Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Living Books from Plants and Pillars: Nanny McPhee

Living Books from Plants and Pillars: Nanny McPhee: "Nanny McPhee Yes, I know that this is a book blog! However, I think it is also good to know what mov..."

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas !!!

From our house to yours... a very Merry Christmas and A Wonderful New Year!!

We will be going of the blog for a while, so talk to you later!!

Love, our family!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let's Sing Like This!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Network Christmas!

I love this. It is so sweet and simple and well done. Beautiful. Makes you think about what it was like. (26 people unfriended Joesph)

Two of our friends have each done this so now we are added to the list!!

More Funny!

10 Comments You're Least Likely to Hear at Church

1. Hey! It's my turn to sit in the front pew.

2. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon went 25 minutes over time.

3. Personally I find witnessing much more enjoyable than golf.

4. I've decided to give our church the $500 a month I used to send to TV evangelists.

5. I volunteer to be the permanent teacher for the junior high Sunday School class.

6. Forget the denominational minimum salary; let's pay our pastor so he can live like we do.

7. I love it when we sing hymns I've never heard before!

8. Since we're all here, let's start the service early.

9. Pastor, we'd like to send you to this Bible seminar in the Bahamas.

10. Nothing inspires me and strengthens my commitment like our annual stewardship campaign!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the "in-flight safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only four ways out of this airplane..."

"We do feature a smoking section on this flight; if you must smoke, contact a member of the flight crew and we will escort you to the wing of the airplane."

"Smoking in the lavatories is prohibited. Any person caught smoking in the lavatories will be asked to leave the plane immediately."

Pilot: "Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane till we land -- it's a bit cold outside, and if you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern."

As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Washington National, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

From a Southwest Airlines flight attendant: "Welcome aboard Southwest flight 510 to Nashville. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with two small children, decide now which one you love more."

"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you and remember: Nobody loves you or your money more than Southwest Airlines."

"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please take them with our compliments."

"As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

"Last one off the plane must clean it."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tied Down?

Tied Down, an excerpt from the book, The Path to Home, by Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959) expresses our view of the blessing and reward of children.

Tied Down, by Edgar A. Guest

"They tie you down," a woman said,
Whose cheeks should have been flaming red
With shame to speak of children so.

"When babies come you cannot go
In search of pleasure with your friends,
And all your happy wandering ends.
The things you like you cannot do,
For babies make a slave of you."

I looked at her and said: "'Tis true
That children make a slave of you,
And tie you down with many a knot,
But have you never thought to what
It is of happiness and pride
That little babies have you tied?

Do you not miss the greater joys
That come with little girls and boys?
"They tie you down to laughter rare,
To hours of smiles and hours of care,
To nights of watching and to fears;
Sometimes they tie you down to tears
And then repay you with a smile,
And make your trouble all worth while.

They tie you fast to chubby feet,
And cheeks of pink and kisses sweet.
"They fasten you with cords of love
To God divine, who reigns above.
They tie you, whereso'er you roam,
Unto the little place called home;
And over sea or railroad track
They tug at you to bring you back.
The happiest people in the town
Are those the babies have tied down.

"Oh, go your selfish way and free,
But hampered I would rather be,
Yes rather than a kingly crown
I would be, what you term, tied down;
Tied down to dancing eyes and charms,
Held fast by chubby, dimpled arms,
The fettered slave of girl and boy,
And win from them earth's finest joy."


Don't you agree?

Leave a comment saying Amen, if you have your children and feel like this about them

or if you are young and WANT to feel like this on day about your little blessings!


It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Set up the Nativitys,

Prepare the Mailbox!
Bake Some Goodies
And smile a LOT!
Oh yes, and film!

Have a wonderful weekend! We are preparing for our Lessons and Carols service on Monday. We are in the orchestra and Choir!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some Friends

Piano- Yvonne

Banjo- Timothy

Guitar- Noah

Cello- Jared

Violins: Elsie, Mallory, Shiloh, Bethany, and Maddie

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Starting tomorrow we will be doing a count down to Christmas over on Green Gardening Girl!!

Please tell other people about it and come join the fun!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Courageous the Movie

I'm excited!!! Are you excited?


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Long Overdue.... Sourgum part two.

photography by bo schultz

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Everywhere you go!!

Merry Christmas Season!!!