Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some pics

Belly at 26 weeks

Kaitlyn, Karson, Kylie October 2007 in North Carolina

Katie and Randy--at Cades Cove July 2007

Belly at 26 weeks

Monday, December 10, 2007

Oh, the weather outside is freightful?

Merry Christmas everyone! We are going through a little bit of a warming trend in Tennessee. It is actually supposed to be around 75 degrees the next couple of days. Now, I love the warm days as much as the rest, but when it is supposed to be cold, then I want it cold! (Especially beging pregnant...these weather fluctuations do not help my skin!)

Anyways, I am going to post just a short one today. Randy and I have have to download some recent pics...many of which are of my increasingly large belly! I have been feeling wonderful lately! I am right at 26 weeks now, so like 14 weeks to go! I can't believe it...I'm sure it will slow down come January, but right now I am enjoying the fast pace of the holidays, work, and coaching.

So, come back soon and hopefully I will have some updated pictures for you to look at.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cooler Fall Days

Okay. I'm not sure that anyone ever really reads this blog, but I will write anyways! Maybe one day I will really advertise it to my friends and family so they can read it more frequently, but until then I blog only occasionally.

Life is very busy. Since basketball started officially this week, I do not get home until 6 pm at night- which doesn't leave much Randy and Katie time (so sad). It is hard, but Randy is doing more laundry and cooking more dinners than ever! We had our big ultrasound on is the news.

First off, the ultrasound lady or technician must not have been in a great mood. It kind of dampered the whole experience, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and saying she was having a bad day--hey, I'm a teacher, I know what it is like to have a bad day! Anyways, this is Randy's first appointment that he has been to...everything is so new. The baby is looking good! We saw the spine, all the ribs, the head, the heart, the femur..and then the baby boy parts! Just wide open right there for us to see! I was so excited...and Randy even more! We would have been happy with whatever God blessed us with, but there is something about having that baby boy first that made us just light up! Randy needed some more convincing that our baby was actually a boy, so he showed the picture to the doctor who so affectionately told us that he was definitely a boy- no question about it- you can bet on it in Vegas. We'll see! :)

I've been feeling the baby move more regularly this last week. It is the craziest thing! I feel more of the kicks or punches or elbows, but I actually felt it inside me and on my hand the other night and it was so amazing! I just couldn't believe it. I actually woke up last night and the baby was is thrilling for now, but if these wake up calls happen more frequently, Junior and I may need to talk! :) I'm sure the baby is just preparing me for when he does come into the world and will need those 3 am feedings...Oh, help me Lord!

Today we enjoy a day of rest at HOME (yeah!) and tomorrow Laurin and Peyton come so we can drive to Elijay, Ga for our annual apple picking time!

Until later,
Katie and Randy and baby boy!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Fall Break

Well, Randy and I just got back from 4 days of fall break. Yes, I still get to enjoy such things since I am a teacher. We met up with my sister Molly and her 3 kids and my mom at my parent's mountain place in Cashiers, NC. We had a blast! The weather was great, we hiked everyday, and we just enjoyed each other's company. A funny thing: my nephew, Karson, I always have something funny to say about him (or profound...). We were asking him if he wanted to be a football player (you know, as in play football), and he thought and said "nah, mom, I want to be a Christian". We all giggled a little inside. Molly said that was great, but that we are supposed to be a Christian no matter what we do--we can be a Christian and do other things. Karson pondered and said " that is very interesting..." (as he is sucking a sucker sitting on Uncle Randy's lap). So, Molly asked him, since he can be a Christian AND something else, what he would like to do. He nonchalantly said "play basketball". So, there you have it, folks! Wisdom from a 5 year old.

I want it to be my passion to not only be a Christian in faith, but in word and deed in my life as well. I want that fact to permeate everything I do. I am definitely working on this--and marriage definitely helps (props to all you married people out there!), but nonetheless, it is my desire.

I will post some pics just as soon as I get around to it.

Loving Jesus!

Randy and Katie (and baby Barnett)b

Thursday, September 27, 2007

September update

Hey friends and family!
It has been a while since the last update. Life has gotten busy. Randy has started school again and is working on all his papers and keeping up with his reading. Katie is full swing in the school year and glad that she is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy! We can find out the sex of the baby in 1 month, but we are not sure if we're going to yet (big decision!).

If you are on facebook, so is check it out!

More soon!
Randy and Katie

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

August is here!

(Katie fascinated by the Lunar Module of Apollo 11)Hey friends and family! Well, Randy and I just got back from a trip to Washington, DC. Maggie currently lives there so we figured we'd take advantage of the free lodging to go see Maggie and the sights of DC! It was a good to see lots of museums and monuments, etc. It was extremely hot during the day! However, going out at night didn't help either. We were out at 10pm and it was still 98 degrees! Here are some pics of our trip...
(Katie and Randy in Robert E. Lee's Parlor)
(Randy at Holocaust memorial)

More to come soon!
Randy and Katie

Saturday, June 30, 2007

June 30, 2007

It has been an emotional week. Randy's papa died on Saturday morning, June 23rd. I was there along with his sister and parents ushering him into the kingdom of God. It was precious. Randy was able to be by his papa's side for 3 days prior to his death. He ministered to him and has precious memories that he will think on often. Here are some pictures of the time we had with papa.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Summer time!

Summer has been anything but restful so far! Randy has been busy at the hospital while I have transitioned from teacher to summer camp director! We've been spending more time at Randy's parent's home since his papa was diagnosed with lung cancer. Praise the Lord that he accepted the Lord a few weeks ago--God's mercy is so amazing!
I leave for space camp on Friday afternoon. I am very excited for the experience!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Friday, June 1st.
Today was my last day of official work. I have one week off and then summer camps begin. I am helping out with Bruiser Camp at GPS and will work for 4 weeks during the summer. I am also attending educators space camp in Huntsville, Alabama (really excited about that one...)!
Randy continues his work at the hospital. We are anticipating a summer off next summer...
Check back often!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Officially a blogger??!!

Yeah, I know...I have a masters in instructional technology, but that doesn't mean I know everything about computers and technology (sorry, dad!). Since our families and friends are so spread out (and after I looked at my friend Erin's bog), I decide to create this to stay more updated with each other! So, here it goes. The Barnett Family update!