The Pitter-Patter of Little Feet

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the manually-edited homepage of before being folded into this blog. -KM]

Well, it seems that we skipped April altogether this time around. Hello again, everyone, and welcome to another exciting installment of news! Life has been quite a ride lately, and with any luck I’ll be able to recount the highlights.

Firstly, after all this waiting, Kristopher is finally walking! It seems that he finally decided that crawling everywhere was just too time consuming (not to mention hard on the knees). We’re very proud of him, but now we have to start looking at the next *ahem* step in his development: Potty training *cringe*.

After all the struggle, Tabitha has finally made it through another semester of classes. She’s currently wrapping up her finals this week, then she’ll be able to take a much-deserved break. Then, on May 12th, she’ll begin her summer internship at Westside Veterinary Clinic here in Murray. She’s really excited about it because she finally gets to apply what she’s learned in a real-world situation.

As for me, I’ve been working hard as the primary moneymaker. With Lent behind us, my hours at Captain D’s have been mercifully cut back down to around 45 a week. In between all this, I’ve been slogging through all the paperwork required to transfer to the University of Louisville and acquire some sort of financial aid to help pay for it. I believe all of my required forms have been filled out and sent in, so hopefully I’ll have some results soon.

Tabitha and I have also been working on putting up some political signs around here in Murray for Russ Maple, who is running for Kentucky Secretary of State. He attended our wedding back in August 2001, and Tabitha’s father is the treasurer for his campaign, so we are trying to help out as well.

Working at the kennel at Murray State, Tabitha sees a lot of sad, whiskery faces. It finally got to her one day and we now have a new family member: A female orange and white cat named Winnie.

We also decided that it was finally time to set Grubber the turtle free. He was getting too big for his 20-gallon tank and we could tell that he was getting sad. My parents dug a pond in their backyard last summer, and we decided that it would be the perfect place for Grubber to live out the rest of his life in relative peace and serenity.