Josh, Kelly, Everett, Emery, Atticus & Boo

Follow our day to day life through marriage, work, raising twins, and so much more. This is our Life As We Know It...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

An Addition to the Widener Family

And it's not a baby ;)....Over the last month or so Josh and I had been talking about maybe looking into getting a cat for Atticus. Great Pyrenees are known to love cats and any time Atticus has the chance to be around one he just LOVES it! Plus we were hoping this would keep him company when we are away, thus detereing him from destroying our house. The only thing holding me back was the simple fact that it is a cat. I'm not a cat person, have never owned a cat, and have never understood why someone would want a creature that is so snotty and unpersonable.

So a few weeks ago I was looking online at at different cats and quickly realized that since I knew nothing at cats, looking at a bunch of pictures of different kinds was going to do me no good. So I emailed the people we got Atticus from to ask them what kind of cats are good for Great Pyrenees. Well, not but 5 mins. later I walked outside to find a cat hiding in one of our bushes. Well of course Atticus went straight to it and wanted to kiss it. Now if you've seen Atticus you'd know that many humans are afraid of him because he's so big, let alone a lost cat. So they smell each other and the cat hisses and hides. So after a while I take Atticus inside where he proceeds to lay at the back door for an hour crying. Like I said, he loves cats! So of course this annoys the crap out of me, so we go back outside to see if it's still there and he is. So I get it some milk to see if maybe it's hungry and he wolfed it down. Clearly hadn't eaten in days. Then we head back inside. A few hours go by and I open the door to let Atticus out and as soon as I do the cat comes running inside. So my first thought is "what the heck do I do with this cat inside." Of course Atticus is loving it and following him every where. I go sit at my computer and figure I'd let them get aquainted. All of a sudden the cat jumped in my lap, curled into a ball, and fell asleep.

So I'm sure you've all figured it out by now, we now have a 9/10 month old baby cat named Boo. He's adjusted to the Widener house well. Now I have Atticus and Boo follow me all around the house. Boo oves to cuddle and loves to where ever we are. He is like no cat I've ever been around before. He still occasionally has moments where he plays a little too rough, but he is a kitten. I'm adjusting more each day to the idea of having a cat around the house. And of course Atticus is in heaven. They are buddies! More and more lately I'll find them together cuddling. So I guess as my mother-in-law put it, Josh and I manifested our cat. :) No but for real, I guess the Lord sent Atticus his own little buddy.

Here are some picts.This was when I first let him in and he fell asleep on my lap!

Atticus looks like he's found a treasure! This was the first few hours.

Boo was sweet to Atticus after his surgery and wanted to cuddle.

I found them like this on the couch yesterday, they were both asleep until I got the camera out!

Monday, July 6, 2009



My firsts...

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
Adam Haag

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
A martini on my 21st birthday with my parents! Guess that's why martini's are still one of my favs!

4. What was your FIRST job?

5. What was your FIRST car?
Honda Accord...only lasted a few months before i ruined it and almost killed one of my best friends..dumb kids

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
Josh :)

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?
Atticus..does that count?

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?
Mrs. Fowler! I loved her!

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?
St.Louis to visit family

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?
Emily Pierce...occasionally on facebook

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over?

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today?

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
Stephanie Crosby's

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
Checked on Atticus knee

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
Jars of Clay

16. FIRST tattoo?
Don't have one and won't ever have one

17. FIRST piercing?
My ears when i was 8

18. FIRST foreign country you've been to?
Mexico, for a mission trip

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
No idea

20. When was your FIRST detention?
Some time in middle school

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?
Jo Israel..we had a such a blast

23. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
Umm...ballroom dancing

24. Did you marry the FIRST person to ask for your hand in marriage?

25. What was the first sport that you were involved in?

26. What were the first lessons you ever took?
Ballet..i miss it

27. What is the first thing you do when you get home?
Love on Atticus, put on my tennis shoes and take him for a walk

28. Who do you think will be the next person to post this?
Probably nobody

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Counting the Days...

Till summer is here! It seems that lately I have the daily thought of...I'm not sure I can make it one more day...But..some how I still wake up at 6:00 and go to work everyday.

This year has just been so different then any other I've had. It's come with many ups and downs. Today, when a few different kids in my class told another student that it was time he went and talked to somebody about his "issues" I knew that I hadn't lost my mind. If an eight year old can say that to another eight year old, then it must be that bad.

Anyways...needless to say I'm counting the days to summer...