Wednesday, July 30, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!!


Today is my grandma's Birthday!
I wish I could be with her today! I remember last we celebrated her Birthday at the little  Japanese restaurant in our town.  I just talked to her on the phone and that is where she with my mom!! 
Love you so much Grandma!!! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!

Family in Action

I liked this video, and I thought if you have kids it is a good lesson time! If you have time please watch!!

"I'll Miss You"


Well, I feel like I just said Goodbye to a very close friend. I don't feel like reading anything else after reading this book :( It was my "Mother's Day" present for my mom. When she finished reading it she brought it down for me to read when she last visited! I was glued to the pages the moment I opened the book! I haven't read all of D.E. Stevenson's books and I can now add this one to my favorite list!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Table


I finally finished painting my round table! I love it a lot! It goes really well in my little morning room! This cat loves it also! I haven't finished puting away my books yet.

Monday, July 28, 2008

First Day on the Job!


 I sent Jonathan off to his first day at the new Job Yesterday! I already miss him. He has worked at Met Life in the past selling Insurance. He had taken a break because of us getting married and he was in and out of Colorado and Phoenix. We didn't even know if they would hire him back because Met Life wasn't hiring at the time. God opened the door for him. He is now the youngest in the office and on his first day they want him to take the responsibility of bringing order back into the office which left when he did. He is well valued there which makes me beam with pride!

Catching Up


Well, I have been absent far too long and I am trying to catch up from where I have last left off. The kids and Eliza came over the other day. We had so much fun playing with kitty's and reading stories and drinking our cozy tea!! 

Eliza and I both liked this picture of us (Shocking!!!)

On Friday Jonathan and I got to baby sit our little Elon! He was so funny! We got to take him swimming. We all had a blast!


On Friday night Jonathan and I went on a date with Nathan and Himilce to see a movie together!!
I never post any pictures of us two together! I finally got one of us!

And "no" we did not agree about this picture. I look really funny. The light on me is really strange., But it will have to do!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tea Party


I just got a phone call from Eliza and she is coming over with the little munchkins for tea today!

We probably will have tea and story time!! 
"Goodbye I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!"

Monday, July 21, 2008

How Great Thou Art: Johnny Cash

My sister emailed this to me and I wanted to post it because It is so beautiful and sweet.

Sweet Jonathan


Jonathan has been helping me repaint a table that we bought for $40. last week!!! I will take some pictures of how it comes out latter! I plan to put it in my little morning room!!  Thank you Jonathan!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Night of Dreaming


I didn't get much sleep last night because Jonathan and I couldn't stop talking.
We talked till 4:30 in the morning!!! I slept in till late this morning!! 

What kept us awake was we were talking about our plans when we can have a family in the country and have animals. I remembered all my childhood stories of chickens and goats and ducks and turkeys. I have always wanted a pet pig growing up. I want her to be raised like a dog so she can hang out with the dogs and the family.

Our minds couldn't stop thinking because we were so excited. Our idea of chickens is for the use of eggs and their freshness. For goats, is for their milk and cheese we can make! (I love goats milk and cheese)  We want to have a garden of course with all kinds of veggies and fruit! 

One thing that Jonathan made clear with me was that if and when we wish to start our family life in the country, he definitely could not live without high speed internet!! Ha ha ha ha, what a sweet heart! I agree.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Black Forest Cake ( with strawberry's)


I had forgotten to post my black forest cake I had baked a week ago!! It was a lot of fun! I used a cream cheese/whipped cream frosting. I melted chocolate chips with a little half & half and put it in a zip lock bag to decorate with! That part was so much fun and really easy! The cherry part was not as good. I didn't have cherries to place on each layer. All I had was some strawberries to garnish on top! It was still really yummy! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hook, line and sinker


Blow the Wind Southerly is the book that is taking my attention up now! Very good so far! I bet you can guess who the Author is?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Star Wars according to a 3 year old

This is so cute, I laughed and laughed!! If you haven't seen the Star Wars movies it won't be as funny. Its the way she tells the story which makes it so hilarious!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Daily Exercise


For Exercise, Jonathan and I have been swimming every evening in our community pool! It has been really good for us except the chlorine in the water has turned my hair green! I mean it :( The lower half of my hair is light greenish color. Tonight I am wearing a swimming cap to keep my hair from turning that ugly color! I hope it works!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Birthday Spoiling


Yesterday I woke up to the smell of bacon and pancakes. I pulled the covers back over my head because it was my birthday and that means I get to do whatever I wanted!! He he he he. A couple minutes later Jonathan brought me breakfast in bed. He had made me coffee with an omelette, cinnamon roll, and pancakes with chocolate chips!! It was the start of the nicest day! 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Trivia Questions

Hello everyone!

My husband has been posting a few trivia quizzes about US History. I have found them interesting and fun to do and thought I'd share them with you. Click here to see his page, the first one was on July 7th, and a couple more after that.  Check back regularly and have fun!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Exposing Oprah's New Church

If you have time to watch these two videos please do! It is so unbelievable but then again it is believable! I love how the woman in the crowd speaks up in front of all those woman and defends the truth that is being thrown away!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Girls Just Want To Have Fun!!

Olga spent the night last night and we had so much fun! We went swimming late in the night and we had cheese cake and watched one of our favorite old shows, "Make Room For Daddy"

We went 4th of July sale shopping today and found some really good deals!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Family Surprise!


My family surprised my sister and I for our birthday which is the 10th  by driving 12 hours in the car to be with us on our Nations Birthday to celebrate both happy occasions!! My mom and sister Olga and my two brothers Russell and Eddie! We are enjoying their company this whole Week! My grandparents were the ones who arranged the surprise! My dad was not able to come because he had to work on Monday. We missed him a lot. 

U.S. Citizenship Test

U.S. citizenship test
Jul. 4, 2008 02:13 PM
The following are sample U.S. history and government questions that may be asked during the naturalization exam.

Typical questions

1. What are the colors of our flag? 

2. What do the stars on the flag mean?

3. How many stars are there on our flag?

4. What color are the stars on our flag?

5. How many stripes are there on our flag?

6. What do the stripes on the flag represent?

7. What colors are the stripes on the flag?

8. How many states are there in the Union (the United States)?

9. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?

10. Independence Day celebrates independence from whom?

11. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?

12. Who was the first president of the United States?

13. Who is the President of the United States today?

14. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?

15. Who elects the President of the United States?

16. Who becomes President if the President dies?

17. What is the Constitution?

18. What do we call changes to the Constitution?

19. How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?

20. What are the three branches of our government?

21. What is the legislative branch of our Government?

22. What makes up Congress?

23. Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?

24. Who elects Congress?

25. How many Senators are there in Congress?

26. For how long do we elect each Senator?

27. Name two Senators from your state.

28. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?-2-

29. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?

30. Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?

31. For how long is the President elected?

32. What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?

33. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?

34. What is the supreme law of the United States?

35. What is the Bill of Rights?

36. What is the capital of the state you live in?

37. Who is the current Governor of the state you live in?

38. Who becomes President if both the President and Vice President die?

39. Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

40. What were the original 13 states?

41. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?

42. Name some countries that were our enemies during World War II.

43. What was the 49th state added to our Union (the United States)?

44. How many full terms can a President serve?

45. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

46. What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?

47. Why are there 100 Senators in the United States Senate?

48. Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?

49. How many Supreme Court Justices are there?

50. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

51. What is the executive of a state government called?

52. What is the head executive of a city government called?

53. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists?

54. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

55. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

56. What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?

57. What is the national anthem of the United States?

58. Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?

59. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?-3-

60. Who signs bills into law?

61. What is the highest court in the United States?

62. Who was President during the Civil War?

63. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

64. What special group advises the President?

65. Which President is called the "Father of our Country"?

66. Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?

67. What was the 50th state to be added to our Union (the United States)?

68. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?

69. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?

70. What were the 13 original states of the United States called before they were states?

71. What group has the power to declare war?

72. Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.

73. In what year was the Constitution written?

74. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?

75. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

76. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?

77. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?

78. What is the name of the President's official home?

79. Where is the White House located?

80. Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment.

81. Who is Commander-in-Chief of the United States military?

82. In what month do we vote for the President?

83. In what month is the new President inaugurated?

84. How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?

85. What are the two major political parties in the United States today?

86. What is the executive branch of our government?

87. Where does freedom of speech come from?

88. What U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?

89. What kind of government does the United States have?-4-

90. Name one of the purposes of the United Nations.

91. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.

92. Can the Constitution be changed?

93. What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?

94. What is the White House?

95. What is the United States Capitol?

96. How many branches are there in the United States government?

ANSWER SHEET

1. Red, white, and blue

2. One for each state

3. There are 50 stars on our flag.

4. The stars on our flag are white.

5. There are 13 stripes on our flag.

6. The first 13 states

7. The stripes on the flag are red and white.

8. 50 states

9. Independence Day

10. Independence from Great Britain

11. We fought Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.

12. George Washington

13. George W. Bush

14. Dick Cheney

15. The Electoral College

16. The Vice President

17. The supreme law of the land

18. Amendments

19. Twenty-seven amendments

20. Executive, Judicial, and Legislative

21. Congress

22. The Senate and the House of Representatives

23. Congress

24. The citizens of the United States

25. There are 100 Senators in Congress, 2 from each state.

26. 6 years

27. The answer to this question depends on where you live.

28. There are 435 voting members in the House of Representatives.

29. For 2 years

30. The President-6-

31. The President is elected for 4 years.

32. The Supreme Court

33. To interpret and explain the laws

34. The Constitution

35. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution

36. The answer to this question depends on the state where you reside. To learn the capital of your state, go to http://www.firstgov.gov and select the state government link.

37. The answer to this question depends on where you live. To learn the name of the Governor of your state, go to http://www.firstgov.gov and select the state government link.

38. The Speaker of the House

39. John G. Roberts, Jr.

40. Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Georgia

41. Patrick Henry

42. Germany, Italy, and Japan

43. Alaska

44. Two full terms

45. A civil rights leader

46. A candidate for President must be a native-born, not naturalized, citizen, be at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years.

47. Each state elects 2 Senators.

48. The President nominates judges for the Supreme Court.

49. There are 9 Supreme Court Justices.

50. To gain religious freedom

51. The Governor

52. The Mayor

53. Thanksgiving

54. Thomas Jefferson

55. July 4, 1776

56. That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

57. The Star-Spangled Banner

58. Francis Scott Key-7-

59. 18 is the minimum voting age.

60. The President

61. The Supreme Court

62. Abraham Lincoln

63. The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves.

64. The Cabinet advises the President.

65. George Washington

66. George Washington

67. Hawaii

68. The American Indians/Native Americans

69. The Mayflower

70. Colonies

71. Congress has the power to declare war.

72. The 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th amendments

73. The Constitution was written in 1787.

74. The Bill of Rights

75. All people living in the United States

76. The Preamble

77. Congress

78. The White House

79. Washington, DC

80. The rights of freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, of assembly, and to petition the Government

81. The President

82. November

83. January

84. There is no limit.

85. The Democratic and Republican parties

86. The President, the Cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members

87. The Bill of Rights

88. Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)-8-

89. A Republic

90. For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems or to provide economic aid to many countries

91. To obtain Federal government jobs, to travel with a U.S. passport, or to petition for close relatives to come to the United States to live

92. Yes, the Constitution can be changed.

93. The right to vote

94. The President's official home

95. The place where Congress meets

96. There are 3 branches

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Children In The 'gay marriage' Crosshairs

I was reading One News Now and I found this article and couldn't believe it. If you have time, please read it.
Children in the 'gay marriage' crosshairs
Matt Barber - Guest Columnist - 7/2/2008 9:50:00 AM

You've probably heard the relativist line that goes something like this: "Gay marriage won't hurt anyone. Live and let live, already!" Well, don't buy it for a minute.

With its recent 4-3 opinion – which arrogantly presumed to redefine the millennia-old definition of legitimate marriage – the California Supreme Court daftly divined that the framers of the California Constitution intended – all along, I guess – that Patrick Henry really had a constitutional right to "marry" Henry Patrick. In so doing, four black-robed Dr. Frankensteins have loosed that paradoxical abomination tagged "same-sex marriage" on the countryside.

Abomination, you say? Isn't that a bit strong?

Nope. God used it. And I'll give just one example of many as to why He did. Keep in mind, though: If California voters fail to pass a constitutional amendment in November to undo this extremist act of judicial social engineering, we can expect thousands more examples just like it.

Virginia resident Lisa Miller, mother of six-year-old Isabella Miller, was involved in homosexuality for a short time. Thankfully, she found freedom from the destructive "gay" lifestyle – as so many others have done – through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and, along with Isabella, is now a Christian.

For the past five years or so, Lisa and Isabella have been trying to live their lives in peace at home in Virginia. But unfortunately, they've been unable to do so, as Lisa's dark past has come back to haunt them. They've been the target of a vicious legal attack by militant homosexual activists that places Vermont's civil union laws ("gay marriage" by another name) directly at odds with the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, Virginia's Marriage Affirmation Act, and the Virginia Constitution.

Outrageously, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled in March that Lisa must share custody of her own daughter with Janet Jenkins, a woman who was, for a brief time, Lisa's lesbian "civil partner." Jenkins is entirely unrelated to Isabella and, for the most part, is a total stranger to the little girl. Although Jenkins is neither a biological parent nor an adoptive parent, Vermont's highest court determined that – because of a brief "civil union" from a weekend jaunt to Vermont back in 2000 – Jenkins, who hadn't seen Isabella since she was little over a year old, must be granted "parental" rights and visitation.

Little Isabella – who is both terrified by this stranger and understandably confused by her bizarre lifestyle – has suffered tremendous emotional trauma as a result. There are even concerns about her physical safety.

But it gets much worse. Because Christianity is biblically incompatible with unrepentant homosexuality, and since Lisa teaches Isabella God's express design for human sexuality (one man, one woman within the bonds of marriage), Jenkins has claimed in the past that Lisa is an unfit parent. Precisely because Lisa is a Christian, Jenkins has essentially argued that she's not fit to raise her very own daughter.

But it gets worse yet. On June 18, in an act that can only be described as pure evil, Jenkins' attorneys filed a "Motion for Transfer of Both Sole Legal and Physical [Custody]" of Isabella to Janet Jenkins. Yes, you read that right. This unrelated, near-perfect stranger and her single-minded homosexual activist attorneys are trying to permanently rip this horrified child from her mother's loving embrace as a sacrifice to the gods of postmodern homo-fascism. Unfortunately, with the history of this Vermont court, the motion may well be granted.

Still, there is a silver lining to this tragic story. Attorneys with Liberty Counsel, the Christian civil liberties law firm representing Lisa and Isabella Miller, have filed an action in Virginia asking the commonwealth to respect its Marriage Affirmation Act, the federal DOMA and Virginia's constitution, which stipulates that Virginia "shall not create or recognize" "civil unions" or "same-sex marriages" from other states, nor can it recognize rulings which stem from such "unions" (such as Vermont's custody ruling).

This pits the laws of Vermont directly against the laws of Virginia. If Virginia does the right thing and tells Vermont to keep its "civil unions" to itself, the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately have to resolve the conflict.

But on a larger scale, Lisa and Isabella's tragic story demonstrates that it's all too often children who are ultimately victimized by state-recognized immorality. It's the children who suffer when adults selfishly depart from God's intended design for human sexuality and marriage – as reaffirmed by Christ's teachings in the New Testament – and enter into counterfeit homosexual "civil unions" or "same-sex marriages."

So-called same-sex "parenting" willfully deprives a child of his or her mother or father and is fundamentally immoral for that reason (among others). We know conclusively that it's best for children to be raised with both mom and dad. It's not always possible, but even with single parenting, there's always the chance that the other half – an adoptive mother or father – will enter the picture.

We need only rely on common sense, but the preponderance of research has proven that a mother and a father each possess unique qualities central in helping to formulate who a child ultimately becomes.

While standing before the Courts of Justice Committee of the Virginia Senate in 2005, Robert Knight, former director of the Culture and Family Institute, testified to the following:
"In 2001, a team of pro-homosexual researchers from the University of Southern California did a meta-analysis of 'gay parenting' studies and published a refreshingly honest article in American Sociological Review, '(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?'

"The authors concluded that, yes, studies show that girls are more likely to 'be sexually adventurous and less chaste,' including being more likely to try lesbianism, and that boys are more likely to have 'fluid' conceptions of gender roles, and that researchers should stop trying to cover this up in the hopes of pursuing a pro-homosexual agenda. The researchers said, in effect: Some of the kids are more likely to turn out gay or bisexual, but so what?"
Ultimately, though, it all boils down to simple biology. It's impossible for a "gay" pair to have a child without utilizing the mechanics of natural procreation. They have no choice but to bring an opposite-sex third party into the picture. A child like Isabella can't really have two mommies (or three mommies; Jenkins is reportedly in a new lesbian relationship). She can have only one mommy and a daddy (who in this case was an anonymous sperm donor).

Jenkins and others like her are laboring under an unfortunate delusion. They're not mom, mommy, mother or mum. They're not even "step-mom." The closest thing they are to family is, well, kind of like mommy's fun friend who made you call her Aunt Meg.

But none of this matters to today's postmodern moral relativists. They have a specific agenda in mind: to completely redefine reality-based marriage and family into oblivion...no matter who gets hurt in the process.

And Lisa and little Isabella are just two of the latest victims of that agenda. Unfortunately, if this perversion of justice in California is left to stand, and if Virginia chooses not to rebuff Vermont's outrageous ruling in the Lisa Miller case, there will be many, many more.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Little Uns

I was watching my little nephew today while Himilce was refinishing her dinning room table. Elon and I had fun playing and watching cartoons! It sure did make me want to start having little ones soon! I know that right now is not a good time to have kids for us but I'm sure getting excited! I loved hearing the old songs of snow white fill the house and  happiness of my childhood came back to me!

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