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Public Service Announcement: Temporary Kitty needs a home

8/20/2007 Category :General 1

If anyone in the area wants a cat/knows someone who wants a cat/knows someone who knows someone who wants a cat…you get the idea. I took in a stray about a month ago, we’ve been calling her temporary kitty. I wasn’t able to find her owners and have so far been unsuccessful in trying to find her a home on my own. I really don’t want to take her to a shelter and then not know what happens to her, but we can not keep her. With Brenden, the two dogs and the cats, we just can’t have any more animals. Especially since she hates the dogs and they want to play with her.
She has her claws in, has long hair is litter box trained, and is really sweet. She eats a lot because she was too skinny and underfed when she came to us. So if you can help us find her a good home, that’s be great! Below are some badly taken picts.



I love the 80’s

8/20/2007 Category :General 2

My friend Kelli sent me this link to a 80’s lyric quiz. It provides a line from a song and you have to fill in the missing lyric from the line. It was so much fun, I thought I’d share. I did really well on it!



8/17/2007 Category :General 1

Two people have commented that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ll write more soon and I’m working on a Brenden movie, but for now, what you really want is pictures of Brenden, so here they are!





8/1/2007 Category :General 3

Before we got our digital camera, Patrick had an elph camera that took special advantage film. We haven’t used the camera in about 5 years. Or so I thought. I realized the other day that the roll of film that was in the camera needed to be developed so I took it in. I had no idea what was on it.We got the pictures the other day and it turns out we’d used the camera in the hospital when Brenden was born because our digital one was getting repaired. I thought it was funny that we got these pictures back the day that two sets of friends told us they were having babies.

Thought it might be fun to share a couple of shots from the hospital and one from Brenden’s first day home. Compare that stranger to Brenden in the pictures in the previous post.




15 Month Checkup

8/1/2007 Category :General 3

The Stats:
Height-33 1/4 inches 94%
Weight-23.8 lbs 34%
head-19 1/4 inches 90%

Overall the doctor said Brenden looked great. I got a little worried when the doctor listened to his heart because he was checking it from more angles and for a longer time than normal. Turns out he heard a faint heart murmer, but said it sounded innocent. He said that a cardiologist would say that 100% of babies have them at some point and we only need to worry if it sounds different next time, otherwise, no problem.

He suggested having Brenden screened by ECI (early childhood intervention) to see if there is any physical therapy they would recommend to keep him from falling behind on his fine motor skills. He suggested this not because he thought Brenden was already behind, but mearly as a preventative measure because of his hand. He said they may say we don’t need to do anything though. So we will look into that.

Then Brenden got his 3 shots. He’d been happy and playing and laughing the whole time we were there and in one instant his little heart broke.

Here are a few pictures from last week and today.


Showing off that he can climb into the chair now.


Asleep in the car after a long morning or a busy weekend.


This morning in the doctor’s office-his mission was to rearrange all the furniture and he would not let me take his milk cup off the chair.


He likes to pretend this toy is a vacuum cleaner. At least that is what I always think he is doing because he runs it back and forth and right up the furniture like I do the vacuum.