Sunday, December 26, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Noelle & Natalie

December 2010, just before they turned 4

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Recent Family Pics

Second and last pregnant picture, taken as we were leaving for the hospital. I look pretty cheerful for some who's having contractions 3 minutes apart.

Apparently I delivered this baby while wearing my glasses. Didn't even realize..

Baby's first visitor, her big sister (by almost 20 years)


Theresa walking her balloon puppy

Natalie, Conor & Noelle

Conor and Regina

Sleeping twins

Big sister love - Natalie & Regina

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dear Diary,

Day three on the inside. All my planning and patience have paid off! I knew the first time I spotted them that they'd be an easy mark, with all those little girls oohing and aahing over me. Sure, the big guy gave some resistance at first, but once they started feeding me, it was in the bag. I know my mad-awesome mouse-catching skills impressed them. Then when they set up a warm place for me to sleep out back, it was only a matter of time.

All it took was a bargain with that gullible little mouse. "Go inside and let them see you," I told him, "and I'll cut you in on all the cat treats I receive." Sure enough, two days after they saw the mouse, I was in like Flynn.

Man, is it toasty warm in here! I never want to leave this room, even though they make me sleep upstairs where they saw "the mouse." Ha! Such patsies. But hey, anything is warmer than outside at this point! It even makes this stupid bell collar tolerable. Red is so not my color. But, OH! The catnip! Divine!

Well, that's all for now. Till next time,

Mittens Marie

P.S. Mittens Marie? Is that the best you could come up with???

Contentment personified.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Meet Regina

Regina Angela
born Tuesday at 10:15 p.m.
7 lbs 10 oz.

She's so round and perfect, but I haven't had time to sort through pictures to post any better ones. I just wanted to get this out there to let everybody know!

Deo gratias! Ad majorem Dei gloriam!