November 8, 2009

The Explaination of Life

Heard this in church today and thought that it was very appropriate!!!


On the first day God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said, "That's too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give you back the other ten." So God agreed.
On the second day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks, and make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
The monkey said, "How boring, monkey tricks for twenty years? I don't think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?" And God agreed.

On the third day God created the cow. God said, "You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years."
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I'll give back the other forty." And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I'll give you twenty years."

Man said, "What? Only twenty years! Tell you what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back and the ten the monkey gave back and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?"
"Okay," said God, "You've got a deal."

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; for the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; for the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

September 30, 2009


September 9, 2009

This is for you mom.

This is how you REALLY make a cake!

August 21, 2009

The Amazing Connection between Thoughts and Feelings

Please read this!! It's very insightful!

Meridian Magazine :: Articles : The Amazing Connection between Thoughts and Feelings

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August 10, 2009

For JoMax

I recently came across an interesting article by a self-proclaimed author Nichole Giles. I think everything is just about perceptions and believing in yourself. The article was titled as, "Who Decides What Makes an Author?" She says,

"When I was first getting started with writing—I mean, writing for real—I used to wonder at what point a writer became an author. Did I have to be published first? And what kind of “published” meant I was officially an author? Do magazine stories count? Or should I wait until I have a book published?

Then I wondered who gets to make those kinds of decisions. I could see it in my mind’s eye: Someone official and special (probably an editor or agent) would come to me, big published book in hand and say, “I hereby proclaim you, Nichole Giles, an author of the first degree, promoted forthwith from the title of lowly writer.”

Except guess what? That never happened. I’ve published numerous articles, blogs and other pieces of writing, and am working feverishly at several books—some which will be on shelves this year, and some next—but no one ever came to me and said, “Hey, you’ve been promoted.”

What’s the deal?

Okay, here’s the truth. It doesn’t matter what you write, or if or when you ever get published. Does not matter if you publish short stories, or articles or epic series novels, you can still be a real, live author. If you write, you’re an author. No one has the power to decide that for you. No one but you gets to decide what value you put on your writing. No group, or organization, or special agent, or super powered editor is going to sit you in a chair and interview you to determine if you are—in fact—worthy of the illustrious author title. No one can make that crucial decision except you."

JoMax, your family knows that you are an author. You're wordplay and ideas are brilliant. I hope that someday you will taste the success of being published, but for now know that we believe in your talent. We know that you are an author even if no one else in the world does...yet.

July 28, 2009


None of that 'Sis'-sy Stuff

Are you tired of those
sissy 'friendship' poems
that always sound good,
but never actually come close
to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of
True Friendship.
You WON'T see
cutesy little smiley faces
on this -
Just the stone cold truth
of our great friendship.

1. When you are sad,
I will jump on the person
who made you sad
like a spider monkey
jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

2. When you are blue,
I will try to dislodge
whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile,
I will know you are
plotting something
that I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,
we will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,
I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse
it could be until you
quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6. When you are confused,
I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,
Stay away from me
until you are well again.
I don't want whatever you have.....

8. When you fall,
I'll pick you up
and dust you off--
After I laugh my rear off!!

9. This is my oath...
I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask;
-- because you are my FRIEND!

Friendship is like peeing in your pants,
everyone can see it,
but only YOU
can feel the
true warmth.


(Sent to me in an email from Jill)

July 15, 2009

I Want...Wednesday!

What do you wish you could adjust around YOUR schedule, instead of the other way around?

Weekends! I want longer ones! I can never get in enough playing time because I have to do all my chores. Bleh!

July 10, 2009

A couple of Friday Q's.

Q #1: If you could take a ride in a hot air balloon over any city, what city would you choose?

My answer: Gotta be Scotland. I'd love to see the rolling green hills and view castles from the sky. Well, that is if someone grabbed me and tied me to the side. There's no way I would go up otherwise. Too scary!

Q #2: If your life was made into a movie, what genre would the movie be (drama, action, romance, comedy, adventure, crime/gangster, horror, musical, science fiction, war, western, historical, family-friendly, etc.)?

My answer: Probably a family-friendly "dramedy". I'm all about my family but with that comes lots of drama with some hysterical moments mixed in.

Now it's your turn!!

July 2, 2009


Mom already posted Pepper's pics on her blog but I thought I'd share mine too!

Little Pepper's baby cage.

Nummy, nummy in my tummy!
Not really. He was used to goats milk and now he's on powdered. He'll drink it if he gets hungry enough!

Collin got such horrible allergies after touching this guy!

Pepper smoochies!
It was so fun to see such an itty bitty baby deer.
Too cute!

June 23, 2009

Take 5 Tuesday

1. 5 things you’ve read recently.
2. 5 sites you’ve signed up for.
3. 5 shows you’ve watched lately.
4. 5 things you want right now.
5. 5 things on your grocery list.

1. I've read Previously Engaged by Elodia Strain, Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack, and the last three books from the chronicles of Narnia.

2. Hmmm...the prepared pantry, hungry-girl (cuz I'm hungry!), blogger (duh!), and I can't think of any more at the momentito.

3. Last night I watched the Bachelorette, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Nanny, the news, and this morning I watched some more news.

4. Chocolate, no coughing, to see my kiddos, a long vacation, and a nap.

5. Chocolate, stain fighter for the laundry (dang kids and their messy clothes!), gift for my cousin, cereal, and cough drops.