Monday, November 21, 2011

Scoop - We're Busy!

Caroline arrived on Saturday.  We were late getting to the airport due to traffic, so I don't have the beloved airport photo.  Damn.

Kids made her feel welcome, regardless.

Carter's birthday party was that evening.  Holy mess of a house.

Caroline and I tortured the birthday boy by wearing matching pjs upon their arrival back from playing at the sports complex nearby.

Doesn't he look happy?

The crew.

Sweet little brother Jack slept in the living room with the big boys.  It was a big step!

We girls hid out in our bedroom and snoozed by 9pm that evening.  Lainey Caroline had to have a hand on Caroline at all times.

With all the cursing and animosity he could muster, Blake retrieved the Christmas tree from the attic storage.  This looks normal, right?

And, our biggest piece of news........not to replace the best cat ever (RIP Batman).......but to share our love of the kittehs with someone new......we adopted a pet from the SPCA.

Jack would have been just as happy with the toys provided to the cats.

Meet Finn McMissle.  She's 11 weeks old and just about the cutest thing ever.  She wears makeup.  See?

Can you pick out which one is real? 

She's so, so tiny.

And, she loves Caroline the most. 

Ignore the red eye.  I don't have the time.
Been super busy with Subway art and Christmas card design.  Orders coming soon, peeps!

Off to Disneyland today to celebrate 37 years on this great green earth.  Staying overnight and then treating the kids to a harbor cruise looking at Christmas lights from the boat. 

We know how to party.

Miss yall!  I promise I'll get my head screwed on straight soon enough and get back to blogging. 

Oh, and if you're not connected to me on Facebook, don't miss this story:

She'll kill me for posting this, but I know it will warm your heart. Upon gathering kitty supplies, Caroline and I walked by what appeared to be 2 Marines, one in a wheel chair and his friend pushing a cart filled to the brim with daily essentials. We assumed he had returned from active duty, perhaps injured from it. My sweet sister bought him a $100 gift card and anonymously gave it to them as they paid. THAT, people, is the Christmas spirit!!!!! So proud to call her my sister.

My sister is a total bad ass. 
Yes, I can say that.


Dawn said...

Okay, I was all ready to laugh about how unhappy Carter looks in the photos and then read about Caroline and got all teared up. Your sister IS a bad ass. May she receive blessings back ten-fold! That really is what the spirit of Christmas is all about.

Loved your post. So glad I decided to get on and blog today. ;)

Monica said...

I'm not a fan of cats (I'm allergic), but the new kitten is ADORABLE. Love the matching PJs too! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a WONDERFUL time at Disney!

Pam Bowers said...

So glad your sister made it safe. Kitteh is adorable! Have fun at Disneyland. Happy birthday.

Brittny said...

Looks like everyone made Carter mad! You crack me up! Glad you all are having fun! I'm going to mail you a big picture of my face so you can hold it up with everyone on one of your excursions and it looks like I was able to go.

Kim said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!! What a way to celebrate, I hope you had a lot of fun with your Caroline and the kids. The new kitty is adorable! Have a great Thanksgiving, too :)

Impulsive Addict said...

I did see that post on fb and I think she's pretty awesome and generous.

I'm loving your cutie patootie kitty cat. And I love that L wore her heels to the SPCA.

Happy early birthday! Have fun!

Jodee said...

Love, love, love the matching PJs!

Congrats on your new furry family member! She is adorable!

Have fun at Disney!

Kelly Beatty said...

I love Caroline's white coat. Very cute. I busted out laughing at Blake trying to get the tree out. Then, Lucy started barking at me and I had to get off the computer. But, that was a good one.

Allyson and Dave said...

Yay for Caroline and the new kitty! I am sure you all are having a blast!! Sorry for my lack of comments recently. I am still here, I promise. I have just been reading blogs via a reader app on my phone and it does not allow me to comment. And there are just not enough hours in the day for me to get on the laptop at home. But I have been keeping up with the Starnes!! Ya'll are so much fun.

merrilee said...

I love that story about your sister....she is awesome! The new kitty is precious, but the name? Let me guess who named him???? Oh--and every man I know how to cuss while pulling out the Christmas stuff. I guess it just puts them into the Christmas spirit.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Happy Birthday! And Finn is adorable. And that's the best greeting ever.

FROGGITY! said...

Hope your birthday was PERFECT! You sure do know how to party, I agree. The kitty is so sweet. Everyone looks fabulous! Happy T-giving!

M.R. said...

That first pic is so cute!

and congrats on the new kitty- looks like a great new addition to the fam!

Wiz said...

Love the angry face. My son is two and I am convinced he will never be old enough to not think I am the greatest thing in the world. Dont tell me I am wrong! And I love the story about your sister. That is AWESOME!

Coco said...

Big news about the cat. Love the name.
Caroline rocks.

Merry Mack said...

Wow! A new member of the family! Big stuff. I thought Caroline was awesome before but now, there are no words... What a great family you have.