Wrangling…

Since we got our Christmas tree I have been trying to get all the boys in front of it at one time to get a picture. Usually the two boys will be laying in front of it…

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Or the cat… but not usually all three. But if they are all in the vicinity, by the time I get my camera, one of them is moving…

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But today I must have been on my game and it may have helped I was giving them their treats for the day and they all sat still just long enough for this picture…

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But as soon as Grayson got his treat he was gone off to play. Its tough wrangling a cat (you know what I mean if you have one). Once they had their treats I made a treat for hubby and I…. some yummy gluten free cinnamon rolls.

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They turned out pretty good for me doing them this way, I know they aren’t that beautiful but they taste a lot better then they look. It didn’t involve any yeast as I didn’t have the time to let them rise, etc. They will make a different yummy breakfast or mid day snack like today.  Hope you will treat yourself to something special this week that will make you smile.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!

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I can not believe it is already 2017…. 2016 went by so very quickly. So much happened I can’t even remember it all. Our boys seemed to have a good year (at least that is what they told us 😉 )

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For Christmas the two pups got new bowties and Grayson already had his from before Christmas. So for new years they wanted to show off and wish you all a blessed, safe, and unified 2017.

From our family to yours:

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Merry Belated Christmas 2016…

Merry Christmas… a few days late… sorry was pretty busy, but I was thinking of all of my readers.

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I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and enjoyed time with people you care about.

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We had a nice day of Church, family, presents, and very good food.

The boys patiently waited to open their gifts…

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And then fell asleep on their new toys…

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It was a sweet moment.

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Overall it was a blessed Christmas celebrating our Lord and Saviors birthday!

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:10-11

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” 🙂

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

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 🙂

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 like  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 🙂

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He is a happy boy and a joyful addition to our family 🙂

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

After and Between…

It’s a couple days after Christmas and a few days until the new year. In our house that is recoup time between the holidays. Our Christmas was nice and the kitten had a great but tiring first Christmas and is currently fast asleep…

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Chase on the other hand humored me earlier today and put on the ‘Grinch who stole Christmas’ antlers and looks just like the Grinch’s dog Max…What a CUTIE!

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Speaking of cute can’t miss a kitten in Santa pants 😉

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Anyways, I hope all my readers had a very blessed Christmas and are ready for 2016 🙂

 

 

 

Merry Christmas…

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Child is given… and he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.              (Isaiah 9: 6)

The cat is ready at the tree…

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And the dogs are poised to celebrate 🙂

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From our family to yours we wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas with many blessings. 🙂

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I have been avoiding my blog for a couple weeks because I had a happy surprise and I couldn’t post about yet. Why you may ask?? Because my mom reads my blog and I hadn’t told her yet and I wanted it to be a surprise for her and my step dad as well. So my thankful post this year starts with this… WE GOT A KITTEN!!!!!!

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He is a 3 month old American shorthair and is only 2 1/2lbs. We named him Grayson Gabriel…

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He is so perfect for our little family. It took the dogs a few days to accept him and about a week and a half to get used to him being part of the family… but after 2 weeks we have peace in the house and are having so much FUN!

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Hubby and I joked when we were going through infertility treatments that if we didn’t have a baby in 5 years we would get a kitten… over 5 years later the running joke became a reality and here is the kitten…

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Its a little taste of a baby as we get up with him, have learned his different “meows” and what they mean, have to baby him, get him special food, spend extra time with him, comfort him, and oh he is such a snuggle bug… I just love to snuggle with him.

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And he is so funny. After thanksgiving dinner where he got some special wet kitten food he passed out in the sun. It was so funny 🙂

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And he LOVES his new hide out box, but hasn’t quite figured out to get his tushy in to really be hidden 😉

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I just love to have him snuggled in my arm. He is just so cute so I am sure there will be many posts to come that include him.

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I am also thankful this year for my boys and the good big brothers they are being. Chase even shared some thanksgiving goodies with Grayson…

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I am thankful my mom and stepdad got to meet Grayson and LOVED him and that hubby and I got to spend a happy thanksgiving day together with my mom and stepdad and all our animals that now total 19 chickens, 2 dogs, and a kitten 🙂

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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

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