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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new tradition!!

So if you read my blog last year, you know I am into adding new traditions to our family during the holidays. Well I am happy to welcome a new one this year courtesy of my sweet mother-in-law!! She sent the kids an advent calendar with prizes for each day!

It's so cute - it has little drawers & everything. Since they live in New York & we don't get to see them as often, I thought this was such a good idea.

My plan is to post a picture of them with their daily prize every day, so hopefully I can stay on top of it.

Day 1: Chapstick!


Introducing....drum roll please..... CALI-CO!!! Meet the newest member of our family. That's right. A CAT! Who would have ever imagined the king of this castle would have allowed it??? Not me, I can assure you.

So here's how it happened. While we were on a visit to Cleburne, Jeff & I decided to load up the kids for a little trip to Lowe's to look at some new Christmas lights for the house. We pulled up and parked next to us was a Z-71 truck. When we hopped out of the car, we could hear frantic meowing, and after searching for a few seconds, we found this sweet little thing lodged in between the bed of the pickup and the gas tank. She was STUCK! Jeff & I both laid on our backs trying to get her out with no luck. After a few minutes of trying to coax her, pull, push, etc., Jeff hops up and says, "Well, let's go!" Ummm...are you SERIOUS?! I look at him and with Reese by my side as ammunition (it's the brown eyes) I say "I don't THINK SO buddy! We're not going ANYWHERE till we get that cat out!" So down he went on his back for another rescue session, and off I went inside to find the owner of the truck. To make a long story short (I'm not very good at that I realize), I come outside with the owner (who advised me to just shoot the cat..really dude?) to two young Lowes employees laying on their backs under the truck pushing and prodding...they were as determined as I was! So after about 20 minutes of this, out she came...the sweetest, most adorable little cat. We all just kind of looked at each other like, NOW WHAT? We couldn't just let her go right there in the middle of town!

Hence the new family member. Jeff said Reese & I "broke" him. Yep. Just like an untame horse, honey. You didn't stand a chance.