Tuesday, April 27, 2010


For several months, our daughter has been telling us she wants a fluffy white dog named Stella. She got this name when I was hoping to get a female chihuahua and said I would name her Stella. Since then, she has liked that name! We didn't think we would be getting another dog for a long time. But, this just happened to be meant to be! I noticed a Bichon for sale on one of the dog sites. Yes, I check this all of the time, even when we are not looking for a dog! I guess that is just another way I waste my time! I saw "Lola" and she just looked so darn cute! I called and found out she was just a few miles from here and came from a rescue center. Lola was officially bought at a pet store and the people realized they could not travel overseas with her, so they got rid of her. How sad! She is only 9 months old! So, we went to meet her and fell in love! Especially Jaden. He prayed all weekend that we would get her. On Sunday, it was official. The lady ended up dropping her off at our house that evening! And, get this, the owner of the rescue center's name is Stella! Amazing!
Cassidy has ended up naming "Lola" Stella! She is doing great and Nacho even loves her! I can't wait for many more years with both of our new kids!

The girls

The boys

She loves to bark at the ducks!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Penguins, Cameras, and a Wedding!

So much is going on in the Cole household this weekend. Yesterday, we had to go to Cincinnati for a wedding, so we made a whole day out of it. We surprised the kids by taking them to the Newport Aquarium. I don't know if it is because our kids are so spoiled or what, but they didn't seem very excited. Afterward, we had bought them a penguin experience. We got to sit in a room with them and pet them! It was very exciting. One actually bit Cassidy's leg! Poor thing! The penguin was even put in time out! After the aquarium, we headed to a local mall restroom and changed our clothes into our wedding attire! Yes, we are classy people! I am sure we are not the first people to change in a mall restroom in Kentucky! We got to the wedding and our neice looked beautiful. Everyone seemed so happy! It was great to see family again.
So, before our penguin experience, I was taking pictures of the kids by the river overlooking Cincinnati! Jaden decided he wanted to take a picture and dropped my camera! Ack! Needless to say, it broke. We had to buy a disposable camera for the penguin experience. :(
Later, we stopped at Best Buy and bought me a new camera. I really liked my old one, so I stuck with the same brand. It is a Sony Cybershot.

Now, this is where my camera broke!
Here are some pics from my new camera!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I really can't keep up with everything right now, so my blog posts will be very few and far between these days! We have started remodeling part of our house. I am finally working on painting our cabinets and we got our new hardwood flooring! I hope we can get it put in soon, but Jeff is working more hours this week. So, it will probably be a May project. I love how the cabinets are turning out! I will be sure to post pictures. I have also been enjoying the Spring weather. We have been planting flowers and Jeff just starting dig the sod up for the garden! I can't wait
Jaden has been doing well in school and Cassidy is growing like a weed. She is practicing adding numbers together. She just amazes me with all of the things she knows already!
Our Easter was wonderful. My birthday fell on the same weekend, so we had a busy weekend. Here are some pictures to get updated!

Cabinet progress
Cherry flooring with new beadboard