Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Animal House

Animals are in the house! Countdown to the best/weirdest/awesomest:

8. Moose. I don't think he even has a name...

7. Stroby, the pine cone:
brought back from the Grand Canyon by Laura, Quinn, Nicole, & Melissa (ok, and Patrick), Spring Break '11 (and I understand it's not really an animal, it's more of a mascot, but in Spanish pet and mascot both translate to the same thing - mascota - so there.)

6. A collection of stuffed animals (as for to whom they belong... not telling):

 so, I think we like blue bedding? 
5. Cecily's angry bird:
4. Cecily's fantastic animal art:

bird obsession (QUINN HELPED TOO!)
3. Claire's miracle cat, Nacho: 

(we love Nacho)
2.  Odette:
She was an ugly, bronze white elephant gift at Christmastime last year. One (or two, or three...) coat of spray paint later and - bam! - she's a swan princess.

Laura's take-the-cake white elephant gift last year. A taxidermied toad turned into a coin purse. This actually was once living, seriously. And it's seriously creepy...
Extra Credit:
Otto, Presley, and Hobbes! But we only have pictures from the last one:

One of three dogs who have visited the house...and the only puppy. DARLING.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Last birthday in the house until March....unless you count Jesus.

Dearest, darlingest Laura,

21! Happy birthday! We love you so much. Here's to your best year yet!

We love you!

Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends? - C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Huge House-y News (to steal a phrase from Nicole...)

Well, it's arrived. Not only this day, but that day too. I'd write a long post but I'm running out of time before class, so


2. It's SNOWING! (I'm probably the only one in the house who's excited. But seriously, it's better than enormous raindrops hitting you in the face from all angles).

Let's face it. Wintertime is here! Yay!