Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Makeovers by Sammy with the Musical Vanity

Thanks Grace, Ingrid and Gretchen! The kids love their new hats and mittens!

Sammy can sure Hula! Maybe over the vacation she can teach me how!

Maisie needs a little practice.
Look at that haul!

All ready for Christmas Eve at the Thornton House in Troy. We had the best time!
We hope you have a Merry Christmas. Here is a little overview of the great day we had. It was a fabulous day and we hope you enjoy yours as well!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


After having her heart broken Sammy is ready to love again! I surprised Sam with a pair of Rex Rats from the pet store (not the basement) Wed after school. They are girls and have been named Winie (short for Winfield) and Yatzee. Winie is the gray one with the white stripe on her nose. She has a great temperment and comes to us when we speak sweetly to her. Yatzee has black markings on her face and back. She needs a little more time to get used to us. She is still biting and is a little scared of the kids. We are giving her some space for now but hope she'll come around soon.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sad News

Today Sam's pet rat Rizzo died. She is really upset, she loved him very much. Last night during her birthday party sleepover, the girls went up to give him a treat and he was curled up in a ball and struggling to breath. He died this afternoon.

Sam isn't ready to talk about it with anyone but we thought we should let everyone know. Lisa

"Bye Rizzo, you were a good pet, even if your tail smelled bad" love Maisie

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day!

First big snow! All in all about 8 inches of snow. It's nice and warm and great packing snow but way too heavy to shovel, I worked in 3 one hour blocks and barely made a dent in it. We need a plow!!!

Day With Friends

Happy Birthday Emma!

Main Street Our Town

Here are a few more pictures from our day on Sunday. I will give Jenn credit for all of these great pics. You can tell we didn't take them, for the first time John and I can be seen!