Thursday, October 30, 2008

October = Fun

I have been pretty lax on my blogging lately. So now I'm going to hit you with a great big post full of lots of pictures. Because I know you can NEVER get enough of my cute family.

There's also a short history lesson at the end. I promise, it's short, and pretty interesting too!
Puckey can go from sweet and smiley
To Grouchy
To downright scary in 2.3 seconds!
(I left the red-eye in because it just makes the picture that much more "scary")
My weak attempt at outdoor fall decorating
But God ALWAYS out-does me!
Puckey, it's a Pumpkin Patch, not a PUPPY Patch!
Nans and Jib picking out a pumpkin
Jibby in love...
Daddy and Jib with her cool white pumpkin
Sometimes they're HAPPY...
Sometimes they're sad...
Bubber is always known for his keen fashion sense...
(note the knee high socks & shorts combo)
Bug, Me, and Nans after completing our Mini-Caramel Apple project
The finished product
Puckey looking longingly at the apples...
The coffee mug my sweet friend Susan gave me for my birthday
(It says "A friend loves at all times... Proverbs 17:17)
Hangin out with Daddy on the couch
This is how we found Puckey and The Jib sleeping last night before we went to bed
(What you can't see is the total havoc they wreaked in the rest of their room)
And last, but certainly not least, it's "That 70's Dinner"...
Boy do I ever L-O-V-E my 70's Pyrex.
Oh, and because I have a million and ten things to do tomorrow (of which I'm hoping to get at least two accomplished), I wanted to write quickly about this because I found it interesting and thought you might too.
This morning, while waiting on the guy from the phone company to hook up our "new and improved" phone and internet service, I was listening to R.C. Sproul (he does a radio program called "Renewing your mind") and heard this little tidbit of information about the "birth" of Halloween.
It is common knowledge (at least I think it is) that Halloween (Or "All Hallow's Eve") falls the day before "All Saints Day". What I didn't know is that All Hallow's Eve has origins in the Roman Catholic church! Apparently, from what R.C. Sproul said today, in the middle ages the members of the Roman Catholic church believed that the surest way of keeping Satan away was to make fun of him. They believed that if they hit him where it hurt the most (his pride), that he would do just as the Bible says (Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7, NIV) and leave them alone. The people would dress up in ridiculous costumes mocking the devil, not because that's how they thought he looked, but because he is described as this in 2 Corinthians 11:14 "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light".
I thought that was rather interesting to know. Another thing that I found interesting is that on October 31 ,1517, Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of a Wittenburg, Germany church. This list is said to have been the start of the Protestant Reformation, which changed Christianity forever.
See, my blog is fun AND informative, all at the same time! Aren't you glad?!?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

So, this is "free speech" in West Hollywood, California?

"A mannequin portraying U.S. Republican vice-presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hangs by a noose as a mannequin portraying U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain protrudes from the chimney of a private residence in West Hollywood, California October 27, 2008. Part of a Halloween display, the likenesses drew complaints on Monday, but local officials said the homeowner was covered by free speech rights. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)"

Now, I am all for freedom of speech, but who else believes that if this were a scene depicting Barack Obama and Joe Biden that the owners of this home would have been forced to remove it immediately? I mean, can you even IMAGINE how the democrats and the liberal media would react to something like that?


Something that would have been good to know 5 minutes ago:

You know, sometimes I wish there was a future me who would send the present time me messages so as to avoid some of the mistakes I make.

Case in point:

It would have been really great to have recently received a message stating this:

If you ever find a pair of Puckey's panties on the floor, do not, I repeat do NOT pick them up and give them the "sniff test" to see if they are clean. Just put them in the washer. Trust me, it is in your best interest.

Off I go now to develop a time machine or something...

I'm just sayin'.

VIDEO Tuesday Tip O' the Day...

For a special treat today, I decided to share a little video that comes from the era of my "Household Tips and Tricks" book...enjoy.

Now, this is not at all what our family dinners look like. I think I'll make the kids watch this and tell them that it's going to be our new standard.

After they get done laughing their heads off, I imagine they will get back to the important stuff, like arguing, bothering each other, making messes, etc.

I miss the "Good Ole Days" and I wasn't even there...