Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
And the winner is MISS BECK!!! She is such a sweetheart! I was so excited for her. Hey, and while you are looking at the pretty smiles. Notice the modesty of their dresses. Total CLASS if you ask me.
Oh...the winner of the HOME COMING GAME.....the other team, but it was still fun to watch!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
September 2 - home decor/tabletop
September 9 - entertaining/parties
September - 16 arts and crafts
September 23 - in the kitchen
September 30 - personal growth
Monday, September 22, 2008
I have always loved the Fall and Spring Equinox because my kids and I would take a raw egg and stand it on its end...Pretty darn cool!
Today my counters are covered with canning "stuff" and the kids are gone, but I still enjoy thinking about it.
Today I was driving to Oakley to listen to Mike Ramsdell, the author of "A Train To Potevka" speak to the high school students. I was looking at all the fields that are done being harvested and the ground is tiled for winter, and lo and behold on Mt. Harrison is SNOW!!!!! Yes, I said the "S" word...SNOW!!! Yep, it really is Fall in Idaho!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Former POW Larry Chesley was the Keynote Speaker. He is such an amazing man. He wrote the book "Seven Years in Hanoi" . He speaks with such a great love for his country and his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I linked his name to a web site that has some of his "experiences" while at the "Hanoi Hilton".
As I listened to the different speakers, I could remember students in school wearing bracelets of family members during the Vietnam war. I remember my Mom going to the bus station to pick up my Uncle after the war and seeing him in his uniform.
After this ceremony was over and I saw so many old and young alike my heart ached that more attention was given to this National Day of Honor. (There were more people out to the football game the night before.) Some of these men are quite old and there is a good possibility that they will not be around next year.
Mr. Chesley made several comments in his speech that I have not been able to get out of my mind, the first was that war is always "good-vs-evil". No matter what your political ties may be. This my favorite and a good one for all of us~
"There is no such thing as a bad day when you have a door handle on the inside of your door" ~ The Honorable Senator Larry Chesley ~former POW
So here is some information that you might like to know:
The Capitol and the White House in Washington, DC,
The Korean War and Vietnam Veterans War Memorials,
Every National cemetery,
Any building containing the official offices of the Secretary of State
The offices of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
The offices of the Director of the Selective Service System,
Every major military installation,
Every VA Medical Center, and
Every Post Office.
The design for the MIA/POW flag was never copyrighted. It became a flag that belongs to everyone, a design that hauntingly reminds us of those we dare not ever forget. Behind the black and white silhouette is a face we can't see...the face of a husband, a father, or a son who has paid with their freedom, for our freedom. Beneath the image are the words....
You Are Not Forgotten
LET US REMEMBER THE MEN AND WOMEN PRISONERS OF WAR FROM ALL BRANCHES OF SERVICE THAT ARE TOO OFTEN FORGOTTEN. LET US REMEMBER THEM.
THE TABLE CLOTH IS WHITE, SYMBOLIZING THE PURITY OF THEIR INTENTIONS TO RESPOND TO THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL TO ARMS -- SO THAT THEIR CHILDREN COULD REMAIN FREE. REMEMBER.
THE LONE CANDLE SYMBOLIZES THE FRAILTY OF A PRISONER ALONE, TRYING TO STAND UP AGAINST HIS OPPRESSORS. REMEMBER.
(A cadet lights the candle)
THE BLACK RIBBON ON THE CANDLE REMINDS US OF THOSE WHO WILL NOT BE COMING HOME. REMEMBER
THE SINGLE ROSE REMINDS US OF THE LOVED ONES AND FAMILIES OF OUR COMRADES IN ARMS WHO KEEP THE FAITH AND AWAIT THEIR RETURN. REMEMBER
A SLICE OF LEMON IS ON THE BREAD PLATE TO REMIND US OF THEIR BITTER FATE -- IF WE DO NOT BRING THEM HOME. REMEMBER
(A cadet slices a lemon and places a slice on each bread plate)
THERE IS SALT ON THE PLATE, SYMBOLIC OF THE FAMILY'S TEARS AS THEY WAIT AND REMEMBER.
(A cadet shakes salt onto each bread plate)
THE GLASSES ARE INVERTED. THEY CANNOT TOAST WITH US TONIGHT -- MAYBE TOMORROW, IF WE REMEMBER.
(The cadets execute a slow bend at the waist and pick up the wineglasses to eye level. At the word, “INVERTED”, the Honor Guard members quickly flip the wineglasses upside down with a twist of the wrist. Then slowly bring down the wineglasses to the table inverted.)
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE RIBBON IS TIED TO THE FLOWER VASE BY A YELLOW RIBBON THAT WAS WORN BY THOUSANDS WHO AWAITED THEIR RETURN. REMEMBER
THE FADED PICTURE ON THE TABLE IS A REMINDER THAT THEY ARE MISSED VERY MUCH AND ARE REMEMBERED BY THEIR FAMILIES. REMEMBER.
AS WE LOOK UPON THIS EMPTY TABLE, DO NOT REMEMBER GHOSTS FROM THE PAST, REMEMBER OUR COMRADES.
REMEMBER THOSE WHOM WE DEPENDED ON IN BATTLE. THEY DEPEND ON US TO BRING THEM HOME.
REMEMBER OUR FRIENDS. THEY ARE THE ONES WE LOVE -- WHO LOVE LIFE AND FREEDOM AS WE DO.
THEY WILL REMEMBER WHAT WE DO. PLEASE HONOR AND REMEMBER THEM.
(The Honor Guard executes a slow salute together. They hold it approximately 10 seconds after the music has ended. Afterwards, the members slowly order arms and the Honor Guard commander will call “POST” and the members will execute a Left or Right Face. (Whichever is more convenient). “Forward March” will then move the members out of the room in a slow fashion.)
SUGGESTED SCRIPT FOR RETIRING THE TABLE
(One cadet approaches the table ready to extinguish the candle. If the hats are to be retired as well, the entire Honor Guard should enter with one identified to extinguish the candle.)
AS CADET _______________ EXTINGUISHES THIS CANDLE, LET US TRANSFER IT'S FLAME TO OUR HEARTS -- AND REMEMBER.
(Cadet extinguishes the candle and retreats.)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a post on their blog.
I have really been relating to Maxine lately... and let me tell you why...
So, here is how I will tell the story, thank goodness my dear husband doesn't blog.
The other night I put the fan in the window to blow some "cool" air into our bedroom...living in Idaho the evening cool down enough that it makes it very comfortable...no big deal right... so I put the fan in the window and the husband informs me that it is only 50* outside and it is making the room to cold to sleep in...I am thinking to myself that it is at least a 100* in our room. So, I take the fan out of the window, and put it on my dresser so it is blowing on me...D/H covers up with an extra blanket and doesn't say anything more. Pretty soon I have stripped down to my "nothings" and have thrown the sheets off my side of the bed, laying their spread eagle with the fan blowing on me, of coarse through all of this I have tossed, turned and cussed alittle along the way...I feel myself finally start to dose off, and D/H pipes in...are you comfy, as he pulls another blanket over himself...and I answer..."I AM NOW"....AUUUGGGHHH!
While I am on the subject...what the... happen to my perky little Ta-Ta's??? While laying under the cool fan that night I realized that my "woobies" have totally disappeared! Oh Yea...SEXY! I even looked to see if they were hanging out under my arm pits nope...they are just plain GONE! and speaking of gone...What is the deal with the Wind...yea you know what I am talking about...my "fluffers" hardly ever smell, and now I can peel the paint of walls! I wish it was only at home that this would happen but it is really sad when you are walking down the isle and every child you pass is having to have their diaper checked...oh yea and while I am on the subject of diapers, I never could understand why they had "Adult Diapers"... I have as much fun now with the dear husband as when we were first married and head for the fem/hyg isle...NOW though it's anybody's guess who those diapers are for!!! So, I guess maybe I'm not as much like Maxine as I am an old worn out Sump Cooler... Well, I am off to see how many blankets I can find for Kirk before I try to go to bed!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Josh started taking Taekwondo when he was I believe 10 years old. He has progressed a great deal from when he first started. I have always enjoyed watching him. He and I use to travel all over to different tournaments. First in ATA, ITC and now in the HTF organizations. (I looked for pictures from when he was young and we were traveling to California, Washington and of coarse here in Idaho, but they are in pictures that are not saved on my computer so I would have to dig through boxes to find them, and beings that I have taken 2 days to do this post I decided not to embarace him that much.) Anyway, Saturday he and several of his students went to a tournament in Rupert, it always has a good turn out from schools from Idaho and Washington, and this was no different. All of his students that competed received medals, including Josh.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We remembered that week
then we will be a nation gone under.'
- Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
from Lelly our challenge is to highlight one thing per week that you have been inspired to do "because of a blogger." broken into 5 "categories.
"tuesday, september 2 home decor/tabletop
tuesday, september 9 entertaining/parties
tuesday, september 16 arts and crafts
Who better to ask if they have seen a cemetery in a corn field that guys that are harvesting corn!
Most of the dates on these markers were from the late 1800's early 1900's
This headstone is the oldest one.
I know there is a little cemetery in a field where I live, I think today I will go see if any of the gaves still have markers...and wonder what crazy name someone gave it!!