29 January 2013

Happy 8th Birthday, Jazzy Jazmine!

My sweet kitten is getting more and more affectionate every day, and enjoys going outside in the screened pergola even when it's cold outside. Her favorite spots are on top of the fireplace and on top of the fridge - or in my lap. She still doesn't like to be picked up but is doing a better job tolerating it. If left unlocked, she will dumpster dive for leftovers. She also believes ear plus on strings must DIE!

But the best part is, Jazzy has lost almost FOUR pounds in the last year. She's finally down below 9lbs and I am so proud of her!

13 January 2013

What to do when the mercury drops?

I believe the high today was 7°F. What to do?



Cardboard boxes are a 4yr old's best friend when it's too cold to go outside.

07 January 2013


When I was in high school, I absolutely loved this song. I promised myself that, where I ever blessed with a child, that this would be his or her lullaby.

In 2008, I was blessed with a little boy, and started singing him this lullaby.

Tonight, he asked if he could sing it to me all by himself.

And my heart was filled with joy over this simple act.

I love you, Aidan Ryan, my fiery little king.