Friday, July 17, 2015

Lazy Days...

With the recent heat advisory we seem to be under, every single day, combine with me working from home over the summer, we have had some extremely lazy days.

All three hooligans just love sitting with mom, but there has been a little bit of cabin fever and tensions developing in the house.  It seems like Kya likes to play kitty police.  Ken thinks she is quite good at it, but still, tensions are high.  Hurry up Fall!

Kya is never very far from me while I am working.

Angel sleeps best when she utilizes her tail.  If you got it, use it, right?

Theodore gets my vote for Associate of the Month.  Look at how cute he is working on the laptop!

I know they are fur children, but I really do enjoy spending the days with them, even if I repeatedly say things like, "that is not how we behave in this house" or "You are not in charge of the cats, Kya!"  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Fox...

I am a huge animal lover, huge! I often name the wild animals that appear at our house.  We have had Francis the Fox, Chester the Chipmunk, The Robinsons the Rabbits, and many, many more.  Basically, I love animals.

You can imagine how excited I was today when I was working on my laptop in our hearth room and I saw a fox appear outside our fence in the backyard.  I squealed, I was trying to taking pictures, and was just oh so excited!

I was trying to text Ken a picture of Francis the Fox, when suddenly Francis's lady friend appeared!  I was screaming and managed to get a picture of the lady friend.

I called Ken and told him about my siting and he thought it was so cool that I saw Francis and his lady friend and that I was so excited.

I text him a few pictures after I hung up with him.  A few minutes later, Ken called me back.  He told me that he was very sorry, he was calling with bad news.  Apparently the fox, was not a fox.

That's right, the "fox" and the "lady friend" were both actually coyotes.


What I thought was Francis the Fox, but actually is Mr. Coyote

You can see how concerned Kya is that a coyote is behind her.

The lady friend making a mad dash

At first, I thought Ken was lying to me about the animals being coyotes. I Googled a coyote and it turns out, they were both coyotes.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Independence Day...

Usually, we have big plans on the 4th of July.  We like to have friends over or go out of town. This year, we did none of that.  We relaxed all the way.  We were originally going to go out of town, but Ken had some stuff come up at work, so we decided to postpone our trip for a bit.

I started the day off with spin class.  Can I just say how much I love going to spin class?  I try to go two times a week and would really go more if I was not running or swimming.  After spin class, Ken and I drove to the big city of Fort Scott, KS to check out their 1848 history show.  Yeah, that really was not too exciting.  We did have a great lunch at a local bar, so it was not a complete bust.

On our way home, we stopped at our favorite place, Somerset Ridge, for a quick bottle of wine and to hear some music.

In the summer, we heart rose wine at our house!

We ended our evening hanging out by the fire and watching the firework displays that our visible from our backyard. It was the perfect, low key night.

Fire + this new fun drink I found = a great evening!

The two of us girls enjoying our night!

Happy Birthday America!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer Vacation...

May 8th marked the beginning of summer vacation for me!  I officially wrapped up the first semester of nursing school, complete with the 4.0 I was hoping for.

I had an amazing first semester and discovered that I truly am meant to be a nurse.  Now, I just need to figure out the specialty that suits me.

My wonderful friends, Annie and Brittney

After our final clinical, we celebrated with a cocktail!

The three amigos!  We had so much fun during our time together.  As Annie says, nursing friendships are just different and you really bond with someone while you are tag-teaming putting in a catheter!

And at our house, a 4.0 earns you a prize of your choosing.  I chose a new pair of Tory Burch sandals.  Thanks Ken and the hooligans!