Friday, May 30, 2008

Weekend Wisdom

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis~

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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My Mom Would Be Proud

Monday, May 26, 2008

A time to remember

l-r: Great-uncle Ray (Army, peacetime between Korea and Vietnam), Grandfather Charles (Navy, WWII), Great-grandfather Ralph (Army, WWI), Great-uncle Ralph (Army, WWII), Great-uncle Derrell (Navy, Korea)

We are the spirits of the men who died.
In wars gone by - Grim Reaper's toll demand.
We are the spirits of the men who tried
To make the world safe for our common land.
We speak from out the ages that have gone,
Since patriots made this our nation free.
We seek from bloody pages history's wrong
in glorifying war's barbarity.
Why do you there who live so soon forget
The dead and dying, wounded and the maimed?
Why do you there who live so soon forget
Your loved ones whom eternity has claimed?
Why do you look forward with hearts aglow
For coming wars to build your wealth and pride?
We speak from ages near and long ago:
We are the spirits of the men who died.

~Ralph S. Southern~
(pictured above, in the middle)

Memorial Day is a day to not only remember those who have fought and died for us, but also a day to remember those we have loved and lost. Each Memorial Day, I set aside some time to show pictures to my kids and tell them about the wonderful people they never got the chance to meet, or were too young to remember. That is what today is, a time to remember.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weekend Wisdom

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), Diary of a Young Girl, 1952

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hangin' Tough

Ah, the memories! As I'm typing this, the boys from Boston are singin' in the rain on the Today Show, and Donnie is still my favorite!

Wednesday, Taylor had an appointment with his cardiologist. I'm happy to report that everything is still looking good. Doc doesn't need to see him again until Taylor is 9. I really like Dr. Danford and his staff, but I'm also glad that we don't have to see them very often!

As much as I love Anne Shirley, I was shocked to realize that I had never seen the 3rd movie. Taylor and I stayed up till 10 last night watching it. We were both thrilled to find out that Gil was okay. My hubby wasn't too thrilled about Taylor liking the movie as much as he did, he thinks I'm turning Taylor into a girl. I suppose if he would agree to try one more time for a baby girl, I wouldn't invite the boys to watch my girlie shows with me!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Flirty Apron Swap

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day by joining the Flirty Apron Swap!

Happy Birthday, Anne Shirley!

100 years! It's hard to believe that one of my favorite characters has been around that long. I suppose it's only fitting that she has a milestone birthday this year - I just turned 30 on Saturday, and I like to think that Anne and I are kindred spirits. Our similarities go well beyond our red hair and freckles!

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over! Taylor's last day is Friday, which makes me feel bad about him missing school tomorrow. We have an appointment with his cardiologist, and I'm hoping it goes well. I always get nervous before those appointments.

We'll have my 7-month-old nephew with us for the next few days - YAY! It's been over 3 years since we've had a baby that small, so I'm really looking forward to the next 3 days. He's such a good baby, and I'm told that he sleeps almost all night, so that's a bonus.
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