Monday, March 19, 2007


We are happy to announce the arrival of 5 little kittens, born to our Calico on March 15, 2007. These will surely be the only photographed kittens ever! They are so small and precious... these aren't the newborn pictures but I'll have to get them on here eventually.

Snow day!

Well, it was only a dusting, but better than nothing!

We had a little bit of snow a few weeks ago...

and here's what the first snow on the house looks like!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Finished fireplace area

Someone asked me the other day how our fireplace finally turned out. Well, here it is! The tile was late in arriving so it was a month or so after we moved in when it was installed. You can't see it in this picture but there is a foot-wide area on the floor with the tile, also. I love it! We want to build in cabinets and bookcases on either side when we can.

Parente dancers

We're well!

Finally! We seem to be coming out of this winter funk and our bout with influenza A. Spring is showing signs of springing and our "Calico" kitty is due with kittens in the very near future. Anyone know how to be a cat doula or midwife?! I'm in the house-decorating mode and we've just made a lovely upholstered headboard for our king-size bed. Pictures coming soon of that project...