DC Trip

Sorry it has been so long since a post but we have been very busy .... it was midterm time for me! Glad that is over with! Well this past weekend Alex and I left the kids for the weekend and went to visit Ryan in Washington DC. He was been working at the Department of State ... very exciting! We went on many adventures and there were a lot of laughs! It was great for Alex and I to get away for a weekend! Below are some of the pictures from the trip. 
I am personally very excited for the upcoming holiday season! I am planning away, and am doing everything I can to not put up out Christmas tree yet (which will be an adventure because none of the kids have seen one before). We are having a Thanksgiving Dinner party the Sunday after thanksgiving! We are also having an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party after my finals week! All of these things really excite me. I love love love hosting for people! 
School is going well for me, it just makes me tired, I feel as if I am always there. We are all looking forward to next quarter when I will only have to be at school on Friday nights! I am taking a Chemistry Hybrid class .... I do all of the lecture stuff online and go in once a week for lab. I am very pumped, it will have its own challenges but I will get to be home more! :)
Time for a pet update:
Homer is doing awesome! He loved spending the weekend with Grandma! We are very excited around the Callos home because Saturday is his 6 month birthday ... a special day is in order. I still say I am having a birthday party for Homer on his 1st! If you have a dog and would like to come ... I am getting him or making him a cake! Please come! :) hehe
Bella and Bo are doing well .... we have made up our mind ... we would like them to be declawed! They are killing us and our stuff and not meaning too. I think it will just be better for everyone because those things are sharp!
Everyone is still GROWING!!!!
Homer gained 1.2lbs and now weighs 37.7lbs! (Alex really wants him to get to 50) 
Bo gained 0.2lbs and now weighs 4.0lbs
Bella gained 0.9lbs and now weighs 4.2lbs


Fall Fun

This past week has been a busy one for us! I was sick (again!) this week! I had my first big Chemistry test on Thursday! I was very excited when I found out I only missed 2 questions and got a 96% and the class average was 75%! :) Homer got neutered on Friday, which has been interesting with him having a cone on and how bad we feel for him because you can tell he is out of it and doesn't feel well.

This weekend was a very fun and fall weekend for us, John came to stay with us and we made fondue. On Saturday John and I had a huge breakfast and hung out around the apartment till Alex got home from work. We then took an adventure to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. It was fun and interesting and we had some good laughs! Alex got a Gyro (which the people working the stand didn't say it right), I got some fried pickles which are the best I have ever had in my life!! I also got cotton candy and a caramel apple (which I still need to eat)! John got some pumpkin ice cream which he thought tasted like eggnog and a cool new hat! There were many fun and funny things to look at there (most of which being the people). On our way home we stopped at a pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin ... it was almost dark and it was $20 for as many as a person could carry. Thank you Alex for being so willing to be our pumpkin carrier!

We also carved pumpkins, made pumpkin pie, baked pumpkin seeds, drank apple cider, went to caribou coffee, and laughed at our pets!

Special note of interest: THE BROWNS WON TODAY 30-17!!! (we wont talk about Alex's football team!)

Pet Update:

Bo: Gained 0.7lbs no is 3.7lbs
Bella: Gained 0.2lbs now is 3.3lbs
Homer: Gained 3.3lbs now is 35.9lbs

Bella, Homer and Bo are now around one another any time we are home and have even been left out together for short amounts of time and all seems to be going well. Bella and Homer are still unsure of one another. Bo on the other hand might think that he is a dog now .... he is almost playing with Homer and is now eating is dog food and drinking out of his bowl. The cats managed to break a piggy bank on a dresser that they cant even get on yet. Homer is healing well ... he hates having the cone on his head, but we found out that he really finds pumpkin stems tasty!


Old Cat Lady

Ok so this weekend has not been that exciting! I told someone at work today that I felt like an Old Cat Lady, going home on a Friday night to order Chinese (because Alex doesn't like it, I eat it when he is not around), clean, do my homework, study and hang out with my cats (and dog). I told her I felt like that was a night for an old single cat lady not a married 24 year old! haha
Bella (white) and Bo who is purring (tiger) oh and Alex thinks something is wrong with Bo when he purrs (he does it all the time)
Homer sleeping a few feet away from us on the floor! :) Snoring
As I type this the apartment is super quiet, Alex is at work (boo for 2-11 shifts all weekend), Homer is beside me on the floor snoring, Bella and Bo are sleeping on the couch beside me. The only other things I hear is the washer sloshing and dryer humming away and the sound of my fingers tapping away at the keys.

Last weekend was much more fun ....

We went to the Dye wedding out near St. Louis, Mo with the Karam's! Here are a few pictures from all of the fun!
The Mighty Mississippi River (right after passing the Pony ((a local strip joint)))
This picture was taken while I Blinded Jon Karam with my hair while hanging out of his sun roof!
Alex and I (dont let us fool you, it was sweating hot when the sun was up but now in the dark it is freezing! Why do people like that weather, it is so hard to dress for the temp)
The Karam's Jessica and Jon
Alex and some of his Old College buds! Alex, Jon, Kevin (the groom), Josh, Marty and Zach
Also time for an animal update:
Bella, Bo and Homer are spending much of the day together, at first it was a lot of hiding and running from the cats and a lot of barking and chasing from Homer. But now they are becoming well adjusted to one another after a few days in the open together. We foresee a great relationship between them. It is funny at the differences between Bella and Bo when dealing with Homer, Bo runs and hides or if trapped rolls over on his belly. Bella on the other hand shows teeth, makes funny hissing sounds and slaps Homer in the face. Oh our family!

Homer: has gained 1.3lbs now weighing 32.6lbs
Bella: has gained 0.2lbs now weighing 3.1lbs
Bo: has also gained 0.2lbs now weighing 3.1lbs

Bella and Bo helping me study (it is getting easier to take their picture as they become more relaxed with us)
Homer does not think it is fair that he has to stay on the floor!
All three in one picture, this may never happen again!
Ok back to studying Chemistry with me, I have a professor that will not tell us what day he is giving the Exam! By the way Happy Sweetest day!


Our Family

Homer Born May 13th, 2010 at 22 weeks and 31lbs!

Welcome to our blog that Alex and I are going to try to keep about our family. So far we have a family of five. Alex and I (Molly) who were married on June 12, 2010. :) Our first "born" puppy Homer (named after the place we met ... Home Depot), and this week we added two kittens to the mix Bella and Bo! Yes some think we are crazy, ok most think we are crazy but we would really like to wait to have kids so these animals are now our kids.


Molly- I am currently working at a preschool in New Albany, Ohio. Last month I started a new path in my life, I am going to Columbus State for nursing. I know I know ... I have a teaching degree but this is the path that God is taking me on and who am I to disagree with God. Other than that just keep busy with homework, lesson planning, taking care of our apartment and the animals and starting to work on Christmas gifts. :)

This is Bella! Born on August 5, 2010 She is 9 weeks and 2.9 lbs
Alex - Alex is still working at the Home Depot, he has been promoted. He is now a department head! :) He has also started picking up his writing, he writes for a few web sites. The biggest being the Bleacher Report, on which he is a featured writer for the Bearcats! :) His articales have been getting picked up by different websites around the country, very exciting! This is the start to something new! Alex is also very excited at how well the Reds are doing, we are sad that we were unable to get tickets to a game, we did get tickets but to a game that can never happen. booo

This is Bo! He is Bella's Brother and is also 2.9lbs
Homer - He is doing well, his big teeth are starting to grow in, he still has a few baby teeth left. He enjoys nothing more than going to the dog park here in town and following around the Huskies! :) He has also really enjoyed going shopping (just like his mom) with me. We go to the pet store often! He is not sure what he thinks about the cats yet, I think he just wants to play with them but they are just too little for that yet.

Bella and Bo - They are doing great! As I write this they are laying on the bed next too me sleeping! For now they just live in our bedroom with a gate blocking them from Homer, but lets them see and smell one another. They were altered a week ago today, and have been recovering well! They are so funny, we have never had cats before so everything they do is new to Alex and I. They are just so different from Homer. The other night I was sleeping and for whatever reason woke up, as I opened my eyes I got freaked out because Bella was sitting on my chest with her face almost touching mine! haha They are both so brave and love to climb! It will be fun to see who has which personality as they grow!

Picture Time!
Bella ready to go pounce on Bo!

Bo playing with his new toy mouse!

Homer eating a treat for not eating Bo after having them meet one another face to face! :)