Wednesday, February 20, 2008


20 years ago... Feb 1988 I was five. Probably getting excited to turn 6. I had 2 little brothers, 4 and 10 months old. I thought that I was the greatest. I said, "Mom aren't you glad I'm so beautiful?"
10 years ago...1998 I was a junior. Chad had just left on his mission and even though he didn't know it, I'd decided to wait for him. I was the design editor for our high school yearbook and I poured my all into it. I won some competitions. I think junior year I took best of show. Some days I still miss good ol' yearbook.
5 years ago: 2003 I'd been married a year and a half. My full bodied fear of becoming a mother was starting to wear off. We were living on campus at BYU-Idaho and loving it. Sometimes we refer to our years in the dorms as the glory days. Our neighborhood and ward were so super! Chad was studying geology and I was studying fashion.
3 years ago: 2005 I had a beautiful little boy, 7 months old. I was growing into motherhood. I still had a few classes to wrap up my BA in university studies.
1 year ago... 2007 We were living in my grandmother's house anxious for April when we were planning to buy our first house, which we did. We'd also welcomed a beautiful little girl in November. She sure is a little princess. Trey was very protective of her from the beginning. :)
So far this year...2008 Chad bought me a car, my first car ever. It's so fun to be a 2 car family. I took a breastfeeding peer counselor training, amazing. And then got hired by the health department as a BF peer counselor. I get the opportunity to help moms and babies BF successfully. I've gotten really involved with La Leche League. It's blessed my family and I've made the best friends ever. I've been teaching other women to make cloth diapers (pockets). And this week I'm starting a doula training program.
Yesterday I... went to Rigby to visit a great friend and get more familiar with her home and son. She's asked me to come and be with her son while she labors and delivers her new baby. She's planning a home birth. It will the first birth I've attended aside from my own and I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of such a special time for her family!
Today I... have an enrichment planning meeting and then a friend is coming over to finish a couple of diapers with snaps and then cut some more out.
Later tonight... I've got to make dinner and get everything ready for tomorrow, lunches for Chad and I and make sure I've got everything together for my kids to be at grandma's all day (thanks Mom!).
Tomorrow... I start my doula training. I'm really excited.
This year I hope to.... finish my doula training; plant, harvest, and process an amazing garden; get more organized, and become a better wife and mother.
I tag.... Bita, Chelsea, Jessica, Alica, Katy, Sara


The Estrogen Files said...

You rock, Kat!! Good job on the peer counseling job. If you'd ever like to be officially accredited by LLL, please talk with one of us leaders (Sara, Becca, Sally, Laura, Nancy). We'd love it!

And I'm so jealous about the doula training! I really want to do that, but I've got the whole pregnancy thing going on...



Julian said...

I made your bread and it turned out good. The applesauce substitute worked with the bread. Then, this morning I was making gingerbread cookies but didn't have any softened margarine. I looked online to find a substitute and came across this website:

Thought you might enjoy it.
P.S. Bananas are a great substitute for margarine in a dessert. The cookies were yummy.

Deanna said...

You are so awesome!!! Thank you for having us over this morning. I learned SOOO much and look forward to getting together more and learn more!!! I'm saving a granola bar for Ryan to try...can't wait to see the look on his face when he tastes that yummy treat!!!

Thank you, again!!! Next time we're at your place I'd love to see you sewing room! I had no idea you did so much in it!!! COOL!

Julian said...

Hey! Can I get your recipe for lentil tacos? I'm in the mood for cilantro and lime.