Life with {my} One Year Old



Our little lady is 13 months today. It’s pretty amazing to see how fast time has gone since she entered our lives. Spring has once again arrived (warm weather, one crazy snow day in between and this lovely Southern Idaho wind).

I was going to title this, Life with a One Year Old, but they’re all so different, so this is life with my one year old. Comment if you can relate or have your own fun things you experience!

  1. If I take something from her (with the intentions of fixing or helping), I instantly get barraged with little baby daggers. She furrows her eyebrows and lets me have it.
  2. She’s learning she has a voice. We let her use it, because it’s important right now for her development and ability to communicate. You should hear what she says to us when she gets mad. Those made up baby words are so lively and vibrant.
  3. She doesn’t like to be held. She needs to be down and exploring, or we could possibly have a crank attack.
  4. Her favorite thing to play with right now? Sticks. Happiest child alive, with sticks.
  5. Being outside and having the freedom to roam, instantly takes away any crankiness. Always.
  6. Dirt must taste good, because even after tasting it the first time, she still tries to put more in her mouth. I’d love to believe this is a lesson she could learn on her own, but sadly not.
  7. I sometimes hide some of her favorite toys and give them to her later, when she’s bored of what she currently has or gets cranky… it’s like Christmas! Where has this toy been my WHOLE life?!
  8. When she’s done with something, she throws it. Her milk, eggs, everything, but this also goes for anything she really doesn’t like either. And its the worst when its slimy and sticky. It’s rough letting go and letting your child feed themselves.
  9. She talks so. very. much. She isn’t saying any actual words though. She thinks she is. Well, not English any way.
  10. She used to like all foods; well now, not so much. Between being flavorless and the texture of certain foods, she first spits it out of her mouth (so its nice a slimy), then grabs it and throws it to the floor. Your welcome, Mommy.
  11. Speaking of flavor, this kid loves a bit of spice in her life. She loves Mexican food and Mariachi music. Thank you El Carporral and Evie’s.
  12. When I ask her not to do something, she gives me a really good stare down – straight faced, chin down, almost a glare.. I have to look away and laugh. How does she already have this down?
  13. When she sees something she thinks is funny or that she really likes, she always looks at me and smiles and/or giggles. Maybe to see if I think it’s funny too and wants to enjoy the moment with me? These are some of my favorite moments of the day 🙂
  14. My kid is crazy, loud, energetic, sassy and independent. She makes me so happy every day to see her sweet face and smile! I love this kid. so. much.

Happy Friday! Bet you can’t watch this and not smile…

Many of you have probably seen this if you’re on Facebook, but it’s Friday and who doesn’t like something that makes you smile?

Actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard released this crazy, adorable video!

  1. I really love that song!
  2. I don’t normally care for what “famous” people do – it’s usually dramatic or annoying
  3. Relationship goals, right here – What a fun couple they are, am I right?

Yes, it’s 5 minutes long, but seriously awesome. If you’re happy it’s Friday and you can’t wait for the weekend, give this a watch, you’ll be smiling I guarantee it (otherwise, you need to live a little and have some of your own fun this weekend!)



Alone in her crib, prayers from a 2 year old

Trending on Facebook right now is a video of a 2 year old from South Carolina, saying her prayers, by herself, in her crib. It is seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Her mom and dad captured this adorableness by recording their daughter through their video monitor.

Sometimes, I have a hard time remembering to pray. It shouldn’t be difficult, it should be second nature, really. But I’d like to be open and honest about it. Days get busy – with work, kids and life, but prayer should be a part of that! How can it be so hard to take a little time to thank God for the people we have in our life, or the food on our table, or the roof over our head?

It may seem a little ridiculous, but I find this little 2 year old quite inspiring. Her parents rushed her to bedtime as to not miss an important playoff game. That little 2 year old doesn’t know any different. She doesn’t know how “important” that game was, but she did find it important to pray, and thank God for all of the wonderful people in her life (including Santa, what a kid 🙂 ) before going to bed.

What a sweet and thoughtful little girl!

Check it out 🙂






Keeper of the Starrs


Hi! I’m Katy. I am a wife to an amazingly adorable, honest to goodness love of my life and funny husband, mother to the cutest little 10 month old you’ve ever seen (she’s 6 months in the photo below) and child of the one true King.



Keeper of the Starrs… catchy tagline, you think? Tracy Byrd (many of you may not recognize his name – popular 90s country artist) recorded a song called Keeper of the Stars. It’s an incredibly romantic and beautiful song in every way, thanking God for the love of your life. It inspired my blog name!

“The Keeper Of The Stars”

(Written by Dickey Lee, Danny “Bear” Mayo and Karen Stale & recorded by Tracy Byrd)

It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can’t believe you’re in my life
Heaven’s smilin’ down on me
As I look at you tonight

I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin’
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I’ve got all I’ll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars

Soft moonlight on your face oh how you shine
It takes my breath away
Just to look into your eyes
I know I don’t deserve a treasure like you
There really are no words
To show my gratitude

So I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin’
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I’ve got all I’ll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars

It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew

I married into a family of Starrs, my name is Katy Starr. So… I thought, this, THIS is what I will name my blog, Keeper of the Starrs. Besides, it’s such a sweet song! I’m not quite sure what I will make of this blog. I’ve attempted others before and I currently have a photography blog, but I need something different.

Have you noticed the darkness in this world? Every where you turn, there is evil. Evil people, evil minds, evil behaviors and it can hurt others, a lot. My favorite quote is by Ghandi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Will this blog change the world? No, probably not, but I’m tired of the negativity and I feel the world; and the internet needs to have more positive attitudes and gratefulness! So, that’s where I’ll start this. Hopefully I can keep this up… I just want to share the beauty that is in this world, even though it’s often covered in a dark haze.

Feel inspired? Comment! I’d love to hear your thoughts and aspirations. Positive only, we have a tendency to hide behind our smart phones and computers sometimes and say the first thing that pops into our heads, even when it’s mean and degrading. Let’s not be “those” people. Let’s be a light in this dark world 🙂