Sunday, April 20, 2008

What's up with us...

Here is Kayla with Max

I posted this on my family site too, so if you've already read it there, just skip it here.

Hi family, I just thought I’d do a post and tell you about what my family has been up to lately.

For the most part, it is just life as usual. We get up, and go to work (or school), we come home, we make dinner and work around the house or in the yard. And then we go to bed and do it all over again the next day.

Kayla is growing up way too fast. It is kind of freaking me out that she is almost 18. She is almost done with school. She started a new job a few months ago. She got a job doing collections for Gold’s Gym. She has done so well there that they are promoting her on Monday to a receptionist and giving her a raise. Kayla is dying to buy a new car. I am trying to steer her towards economical cars, but she really wants a fancy new jeep.

Travis is doing well in school. He is getting good grades, and he is attending seminary. He likes seminary. (I remember I used to love seminary too, when I wasn’t sluffing it.) Travis and Bryan have been taking long bike rides around the neighborhood. They are way too long for me to go on. I’d probably die. The other day they rode from my house all the way to Copper Hills High School, they ran around the track, and then rode home again. Copper Hills is probably about 4 miles away from my house.

We trying to spruce up our home here and there. We replaced some floors that needed replacing. I did a little painting. And you should see the back yard now! We dug up a bunch of our grass and made a “patio” type area. It has small pea gravel and is lined with blocks. We also bought some hanging plants for our backyard. It looks pretty. Supposedly, we are buying a hot tub.  We’ll see if that happens later. It might be kind of fun to have a hot tub.

Nikki and TJ and their kids are doing pretty good too. TJ has been doing some schooling along with his job. And Nikki just got a new job too. She is working at the same place that Kayla works. Nikki is not as outgoing as Kayla is, so she is having a hard time adjusting to the new job. But I hear she is doing a good job. Nikki is a bit shy when it comes to talking to strangers. I hear Sharaya is walking how! I can't wait to see that. And Gabriel is a smart little handful as usual.

Lane and Darcel are expecting a baby in September. Poor Darcel has been pretty sick with this baby. They have an apartment that is not very far from my house. Darcel has a little girl named Kaylee Ann. She is a very cute 5 years old bundle of energy. They make a cute family. I’ll post their picture when I find where I put them. Lane and Darcel will find out if their baby is a boy or a girl in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to find out. I’m crocheting him or her a baby blanket. I couldn’t wait to hear what gender to make it for, so I picked a color that I thought would work for either one. With this baby, and now Kaylee Ann, I will have 4 grandbabies! Whoo Hoo!

Well that is all I can think of for now. I love you all!


Tracy Beckett said...

How fun to read about your family and all that is going on in your life. How wonderful! You are such a cute and young grandmother.

Traci said...

Hey- we didn't get to see this picture on the family site. Too cute1 Those are some loved dogs!!

Ruuddudes said...

Katrina, I saw your dad on the news last night. That was really great~ Please give him a hug for me!

Sondra said...

I love Kayla! It was so sweet when she made me go on the really scary ride at Lagoon! Tell her that I miss her!

Kat, You are such a wonderful mom and grandma. I love you sis, and I'm so lucky that you are my sister.

And you so look like such a young grandma. You look in your young 30's.

I like your puppies. I know that Buddy misses them. Buddy has himself a new Dogloo. Maybe your puppies can come and see it sometime.

Buddy has an appointment with the vet in two weeks to get fixed. We haven't told him yet.

Sondra said...

I love Nicky too! Tell her! Her kids are so dang cute! What a lovely mommy she has become, and also a lovely young lady.

Karmen said...

That was a very nice update on your family! My husband is a "jeep" guy, so he'd encourage Kayla to go for the jeep! Of course, ours is older, though, not a nice, new fancy one! Your family is beautiful!

Val said...

So fun to read up on your family! I don't know them too well, since we see each other not very often! I remember Lane when he was just a young boy! Wow, we are all growing up, aren't we? (I didn't want to say growing older...hate to admit to that one!)