Friday, May 30, 2008

My little man

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
SO, I babysit for a family with 3 boys but on friday mornings I only babysit the 3 year. His name is Levi. Anyway, I have been babysitting for a while and lets just say that I have decidedly fallen in love with this little guy!
Today, we were coming downstairs and he turned to me and was like:
"When we get to the bottom, bend over so I can kiss you 'cause I love you so much Katy Case."
SO we got to the bottom and he kissed me on the was so cute :)
Anyway...thought I would post some pics of him.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

15 years old!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there :)
YEs, Jen is now 15 years old! We had a big party for her and Beesh and Valerie spent the night. It was really fun. SO now I am 17, Abby is 16, Jen is 15, and Dan is 13.
So I had a really interesting experiance yesterday. My 1st trip to the ER. I was running up the steps of the church and majorly cut my toe! It was is alright now though, I had to have it butterflyed shut.
Hm...nothing else has really happened. Mom and Abby will depart for CO tonight. So the rest of us are on our own. I think we are going to starve :)
Yes, so, that is my interesting news! Kinda short...oh well.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fun, fun, fun!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I AM FREE FROM SCHOOL FOREVER! Well, at least for now! I am so happy to have this year behind me and kinda have the oppurtunity to start over.
Work is going well. I am still trying to get used to some of the situations that happen but overall, I enjoy being a secretary/receptionist!
Beesh and Valerie are home from school :) Last night we got to go to the drive-in with Aunt Val and watch Prince Caspien and College Road Trip. It was really fun. THe really neat thing was that we got to talk a lot about stuff and stuff and more stuff. We also got to take a lot of pictures together. I will post some at the bottom.
So, I now have a new blog. It is a guys and girls perspective on real-life issues like modesty, purity, and other stuff like that. I posted the link in my links section: The Issue.
So yeah, that has been my life lately...kinda boring :) Hopefully some stuff will happen soon! Until then, I will try to update more often :)

Here are the pics...enjoy!

Me and Elisha on our way to the drive-in...

Need I say more? Me and Elisha...yeah what can I say? We are strange!

At the drive-in on top off Hammy (Valerie's car). The funny thing is that the lady pointed us to the wrong screen so we sat at Indiana Jones for 2 hours before it started. Then when it started we were like: "Harrison Ford isn't in Narnia."

The 3 stooges reunited again! Me, Valerie, and Elisha on our way to church.

Me and Valerie! We are so cute!

"DO we have to look like we can tolerate eachother?" LOL :)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What Now?

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So, I have been incredibly busy lately! I am really working a lot of hours at the YMCA and with school things have gotten pretty hectic!

Today was my Mom's birthday. I am so blessed to have a Mom like her! We had a really good day and got some great pics (some of which I am posting below).

I have been thinking a lot about Mom lately and just the inspiration she and my Dad are for me. Their love for eachother and us kids and ,most importantly, the Lord is just amazing to me...I remember when I though that my parents were horrible and just not on my side, blah blah blah. But I also remember when I got over that and realized that not only they were on my side, but they had my best interests in mind b/c they had been there. Ever since then, Mom has been my best friend and confident. I couldn't imagine not having her. God has so blessed me with an amazing family!

So I posted some new pics for my slideshow :) ENJOY!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Does God have a Purpose?

My question to you is this: Does God really have a reason for when things go wrong?
My Mom has epilepsy. In other words, she has seizures. Watching my Mom have seizures was one of the worst things my siblings, Dad, and I ever had to go through. Because we normally do not have any ideo when or where seizures will occur, many of my childhood days where filled with “What if?”
I remember being in a grocery store. My Dad and younger sister were on a “date”. Dad takes each of us kids out once a month to spend time together. Mom had my two other siblings and me with her. I was probably only five years old. I remember going down an aisle when a lady asked Mom if she would like some coupons. Mom thanked her, and they began to chat. One moment they were just having a normal conversation and the next Mom was on the floor, bleeding. I remember sobbing as I hid behind the cart. They called the ambulance and then they took Mom away. I felt so helpless and alone, but there was nothing anyone could do to help. I still shudder when I go down that aisle.
Mom did have medicine but sometimes it did not work. One summer she had five seizure within two months, and that is very unusual. Every time she woke up, however, the first words out of her mouth were, “Thank You Jesus.” Inside I would think, Why, Why thank Him?
The last seizure Mom ever had was nothing compared to the previous ones. It was Mother’s Day, and we had family over. We had just sat down to eat when I looked over at Mom and realized that she was having a seizure. I yelled. Dad and my uncles jumped up to help her and then started to move her to a bed. I was in the living room just settling down to have a good cry when all of a sudden, Mom woke up. This was very unusual because of the type of seizures she had. Normally when Mom woke up, she would be very tired and unable to move.
After that, Mom decided to go to a different doctor. He gave her some new medicine, and she has not has a seizure since. We believe God healed her. Still, in the back of my mind, I always wondered, Why?
During the summer of 2006 I was given the opportunity to serve as a counselor in training at a small Christian camp in Bliss, New York. During the second week, a junior week for kids ages eight to eleven, I was asked to lead the nightly Bible study. My topic was how God protects us even at a young age, so He can use us later in life for His purposes. After the girls had somewhat settled down, I began to share with them this story about my Mother and me.
When I was a newborn baby my Mother would always make sure that Dad was in the same room when she gave me a bath. This was just in case she had a seizure. One day she decided to give me on while he was in bed napping. For some odd reason she changed her mind and decided that we would take a nap instead with Dad. She had a seizure while in bed. When she awoke, she realized what had happened. If she had given me a bath as planned, I would have drowned, But I did not drown because God had a purpose for me. He did not allow Mom to give me a bath as she had planned because He was saving me for something bigger.
As I was telling the story, one of my campers unexpectedly started to sob. The other counselor took her outside the cabin while I continued my Bible study. However, I could not get over the fact that she had begun to cry when I mentioned seizures. Just as I was wrapping up my devotional, they came back. We prayed and then I went over to her bunk. I can not convey the depth of emotion that went though me as I knelt by her bunk and talked to her. As she cried, I felt again the uncertainties, the terror, the hurt; except this time it was not me but another little girl who was hurting. I found out later that her little sister had died because of a seizure by suffocation in her pillow.
I went out onto the porch after I had calmed and prayed with her. Then the tears began to flow, not because I was sad although that emotion was present, but because my question of Why had been answered. God know what that little girl needed. She needed not only sympathy but someone that could truly empathize with her because I had been there. She need someone who knew.
To answer the question, “Does God really have a reason for when things go wrong?” The answer is an emphatic yes. Sometimes He allows us to experience something so that later on we can help another person going through the exact same thing. He has a purpose for every single thing that happens to each of us. We must trust Him to fulfull that purpose in His time.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


HEy all you fellow bloggers out there!
I was just browsing around and found this video:

"A video I created for my church. It features scenes from the short film "Most", the story of a bridge operator who is forced to choose between the life of the son he loves dearly and a train filled with people. "Most" received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Live-Action Short Film. For more information on the film, or to order a copy for your church, visit This is a fan-made video, and not affiliated with the producers, director, or actors in any way. I simply loved the messsage of this film and wanted to share it with as many people as possible to give it the recognition it deserves. God bless! "

What a powerful picture of what God went through with us! Whoa!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Horses and other stuff :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there! So I found that I love to ride horses! Here is a video mom took of me today at the Backlas' riding Silver is kinda shakey in parts but you will get the idea!

It is so beautiful out today! What are you doing for your mom for Mother's day? We are getting ready tonight for a big day tomorrow! And!!!! Elisha and Valerie are coming home! Here are some of my favorite pics from today...especially of me and danny!

CAN YOU BELIEVE MY LITTLE BROTHER OLIVIA? He is 13 and 6'1...I am 17 and 5'2 :) So was a wonderful day and tomorrow has the potention to be better! Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WOW! 3 weeks makes a difference!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Wow! Ok...3 weeks ago I went to the mennonite Bible study carless and jobless and depressed about both. 2 weeks I came back and had a car and a job! It just amazes me how faithful the Lord is and how much He has been doing in my life!
So yes I do have a car now and the Lord has just been providing for that in so many AWESOME ways!
I had been wanting and needing (so I thought) a car and a job for a year about. Things would come up but the Lord just never really confirm them and so as a result I was 17, going to college, jobless and carless! Boy! The Lord really was teaching me a lesson in trust though. Anyway, for about a year and 1/2 I had been really wanting to work at the YMCA where we train for Tae-Kwon Do. The job that i wanted was working at the front desk (kinda like a receptionist/secretary thing). So I had applied for it over and over again but nothing ever came up plus I didn't (CONTRACTION! My Eng. professer would have a fit lol :-p) have a car and we are a one car family anyway so unless I got a car I really couldn't have worked there anyway!
So, for 1 1/2 years I just patiently waited for the Lord's timing and was completely content with where I was!.........(LOL :-p) ACTUALLY, it was really a real hard time for me and the Lord really had to teach me some lessons on contenment and trusting Him to provide in HIS timing.
So...I waited and prayed and went to school and waited some more. And you know what? As He always does and promises to do! THe Lord totally provided for me. He got me a car (for $1,000 less then it was going for!) and a job at the YMCA at the front desk! I started friday! :)
God is so good but, I have realized that I really need to get my priorities straight with Him being #1. I am very much a person that rellies on what people think and not so much what the Lord thinks. I am very people oriented and that can be a bad thing. SO, I am with the Lord's help attempting to just give it all over to the Lord once desires (husband, family) and dreams (husband, family) I am just realizing that I need to just completely trust them to HIS care...I want HIM to be #1!
Well, I am sorry I haven't updated so much...hopefully now that school is almost over I can be more faithful in updating :)
Blessings to you all!