Here are some pictures of the girls playing in the leaves last week. It was so nice out last week I got most of the front yard raked. It stinks having a huge yard when it comes to raking leaves. I spent hours out there and only got a small chunk in the front done. We have a ton of leaves. Then the weather had to turn yucky and I haven't been able to get back out there. Aaron got a little part of the back yard last night but it didn't even make much of a dent. The girls had a blast playing in them though. They had me rake a big pile and they would play in it for alittle bit and then make me rake it all back up again. They were so cute and they had so much fun!
Today is Aaron's birthday. Big 31. His sister and my brother and Aaron's buddy came over some time during the night and teepeed our yard. Plus it was raining last night so it's a big wet TP messy yard. They got the front really good. THere is TP everywhere. Not alot in the trees because of the rain but it did leave remnants in the branches. THey also took Instant Mashed Potatoes and wrote 31 in the driveway and in the yard with the flakes. Poor Aaron. His sister got him last year by writing in those car markers all over all the windows on both our vehicles. She covered them with a bunch of 30's and Honk and Wave Aaron's 30 today. She got both the vehicles so that it didn't matter which one he took to work they were both covered. He's got to plan something good for her birthday this year. He didn't retaliate last year. He's got to get her this year. I'm hoping to put some pics of it up but my computer is not letting me upload pictures right now. I'll get them up as soon as it will let me.
Happy Birthday Aaron!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Posted by Kaytlyn at 5:37 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here is the whole crew that went out. In the back, at the top of the steps is Tabitha in her little Navy outfit and Teaque in his Survivor gear. Next is Logan as the Cat from Catin the Hat and then Kiri as a Rocker Chick and Sadie, Thing1 and Kallie as Thing2. THen Cyndl in Army gear and Andrew as a Dirtbike rider in the front. Everybody had a great time.
I was going to add a bunch of pictures of the girls playing in the leaves but the image uploader thingy isn't working right now. GRRRR! Well enjoy the Halloween ones and I will try to get them up later.
Time to go get the girls some supper! :)
Posted by Kaytlyn at 1:38 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I am still here and alive :) It's just been so busy with the move and then getting settled in and we don't have internet at home yet so I am using WI-Fi where ever I can. I am at the library right now. I just got done cleaning for Serendipity. I have been doing alot of cleaning for them lately. I go atleast twice a week and I did three days last week.
We are having a house warming party on June 14th if any of you peeps want to come. I am going to be sending out invites this weekend. I am not sure yet about the time exactly but it'll probably be about 6ish. We are going to grill and then have a bonfire and Aunt Patti and Uncle Terri are bringing fireworks. :) They made a trip to Indiana for the party fireworks, so they'll be great.
I am going to post some house pictures here soon. I know I said I would do it already but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I still have to upload a bunch to the computer first.
The girls are doing great. I think that I have finally gotten them healthy again. They both had runny noses and counghs. I was sick all last week with severe headaches and runny nose and I am feeling alittle bit better. The headaches aren't as severe so far this week so hopefully I am getting over whatever nasty bug I had.
I am so glad that the weather is warming up. It is starting to almost feel like summer. I can finally let the girls outside to play and not have to worry about them getting colds and getting sick. They love to be outside, esp.Sadie. I can't ever get her back inside. :) She loves to take tractor rides through the woods and anywhere.
Well, I gotta jet, gotta go releave my sitter.
Posted by Kaytlyn at 11:08 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
This was from a letter I just got done writing to an old friend and I love the way I started it and it pretty much summed up about life right now. I am to lazy right now to write a whole new entry right now. So I cheated and just put my letter here instead. :) I hope you enjoy!
It's really rainy hard outside tonight. I can hear the splashes from the puddles as the cars drive
by. The girls are tucked cozily in bed for the night and Aaron is out at the new house working. It's only me and the sound of the keys as I type, the running of water from the filter on the fish tank, and occasionally a song I pick randomly from my playlist. I am actually feeling pretty relaxed after the hectic day I had. I can actually breathe without any sniffles at the moment and there is only a slight headache tonight. The headache is telling me that I should probably be in bed instead of sitting on the couch writing this chapter of my life to you, my friends.
Wow not bad for someone whose not a writter. Don't ya think?! ;) lol I coudn't help it with all this talk of chapters I felt that I should beging this one as if I was writing a book. THat was kinda fun maybe I should start all me letters (chapters) to you that way from now on. :) I also decided that it was the fifth chapter just because five is my favorite number, being the fifth child and all. My dad used to say " Number 5 alive!" from the Short Circut movie, when I would finally crawl out of bed on Saturday mornings. :) My mom actually found the movie on dvd and bought it for me. Everytime I watch it I think of my dad. Isn't it funny how certain songs and movies remind you of things? Like everytime I hear the song "7 Nation Army" by the White Stripes I think of "shovel" dancing while camping with my friend Jen. (It's pole dancing just with a shovel. :) lol And the song "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias I think of slow dancing for the first time while at MSU for a 4H thingy. Songs and movies can bring back good memories and sometimes bad but it's always nice to remember.
Today was a hectic day. I watched Shevaun's two boys Ehan who will be 7 tomorrow, and Zander who is 6 weeks older than Sadie. Ehan was pretty good considering the fact that he is majorly ADHD. Zander was the naughty one. He kept fighting with the girls. Kallie doesn't like it when Zander plays with her toys so she always has to try and take them away. :) But he was the one trying to steal toys today. My sister-in-law came over to bake some cookies since her oven is broken and I ran out to get diapers :) and then had to hurry home to make supper so I could eat before I had to go to Emily's. I was late, again, tonight getting to Emily's. I normally try to be there at 6:00 and then I'm usally done by 8:00. Lindsay (sis-in-law) stayed and watched the girls cause Aaron was out at the new house. I got home and Linds had them all ready for bed so at 9:00 I put them to bed and luckily Kallie didn't throw her normal screaming fit. I put in a new Veggie Tale cd in for her so I think that helped her not throw a fit. And now I am just relaxing and writing to you. It's really nice to find some quiet time. Doesn't happen often around here. :)
Yup Shane is really 6"11. I'll have to add a picture of him and Tanya (his girl) on my pictures since I have no idea how to add pictures to this. I know you can I just have no idea how to do it. I think I have a family picture on here too. YOu'll have to check that out too if you haven't already checked them out. I am around 5'10-11" . I remember always making sure I didn't wear heels when we were together.:) I hated being way taller than everybody. NOw I am pretty much the shortest in the family. :) Bryn is now taller than me. lol I just have Kiri and Teaque to go before I am officially the shortest besides Kenan. I love it though. I have started wearing heels alot lately. Aaron is 6'4" so even with heels I am still shorter. It's really nice, I love buying all these cute heels. :) Aaron's not a fan of how my shoe collection is growing :)
( My friend wants to be a chef, if you can't figure that out from this little blurb, and he offered to send me his menu) I would love to see your menu and stuff. I really hope that you one day get to own your own kitchen. You still have many years ahead of you to reach that goal. ( He also is pretty bufff, and dedicated in fitness and nutrition) I am so impressed how dedicatied you are to your working out and your nutrition. I think about working out all the time I just never get around to it. I have a really fun work out video but it kills me when I do it so I hardly do it. I know that if I stay dedicated to it for more than a week it won't kill me but my motivation sucks. I do so good for about a week and then I feel awful cause everyhting hurts and then I just don't do it again. I take the girls for lots of walks in the summer adn the goal for this summer was to rollerblade from the apartment to the end of the pier but now that we are moving even further away I'll just have to come and park over here and then do it. The apartment is in Spring Lake right after St.Mary's Church, so I would have to rollerblade over the bridge and then down to the end of the pier and back. I walked the boardwalk acouple times last year with the girls. I absolutley love it down there and I think that that is what I would miss if I ever moved far away from Grand Haven. I love going down to the pier at night and watch the sun setting over the lake. So gorgeous.
I also love the music at Mars. My favorite part of Sunday mornings is the worship with the singing and praising. If you go to www.musicatmars.com you can hear the songs get the lyrics and even by cds we made during some of the worship times. It's awesome. Dad just volunteers in the Baby area Sunday mornings, he is still doing the crane thing. He just impresses me with all that he does at his age. I know that he's not THAT old but looking at some other dads his age he really has no medical or physical problems that some of the other dads have. He actually went to Rowanda, Africa last September for two weeks with a group from church. He is hoping to be able to go again this year. :) Tabitha is actually in Mississippi right now with a group from church helping with the Katrinia relief. I hope she is having a most amazing time. I have some wongerful memories from when I went to Atlanta on my missions trip with church. Things like that are something that will never leave you and have you craving to do more.
Definitely not 10 kids for me. :) But as to being able to pick the sex, since I already have 2 girls I would definitely want to have a boy. We found out Kallie's sex when I was pergnant with her and I loved knowing I was having a girl and being able to get her room already for her. With Sadie I switched doctors and only had one ultrsound and we didn't know and it drove me crazy! Especially since the girls are only 14 months apart that I wanted a girl so badly. I was stressing about not knowing all 9 months. It was such a relief when they said "It's a girl". I don't really have to worry about boys or girls for awhile though, I am so not planning on having another kids for acouple years. I have my hands full as is right now. :)
Well, I better end this chapter here. This could probably make 2 chapters with all that I wrote tonight. :) I seem to have a way with going on and on. I'm glad that you don't mind. :)
Take care, until the next chapter.Kayt
Posted by Kaytlyn at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Well, I was going to add pictures to this post of the house and I uploaded my pictures, or I thought that they did. Then I deleted my memory card since it was full. Well, the pictures didn't upload and now they are gone. :( I lost all the ones of the house and from Easter and from bowling with Shane, James, Jason, and Tanya! :( It was not a good day. Things are going alittle better now. Still busy as ever and I've got a cold. BLAH The joys of life. :) No I gotta finish the girl's lunch and then we are off the the new house for alittle while.
Today was the start of new beginnings for Aaron and I. We signed the papers and handed over money for a house. Aaron's been out at the house since we got the keys today. It needs some TLC and lots of grunt work. I am so overwhelmed with all the choices that have to be made. Carpet,paint,cabinets,countertops,etc... What matches with what and what looks good together. That's all I've been doing for the last three days. Aaron's parents have helped us out so much with everything for the house. Aaron's mom and I went on Wednesday to Walmart and HOme Depot looking at paints and then we met Aaron and went out to the house and measured and tried to get ideas of what needed to be done. Kallie just loved it! All that open space to run around. There are even acouple Little Tikes toys that were left out at the house and those were the first things Kallie went to when she got out of the van. She was having a blast.
Thursday we went and looked at cabinets and found some at the Habitat resale store in North Muskegon and then lunch. Then on Friday I planned on staying home and Kathy ended up calling and we went to Menards, Home Depot and Lowes to look at countertops. Today after we got the keys Aaron and I went to Menards to look at steel doors for the front of the house and then to the flooring store. It has been soo crazy!!! I just need a breather.
Art and Aaron are out there right now measuring and getting ready to put up a wall in the living room for the girl's bedroom. Right now the house is a two bedroom manufacured home on a walk out basement on 6 acres. There are no stairs to get to the basement right now so you have to go out of the house and around to get to the basement. Once the ground thaws out more we are going to put stairs in so we can have Logans room and room for the kids to hang out down there. Aaron wants to be within a couple weeks. There is alot to do in that time.
Logan is sooooooooooo excited!!!! He is going to have alot more room to run and Aaron's mom is right next door threw the woods. Our properties butt up against each other. He can't wait until we move out there. He wants to move tomorrow. :)
Here are acouple pictures of the house.
I went last Saturday and got my new tattoo. I have been waiting along time to get this one. We finally had some extra cash were I could go and get it done. I got the Chinese symbol for family done on the inside of my left wrist. It hurt SO bad!!! Luckily it took less than a half hour. I didn't cry though . :) Despite the excruciating pain. I got the tattoo done there on my wrist for a reason. You slit your wrists you die and to me if you cut off my family, I am dead. My family means everything to me and I would do anything for them. My next tattoo is going to be two little bumblee bees in pink and purple with a K in the pink bees wing and an S in the purple bees wing for my girls. I think I am going to get them on my shoulderblade but it'll be awhile before I get those. I have to find just right the bumblee bees.
Time to get back to my hectic life. I have to finish putting clean clothes away and do the dishes and now the girls are up. :) What a lovely life I live. :)
Posted by Kaytlyn at 1:26 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Cutie Little Kayla
The puppies are now three weeks old. They are getting so big! They have their eyes open and they are trying so hard to get up and "walk". We finally named them all. Teaque and Kiri hepled. We have 2 males, Oddball(2nd from left) who is chocolate colored like Chloe, and Simba (4th) who is a cream. The females are Nala(6th) who is a cream and Keyatcho(3rd) who is the biggest puppy and then Coconut(1st) who is the tan colored one. She has the cutest white tip on her tail. Thay are just so cute!!!!
Jimmy James is home!!!! Yeah! He is home on Spring Break until Sunday. He was home on Tuesday. He came over last night for a little bit and he's over right now playing Wii with Kiri. It is nice to have him home even for alittle while. He is looking really good too. He is putting on weight and really starting to beef up. He looks so much better than when he left for SBU (Southwest Baptist College in MO). He read the girls their bedtime stroy last night. :) It was soo cute. The girls just love their Uncle Jimmy!!
Saturday is going to be the busiest day of all this week. Aaron has to work until 1, Emily is getting picked up at around noon, Logan is doing the Walk for Water (www.marshill.org/water/walk) with Mars at 11-2 at a park in Zeeland. He's going to spend the night at Grampa & Grama T's and go with Teaque, Kiri, and Granpa. Aaron and I have a meeting with a realtor @ 2 to hopefully work something out to buy this house in Nunica that we've been looking at and then to Holland by 6 so I can get my tattoo done. What a busy day!!!!! I am going to be soo pooped by the end of the day. Then Sunday is Easter with church and egg hunts and all that fun Easter stuff!!!!
I probably won't update again until after Easter so HAPPY EASTER ALL!!!! HE IS RISEN!!!
Posted by Kaytlyn at 12:35 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Man, does it feel like it should be Friday today! The girls and I went to a playgroup this morning. We went to a MOMS group meeting yesterday I joined the group. MOMS stands for Moms Offering Moms Support. It's a national group that has chapters everywhere and they have LOTS of activities and stuff the do. I think there are about 48 members in this chapter which is the Fruitport,Grand Haven, Spring Lake and up to North Muskegon group. The play group we went to this morning was with this MOMS group. It was really nice. There were 4 other moms there besides me. They say there are normally alot more people. It was perfect for today though. The girls had lots of fun running around and playing with everything. It was also really nice for me to ge to know some other moms. Tomorrow night they have a MOMS Night Out. Once a month they have something for just the moms to do. I'm not sure if I can make it tomorrow since I have Heather this weekend. It would be really nice to go though. Aaron is also going to a Fury Hockey game with the boys tomorrow so there is no way I can make it. There is always next month. I got the calander for the MOMS group and there is almost something everyday. It'll be nice to get out more with the girls and just for me to get out. :)
Monday Aaron only worked for 2 hours! Work is going really slow and he was home alot last week and this week. Luckily he has been able to work with his dad, so that helps out financially. They officialy laid him off on Tuesday and hopefully it will only be a couple weeks. He worked with his dad today until 2:30. On Monday when Aaron got home we all went out and I got a new cell phone. My old one was over 2 years old and falling apart. After I got my phone we went to the mall and let the girls play in the play area and run off some steam. :) We had a really good day. Despite being laid off Aaron has been in a really good mood lately. It's been really nice. There have been no arguments or any bickering, just lots of loving. :P He's watching some John Wayne movie now. : ) The Netflixs movies just showed up today and he brought them in and popped it in to watch. He just LOVES those old movies. :)
Logan's mom gets out of jail tomorrow and he'll probably see her on Saturday for alittle bit. Aaron will bring him over so he can talk to Micah. We've decided that he won't have any overnights with her for awhile and Logan is okay with that. Pray for us all though, we really don't know how Logan will start acting once he gets some time with his mom. It could become very interesting. Hopefully he will handle everything okay, but it is alot for a ten year old to handle. He is going to counseling and doing great. His counslelor says he is doing great and doesn't need to go a whole lot longer. He will just need it to get him through the next couple weeks.
Time to start supper. Logan has running and wrestling tonight and I have to go to work. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our busy nights. :)
Posted by Kaytlyn at 12:45 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Posted by Kaytlyn at 11:27 AM
Friday, February 29, 2008
Have you ever thought about your name? The meaning of it or the story behind it? Aaron and Logan were talking the other night and somehow got on the subject of middle names and Aaron asked Logan if he knew what my middle name was. Logan said,"Kaytlyn Tiemeyer Haase". :) It was cute. Then Aaron told him that it is Bobbi and Logan thought that that was pretty funny. That my middle name was a 'boys' name. So I shared with him the story behind my middle name. I was born on the 29th of December, so over Christmas all the relatives were over. My Aunt Pam has this real southern accent and was calling everyone by their name and then would add on Bob. So it was Kenan Bob, Jason Bob, Shawna Bob, and Shevaun Bob. Mom said she did that the whole time she was over. So when it was time to name me instead of just Kaytlyn Bob they named me Kaytlyn Bobbi. My first name they got from a tv show, Kitty Hawk or Airhawk or something like that.
My name also is a Modern phonetic form of the Irish name Caitlin from Catherine meaning pure. I searched on some baby name websites and nothing comes up for my spelling but if you just change the first y to an i then you get it on everysite. I love the way my name is spelled.
The girls names don't really have a story to why we picked them besides the fact that we liked them. Their middle names have more of a meaning. Kallie's is Maree after my sister Shawna's and Sadie's is Beth after my mom's.
Kallie's name is a variation of Kalila from the Arab which means "beloved." Or it may be a variant spelling of Kaile from the Hebrew, which means "a crown, a laurel."
Sadie's name is a diminutive of Sarah: princess; or Mercedes: mercy. I actually liked the name Mercedes for Sadie but Aaron said it sounded to much like a stripper name so I decided on Sadie.
Here is the website that I found some of the name meanings http://www.babyhold.com/list/ Logan and I went on it awhile back and just typed in everybodys name we could think of. We had a great time and he really loved finding out the meaning of his name and he can still tell you if you ask him.
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Posted by Kaytlyn at 12:28 PM
Monday, February 25, 2008
Posted by Kaytlyn at 11:10 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
by Shane Barnard
I sign for joy and my remorse.
A well within prosperity's curse.
That drowns the mighty oak of pride but feeds the root of God inside.
In You I find my rest.
In You I find my death.
In You I find my all & my emptiness.
Somehow it all makes sense.
In You I'm rich when I've been made poor.
Comfort found when I mourn.
The prideful one, You see from afar.
Drawing near to low, broken hearts.
In You I find my rest.
In You I find my death.
In You I find my all & my emptiness.
Somehow it all makes sense.
Only with Christ does it somehow all make sense. I just love their lyrics. Nothing fancy, just to the point and they are so powerful that way. I just love their music.
Last night I was sitting in the recliner reading, after the kids had gone to bed, and Chloe came and snuggled by me. She is getting SO big!! She is having puppies here in a week or two. Poor little girl gets so big. When she was sitting by me I wrapped one of my hands snug around her tummy and held her and I could feel the puppies moving. That is such an amazing feeling. Feeling those little pups in there reminded me of being pregnant with the girls. Feeling them move and grow inside me. I think that is my favorite part of being pregnant. Even at the end of the 9 months and you feel like they are going to kick their little feet right out of you. Or when they stretch those arms all the way across your tummy. It is such an indescirbeable(sp?) feeling. Aaron says he's done having kids but I think I might want one more, in acouple years though. I am so not ready for another baby now. I am looking forward to a summer of not being pregnant or just having had a baby. Maybe in acouple years, you never know what God has planned for us. Just as it says in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." That is one of my favorite verses and it is so true. I also love Matthew 6:13 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." I have trouble with that one. I worry about stuff all the time. Especially money, I am trying so hard to live by that one. Chloe & her boyfriend Squirt.
Another weekend is here and it's another full one. We have Alex again this weekend (we did back to back because Corrie,his mom, wanted to swap weekends). We also have Emily until Mon.am. Logan is going over to his Grandma Teddy's for overnight tonight. So the house won't be that crowded. :) We make it work though. Aaron has to work for his dad tomorrow morning which is a usual Saturday thing and I got called to clean tomorrow morning for Serendipity Resorts. (http://serendipityresorts.com/) I just have one suite to clean so it won't take me that long. Cyndl is going to come and watch the munchkins for me. I think Shane and Cyndl are crashing over tonight also. Shane wants to go ice fishing in the morning and that way they don't have to drive over in the morning. Shane used to crash over all the time until he started High School. Now he's a busy boy with basketball. Hey check out this link. It is an article that was in the GR Press about my bros' (http://www.mlive.com/sports/grpress/index.ssf?/base/sports-5/1203225921294330.xml&coll=6)
So those are my weekend plans so far. Nothing major so far. The weather is looking like it will be nice so I am hoping to take the girls outside to play. Let Kallie go sledding in the back. The drive to church should be good this week. No snow!!
Time to get some other stuff done on the net. Books to put on hold and mommy and web pages to cruise. :)
Kallie being a big "helper" and feeding Sadie her yogurt.
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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