Last week I kept up with the flooding in Owego

Last week I kept up with the flooding in Owego, NY through Abbey of Aesthetic Outburst. It’s where she and her family live and I’m glad she posted about it so that we could all pitch in and help. Reading about the flood made my heart ache and also helped me keep things in perspective this week.
{take one….we try}
{take two…Jacob is escaping, as usual…weekly family photos compliments of my mom…thanks mom!}
{take three…bangs in the wind, but everyone’s looking in the same direction. That’s a win.}

Friday night my parents flew in from the East coast. My dad had a schedule full of meetings on Saturday, but was free to spend this afternoon and evening with us. My mom has cozied herself in our guest bedroom and will be staying with us this week while my dad flies a little north to keep up with his busy work schedule. It goes without saying (but I’m going to say it) that we were so excited to have my parents visiting this weekend and I’m so thankful my mom is staying with us this week (although we will be missing my dad). Grandparent love AND having my mom around to help celebrate my birthday week is perfect!


This week I was reminded of the wisdom in keeping your peace, biting your tongue and being patient. It’s a good lesson to learn and although I’m not always good at it, I’m glad for little reminders that keep me on track.

There is nothing like watching your son’s creative side grow. Jacob is enamored with taking photos, painting and putting things together. I love that we are able to share in those creative ventures together…even if sometimes it means painting the sun porch with colored bubbles. :)


I’m thankful for a husband who buys the kind of coffee he knows I love, even though it’s not his personal favorite.

Thank you for the smell of Fall in the air.

Three words: under eye concealer. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thank you to whoever was the master mind behind that glorious stuff. Liquid eyeliner and I are still having our issues, but concealer, you have my heart.

Thanks Starbucks for always sending me a free birthday drink coupon.

Thanks to google for supplying us with answers to questions like “Are those prairie dogs or some sort of squirrel?”

Last but not least…

I love reading your comments and emails. They really do make me smile and I’m so glad that I canshare my heart here. I’m thankful for the internet that has allowed me to connect with you all and I’m so thankful when you share your hearts with me.  Some of you asked about Judah and I answered in the comments, but you can also read more about him and the rest of us on our bio’s page. 

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

Veterinary science

Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from non-human animals to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work. Ethically, veterinarians are usually obliged to look after animal welfare.

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