Friday, May 21, 2010

That time again

my my, look at the time...time to blog...

Lot's have happened this last month...We sold my reliable and wonderful gas efficient Rav4 and got another reliable and not quite so gas efficient car, but still pretty good...Honda pilot. Mainly, the reason being is the Rav 4 was just not fitting our growing family any more.

So we sold the old car and bought the new used car on craiglist and both families that we had to interact with where surprisingly nice, considerate, and just like us... just folks living their life and trying not to get ripped off in the process of buying or selling a large item..

I enjoyed getting to know these families briefly and makes me wonder, how many more nice and down to earth people out there in my community that I haven't met? They didn't go to church, but that shouldn't be the only place to get to know people?...right? We did try getting a car from a dealership and that was not such a pleasant experience. In the end, we thought it wasn't the best place to find a reliable car and where people were completely honest....It's rather a long story.

I've pondered how deep and amazing God's forgiveness and mercy is and for the things I hear other people do and I gasp with disbelief or form my own opinion that I really want God's perspective on the whole deal and to not rely or settle for just what I think of something. It's just re-enforced to me how that I'm responsible for my life and how I life it and to remember that when I start to gasp. .....

Still waiting for spring to stay but hey....this variety in the weather can be kinda've nice, or I'll choose to enjoy it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Our NoooWeez

So our family did it.. We finally got a pet. We had been debating about dog or cat or cat or dog. We picked a cat cause we could leave a cat in the house for a weekend and have the damage of a cat would be less then a dog. So even with a possibility of Andy being allergic to one. We set out!

The Humane Society was having a special last weekend. 10$ for a pet and they come with shots and no baby making machines. So we decided to 'look' ..Well we told the kids we were looking cause we were planning on getting one bust just incase we couldn't find the right one ;)

The Humane Society building was actually very new and fresh with lots of natural lighting. and Lots and lots...I mean lots of cats. Cats were in the hall way in cages stacked neatly. Other cats were in large rooms that had TVs on with fountains and large food basins. Only some cat rooms smelled though, but the majority was very clean. There were just so many cats. A bit of a daunting task. I came with my list of requirements of course :)

1. Cat HAD to be short haired. This for Andy's and for shedding purposes
2. Cat had to be o the smaller side. As we both didn't want a walking 20 pounder
3. Cat HAD to be good with kids. Not scared or overly aggressive.

So after maybe a 1/2 hour of looking around. I spotted a tiny black kitty in one of the cages with another cat. The kitty seemed very energetic. So we asked to meet the kitty and it was brought into one of the meeting rooms with us. It loved the kids and loved playing with the little cords they'd drag along the floor. It wasn't even scared by my Caden who was so enthusiastic to play with it, he would smack the kitty with the toy :)

Kitty found. He fit everything we were looking for. He's small, weights just about 5 lbs and he's 8 months old so he won't get much bigger, short haired, and loves to play with kids great! So we took our cat home and named it Noowheez...that's how to say it. The story behind that is that is what Morgan first called all cats when she was learning how to talk.

Welcome to our home Noweez