Thursday, June 7, 2012


Phew (wiping my brow in relief), thank goodness it is Thursday night and I survived my crazy week (over 600 miles later) of driving to the big city and beyond three days in a row.  It looks like I may be headed back on Saturday since we had to leave our pickup at the shop for a transmission rebuild, oh yes almost $3,000, but at least it will be back to a great truck again.  And yay, I have a four day weekend since I always take Fridays off and next Monday is Kaibab Paiute Tribal Establishment holiday!!!

1. Did you do anything special for your kids on the last day of school? Or did you parents do anything special for you?

My little man is three and still in a preschool/daycare, so no summer break for him since I don't get summer break. 

I can't really remember anything special or a tradition associated with the last day of school as a kid. 

2. What's your favorite summer tradition with your children?

Definitely going to the pool, there is no better way to beat the heat here in Arizona. 

3. What was your favorite thing to do during the summer as a kid?

I can't think of one favorite thing above all else. I loved summer swim lessons even though we had an indoor pool.  I also loved attending the summer enrichment program that my school district put on in the summer for a fee you could take fun classes like art, drama, reading, science, etc. for a couple of weeks during the summer.  We would go camping and fishing a lot during the summer which was fun.  I also loved helping my Dad in his garden during the summer, and of course eating all the yummy fresh produce.

4. How old were you when you were married? Were you a Bridezilla?

I was 26 when I got married, but my 27th birthday was the following weekend.  I was definitely not a bridezilla, I am very easy going.  

5. What is your favorite girl name? (I'm needing suggestions.)

CONGRATS SANDY!  I am so excited for you even though I know you are proud of your MOB card!  So okay, we have also been working on girl names too, and guess what?  We think we finally agreed on THE ONE! 

Drum roll please.....

Kaitlan Grace

We may tweak the spelling a bit, but we are pretty sure we like it and will either call her Katy or Kate.  It still works in my middle name of "Ann" thus the different spelling.  The other spellings I could see us doing is Kaitlann, Caitlan, or Caitlann, what do you think?

So for you Sandy here is the list we were working from:


And even though we of course weren't considering it, Sarah is a great name that is all wonderfully biblical and strong!


  1. What a beautiful name! Very classic. I think my favorite spelling would be Caitlan but then if she went by Katy or Kate would you spell the shortened version Cait or Caity?? I guess being a SteFanie, I think about how often I have to correct people on the spelling of my name. Having a common name people just expect it to be spelled the classic way. Oh, the many things you have to think about :)

    1. Thanks! See I have the opposite, my name is spelled the traditional biblical way: Sarah, and yet many times people would spell is Sara. One year at the yearbook signing party I told one of the guys that my name had an "h" on it and he spelled it Sahra, then 5-6 other people copied it. So I think it's one of those things that people get it mixed up no matter how you spell it. I usually like the traditional form, but I think in this case the spelling doesn't mistake the pronunciation so I am okay with it.

  2. My best friend in California middle daughter's name is Kaitlyn. I like it spelled either with a C or a K. I would probably call her Kate or Cate.

  3. OOOHHHHHHHH, I love her name!!! I have a friend whose daughter is named Kate, and she is the sweetest, most down to earth kid ever. Actually, all the Kate's I know are pretty awesome well done!

    Yeah, I'm sad about turning in my MOB card. :( But still excited about the little lady. I just figured God has it all planned...I'm just along for the ride. :)

    I like your short list! One of those jumps out at it will be on our short list too!

    So happy we're expecting little pink people together!

  4. I love the name great choice! Oddly enough both names are family names in my family in one form or another. I have a cousin who has a daughter named Kaitlan and my granddaughters name is Ava Grace...

  5. I like it spelled with a K. You can also do Katelynn. Love the name, very pretty.


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