Thursday, August 30, 2007


Living on a farm with avid animal-lovers does have it's consequences... we're addicted to adopting pets! We moved here with a rabbit and a turtle, then we added another turtle, and now we are the owners of two orphan kittens (both girls). My aunt & uncle found them on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, a couple weeks ago. They brought them home and I fell in love immediately. We weren't sure what we were going to do with them at first, but they did get sent to the vet for shots, immunizations, tests, boosters, etc for a few days. She estimated that they were 12 weeks old. Then they came home and I brought them over to our house to "test them out" and there has been no turning back. They are very sweet; they love people, play a lot, sleep a lot, eat a lot, and are perfect about using their litter box (from day one!) - a big must!

So here they are... of course we are struggling with names (yes, our little turtle still isn't named yet). The "grayer" kitten is named Paisley. But, the "blacker" one's name isn't definate yet, because frankly, we weren't positive that we were going to keep her, but seeing how much they love and play with each other, I don't know how we could separate them!

Looking down from the stairs into the kitchen. I can't tell which is which from this picture - their heads are almost identical - I think Paisley is on the left.

This is Paisley in the parlor/sewing/guitar room.

What is this little girl's name going to be? She looks sad that she is still called "the other one" or Paisley's sister.

Action shot of them "playing"

Thursday, August 23, 2007

We're dancin'

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!So after the last post I made, I thought I needed a much more light-hearted one. So here it is... Bobby and I disco-ing. I stole this idea from my friend Stacey's blog. I laughed so hard that I cried when watching her video, and I knew I had to make one of my own. For some reason though, Bobby does not find it funny at all!?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy Day / Sad Day

Today is a day of mixed emotions. First, the happy reason... today is the anniversary of my parent's wedding 36 years ago. I have been so blessed and fortunate to be raised in such a happy and loving home, and I'm so thankful that God has done such an amazing work in their marriage.
Now the sad part... today would have been the estimated due date of the baby we lost back in January. I knew that when this day came, I would be sad, but I truly was hoping that we would have another one on the way to help ease the pain. Well, that is not the case, unfortunately. It's been a tough year and a half of trying, but many good things have happened in this time also. We've made new friends, celebrated Bobby's graduation, moved to this awesome house, reconnected with loved ones here, went on a wonderful vacation to the beach, and much more! So we have a lot to be thankful for, including all of our friends who have been praying for us. We're so excited to see what God has planned for us this year... new school, new jobs, new church, new friends, new pets, and hopefully that little answer to our (big) prayers.
So once again, happy anniversary mom & dad! (I couldn't find a picture from their wedding that I have, so I'll post this one taken a couple years ago, at Jodi's wedding.)

Monday, August 20, 2007

TK concert

Bobby, my parents, and I all went to the Toby Keith concert this past Saturday night at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavillion. He was awesome - sounds amazing live! We had so much fun. The opening acts were Flynnville Train (never heard of them, but they were good) and Miranda Lambert, she was great, but - OUCH! - her lyrics are scary! Here is one verse from her new album,
I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead

His fist is big but my gun's bigger
He'll find out when I pull the trigger

Here is Miranda onstage.

A couple of Toby rockin' out the stage.

And the patrons...

My mom and I post-concert.

Friday, August 17, 2007

What can you do in 3 minutes?

Connie at MasterCuts at the Morgantown Mall can give a lousy haircut and charge $12.95.

I simply just made a comment like, "Well, that's the fastest haircut I've ever had" while rolling my eyes. I guess I should realize that that is the reason people go to places like that, in the mall - for a quick in and out experience. And that's sort of why I went in there - just an impulse cut because my hair was at an uncomfortable length and I wanted it cut now, rather than making an appointment at a nicer salon. So I guess you get what you pay for... but geez! Three minutes?!? I sat down, and before I finished telling her what I wanted her to do, she was done and asking for my money! Even if it doesn't take longer for the quality of haircut they provide, at least fake it and make people feel like they are getting their money's worth.

Rant over.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Real or stuffed?

Of course we all know she is real, but if you didn't... it would be a tough call, wouldn't it?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Vacation pics - just a little late

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our Bethany Beach vacation a couple weeks ago.

The family beach photo that my mom just had to have. It was a great idea, and we didn't have to pay a photographer an arm & a leg, just found some wanderer on the beach to take it for free!

Aaahhh... the good life. Here I am before heading down to the beach for the day. I just love the scene in the background!

The fishermen.

All cleaned-up, ready to hit the boardwalk. I think we went to Rehoboth that night.

And finally, I just love this one of Bobby surf-fishing. Looks like he has the beach all to himself.