Monday, June 29, 2009

I just started

a new blog. No, not for Petie. At least, Not yet. I have been asked to be a part of a design team for these new great digi stamp images that can be found here Sunshines stamps If you want a super cute image, go on over and check it out!! :)
My new blog is: this is where I will show you all what I have been working on...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I know this one

has been posted before, but today I was moving pictures from my laptop to the server down stairs.- You know the drill, need to free up room. OY.
anyhow, this picture makes me laugh every time I see it. I don't know which was worse, watching this infernal cat sneeze repeatedly, or kitty boogies on my lens. Tough one.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


the cat with chutzpa. the cat who thinks he's a dog. The cat who thinks he is a circus freak. (how ELSE would you 'splain the acrobatics??)
anyhoo, wanted to share something, to let you know that no matter what, somethings never change.
This s Petie as a kitten:

this is Petie as an adult:

see my point??

Monday, June 15, 2009

you know how some

thing never get old?? Well, Petie is one of them. I don't care how many times I see him literally dive into a box, it is STILL funny stuff!! Yet I digress.

The other day, I was in the laundry room, getting a fresh roll of paper towels for the kitchen. I tossed them up the steps and they landed on the floor by the table. (precisely where I wanted them to land). I went to see if Dana needed any help with the kids who were in the tub. My back was turned for literally 2 seconds. 2. (I think you all know where this is going) petie came out of NO WHERE. I mean NO WHERE and started attacking this particular roll. This fresh roll, you know what I mean, the one towel is still glued to the rest of the roll. Yup. No more fresh role of towels, compliments of petie. Bugger. Good thing he's cute.

I mean, seriously, those ears mean BUSINESS. Glad I am not that role. Of course, this will make dusting an interesting feat.

Does he understand, that this role will NOT fight back?? Does he have a clue? Well, let's think about this logically. His brain is the size of a walnut. 'Nuff said.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Mom made

these for Kimberly. Kimberly had a hard time dressing her barbies, and then she found a few dresses that mom made for me when I was younger. (Dork that I am, I have all my old barbies and their clothing) Anyhow, when I saw how much she played with those outfits, I asked mom to make some more for her, and she did.I am super excited about them, and Kimberly LOVES them. Now, almost all her barbies are not naked... (Ken is UBER pissed, but hey, whatev.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

today is supposed to

be another sunny day. (let's hope)
The fence has not dried out yet from all the rain, so I think it is going to be another day of no fence painting. At this rate, it will take me all summer to paint the fence. (oh well)
I want to find a place to pick cherries. I would love to make cherry preserves, or something like that. Since I am heading into jelly making season.... The blackberry bush that I cut back, in hopes to kill it, has come back bigger and stronger than I ever imagined. It is seriously holding up the hubs garage, and is now starting to grow INTO the garage. If anyone likes blackberries, please feel free to stop by with a bucket and pick until your heart is content. I will make jelly again this year, but will strain out the seeds. Nothing worse that seed riddled jam. blech.
I weeded out the gardens yesterday, and now today I am hoping to plant some of the seeds I started. The rain is good for something, right? lol Not real conducive to warming up the pool however....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just got back

from Cape may... man, we picked the most ROTTEN week to go, but we went anyhow. perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, but hey, it's the beach, how bad can it be, right? I mean, what is the shore with out a sand filled beds, a little sunburn and some taffy??? We went to the zoo, and went to the beach, went to our favorite place to dine, Mugs, and ate waaaaay to much. We went to our favorite bar, Carneys, well, ok not Carney's since they were not open for the season yet (babies), so we went to Cabanas. Drank waaaaaaay to much, but that was the beauty of having a room right on the main drag, you can stumble home. I am glad to be home, however. It was a busy time, and the kids were getting cranky toward the end, they wanted to either be on the beach (who can blame them) ot playing toys in the room (ugh, then WHAT is the point of vacation??)
Any how, we stopped at this pet store we go to each time we go, called the "waggin tail". ALMOST came home with another kitty. It was sooooooo cute, but common sense kicked in, telling me I did not want to listen to this critter howl for the better part of 2 1/2 hours.
going to share a few of my fave photos from the trip.
Ethan was so pleased that he could haul a bucket of water up on the beach...

every now and again, I take a picture I actually like... lol

try as he might, Alex just could not get this one to budge.

and this one... if it does not say "daddy's girl", I don't know what does. Disclaimer to any and all future suitors... her dad carries a big stick, and he is not afraid to use

and last, the whole fam...