29 December 2008

18 December 2008

o tannenbaum, o tannenbaum

paul and i got a real christmas tree this year and i love it. i love the smell of christmas trees, i love putting the lights on the tree, i love decorating the tree. but i didnt realise i loved all these things until i had one of my own. so as lame as it may be to post photos of how proud i am of our first christmas tree, i am doing it anyway ;) Merry Christmas!

19 November 2008

deceiving photo

this is probably one of the only photos that has been taken of my growing belly...it was taken around the first of september next to my beautiful and skinny sister...needless to say i am a bit larger now :)

30 September 2008


everyone keeps telling me that i need to update my blog...well updates are coming soon with a new blog...fortunately most of you have a pretty good idea of all the blogging that i havent been doing... ;) Like...I'm Katie McPherson... umm...my awesome Husband... and a Baby!... just to mention a few

20 June 2008

2 crazy girls

i was going through some photos today...usually i find myself doing this when i am bored at work....anyway, paul took a bunch of photos of the girls one afternoon down at berg park and i was lucky enough to be in farmington to hang out with everyone. the expressions on their faces are perfect... i love that they both have such different personalities :)

17 June 2008

a forever family

this past sunday, father's day, i had the opportunity to take some pics of a family down at balboa park. it was a beautiful day and a beautiful place to capture a few family photos. i was a bit nervous about this "photo shoot" because i have never done anything like it before, but it turned out that meeting this family and being a part of their world for a couple hours one afternoon was a huge blessing for me. this was my favorite shot of the day... :)

13 June 2008

grand canyon...havasu...a few eddys and a foutz

we took a little family vaction to the grand canyon and then down on in to havasupi falls. it was a great first hike for the fam....we had such a great time together. :) it was beautiful down there! the falls were amazing...there are three water falls close to the camp grounds...
navajo...havasu...and moony...
the camp next to us was full of a bunch of boy scouts...one of the boys dropped off this little snake for us...i wasn't too happy to see him but eventually i warmed up to him enough to get a pic with him. :)

29 May 2008

california love

today i spent the afternoon with my aunt mimi...she is the best in the "wuld". i can always count on her for a good laugh and a great time. she is more of a sister than an aunt...im so grateful for her. her neighbor has the most beautiful flowers in his front yard. i guess he enters his flowers in the del mar fair every year...i've been eyeing em' for a while now...and finally went over there to get a few shots of these california beauties. i love that Heavenly Father created such beautiful things for us to enjoy.

i asked olivia if she wanted to go with me to take a few pictures... she replied with a very enthusiastic..."TOTALLY!" i love this little nipper.

24 May 2008

farmpit...home sweet home

my trip home this last week was filled with random events...shelly's bday...my parent's dogs...hanging out with fam...and a bit of time to spend with paul. i love going home!

i neglected my camera, so i didnt capture most of the fun that i did have with everyone. and the pictures that i did get aren't that great...but it works for a random post.

the best part of it all is that i fly back again next week :) i just cant get enough of farmpit!

20 May 2008

birthday wishes


i hope that today is a AWESOME 23rd birthday for you. thanks for being my BFF ;) and my back-bone through all the ups and downs that life has to offer. i love you so much...would you believe that i am a little teary just thinking about how great you are :)
p.s. i LOVE this picture of you and jack

08 May 2008

"i suck" tag

my best friend markelle, tagged me with the "i suck"...so ive been thinking of all the things that i do that make me suckie...its kindof funny, but also has made me think about some things that i might want to change about myself....so here it goes...

my top 20 "i suck":

1. i have canelled plans with people on several different occasions at the last minute for stupid reasons, i knew it wasnt very cool of me but....well i dont have a good excuse.

2. at my last job, i had the privilege of going to the theaters for free anytime, matinee or evening showings and have ONE guest...i brought more than one "guest" with me to the movies everytime and never paid for the extra "guest"...i feel guilty about it now.

3. i suck #3 has a few suckies in it... when i first moved to cali, i lived with my aunt. she would get me up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to go running with her...at 5:30 a.m. i am absolutely positive that i was RUDE every morning and i COMPLAINED about being awake before the sun rose everytime. sorry mimi...along with running, after i moved out i told her that i would still meet her at the lake to run...needless to say, i havent made it over there to meet her since i moved...sorry again mimi.

4. i am not a morning person. i fight my alarm clock every morning... so i dont ever get ready for work...

5. recently it was pointed out to me that if i dont eat breakfast or a little something before 11:00 a.m, i get grouchy...i dont think i have always been this way

6. if i put something off till the last minute, i usually wake up really early the next morning thinking/worry-ing about everything that i still have to do...this makes me cranky because i feel like the best sleep i get is the last few hours before i wake up...

7. i hate packing...but i LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on trips...i usually finish packing as im rushing out the door...

8. the phone: i avoid phone calls like the plague, i am terrible about returning messages and i dont like voicemails, unless its a funny one...and i dont really like texting...overall i dont like the phone...which is ironic for several different reasons ;)

9. since i live in a crappy apartment with out a washer and dryer...and i am too snobbish to wash my clothes at the laundry mat in my complex...i take my clothes to my aunt's house...it now takes me about a week to put away my clean laundry...not very proud of this.

10. there are TWO things that i complain about more often than i do most other things...those are 1. my long distance relationship and 2. my roommate...

11. i dont like to share my clothes...but i have a hard time saying no. there is something about seeing my clothes on someone else that i really dont like...maybe its a little selfish.

12. i have a problem being assertive...i guess i need to work on that

13. when i get to work in the a.m. before my stinky employees, i will purposely park right in front of the warehouse door...i know this totally BUGS my field manager, but it makes me happy, so i do it anyway. hehe!

14. i watch T.V. on the internet at work...mostly for background noise...

15. i compare myself to everyone...i am my worst critic fo sho

16. i started framing some of the photos i have taken, but i procrastinate hanging them...so they

all sit in a corner of my room.

17. my heels have always been extra dry...i hate them...but im too lazy to make them look any better...ew.

18. i have successfully killed every fish i have ever owned within a month or two of buying them...all betas...all dead.

19. im the silent revenge type...i find that when i am mad about something or at someone...i have a hard time voicing my opinion...so i do other things silently that release my anger...i sound evil...this all goes back to being assertive.

20. I am terrified of birds...if they are in the trees near my apartment i throw rocks at them...like a little kid.

theres my 20 suckies...and a little insight to me... ;)

mimi and shelly i tagg you two with the "i suck"...give me 20 ladies!

03 May 2008


last night i went down to the boardwalk in mission beach, i rented a "beach cruiser" and went for a little ride. at the end of the boardwalk there is a side route that leads over to the bay area...so i decided to take it. along the way i met Homie and his dude owner...needless to say Homie was much cuter and i liked him much more. there were some awesome flowers along the way too...nothing to exciting but i was glad to get out and do something that was rewarding for just me.