Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
A picture of the rowdy crowd.
There were smiles on people's faces, kids running around playing, and lots of American flags waving in the wind. You'll notice I said waving in the wind, not burning or being stomped on. There were signs galore. All clean (I mean no profanity), spelled correctly, and many were humorous. People were chatting with strangers and friends alike. I saw a veteran remove his jacket and hand it to a stranger who's baby was cold. Then I watched as she handed him her baby to hold so she could pull a blanket out of her diaper bag. Rednecks are like that you know.
One of my favorite, humorous flags.
My kids found their friends in the crowd.
What were we protesting you ask? Well, TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. Those of us who pay taxes pay a lot of taxes. And here's my thing, I don't mind paying taxes. But I do mind paying for the stupidity of some lawmakers. And I do mind when my children's future well- being is being threatened because today some adults in Washington can't get their act together.
It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.
I wonder if she was called names for her view, probably. But the book this quote was taken from was written in 1805 titled History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution. She was a fascinating woman and strangely enough, not someone that I ever read about in any of my history books growing up!
Oh, anyway all I can say is that I've really never been too concerned about what the media or the folks in Hollywood think. Thankfully, I answer to a Higher Power. And, hopefully, if you are concerned about the direction our government is taking you'll feel empowered to stand up and voice your opinion, even if you do get called a redneck, racist, stupid, extremist Momma!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I love just opening my cabinet and quickly grabbing the spice I need. It's also helpful because I can see right away what spice is low and replace it before I need it again!
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Then it was off to my old hometown for a haircut Saturday morning for a little trim and upkeep. Always, nice to have your hair done, even though I know it will only last a couple of days because I can never do it the same way. Oh well, I'm just not good with lots of maintenance, don't have the patience for all that girly stuff most days:)
Then we rushed back home to catch the end of Soph's first track meet. She did great and got some ribbons. I think they all get ribbons of some sort, but she said she came in first twice! Those long legs make a good runner. I was so happy for her, because this is the first sport since the Karate debacle that she has participated in. (Karate + elderly teacher + being 5 + sitting for 90 minutes with little activity and lots of just listening to instruction = unhappy camper!) I'll have to post pictures of the meet on Tuesday if I can snatch the camera back from hubby.
Oh, and note to self: Bring lots of blankets to ward off chill of wind, chairs, snacks, and lots of energy to chase 2 year old around for 2+ hours while meet is going on. Can't wait until next Saturday!
And finally we planted our Western Prairie Garden and booster from High Country Gardens. I'll have to give you more details on that later this week. Plus, some pictures of our 10 TON pile of manure that is starting to look a little smaller with all our work! Everyone needs to view pictures of 10 TONS of manure, don't you think?
Those are some of my Memorable Moments...what's yours?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I finished the waffles. Holding my breath I cooked them, they looked just fine. Then my daughter's scarfed them down before I could even ask if they tasted okay (or take a picture for my blog).
So there's my tip. When out of eggs, never fear if you have cornstarch on hand!
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Our sweet friends who came to celebrate. Didn't Em and Soph do a good job of decorating the party table?
The kids having fun with the pinwheel party favors.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Now I know some would say, "That's life. Not everyone can get recognized. After all there are 200 students and only12 awards to give out the entire school year." "Shouldn't do it for the recognition, it's about doing what's right." Yep, I know. I'm 36 years old and I've figured out life isn't always fair. Heck, sometimes it's darn disappointing. But you know what? This momma's gonna protect her little ones for as long as she can. I don't' see any sense in a 9 and 6 year old, who are good, studious students, to feel like they aren't deserving. Nope, no sense at all. Even if they were little hellions, rebelled a little...I'd just celebrate the days they tried and the days they didn't we'd look forward to the possibilities of what the next day was going to bring.
So here's what this mom is going to do today. I'm going to give my girls a super big hug after school today. Tell them how proud I am of them. Tell them they are tops in my book. And then I'm taking them out for ice cream. Not because they need some sort of reward for doing what's right, but because this Momma is very thankful God gave me two such beautiful gifts.