Thursday, January 28, 2010

Robert E. Lee Quotes

  1. Fame which does not result from good actions and achievements, for the good of the whole people, is not to be desired. Nero had fame, who envies him?
  2. Hold to your purity and virtue. They will sustain you in every calamity.
  3. A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.
  4. (Of the Capitol Building) That beautiful feature of our landscape has ceased to charm me as much as formerly. I now fear the mischief that is brewing there.
  5. It is well that war is terrible-or we should grow too fond of it.
  6. We may be annihilated, but we can not be conquered.
  7. We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
  8. No man can be so important in the world that he does not need the goodwill and approval of others.
  9. There is always a hazard in military movements, nut we must decide between the positions of inaction and the risk of action.
  10. Do your duty in all things... you can not do more and you should not desire to do less.
  11. Gods will aught to be our aim, and I ma quite content that his design be accomplished and not mine.
  12. My experience with men has neither disposed me to think worse of them nor indisposed to serve them.
  13. Those who oppose our services are not always to be regarded as our enemies.
  14. I am of the opinion that all who can should vote for the most intelligent, honest, and conscientious men eligible for office.
  15. I feat the liberties of our country will be buried in the tomb of a great nation.
  16. The dominant party can not reign forever, and truth and justice will prevail at last.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lessons and Carols

An odd assortment of photos I know, but a man at church had taken these photos of our lessons and carols service. We loved it so much (even though we did have to sing twice!! :) We also had many additions to our orchestra (including Mr. and Mrs. Flanniken and their children)

Thank you everyone! The music that night was something I still smile to think of!


Small Town Southern Man

"And he bowed his head to Jesus,
And he stood for Uncle Sam,
And he only loved one woman,
was always proud of what he had.

"He said his greatest contribution is the ones he'll leave behind him,
raised on the ways and gentle kindness of a

I love that song!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Robert E. Lee

This year we celebrate the 113th anniversary of the birth of a wonderful man. I am really busy right now, but when I get a chance I am recommending a book and filling this page with quotes!!!

So watch out!!

Oldest Sister

Note: I am NOT trying to start something so don't even think of leaving a negative comment!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

His Hands...

We went to violin lessons today. As I walked out to the car I had my violin across my back (my favorite place for it), my backpack in my arms, and Baby Brother's tiny hand tucked into my hand. He is so sweet and small. He smiles at me and I want to hug him. He walks with me and I smile at him.

Before to long, he will be grown. He will be 18 and I will me 32. Impossible. So I let him hold my hand a little longer. It will be to soon that he let's go.

Oldest Sister

Making Brothers and Sisters friends!

Jenna and Josh are giving away this book. To enter the giveaway go HERE and say Farm Kids in Crocs sent you!!! PLEASE!!!!

The Cello Lesson

Third Sister and Baby Brother decided to play cello. Actually Third Sister and I were playing and Baby Brother pulled out Second Sister's Violin. So Third Sister stopped and taught him.

First they pulled it out.

Then they tightened it a "tiny bit".

He tested the rosin.

He didn't know what she was talking about.
"The G Scale???"

He Tuned.

And he played!!!

Baby Brother Loves Cello.

Oldest Sister

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Muesum Trip

As we traveled to Birmingham, AL we pondered what we were about to see. Birmingham, AL had one of the view muesums to receive this exhibit. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. As we journeyed through this amazing exhibit, we learned tons. I am posting the stories later... I need to find some images on the web.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sarah's Birthday!!!

Today is Sarah's Birthday and she is 6!!!
Here are 6 things about Sarah that you might not know:
#1 Her favorite color is teal.
#2 Her favorite food is peanut butter&jelly sandwiches ~GRAPE-jelly~
#3 She has a teddy bear named Teddy ~of course~ who is always hiding and can never seem to stay clean.
#4 She LOVES horses. She has books and calendars in her room and wanted one for her birthday. Lets see what happens...
#5 She actually looked at her presents and told me she had so many she wouldn't know what to do if she got any more!!! How many kids have ever said that to you???
#6 She is always making us laugh with the crazy things she does.

So lets all comment and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

~P.S. The top picture is when she was 2 maybe the 2nd is when she was 5 and the 3rd was this morning when she open a gift from all of us.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What a fun brother!!

I know I have been doing Michael a lot, but he is SO cute!! Today he was "in the jungle" shooting tigers!! Hence the potted fern!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kitty Love or Reflections

Which Title Is Better?


What a fun brother!!

Click on photo for full effect!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A penny for your laundry

Well, as the saying goes... "A Mother's Love is like Laundry; Always there and always over flowing."

Our laundry is mountains high. ALWAYS! Never is there a time when the laundry person of the month says, "Boy, am I bored! I think I will go read a book." NEVER!!! EVER!!!

There is always laundry to fold. Laundry to wash. Laundry to collect. Laundry to sort. Laundry to dry. Then ditto again.

My wonderful mother (who although a mite tired right now is very wise) came up with the "Dime a Drier Load" idea. VERY simple.

1 Enter the laundry room
2 Think to your self, "today I am going to help NOT hinder"
3 start a load of laundry
4 when you remove the previously washed load from the machine put it into the drier.
5 start the drier (this is a important step)
6 insert one dime into the coffee can on the drier

When we have filled up our can of dimes, we will be sending them to a Romanian Orphanage. Care to join us?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Precious Little One

He Leadeth Me through the New Year!

He leadeth me! O blessed thought! O words with heav'nly comfort fraught! Whate'er I do, whate'er I be, still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful foll'wer I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest gloom, Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, By waters still, o'er troubled sea, Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me!

He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful foll'wer I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine, nor ever murmur nor repine; Content, whatever lot I see, Since 'tis my God that leadeth me!

He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful foll'wer I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done, When by Thy grace the victr'ys won, E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, Since God thru Jordan leadeth me.

May the Lord lead you through 2010!

Happy New Year!!

The P family!

P.S. This is a great song. We sing it at Bible Study and we play it on our violins, it is beautiful!