Monthly Archives: April 2008


Why is it when you are young fun is more important than personal comfort?  I guess that’s why we adults are accused of being “boring” and “no fun” so often by the younger generation!  We went swimming for the first time of the season last night and the pool was COLD, but the kids loved it.  Chris and I stayed in the jacuzzi….we are SOOOOO BORING!





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Just had to share…..

There has been alot of confusion out there with the news of 400+ children being removed from a FLDS (Fundamentalist church of Latter Day Saints) compound here in Texas.  I know it’s popular to mix the Fundamentalist church with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon–my church) and begin the discussion of the whole polygamy thing again, but I had to share this post I found on a gal’s web site that I just LOVE!!!  My church has NOTHING to do with the FLDS church and if you came to one of our services and then went to the compound…I’m sure you would agree that the difference is obvious.  Take a look at this and you’ll see why I instantly loved this gal….

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Going out on a limb…

This is just a quick question post and you don’t even have to tell me who, but do you know who you will be voting for (or would like to vote for) in the presidential election?  I’m just wondering how many people have their mind’s made up already and how many folks out there are still waiting to see (like me). 🙂

Tam made a good suggestion to have a poll here so people can vote anonymously, but WordPress doesn’t seem to let you insert a poll, so here is the link to my poll.  Please go vote!! 🙂

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The Hussy on Oak Bend Court

Well, that title may be a tad harsh, but we are now living with a single mother and her 4 children.  Yes, you guessed it…..our cat Shadow had her kittens early this morning.  Good Gravy..what a night!  Thunderstorms started about 11pm and continued until about 3:30am.  I got NO sleep.  Gracie was in the bed with us (her “special” night…ugh) and Shadow (the hussy) started crying to come into our room around 4:30am.  Well, we kinda thought it was just because of the storm, but she had a baby right on our bed.  We didn’t even realize what was happening until I heard the kitten cry.  Chris and I shot out of bed and Chris caught Shadow as she was about to take that kitten and herself under our bed.  Chris put her in the box we had set up just for this occasion in our bathroom (can I get some props for thinking ahead…for once!).  I went and got Connor up (I had promised him that he could witness the birth) and Connor, Gracie and I watched her give birth to two more kittens while my hero husband striped the bed and re-made it with fresh sheets and covers.  We thought she was done at three and the kids started to take showers and such to get ready for school while Chris and I went back to sleep meditated on the blessing that had just entered our lives.  The momentary peaceful moment was interrupted when Connor…or Gracie…or Chris…it was early people…came out and announced that Shadow has had one more kitten.  I have to hand it to that gal though.  She never made a sound, she licked those little kittens totally clean and she has been purring all day while they fight and climb all over her trying to eat.  She is a trooper!



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