Baby Oakley is home from the hospital and she’s doing so much better. Thanks for your love, support, faith and prayers on her behalf.
1. If you’re a grandma or grandpa and don’t have these books, you MUST got buy them as soon as possible!
My pal, Lori Chadwick, gave me “How to Babysit a Grandma” to celebrate this blessed time in my life and I’ve devoured it. Love the illustrations and the clever message. It’s a must-have for all or future grandparents! It’s inspired me to create a “How to Babysit your Grandma” scrapbook with pictures I take while we’re together. I’ll share the results!
2. This cat has been a part of our lives for almost a decade.
She came to us as a little kitten on a freezing, snowy night in November. I could hear a little “Meow” by my scrapbook window and my husband finally went out to investigate. He came back with a tiny white and black kitten. He’s never been especially fond of cats but his tenderness to this small animal touched my heart. He made her a bed and warmed up some milk. We then spent the next week asking around about the kitten. We finally kept her and called her “Lucky” because she was lucky enough to find a warm home and we were lucky enough to have such a sweet cat join our family. Two months later, we found out the kitten belong to our next-door neighbor! Somehow we had never asked them about the cat! My tearful girls and I delivered her back to the rightful owners and my sweet neighbor said, “How about if she lives at the Bearnson home but catches mice at our home?” Yep–true story. We stole this sweet cat from the next door neighbor and we’ve enjoyed her for a decade now!
She soon became inseparable with Sage and remains so to this day. She can always be found wherever Sage is at.
Lucky is an indoor/outdoor cat. Three nights ago in the wee hours of the night, the cat wanted in the house so my husband obliged by opening the door. Five minutes later, Sage shrilled, “Dad, Dad–a MOUSE!” Steve jumped up and ran upstairs to Sage’s bedroom (he thought she was sleep walking). There was Lucky with a LIVE mouse in her mouth. YUCK! I am absolutely terrified and grossed out by mice. To make it worse, Lucky dropped the mouse when she saw Steve, leaving him on his own to catch this mouse which was running around Sage’s room. What happened next was a complete mouse chase. For 10 minutes, he ran around the room trying to catch it. He finally corned it, caught it in a pillow case, and nicely put it outside so it can come in once again ! Oh, the memories! We’ve laughed so hard about this little experience!
3. Can you believe it’s already that time of year to start sending packages to our loved ones? My neighbor is a clever gal and makes the cutest stockings. I ordered three–the middle one for Collin and the other two for a niece and nephew. Collin just got moved to a city called Lower Hutt by Wellington, New Zealand. He had a tough time leaving Dunedin on the southern island. Thanks to all of you who reached out to him there–he enjoyed every minute of it. He also already loves his new area. He said the people are so warm and friendly.
Can’t wait to share my Seattle and Canada trip with you!