Hey friends in teh bay area!! I am a commin home wednesday! for 2 weeks. and i would love to visit my friends who i miss! Delila and i are so excited to see friends and family! we are soooo excited! so let me know if you wanna get together!!!

its freezing here and i love it! but i am excited for the nice CA weather! woohoo! anyway just a heads up!!


long story short

just after my last post i got a call from a debt collections company and......... IDENTITY THEFT has happend to me! oh JOY! im sooooo glad. NOT! freaking freak! why are people such idiots!


so to start out everyday i try to upload pictures and blogger will NOT let me grrr!!!

so.... a little bit of whats been going on without pictures SORRY FRIENDS!

Delila is so cute and so TWO! if you know what i mean?? TANTRUMS oh joy! potty training though shes doing fab!! so proud of her i would say 95% potty trained. night time and the random accident is what needs to be worked on! oh i love my lil delila! her words and sentences are so cute! i can go on of course.........

Richard and i are keeping very busy!! Rich busy with work and helping me out with all my endeavors! during the winter our soccer team has now started INDOOR soccer. last night was my teams first game and they are so great! cutest little misses ever! but timpanogas soccer on the other hand...... LAME!!! seriously LAME! they are so NOT organized at all i wish that they were cause i like their facility a lot but the people seriously could they get any LAMER! is lamer a word? haha. I have also been keeping very busy with photography and i am loving every bit of it!!! tomorrow i have 3 shoots and it makes me feel happy and proud inside! so VOTE me KATIE KEELE as your family PHOTOGRAPHER! haha.....

Of course i have a billion little projects going on as usual and i love it as well! keeping busy is what i need not saying i dont like to be a lazy mama but keeping busy is GREAT! delila is having fun with her crafty things too. Our home is great and getting to be even more us! pretty soon were gonna be painting our family room cause it is needed and delila will be switching to her big girl room so we need to get that all painted as well.
and the last note of today is... i will be going out to california for business and family fun november 18-december 2. i have like 6 bookings and i still have 4 openings so friends if you wanna set up a shoot with me while i am there let me know and we will discuss what dates are open!! EXCITING stuff going on. so i hope my friends and family are all doing great out in blog world and their life! love ya all!

Prepare the Child for the Path. Not the Path for the Child.


she CAN DO IT! she DID IT!

well we are at the great age of 2 and potty training often goes on at that age! delila is doing so great with it. the last 6 days but one day she has been in undies and she has wet 3 undies and they were all at around 7 in the evening outside! so i see a pattern. i should just bring her froggy potty out there with us. she got distracted. but really she has gone poo poo and pee pee in her potty and we are soooooo proud of her! way to go D!!

Prepare the Child for the Path. Not the Path for the Child.

updating some of the last little bit

warning all pictures are taken with iphone, i tried to edit them so they were not DARK!

my sweet little miss just being super cute! we love her mucho!! here is delila! she chose her outfit out and we went to walmart! haha

yes even her headband and she put it on like that and i let her wear it! so cute!! this age is GREAT!

so here is delila eating after her nap! she is so so cute after she wakes up! she is watching her favorite show yo gabba gabba! now i got this chair from the DI well i got two actually and the chairs on ebay are worth 175 each kinda crazy. i love them though. i refinished them. they used to be a very ugly outdated wood stain so of course i gave them the fresh white finish with cute black and white fabric. i love them!!

and my sweet delila having lunch.my hair is now darker and i love the redish tint to it and i got it cut as well!

some of delilas halloween art work. my mom is gonna do these letters in vinyl for me but bigger to go just above the white board below and under the writing i will string ribbion from one side to the other of the white board and hand her art work there. super cute!!

some of our halloween decor so far.

and some more fall decor

Prepare the Child for the Path. Not the Path for the Child.



im glad that with time things begin to heal itself.



we all have our own issues and we all need to work through those issues! my issues are differnt than yours and yours are different than my husbands. things have been kinda tough for us in our home recently and we are now working through the tougher things! basically you get what i mean! i dont like to get to personal but this is my blog this is my journal and this says why i have not updated in a while cause of some tougher things going on! Rich and i have been given some great councel and i am very glad about that. i will prob go more into it later as the wounds heal more. just remember how important your spouse is and make sure everything is done to let them know how important they are cause one day thing could be different. i know i like to be loved and im sure that you do as well!



wondering whats going to happen??? time will tell........i just hope it turns out happy! everyone deserves that. right ???? HAPPINESS!! so far not but looking up!


another adventure! one that i am SO INLOVE with.


check this out. it is my stuff so far! im very excited to start this part of the business!


Delilas bday party # 2

We had such a GREAT time at delilas party! everything was GREAT! i wish i got out there earlier to get pictures before little fingers got to everything and before the wind blew the candy backdrop down! oh well. but it was sooooooooo GREAT!

last minute rich made this cute little arch!

this is our neighbor grant. delila calls him papa grant. haha. she loves their dog chip. the little brown one. the white doggy they are doggy sitting.

giving thank you hugs.

little linus guy

the wind blew the poor tissue flowers around.

D jumping

we borrowed this fun bounce.

i made this little fence thingy. like a string of candies.

kelly and linus. so cute.

the squashed cake! yummy. thanks heather.

haha the face. haha
mommy and daddy got her undies! wooohooo cant wait!
ok our little missy loves to color. may i brag for a moment... she is so good too! i will hae to show a picture of how detailed she is at age 2.

she is so inlove with babies. loves to feed it burp it and put it nigh nigh.

gma keele got lila size 2T pants but our 2T baby is little! hehe these are not gonna fit for a bit.
cracks me up! hehe
party guest!

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LILA TWO!! is what she says....

Our sweetest little girl Delila is 2! oh my goodness! this year went by so fast! 2 years ago today our little miss was born! What a day! so many things went unplanned yet i stayed so calm! i remember that day very well! lets remember it.....

Dr apt 9 am. and my blood pressure was high.
Dr. comes in and says your blood pressure is high and your 4 days past your due date and you have had a rough pregnancy. would you like to go over and have your baby today?
I remember tearing up and bit and saying i have been waiting for you to say that!
5 minutes after that i called richie and said im going to be induced my blood pressure is to high.
Rich is so excited and says i will be over in a couple minutes. (he works a couple minutes from the dr and hospital)
i tell rich no it is ok stay there till it is time im gonna have to wait a while im sure. so he stays.
then i call my mom let her know the news and also my sister in law heather since she was gonna be there to help me through along with richie. (the plan was allllll natural)
20 min later im up in the hospital in my hospital bed gown and all waiting and while waiting i send out the mass text, im going to be induced. keep you updated!
after waiting i get bored then i sorta was like ok i need my richie. so i called him and he came right over.
shortly after he gets there the induction starts. the water gets broken and i suggest leaving it at that to see if i progress on my own. ( i was already a 4 when i went in) i wasnt progressing after an hour so they give me the pitocin.
oh FREAK that was not cool of them.....the pain hit hard.
right away after the pitocin the labor hit hard core, i was progressing and the contractions were royal! but i knew i could do it on my own with no meds. i walked i sat i bounced on the labor ball and more...
i was doing so well but the progression still was not happening so they laid me up on the bed a certain way to see if it would help. after 5 hours of hardly progressing at all it hit me nothing is happening and this pain is terrible (if you have had back labor you know what i mean cause that is what i had and more) then i decided ok give me the meds! so i got and epidural. i cried to rich i am sorry i need it. and of course he says yes katie why would you be sorry get it.
the epidural then worked for maybe an hour so that was a waste!
but at least i started to progress finally i got to a 6 after ummm 15 hours of labor then i progressed to a 7 and 4 or 5 hours after than my blood pressure when higher and delilas heartbeat went lower.
i was then rushed to get ready for a c-section (we chose to get right into it) after the prep for the c-section i was wheeled into the surgery room and 10 minutes after being in there our little Delila was here!
I stayed calm even though i didnt hear her crying. i kept thinking stay calm, stay calm, stay calm. sure enough close to a minute later but felt like forever i hear her lungs share her joy of being here with us. i loved her cry so so much!
about 3 minutes after that richie brought our sweet wrapped up pink faced girl over to me! i saw her, i saw her , i saw her and i loved her! i cried and said hello sweet delila it is mommy! she responded with sticking her tongue out at me! oh i loved her!
the nurses said she is a beautiful little girl and her sweet name is perfect for her.
Delila was an amazing baby! she did so well in the hospital and i was recovering GREAT we went home after being there 2 days with special permission! i was happy to be home! things only got better! and better! and better! she was a terrific sleeper, eater and daughter! and ever since then she has been the joy of our lives!

http://katieandrich.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-little-miss-is-one.html here is her 1 year old shout out...


our CA trip in May

So this is like 2 months late! oh well!
Here are pictures of some of the little day trips we had while spending 10 days out at my parents house in California. We had a blast. i wish i didnt forget my camera while we were in fresno for Julie Cattons wedding. She sure did look beautiful. Delila loved seeing her good buddy Jonas! they are so very cute together. maybe my mom got pics? But we had such a blast and cant wait for next summer. We also stayed one night with my Grandparents in Minden NV. We had lots of fun there also......... and now for the day trips.
This was at the Children's Discovery Museum in San jose.
If you live near this area DO go with your kiddies. Delila loved it so much. The best part is they cater to each age group. and i will tell you more about that in a second.

this little girl behind delila was a twin. her sister was so cute and then another set of twins walked up. now this area they are in is only for kids under 3. so all the little ones were there at the same age and played.

Again this was and under 4 age group room. they had paint, sand, tunnels, story area and more. Delila really had a great time here. We also went to an area where we could build corn husk dolls. She was more into the pretend grocery shopping in that room.

Now another day we went to the Jelly Belly Factory.
They give free tours here and you get free treats at the end. of course we had to go to the gift shop and buy us a huge bag of belly flops. belly flops are jelly belly beans that are miss shaped or have two stuck together and so on. I didnt know if delila would have much fun here but she sure did. she loved to look in the windows watching all the factory workers hard at work. Rich and i learned some interesting facts as well.

sorry pics are outa order. this top should be the last!
you have to wear these hats at all time.

Next up... The BEACH!!! it was very overcast and windy. so we were a bit cold. but that didn't stop delila or richard. i enjoyed relaxing there. They had so much fun playing in the sand and water. i didnt get pics of them in the water because i got some video. sorry. delila loved playing in the sand but hated when it was time to clean her up! oh boy! haha they need to make a special sand repellent diaper.

This day Delila and i were waiting outside for Grammy to get home so we could leave to Fresno. so these are the only pictures i have from that day/weekend.

My favorite corner of my parents yard! I have had many , many pictures taken right here.

sittin so pretty miss D

Here we are on our Drive out to California. Delila was Perfect. She didnt cry a single time there are back! She seriously loves to draw and color. these doodle pads are THE BEST! this occupied like a couple hours of her time. She watched a couple of movies and......

She also did a lot of this. We left at 5 am so we could get to my parents at a good hour. we got there at 5ish so we made great time.

so precious. look at the wacky hair.
Well California summer trip 2009 of may was super fun! we cant wait till next year!!!
thanks grammy and papa for another GREAT week.
oh and by the way while mom, delila and i were in fresno my dad and rich went off on a fun photo trip day down the coast! look at richies blog for some beautiful pictures of that day and from our beach trip as well!