Summer Blessings

Shorts & hoodies


 Toy stations

One sweet little helper

This face

Art gifts

Walking with Him Wednesdays

Outdoor living area back in full swing

My girl, alive and well

Back to her front step all sunny day

These two,
for more than I can put into words

First sighting of our very own

Freedom of time

 Daddy love

Jesus playlists 

Gardening with pug on guard

Homeschooling flexibility


Adding her


Sprouting neighborhood friendships



A sweet morning greeter

Personal style

Grilling and gathering

Instructions at our bedroom doorstep
"Mom and Dad-
Go upstairs.
There are lots of things going on.
win great prizes by finding types of pets."
-around the box-
"Mom Dad here is a prize now"

Saturday morning cartoons

Sleepovers & huge stinky sandwiches

Reminders to remember


mingling with ming

She's bringing a lot of entertainment these days.

Yuki loves to play with her, and funny enough,
she seems to like playing with Yuki, too. 
Under Ming's terms only, of course.

It's so fun to watch them in the yard together.

Ming loves to entice Yuki...

for a good chase!

And after a good long day of THAT,
the two of you snuggle in for bed.

You are her boy.

And she is your girl. 


a forever cat

All the while, I was so sure that God was
making it most convenient for us to not have a cat.
Allowing us to foster, but seeing to it
that our two favorite cats, the mom and Nimble,
were spoken for from the start.

I guess this is what I get for teaching you
to petition God for whatever your heart desires.

Two days after we brought the mom cat and her kittens 
back to the shelter to have their baby-making parts removed
and be adopted, we decided to visit. 
You had been talking about the kittens a lot,
and I figured it would be good for you to see they were happy.

Much to our surprise, the mom cat
who was supposed to be adopted by her rescuer days before, 
was still there!

She was hiding under a cage in a room she wasn't supposed to be in, 
scared, hurting from surgery, and lost.
Sadly, she was probably searching for her kittens.

After we saw her, we talked with the staff about what had happened
only to learn that the rescuer never came for her!!!

My plan was to drive home, pray, sleep on a decision, 
and then go back and get her when I was in my right mind about it.

We went to the Jeep to call your Daddy for permission/advice.
He said that he was surprised we ever brought her back, 
and asked us not to wait...to please go inside and get our cat.

That was enough for me. 
We immediately adopted her and brought her home with us!

We named her Ming.

When I asked you if you thought that was a good name
you said, no.
Then you hopped off the couch saying,
"let me ask her".

You crouched down by her under the chair
and said, 
"would you like to be named Ming?"

You laughed in surprise and said,
"Yep! She likes Ming. That's her name, Mom."

Your just a little smitten with having your own real cat.

The two of you are back to being inseparable;
inside, outside, upstairs, down, watching movies
doing art... you even take her to bed with you.
She's pretty happy to be back in your arms.

We're all pretty happy to have our girl back.
Even Yuki.

This is the way you told the story for me to write today:

"We had to go to the cat's shelter to play with the kittens,
because they are so cuddly. 

Then I found my very first cat
and it was the Mom.
We got it, and now it sleeps with me.
It is my forever cat.
The End."


parting is such sweet sorrow...

Yesterday morning, we brought our half-grown kitties and their Mom
into the Humane Society where we fostered them out of.
It was their big day to be spade, neutered, and placed for adoption.

The gentleman who rescued them requested 

that he be allowed to adopt the Mom.
We were SO grateful to know that he would be 
picking her up and taking her to her new forever-home
just hours after her surgery.

Though, It was a bittersweet parting... 

I expected that you might struggle letting go of the kittens. 
But it was losing the Mom that really hurt. 

I was more surprised when even I squirt a couple of tears over her.
She made herself such a part of our lives these past 5 weeks.

We're happy for her to have a good place to go.

As of today, all the kittens are well, 
and on display in the kitty bungalow at the shelter 
awaiting their adoptive families. 

The following are the write-ups and some photographs we supplied them with
for posting information about each little fur-ball.

Their information will be removed from the adoption page
immediately after they are chosen by their new families. 

We will be keeping a close eye on them as we pray for 
their adoptions to come quickly! 


Boomer got his name early on. He’s tough and fearless. Before the other kittens from his litter were old enough to stunt, Boomer was climbing to the highest place he could climb and wildly jumping off. He’s entertaining, to say the least.
Boomer is the kitten who gets the most laughs. He is always the one in the back of the room giving the watchful eye for the human kitten cuddlers. He’s not quite yet ready to throw in the towel on all his youthful exploring for snuggling and baby talk. But he’s just SO fun to snuggle!


imble is, well… nimble. He’s quick, lively and agile. He’s sleek and graceful like a panther. Not to mention he is one BEAUTIFUL boy!He’s the life of the party, and he loves to check everything out.Nimble is SO friendly and sweet. He LOVES to play with people. His imagination is adorable. One minute he’s stalking a pretend mouse, and the next he is practicing his pounce all over a piece of lint. He’ll pause only for something shiny that makes a sound… oh, and for a little loving. He’s SUPER cuddly!


 Tufty is a kind and gentle kitten.  He’s cautious in nature and enjoys being cared for. He likes to have one-on-one attention, and is not a cat who will show off or hog the spot light. He humbly hangs back and lets his brother kittens be the center of attention.
ufty is calm and so fun to cuddle with. He really likes to be sung and talked to. He’s a sweet little fur ball of love!


 Crumpet is the sweetest, warmest, fuzziest little love bug. All he wants to do is snuggle, CLOSE. He is patient and tender hearted. When you hold him he will lean in and lay still for as long as you will have him. When he was a baby his Mama would call him and his siblings to nurse, and they would all go running to her, except for Crumpet. If he was snuggling with one of us he would completely ignore his meal. Crumpet would rather go hungry than leave a cuddling human.
 really is a special little treat!