Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We have the tree lighted and decorated...
Travis is Mama's wonderful helper when it's time to start packing! He dashes to everyone's drawers, grabs a handful of clothes, and throws it into the suitcase...packing DONE! :)
We are hoping to be pulling out at 4 in the morning...and arrive early in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to pick out a great restaurant to eat our Thanksgiving meal! Yum! ...can't wait...no cooking or cleaning up for me this year!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! Goodbye...until December 1st!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Anna and Allyson looking very cute...
All the produce is pre-ordered from a local grocery story, and the members in the church pick what they would like to buy to contribute to The Horn of Plenty. We bought 80 lbs. of red cabbage...LOL...if you look at the picture of Anna and Allyson you can see some of the cabbage to the right of Allyson.
Kevin singing in the choir...can you find him...
And here are the kindred spirits...that is what Allyson calls Anna. :)
...and Mama and her beautiful, sweet daughter...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Allyson doing her chores...
Going to ice skating lessons...
Mama watching Allyson skate. I'm so proud of how much she's learned. :) This last lesson they were working on twirls and spins.
Travis looking as cute as a puppy...his innocent puppy face...
Kaleb making a carnivorous dinosaur face...
Allyson and Kaleb taking their books back to the Iowa City Library...
Playing w/the train set in the kid section...
At home eating pretzels and watching Duck Tales...
*But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
*Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
*The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
*Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
*But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Hey everyone! There's a song I heard in church a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Eric and I both thought it was one of the most beautiful songs we had ever heard. I wanted to share it with everyone else. I searched on the internet and finally found a video on You Tube with a church choir singing it. They do a really wonderful job. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as we did.
"To Rescue A Sinner Like Me"
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Like Spain, we have just capitulated to the extreme Islamists and the George Soros socialists. The apathetic, and greedy self-interest voter, has made his/her choice. The voter has chosen; European style socialism over the capitalist free market system, Islam over Christianity, bondage over liberty, and punishment of achievement over self reliance. President Bush took the War on Terror to the enemy and his soil; Obama will capitulate and bring the war to our soil, and we will defend our borders with a smaller military. Instead of learning the lessons of other failed socialistic governments, sadly we have decided to join them.
History has proven that a democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) usually followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations have progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith
From spiritual faith to great courage
From great courage to liberty
From liberty to abundance
From abundance to complacency
From complacency to apathy
From apathy to governmental dependency
From governmental dependency back into bondage
Thanks to these duped voters, we will now progress rather quickly from the “complacency to apathy” stage to the “apathy to governmental dependency” stage. And, then we will awake some morning and find ourselves in the “governmental dependency back into bondage” stage!
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. . . . . Ronald Reagan
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
They raise their Bibles when they sing this line..."Get the new look from God's Word!"