Sunday, December 30, 2007


Some of you know that my cousins and I have a house in Billings. The 4 kid-cousins, Eric, Marissa, Sadie Rose and Luke live there along with my cousins Kay and Sharon. I visit often.

The house is really nice. The neighborhood is a good one; it's mostly families and there is a park across the street with playground equipment and picnic tables.

The house has a lot of room for the kids, the rooms are of a good size and it is well lit and functional. The bathrooms are a nice size and the fixtures are all nearly new.

The appliances aren't top of the line, but we will upgrade them as needed in the future.

There is one appliance we feel very blessed to have. It's top of the line and has extra features that I believe make it better, by far, than other appliances of its type.

I hope we never have to replace it.

Please pardon the poor quality photo, I didn't have time to get the real camera and had to take this shot with my cell phone.

I hope you all have a fabulous New Year's Eve and that all your hopes and dreams come true in 2008.

I love you all.


threecollie said...

Oh, laurie, I have always wanted a dish washer just like loading and you don't have to be running to the store all the time for all that special
Happy New Year to you and yours and that is just the cutest puppy!

Anvilcloud said...

Works like a charm, eh?

Jamie said...

Gee we have four cats and none of them have offered to do the dishes. How did you train yours?

Laurie said...

Threecollie, Happy New Year to you as well!

AC, it sure does.

Jamie, thanks for stopping by, and I know the pic is fuzzy, but that's actually a border collie puppy. :-)

Lynne said...

I thought it was a kitty too! I'll bet you had to pay lots extra to get that special puppy attachment!
Really though, it sounds like a house FULL of love. Happy New Year to you all!!!

Jamie said...

Oh apologize to the puppy, particularly since it is my favorite breed of dog. From that angle it looked just like my Rory who is definitely all cat.

The Atavist said...

Happy New year, Laurie. I've enjoyed reading about your adventures this past year. Keep them coming!

seventh sister said...

I have been wanting a dog washer for Lani. Where pray tell, did you get it?

Squirl said...

Happy New Year!

Mary said...


It took a while, but I broke my dogs' habit of cleaning dishes like that... LOL! Cats can do it more quietly, I think.

You silly woman :o)

I look forward to more of it in 2008!

Happy New Year, Laurie!


Dave said...

What a great shot. Happy New Year, Laurie

Gina said...

Too funny!

Happy New Year to you, Laurie!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Happy New Year, Laurie!

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

(Alex has wandered into my dish washer more than once. The furball even had the door shut one him. I thank God I heard him inside before I turned the thing on).

MsLittlePea said...

Love you too! Happy New Year!

I loved your last post BTW!

Ur-spo said...

we love you too!

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Anonymous said...

I have caught up on a few wonderful posts and I am glad to hear you are in good spirits! I'm just sad that after you claimed how nice the house was I was not invited to come live there too. *L* ;)

Happy New Year!

Pink said...

you need a pet to do that?

i just do it myself ;)

Happy New Year

Pam said...

At a quick glance, it almost looks like you have a small man working on your dishwasher. Okay, my eyes are not the best and it's a cell phone picture, but it gave me a chuckle, nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Laurie. If anyone deserves a great, stress-free 12 months, it's you.

Urban (jock)

catnapping said...

oooo. an electric cat washer!

i want one!

happy new year!