Saturday, July 22, 2006

Haze Gray and Under Way

Eddie is out and about on his first underway experience. He seemed pretty excited about it, although he tried to keep it under wraps for his buddies who were listening. The Kennedy is a conventional powered carrier, in a class of its own. I think it'd be great to be on the JFK. We'll see how Eddie likes it when he gets back!

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."
- John F. Kennedy

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Combat Kitten and her Beau

They look so happy!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ten Pounds of Mischief!

Would you believe the kids are at it again! Rip and Tia pulled a 10 lb bag of flour around the kitchen floor, then tugged it across the living room carpet where they ripped it apart! Nancy said there was flour EVERYWHERE. She had most of it cleaned up by the time I got home, but there was still a big mess. Looks like I'll be cleaning carpets again this weekend.

When I scolded Max and Emma Jean for not watching their kids, Em just put her head down, while Tia scurried down the hallway into our bedroom. Guess we know who's going to get kenneled up during the day.

Cripes, they're almost a year old. You'd think they'd quit doing stuff like that. It's not like they don't have chew toys, and pig ears to chomp on all day. Yesterday they chewed up my heating pad - just ripped the guts right out of it - leaving the nice clean cover politely intact. Very nice of them, don't you think?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Westie Clan

On the back of the couch (l to r) are Tia, Rip, and Allison Marie. Max is in the foreground - he's so manly.

"Grampa" and Tia. Max and Emma Jean are her parents. Tia's not as innocent as she looks - a little terror in training!

Emma Jean is looking for more popcorn chicken. Grandma buys them lunch, and sometimes even cooks big roast beef dinners for them!

Miss Bonnie Belle, recently of Yorktown, Virginia. She doesn't miss too many meals, especially when there's popcorn chicken involved!

"The Princess," Miss Allison Marie - she's a mama's girl - and assy, too! Mr. P calls her "The Prickly Peanut."

Mr. Rip Van Pemberton, recently mated to Miss Allison Marie, both of Redby, MN.

And that's our clan. They sure keep life interesting!