Saturday, February 16, 2013


I'm sure most know, but after a while of saying "NO!" to cats, Mark and I (well, Mark, because I was already okay with the idea), chose to let the kiddos have kittens (as long as they were outside...or in our case, garage...dwellers). Well, Katie has been begging me to help her get pictures of Midnight, so she could paint him for an upcoming art, yesterday, we had a little camera fun with the cats. Okay, I had fun...Katie was frustrated that I was taking pictures of the cats being silly because she wanted Midnight posed for pictures LOLOL (I still have to teach this photographer that poses aren't always necessary). But, at any are a few of our favorites. **Sorry, Nana! I said I'd have these up last night for you, but I didn't...**

Introducing...BONES (Austin's kitten...quickly becoming cat)
{Just in case you're wondering...Bones got his name because his stripes made Austin think of skeleton bones...we shortened it to Bones.}

I think Bones begs better than Meeko ;-)

Look at that air jump!

And here's Midnight (Katie's kitten...quickly becoming cat)...obviously called Midnight due to his *mostly* black colorings.  As he's growing, more browns and reds are starting to show through.
After this jump, I definitely believe cats always land on their feet!

Katie says this is Midnight trying to do ballet, like she does!

This was as close as we could get to Katie's "specific" pose LOL

And, my personal favorite...but you know I love close-ups! ;-)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pre-Valentine's Day Funny {Austin - style}

**For those of you on Facebook, you can overlook this post...I know you've already seen it :-)  I'm trying to do better blogging for our non-Facebooking family and friends.  It's a challenge, as its a lot less convenient, but I'm trying! ;-)**

It's starting early...

Austin has wanted to wear his "glasses" for two days...
and if you ask him why, his response is... 
"There's this girl that wears I need to wear some, too."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Secretly Smitten | Book Review

After recently reviewing Colleen Coble's "Silent Night", I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to read and review "Secretly Smitten" through the book review program.  This book was a true to life, Christian romance type book written by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt.

I must say, I was a little leary of a book that had so many authors.  I mean, could they really write closely enough for me not to tell the difference while reading?  Or would the change in writing totally frustrate me?  After reading the first few chapters of the book, I was hooked!  There were a few moments that got a little slow for me, but they were interconnecting several lives and their stories, so there was "history" to get in there to help connect it all.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this e book!  I give this book 3.5 stars. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements.