Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How the 'World' Views the Value of Life....

Have you heard the story about the runner-up for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Irena Sendlerowa1910-2008
May 12 marked the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena.During WWII, Irena received permission from the Nazis to work in the Warsaw ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist.She had an ulterior motive...Being German, she knew the Nazis' plans for the Jews and smuggled infants out in the bottom of the large tool box she carried. Larger children were placed in a burlap sack in the back of her truck. Also in the back was a dog that she had trained to bark each time the Nazi guards allowed her out of the ghetto and back in.The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog, and its barking covered any noise made by the infants and small children. Irena managed to smuggle out approximately 2,500 children before she was finally caught. When she was captured, the Nazis beat her severely, breaking both her arms and her legs.Irena kept a record of the names of all the children she smuggled out of that Warsaw ghetto and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her back yard.After the war, she tried to locate any parents who may have survived so she might reunite the child with its family. Most, of course, did not survive the Holocaust, and the vast majority of the surviving children were placed in foster homes or adopted.Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she lost to Al Gore, who won the award for presenting a slide show on Global Warming. True story. Check it out at True!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

If you need a good laugh...

this is so funny...hope you don't mind pat...i still chuckle at the thought....

Monday, July 28, 2008

My attempt to Get Back on Track...

Thanks to Becky at Boys Rule My Life...I am going to try to simply get back in the swing of things and this is a concrete way to start...everyone has to eat supper. I was inspired to start b/c of her and she was b/c of Organizes Junkie.....

This weeks meals are..

Chicken Enchiladas

Crock Pot Roast with Veggies (I put my frozen roast in on High at 9AM and it is perfect by 6!!!)
Rolls (I have spelt already milled so I'll do some quick rise yeast rolls)

Chef Salad
7 grain bread
strawberries and cream

Honey-Glazed Pork Loin
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet peas
Fruit Salad

Stuffed Shells
Italian Bread
Chocolate pudding

Shrimp Stir-fry
Fruit Salad

Black Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage
Corn Muffins

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fourth of July way late, pics of the girls are soon to come...(I am just able to upload pics!)

Owen and Nana

Owen at 10 weeks

The two most handsome men in my what they have professionally mastered. If only you could get a paycheck for such great talent. Sleeping and growing--what a life.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Midsummer Resolution...

Yes, it's true. We have been practicing being professional bums. Lounging about in jammies until 1:00, watching movies, sittitng around the house, staying up late and sleeping in late....It has been a bit necessary, or so I'd like to think. Anywho, this is my resolution to get off my behind by 9AM and do things like finish and turn in our summer reading program folders, some laundry, gather school uniforms, and get caught up in general. So, I've said it. I am going to do it...well, I'll try anyway. It doesn't help that I have a baby who'd rather be held all day than spend 'tummy-time' on the floor while I fold a load of laundry...I know it's sad, I am already making excuses and I haven't even started....
I'm going, I'm going....Wish me luck!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Molly!

Love-bug, I am amazed that you are 5 years old! It seems like just yesterday you were born. I can remember the first time I held you and nursed you. Your sweet little cry and your content spirit. Now, you are rambunctious and have to feel everything. You love your sisters more than you'd ever consider acknowledging.
Molly Grace, you have amazing gifts. You have such great generosity--you even let me borrow $2 at the grocery store, so I didn't have to write a check or use my card. You are a passionate dancer, I love watching you twirl in the kitchen and living room in pure worship. You are funny, you always make me laugh. I am so grateful that the Lord chose us to care for you. You are hospitable and gracious...
You are quick to forgive and the first to suggest prayer in times of trouble. You call me to a higher level of holiness, I see Jesus in you and want to do better and lead you in righteousness. You are very creative, the way you re-hung all those pictures in my bedroom when I got home from the hospital touched my heart...there were more than 50 pieces of construction paper covered with prayers and art--you made my room like a prayer garden. You all ways go the extra mile to show love!
You love Emma, Julianna and'd rather be with them than with others, even though they get on your nerves. You are a great friend, too.
I love you and pray that I can help you to love the Lord more in the coming year, though it seems to work the other way around...I will still do my best and try.
I love you with all my heart!
Mommy (to be said in a high-pitched, squeally voice)