Friday, December 28, 2007

Blog name. . . .

Hmm. I'm wondering if should change the name of my blog. SHould it be Cirque De Fox Hollow, because we certainly qualify under the "circus" category, or should it be "cottage"? I just don't know. Our home is certainly small and definitely cozy. Does one roll off of the tongue better than the other?
Off with the kiddos to run errands and ponder,

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Christmas
May you have a blessed holiday and make wonderful memories.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Yet another reason to celebrate the season!

Evan is learning to use the big potty!

I thought this day would be a long way off, but we seem to be there. He started 2 days ago, but I can feel it. . . :) I'll keep you posted, literally.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Saturday!

Can you believe it's this close to Christmas?!? My 3 year old son and 7 year old daughter are so excited to see what Santa has brought them. It's so wonderful to watch the wonder unfold and see a glimpse of what we may have been like still full of innocence.

The picture above is of our sweet Hobbes crashed on my sons bed relaxing in semi-sunshine. I know I wouldn't believe it if it were me, but can you believe I took this the day after he was neutered? Yup, he's not a modest fellow by any means, and he sure seems to heal quickly, lol. We have a female 4 year old cat named Lovey and she's 8 pounds and Mr. Hobbes is only 8 months and already an ounce away from 10 pounds. Looks like he'll be a big one and keep us busy with his antics. He's already broken the (fake) Christmas tree this year and my husband has repaired it, but it's not the same. Yay, Hobbes! Real tree next year! Only makes me wonder how we'll survive with a real one. :)

Here's a picture dd took of Miss Lovey.

The pic does not do her justice. It's hard to get a good shot of her.

I also added a link to the right for another blog, My Messy, Thrilling Life. . . Take a look if you have time. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Have a blessed weekend, Dumplings,


Thursday, December 20, 2007


Let me first say "Thank you, Brin". My arms (and brain) are feeling the wrath of homemade butter-making. It's so gratifying though, to know I've done something our ancestors did without modern technology. Woo-hoo! Now I need to work up some home-made sour dough bread!

Soon, Jen

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

How do?

I hope all is well with you this evening. I've been thinking about how fast time flies. Yesterday, I turned 36. Not a bad thing, but I'm now half way to 72, and half my life ago, I was 18. I have no yearnings whatsoever to return to that age, and I'm blessed to be where I am.

As I was lying by our little, sweet 7 year old to go to bed, I was looking back on her life and how fast she has grown. I look back on my life and remember where I was, mostly where I thought I was, and ponder if she feels the same. There's no way she can, as we all lead incredibly different lives, but I wonder how she thinks and feels in that deep little mind of hers. She's such an old, sensitive soul, and holds such promise. I'm getting misty-eyed thinking of her future. I can do my best and continue to pray to God that I'm doing the right things for her. Now that I have children, I realize more than ever, that everything I do shapes their future. I'm the master stone sculptor with raw marble in front of me. I use what she's been given and my own skills to, hopefully, guide her to being an amazing adult, capable of anything she believes she can do. May my sweet little princess realize all that she is truly capable of doing. I love you, Brenna.

Blessings to all of you.


Monday, December 17, 2007

One of My Bright and Beautifuls. . .

Hi there!

It's me, just checking in and seeing how folks in cyber-land are doing. I'm so new to blogging, please hang in there with me as I set it all up. I hope to check in often, so we'll see how it goes.