Cathy's Personal Page
November 2008: Kyle's Hunting Experience
My stepbrother, Mark, took Kyle (age 16) hunting this year on his property in Ovid, MI. Sure looks like Mark was a great mentor because Kyle got two deer in less than 24 hours! Needless to say, Kyle was really excited about his first .. and second .. kill! The buck in the second picture belongs to Larry, Mark's friend. Mark didn't get a deer this time, but he has already taken several this year.
Summer 2008: Treadmill Visitor
I never seem to have enough time in the day to get everything done. A few years ago I came up with a way to multitask work with exercise by building a desk for my treadmill. Now I can walk on the treadmill at the same time I'm working on my laptop.
That is .. until my dog decided to join me! I was working away one morning and she jumped on and nudged me aside. As long as I kept standing there and working, she kept walking. I finally stopped the treadmill after 45 minutes. Who knows how long she would have kept going if I wouldn't have stopped the treadmill!
Christmas 2007: Our New Puppy!
We got a new puppy. The rescue shelter she came from said she's a Black Lab / Shar Pai mix. She doesn't look at all like a Shar Pai, but her siblings do. The vet also says there's something else mixed in there because the white paws and chest don't come from a Lab or Shar Pai. So basically she's a mutt!
We named her Zoey and she's adorable and a lot of fun. She weighed 18# when we got her at 10 weeks old. Now, 3 weeks later, she weighs 24#. Yikes .. I tried to steer the kids to a breed that weighs no more than 30#, but you can see I failed miserably with that aspect. We expect her to grow to over 50#.
Feb 2007: Discovery Cove
The best vacation I ever had was to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, with my children, Kyle (age 14) and Jack (age 11). This place is awesome and you have to make an effort to go there .. especially if you have kids. You get to spend the day swimming with all kinds of tropical fish and stingrays, playing in a large pool, interacting with birds in the aviary, and the highlight of the day is a half an hour of interacting and swimming with a dolphin! It was soooo cool! I literally had tears in my eyes when we left the dolphin, whose name is C.J. It was extremely emotional!