Friday, February 29, 2008

What's in a name?!

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 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.


Chloe finally had her puppies yesterday. She had 5 puppies!! 5 is alot for a little chihuahua. Normally they have about 3. The last litter Chloe had 3 years ago, she had 6 puppies. Poor girl! She did wonderful though. She is such a good momma. She had her first at 1:20 and the last at 4:40. The first two are a cream colored and then a chocolate one and a lt. brown and then another cream. They are so adorable!! They make this cute little noise when they cry, except for at three in the morning. Chloe had the pups in Aaron and my bedroom on my side of the bed. That's where she normally sleeps. We had her nesting box all set up in a little nook in the living room but she decided differently. I moved the box so I wouldn't have a mess in my blankets. :) The first one got it's head stuck coming out so I had to assist alittle. I was so afraid that I had waited to long that this puppy would die. It didn't and it's such a cutie. The rest all came quick and easy. Not sure on the sex of all the pups, Chloe has been a very protective momma. We do know that the chocolate one is a male and one of the cream pups is a female. All the cream ones look alike so I'm not sure if I've checked the same one each time. :) They are really all adorable!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Another Monday

The weekends go by to fast. I need a day to sleep in. I didn't get to sleep in this weekend. Saturday I had to go clean @ 9 at Serendipity. When I got there and got to the suite to clean a guy in his late teens told me that his mom said that they were staying until Monday. I didn't know what to do so I went back to the office and tried to figure out what to do since the owner was on vacation. I remember her saying that someone was to move in that afternoon. So I ended up calling her on her cell. While I was dialing I noticed her itinerary on the desk and that she was in Hawaii!! I left her a message and headed home. She called me back at around 11 and said that she was getting a hold of her brother to go over to the suite and make sure that these people were on their way out. She said she gave them until nidnight on Friday to get out. So I headed back over at 11:30 to meet her brother to make sure that they were on their way out. Sure enough they were getting stuff out. I started cleaning one of the rooms they had empty and it took them almost and hour to finally get everything out. I was there until quarter after 3:00. I felt so bad for Shelia (the owner) having to deal with this while she supposed to be on vacation. Poor lady. Hopefully she will enjoy the rest of her vacation.

Friday night Shane and Cyndl did come over and crash. Tanya, Shane's girlfriend, was over for awhile to. That was fun. She is such a sweet girl. I had only met her once before since I am never at my parents and I've only made it to one of Shane's games. They are so cute together too. Shane is 6'10 and Tanya's head comes up to his armpit. :) They are so cute.

Kallie and I made it to church Sunday morning. Sadie is getting sick again and she was up until almost 3am! She went down at 9:30 which is usual. She got up at midnight when I went to bed and she just wouldn't go back down. When Aaron got home at 1am from working on the Tahoe, he took Sadie out into the living room to see if he could settle her down. I so debated on going to church because I hadn't gotten alot of sleep. I layed in bed trying to make up my mind and then decided to go since I was already up try to decided whether or not to go. :P I just Kallie and let Sadie sleep in with daddy. Church was great as always. Rob was back and great as always.

The rest of Sunday we just kinda chilled. I ran out to the mall to try on some jeans since mine are getting to big!! Don't ya just love it when your clothes are too big!! :) So I went to GAP, I love their jeans I just don't buy them there. :) I can't rightfully, spend $60.00 on a new pair of jeans! I buy them online for way cheaper! I just went to size and make sure I bought ones that would fit and I went down a pants size!! Yeah!!! I can't ever remember ever wearing this size. It was so nice!! NOw I have to wait for acouple extra bucks and buy some new jeans!! :) I need to buy Kallie new jeans to, hers are getting to short! She is getting so tall! When can't keep anything on the island cause she can reach pretty much everything on it! So tall and such a skinny butt! I can't wait for summer when she's in shorts and capri's and I won't have to worry about length. :) I just can't wait for warm weather period!

NO puppies yet! Chloe's milk has come in so we know it's any day now. I'm watching her close for signs. When she starts to have to pups I have to call Aunt Sharon ( Logan's Grandma Teddy's best friend). She wants to be here, as long as it's not in the middle of the night. Poor Chloe has to be miserable, she's so big! Hopefully she'll have then soon, for her sake.

Time to do some cleaning,yay. :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Feelin' Refreshed

The girls are napping, the sun is shining, Shane & Shane is playin', just got out of the shower, and life is feeling good. :) I just love Shane & Shane. Their music is so refreshing and so powerful. I can't help but feel good and know that God is good. Their song 'In You' is playing. What a powerful song. " 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
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.
In You

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 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. ( 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' (
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.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yay for Sunny Days

I am so glad that the sun is finally out. It just makes everything seem better. I am so much happier and enjoy my days more when the sun is out. I am ready for warmer weather too. This crazy 0 degrees is not for me. I am so ready to be able to take the girls out for walks. I need the excersice to. To many days of just being indoors. When it's warm out I try to take the girls out for a walk everyday. I just got a jogger stroller at the end of the summer last year and it makes our walks so much nicer. My goal this summer is to rollerblade to the pier and back. I made that goal last summer but I didn't get a pair of blades until the end of the summer along with my stroller. I'm going to make sure that I do it this summer. I just love the waterfront in GH. I used to work done on the channel across from Dewey Hill and got to watch all the gorgeous sunsets and the musical fountain about a billion times. :) I walked the boardwalk acouple times last year with the girls. Kallie just loves all the boats.

This weekend was an okay weekend. I spent alot of time at my parents. I had to go over Friday night and switch vehicles so mom and the girls could take my van. We didn't get there until about 8 and then didn't get home until 11. That was a long night. WE had Alex this weekend so he really enjoyed playing with Uncle Teaque. :) Logan loves to call him that even though Logan is older. :) We headed back to Borculo Saturday morning so Cyndl could watch the munchkins so I could take Logan to his Total Trek Quest kickoff ( boys version of Girls on the Run). Then we just hung out for most of the day. Came home did some cleaning, Aaron and I got into a fight.ugh All's better now but it really sucked.

Sunday morning the girls and I headed off to church. It was quite the drive with a nasty rainy/slushey crap. WE made it safely. Chruch was good. Rob was out of town so we had Kent Dobnson. He taught on Phil. 1:15-18. Where Paul is in jail and he talks about those preaching Christ out of selfish motive. And he says " But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, Christ is preached. " Kent said he was already to bash the televangalives( I don't think I spelled that right) but then he read " But what does it matter?" It was really great. It is so nice to finally get back to church more regularly. It feels so right.

So far this week hasn't been to shabby. I didn't have Zander on Monday so that was nice. I had to go to Emily's at night when all the yuck was happenin outside. I ended up getting stuck in their driveway and Pete had to tow me out. My first tow/stuck for the year. I got stuck pulling out of their driveway last year with my Stratus. I had the van Mon. night too. I normally take the Tahoe out there cause you never know how their drive is going to be but the Tahoe was in the shop. It needs a new transfer case. UGH Luckily it happened on one of the job sites when Aaron was working for his dad so his dad is paying to get it fixed but it's taking awhile.

WE had a snow day on Tuesday so I had a houseful. I had Logan, Jacinda, Zander and the girls. It really didn't go to bad just a full house. Back to school yesterday. So it's just back to me and the munchkins. Today has been hectic from the start. Emily came over last night and is staying until Monday morning. So i had to get here off to school along with Logan and Jacinda. Kallie decided that she was going to get up early also along with Zander. Sadie slept in alittle. But Zander has been so whiney this morning and they are all just trashing the house. I get soo tired of cleaning!!!!! I am so tempted to just leave it all but I can't stand that either! AHH I can't seem to win. Sadie won't leave Chloe alone today. Poor Chloe is having puppies here in a couple weeks and is getting so big she just wants to be left alone. Aaron set up her nesting box last night and Sadie insists on playing with it. GRRR I need to go out and buy acouple baby gates. So that has been how may day has gone so far. Hopefully it will get better. Logan won't be home from school until late. He has his first Total Trek Quest meeting today and then he'll be home for about 2 hours and head off back to school from wrestling. He will be one pooped out kids when he gets home tonight.

Time to go and think about lunch for the munchkins. Once I get them eating I can actually pick up alittle. :) And then when they are done eating they will trash it all over again.:) Never ending battle. They are all playing nice right now. Kallie is sitting on the coffeetable watching Doodlebops. :) Her favorite.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everybody!

These are the pics the girls did the other day. I love how they turned out!

No major plans for us today. I have to take Logan to a Drs. appointment at 4:30 and work tonight at Emilys. That's my big V-Day plans. So exciting I know. :) I'm hoping I can talk Aaron into going out for dinner sometime this weekend. I've got Emily only overnight on Friday. Pam'll pick her up sometime on Sat. I'm also planning on going to church on Sunday morning. I didn't get to go last week because I had Emily and Heather (my other respite) Sunday morning and the weather was really nasty.

I've really been doing better at getting to church lately. More than I have all summer. Summers are a little harder for me to get there because of all the respite I do but I've learned now that if I want to go I just leave them with Aaron and take the girls with me. The girls love to go. Sadie is in Grampy Tiemeyer class in Baby Bay and Kallie just loves playing with all the kids in her class. Some weeks she doesn't want to leave her class. I love that.

WE go to Mars Hill which is about a 30-45 min drive from home so it takes us alittle more effort to get there. It is so worth the drive though! I am really loving going again. It's what I need.

I would really love to find a bible study group or even a mom's group around here that I can get into. I need some more adult contact besides Aaron and Pam. It needs to be in the mornings or early afternoons because my evenings is when I care for Emily. I'm gonna get on Mar's website when I am done here and see if I can find something.

Yeah, we actually had sun yesterday!!!! It was so nice. A really nice change from all the cloudy,snowy days. I went and took pics. of the yard yesterday to show you how much snow we've gotten. I don't ever remember the snowpiles in the back going all the way across or that high in the years since we've lived here. The kids really love all the piles in the back to sled down. Kallie just loves it!!! Aaron took her out last Friday night with Alex and we couldn't get her back inside. She loved it!!! She's going to be my little snow bunny. :) Grammy Kathy was talking about teaching her how to ski in a year or two. Maybe she can have a ski partner now that Logan is old enough to snowboard that's all he wants to do. Grammy Kathy has been taking Logan the last couple year out skiing. Getting him lessons and equipment. I guess that skiing is something that Grammy Kathy will be doing with the girls also.

THe girls and Aaron's boys are the only grankids for Aaron's mom (Grammy Kathy) and that's why she likes to do lots of stuff with them and taking them skiing and that sort of thing. Kallie just loves her. She's getting old enough now that she'll take little trips just her and Grammy. They went out for lunch and shopping one day. I love seeing Kallie getting all excited to see her Gramma's. Even seeing my parents on Sunday and when I get over to their house. I love that my kids can do all this stuff with their Granparents. My grandparents weren't around that much. My mom's parents did the snowbird thing and we got to see them atleast once in the summer before they left. I remember going to Sany Pines and swimming and going on Grandpa's boat. My dad's parents lived in Florida but they would come up and visit in the summer. We saw them more. They always had King Peppermints or Lemon Drops in a tin in their car. It was always a treat to go out to the car and get one. I remember my grandpa would always call us silly names and if we were being naughty he would give us the death grip on our arm. He also loved to read and I remeber these old gold covered book set that we had and whenever they were over he would read them. He also smelled like stale ciggarettes and BO. :) What a thing to remember. He's been gone for 10? or so years now. But I remember those little things about him. My mom's mom has been gone a year? now and the things I remember about her is the way she was always tan and her hair was always dyed. I rememer her smile too. My mom's dad is still alive and in Flordia but not doing very well. I already told Aaron that when he passes I want to be at the funeral. I remember him calling my brothers Oswald. All of the boys were Oswald. :) He would always ask the boys about sports and how they were doing. My dad's mom is also still here and still going strong. She now lives closer to us and we see her alittle more now but she is gone alot too. She loves to do alot of mission stuff. Wow, I didn't realize how long this was getting. Once the memories started they just kept coming.

Time to pickup the house, again, and get ready for Logan to get home.

Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The First Rambling

I've tried boggin before and I just couldn't seem to keep up with it. Hopefully I will do better here. :) That way all of you guys can keep up on my life and the way the girls are growing and changing. So here it is the first of hopefully many ramblings. :)

I can't believe that it is only Tuesday. It seems like it should be so much further into the week. Probably with all these snow days and everything I am just so off. Logan didn't have a snowday yesterday. Every other school in the area except for Spring Lake and Grand Haven. I couldn't believe it. I had Emily since last Thursday and she had a snow day so she just hung out for one more night. Aaron took over his dad's buisness for the past week and a half, since he's been out of town, and last night he got a service call he had to go do after he got out of his job. He didn't get home until 7:00pm. Poor guy.

Today's been a pretty good day so far. I got Logan up and off to school on time , he sure can putz around in the mornings! Man, most days I have to give him a swift kick in the pants to get moving. :) Grammy Kathy came over at quarter to 10 so Kallie and I could go to Toddler Time at the library and she watched Sadie and Zander for me.

Toddler Time's theme this week was Hearts for You and they read Valentine theme books and then she made a Heart guy. A heart with accordian legs and arms. They have everything cut out and you just have to put them all together. Kal's turned out cute. His eyes are close to the bottom and she drew a bunch a squigglies all over. I love being able to take her to do that kind of stuff..

Yesterday I got all craftys' with the girls and we did hand flower pictures for Valentines. I took their hands and put them in red pant and then on the paper. I then painted green stems on each hand to look like a bunch of flowers. They turned out soo cute. Kallie hated to have the paint on her hand. She hates anything like that on her hands. I then gave her the brush and she went to town painting. She didn't want to stop and Sadie just tried to eat it. :) I don't get that cradfty with them often but I think I might more now. Pam (Emily's mom) gave me a great website called and it has tons of ideas for everything!!!! It'll give you a holiday and songs and snacks and craft and all kind of things to do. It's great!!!

Man, I am feeling so BLAH today. I need sunshine!!!! NO more snow. Just lots and lots of sunshine!!!! I just got all of our tax stuff put together and sent with Emily to school for Shawna to give to Dwayne ( the guy who does them for us). I am so glad to get all that off my back. For us for taxes, because I do respite in my home I am considered a buisness so I have alot more stuff to get together. Like cable bills, electric, phone bills, receipts for cleaning supplies for the home and I have to figure out how many hours I had respite in my home. We had 3800 hours of respite in 2007!!! I was explaining it to Logan this morning and we figured that in all of July we only had 72 hours without a respite in the home!!!! WE had a full summer!!!!! If you don't know what respite is it is where I take special needs kids into my home and care for them. The 2 main kids I watch are more severly handicapped with feeding tubes and diapers. By doing this respite and caring for these kids, esp. Emily (i'm sure you'll hear lots about her). I am able to be a stay at home mom. I love being able to stay home and raise my kids and take care of my home. I go to Emily's home 4 nights a week for 2 hours and shower her and get her in bed and then on 2 or more weekends a month or whenever needed Emily comes to my house. I am so thankful for Pam (Em's mom) to have worked with me so that I can take care of Emily and stay home with my girls.

Well, I probably have rambled enough for this first time. :) I better get some other stuff done around the house. :)