Throw Back to Baby Grayson

I was looking through older pictures and saw a lot of baby Baxter and baby Chase and the chickens… then I came across baby Grayson. I can’t believe he was this small. I could hold him in one hand.

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Crazy how fast they grow (been told this happens when you have babies too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Glad we have photography to document it. I just love their baby faces ๐Ÿ™‚

Good morning…wake up

This is what I wake up to many mornings….

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Good morning mommy wake up! Then my other boys are by the bed waiting for their turn for a pat. Not that I mind, it is a pretty cute face toย  wake up to.ย But sometimes I get him too…

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Good afternoon Grayson wake up… mommy is home ๐Ÿ˜‰ (And yes that is the dogs bed that we often find Grayson sleeping in. Don’t worry the boys have many beds and usually only use this one at night or when I am in the room.) Hope your having a good week ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Love Day… otherwise known as Valentines

How has your day been? Been a busy one in our household. Its nice to be older and not needing the thrills and frills that as a younger person you feel you need, especially after a long day. Its Valentines Day today and I am just as happy to be home with hubby and the boys, eating a nice homemade dinner and watching a movie on TV.

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I know a lot of people want to go out on holidays like this, but I am the type of person who likes to save the money, avoid the crowds and waits of a restaurant, and just be with the ones I love. Hubby got me some pretty flowers (see above picture) and Grayson decided to take a little credit for them. He’s a funny boy. It was a long weekend this past weekend too so it’s nice to just be relaxing at home.

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On a separate note I baked some conversation heart cookies (see above picture for some of them)ย this past weekend as well and gave them out at church and then today at work. My cookies are always a big hit and this time people loved that I played off an old childhood candy for the decoration. I have bigger plans for them next year, hopefully I will remember my ideas. Hope you are having a good Valentines with the ones you care about the most or have plans to soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Valentines Day!

New Sun Spot

Our baby Grayson is over a year old now. He has his own personality, own language and way he communicates, and he has adopted many spots all over the house that are his. His newest spot is on a new storage unit in the office of our home.

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It may be the afternoon sun he likes… or watching the birds on the feeders on the tree outside this window… maybe its the little mat on the top… or the plants to hide in… but whatever it is, we now have a new spot to look for him, when we are searching for him. But wherever I find him I know I will get one of his cute little meows and he will let me cuddle him face to face. Love this boy!

Snow, Bird, whatever that was…

Our little Grayson hasย a few perches in the house that he loves to sit in. During each season he has different things to watch and he will use one perch more then others. Right now he loves this one as he can see many things. He has recently been enjoying the snow falling…

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Watching the birds fly from the tree right below this window or the chickens in the yard.

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And sometimes I am not sure what he is seeing, but it sure keeps his interest.

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Its entertaining watching him be entertained by all the things he sees. It’s also cute to hear him make little noises with different things he sees and watch him sometimes try to go after something, only realizing he can’t get it when his paw swipes the glass pane of the window. I think he is calmest though when he watches the snow… but I can’t blame him that’s when I am calmest too ๐Ÿ™‚

Wrapping all the way…

Traditions are important to every person I know or have come into contact with. Our traditions usually come from our families, but once you get married you usually come up with some of your own. One tradition hubby and I do is try to have all our gifts bought by Thanksgiving or the week after and then have them wrapped by this time each year. This year hubbys family was here right after thanksgiving so we sent all that side of the families gifts back with them last week (saves on postage). Usually the pups hang out with me while I wrap, and this year I had a little extra help…

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Its been a fun and interesting experience to have our first cat as a married couple. Our Grayson has his own crazy yet sweet personality and he is like a little kid… he has to be in the middle of whatever I do.

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I have been having to figure out how to wrap when he gets on the paper and decides to take a nap or use the paper as a scratching area….

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Even with something that could seem like an inconvenience I find myself finding it funny and hubby and I giggle at all his antics (except scratching the paper… that’s a bad habit to let start). So the tradition hubby and I started 8 years ago now has a new twist with Grayson in the mist and we have to be okay with things sometime take a little longer when he decided to “help” ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope your Christmas season has started out with traditions, old and new, people you care about, and memories that will last.

Happy Thanksgiving (Thankful day)

The USA celebrates Thanksgiving today… a day that originated when the pilgrims’ and the Indians put aside their differences to celebrate together and focus on the things they shared. Today I challenge us to focus on the positive, the good, and the things we have in common and to be grateful to celebrate those things.

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Today I am thankful for many things and am choosing to keep my focus and the focus on my life with what God has given me and how I can serve others, starting with my family ๐Ÿ™‚

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Today I am grateful for:

  1. My salvation in Christ- without it I would be a lost soul
  2. My husband- the person I rely on and love to be with
  3. My dogs and kitty- my sanity in a crazy world who always love me and are good for a smile
  4. My church- where I grown and learn and can be around like souls
  5. My family- esp. my mom and step-dad who are always willing to help
  6. My chickens- you can’t beat fresh eggs and their funny antics
  7. My home- its a safe and warm place to be and I always can’t wait to be home
  8. My garden- I love to grow my own food, can it, and freeze it
  9. My job- I don’t like all of it but at least I have the ability to have one
  10. Music- if you choose right it can feed your soul, calm you spirit, and change your perspective

I could go on and on, but I must get back to family and Thanksgiving in my home ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your having a blessed day!

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Heat Wave… hopefully waving bye bye

It is so hot again… so hot I want to crawl into an ice bath. On top of the heat our AC went out yesterday and it’s not fixed yet. To keep cool we have al the fans going, extra floor fans on, were going for rides with the boys in the car with the AC going, and opening widows around the house where the sun isn’t shining in to increase air flow.

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This evening it is finally cooling and Grayson has been finding a way to stay cool…

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He has loved hanging out in the windows. We have found him in different windows depending on the sun. I think its not only the air flow, but he has loved hearing and seeing different animals and bugs go by.

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They say the coming week we are supposed to be in the 80’s again so hopefully that will help. When you don’t have AC or a commodity like it… makes you very grateful for it. Praying its fixed soon. Hope the weather is nice in your neck of the woods ๐Ÿ™‚

Kitten Cuteness

Our kitten is such a joy and FUN! We have had such a good time with him and the dogs are enjoying his craziness too. They likeย  to watch him skitter all over the house and jump to and fro. What a crazy boy he can be…

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Christmas with him was a lot of fun… he added a new level of smiles. His favorite parts were running among the presents, playing with his stocking, checking out his new toys, and chilling on our tree skirt once all the presents were out of the way.

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My favorite part of having him is the snuggles. When he sleeps he melts my heart with all his little faces and poses with his little paws. And his purring oh my I just LOVE it… his motor just runs and runs and makes you feel happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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He is a happy boy and a joyful addition to our family ๐Ÿ™‚

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If I don’t get to write another post this yearย I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

Thought…

If a cat could be deep in thought I think this is what it would look like…

This is my friends cat (the cat of those precious kids you have seen in my posts). I just like the way the cat is looking out the window at the world. I wonder what he is thinking?

A friend loves at all time. – Proverbs 17:17