Oct 27, 2008

Make a Child Smile.org

We are trying to find Service Projects to do with the boys each month.
Our latest is from Make a Child Smile.
You can send letters to children who are very ill.
My boys wrote to the featured children and wrote down jokes and stories for them. It was really neat to watch my children think of things to write and get excited about sending letters to other children.
Just thought I would pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

the Friend Magazine Online

Have any of you seen the new website for the Friend Magazine??
I just played with it and it is awesome!!
You know those new songs they offer each month in the Friend? Well, I never know what they sound like becauce my piano skills are not up to par and so I simply skip those pages each month. Well, now the website for the Friend offers that music to listen to! You can even put it on your mp3 player!
They also have Matt & Mandy videos as well as the Scripture Story videos (still images with vocal narrative). They are neat to watch.
When you have time, play around with the site and see what you can come up with.
It is ver exciting to see this type of thing made available online!

Josh and Calvin in the Friend Magazine

Well, not OUR Josh and Calvin, but there is an article about two friends names Josh and Calvin.
It was so much fun to read! My boys could hardly believe that "they" were in the Friend!

Oct 26, 2008

Where did I find this? Did this come from someone's blog? If so, thanks for letting me copy - we laughed out loud at some of these.

Wisdom of Larry the cable guy.

**Wisdom of Larry the cable guy.
**1. A day without sunshine is like night.
**2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
**3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
**4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
**5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
**6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
**7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
**8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
**9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
**10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
**11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
**12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
**13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
**14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
**15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
**16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
**17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
**18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
**19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
**20. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
**21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck happened?"
**22. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.*

Oct 21, 2008


I am posting a link to our very first blog post for a quick history of our family.

This is mainly for anyone who is just now "finding us" :)

Oct 12, 2008

Scottsdale, Arizona??

So, I have two cousins that posted something on their blogs that got me thinking.
One cousin posted his irks about private blogs - I happen to echo those feelings, by the way. He said that he doesn't like it when his blog is linked in a private blog and he isn't invited to view the private blog. Is that considered blogging world rude? We found that happened to us . . . and I say that is most definitely rude. :)
A curiosity of my own . . . when people list the blogs they follow on their own blog, why do they include the private blogs? Any answers out there?
The other cousin (who labors under the delusion that he is magic - lol) noted the views/hits to his blog. As he is able to "magically" tell where people are visiting from, he asked that those who visited his blog "stand up and be counted". :) He wanted a comment to let him know who they were. I think that is a great idea. Since then, I have commented on the blogs I visit regularly. If I visit a blog, I leave a comment. Isn't that the blogging world polite thing to do? :)
Anyway, I developed magic powers of my own and see that I have visitors from Scottsdale, Arizona - Phoenix, Arizona and Chandler, Arizona (Phoenix and Chandler use Cox Communications). Now, I do believe that I have family in Arizona - - but who are they? Who in the world do I know from Scottsdale (they use the IP Maricopa)? Or, better yet, who knows me? ;)

In a world of Caller ID, we always seem to know who called our home but didn't leave a message. In the world of blogs, we sometimes never know who "visited our home" but didn't leave a message.

Oct 9, 2008

Our Olympian

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