Welcome! My name's Jennifer & I live a pretty furry life with a few critters that call my house home. I ramble a lot about my kids, my critters, trips we take & stuff that strikes me. I post a LOT of pics & my posts run all over the place. I try to stay consistent on when I post but sometimes life gets in the way. So, if you don't mind reading about different topics, with small lulls in between, then I hope you'll sit a spell.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekend Recap

This past weekend wasn't quite as busy as last weekend (which I realize I have yet to blog in detail about. Whoops!)

On Saturday, we went swimming at a new swimming hole, mainly b/c our normal swimming hole is quite the drive and there was a threat of rain/thunderstorms. We had hoped that by going to one a tad closer, it may afford us a little more swimming time. As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about and spent all day swimming. It did rain a couple of times, but no thunder was heard or lightening seen. We did get a few giggles out of the people that raced out of the water, soaking wet, to hide under the picnic pavilion or their cars. Seriously people? Were you afraid to get wet? LOL

On Sunday we had another great sermon on Christian Traditions.

We read Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all they work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

and Mark 2:23-27.

And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
And he said unto them: Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was ahungred, he, and they that were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiather the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man made for the sabbath.

And just a few of my notes, which may not make any sense, LOL:

Sabbath is Saturday.
Lord's day is Sunday.

Letter of the Law or Spirit of the Law.
1. Refocus your faith.
2. Replenish your spirit.
3. Refresh your mind.
4. Recoup your body.
5. Regroup your family.

Sunday after Church, we headed south for the Cabbage Patch Nursery:

Here's a teaser pic, but you'll have to wait for the detailed (well, as detailed
as I can get) post later on in the week. :-D

So not quite as action packed as last weekend but still just as memorable and enjoyable. :-)

(Just a quick note pertaining to the title of this "series", after consulting with my graphic designer (aka Mom), we've come to the conclusion that making a catchy graphic with the words "Weekend Recap" just can't be done. SO, a new name, along with a graphic is in the works. Not that anyone cares, just thought I'd mention it. :-D )

Friday, August 29, 2014

Furry Friday ~ Birds


This week's installment doesn't include my personal pictures but those that my very dear friend, Vanessa shared with me specifically for Furry Friday. And it's a good thing too b/c I was at a loss of what I'd share! LOL So thanks Sis! You saved my hide on my own blog! Haha

She took these pictures while on a fishing trip on Lake Texana and Guadalupe River. And she got some ah-MAZ-ing shots!





Thanks again for saving my hide Sis! LOL

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend Recap

This weekend was a whirlwind of activities and fun:

Princesses
Ice cold water
Italian food
A great sermon
and Awana's
just to name a few of the "highlights".

Friday evening I participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but you'll have to wait for the video for that......if blogger cooperates that is. :-)


Saturday was a day for Princesses.

Saturday morning, dresses, make-up and up-do's abounded.
A birthday party fit for a princess with tea and cupcakes and ballroom dancing.
(But you'll have to wait till another post for details.) :-D

Saturday evening was spent at one of my favorite restaurants, Provino's, for a birthday celebration (mine if you're asking :-D). John stayed home with the kids, so it was just me, Dad, my brother and one of their friends, Clyde. I was also surprised with a cake when I got home that John and McKayla made for me. <3

It may look like it belongs on Cake Wrecks, especially with the squiggles
and the candle wax drips but it's postively beautiful in MY eyes b/c
my husband baked it and my daughter decorated it. :-)

On Sunday we had a sermon on Traditions.....my phone wasn't cooperating with me, so I wasn't able to take notes. :-( but we read from Mark 2:18-28.

Sunday afternoon, my brother came by so HE could participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (that video will be forthcoming too).

Sunday evening, McKayla attended her first Awana class of the year......I think it'll be a good, fun year for her. This will be her first year in the "real" Awana class where she can participate in all the fun and crazy activities they do.

So there's my weekend recap. A few teasers and a few things that don't really warrant a post of their own but I still wanted to share.

Hope yours was a fantastic weekend full of fun and adventure!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Furry Friday ~ Making The Bed


This morning, while trying to make the bed, I encountered a very large problem. Making the bed on a normal day is a big undertaking in itself b/c it's such a big bed, which takes large covers and there's no just reaching across to fix and/or fluff, so I'm walking back and forth around the bed.

Add in a 120+ lb unmovable object and the bed making process turns into a feat of strength that only the likes of Paul Bunyan could weld.

Or.....

You do the best you can, covering the object with the blankets and then grabbing the camera to document the occasion (but also so you'd have something for your Furry Friday post). :-D









Guess I'll finish making the bed later........

(Feel free to join me on Furry Friday's with pictures of YOUR furry friends and they don't even have to be furry! They can be feathered or scaly or bald. Furry Friday's does not discriminate LOL Just link back to my Furry Friday's using the picture or just typing out my blog name. Hopefully I'll figure out how to do a Blog Hop soon! LOL)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Frazzled

This is me this week.

Between school, work, children's choir, Awana's, possibly gymnastics AND Girl Scouts, doctors appointments and scheduled maintenance for the Kia. Factor in regular housework; dishes, clothes (and the fact my washing machine crapped out the other day hasn't helped but it has since be fixed) and packing lunches, checking backpack, getting baths taken care of, dogs cared for and countless other things I can't think of right now.


Yeah, I'm a bit frazzled and this is just the first full week of school! 

Yikes.

I'm in trouble.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Call Me Maybe

I ran across this post on The Diaries of a Wimpy Mom blog and being a Mom, I could really relate and had to share.

Oh, and cause I'm a horrible blogger of late and can't seem to come up with my own material (well....that's not necessarily true, I do have a lot of material, just none "ready" to share LOL).

Anyway.

Enjoy!

Alright DIARY,

     These past few days I've been a little overwhelmed by kids. I thought I'd re-write Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" to something that is a bit more........fitting for moms.......(Here's the official video in case you need to get the tune in your head first. Good luck getting it OUT when you're done!)




I fell in love with a man,
So cute, and he had a tan,
Just sporting his black Ray Bans,
And now I have his babe.

A little intercourse leads,
To a hefty pregnancy,
Nine months of pure misery,
And now I have his babe.

Your lovin' got me, Long kiss, stole my heart key.
Now I am a mommy,
Where you think you're goin, baby?

Hey, I just met you.
And this is crazy.
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

Hey, I just met you.
And this is CRAZY,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

It's hard to function, and I'm cranky,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

Hey, I just met you.
And this is CRAZY,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

And all the other moms,
Will wish they were me,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

Sixteen months passed and you know,
It was a pretty big blow,
We just forgot birth control,
And now I have two babes.

Two little kids in two years,
Can lead me to so many tears,
And reconfirm all your fears,
And now I have two babes.

Their lovin' got me, soft skin, nice and squishy,
Yes, I am their mommy,
Holy cow I have two babies?

Hey, I just met you.
And this is CRAZY.
My kids won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

It's hard to function, and I'm cranky,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

And all the other moms,
Will wish they were me,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

Before they came into my life,
I had some money,
I had some money,
I had some mon-mon-ey.

Before they came into my life,
I had some money,
And my sanity,
Oh yes, my sanity.

It's hard to think that,
I wasn't insane,
My kids don't sleep well,
Please take my babies.

Hey I just met you,
And this is CRAZY,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

It's hard to function, and I'm cranky,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

And all the other moms,
Will wish they were me,
My kid won't sleep well,
Please take my baby.

Before they came into my life,
I had some money,
I had some money,
I had some mon-mon-ey.

Before they came came into my life,
I had some money,
And my sanity,
Oh yes, my sanity.

So, want my babies?

(Just for a night. I'll miss them if it's any longer.......)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Furry Friday ~ Katie


Vanessa, who commissioned the graphite portrait of Rio for me, has been truly amazing and gifted me with another graphite portrait, this time of Katie. <3

Of course, I have to pick a picture I want Catherine to do, which is easier said than done. Haha

This picture has always been my favorite of her. I love the paws crossed, the head tilt and the fact that she actually has her ears perked up. My only "issue" with this picture is that her eyes are closed. In a way it adds to the overall picture but I want to see those beautiful eyes. 


So, I proceeded to take pictures of Katie the other day, in hopes of getting one that would be perfect for the graphite portrait:








As you can tell, she wasn't very cooperative and probably wondered why Mom kept pointing the flashy thingy in her face....especially when she was trying to sleep.

I like each picture, for different reasons, but none seemed suitable for the graphite portrait. Maybe b/c I was trying to hard.

I ended up asking Catherine if it was possible to use my favorite picture but draw her with her eyes open. I wasn't too hopeful, not knowing the process but she told me that it wouldn't be a problem, I just needed to send her several pictures of Katie that really show her eyes.

So come September, I'll get my wish. I'll have my favorite picture of Katie turned into a graphite portrait, with the added bonus of seeing her beautiful eyes.


I'm beyond thrilled to have this gift. Vanessa will never realize how much this means to me. Katie has been a constant in my life and knowing that she's aging and it's showing is killing me. Knowing that I'll have this portrait long after she's gone, is a gift I'll cherish for always. I'm also glad she had me take pictures of Katie, b/c now I'll have those too.

Thanks Sis. <3
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about my adventures! Hope to see you next time. :-)