Sunday, December 16, 2007

Out of Sorts

This week has been a wild one. We spent about three nights with my folks (thank God they had electricity!) and since I work at an electric cooperative I've been working a lot of extra hours. I am so proud of Payton. She has done really well with the change in routine and really enjoyed being out at my mom's for several evenings. We were so blessed to have a family member that still had power (90% of the county was without electricity).

We did add a new little member to our family. Our babysitter had several kittens and they found one that was perfect for Payton. It loves to be held and seems to be pretty good with the kids (I'm actually suprised it hasn't been squeezed to death yet!). We asked Payton what she would like to name the kitten and after many responses of "kitty" she finally said "Thomas!". (We figured the name would either be Thomas or choo choo train since those are her favorite things :) I must say I have already fallen in love with this cat.....he curls up by me when I go to sleep and just purrrrs and purrrs.

I will say I think I have pulled out of the latest slump and seem to be back to myself. It seems a lot of us bloggers have had some rough times lately. Seems like we're all ready to ring in the new year!!


Every minute counts.... said...

I have been worried about you guys! We got mostly rain when you got the ice. Now we have snow on top of it...not so bad with snow...terrible with ice! Glad to hear your mom still had power though!!!

Can't wait to see pics of the new addition!!!


camille said...

Hey there, is that old navy hat Payton is wearing? Because it looks just like the one I got for Connor, except his is in shades of blue! So cute, they're matchy matchy :)
Glad your mom has electricity and you can go be with them! That is such a blessing. Hope the rest of the weekend is good and that you get power back soon. Take care :)

Tara said...

Yes! It is Old Navy :) Man, if we had pics of them sitting next to each other with their hats on they'd look like twins.

Penny said...

I am glad you all are ok. I was wiondering if you were affected. Glad to hear you have power now.

Michelle, Tim, Aidan & Ari said...

So sorry it's been crazy for you guys. Payton must love her new kitty, Ari loves animals too! She tried hugging Aidan's fish once! Wishing you guys a peaceful, fun, happy and healthy week ahead!

Mandi Miller said...

Hey there! So good to see an update..sorry about the other blog problems! We're snowed in with 7 inches of snow! Did you get any of that?

GLad your are feeling more up to your self. We'll be praying for you here!

Heather said...

What a cute little kitten! I saw his picture with Payton on your side bar!Perfect name too :) Caleb has been known for his love squeeze. Especially when he was younger. :) I still have to pry him off the dogs. Glad things are getting back to normal,and so glad Payton got through the change okay.

Nancy said...

Here's hoping for less ice for you and less water for us! This fall has been WILD so far!

I'm right along with you with being ready to ring in 2008.


Gina said...

Hi there! Love your blog. Payton and Koen are so adorable. Congrats on the new addition-kittens are so cute.

Connie and Jerry said...

Hi, Tara.
That's great you had electricity. Funny how tough it is to be without it for more than a day. We are wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a fabulous new year!
Connie, Lauren and Family