Monday, February 8, 2010


Katarina loves her cousins on both sides of the family. She loves playing with them, looking at their pictures and she loves trying to say their names. We got to go up to Portland yesterday for Kyler's baby blessing. Katarina traveled so well and was so excited to see her cousins. It was fun spending the day with the family.

I have been working hard to get ready for my brown-belt (re)test. I earned my kenpo brown-belt the month before I got married, but then got mono, moved to Utah, and then, five years later, moved back to Corvallis. I started going back almost immediately but my attendance has been sporadic due to pregnancy, child-birth, and now, raising a young child. I have managed to stay in it and slowly progress. My belt test is in April and I will be tested on 60 self-defense moves, 10 forms, 11 sparing combinations, and general stamina, as I have to make it through the test. February is family month too, which means that family members can participate for free. Jayme has been able to take extended lunch breaks and is joining me out on the mat. I love having him there. Now we just need to get baby-sitting stabilized so that we can both be out on the mat at the same time.