Monday, October 12, 2009

New! Cut, Color and Style!!

Well I decided recently that I wanted a change in style...therefore I decided to cut and color my hair = A NEW STYLE!! :D Here are my photos!!



Jesse and I - his hair is longer than mine now!

Crazy Metal Pic!!

You can see the hair color!

TA-DA! Brown, Red and Caramel

I hope you all like it and get to see it in person soon!! I LOVE it!! Thank you Sarah Everett for a fantastic job, well done!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

my dream dog

my dream dog :)

My dream dog is a chocolate brown or "red" doberman pinscher. About a year and a half ago, I met one named Rhett. He was a puppy at the time, his owners had just docked his ears and he was the cutest thing ever!! Such a playful and fun little guy. Then about six months later he had grown up to be a huge puppy! I fell in love with the doberman pinscher breed the first night that I met Rhett. Since then I have met another...she is the sweetest dog one will ever meet.

Now I'm sure you are asking "A doberman pinscher? Sweet? Aren't they always the scary guard dogs in movies? Or aren't they the ones that are well known for being viscious?"

Well, I was also a little worried about that as well so I have done some research...

According to Wikipedia, Doberman Pinschers are among the most common of pet breeds, and the breed is well known as an intelligent, alert and loyal companion dog. They are the target of a mistaken stereotype of ferocity and agression. As a personal protection dog, the Doberman was originally bred for these traits: it had to be large intimidating, fearless and willing to defend its owner, but sufficiently obedient and restrained to only do so on command. Although these dogs are mistaken for their agression, they are extremely loyal. They can easily learn to 'Respect and Protect' their owners. In response, they are excellent guard dogs that protect the ones they love.

According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most important factors contributing to dog bites are related to the level of responsibility exercised by dog owners.

Also...according to, the doberman is; versatile, highly intelligent and very easy to train. They are also determined, fearless, and assertive, but not vicious. They are noble, loyal and affectionate with the fmaily. It likes to be close to the family members...this is a very people oriented breed. Generally a dominant breed, the temperament of the doberman will vary greatly depending on how well the owners understand canine behavior. Some are even very submissive. Some individuals are family dogs, and some bond only to one person. The doberman has been bred to work with man, and he needs this interaction often. They must be with family and not abandoned to the backyard.

So, there you have it. They really are great dogs!! :)
My most recent doberman friend's owner informed me that it really depends on how the dog is raised and how they are socialized. So it really is up to the owner and how they will raise/train the dog. I am still doing plenty of research into this fascinating animal and it will be a while before I can have one for my own...but I wanted to share this news with my blogging friends! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I apologize...
I was not too clear about the reason for writing my last post.

My sister Krystina and I were visiting on the ride home this weekend and she asked me what I wanted my life to be like in 5 years. "What kind of things do I want to have in 5 years?" I asked myself...Almost immediately things came to mind. Some things I had yet to voice because I have been so stressed about my future and my plans for life that I dared not even think about them. But it was so relieving to finally get to voice my wishes and dreams and ideas and plans and wants.

Thank you Krystina for visiting with me and letting me express my feelings. Thank you for allowing me to daydream and to hope for things...thank you for helping renew my excitement for the future.

Monday, August 31, 2009 5 years...

Krystina asked me about my ambitions for the next five years…and it really almost surprised me some of the things that came out of my mouth. I do of course want to be married to Jesse by then…but the other things I spouted off were –

- I hope that we will be buying a house by that time
- I want a job that is steady, but not “same ole, same ole”
- I want to have the ability to travel…to experience things outside of my ‘normal’ life
- I’d love to live in a city
- I want to have an office with a big window where I can see the sky/trees/pretty buildings
- I want a yard and a dog that we can take care of
- I would love to be financially stable enough to do whatever we wanted
- I want to go, go, go….
- …to do FUN things while we’re still young…
- I want to take long weekend trips
- I don’t want to be old and boring…
- I do NOT want to get stuck in Livingston
- I want a job that is exciting and that I really enjoy being a part of
- I want to take adventures
- I want to be the kind of person that other people really like to be around…

I want us to be able to enjoy the time that we have…and I want to keep that enthusiasm for years to come.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reading list

Here is my summer (or next couple of year's) reading list:

Harry Potter series - Book 1 done already! Six to go!!
The Last Juror - John Grisham
Devil in The Blue Dress - Walter Mosley
Twilight Series
Come Thirsty - Max Lucado
...and more to come!

I have already complete 5 books since the beginning of the year! The first Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, A Painted House, Pelican Brief, and The Firm by John Grisham and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.

Dinner #2

Dinner #2 for the family...Spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread and salad.

The finished product!! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

yellow, yellow, yellow...

YELLOW MOOD - Well, it's about that time again...for some reason I've needed a little boost the last couple of days...and my yellow things have been that for me. I've changed the background on my laptop every day to a new pictures... are a few that I've loved :)

(Has anyone noticed I have a bit of a shoe fetish? I love to look at them...but I hardly ever buy any)
Is this not amazing?
And Mr. Bell Pepper is just all-around cute... :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twilight {and wine}

Yesterday Krystina and I watched the Twilight movie. We've been hearing about the movie and books from most all the other women in our lives and decided it was time that we also knew what all the fuss is about! :) (most girls I know just absolutely LOVE Edward Cullen - the main actor...and vampire)
We sat down with our wine and began the movie for our viewing pleasure!
It's really a pretty good movie...different and interesting. We both enjoyed it and already want to watch it again! A little wine and a good movie with my sister was a blast!! :)

I think the wine made me a little chatty because after the movie we were up for another hour or so just talking and talking...I love having the chance to stay the night with my sister, to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and spend time with her!

Now....we both want to read the books!!....need to find the time to do so.....
I'm off to work now...

Monday, July 6, 2009

DONE....well almost

...I thought this day would never come...the day that I no longer have ANY more classes to take. Last week I took the last two finals of my college career (and passed them well I might add!!).
The reason I say that I'm almost done is because I am still in search of an internship. It is required that my minor have an internship...and I must have the minor to graduate.
So...the search continues!

Please keep me in your prayers. It is going to be a difficult transition time...but I am exciting about working and learning during the internship. I am also praying that the company I find will want to keep me on after the internship!

Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped me

Jesus -
THANK YOU! I never thought that I would get to this place...but it's all because of you!

Mom and Dad -
thank you for all of your support, and I mean ALL of it :)

Krystina -
thank you for your encouragement to keep pushing achieve my goals. You have been a great example to follow! :)

Elizabeth - thank you for being a great roommate....I'm going to have to learn how to cook for myself now!! hehehe... :)

Joshua -
thank you for being a great roommate...I know we have our differences as brother and sister...but I was glad to have you around, it's kinda quiet at the apartment without you and your dog. :)

Daniel -
thank you for your encouragement! and just so you're probably like the BEST student may not think so, but you ARE. You are very dedicated and that is a great attribute to have. I can't wait to see what is in store for you brother!! :)

David -
thank you for always being here for me...I always knew when I came home that you wanted me to be here. I like chillin with you and I'm glad to know that you like having me around as well. :)

Jesse -
thank you for reminding me that those bad days weren't the end of the world, for helping me learn how to deal with stress and for being the one shoulder I could cry on whenever I needed you...I love you

Sarah Everett and Lauren Carter -
thank you both for being my best friends...even when we were miles apart...I know we're still close at heart.

Homegroup peeps -
thank you so much for being my friends and supporting me through our friendships. It really helped to know that we could reach out to God through any cicrumstances.

Thank you've always been here for me and I hope that you know I'm always here for you!

-Katherine Rose

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy {belated} Father's Day Daddy

Hey Daddy! :)
I know I wished you Happy Father's Day on Sunday...
but I wanted to do more.

Today I thought about you while
walking across the A&M campus...

later I thought about your
anniversary with mom...

I thought about your parents...
and mom's parents...

I was reminded...
That you put four years of hard work in on the
same campus I have walked the last two years...

That you still love mom just as much if not more
than you did the day you two were married...

and that ya'll both had great parents...just like me.
I have wonderful parents.

Dad you are a fantastic father!!
I love you and I just want to say thank you...
for all you do for our family, you are amazing!!

I love your smiles!
Not only are you a daddy...but you're now Pop's too!!
...and a great Pop's at that!
Our family...we would not be where we are now without you Dad - Thank you!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Breakfast Creation

This week I have been trying to eat a good well rounded breakfast. Eggs, toast, bacon and some cheese! I decided to take this idea from my boyfriend's father, Joe Emerson. (Thank you Joe!!) One morning, while at their house, Joe made me some breakfast. When the plate was set down in front of me I was slightly confused. I saw two pieces of toast...but I didn't immediately notice the eggs. Nestled in the middle of the white bread there was a circle of a different texture. The egg was in the center of the bread!! Joe said that he invented this method of frying eggs when he was trying to figure out how to keep the egg from spreading all over the pan. Enjoy!

Here is my own rendition...

I used his basic idea and then I modified it some.
I like wheat bread a little that was my bread of choice!
What you do is take a piece of bread and "cut" a hole out of the middle with the opening of a glass. Put butter in the pan and place the bread in! NEXT you'll crack the egg and pour it into the circular opening in the it like you would a normal fried egg and flip it when you feel necessary. After cooking the egg, I put a slice of American Cheese on top of it...I then topped that with some turkey you can see in the photo I also toasted the "circle" from the toast with some cheese just to make it pretty!

I enjoyed my breakfast creation and let me know if ya'll do too!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


So...I have fallen a little behind on my blog...and I need to catch up! :)

My summer classes here at Texas A&M Univ started up on the first of June. I'm taking my last two communication courses and all I have left to earn is my internship credit. I have found two very interesting internships that I am applying for this weekend. My classes are Communication & Pop Culture where we discuss the trends of pop culture over the last century and how they came to be "popular" in our culture as well as how these trends can change so quickly. The second class is American Oratory where we read many different speeches that have been crucial in the history of America and analyze them according to Aristotle, Burke and what we think of them in their historical/rhetorical context. Sounds pretty cool...but sometimes it can be a bit much! :)

The first weekend in June I went home for the weekend and spent time with lots of family! My youngest brother David was confirmed into the Catholic church and almost all of the family was there to participate in his very exciting day! Other family/friends that came included Amanda Fite and Sarah Cutler - two fantastically exciting & fun ppl!
That same weekend Joshua left to begin his new job with the construction company named WRL that builds schools.

By the second week of June I had two tests! That's how 5 wk summer classes work! I did really well on both, a 90 on the first and an 84 in the second. I had really hoped for a better grade on the second but the oratory class is really difficult and the average was an I did do slightly better than the average! :)
Also, the second week of June, my brother Daniel managed to hurt his foot while playing with Marin (I'm not totally sure how it happened, but I know he's a hoot when he's picking on our niece!!) He was able to take a break from work for a couple of days and decided to visit two of his favorite band members and friends, Jesse and Talon, in the great city of Houston! These two have been on a quest recently - "a quest?" you may ask? is called "Quest For a Million Hits." Daniel joined the boys in their quest by being a part of their most recent post on their YouTube channel - If you would like to view some of their here!

The second weekend of June, I invited Krystina and Marin to come spend the day with their siblings in College Station! Joshua came in to town from his new workplace in Godly, Texas (his temporary location). Elizabeth and Kyle came swimming with all of us at the pool here at our apartment and Marin had a blast throwing a ball back and forth with all of us and then chilling out in the sun while I (aunt K) was trying to lay out and get a tan! See the pic Krystina took of us?! ssoooo much fun!

I love it when she talks to me! She is the cutest little one ever!!
:) I had a blast that weekend! While Krystina was taking engagement pictures of Elizabeth and Kyle...Joshua and I took Marin to her first movie in the theater!! We watched Pixar's newest movie UP! and I think that she enjoyed it...she was really quiet during the whole thing and I think she really enjoyed the M&M's I gave her through the 2nd half of the movie!!

NOW.....I'm finally getting to this week! :)
On Monday I babysat for my Mary Kay representative, Claudia...Let me know if you need anything from MK and I'll let her know, she's really great! She has two very cute little ones who were a delight to take care of! I realized that it's fun taking care of kids...but it's always really nice to leave them with their parents too!! hehehe...
On Tuesday I went to class, studied and then exercised with a friend.
Wednesday I went to my church Homegroup and we talked about "life verses". We decided that each person would memorize a verse this week.

My verses are Psalm 1:1-3
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
I am going to delight in the law of the Lord this week!

Today, Thursday, I had a test in my first class - made an 88! And then we talked about Women's Suffrage in my second class. After class I came home, ate lunch and then went to visit my friend Ellen from school. She and I met at A&M Transfer Camp in 2007 and have been friends ever since. She is a married student and she and her husband, Bryan, welcomed the newest addition to their family last year!! She is now a beautiful little girl with the prettiest little smile I have ever seen! As well, they both graduated in May! I made a trip to see Ellen and her baby today because they will be leaving next week to start a new stage of their lives in Oregon with Bryan's family. I will miss you Ellen, but I know that you and your family will do wonderful up north! that I have written a novel, I hope that I have not scared off all of my blog followers!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read all of this!! :) LOVE YOU ALL!
I am now off to read more about women's suffrage and try to get some sleep...goodnight!

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Yellow Mood


You know how people will have blue moods every now and then?

Well…I’m in a yellow mood! Everything yellow that I see lately I am drawn to! But this yellow isn’t a mellow kind of yellow…it’s an energetic, vibrant, exciting and interesting yellow. I walk in a room and immediately notice the yellow things. I’m intrigued by how they stand out to me so boldly!

So, I have created a yellow folder in my laptop (which, by the way is yellow…). I gladly spent over an hour searching Google for many different yellow images. I have found some amazing ones!!

I’ve decided that I’ll post about three every now and then when my yellow mood arises…more to come later!

I hope you smile when you see my pretty little yellow things!

My life...over the last two weeks

Okay guys…so I’m new at this blog stuff…bear with me please :)

I’ve been on break from school for the last two weeks and I have had a blast at home! I slept in late, read a whole book – Angels and Demons, began another book – Come Thirsty, went wedding dress shopping for my sister, chilled by the Carter pool on Memorial Day with my best-ies Sarah & Lauren, had dinner with the family on the North Street porch, went on a long walk with my parents, made dinner for the family one night AND stayed the night with my sister and niece a couple of nights!!

The first weekend all the girls went shopping for Elizabeth’s wedding dress. The “girls” included Elizabeth, my Mom, Krystina, her daughter Marin, Amanda Redman, Kellie Kielman (mother-of-the-groom), Susan (mother of the mother-of-the-groom), Kayla (groom’s sister & a bridesmaid) and myself! Lots of girls = LOTS of fun!!
Here are a few pictures from my sister’s blog @

THEN…later in my break, I decided that I would cook dinner for the family! This is a pretty amazing feat for me because I have never been the “best cook,” and it frightens me some that I will totally screw up my endeavor. But I took on the task because I really wanted to prove that I could do it!

My dish of choice: Mexican Pot Pie (a recipe given to me by Elizabeth, who received it from a friend at work…who I have no idea where she got the recipe from! Hehehe…)

Ingredients: (mine was a double recipe – so that’s how I’ll give the directions…)
2 cans of Crescent Recipe Creations baking sheet
1 can of refried beans
1 package of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (Spanish Style microwavable)
1 package of shredded cheese
AND your choice of meat, you may use any type of fajita meats, or chicken, in my case I used ground beef.

Now – take one can of the crescent rolls and lay it in the bottom of a cake baking pan, be sure that it touches the edges.
See photo:

Smooth out a layer of refried beans, and then add a layer of rice (after you have micro-waved it of course!  It only takes 90 seconds to do so…)
See photo:

Now add a layer of your meat and then a layer of cheese…
See photo:

Top it off with the second Crescent Roll baking sheet and put in the oven at a temp of 375 degrees & bake for just about 15 to 20 minutes!
I served dinner with a mixture of avocado mixed with picante sauce, extra rice, corn, chips & a bean dip mixture with cheese and picante sauce. For drinks we had tea with lemon slices…
Dinner is served!!!

This last weekend I spent a lot of time with Krystina & Marin, I have loved every minute of it. From moments where Marin would be squealing with delight as aunt “Kay-kay” played with her, to chatting with Krystina about her amazing creative ideas and even taking pictures of Krystina’s wonderful new creations for Marin’s 2nd b-day party.

Sooo....there's a little recap for ya'll!!
and I just want to say thank you family for a fun couple of weeks, I have really enjoyed the break…

Friday, May 29, 2009

Give Me Revelation

Lately I have felt confused about where my life is going, about what I am supposed to do with what I have and how it will bring me into the future that I hope for. I am sure most of these questions have been running through my head recently because graduation is looming ahead. It is so close and yet so far. I knew that these questions would arise, but I didn’t know that I would feel like I do. I still feel like I have no experience, no practical knowledge, no real understanding…I feel like I have nothing to offer my future.

Kinda sad isn’t it?

But, I cannot let these feelings stop me from really living my life. I am still young, still alive and still have so many opportunities to gain experience, practical knowledge and real understanding...As well as plenty of opportunities to screw up and make mistakes. I have heard that, often times, those are the best learning experiences. Knowledge does not hit us like a lightning bolt in one day – it progresses, it evolves, it grows. I hope that the things I have learned will progress and help me understand and get a good understanding of my life in the present so that I will not be quite so scared of the future.

So, I have decided to begin this blog with a prayer to express this time in my life, I feel like I need a revelation to understand the direction I am supposed to go next.

((Lord, please give me your revelation to help guide me in my everyday walk, so that I can be the woman that I want to be. I pray for your guidance and direction, help me to be receptive to all you have to offer me. Give me clean hands and a pure heart so that everything I do will be done to the best of my ability. Thank you Jesus for all that you have given me already, and thank you for the days to come…Amen.))

Here goes nothing!!

My favorite of lyrics from the Third Day song: Revelation

This time,
I know that you are holding all the answers
I'm tired of losing hope and taking chances,
On roads that never seem,
To be the ones that bring me home

Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You

I don't know where I can turn
Tell me when will I learn
Won't You show me where I need to go
Let me follow Your lead,
I know that it's the only way that I can get back home

Oh, give me a revelation...

I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You