P.S. AND if you're so inclined, you can also sign our Guestbook, too, clear at the very bottom of this blog. Although just signing the Guestbook is perfectly acceptable, I sure would love to see your smiling faces and those of your families, so make sure you upload your favorite picture into our Guestbook. Once you click on "Sign this guestbook" on the bottom of the frame in orange, you'll be directed to another website and there you'll find pretty simply instructions on what to do next. Good luck!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My first victim...er...I mean, my first featured family member is my oldest nephew Shane who is 13 years old. He is my oldest brother Jeff and sister-in-law Kathy's son. Now, Shane is what us ladies would call just a very nice boy. I know what you're thinking. Usually ladies say that about boys with no other obvious qualities, lol, but nope, Shane is also pretty stinkin' cute, too! Besides becoming an avid hunter with his dad, Shane's "thing" right now is baseball. He's one of a couple pitchers on his team, and personally I think the best, but I'm not biased at all. I attended a game of his last night and took a few pictures of him in action.
The man in the background looking over Shane's shoulder it seems is Shane's dad, my brother Jeff. He is the coach for Shane's team.This is Shane's mom Kathy and his Pappap, my dad. Dad is keeping track of how many pitches the pitchers pitch. Say that three times fast, lol.Shane's sister Lyndsey, my neice. Isn't she beautiful?
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Anyhow, my point is, this morning I couldn't wait to get up and get outside. You heard me...I couldn't wait to get up and get outside. And by 1 PM I had cleaned out my big flower garden in the corner of our front yard, which was quite the undertaking, quite a mess from last year. I then raked that said mess all up AND gave the yard its first mowin' of the 2009 season. And I don't use no sissy riding lawn mower either, lol, push mower all the way, folks! And it's a 2 1/2 to 3 hour job let me tell ya to mow the front and back. Whew!! I'm tired even just thinkin' about all that work now.
In the middle of all that, I decided that it was just way too nice of a day not to have a cook-out/picnic, so I called up the kinfolk and my Dad, Chris and Amanda, McKayla and Christopher and Josh came over for some steak, fried potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower salad, and baked beans. Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm good!!
Everyone else had been working pretty hard outside today, too, so by the end all the adults were pretty tired and it shows in the pictures below.
Josh and his goofball cousin Logan.McKayla and Christopher look on as their well-refined, modest and sneaky cousin Logan comes out from behind the tree after going potty.Dad relaxing and enjoying the breeze.Josh and McKayla horsing around. Loser!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!!!" --- Unknown AND
Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God. --Bob Pierce
Saturday, April 18, 2009
HOWEVER, the time has come to do something, and the easiest thing in the world to do is just to show up and show your support and that's what a couple hundred local residents of my local town of Sugar Grove, PA and I did this past Wednesday.
And I can also see how those who attended TEA parties were later labeled as right-wing extremists because things started to really get outta hand at one point, what with all the clapping and praying and discussing certain issues and general chattin with your neighbors, it was a rough crowd. Logan was terrified at one point 'cause everyone wanted to take her picture with her sign, just horrible of them. I think you get my point, and here's the pictures to prove it.
Taxation Without Representation!Logan, our little activist.......er, excuse me, right-wing extremist (I know, I can't help myself, it's just so ridiculous to me, lol)Even Ben Franklin showed up to show his support!Ex-Congressman John Peterson was the key speaker.Extremism at its best!