Meet Frankie!

10153794_10153365646648363_7370507212575566158_nWe welcomed a new little bundle of joy into our lives last weekend. It’s a boy and his name is Frankie. He’s the cutest, most adorable ball of fur I’ve ever seen. I’ve always been a cat lover (dog lover too).

Growing up, we always had a cat or 5 hanging around our property or in the house. Not only are cats both soothing and wisdom holding but they are so adorable and absolutely silly. Unfortunately, the last few places we’ve lived, we haven’t been able to have a pet. Maybe that’s it. The cat-maternal instinct deep inside me was in overdrive seeing all my social media pals flashing their beloved pets in my face. I was definitely the definition of the term “jealous much.”

All that has since dissipated now that I have transitioned into the full swing of everything cat. PetSmart and Petco are my favorite places to go and don’t be ‘a judgin’ if you see me walking Frankie on a leash sometime this summer.

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9th Day Of Christmas: Baby’s 1st Christmas

Channing’s sister Savanna and her husband Louie welcomed a new baby girl into the family this past October. She’s such a tiny little sweetheart and she’s already brought a lot of joy into the world in the few short months we’ve known her!

Last night, Channing and I stopped over at their house to give them baby Evy’s first Christmas ornament. I searched high and low to find something that would be just perfect. Believe it or not, it’s not that easy to find a nice “Baby’s 1st Christmas” ornament around here that will last for years and years.

IMG_7976I happened to be in Grand Forks a couple weeks ago and stopped at Hallmark (praise the Lord!) and they had a pretty decent selection of 1st Christmas ornaments. I know that Savanna loves to read to Evy so I decided to get the one you see to the right. Luckily, I was able to find the matching book in town at Target too; “On the Night You Were Born.”

I had to read the book before I gave it to them. It made me a little teary-eyed reading it and thinking about when Channing and I decide to have kids and how life as we know it will change, how we will feel. How Savanna and Louie must have felt once Evy was born. How our parents felt and how their parents felt. Babies…children; they really are little miracles and once they step foot into our world, life never is the same.

“On the night you were born, the moon shone with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.’ Because there had never been anyone like you…ever in the world.” ~Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born)

If you’d like to purchase this book or ornament for a new baby in your family or just because, both can be found on amazon.com.