Sunday, February 28, 2010

All I can say is...

It's sold.

God is Good.

Now off to buy a new one 987 miles away.

Oh, and bring on that referral
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Mom

Happy Birthday best friend!

True, she will absolutely kill me for posting this pic. As I recall, her comment when I took it was something to the effect of "you won't put this on your blog, will you?"

I love my momma; she's amazing.

I hope that someday my daughters and I will share the same kind of relationship that my mom and I have.

I miss having her so close.

Happy Birthday Mom, I love you!

Check out more Sunday Snapshots at Ni Hao Y'all. Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Talent Show


So, the Kindergarten teacher decided to have a talent show, and our daughter decided she wanted to sing a song by Trisha Yearwood. I was so proud of her ambition and mostly amazed by her bravery to sing for almost fifty parents!

I was the nervous one. In fact, I didn't have it together at shown by the first video where it was revealed that I had left the cd she was to sing to... in the car. After a quick change in the line-up and a mad dash out to the car all was well.

Her song was cut short by some premature applause by her classmates- "but that's okay", she said- "I was forgetting the words anyway!"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Snapshot- This Valentine's Day,

We long for a little girl who is somewhere,


or there.

A little girl whom we already love,

and can't wait to meet.

{oh, and one we have already named Charlotte}

Surprised you, didn't I?
You weren't expectin' that little revelation were you?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

There's been some talk, and a little fear....

...... amongst my three as to whether or not a person could be killed by an icicle.

I haven't mention this little bit of info. I found when googling.

My husband who I like to affectionately call the "frightened father" at times has already communicated strict instructions to not walk beneath them.

It's so hard though, even for me. They are a complete source of wonder to this family who's not seen an icicle that measured longer than 6 inches back home.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Snapshot- Gems and Gym Shoes

This Sunday it's the little lady. Stefanie over at Ni HaoY'all happens to have quite a few of those. If you're lookin' for some Sunday reading, click on over to read other mom snapshots!

This happens to be proper phys. ed. attire. Yep, just pair it up with jeans and gym shoes and you're good.

A girls gotta look good, even when you're workin' the parachute.

Right now life for this little lady consists of making things. Music, drawings, collages, friends, made-up recipes, and sometimes- just an eensy weensy bit o' trouble.

Growing like a weed and just sailin' right through kindergarten. I can't believe in less than 50 days she'll be six.

Friday, February 5, 2010

See This Lady?

She and Pop Pop have single -handedly taken on our zoo. You see, when we left Maryland five months ago, we could only take one. One out of the 11 pets we love and cherish. Hard on me and the hubby and even harder for the kids; but one it was. No cats were allowed so we took Arwyn because Annie is fourteen and as blind as a bat. So, living alone in an empty house with only an occasional visit every once in awhile from a human being? Not this crew. They are being spoiled and loved at the "Grandma & Pop Pop Animal Sanctuary"... in their house. Still fiercely missed by all of us out here in MN and counting the days until they come; but we are so grateful for the care and affection they are being given every hour of the day.

And it is a job. Food dish line-up.

Treat Time

By the way, MoonPie (the black and white) happened to be the focus of an intricately planned recovery operation one early Sunday morning after we left. MoonPie,you see, was a stray. One that came out of the woods a year or so before we moved, and one I had been feeding every morning and night in the driveway. I do that sort of thing- often- and much to my husband's dismay. Anyhow, I was literally in tears half way on the drive to Minnesota wondering "who will take care of MoonPie?". What I didn't know was that two grandparents who strongly believe in the reform NCLB- "No Cat Left Behind" were already on the case. While the morning dew was still beaded on the grass, they snuck over to the house, bagged him,and brought him to their home. You'll be happy to know that in the last five months he has been rehabilitated from his woodsy prowling ways and is now integrated into our cat family of now 7. Yes, I said 7. Got a problem with that?

The two littlest of the crew. Sadly, Ms. Daisy on the left passed away while we have been gone. The sanctuary however has reported that Ms. Gypsy has come out of her shell since and is doing well.

Entertainment is provided in the lounge.... well as exercise and games in the gym.

Just look..... these...

...grateful and...

...and indebted faces.

And Annie? Well, Annie's got it made. I'm wondering if she'll ever want to leave the sanctuary. She gets uninterrupted couch time, 3 meals a day instead of two and treats in between. The nightly massage is a favorite I hear too.

She thinks this winter storm back before Christmas in Maryland was just a one time thing, wasn't crazy about it at all. I mean, trudging blind through snowdrifts just to go to the bathroom?

I haven't told her where she's moving to yet :)

Photos taken by Pop Pop