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Parents Visit

Steve went deer hunting this weekend with Scott in South Arkansas. My parents came to visit me and the girls. We had a good time together. Meme brought the girls these puppies. They are crazy about stuffed animals! I never cared much about them when I was little. Emily loves to play school with her stuffed animals. I told her last night that she might be a teacher when she grows up and she said no, " I am going to be a checker at Walmart." We have heard this several times.

My Dad went to the Razorback game with one of my best friends, Beth's husband. This is Daddy and Joey before they left for the game. I think they nearly froze toward the end of the game.
Meme and Emily playing dress up.
Emily about to leave for school. She is so proud of her ponytail.

Well, yet another batch of Sea monkeys has died under my care. Forget it, we are done with them. I don't think Emily was very upset at all.
I am happy to hear that some of you tried the roast recipe and liked it. That makes me feel good!

While my parents were here. Daddy took Kristen to the vet. I had to take SK to a birthday party at the same time as her appointment. I always have to schedule her appts when my parents are here or when my friend Kim can help me. Taking Kristen to the vet is an ordeal. It takes two or three adults to go the the laundry room or bathroom with her (small place so she has nowhere to hide.) Then we have to capture her in a pillow case and lower her into the carrier. This Saturday we did not have to use the pillow case. It was an improvement!!!! I usually have to call the vet and tell them we are going to be late because we can't get her in the carrier.


Tara G. said…
I love hearing your cat stories! So funny!! How nice that your parents are so close!
texas girl said…
I could not stop laughing when you said your daughter wants to be a checker at walmart hahaha kids are sooo funny
Mallory said…
I like Emily's goals! :)
Shelly said…
I made the roast on was wonderful! :)
Amy said…
The girls look so sweet with their Meme. As far as Kristen, tip the cat carrier up on the closed end. Then hold her up under her arms and her back feet should point down. Then put her in back feet first. It's worth a try because cats can find unheard of strength when trying to stay out of the carrier.
Beth Whitehill said…
I just love your blog!

Saw this on a friend's Facebook page and though of you and Kelly!!

"I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened." Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
Ashley E. said…
You always make me laugh. I just pictured y'all putting Kristen in a pillowcase. Oh my goodness! Haha!
kim_brough said…
I have 2 cats, the older of whom is quite persnickity. Well, I thought she was until I heard you describe how you got Kristen to the vet! Ha! You're so funny!
Autumn said…
You sound just like me with your cat. We have an outdoor cat and this Saturday we had to trap her and bring her to the vet. Its so hard for me to make an appointment because I never know where she will be!! ha Glad, I am not the only crazy cat person!! :)
Yoli said…
Laurie! I tried the roast too and it was devine!! Even my, burnt out from roast, hubby said he would eat that again! Thank you sooooo much!! I put those peppers on my bbq porkchops and they add so much flavor! Yum! Seeeee, maybe it is the water you are putting your sea monkeys in. You aren't using tap water, right?? Sorry. How CUTE! A walmart checker!!! Love her!! Hope Steve got a deer!!
Kim said…
Hey! When I was little I wanted to be a checker at Harp's!!! I loved watching that lady peck away at the register buttons!
I have to say I'm surprised your dad took Kristen to the vet AND brought her home. I figure he might "accidently" push her out of the moving car! I love Kristen!
Ruth Ann said…
Wonder what is happening with your Sea Monkeys? You got me started with Sea Monkeys and I LOVE them! As a matter of fact I got a second bigger tank! lol
They are my babies! lol
Too bad yours didn't take off. My kids were interested in them the first day and then that wore off! But I'm addicted to them now! lol Have a great week!
-Ruth Ann
Holly said…
Wow! Your cat sounds like she really hates the carrier! If my cat was like that I think I'd be to scared to even try to catch it to go to the vet! Using a pillowcase is a clever idea though - I would not have thought of that!
Andrea said…
I have read your blog for awhile and never commented but had to when I read that Emily wants to be a checker at Wal-Mart. That was totally my dream as a child. For what it's worth, I'm a lawyer now :-)

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