Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

An Elfamorphisis

My kids went through an elfamorphisis. Check them out!

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Month Before Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a "Holiday".

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash,checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod ,
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

But as Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday,
Our Countries were founded under the Christian way
To our"guests" I can say,
If You don't like it ,You don't have to stay!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

His First 5K

Brandon ran his first 5k this weekend. I was so proud of him. He hadn't been training very long before he decided to sign up for the Race For Hope. He was disappointed with the time he ran. He came in 182th place out of over 500 runners. I didn't think that was bad for his first race. He learned alot of tools that he can use in his next race like don't start so far back in the pack, pea before you get there, and be over prepared. He is already talking about his next race.

Brooklyn ran in the kids fun run that day. She was so disappointed. She was planning on running a mile and when she lined up it was a bunch of little kids and they ran about 100 yards and turned around and ran back. She still finished in 2nd place but was upset with the length of it.

Ronald McDonald came to cheer them on.

Friday, November 02, 2007

A Day Full of Festivities

Halloween was a big day for the kids. Brooklyn had a medieval festival, Sidney had a character celebration, and Zach had a costume parade. I managed to make it to all 3 events so that no one would feel left out but boy was I ever tired at the end of the day. The kids all managed to get a boat load of candy that evening trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Good times were had by all.

Brooklyn was Martha, (wife of a blacksmith)

Sidney was Queen Esther (a person of good character)

Zachary was a grumpy cowboy that refused to wear his hat and holster at the parade.