Monday, October 8, 2012

Family Time Monday!

As promised I am posting again today!  I've been searching around for my digital camera so I could add photos with my post but alas our little House Gnome who steals things must have found it while we were visiting the in-laws because it's nowhere to be seen!  While I'm sitting here typing to you little Fox I think is sitting comfy--I can feel a nice little bump in part of my stomach where his little bum must be!  

As promised I'm going to now tell you our kitties' names!  I wish I could have found the camera--they've just been so cute!  Our handsome sleek black male kitty we have named Nova.  How we came to that idea is somewhat funny--there is a Christian family radio drama my husband got hooked on and at one point something called Novacom was a big part of the plot line.  We were talking about that and then started to move on to Novas and Space.  We had other names for him but I told Mr. Fox he had to pick the name and in the end Nova was the one he liked best so that was it! 

The girl kitty I picked the name for.  I wanted something Elvish as I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan (both of us are) and I had thought a kitty named Tinuviel (pronounced Tin-ooo-v-el) would be lots of fun.  It's a lesser known name from Tolkien's book The Silmarillion which is about the history of Middle-Earth, where LOTR takes place.  Tinuviel was the name of the first elf maiden to fall in love with a mortal man  The name might be a tad hard to pronounce at first but it gets easier and really fits her.  She's my love bug kitty. 

An Artist's rendition of Tinuviel the Elvish princess
So this weekend we went over to my in-laws' house to have fun family time!  We took our doggie Strider and now he's lying here on the floor all konked out.  The weekend was a lot of fun and our dog thought so too.  Before we got him another dog he lived with used to attack our dog occasionally so I don't think he really learned how to play with other dogs.  We've had him since March and he's finally starting to come out of his and get down and really play with other dogs!  He had some fun times with my MIL's dog Jack and my brother and sister-in -law's dog, Moose!  Meanwhile the rest of us people played mini golf on the Wii, ate good food, played a ridiculous board game called Quelf for 3 or 4 hours, went on a walk and talked.  It was relaxing and fun.  I worked on some art while we hung out as well. 

Another piece of art I worked on was sketching ideas for Little Fox's blankie!  Here's an idea I came  up with--though placement of the objects may change.  And... we may need to simplify a little depending on whether or not my MIL thinks we can realistically make this from scratch or not.  I hope we can do something at least similar!  Let me know what you think!
Until next time my friends--blessings from the Most High on you all! :)


  1. Hehe...great start to the blanket for the baby! I'm sure we can get pretty close to what you want! Let's get started! Hugs and blessings

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! LOVE the artwork! Congrats on your little 'Fox'!

  3. Wow! I don't think I EVER realized you referred to as-yet-unborn Peter as Little Fox!