Thursday, December 27, 2007

To all!

For My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress,non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice Not to observe religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures.

For My Republican Friends: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and May God bless you and yours in 2008!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Quotes

"Christmas casts its glow upon us, as it does every year. And it reminds us that we need not feel lonely because we are loved, loved with the greatest love there has ever been or ever will be."
Ronald Reagan

"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior."
John Quincy Adams

"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than Commandments."
Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Funny Quotes

“Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.”

"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”

“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windshield, it said 'Parking Fine.'”

"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure”

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”

“Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?”

“I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.”

“There Are Three Kinds of People - Those Who Can Count and Those Who Can't”

“Do you know why they call it 'PMS'? Because 'Mad Cow Disease' was already taken.”

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My song lately....

It's been one of those days
When everything just feels so far away
Hope don't be a stranger
Won't you help me make it through today?

Then a voice comes calling out to me
You're never alone cause I am with you
And I will always be
I will hold you cause you belong to me
You're never alone cause I'll be with you
For all eternity

Someone tell me how I
Stumble into doubting all the time
Some days I'm all together
And other days I stand here asking why

Then a voice comes calling out to me
You're never alone cause I am with you
And I will always be
I will hold you cause you belong to me
You're never alone cause I'll be with you
For all eternity

Then a voice comes calling out to me
You're never alone cause I am with you
And I will always be
I will hold you cause you belong to me
You're never alone cause I'll be with you
For all eternity

You're never alone
You're never alone

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Tonight we were sitting at the table finishing our math when the doorbell rang. I opened the door and there was an older man standing out there with a cane. He handed me 2 envelopes and asked if Iwould give them to the breadman and his helper. Jace had been there just last week to deliver the bread and had asked him how he was doing. He told him he hadn't been well at all. He said he had been in the hospital because he had a heart attack. Jace told him he was sorry that he wasn't feeling well and shared it with me when he got in the car. We prayed for him that night and hoped he would continue to recover. Now he shows up at our door with these cards and gifts of money for "the breadmen." What a blessing for us and what a blessing for him. I really believs he enjoys Jaces company (and recently Levis) and looks forward to the days they come over with bread. When we started selling bread we prayed that it would be a ministry to the people in Lakeland and God has surely blessed the kids with friends in the neighborhood that look forward to their visits. This particular man usually sits right out in his front yard and just enjoys the sunshine. I didn't notice that he had a cane before but probably has one now because of his recent heart attack. How sweet of this man to specifically drive over and think of my boys! We are blessed! Jace told me I better get a couple free loaves over there right away!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Beautiful hair

I told Liberty. "Your hair is so beautiful." She looked at me and smiled. I asked her, "Where did you get such beautiful hair?" (Expecting her to say God, like she does about everything else) She looked at herself admiringly and said, "Cownnie Mowket."

Christmas Pictures

Doncha just love Christmas pictures? If you are like me and just take them at home you know what this is like. You always send out the one that looks the best right? I just wanted to send out a couple of "the way it really is." I am gonna do that some year. Send the ones where they're fighting, looking grouchy, punching each other, crying, you know. The ones where no one is looking or their heads are turned. I like how Levi's eyes are completely off in the above picture. I kept showing him the camera and saying, "Are you looking at me? Does it look like you're looking at me?" And the one below, "Close your mouth Liberty. Please close your mouth." I especially like how Jace just has the "Let's get this overwith look." Of course along with his Charlie Bucket (Willy Wonka) hairdo. We can laugh at these in about 20 years and even today if we want. :O) Keep your eyes out for that "perfect one" in the mail but remember how it really was!

Hold the baby

Sorry about the red eyes. I didn't get to it before it was moved to a different folder and whatever so you'll just have to picture her with greenish bluish eyes. She was so interested in holding our friends newborn baby "Kaden", til she got him in her arms. It wasn't as fun as she thought it would be and she didn't really know what to do with him. She just acted like a statue and mumbled that she was, "done holding the baby." It was pretty funny and cute at the same time!