Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm exhausted!!

Why is it whenever we have to change the clocks no matter if it is ahead or back, I am always exhausted for a while? Uggggg Here it is barely 9 pm and I want to fall into bed!!! *L*

It's been a fun and eventful week. The church Halloween party was Thursday, Friday we went out for our belated anniversary dinner and listened to the scanner until way was a crazy Halloween night for sure! Saturday we slept in and then went to the Prop 8 rally. And it rained!!! It was wonderful!!! It was cool, but not cold and this was the first rally I have ever gone to and participated in.

We had lots of people honk and give us thumbs up and a few that flipped us off. *L* Oh well! We even had people stop and ask if they could join us. That was very cool!

And the guys in this car were almost falling out of us to give us thumbs up and cheer us on!

When we got home I got some wonderful shots of the raindrops in my roses!!

Today after church I had the kids in Sunday School and it was the first time I felt really really good about how class went. I have struggled with this whole teaching thing. And today I was left without teaching material and a helper again and I just decided to run with it, and wow it went sooo well!! I decided to involve the kids more in the class and they loved it. instead of just trying to 'teach' them, I involved them in the whole class.
Jimmade his incredible clam chowder for us to have after church today and with the weather being chilly it was the perfect way to warm us up!

Oh and before I forget, Jamie sent me pics of
Kayden in her Halloween costume and Shaun sent us pics of

Patrick in his! they are sooooooooooooooo stinking cute!!!

Finally I will leave you with some pics of our outside fall decorations :) Happy Fall ya'all!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve had ENOUGH!!!!!!

I am SO flipping sick and tired of tolerance being shoved down our throats! Cases in point.....,2933,445865,00.html

I am not anti-gay...I have gay family members...but enough already with having stuff crammed down our throats and teaching kindergardeners..1st...2nd...3rd grades this crap already!!! LET THEM BE KIDS!!!!!!!!!!

A friend of mine who is gay recently got married in Colorado....but you know what...he was respectful enough to find a minister who would perform the ceremony! He didn't take some other minister to court to make a point! I respect him for that!

THESE are the reasons I AM voting YES on 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Be informed!!!

If you are voting in the upcoming election. Please, please research your candidate...don't just vote for someone or some bill because it 'sounds good'. CHECK IT OUT FIRST! Read about it, know WHAT you are voting for or against!

This upcoming election will be one that makes history, so do YOUR JOB and know what your voting for!!

I for one am not overly excited about either candidate. So again here comes another election year of voting for the lesser of two evils. Who will be your lesser?

Check this it...snopes even says it is true. They checked with the author and he has confirmed it's truth.
Huntley Brown

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just for fun

I recently joined if you are there give me a holler! Julie McCauley *L*
I am addicted to this darn Hatchlings game they have there, so if you do add me I will send you a request to join the Hatchling game too!

And my stepson Ryann asked me to join his Mob on My Space, so I did that too *L* Oh's all fun!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I have been spending a ton of time doing family history work, and loving every minute of it!! The info I have been able to get about my (paternal) grandma Elsie's (Russell) family line is amazing, as is the info I have been able to find on the Krull (my maternal grandfather's) side. But I am sorely lacking on the Dizmang, Akers and Musil side's. They are proving to be very challenging. Seems my great grandfather Frank Musil's family came over from Bohemia in the Czech Republic and the Musil name is quite common over there, and I won't even mention how common a name Frank Musil is!!! *LOL* Makes it a bit difficult to narrow down which one is the right one.
And you would think Dizmang would be an easy name to track down....think again!!!!! *L* As for the Aker's name, I need to get in touch with a cousin back in KS who has a lot of family tree info and see if he will make me some copies of what he has. He has done extensive work and traveled all over getting info.

Consequently I haven't spent much time scrapping lately. This family history stuff has pretty much consumed me! :)

Ok, so go no further if you don't want to hear me venting about this STUPID bailout program!!!
I wish someone could explain to me why it is that there is no branch of government that can come up with a bill that doesn't have a ton of pork in it...somewhere.....take a look at just some of the crap in the Bailout Bill. What a flipping joke!!!!!!! Too bad the joke is on us!
Every flippin person involved in passing this bill should be incredibly ashamed of themselves for allowing this!

The following are some of the top tax sweeteners in the Senate passed Bailout Bill. Not all the provisions are per se outrageous, but collectively are intended to help Congressional leadership get final passage of the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.

Sec. 503. Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for use by children Current law places an excise tax of 39 cents on the first sale by the manufacturer, producer, or importer of any shaft of a type used to produce certain types of arrows. This proposal would exempt from the excise tax any shaft consisting of all natural wood with no laminations or artificial means to enhance the spine of the shaft used in the manufacture of an arrow that measures 5/16 of an inch or less and is unsuited for use with a bow with a peak draw weight of 30 pounds or more. The proposal is effective for shafts first sold after the date of enactment. The estimated cost of the proposal is $2 million over ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The Oregon senators were the initial sponsors of the provisions. According to Bloomberg News, the provision would be worth $200,000 to Rose City Archery in Myrtle Point, Oregon.

Sec. 317. Seven-year cost recovery period for motorsports racing track facility Track owners want to be able write-off the cost of their facilities on their taxes over seven years - a depreciation timetable many of them have used for decades. But the IRS has wanted to stretch it to at least 15 years and has raised questions whether the increasingly popular tracks really belong in the same tax category as amusement parks. Auto track owners are simply trying to get out of paying more taxes - which they'd have to do if they deducted less every year. These owners have gotten plenty of tax breaks over the years from states and localities eager to get speedways. The provision would be extended 2 years till the end of 2009 and would cost $100 million. The provision encompasses all facilities including grandstands, parking lots and concession stands.

Sec. 308. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Extends until December 31, 2009 a rebate against excise taxes charged on rum imported from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. A $13.50 per proof gallon excise tax is applied to distilled spirits imported to the U.S. Under this provision a $13.25 rebate is returned to PR and the VI, and is retroactive back to January 1, 2008. Permanent law sets the rebate at $10.50 per proof gallon, but the PR and VI provisions have generally been in place since the first Clinton Administration. The most recent extension of the $13.50 rebate expired January 1, 2008. Cost is $192 million.

Sec. 301. Extension and modification of research credit The legislation reestablishes and extends the lucrative tax credit for companies doing research and experimentation in the United States. Companies that have benefited from this provision include Microsoft Corp., Boeing Co., United Technologies Corp., Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Harley-Davidson. The two-year extension is estimated to cost $19 billion.

Sec. 504. Income averaging for amounts received in connection with the Exxon Valdez litigation The bailout bill would give a tax break to Exxon Valdez plaintiffs, allowing them to average out their punitive damages awards over three years rather than suffer a one-time tax hit from the Internal Revenue Service, as well as other provisions. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) is a big supporter of this provision. Cost is estimated at $49 million.

Sec. 601. Secure rural schools and community self-determination program. Secure Rural Schools lead sponsors Reps. DeFazio (D-OR), Bill Sali (R-ID); Sens. Wyden (D-OR), Larry Craig (R-ID), are major boosters of this program that expired in 2006. In 1908 the federal government agreed to share logging revenue from Forest Service land with neighboring communities that could not tax the land because it was federal. As logging declined in the 1990s, the "county payments" program was initiated in 2000 to directly provide federal funding, more than half going to Oregon, to deal with the loss of revenue. The original version of this provision was introduced as a bill in early 2007 and was estimated to cost $2.2 billion when the OR and ID delegations came to agreement. To give the package more heft, Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) was added to the package, bringing the total cost to $3.3 billion. PILT provides more general funding to counties for federal lands located within their borders. Sen. Reid (D-NV) talked about the PILT program being one of the important elements of the package when the Senate passed the bailout bill.

Sec. 201. Deduction for state and local sales taxes Allows residents of states that don’t pay income tax to deduct, from their federal taxes, sales tax paid over the course of the year. States that benefit include Texas, Nevada, Florida, Washington and Wyoming. The bailout bill extends this provision for 2 years at a cost of $3.3 billion.

Sec 502. Provisions related to film and television productions In an effort to keep film and television productions in the U.S, they would be eligible for a tax incentive program. Under this program, the cost of production of qualifying films would be permitted to be immediately expensed -- that is, fully deducted from income for tax purposes -- in the year the expenditures occur. This provision also makes permanent other favorable tax treatments for production. Historically Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) has been a supporter (dating from its creation in the 2004 corporate tax bill). The cost is estimated at $478 million over 10 years.

Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool research fund; wool duty refunds The tariff relief (duty savings) is intended to benefit U.S. worsted wool fabric producers that use imported fibers and yarns as inputs, as well as U.S. tailored clothing manufacturers that use imported fabrics as inputs. This provision was originally introduced as a bill in December 2007 by Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Melissa Bean (D-IL). It extends current law provisions until 12/31/14, and in some cases to12/31/15. The 2010 to 2015 cost is estimated to be $148 million.

Sec. 309. Extension of economic development credit for American Samoa This extends by two years a previously approved tax credit, the American Samoa economic development credit. In general, this credit allows certain corporations operating in American Samoa a tax credit. The possessions tax credit allows these corporations to offset a portion of their U.S. tax liability on income earned in American Samoa from active business operations, sales of assets used in a business, or certain investments in American Samoa. The cost is $33 million, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Other Examples:Here are some other interesting provisions

Sec. 201. Inclusion of cellulosic biofuel in bonus depreciation for biomass ethanol plant property Current law allows taxpayers to write-off 50% of the cost of any facility placed in service before January 1, 2013 that produces cellulosic ethanol. This provision expands the types of facilities that may be written-off to include production of other cellulosic biofuels in addition to cellulosic ethanol.

Sec. 211. Transportation fringe benefit to bicycle commuters Allows employers to provide a benefit to employees for costs associated with bicycle commuting, including purchase and repair of a bicycle, bicycle improvements, and bicycle storage. This provision was proposed in 2007 in the Senate by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and in the House by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). This provision is estimated to cost $10 million.

Sec. 323. Enhanced charitable deductions for contributions of food inventory Extends by two years, until December 31, 2009, a provision allowing for deductions related to the charitable donation of “apparently wholesome food”—defined as food intended for human consumption that meets all quality and labeling standards imposed by law and regulations even though the food may not be readily marketable. This provision also changes the application of the law as it relates to donations by farmers and ranchers. The cost is $149 million, according to Joint Committee on Taxation.

Sec. 324. Extension of enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of bookinventory Extends by two years, until December 31, 2009, a tax benefit for the contribution of books to public schools. The provision is worth $49 million.

Sec. 602. Transfer to abandoned mine reclamation fund Transfers interest earned on money in the abandoned mine reclamation fund to the United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund, which helps pay health benefits for retired miners and their dependents who worked under collective bargaining agreements that promised lifetime health-care benefits. States with the most miners receiving benefits have historically been Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Ohio. This provision extends existing law to include a $9 million transfer for 2010.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's a......

Jenny had her US today and we got the news on what the baby is today.......

Our next grandbaby, that is due in


OMG!!!! Can you believe it! we have been beyond thrilled, excited, stunned, name it! *L* Twins!!
Looks like a boy and probably a girl!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never forget

Today is the 7th anniversary of 9/11. Let's never forget that day and the people who lost thier lives in the twin towers, the pentagon or the brave passengers of Flight 93. To this day watching stories about it on tv, reading about it brings tears to my eyes. It is one day I will never ever forget. But for the grace of God, we could have so easily been on one of the planes that hit the twin towers. I almost booked us on one of those flights, but thank God we decided to delay our trip to Boston by a couple weeks because Southwest airlines extended a special they were having on flights. I remember going to Walmart that day. The silence was eerie and deafening. There was no one around and all of the tv's were tuned into news coverage. At that point we didn't know if we were even going to be able to go on our trip. All flights had been stopped. It was very weird to go outside and not see the regular flights from LA going over our house. I hope everyone has a moment of silence today for the victims of 9/11.


You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001 .
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.'
I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

I gave him the peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children.
I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.
'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years !' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.
He heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer.
I was with the crew as they were overtaken.
I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.
I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face.
I knew every name - though not all know Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames;
'Come to Me.. this way... take my hand.'
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place You in the Tower that day.
You may not know why, but I do.
However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001 , was not the end of the journey for you.
But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.
Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are ready to go.
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


I received my birthday card from my mom and dad today, and in it mom put a newspaper article about my cousins son, Marshall Musil . Wow what an article!! I am so proud of this kid I have to put the link to the story up here so you can read about him also. His dad, my cousin, Terry died 9 years ago this Christmas Eve from pancreatic cancer. Terry was an awesome guy!! He was a football coach at a couple of high schools out in Kansas and the guys loved him!!! His funeral was incredible, all his players that showed up to pay thier, it was incredible! Connie you have done an amazing job raising him and Meredith! I just know Terry is looking down on Marshall and smiling right now!

You go Marshall!! Kick some butt down there in OK, and I will be watching for you playing professionally one of these days!

And finally.......For all you Sarah Palin doubters, or the ones who are believing the rumors floating around out there, read this answers to the rumors

Monday, September 8, 2008

Totally disgusted

I am seeing things on the news that truly disgust me anymore. Tonight I finally saw footage of Casey Anthony getting out of jail again. She had a smile on her face! OMG this woman is totally mental and has no regard for human life..the life of her own daughter..her flesh and blood! How many of us with children could be smiling, knowing that our child is missing? Why is she smiling? IMHO it is because she thinks she has got us all fooled and she is going to get away with this! I can not wait for the day when they finally bring charges against her. She so totally disgusts me!

While I am on a rant. Have you seen last nights interview with Obama? Well, if you haven't you should. My Muslim faith I don't know about you...but he scares me.
Also is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Obama voted against the Infant born alive Act? This means he voted against giving medical attention to a baby that survived a late term abortion. He would rather see the baby die than to give it medical attention if the baby is born alive? How can anyone vote for that?
And lets not even see the Demoratic party say ANYTHING about Palin's pg daughter. Not after thier golden boy John Edwards was having an affair and possibly a kid with another woman while his wife is battling breast cancer! How LOW can you go?

While I am on a rant, *L*
What is the deal with the lesbian being able to sue the dr who refused to artifically inseminate her based on his religious beliefs? Isn't this a free country, can't she go to another dr for treatment? I am sure there are plenty of dr's out there who would do this for her, but oh no she is suing this dr because he refused. I'm sorry but I am so fricking sick and tired of certain groups trying to shove thier agenda down everyone else's throats!! They sue because 'they' can't do something they want to do, despite the other person (in this case the dr) having rights also. So they are saying the dr has no rights in this? Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!!! I am not singling out gays and lesbians, I have friends and relatives who are, but I am saying that any group, no matter who you are, if you are trying to shove your beliefs and desires down everyone elses throats....REMEMBER we have rights also!!! You are NOT the only one with rights!!! Find another freaking dr to treat you for crying out loud!!!!

And what the ^*!@ is going on with all the identity theft??? We got a letter from our mortage company saying that an employee got our loan info and may have sold it. Wonderful!! So I had to put a fraud alert on each of the 3 credit reporting agencies. Now I have to call the credit card companies and notify them. ARGGGGGGGG I think I feel an ulcer coming on!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well, I haven't gotten any scrapping done today..yet! *L* But I am heading to my scrap area after I take a shower. Wish me luck!!
I thought I would finally get the pages I did at the last crop posted though. Why is it I can go to a crop and in 4 hours whip out 4 pages like that, but at home I seem to struggle? *L* I think I analyze everything too much when I am at home. I never used to be like this, I used to turn out 10 pages in a weekend...Abby I wanna be like you....grab some things off my desk and throw them on a page and have it turn out awesome!
I know what it is! I have too much scrap crap! I dunno...can you EVER have too much? ;-) Bad scrapper...bad know you can NEVER have too much scrap stuff!!
Anyway, here are my pages from the last crop.

Patrick's hospital photo. I love the dreamy look to this photo!

Ahhhh Miss Madi and her teen be a teenager again....NO thank you!!

Love this pic of Kayd. It might not be the best quality, but I love the motion in it.

And finally..the attempted photo shoot with Jon and Kayd while I was out in KS in May. *LOL*

Friday, September 5, 2008

Odds and Ends

I have had so much going on in my head lately and it feels like my creativity has taken a hiatis this summer. I am hoping with fall coming that that will change and I will get back into gear with my scrapping. I miss it...more than you can imagine and I have all these ideas in my head..but it seems like I have no time or umph to get it done. I have been sorting pics though, tons and tons OMG how did I get so many pics! *L* Don't ask! If you ask Jim he just laughs. I guess when you take a few hundred pics each time you see the grnadkids or go anywhere they add up huh? And I only have a fraction of the photos I have taken that is really scary!!
I have been reading a lot of blogs and been loving that and getting tons of inspiration from them!! Abby posted one that I looked at tonight. OMG I was seriously drolling over this one I inspire Me
Abby also had a post up about a car show they happened to discover one this photo is just for you Abby...I can't wait to scrap it..just not sure how yet..but it is one of my fav photos..maybe that is why I am having a hard time scrapping it..I want it to be 'just right'! *L*
and speaking of black dogs...Abby will know what I mean...(while you are at it you should check out Abby's is over there <----- in the list with my yahoo ladies.) Here is my baby Sox, who is so hard to photograph. One evening I sat outside with her just shooting to get a couple of really good pics of her. She has the sweetest face

and I love how she cocks her head to one side when you are talking to her.

That darn stick *L* she has to have that thing with her all the time. If she can't find it she will pace the yard until she does. I seriously don't know what she is going to do when it is finally all worn out. She couldn't find it for a couple weeks this summer so Jim cut her some new branches from the mulberry tree...her sitcks HAVE to come from the mulberry tree. I don't know if it is something from when she was a pup and that is where she had her first stick from, or if she just likes the taste of the wood from that tree. She played with the new stick Jim cut her, but one day she magically found her old stick again!

One more thing before I close for the night. While reading blogs tonight, I was looking through Meghan's blog and came across this post about this family (the husband and wife) that were flying in a private jet when it crashed. The story broke my heart. They have 3 children and the family is all chipping in and helping out while the parents are in the hospital recovering. Please check out thier story here
C Jane

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I think I am in love!

With Sarah Palin, the Republican party's choice for VP in the Nov '08 election!! I admit this was someone I hadn't heard much about, so I was still unsure of what I was going to do when the election came around in Nov. But after seeing her speech last night during the convention...WOW! I love this woman!! If you haven't seen her speech then you should check it out Sarah Palin's speech

I had to have Jim video this...finally....Dexter getting vacumned! Dexter is the only cat I have ever known who absolutely loves to get vacumned. But then Dexter is unique in many ways :) You can see him getting vacumned here Dexter

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Giant Ants!!

We have been getting invaded by these giant, monster ants after the rain we got early this week!!
I found hundred of queens swarming in my front yard the day after the rain and sprayed them until I knew I had killed them! Then I found tons of little holes popping up all oer the yard. My daughter Jamie asked me if I had taken any pics of them *L* So this is for you Jamie!!
Giant Ants!
If you look close you will see some small ants walking around also, they are kinda blurry cause the camera was focused on the monster ant, but you will be able to tell the size difference then! If nothing else it is educational *L* Watch that ant going in the hole and bringing out clumps of dirt making the new hole.

Ant Invasion

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Republican or Democrat, this should upset every American...........
This comes in three parts:

Remember the election in 2006?
Thought you might like to read the following
A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratically controlled Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for "change" in 2006, and we got it!

Remember, it's Congress that makes the law not the President. He has to work with what's handed him.
Quote of the Day: "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." Barack Obama

Taxes. Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics enlightening and amazing.
Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250
Both democrat candidates will return to the higher tax rates.
It is amazing how many people who fall into the categories above think Bush is screwing them and Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever. If Obama or Hillary are elected, they both say they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the people who fall into the categories above can't wait for it to happen. This is like the movie The Sting with Paul Newman; you scam somebody out of some money and they don't even know what happened.

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this

Boy am I confused. I have been hammered with propaganda that it's the "Iraq War" and the "War on Terror" that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS. I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URLs for verification of all the following facts:
1. $11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at:
2. $2.2 billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at:
3. $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at:
4. $12 billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at:
5. $17 billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify at
6. $3 Million dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at:
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at:
8. $90 billion dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:
9. $200 billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by illegal aliens. Verify at:
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US. Verify at:
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Verify at: Homeland Security Report:
12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period." Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.o...eportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. Verify at:
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes is Committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States" Verify at:
The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!!
Are we voters that stupid?
If this doesn't bother you then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the country including every representative in Washington, D.C.five times a week for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement there of

And just because...some links...some fun, some serious

WOW!! This gave me chills!!

Help a friend get to Big Bear

AWESOME waterfall!!

Lightening in slo mo!

Photo fun!


Stupid Criminals..gotta love em!!! *ROTFL*
#2*love how he is getting his @$$ kicked in this one!

Can you herd cats?

CAT FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe if I am lucky, tomorrow I will get my pages scanned and posted :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


The day is almost over and I am just now getting here to post some of those promised pics! *L* If I don't do this Jim isn't gonna let me forget it *lol*

Before I post my pics though I gotta show ya something. Most of you, if you are regulars here know my stance on gun control...if not you can find it again at the bottom of my post....but first look at this video
Gun Control?

Ok and now here are some of those promised pics! :)

Here is the bench that Jim found for me on our last trip to Utah(ignore all the neighbors junk in the background *L*). He found this at Roberts (unfinished, we finished it ourselves) for a little over $30!! I have been wanting a bench for so long and this bench turned out prettier than I even thought it would. We love to go out and sit in it in the evening now and watch the sun go down. It is so peaceful.

We have had several hummingbirds coming to visit us. Only one of them can be at the feeder at a time though because they chase each other away. *L* I don't know why.

Shaun sent us some recent pics of Patrick. Isn't he a little can just see that Irish orneriness in the twinkle in his eye and that smile!

Jamie sent me this pic of the kids. I love the happy smiles on thier faces!!!

And some of my recent pages...

And now my view on gun control....jsut as that video says...the criminals wouldlove to have gun control and have the government take away all of our guns! That way the criminals would be the only ones with guns. they would have a heyday! Does anyone honestly believe if they ban guns that criminals won't be able to get them? Get real! Just like drugs...if you want them you will be able to find them, no matter how illegal it is! Then how are you going to defend yourself if someone breaks into your home? With a club? A bat? A knife? Good luck getting close enough to him, if he has a gun he is going to be able to get you before you are going to be able to get close enough to him to defend yourself.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

But that is a good thing...cause I am shamelessly behind on my blogging anyway.

Here are the rules:
* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 5 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

1. I can't stand for my food to touch, and I eat one thing at a time on my plate.
2. I hate to walk across the carpet after I have vacumned.
3. I have nightmares almost every night
4. I pop my knuckles
5. I love digging and working in my yard, but I refuse to wear gloves(HATE them!)
6. I LOVE to drive
7. I have a thing about pens...I pick them up at odd places (businesses) and lose them all the time (do NOT give me a good pen, I will lose it...just ask DH! me Bics!) and always end up with a ton of them at the bottom of my purse.

I am tagging
Sassy Lisa

Ok it is getting late now, so I am heading to bed, but I promise to post some pics and pages tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Are you green?

First off let me say that I think the whole global warming thing is a crock! Hey my opinion! *L* Since I was in HS....some 30 yrs ago, we learned about the cycles of the earth and how we had times when the earth was warmer and times when it was colder. It's mother nature in all her glory!!!
Do I think Hybrid cars are a joke? YES!! Ok here in Cali we are told to conserve energy...CONSERVE CONSERVE CONSERVE! So now we are gonna have carts we have to plug in? Ohhhh yeah that will cut back on the use of electricity! What they gonna do when there is a black out? yeah yeah I know they run on gas also..but you know what I mean. Then not only that you gotta be able to afford one of these death traps..yes I call them death traps because they are so tiny. Had I been in something like this when that moron pulled out and smashed into us, I would not be here today! I will take my Jeep anyday thank you very much. At least I feel safe in it, and come on it doesn't use any more gas than some of these little cars....yeah have you checked the stickers on some of these little 'mid-life crisis' cars in the dealerships? Well my Jeep gets much better gas mileage and is gonna save me when some idiot runs a stop sign and smashes into my side.
Now what about the lightbulbs? You know we are all supposed to use these little swirly light bulbs right? We do...we have a lot of them here...but you do know they are jsut little florescent bulbs don't you? Know what happens when one breaks? Can you say toxic? What are we going to do when we have to start filling the landfills with these things?
How about the new digi signals that everyone is going to have to have to get tv in a few months? What happens to all those old tv's that you can't get tv on anymore...or even the ones that you can add a convertor box to...but the people decide to just go get a new tv instead. What is gonna happen to the landfills when we get a gazillion tv's dumped in them? Can we say way toxic?? Out here in Cali you can't take your tv to a has to go to a special recycling center.
It has annoyed me enough with all the enviornmentalits out here preaching to us...yes I recycle..bottles, cans, and lots of times I donate my old newspaper to the pet store to use for bedding. The enviornmentalists want to preach to us about not cutting down trees...ummm hello...if you had been raised on a farm or knew anything about nature you would know about the life cycle and how some things have to be thinned out to make way for the new to come in..otherwise guess what? You are endangering the old stuff by letting it get overgrown. Maybe that is why we have over 1000 fires in Northern Cali right now?
And corn...OMG we can take the food supply...because you know there are farmers out there who have deals with the gov that they can not plant on their land for so many years...and they have to let that land sit dormant for a period of time...the government paid them to NOT grow things on that land. So the ones who are growing corn and wheat are hoping to make a heck of a profit by selling it for ethenol. What is going to happen to meat prices? That is also the grain that is raised to feed to animals...beseides the human kind! Oh we can't drill for oil off the coast, and we can drill here or there...because it will take 10 yrs before we are able to process the oil. Ok so where we gonna be in 10 yrs if we don't do it now? Wishing we would have done something about it 10 years ago is where!!
Sorry I am just sick and tired of the government and enviornmentalists stupidity!! We are going to green outselves to death!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The things you find!!

My oh my! If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that Jim and I were called to be the Ward Family History Consultants for our church. We have been taking classes on how to use the new system, which is so awesome!!! Last week I spent a lot of time on the site adding names and then finding that on my grandma's mother's side of the family there is a strong LDS background! I had no idea! My dad had no idea! I was so surprised and thrilled to find out I had family members who were baptised in the church back in the 1880's!!!! That's when the church was new! How exciting was that to find out!? Plus I found family info on my great grandmothers side dating back to the 1500's!
All of this just on my grandma's side. I have barely started putting anything in on the rest of the family, I was so enthralled with looking back at all this info and clicking on names to find out more!
We also taught a Family History class at the church last week to the Relief Society. The ladies were so excited when we were done, they are ready to start doing thier own searches!
I also spoke to them about the importance of journaling. Be it a regular journal that you write in or a scrapbook that you preserve family memories in. I have found that with this searching, the more I find out, the more I want to find out!! I have located a couple of distant cousins while doing the search (Anyone who registers...please put your email addy in your profile so if distant family finds your info and wants to learn more they can contact you!) and I have learned some great family stories this way!!!
But back to the journaling. No matter what way you do it...just do it! This will let the future generations of your family know you and know about the family. I have pictures of family members that I got from my grandma Elsie, pictures that have a name on them, but I have no idea who the people are. My grandmother is no longer with us, so I can't ask her. How I wish I could ask her!! Is this person an Aunt? Cousin? Who is she? And how I wish I had paid more attention to the stories she told me when I was a child! Sure I remember some of them and I am writing down what I can remember so my grandkids and great grandkids can know more about their great grandmother Elsie.
I have always been interested in geneology work, but this has rekindled and made this interest grow so much stronger!!

In other news *L* We are counting the days until we go to Utah to meet Patrick! The newest family member!!! Gosh I can't believe he is 2 weeks old today!! I went to a crop last Friday, so of course I had to do some pages of him! *insert proud grandma smile here* :)

And one of Brit in the baby's room shortly before Patrick arrived

And then of course I had to start scrapping the Knotts trip!!

I have to admit I have been a bad blogger and haven't been getting my pages up here for anyone to see. Soooooooo excuse the long post..but I am going to add just a few more of the pages I have done in the last month. *L* Here are some assorted pages for your viewing pleasure!

Dawn McD and I are playing the Birthday Bash game at TTS this month. We are 'Scrappers Gone Wild!' *L* Here is the page we did for last weeks competition. What we do is one of us does part of the page then we pass it on to the other and that person does some....and we do this until we are happy with the page then we post it with a list of who did what! Fun game!!!

Speaking of TTS! Check out what is going on now.....