Thursday, February 25, 2010

Super Angie...Feb Personal History Challenge

Each month, our Church ward is giving a Genealogy Challenge. Here is February's Challenge.

I was born December 18, 1975 in Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, WA.
Name: My mom says she heard my name on a soap opera...or was it a famous person? I forget. I don't have a middle name though, and all during my childhood, I was "allowed" to pick my middle name. Stephanie--because I admired Stephanie Hacking. Brandy--because it was a "cool" name. And I'm sure there were some others. But in H.S. I finally landed on KATJA--my German class name (picked because of Katia Gordeeva). The name has stuck. When I got married, I actually legally made WAIBEL my middle name. But Katja is still there in my heart. And one time, I saw my official church records, and they had Katja as my middle name! I died laughing. No idea how that got there. I changed it.
Looks as a baby: I was bald! I was bald for a long time. And I was tiny. Only 5 lbs something. I walked early, and my mom says I looked like a doll walking, because I was so small.
Parents: My parents are Barbara Ann Paulson Waibel of Kearns, UT, and Timm Eberhart Waibel, of Grossenbehringen, Thuringen Germany.
Conditions or interesting stories about my birth: I don't know. I do know my dad brought my brothers to the window of the hospital so they could look in and see me.
Siblings: Paul Everett, and Jeffery Timm.
Who was there at the Birth: My parents and thats all.
What do they remember about my birth: Well, I hope they will leave a comment here and tell me. :)
What was my personality as a baby: Mom and Dad? Wanna answer this one?

(Heres a picture I found...I'm sure I have earlier ones, but could find this one fastest. 6 months old. So cute!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Super Angie...big girl

While my dad was visiting, he built Tan's "big girl" bed. She was SOOOO excited. Yes, I know...she is 3 and was still sleeping in a crib. Well, now we got our act together and she is enjoying her new bed.


Super Angie...Alice

We are reading Alice in Wonderland, and when Alice ran into Humpty Dumpty, we decided to make our own out of playdough. What a fun activity we all had!

--Super Angie

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Super life

Some of my accomplishments thus far in life.

Figure Skating--landing a double toe loop is one of my highlights. (this is a silly pic, but I couldn't find any others)
Going to China
Ice Climbing
Climbing Mt. Fuji--Japan
Winning 1st place at the USA Rock Climbing Nationals SPEED CLIMBING, 2009 and winning 3rd place at the USA Rock Climbing Nationals Top Rope, 2008.
Snow shoeing
Hiking up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier
Dry tooling (ice climbing without any ice--using tools and crampons on rock)
Speed skating
Competing at the 2009 Teva Mountain Games--3rd place

Visiting the town where my dad was born in East Germany and seeing his childhood home and school in Frankfurt, Germany.

Climbing the Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia --and petting all sorts of neat animals!

Seeing Orca Whales in the Puget Sound.

Going to Denmark and visiting towns from my mom's genealogy

Going back stage at an ATC concert in Germany and having them dedicate a song to me!

Meeting famous figure skaters: Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Micheal Weiss, Katia Gordeeva, Jamie Sale and countless others.

Being in commericals, movies, plays, musicals and TV shows.

Visiting Hard Rock Cafes around the world

Traveling to: Canada, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Leichtenstein, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Brussels, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, China, Japan, South Korea (airport), England (airport), Singapore, Australia.

Visiting my German grandpa's grave outside of Bremen.

Singing at my Grandpa's funeral in Florida

Living with a host family and doing the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, UT two years in a row when I was a teenager.

Attending RICKS college, UVU and Unversity in Munich, Germany

LUGE at the Utah Olympic Park--I went 35 mph!

Having three kids

Marrying Rick on top of a mountain.

Taking Tap Dance lessons as an adult

swimming in the ocean

Ski racing

Playing the piano and trombone

Being temple worthy

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Super Angie..SSPPEEDDD!

Out of the blue, Saturday night I signed up to start taking Speed Skating lessons on Monday. I had those two days to stress and worry. What was I thinking? I'm a figure skater. I'm old. I don't want to learn something new.But Rick wouldn't let me quit. I tried to blame my asthma, but he still pushed me out the door.

I'm so glad he did.
It was fantastic. I found a new sport!

My lesson was at the Olympic Oval in Kearns (near SLC). It was an amazing facility! All the flags and banners from the 2002 Olympics are still hanging up...really inspiring.

I rented some speed skates and got so scared. These things are sooo different from my figure skates. There is NO ankle support at all.
I got on the ice and felt so strange.

I soon noticed the whole class was full of little kids. Oh boy. I'm gonna be the only adult, I thought, but then three others showed up, and we actually all had a blast together.

Our instructor, Sarah, is a national competitor and she taught us well.

Its a great workout, tons of fun, and I think I actually did really good. I enjoyed going fast. I loved learning all the technique. And we finished the lesson with off ice drills. AWESOME! I can't wait for my next lesson!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Super Angie....asthma

"No matter what treatment you avail of and no matter what medications you take for your asthma, as long as you continue to over breathe, you will continue to have asthma"--Chapter 1 ASTHMA FREE NATURALLY

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Angie... Pop and Dallin

Whenever my dad comes into town, the kids always have a project or activity they have saved up to do with him. Usually something technical that "only pop" can do with them. For his birthday, Dallin got an Erector set in December. He has been saving it to do with Pop and his lucky day came yesterday!

Thanks Pop for all you did!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Angie...Dallin, Brennan and Dad

Dallin loves doing things with Rick.
Here they are working on a dinosaur model.
YEA! They got it done.
And to celebrate, they go play games on Rick's computer. The boys love doing stuff with Rick--even just cuddling up on the couch and watching TV.

--Super Agnie

Friday, February 5, 2010

Super Angie...Keystone and the Denver Zoo!

We went to Denver to pick up Rick from the airport and then we went to the Denver Zoo. Seriously, the best zoo I have ever been too! Arctic foxes! These little guys were so noisy!
They had a few polar awesome to see!
How do we measure up?
Look at this Tiger's teeth!
Tan and Daddy
So cute!
Ride the hippo!
Look at the noisy bird next to Dallin!
Love birds.
Who doesn't love Penguins?
A lady gave the boys some food to give the peacock
Dallin and Rick enjoyed watching the hippo

Tanith really liked the Elephant
Of course the Emu!
Of course I love KANGS!
Check out the action shot!
African Wild Dogs. Brennan really likes these.
So sleepy and cute
This lioness was watching from high on the rock
What a king!
Brennan with his wild dogs.
More LIONS!!!!
we loved seeing so many active lions
There were many roaming peacocks.
Brennan and Tan LOVED the peacocks!
A mongoose--or "the little rat thingy". Cute!
Brennan wanted his picture taken infront of all the statues.
They are such great friends.
He is so cute
Brennan was so animated with all these statues. He really is a sweet heart!

The day before we went to the zoo, we went for a nature walk around Keystone....
Yea for Colorado
We enjoyed the park
Of course, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!
Tanith enjoyed eating at PIZZA ON THE PLAZA
Check out Brennan's hair! This is what happens when you take your hat off!
Nature hike by the frozen river--we looked for signs of life including footprints, poop, and habitat.
Ice sculpture
Tan, Dallin and Brennan on the nature walk...bundled up

We simply loved the Denver Zoo, having Daddy join us, and having fun family time in Colorado. We feel so blessed.

--Super Angie

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping