19 November 2006

Mouse to Mousse: a random commentary on my week

Well, Alley (our cat) has officially lived up to our expectations! I arrived home today from spending the weekend hanging out with family and friends to discover grey and brown tufts of fur all over the front porch (and some unidentifiable brown junk - I don't even want to hazard a guess as to what that was). It was about the right color and amount of fur to be a mouse... but there was no body (!), so it's hard to tell what type of small mammal she devoured in our absence. So, I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt and calling it her first official mouse! Yea, Alley! This is just what we got you for! What a swell kitty!


I was fortunate enough to get to spend part of this week at my grandparent's house with my sister and my nephew. Here are some updated pictures of Janis and Quint, and Quint charming his great-grandparents:

(Janis made that shirt for herself - she's talented in so many ways!)

I was also fortunate to be able to spend Friday night and Saturday catching up with some of my best girlfriends from undergrad. We didn't have any elaborate plans - we just punctuated our constant conversation with meals, spending most of our time lounging around in various rooms of Tera's house. We laughed, we reminisced, we dreamed, we cried. I love seeing the beautiful women my friends are becoming and the way God is constantly shaping them. Friends are such a blessing!


In case you were wondering, this is what I look like with straight hair:

Now we know. Here's what I like about straight hair: I can run my fingers through it as much as I want to and not worry about being mistaken for Simba later. Here's what I don't like: it took us about an hour to straighten it. My normal time commitment is about 2 minutes - just long enough to towel it dry and apply mousse. (Not quite worth the trade on a daily basis!)


Amber Joy said...

I think I prefer the curly you, too. Especially when it's pulled back in a low, loose tail. But you're beautiful ANY way!

Anonymous said...


I'll let you decide what the previous comment is in reference to!


Amber Lee said...

Great pictures. Your nephew is so wonderful and full of life. What a cutie! I'm glad you had great times with girlfriends, too. Sounds like a great trip! :)