Monday, August 11, 2008


Yeah, so...apparently there was a storm in New York this morning which has caused chaos at LaGuardia. Translation?

My flight that was supposed to have me IN New York at 3:40pm now doesn't even leave ATL until 4:15. Meaning I'm sitting in the airport until then. Interestingly enough, I'm not irritated. If I had something I had to be there for TODAY then I probably would be but, since I don't. I'll just sit....and wait. And hope people call and text me. :D

edited at 3:32pm: Still here. And now not leaving until 7:17pm. **Sigh**

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Leavin' on a jet plane...'s my last night in Columbus. I'm packed...for the most part. All the big stuff (as in things that will need to be shipped or driven up) is in boxes. I saved packing my suitcase for last. Mostly because I considered that easiest. I'm taking clothes enough for 3 weeks basically. Which does sound like a lot. Except I'm not allowing it to be. Especially with the cost for extra bags on the plane. 2 checked bags and my carryon. That's all. For 3 weeks. *sigh*

Today was harder than I thought it would be. When I got to church, Brother Rose, a counselor in the bishopric asked me if I'd share my testimony later in the meeting "just like...2 minutes" he said. I agreed. As I'm about a minute in to my 2 minute testimony I feel a hand on my shoulder and it's Brother Rose who whispers to me "Can you go until 20 'til?" I look at the clock. 11:30. Suddenly my 2 minute testimony has become a 12 minute one. I somehow filled the 12 minutes, but I feel like it wasn't the most logical sounding thing. What can you do?

Anyway, I'm going to breakfast with the family before the kids get off to school, then Mom and Dad will leave for work. Tristan is taking me to the airport and he's picking me up at the house at 9. The flight's out of ATL at 1:30 which puts me on the ground at 3:30. And there you have it! Wish me luck!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


See? This is a perfect example of why I don't blog. Failure in less than a month. It's been about 6 weeks since the last post, which means there's some catching up to do...

1. I bought a plane ticket and gave my notice at work!

My last day at the office is the 31st of this month, and then I've got 10 days to get things square (and possibly take a mini-vacay with the fam?) before I'm on a plane to NY on the 11th! :D SO exciting, yet becoming increasingly scary as the days pass...

2. Jon extended his mission.

He'll be home Sept. 30th now instead of Sept. 2nd. It's what he wanted and it makes me feel better about leaving. Before, I was going to feel bad if I didn't come home when he came home (classes start on the 4th), but now classes will be in full swing and hopefully I'll have a job (and an internship? maybe?). I'm currently trying to convince him to come to NY to see me before he settles in to adult-get-a-job-get-in-school-get-married-and-have-babies post-missionary-ness. We'll see.

3. I passed my exit assessment.

The final nail in the CSU coffin. My exit presentation and department interview...OVER. Good riddance.

4. I started packing.

One word, though I don't even think it's actually a word: Ugh.

I'm headed to Lagrange in the morning. I'm taking senior pictures for Morgan, then spending the night up there, hittin' church and then headin' back to c-town Sunday evening. On that note, I'm gonna do some laundry and get back to packing/cleaning the room. See ya (hopefully in less than 6 weeks!)

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Ok, for those who don't know it...I'm a bit (ok, A LOT) of a baseball fan. Particularly an ATLANTA BRAVES fan.

It's been a good week of baseball-ness for me! Back in April my Dad surprised me with tickets to the 1st Friday home game in Atlanta (and to add to it they were playing the METS). But, in typical Kate-luck fashion the game was rained out. We were unable to make the rescheduled game, so Dad got the tickets transferred to last Friday (vs. the PHILLIES). So t
he family went. It was a lot of fun, until they decided to lose...again. Not surprising though. It's ok. I got to see Chipper while still hitting like... .420
He's out of control.

Then, Amy and Jeremy decided to take Tytan to see the Catfish play the Rome Braves here in Columbus last night. Kellie, Anna and I met them at Golden Park, and waited things out while the grounds crew dried off the field. I swear, it can not rain for a year and as soon as I make plans that involve being will. The game started late, which gave Kellie and I the opportunity to take Tytan down to the Braves' dugout and get some autographs. We also HAD to take a picture in both of our Braves jerseys (he's crazy into baseball at 2 1/2 years old, so of COURSE I had to supply him with a Braves jersey and cap! :) The kid is totally my adopted nephew!).

Is he NOT the cutest thing you've ever seen? He cracked me up the whole night. At one point one of the Catfish players hit a pop-up and as soon as the Braves player caught it, Tytan put his head in his hands and said "I don't believe it!" He should totally be my kid!

Anyway, plans are in the works to hit up the Braves/Mariners game on Saturday! 3 weeks in a row?? SA-WEET! :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Young Women's Camp 2008...

So, I spent last week in FDR State Park up on Pine Mountain with about 100 teenage girls from my stake. Yep, you guessed it...Girl's Camp! This was my last year going as the stake YCL Leader. It's been one of the hardest callings I've ever had, yet (as is typical of callings in my experience) the most rewarding. Seeing these girls, the choices they make, the examples they set--it warmed my heart. It gave me hope for the future of this world. It's so easy to see how quickly this world is going downhill, how horrible people are to each other and the evil that's all around. It has become increasingly clear to me over the past three years how much more prepared these girls are for the world than I was at their age. The Lord truly has saved his most precious spirits for this final battle. You've gotta have the best to fight the worst, right?

Anyway, my YCLs were nothing short of amazing. I'm grateful for them and the examples they are to me. I'll add some pictures when I get home...*yikes! Camp pictures online...*

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Beginning...

So, I'm thinking that I should give this blogspot thing a try. Even though it appears to be a married couples thing, but then I suppose when you're not married, everything seems to be a married couples thing. :)

Let's play catch-up for anyone actually reading this...

My time at Columbus State University is over. Graduation was May 10th, and there aren't words to describe how glad I am to be closing that chapter of my life. Columbus is lovely and all, and I imagine that I'll end up somewhere close-ish to here one's time to spread my wings. Get out. Now.

That being said, I head to Long Island University to start my Master's program in August. The actual program is Media Arts, but I'll more than likely be concentrating on Film, and using elective credits in photography and media management. Should the film thing not pan out, I plan to get in to Entertainment Public Relations and play publicist to someone. We shall see.

Exciting things are about to start happening...should be fun for those who want to try to keep up! :)