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In this life we can not always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.." :) Mother Teresa

Prayer Quote

“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis


I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pole Cat part 2

I wrote about our sweet kitty's dilemma here.

Well, today, at 12:00 noon, 54 hours after going up that pole, the nice Utility man came to rescue him.
He took a picture and joked about being told he could call the news reporters if he wanted to. LOL
He said he always wanted to save a cat off of a pole.... and then, our little kitty put his foot onto the wire once again, like he had been doing for 2 plus days, and slipped. He FELL 25 feet, got up and walked over to us!  He was VERY hungry and tired and VERY happy to be off that pole! LOL
He was not hurt.  The electric man said, "Wow, Cats really do have 9 lives!"
So he is safe and we have some very happy girls.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Truman The Big Guy!

Isn't he just precious!

Pole Cat

Well, Wally (aka Cloud Paw) has gotten himself into a real fix!  We heard him meowing yesterday morning and couldn't find him.  When we got home from Church, we followed his meows, but it took a while to actually LOCATE him.

Here he is:

He is sitting on top of our neighbor's TELEPHONE POLE!  My guess is he is 20 feet off the ground.   He tries to get down, but is too scared.
I have a call into our County Animal Control to see if they can help.  My guess is if he gets hungry enough, he'll most likely come down on his own.  Of course Anna is VERY worried about him.
We put his food dish out and he mowed loudly as he watched Bob the other cat eat his food.

Poor Kitty! 
Of course, the birds are sitting on the other telephone pole enjoying the show!  For a while there was a whole row of them staring at him.  Mike said, they were selling tickets.  :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Anna's 12th Birthday Part 4

She asked for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake.... YUM!

Anna's 12th Birthday Part 3

Ok, here we are at the finish Almost...... we are having cheese cake tonight. :)

Found it!

So what is it!

Overall, a way cool morning, relaxing and enjoying the game.

It is amazing how just a simple fun clue hunt can make a birthday last for hours! :)

Anna's 12th Birthday Part 2

and then she got another clue!

Now this clue really stumped her! Woody and Jessie know, but they didn't say a word!

So she decided to take a break and the girls played with the new barbie dresses and new barbie doll for a while.... while she thought about that clue.

And then after a long break, she went back to hunting and thinking....... there are a lot of different stoves. She knows that it isn't the one with the fire in it! :)
She found her  clue and headed out to Daddy. He in turn gave her the LAST CLUE!

to be continued! :)

Today is Anna's 12th Birthday!

I cannot believe the little girl who woke up at 5 years of age on her first morning home, declaring "I have no idea what I'm going to wear today!" and introducing us to the delightful world of raising girls, is now 12.  TWELVE!!!!! WOW!  She has grown up from the tiny little girl we brought home so long ago.

So, our day began with the very first clue. :)  The girlies LOVE to read mystery books with all sorts of clues.  Today, we made things a little harder since Anna is getting older.    She said she wanted it to be tough.... so here were her clues:

To be continued......

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend part 4

This is dedicated to Baby Charlie....who is 16 months old now.

  We were so happy to see busy little boy hands today.  We adore our little grandsons.
We have 2 more grandsons on the East Coast that we were very much missing today.  We look forward to seeing them in the future.

We hope you all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Weekend Part 3

Timothy and Emily and Joey and Christopher came over along with Marcus and Ivy and William and Charlie....and it was a boy filled evening!

 The boys really concentrated for about 5 minutes. :)

Thanksgiving Weekend Part 2

 The girlies are becoming really great at decorating!
 Erika did the front door
 Anna busy at work with the sides
 Sarah doing the back door

 Putting on the finishing touches

 The Finished Product
It sure does look good!  We'll see how long it lasts! :)

The grandsons have not come over yet. I think "Black Friday" is still in full swing. :)

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