Sunday, July 20, 2008


This weekend we drove to the mountains to meet up with Mandy, Seth, Chandon, and Seth's parents!! John and I left home after work on Friday and arrived well after dark that night. Saturday we ventured out into the town of Asheville which turns out to be very similar to Berkeley so needless to say, we didn't last there very long. Next we toured the town we were staying in, Black Mountain.

Right about the time we had seen everything there was to see (it is a small town), Mandy called to say they had just arrived. We met up with Mandy, Seth, and Seth's parents, then went to get Chandon!!! Chandon is Seth's son who lives in Charlotte, NC with his mom (and family). Chandon turns 3 this week and his birthday party was in the Asheville area where his grandparents live. So we took Chandon out to dinner for Mexican food which spawned the cutest, and most repeated word for the weekend, "k-soooo" (queso, cheese in spanish, we used it when taking pictures..."say queso"...."k-soooo").

Sunday John and I had breakfast with the Haak's at their bed & breakfast, then spent the morning playing with Chandon before we headed out of town, and they headed to a pirate birthday party! It was so great to see my sister!! And we had a great time with her new family. :)

As a side note, here is the progress on the deck!! Almost done!!!!


Karyn said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend. Chandon is so cute! The deck looks great!!

John said...

Hey John and Kate ... Thanks so much for coming over ... it looked closer on the map but next year I hope we can make the timing better and have more time together. We hope other visits to your lovely part of America work out soon too.

Love, John and Kim


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!