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Whoa. It has been a MINUTE!!! I am so sad I’ve let blogging go down the pooper, but I realize how busy life can get with two toddlers and they’re my top priority. I have a spare minute right now, though, so I thought I’d blog a few pictures of Fletcher’s 2nd birthday.

We were in North Carolina when my youngest daughter turned 2, and I just can’t believe she’s been in this world that long already! I know all of us mothers say that, but until you have a child of your own you never really grasp the brevity of life.

Anyway, this sweet girl of mine is developing into a joyful, happy-go-lucky child. She has such a gentle spirit, and yet she is so playful. I just love the girl she’s becoming!

Eddie is over two years old now, so he’s almost fully-grown… He’s 18 lbs now, but he’ll probably get up to 25! Eddie is a [Ragdoll] cat – and yes, that’s a real breed. We got him from the same breeder as our first Ragdoll cat, Tony. In fact, they are brothers. Unfortunately, Tony passed away from a heart attack over two years ago, which was horrible to witness. Actually, we haven’t really had a lot of luck when it comes to cats. This is our fourth cat in almost ten years of marriage!! We’re hoping that Eddie lives a long and healthy life!

Anyway, I don’t really blog a lot about our animals (we also have a dog named Charlie), but I saw a few perfect photo opportunities and couldn’t help myself. And since I’ve got your attention, I wanted to tell you a bit about our dog-cat. He has to be an indoor cat because he’s not very suspicious. He trusts everyone, and he’s incredibly social – all our friends can attest. He’s very patient with both our girls – Marlowe drags him around the house by the tail and Fletcher likes to hug the crap outta’ him. He does nothing to stop those daily shenanigans – he doesn’t even run away!

We love our big boy, and although the reason we got him was very sad – Tony passed away so our breeder offered to give Eddie to us for free – I really enjoy having him around. I must admit that at first he was wayyyy too crazy, what with his attempts at escaping every time we opened the front door and jumping on top of the counter to steal food, but he’s settled down now and Shawn and I really love him. And the girls do, too! 😉

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You guys, it was 80 degrees today in the Springs!! I opened every window in our house and it was just the pleasant-ist.

Two cool things happened today: First, Marlowe is officially enrolled in gymnastics and she got to go today! She loves it and talked about it before/after nonstop. Second, I ran into a seriously old friend, and it was SO FREAKING COOL to see her! I had no idea she moved to Colorado Springs! I went around the corner of the gymnastics studio, and there she was. We both stopped moving, stood there for a second, and took in the sight of each other. Then we both screamed – as women do when they get excited, amiright? – and hugged each other! I might have been jumping up and down while doing so, I don’t know. It was kind of a blur. Small world!

So, ok, back to my post. I am in love with spring clothing! Marlowe and I have matching hats (mine is [here]) and I plan on being twins a lot this year. So long, winter… I realize that after saying that, it’s probably going to snow again soon. That’s just the way it is here, I guess.

Have a wonderful week!