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! :)