Saturday, January 31, 2009


The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.
~Benjamin Franklin

Friday, January 30, 2009


A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
~Lord Jeffery

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Photo Credit: Untitled, LUZA

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More Photos of at the Dam

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Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

~John Keats

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


At the Dam in our new "area"
Aren't they cute???? Happy Birthday Grandma!!!!!

Just For Laughs

A man, his wife and mother-in-law went on vacation to the Holy Land. While they were there the mother-in-law passed away. The undertaker told them, "You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for $150.00.

The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home. The undertaker asked, "Why? Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your mother-in-law home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and spend only $150.00? The man said, "A man died here 2000 years ago, he was buried here and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."

Monday, January 26, 2009


Sunday, January 25, 2009


When everything seems to go wrong .... just P.U.S.H.!
When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.!
When people don't react the way you think they should.... just P.U.S.H.
When your money is "gone" and the bills are due.... just P.U.S.H.!
When people just don't understand you .... just... P.U.S.H.!

P= Pray
U= Until
S= Something
H= Happens

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just for Laughs

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on top of his desk and wrote on the board:
"Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."
Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.
A week later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an "A" when he had barely written anything at all.
His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's my Cancerversary

I made it!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kid's Instructions on Life

"Wear a hat when feeding seagulls." - Rocky, age 9
"Sleep in your clothes so you'll be dressed in the morning." - Stephanie, age 8
"Don't flush the john when your dad's in the shower." - Lamar, age 10
"Never ask for anything that costs more than $5 when your parents are doing taxes." - Carrol, age 9
"Never bug a pregnant mom." - Nicholas, age 11
"Don't ever be too full for dessert." - Kelly, age 10
"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him." - Heather, age 16
"Never tell your mom her diet's not working." - Michael, age 14
"Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat." - Joel, age 12
"When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone." - Alyesha, age 13
"Never try to baptize a cat." - Laura, age 13
"Never spit when on a roller coaster." - Scott, age 11
"Never do pranks at a police station." - Sam, age 10
"Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it's moving." - Rob, age 10
"Never tell your little brother that you're not going to do what your mom told you to do." - Hank, age 12
"Remember you're never too old to hold your father's hand." - Molly, age 11
"Listen to your brain. It has lots of information." - Chelsey, age 7
"Stay away from prunes." - Randy, age 9
"Never dare your little brother to paint the family car." - Phillip, age 13
"Forget the cake, go for the icing." - Cynthia, age 8
"Remember the two places you are always welcome - church and Grandma's house." - Joanne, age 11
"When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents." - Matthew, age 12
I got this from Funny Stuff

Monday, January 19, 2009

January Breast Exam Reminder

When you're young, breast cancer is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, it shouldn’t be. Although breast cancer in young women is significantly less common among those from 20 to 39, it does happen. Don’t believe it won’t happen to you, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 while pregnant with our sixth child. Finding time to incorporate breast self exam into your monthly schedule is easy when you realize just how important it is. Since my birthday in on the 19th of the month I have chosen to do my exams on the 19th of every month and I will remind my readers to do their exams your's too.
  1. Except for certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women of all ages. Although the most confirmed and noteworthy risk factors for developing breast cancer are gender and growing older.
  2. Younger women diagnosed with breast cancer often experience a more aggressive cancer and a lower chance of survival. This fact alone is enough to make early detection and breast self exam crucial for younger women.
  3. Generally, screening mammograms are recommended at age 40. Sadly, this occasionally results in younger women not being diagnosed with breast cancer until the cancer is in a later stage, and can lower their chance of survival.
  4. Because breast tissue isn't as thick when you're younger it can make diagnosis of breast cancer difficult. For this reason young women should begin monthly breast self exam at age 20, so that you can become familiar with how your breasts look and how they feel, thereby making it easier for you to notice any changes in your breasts.
  5. Because the lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in seven for American women, establishing good breast health practices while you are still young can reduce your chance of getting breast cancer at a later stage.
Remember, anytime you see or feel any kind of change in your breast(s) you should see your health-care provider. Only a qualified medical professional can definitively diagnose the cause of breast issues. Breast changes don't always mean breast cancer, but they do mean you should see your doctor.

Click HERE for instructions on how to perform a self breast-exam.

Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Just for Laughs

Life is measured in time: BC and AC. That, to me, means "before children" and "after children."

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crisp Morning

The crispness of the cold morn air
Is very stimulating.
The redness of the rising sun
A beauty to behold.
The gift of love and life from You
By way of Your Own Son
Is the most amazing gift this world
Has seen since time begun.

How seldom I seem to take the time to tell God how much I appreciate Him and what He has done and is doing for me. How seldom do I tell Him how amazing His love is. He created the entire universe and yet He cares about every hair on my head and knows me inside and out. In spite of His knowing me so well, He still loves me. He loves me with a love beyond my comprehension. It should not take the stimulation of cold air or the beauty of a bright red sunrise to encourage me to give God thanks and praise. Just the privilege of waking up in the morning should bring forth praises out of my heart and mouth.

From my Mom's Devotional Blog here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday's photo


Monday, January 12, 2009

For Fun

All I Really Need To Know I Learned from Noah and the Ark

1. Don't miss the boat.
2. Try to remember that we're all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark, you know.
4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.
5. Don't listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.
6. Build your future on high ground.
7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
8. Two heads are better than one.
9. Speed isn't always an advantage; after all, the snails were on board with the cheetahs.
10. When you're stressed, try floating awhile.
11. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs; it was the Titanic that was built by professionals.
12. Remember that woodpeckers inside are a larger threat than storms outside.
13. No matter what the difficulty, trust in the Almighty: There'll be a rainbow at the end of the storm.

~Author Unknown

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just For Laughs

Due to the current economic situation, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Thank You for the joy of laughter
It eases all life’s stress
It helps to break down masks man made
And helps to heal disease
It brings together one and all
it makes each one feel equal
Its such a joy to laugh with friends
for laughter, Lord, I thank You.

Ecc 3:4
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Laughter is good for the soul. Medical science has found laughter to help the healing process. Laughter releases stress. At the end of a busy day I like to find something funny on TV to watch. That is becoming a hard task as what is considered funny is often offensive. The old sit-coms and some of the funny videos are now few and far between. When I can’t find something on TV or in a book, I use my memory bank. There are many funny events in my life that still bring me to laughter as I think back on them. As I visualize Jesus walking down a road with His disciples, I can visualize them laughing together. Laughter is a strong united. It put everyone on equal footing and helps us drop our “guard.” So, whether you are alone or with someone or several someones, be sure you take time to laugh every day.

From my Mom's devotional Blog

Friday, January 9, 2009


Renting apartment

A large family, with seven children, moved to a new city. They were having a difficult time finding an apartment to live in. Many apartments were large enough, but the landlords objected to the large family. After several days of searching, the father asked the mother to take the four younger children to visit the cemetery, while he took the older three to find an apartment. After they looked most of the morning, they found a place that was just right.
Then the landlord asked the usual question:"How many children do you have?"
The father answered with a deep sigh, "Seven...but four are with their dear mother in the cemetery."

The landlord, feeling sympathetic towards the man's situation, rented the apartment to him.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Turkey problems

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No, ma'am, they are dead."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Just a Thought

Words, once spoken can never be recalled.

She's Growing Up!

Guess who mastered the art of pedaling???

Monday, January 5, 2009


Boys sure are filthy aren't they? Especially my 9yo!
Like his orange hair? My sister, Debbie, sent the kids
colored hair spray and glitter spray for Christmas.
Hey this was AFTER about 10 washings!!!
Even the poor dogs head is orange!!

Garit is Twelve now

Happy Birthday G!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Photo Op

AWE!!!!!! Don't I breed good pretty kiddies??

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Miss. Miranda!

A Fun Evening

At the River - What a fun Evening!