushing my comfort zone. I did wear it the whole 3 1/2 mile walk and smiled at everyone who laughed at me. Empowering??? A little, and Sharon did tell me that I pulled it off fabulously.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


*I am an aunt again. After a complicated labor, Anita and Mark welcomed little Pax into the world. We are so grateful that everyone is healthy, and I Can Not wait to hold a newborn again (it will be nice to see you too Anita and Mark :).
*I am starting my journey with cloth diapers. I am going to be a part-timer. I will try to use them as often as I can, but I occasionally will throw in a disposable.. maybe when traveling or at night time?? I will have to experiment to see what works best for us. I will do my first load of diapers tomorrow, and so far it really hasn't been bad at all. Thank you again Marianne for all of your time helping me make diapers!! You rock girl!
*Sofia continues to keep me humble. Today in primary, we were talking in sharing time about fathers and how although they try their best... they are still not perfect and make mistakes sometimes. Sofia of course felt the need to yell out "Yeah.. mommies too!" This morning I was in a bad mood as I tried to look for two lost items that I really needed, and Sofia very sweetly said to me:"Mommy, you get what you get, and you don't throw a fit." (She has heard that a few times :), and although it didn't completely make sense in the context... I was kind of throwing a fit). Sofia is really excited to go camping this summer and after watching Man in the Wild with Chris, she is convinced that we will kill and eat frogs when we camp.
*Gabe is a parrot. He repeats everything. Speaking of repeating... I know I have mentioned this before, but those of you who haven't seen him in awhile, will think it is hilarious how different he is. He also started nursery (we snuck him in a little early), and he is doing well!
*This week is my last week of the term teaching, and it has been a great term with amazing families. The pay could be better, and the politics aren't always fun with any job, but I love love being in the classroom with the mamas and babies.
*My sister Kim is in town, and I am going to leave for Medford to hang out on Tuesday after work, and then head down to Klamath to see the Becerras who are missing the grandkids. I am leaving Chris so that he can get a lot of work on his classes done without us here distracting him.