Although it seems

I am NOT dead, nor have I fallen off the face of the planet. I am simply a major slacker whose life has been, for lack of a better word, CRAZY! Everything from my new job (I am a nanny for the cutest little 1 year old girl named Liberty), Jon's Birthday, 25 yay! and MY birthday. Trip to California for a WEEK, THANKSGIVING, effing world war 3 (LONG story) and yet another divorce for daddy :(. Oh my first ever calling in church Primary Secretary (I never even went to primary as a child...), helping our friends move to their new house (yay for them!!) and the most snow I have EVER seen in my life all over my yard! Wow, I haven't blogged in a very very very long time. However I was tagged (a couple times), so here are a few random tid bits about myself....

#1 * I am horrible at cleaning! Blame it on always having a cleaning lady. I am a very tidy person, i.e. making sure everything LOOKS amazing, but when it comes to the nitty gritty deep cleaning I am the WORST. I've never "scrubbed" anything in my life :(. I would rather throw a dish away then have to soak and scrub it by hand. Good thing I have a husband who learned everything from his mom!

#2 * I am completely obsessed with counting things (the tiles on the floor, the mile posts on the road, the number of split ends I have) It's BAD and I honestly can't help it.

#3 * My nose is too small for my body, not just looks wise. I honestly don't receive enough oxygen. I've gotten surgery for it and everything, but nothing seems to help. I'm just out of luck

#4 * I have to use a childs toothbrush!! Not even joking, something about my mouth and teeth being so small(You'd NEVER guess with how loud I am. It's weird, people make fun, whatev. Every dentist I have ever gone to has told me that using a soft child's toothbrush is what I need to do. So weird...

#5 * I have some really weird sleeping habits. I can't sleep with any part of my body hanging off the bed. It's a weird childhood thing that i've never been able to kick (and no I am not telling why, it's too embarassing). I also grind my teeth really bad, apparently yell at my husband, and twitch like crazy.

NOW it's my turn. I tag Camille Ence, Tara Barnes, and Jin-Hee!


A bit about me

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE ? I really don't know.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Yesterday. I watched Finding Neverland and for some reason I got all sorts of teary eyed!
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Ya for the most part
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Sick! No meat for this girl!
DO YOU HAVE KIDS? A dog and a husband, does that count?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch, you know all those cereals that are really good for you!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I don't really like it, but if I had to choose the ice cream from Dixie Nutrition. Yummy!
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Physically? My legs, my calfs are like man calfs. Mentally? I tend to run from confrontation
FAVORITE SMELLS? Hobbes after a trip to the groomers, Jon when he gets all ready and puts on one of his many colognes, and clean laundry.
HAIR COLOR? Right now it's brownish
EYE COLOR? Green, but they change. I have multi-colored eyes
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No, just glasses sometimes.
FAVORITE FOOD? I am such a fruit bat
SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer, mos def!
FAVORITE DESSERT? cheesecake, sour cream apple pie
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Memoirs of a Geisha (AGAIN!)!I really need a good one right now!
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? I didn't. Not a big TV watcher.
FAVORITE SOUND? When it's lightly sprinkling outside, when you turn on the radio and your favorite song just happens to be on, the sound of your friends ringtone on your phone... there are alot.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I teach spin... that's talent, right?
WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Sacramento, California


O Canada!

LOVE how we're the only ones posing?

I look like a midge next to Jon's fam!

So finally a new post. Much much has been going on, sorry guys! The past couple of weekends have been filled with visits from family and friends. My guest bedroom has been getting PLENTY of use and Jon has been so good with putting up with all of it. Ha! Having a house full of girls all weekend isn't exactly his idea of fun. Lucky for him it's College football season (so I don't really have a husband on Saturdays anyway). I wish I was a better picture taker, something I promise to work on. Our lives have actually been pretty exciting the past couple of months. Many many trips (with much more to come before the new year). Anyway here are a few pics from our Seattle/Canada trip with Jon's fam! So fun!!



Oh my heck you guys!! BIG NEWS!! NOPE, I'M NOT PREGNANT but my little sister Kendra is. I will admit that I FREAKED at first... she's only 19, and her and J aren't married yet, BUT now i'm stoked. I'm going to be an aunt, yay! I didn't think that would happen for a long time seeing as i'm the oldest and I get a baby in my life (with all the bragging rights) without having to personally go through the pregnancy! What more could someone ask for?? Hehe!
However now I must think seriously! I need advice/input! I have never been pregnant and mom lives in California and there really isn't anyone here to ask advice. What do you do when you're pregnant? I scheduled her doctors appt and I put her on prenatals. She has no idea when she is due (we'll be finding that out) AND she has no idea when her last period was... I guess I am still freaking out a little bit :).
Oh well, CONGRATS sis! Love your guts!


Happy Birthday Daddy! (yesterday)

Yesterday was my dad's 54th birthday! He is so smazing and the funniest guy! If any of you remember him, you'll know he came off as such a tough guy... total facade! I don't know where I would be without him. Everytime we talk he has a new adventure to inform me on (I bought a house in Oklahoma, We're down in San Fran having dinner, We just rented a helicopter and I flew under the golden gate bridge) We have had our share of hard times, but we always make it through them. He calls me weekly and is the sweetest dad. He can't wait to be a grandpa and is constantly informing me that I should be a "good mormon" and have kids right away!(By the way he is not a member of the LDS church) Haha. So I was talking to him yesterday and asked him what he had planned and this is what he said....

dad: "Right now Kaitlin, I am just perfecting my pale ale"
me" "What dad?"
dad:"Oh, well I got a home brewing kit so I can make my own beer"
me: "Huh?"
dad: "You're not listening, I decided I want to make my own beer. So I ordered this and my first batch is a fine pale ale"
me: "Uhhh, ok? (Laughing hysterically) are you going to make wine too?"
dad: "Wine is a fine art, I don't know if i'll be able to master. Perhaps some day. For now i'll just have to continue my trips to napa valley to spy"
me: "Ok dad (STILL laughing hysterically). I love you. Have a happy birthday. I'll call you later"

I LOVE my dad so much and miss him more than I ever thought I would. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!


The "survey"

1. Who is your man? Jonathan James Lambert
2. How long have you been together? Since November 2005... so however long that is.
3. How long did you date? 11 months
4. How old is your man? 25 in November
5. Who eats more? He does for sure! He always says I eat like a bird... whatever!
6. Who said "I love you" first? He did. It was cute, I thought he was joking
7. Who is taller? Let's see, I'm barely 5'1" and he's 6'2"... you do the math.
8. Who sings better? NEITHER! Trust me, never sit by us at church...
9. Who is smarter? Depends...
10. Who's temper is worse? That would be me
11. Who does the laundry? I am SO picky about laundry, i.e. sorting, water temp., products, and making sure it all smells perfect. So I make sure I do it, or I keep close supervision when he attempts it. Hehehe!
12. Who does the dishes? NOT me! Ha! He is weird about the dishes (like they have to be scrubbed spotless BEFORE they go in the dishwasher) so I would mess it up on purpose when I had to do them and I honestly cannot remember the last time I did the dishes. Bwa ha ha!
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Right now he is.
14. Who pays the bills? That would be me, scary thought right?
15. Who is better with the computer? I am much much better.
16. Who mows the lawn? Hobbes likes to eat the grass... does that count?
17. Who cooks dinner? I am a self proclaimed cook and I won't handle any sort of meat so alot of the dishes I make, end up in the trash. Hahaha! If Jon wants something he makes it, if I do then I'll make it myself.
18. Who drives when you are together? He's very old fashioned, he usually won't let me!
19. Who pays when you go out? I make him because I hate digging through my ginormous purses to find my card.
20. Who is most stubborn? He is the most stubborn person I know!
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I do because I get bored with fighting.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? His... too much. Hehehe.
23. Who kissed who first? I got sick of waiting so I did! Two weeks of dating was a long time for me...
24. Who asked who out? It's a long story
25. Who proposed? Of course he did.
26. Who is more sensitive? That's tough,neither one of us are what you would consider "sensitive".
27. Who has more friends? I swear this kid is practically anti-social!
28. Who has more siblings? He has more "real" siblings, but if we're counting half and step siblings, I do.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? With most things he does, but I make sure I get my way :).


It's been a year! Yay!

It's been exactly one year today since Jon and I tied the knot! Here are a few pics of our "special day". A few things (Please be reminded that I HATE our wedding pics :(. ) Notice how I didn't post ANY pics of us coming out of the temple, I was bawling!! It was this first time I had seen my dad in almost a year! Also somehow my photographer was a little too preoccupied to take pictures of our reception. I have like 20 tops... that was my FAVORITE part. It was a blast! One more thing, the lady that did our cake just delivered it WITHOUT the flowers SO my sisters and videographer tried their hand at it. Hehehe! All in all it truly was the BEST day of my life.

p.s. I can NOT figure out picasa... any tips??


Thanks Krystal!

So I can't find my adapter cable for the camera ANYWHERE. Therefore no pictures, sorry! I'm bummed because we have done some fun things lately (washington, canada, and camping last weekend). Oh well, found this on Krystal's site and I remember doing a test like this back in college... guess what, I got the same results I did back then. I guess I haven't changed. :).

You Are An ENFP

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused



It's HERE!!!
So after what seems like years of waiting, Eclipse is finally here! Ok I have to admit after Harry Potter came out, the rest of the wait flew by. I want to know what everyone has thought so far.... I can't wait to finish. That's right I am purposely taking my time (although I read the last chapter first!!). Although now I can't wait for the next installment Breaking Dawn.


So I HAD to do it... apparently I have a very "pretty" husband. This was hilarious! What's with Jon's celebrity he looks MOST like being Angelina Jolie? Ha!

All by myself....

So Jon is gone (he left early Saturday morning), which means me and Hobbes are kicking it solo. To be honest, at first, I was actually looking forward to a little solitude. I thought, hmmm I'll go to yoga and running EVERYDAY. Plus i'll get to take Hobbes to the dog park for as long as I want without feeling guilty. Ha!
Well it's now tuesday and I guess i'm just not as strong as I thought. I caved in and bought myself a plane ticket. Thursday morning at 7AM I fly out to Seattle. I guess I just missed him too much. The plan is to do the seattle thing, then up to Birch Bay, and Canada. I'm going to try to talk Jon into making a ferry trip over to FORKS!!! Yes that's right. I've heard La Push has the most AMAZING tide pools too! Ha, i'm such a loser. Oh well, i'll post pics when we get back.


My life as a Vegetarian!

So a couple months ago I started researching all about vegetarianism, and a little over a month ago I made the transition. Since I became a vegetarian I have lost 8lbs and feel SO much better! I never feel bloated or get that sick feeling after I eat. I'm not some raving PETA activist or anything, I just feel so much better knowing that I am saving over 100 animals a year and living a more healthy lifestyle.

I HIGHLY suggest EVERYONE watch a horribly shocking video titled "meet your meat". This film documentary narrated by Alec Bladwin is what made my choice for me. It's the terrifying truth behind where the meat you eat come from, how the animals are treated, and what disgusting things are passed by the FDA. I sat and watched this and just cried. It's honestly one of the saddest films I have ever seen. I just wish I would have known about this sooner.

Check out the website
www.goveg.com. There are limitless resources on the topic such as the benefits of being vegetarian, how the animals are treated and what they go through before they reach your plate, great recipes, famous vegetarians (you'll be surprised) and they even have resources to help you make the transition. I practically visit this website daily, also peta.org and peta2.org have very helpful resources on which companies test on animals and the horrible truth behind animal testing. We're NOT just talking about mice and rats! Kittens and Puppies are tested on just as much!



This was hobbes when we first got him, he's about 15lbs. bigger now! Why can't they stay puppies? Still love him though!

So for our bridal shoot ALL Jon had to remember was his dress socks! The tux and all of that was taken are of.... as you can tell he didn't exactly remember! Ha!

And again

I actually look tall!


Bridal Pics!

These are some of our bridal pics, unfortunately we hated the pics from our wedding day! We honestly don't have one saved :( sad story...


So I just found out about this website and am trying to figure out how to use it. I don't know how to post pics yet, so if anyone has tips feel free to share!