Thursday, December 17, 2009

a tree tradition

It's tradition for us to go with our friends, the Browns, to a certain tree farm in a neighboring town and pick out trees. This year we went with our friends (and brought our friends, the Dawsons, little boy with us), but we decided against getting a tree. We figured no one was coming over for Christmas and we still don't have our kids, so why bother?Well it turns out Nick's dad & sister will be coming over Christmas day. :) I asked my co-worker if I could borrow the foot tall half tree she has in our office over the Christmas weekend. She laughed and said she had a small pre-lit tree we could borrow instead. Her and her husband went to Walmart that night and she ended up buying a cute 3 ft pre-lit tree for us as an early Christmas present. It's just perfect!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Kutie" and her procedure

We heard from "Kutie's" parents last night and the doctors were unable to perform the procedure. They used a catheter to get to her heart but found that, in the artery they were going to repair, there is an aneurism. "Kutie" will have to have open heart surgery in the next couple weeks. Please keep her and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Monday, December 14, 2009

a prayer request

Our good friends the Browns, who are like family, have a 19 month old daughter. We'll call her "Kutie", because well, she is a CUTIE! "Kutie" was diagnosed last week with four heart problems. One of the problems is that she has a valve that is too narrow and isn't growing with her. The other three issues are things the doctors will just have to keep an eye on. Tomorrow morning, "Kutie" will be undergoing a procedure to try to widen the valve. Please keep "Kutie", her parents, and her doctors in your prayers. Please pray that the procedure goes smoothly, is effective, and that she'll recover quickly. I'll post an update on how the procedure went in the next couple days.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

cute kitten clip

I don't really like cats... I would almost say I hate cats - sorry to all you cat lovers! The fact that I'm severly allergic to them is a big factor. I'm a dog person, through and through. Today I found the except...I was sent this clip at work and the kitten is just precious!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


It's been so cold these past few days, so I finally bought myself a pair of slippers. Nick hates them. He thinks they are old lady slippers, but I don't care. They're warm and comfy. That's all that matters. :)(yup, that's adoption paperwork... but only a small fraction of it)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

just a quick rave

Now that we should have a baby in the house soon (we pray!), we're going to have to start finding some him clothing. Growing up we would shop at thrift stores, but I admit I never have in my adult life. Boy have I been missing out! Today I had to go to the bank for some work-related business and on my way back I passed a Value Village. I decided, on a whim, to turn in and check it out. I was there for only a few minutes, but I left with 3 adorable like-new outfits, and it only cost $8.71! Yay for thrift stores!