31 December, 2012

Our Cari - Looking for a Forever Home


A few of you know that we have been fostering an amazing cat by the name of Cari. We love her so much and she has made such an impact on our family.

But now it is time to find her a forever home.


With our impending adventure, we need to find her a permanent home. If you know of anyone who is looking for a new cat - she's the one! Please forward this information over to them and have them contact the Montclair Animal Shelter.

Cari is a lovable, spayed, calico cat just a little over a year old. She is quite playful and loves to snuggle. She is also a great hide-and-seek player. She is good with children and has put up with a lot of attention, love, and picking up from our kids. But, she doesn't like dogs.

Cari likes to see the world and will go out walking with a harness and leash - but don't think of it as walking her, you go where she wants too! She is also a good traveler and enjoys hotels; having ridden from New Jersey to Georgia and back again – twice!

Cari came to the Montclair Animal Shelter when she was 3 months old - weighing only three pounds and pretty sick. The shelter staff nursed this little cutie back to health, but could not seem to get rid of her persistent cough. They hoped that a stay in a home environment would help her body heal even more.

After time spent out of the stress-filled atmosphere of a shelter she is as healthy as can be, but does have some lingering respiratory issues. This means she needs daily medications (that she gobbles down in her food). Plus her breathing is a little bit louder than most cats so you always know where she is at!

Help us find a forever home for her - let her into your heart and home today!

Contact the Montclair Animal Shelter

973-744-8600 | mtas77@verizon.net

30 December, 2012

A Big Christmas Surprise - The Beginning of Something New

It's been a very busy and exciting time for us this month. To catch you all up ... and to make the first official announcement out to the world ... Courtney and I are stepping away from our jobs and the craziness that life in the modern world brings as working parents with three kids.

Whew. That's a mouthful. It is so exciting, scary and amazing all at the same time. This opens up a whole new experience for us of home schooling and traveling with our children for the next year/ year and a half.

And we had kept this a complete surprise to our children. That is until Christmas morning.

Christmas morning it all broke loose. In a good way. Courtney and I planned a scavenger treasure hunt for the kids. Not only did they get to traipse all through the house - but also had to research questions on the Internet to answer certain clues to get to their final gift.

Here's a short slideshow of what happened: http://show-vid.com/view/4c9ax28

What's next, you might be asking? Here's our itinerary as we know it right now:

Jan 24-Jan 31 - Georgia
Feb 1-2 - Back to NJ
Feb 3 - Fly out of Newark to Costa Rica
Mar 5 - Off to Australia
Apr 6-ish - Off to New Zealand
May-ish through July-ish - Stops in Europe
August - Turkey
September - Stateside traveling ... then who knows!

I'm looking forward to this next step and hope you will share it with us. Be well and stay in touch!