Sunday, December 21, 2008

Check out the Jakob footage.

Keith put together a video for you. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Better Half...... Definitely!!

So I got tagged by my friend Meghan to give a little info about my Sweet Keith. So here we go!

1. Where did you meet? We met at the gym in Midland. I was on a stair climber next to his treadmill. He asked me if I would like the remote to the TV. WHAT?!? (that was the last time! HA!) He then asked if I wanted the fan on because he had just turned it off. What a gentleman!
2. How long did you date before you got married? 1 year and 7 months
3. How long have you been married? It was 4 years on 8/07/08.
4. What's your favorite feature of his? His clear baby blues!
5. What's your favorite quality of his? He treats everyone with kindness. He is also the same sweet Keith no matter who he is around. He is the most consistent person I know in how he treats others.
6. Does he have a nickname for you? Babe.
7. What is his favorite color? Blue
8. What is his favorite food? Chocolate chip cookies during the Dallas Cowboy game & chicken spaghetti. He will eat anything though and doesn't mind left overs... thank goodness!
9. What is his favorite sport? To watch on television: College football. To play: unfortunately I must say it has got to be Rugby. I don't get it... but he loves the barbaric sport.
10. When and where was your first kiss? Under his carport at his duplex after our 2nd date.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Travel, exercise, take Loa (our chocolate lab) for walks, just hang out.
12. Do you have any children? 1 so far, Sweet baby Jake!
13. Does he have a hidden talent? He is an excellent leader, although that is not hidden. He is also an excellent organizer.
14. How old is he? 27, 28 next month.
15. Who said "I love you" first? He did. (But I basically made him.) Some of you probably know that story!
16. What is his favorite type of music? He loves all kinds of music; however he really loves Old Country.
17. What do you admire most about him? His ability to keep everything in prospective.
18. Do you think he will read this? Probably. I love you Babe!
19. So now I am tagging Leslie, Sommer, & Laura!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Green Beans & Shots On the same Day?!?

Lets just say that this past Tuesday 12/2 was not one of Jake's most fun days. He got war wounds from shots at Dr. Steve's and mom decided to introduce, of all things, GREEN BEANS! YUCK! Jake's 6 month well visit was fine. He weighs 15.8 pounds (20th percentile) and is 26 1/4 inches long (50th percentile). He is working awfully hard on sitting up, and rocks his backside to attempt to crawl. He is now eating rice, oatmeal, squash, & carrots. As you can see from the pictures below, I think we will be waiting awhile longer before we try green beans again, not his favorite! (At least I think that is what arching his back, grimacing, and occasionally gagging means!) Each day he is getting busier and busier & each day is more fun.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

So Keith and I have been blessed with a wonderful new house! We have spent the last month dealing with agents, bankers, electricians, inspectors, painters, and finally movers! But to make a long story short we are now in our new house. Actually we are amazed at how smoothly everything went from finding our new home (3 days), selling our old home (under contract after being on the market for 4 days), to actually moving into our new home ( 3 weeks from the time we made our offer). God is so good and we just felt his favor and blessing all over us and we accept it with thanksgiving and gratefulness. Although I thought I was ready to get a new home, once we sold our old home, I began to get a little sad. Keith and I have had so many great memories there on 45th street. It was where we started, where we got Loa, where I was on "home rest" while pregnant with Jake, and where we brought Jake home from the hospital. But once we got into our new house I realized it was just that. It's a house... just like my house on 45th street. No matter what my address is or what type of roof is over my head, my HOME is where my boys are. I love you Keith and Jake!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from the Cutest Little "SQUIRT" Ever!


Monday, October 27, 2008

A Frosty Fifth

On the 23rd of this month Lubbock had its first freeze so Jakob had a bit of a frosty morning on his 5 month birthday. I guess fall is officially here, unfortunately for this summer lovin girl, but nothing that a stylish hat can't take care of for the Jake man! Look at those sweet cheeks!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tagged for RANDOMNESS!

So my dear friend, Les, tagged me on her blog to disclose 7 random things about myself, so here ya go Les!

  1. I can spread my toes like no other!
  2. I must put lotion on my feet before getting in bed.
  3. I will not let the pickles on my sandwich touch the mayo. GROSS!
  4. I, like my friend Meghan ( who was also tagged ) cannot hide my emotions. Sometimes I can hide them verbally, but unfortunately my facial expressions give away my true feelings.
  5. Walnuts make my tongue itch.
  6. I have had dreams of people dying before they do. Don't get too freaked out, it has only happened 2 times with patients that are on or have been on my caseload. Not family or friends!
  7. I absolutely HATE and I mean HATE fat on meat or meat on the bones. Ask my mom or Keith. They kindly remove all fat from meat or meat from bones for me! Weird, I know.

So there ya are Leslie, I hope ya get a good laugh from my randomness!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A little Behind....

So I am a little behind, seeing how my last entry was at the first of Sept. What can I say? Things have been very busy with the Rotan Gang! Jake is now almost 5 months, will be next week on the 23rd! I can't believe it! At his four month "wellness check up" with Dr. Steve, Jake weighed 13 pounds and 6 ounces and was 25 inches long. He was in the 25th percentile for weight but the 60th for height. He is talking, yelling, and spitting as well as reaching and grabbing objects. Yes, the hair pulling has begun! He is now pushing his soother out of his mouth so that he can slip in his right thumb! He has officially, finally, won Loa as a friend as she will finally sit near him, even with him eagerly exploring her nose and ears. We had a great time with Keith's family earlier this month and then with mine down in Dallas a few weeks ago. Here are a few pics from the last month or so...

Hope you enjoy the video. One month glance. Keith

Don't ya just love all the wonder in a baby's eyes?

First Cowboy Game

Practicing in the Bumbo Chair

What a face!

Telling Nannie ALL about it!

Telling that sun ALL about it!

Playing with Aunt Keyle.

Look at that pose in the pumpkin patch!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just Us Three

Over Labor Day weekend, Keith, Jake and I went down south for a wedding. We got to see Steph & Aaron and the girls and then spent some time, just us three, in Fredericksburg. What a fun, quaint, and beautiful town. We stayed a couple of nights at Cherry St. B&B and just hung out walking and checking out the local shops down town. Jake was a great sport!

Snoozing During Breakfast

Sunday, August 24, 2008

3 Months

Jake turned three months old yesterday. All is well here. His personality is really starting to present itself! He is talking (sometimes yelling!), smiling like crazy (even at the pretty girl sitting behind us in church this morning), rolling over from tummy to his back, and he does a great fake cough when we aren't paying enough attention to him! Jake seems to like his daycare, he appears content there and gets lots of love from Ms. Jeannie. We are enjoying this little one so much!

Keith helped me with uploading a cute video that we shot with the video camera. Keith loves his new toy and is always testing it on Jake. Jake is chatting with Loa in this clip.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

School Days

Jakob's first day of school (the new lingo for "daycare", it seems) was last Thursday. Even though I just went back to work this Monday, Keith and I felt that a couple of dry runs were in order for adjustment purposes. Adjustment for Keith and me that is! We really are impressed with the daycare... it's still difficult to leave him though. As Keith said, "He just seems so small there!", but we know that we have a Big God that provides a hedge of protection all around Jake. Here are some pics of his first day with Ms Jeanie and Miss Michelle!

Jake in his crib @ Daycare

Jake's teachers: Miss Michelle and Ms. Jeanie

Here are a few other pictures from this past week. Jake is really starting to play and talk; such a happy little one!

Could it be the determination and concentration of the great Michael Jordan??

Go USA!" (First Olympics)
Go Michael Phelps!!

All ready for church.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dallas Excursion

Last weekend, Keith and Jake and I went to the Dallas area to visit my family. We got to hang out with Nana and Pop, John and Julie, and Allison and Abby. We got to see Steph and Aaron for a short time and then they left the kids at Mom's and were on their way into Dallas for a weekend, just the two of them! Probably the first in a very long time. We had a great time with their girls though!
Mom and Trevor, thanks for your hospitality, we enjoyed the weekend so much!

Uncle John & Aunt Julie with Mr. Jake.

Abby Loves the Camera...

And the Camera Loves Abby!! Too Cute!

Nana with the Kids.

Pop and Abby

Allison Teaching Keith how to Color!

Thanks John and Julie for coming out to Mom's both days we were there.
We love ya'll!

Jake resting up after the trip....even though he slept the whole 6 1/2 hour drive!