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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Where I'm From

I'm from a deck of cards, from American Girl dolls, and CiCi's Pizza.
I am from rolly pollies on the front porch. (tiny and black, curling up in our small hands)
I am from the small avocado tree in the backyard, the junipers lining the driveway.
I am from opening presents on Christmas Eve, and the Ondrasek nose, from Andrew Donald and Susan Diane, and those loud Johnstons.
I am from summers at Memaw's, and roller skating birthday parties, from summer holidays in Conroe, and Thanksgiving in Coldspring.
I am from the stubborn and the tall, from "The Little Mermaid" tv show and "One Saturday Morning."
From, "Make a happy plate." and "Don't put a toe over that line.", from Nintendo 64 and Veggie Tales.
I am from saved by grace through Christ, our Lord; striving to bring him glory in all.
I'm from Houston, TX and Czech women, Memaw's macaroni, dump cake, and Nertz.
I am from black cats, small dogs, messy birds, fragile goldfish, and 5,000 hamsters.
From putting an entire jar of peanut butter in my little sister's hair to get the gum out and getting caught red handed by my mom in the bathroom, from mom working hard to give my sister and I a good life and rarely taking time for herself.
I am from the walls and shelves of 730 Cascade Creek, the yellow wicker stool in Memaw's playroom and the hutch in her dining room, from the bathtub turned playhouse in Grandma's bathroom, and the dining room table my parents bought when they were married in 1983.
I am from laughter, faith, God's mercy, and a loving family; I'm from Katy, TX and that will always be home.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Our New Addition

Peyton Jersey Thompson
born: July 20, 2011
adopted: September 1, 2011

Crockett and I have been thinking about adding to our clan for a few weeks and when he agreed to go to the shelter and look at dogs I knew I was in the clear. :) We spotted this little girl and knew we had to take her home. I've known for a while I wanted one more, a girl and now I have her. She has a pink sparkly collar and a pink bowl. I also hand stitched her a pillow to match.

They tell us she is a Shar Pei/Heeler mix, but there really is no telling. She is six weeks old and weighs 7.6 lbs. So far the boys are adapting well. They like to smell her and aren't sure what to do with her. She is a little killer though and bites them and grabs hold of their tails, growling. They have been pretty clingy and wanting more attention since she's been home. She sleeps and potties with a few bursts of energy here and there and that's about all. We're not looking forward to potty training, but that comes with the territory. We already love her so much. :)