Friday, October 31, 2008

Fall Party!

The Crusader's Club at our church had their Fall Party tonight. Everyone was to dress in costume w/the theme being Patriotic or Millitary. Allyson went as Martha Washington...enjoy these pictures of the First Lady...LOL :)

We are on our way to the Fall Party...excitement!

Here you see Martha Washington(Allyson) and the Statue of Liberty(Anna). :) Aren't they cute?

The winners for the best costume! Yippee! Hooray! :)
Standing at the Miss Charity, the wonderful Crusader's Club teacher! ...and her husband Bro. Joe Brown is standing next her. Allyson had SUCH a FUN time w/her other Crusader friends playing games and eating ice cream and candy!

Allyson receiving a gift from Miss Charity.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A funny one...

Barack Obama has put out an ad that simply reminded us...
John McCain cannot use a computer.
Well guess what...
Barack cannot land a jet plane on an aircraft carrier at night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


"It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." B. OBAMA

To put this in plainer language... Under President Obama, tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay NO federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.

A story...
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed. Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient needed money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Every American should read this article and watch the video before voting on Nov. 4th...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Meradeth looking through the railing on the pier out at the boats and the water and the birds and I think you get the picture; pretty much everything in front of her eyes she has to stop and look so I had to stop and take a picture so I can remember every cute thing she does.  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

bed hair

Meradeth showing off her wild hair after a nice long nap :-)

Grandaddy has a grandkitty! :)

Allyson got to pick out a free kitty today out of a litter of four. There is a house which Kevin drives by on the way to work that every now and then has a sign in their yard advertising "free kittens". Well, today it was up again...Kevin called me from work and told me about it. So, w/out telling Allyson where we were going, the kids and I hop into the van and drive to the "kitty house". I pull in and tell Allyson to go pick out the kitten of her choice...after screaming w/delight...she picks the kitten in the above picture! Her name is Jane...well, Jane Speckles to be exact. :) As you can see, Allyson decorated her w/a purple diamond studded collar(which I picked up for 50 cents at Walmart).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biden's Latest Gaffe

And the liberal media is saying that Palin is hurting McCain's run for the White House? Her wearing expensive clothes, differing on gay marriage, and wanting her children to travel w/her doesn't compare w/what comes out of this guys mouth!

This guy is unbelievable! Now, remember as you read the following article...this is the man who should be the closest right now to Obama as far as political thinking.
by Connie Hair
Democrat vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden made another huge gaffe on the campaign trail, this time telling a room full of high-dollar donors that if Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, to expect not only an international incident contrived specifically to test Obama’s mettle, but that Obama would most certainly need the help of these donors when they handle it in the wrong way. I am not making this up.

In the second of two Seattle fundraisers on Sunday, Biden said, “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

Biden told the crowd to, “Gird their loins,” and said, “I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate." Biden prophesied both Russia and the Middle East as possible points of origin. Biden then said, “And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you -- not financially to help him -- we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right.”

Could Joe Biden actually be an Obama campaign saboteur? There must be some logical explanation. I asked Rudy Giuliani on a McCain-Palin press conference call if he had any ideas. The best I could come up with is that Biden has made some sort of deal with the Clintons to undermine the Obama campaign.

Giuliani told me, “First of all, if a Republican had made these statements, it would be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow saying that they were raising scare tactics. But we’ll have to see what the New York Times does with this comment tomorrow. The reality is that Joe Biden is telling us that he’s very concerned about something and the only part of it that I can make real logical sense of is he is telling us that if his candidate is elected he can think of five or six scenarios -- and he mentions two, the Middle East and Russia -- in which his mettle will be tested in a very serious way and in language that almost suggests in a catastrophic way.”

“Well, my answer is then, let’s elect somebody who doesn’t raise that risk,” Giuliani continued. “John McCain is not an unknown quantity; he’s not somebody who’s going to invite an international incident just to test him. There may be international incidents that he’s going to have to deal with that can happen to any president, but certainly John McCain doesn’t raise that risk. And it gets us back to who is better prepared to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States, whether it is John McCain or Barack Obama and it seems to me that Joe Biden is telling us in his very convoluted way that he may still believe that John McCain is better prepared to be Commander-in-Chief. But only Joe Biden can explain exactly what he meant by all this.”

“The part that I really don’t understand is that part at the end where he talks about they might not necessarily be right in their response and they’re going to need the support of all of these donors to get them through it,” Giuliani added, fighting to hold back laughter.

“That one totally baffles me. But again it seems to me that if John McCain or Sarah Palin or some surrogate on their behalf said something like this -- said something extraordinary like this -- they’d have to hold a press conference and explain what kind of sense this makes. Maybe, just maybe, the press will ask Joe Biden to do that. Let’s see.”

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunrise Panoramic

 We went to Port San Luis this morning to watch the sunrise. It was a really nice sunrise this morning because we had just a tiny bit of rain so it was clean smelling and clear with the clouds moving off in the distance. I wanted a panoramic to capture the feel better. Hope you all enjoy.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another candidate for President?

My name is Kaleb McCain...I'm running for President and I approve of this picture.
The kids and I were shopping at a costume shop the other day. Allyson is going to a Fall Party on the 31st...and we were here searching for a costume for her. Right before leaving, we all tried on the mask of John McCain...and I snapped a photo of Kaleb when he put it on. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

My New Favorite PIC

This face sums up Meradeth's personality.

Funny facts of Life

I received this email forward from Aunt Susan today. It's it and laugh...


1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the
second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandmother's lap.


1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.


1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.


1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.


At age 4 success is . . . not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . having friends..
At age 17 success is . . having a drivers licence.
At age 35 success is . . having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . .. . having a drivers licence.
At age 75 success is . . . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . ... not piddling in your pants.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's only 25 days away

The Audacity of Hope - a book written by Obama in 2006. The title was derived from a sermon delivered by Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In his convention speech in Denver, Obama expanded on many of the themes in this book. The following is a line from the book:
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Now people say what Obama is talking about is that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War he is talking about protecting American Muslims from undeserved bigotry.
Would Obama stand with us when we get in a bad way...even if it meant standing against his Muslims? ...or would he stand with Muslims against anyone...including us?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

House mates

Here is a nice picture of  Kristin and Olivia when we went out to eat in San Luis.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Allyson got mail

Yesterday, Allyson received in the mail from Aunt Katie a $5 McDonald's gift card(which she calls her "debit card"). These photos are in chronological order of her opening the letter.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the US.

Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed 'Bearack Obama'.


Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ?

Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered)
in Chicago ; 221 killed in Iraq .

Senators Barack Obama & Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Gov. Rod Blogojevich, Illinois House leader Mike Madigan, Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike), Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley) ..... our leadership in Illinois .....all Democrats. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .

Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country.

Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.
(Look 'em up if you want).

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in
Illinois. And he's gonna 'fix' Washington politics for us!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm voting Democrat

I'm voting Democrat because it's not right that English should be the official language in America.

I'm voting Democrat because it's better to turn corn into fuel than it is to eat.

I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather pay $4 for a gallon of gas than allow American companies to drill for oil off the coasts of America, like other countries are doing.

I'm voting Democrat because I think the government (especially Barack Hussein Obama, Barny Frank, Chris Dodd, and Nancy Pelosi) will do a better job of spending my money than I could.

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq , I know the Islamic terrorists will stop trying to kill us because they'll think we're a good and decent country.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe people who can't tell us if it will rain intwo or three days, can now tell us the polar ice caps will disappear in ten years if I don't start riding a bicycle, build a windmill or inflate my tires to proper levels.

I'm voting Democrat because it's alright to kill millions of babies as long as we keep violent, convicted murderers on death row alive.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe businesses in America should not be allowed to make profits. Businesses should just break even and give the rest to the government so politicians and bureaucrats can redistribute the money the way they think it should be redistributed.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe guns, and not the people misusing them, are the cause of crimes and killings.

I'm voting Democrat because when someone with a weapon threatens my family or me, I know the government can respond faster through a call to 911 than I can with a gun in my hand.

I'm voting Democrat because oil companies' 5% profit on a gallon of gas are obscene, but government taxes of 18% on the same gallon of gas are just fine.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe three or four elitist liberals should rewrite the Constitution every few months to suit some fringe element that could never get their agenda past voters.

I'm voting Democrat because I admire the work that the ACLU, ACORN and CAIR are doing.

I'm voting Democrat because illegal aliens are not criminals, are not sucking up resources through government aid, hospital services, education, or social service, but are just people trying to make a better life by coming to America illegally. We can't blame them for that, can we?

I'm voting Democrat because now I can now marry whatever I want, so I've decided to marry my horse.

Makes ya wonder why anyone would ever vote Republican, doesn't it?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Eric Was Tagged

4 Things I was doing ten years ago
1. Senior in high school (don't laugh)
2. Got a job at UPS
3. Had my first car accident (not my fault!)
4. Going on vacation to Maggie Valley with my parents and grandmother

4 Things on my to do list for today
1. Get over this sinus infection or cold or whatever I have right now
2. Eat dinner with Kathryn and my parents and grandmother
3. Take Kathryn to Walmart to do her grocery shopping
4. Play some Playstation Games

4 Things I love about Kathryn
1. She has a strong desire to live for God
2. She is sweet and kind and the most beautiful woman I've ever seen
3. She loves her family
4. She cooks me wonderful dinners

4 Jobs I have had (I have only had 4 jobs including the one I have now)
1. Working for my dad at his title insurance company
2. UPS
3. Dispatch at the Sheriff's Office
4. Detective with the Sheriff's Office

4 Movies I have watched more than once
1. Facing the Giants
2. Anne of Green Gables (my mom made me)
3. Ernest Goes to Jail
4. Christmas Carol

4 Places I have lived
1. Jacksonville, FL
2. Green Cove Springs, FL
3. Middleburg, FL
4. There isn't a #4

4 Places I want to visit
1. Ireland
2. Hawaii
3. Tahiti
4. Australia

4 TV shows I watch
1. House Hunters and House Hunters International (this is by force from sweet Kathryn)
2. Andy Griffith
3. Hannity & Colmes
4. Reading Rainbow (my favorite show when I was a kid)

4 Things you may not know about me
1. I detest spiders and roaches
2. I've eaten a live mole cricket (not by choice, obviously)
3. I'm very bad at math
4. I can play the alto saxaphone

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Family Picture

Kevin's mom took this picture. She bought Meradeth some hair bands and I got her dressed up. We are standing in our back "2x4" yard.