Saturday, September 27, 2008

Reunion time

The third Saturday of every September all of my Dad's side of the family comes together for a reunion. I learned something at this last one I attended. We are one of our county's oldest families!! I didn't know that. I'm anxiously awaiting some other information that another family member is sending me to learn more about my heritage. The picture you see is of my great great grandfather. My grandfather was his youngest son. He had 13 brothers and sisters - some were half siblings, but that doesn't matter. :o)

My Stand

I must say that I am very concerned about the upcoming election. Everywhere, people are talking about the almighty dollar, healthcare, the war, etc. But what is really the main issue? None of the above mentioned subjects matters. Educational background of candidates doesn't matter. Color doesn't matter. We can't take the dollar with us, but we can take human lives with us. We live in a very immoral country, and yet we continue to pass laws that forsake all that we were founded upon. It's a SPIRITUAL battle.

One of the main issues that really burdens me is the killing of unborn babies, and yes, it's killing!! Now we have the democratic side who says disregard human life and kill those babies (Obama and Biden both suupport abortion). Isn't killing murder??? Yes!!! If we legalize abortion, we will be legalizing murder!! Sounds horrible doesn't it, but that's exactly what we would be doing. Someone says well, it's going to happen anyway, we might as well legalize it. Well, killing will continue to go on as long as we are here on earth, but are we going to legalize murder? I would like someone to look my 2 beautiful children in the eye and tell them it's okay to kill someone when my Bible tells me, "Thou shalt not kill." And yet that's abortion. Those innocent lives cannot speak for themselves. There are people all around who would love to adopt if given the opportunity. We were there one time, wanting to adopt. I'm so thankful that we were able to possibly help someone make one of the toughest choices she may ever have to make. I applaud any woman, no matter her circumstances, who chooses life for her unborn baby. That's not taking the easy way out. She's made a tough decision, and she needs support.

I'll humbly step off my soap box now. Please pray for this election. We will all be held accountable for the way we vote. If we vote for people who support abortion, we are supporting abortion, but if we vote for someone who doesn't support abortion, we are supporting life. Think about it.

No matter the outcome of this election, I know that MY GOD is in control.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


WOW!! I can hardly believe that I am now 40, but what a day I had. We went to a local restaurant for lunch since they offer a free birthday meal, and then my thoughtful husband planned a surprise party for me after church Sunday night. I really had no idea, because he was preaching Sunday night, and I had invited family members to come and hear him. I didn't know that I was inviting them to a party afterwards!! :o) It's funny. I know that I'm 40, and yet I still don't FEEL 40. I guess that's good, though.

The actual day was good, but, boy getting here was rough. I hope and pray that all of the health issues of '08 are behind me now. :o)

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

Monkey Boy is 6!! We wanted to take him to celebrate, so we started off by having breakfast at Cracker Barrel. He then chose an indoor playground with lots of blow up items - slides, bouncy houses - all kinds of stuff. He and Stinkerbelle had a grand old time!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birthday Boy

Monkey Boy's birthday party was a bit different this year. Instead of receiving gifts, he opted to help our local pregnancy care center by asking each family to bring diapers. We are so proud of him for wanting to help people who are in need. What a blessing he is to us and to others as well. The day that we delivered the diapers, the shelves were COMPLETELY BARE!! What a need they have. If anyone reads this and would like to help out in any way, please let me know.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Field Trip

Have you ever heard of a zedonk??? We hadn't either until we took a field trip to Hollywild Animal Park on Friday, Sept. 5. As you may have guessed, a zedonk is a cross between a zebra and a donkey. It looks like a donkey, but has stripes like the zebra!! Check out the photo. Both Stinkerbelle and Monkey Boy were able to feed a baby goat a bottle. We saw many other animals, and really enjoyed ourselves, but the safari ride was the best!!!!