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 Feb....is


OMG!!!! Can you believe it! we have been beyond thrilled, excited, stunned, shocked...you 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 respects..wow, 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 scrapper....you 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 angst...to 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 developed...now 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 day..so 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 blog..it 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