Monday, July 28, 2014

Our New Little Friend

After almost two months of living in the country, we had been contemplating whether we would acquire any animals. When, how many, what kind. I'm not quite ready to turn this place into a farm, but a pet or two would be nice. The boys have been asking/begging for a pet on and off for the last year or so, and we figured it was almost time. Tyson is still somewhat leery of dogs, and they have asked for a cat, guinea pig, hamster, or rabbit.

We're total cat people, by the way. We had to give away our two cats of eight years when Miles was born because one of them did not adjust well to a second child. And let's face it, we were both stressed out, and two cats seemed like too much when caring for a baby and a toddler. Sad, but that was four years ago.

Anyway, one evening last week this kitty appeared in our yard, and after taking a little while getting acquainted, we're happy to call him our new (outdoor) pet friend.

Biscuit the Cat

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nature Pretties

A couple nights ago just before sunset, I grabbed my camera and biked down our lane and a little ways down the road. It was peaceful and quiet, just a perfect summer evening in the country. Here's what I came across...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July 2014

This year for the 4th of July we went to my hometown where they have a big town-wide celebration. We had a great time with family... beautiful weather, great food, fun, and fantastic fireworks! We are covered in bug bites and were pretty exhausted the next day (as evidenced by the last snapshot below), but who cares?

I didn't do a great job with my camera, but here are a few pictures that I managed to snap that day.

My great-uncle's truck that was entered in the annual car show

Country Living, Part 2

I've finally started decorating at the new house, and that's been fun. We still have unpacked boxes in the basement, and the garage is a disaster, but we're not in a big hurry to work on those. The good news is it feels like HOME here now and we are really enjoying it! And gradually crossing little projects and tasks off the ole' to do list always feels good, too.

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