From September 30th through October 1st, the Empire State Building will be lit up in colors of red, yellow, and red to note the 60th anniversary of Communist China, the People's Republic of China. My ancestors fought, and died, for America and I for one am greatly insulted that we are recognizing a nation that has oppressed its people under Communist rule. How dare this happen. How sad that this can happen, that the ones in charge of this have allowed it to happen. You can click on the photograph to be directed to the lighting schedule of the Empire State Building.
1) Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
2) I totally take back those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
3) Do you remember as a kid, playing Nintendo, and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it, and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we know how to fix the problem?! There was no Internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
4) There is a need for a sarcasm font.
5) How in the world are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?!
6) I will carry 10 plastic bags, and one in my teeth!, up a flight of stairs rather than make two trips to bring the groceries in.
7) I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
8) Was learning cursive really necessary? Geometry?
9) How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you nod and just smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
10) I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent an idiot from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
11) Every time I have to spell a word on the phone using 'as is' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete loser. Today I had to spell a name to another and said, "Yes, that's G as in . . . (10 second lapse) . . . ummm, Goonies!"
12) While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it. What?!
13) MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I know how to get out of my own neighborhood.
14) Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
15) Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty. You can wear them forever.
16) Bad decisions make good stories.
17) If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their kids would probably just be completely invisible!
18) Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they're from, I get so incredibly nervous? I mean, I do know my name and where I'm from. There shouldn't be a problem.
19) You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
and last, but not least, 20) Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVD's?! I really don't want to restart my collection. Again.
Tiffany Anderson has more of these on her blog! Thanks for the giggles tonight, girl!
And she fits just right into your heart.
As I upload pictures from our weekend with Brett, Stacey, and their babes I'll share! Got some cute ones of our newest member, Miss Elle, too!
Cristi is the owner of Charm Home, that I blogged about recently! I noted tonight on her blog that a video of their wedding pictures is now on the singer's site! And the number continues to go up, up, up on YouTube viewer hits! Way to go, Billy, you did a beautiful job on this! After you've looked around Cristi's awesome blog of designs, leave her a comment and let her know you took a peek! You know how we all love comments! And it only takes a minute! Enjoy the vid!!
They are smitten ~ but then, so am I.
of this adorable video after being with Brandon and Jenny's boys for much of the past four days. A friend sent me the link about a year ago and I laugh each time I think on it, not to mention it's one of my favorite YouTube vids. I remember having my finger chomped down on and having a difficult time getting it out of the mouth of a child without losing skin! If you haven't seen this, you're in for a treat ~
She came here wide eyed and wondering ~and we fell in love with her.
My baby girl, with her baby girl, and me.
Elle Elizabeth, via Daddy's cellphone!
This was the image that greeted us on all major network stations that day ~ I remember where I was. I bet you do, too.
I was in my second grade classroom with fewer than twenty little ones. We had just begun a brand new year and were getting to know each other, when a library aide motioned for me to come to the back of the room. She whispered that one of the twin towers had just been hit and that our principal was awaiting further news from the county office as to how to proceed.
Grabbed my cell, left the kids with the aide, and hightailed it outside to call John, who was at home this particular day. He was in tears, and while filling me in, shouted out, "Oh dear God, Nancy, a plane has just hit the other tower. Oh God, all those people". Then we both cried. And prayed. And cried. And prayed. By noon, I had half my class as parents began an exodus of coming for their children. Maybe New York wouldn't be the only ones to take terrorist hits.
The carnage was unbelievable and our hearts were deeply saddened with the stories that emerged over the next few weeks. Notes of courage, of faith, of compassion. The nation came together, worked together, and prayed together. We would never be the same.
On this anniversary, this Friday, that is now Patriot's Day, please remember the families that were separated by death that day. Their lives were forever changed. Remember those that still suffer from nightmares and panic attacks. They relive it more than we'll ever realize. Give thanks that we are strong, we are free, and we serve a mighty God. One that will never forget the hurting, the grieving, the lost and lonely.
May you forever live in health and happiness and may God continue to bless America ~
Don't forget to display an American flag Friday!
(Oh, and when John cried out? He was actually crying for his King. I know him. We are not the type to use His name loosely ~ we truly believe in crying out for Him. Make no mistake.)
September 22nd is the Sausage Breakfast Biscuit!