The Pets


Lazar Wolf

Last weekend Joseph and I went to visit my family and came home with a new pet, to the insistence of my dad. This little guy walked under my dad’s foot, so he was picked up and set in a jar for the day, mainly so my nieces could look at him. We decided to name him Lazar Wolf.  Appropriate, yes? Doesn’t he have the cutest little face? Lazar Wolf has a pretty good life for a turtle, as I couldn’t talk Jospeh out of buying him a 15-gallon tank (though I did talk him down from the 26-gallon one he was eyeing).  I made a mound of rocks in one corner so he could  sunbathe, and lately he’s preferred sitting with his body half in and half out of the water. A very unrelated question: Would you guys prefer I post my Prompted 365 photos every other week like I…

Snowpocalypse 2011

Six inches of snow is not a big deal for most of the world, I know. I’ve seen and driven in much more snow than that in Europe (especially during our December 2008 vacation to Germany). But Texans are unprepared and unable to deal with such weather. So last week, Joseph and I were trapped in our house for five days! Almost the entire city was closed–his work shut down, and my school cancelled classes all week. Actually, I’m home in the middle of the day right now because our classes were cancelled yet again due to snow. On day three we took Leonardo out to play in the snow. He is an indoor cat who is always curious about the world beyond our windows, so we thought this would be a treat. We had him on a leash just in case – he’s a runner when frightened! Look at…

Young Christmas 2010

I hope everyone had a nice holiday (or, at least a nice beak from work!). Joseph and I decided to put off making the long trip to Houston for a few more weeks, but his dad’s side of the family visited us a few days after Christmas. I’ve actually known them longer than I’ve known Joseph, so they are always fun to be around.

Happy Holidays!

I want to send a big “Thank you!” to everyone for all the support over the last few days. I never expected my dad’s Oven Hot Dogs to be such a hit! It’s especially interesting to me to hear of other families who had similar meals growing up. I have a few posts in a queue but know most of you are busy with the holidays. This is our first time being back in the US after celebrating our own Christmases in Italy, and I’m looking forward to seeing all our families.  I have a big stack of presents I’m eager to give away! Yesterday I went to Petsmart and did something horrible…. I bought my poor animals holiday costumes. I know, I’m awful. Thankfully my pets don’t really mind such abuse. Poor kitty! I don’t think cat hats are actually designed with cats in mind. It’s too heavy for…