Thursday, December 31, 2009
It started with Ethan Sunday afternoon then Austin, Tyler, and I got it. As we were just about on the recovery road, Angie, Brendan, and Karissa get sick. Just one left and so far Aleigha is just fine.
We are defiantly praying for good health in the New Year.
P.S. We have 4 or so inches of snow :)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
It is so amazing that the GOD who created the entire world and everything in it would chose to come down from heaven to be born in a stable, live among us, and then die on a cross for our sins so that we could one day go to heaven to live with him.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God manifest in the flesh justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16
So while you are spending time with friends and family don't forget the TRUE meaning of Christmas!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Hairdresser shop in Norway: "Nice face ... shame about the hair."
Furniture store in Australia: "Our beds are factory-trained not to jump on your children. Please show the same courtesy."
On a van for a company that does window treatments in New Zealand: "This van is driven by a blind man!"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We started back to school yesterday and Jacob's first day back at work was yesterday as well and today he is on his way to Washington for a Hyster training. He will be back tomorrow evening. It is getting late so i need to get started on school for the day but I wanted to write a little to let you all know what we are up to. -Angie
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Jacob received a call a few minutes ago from our realtor to inform us that every thing went through and the house is ours!!! Yea!! We have had the keys since last night though so we went over for a couple of hours this morning to work on cleaning, and we are going to make another trip over in a little while with all the kitchen and bathroom stuff. So I'd better get back to work but we wanted to let everyone know about the house. -Angie
Saturday, November 7, 2009
We talked to our realtor yesterday and she said that if we wanted to we could go ahead and do all the signing on Monday and that we should be able to start moving in on Tuesday! The kids hadn’t seemed all that excited yet about moving until the other night when Jacob took apart their beds and left their mattresses on the floor for them to sleep on. I am not sure why but to them that was just the coolest thing. It is funny how such a little thing can get them all excited. We took the day off school yesterday so I could get a head start on some of the extra cleaning that could be done ahead of time and more packing…which is what we will be doing again today. -Angie
Friday, November 6, 2009
The other day I went to a restaurant that I hadn't been to in some time. It was quite busy but I was in no hurry.
When the waiter came to take my order, I remarked, "You know, it's been ten years since I came in here."
The waiter gave me a sympathetic look and said, "I am sorry sir, but I'm working as fast as I can."
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
In small saucepan mix together
1/3 c. ketchup
1/3 c. mustard
1/3 c. bottled bbq sauce
1/4 c. vinegar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Cook on medium heat for about 10 min. This is really good on fully cooked shredded pork roast for bbq pork sandwiches. I haven’t tried it on anything else yet.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Yesterday afternoon I was craving something sweet and after looking through all the cupboards decided I would make cinnamon and sugar toast for the kids and I. After putting the toast in the toaster I gathered the other ingredients and sat down at the table to fix it. The kids were all sitting around the table watching me. As I added a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to the bowl to mix it up Brendan said “Wow Mom, I can’t believe it, you’re actually gonna make something good!”
Monday, October 26, 2009
Isn't it strange
how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church,
but such a small amount when you go shopping?
Isn't it strange
how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church,
and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?
Isn't it strange
that you can't find a word to say when you're praying but..
you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?
Isn't it strange
how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible but
how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel?
Isn't it strange
how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games but
they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?
Isn't it strange
how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks
before the day so we can include it in our agenda,
but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?
Isn't it strange
how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others;
but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?
Isn't it strange
how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say but....
we question the words in the Bible?
Isn't it strange
how everyone wants a place in heaven but...
they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?
Isn't it strange
how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away but
when we are going to send messages about God,
we think about it twice before we share it with others?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A big city
The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going into retrieve it."
The old farmer replied. "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."
The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the
The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things in
The lawyer asked, "What is the Texas Three Kick Rule?"
The farmer replied, "Well, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up."
The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.
The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick landed square on the man's nose. The barrister was flat on his belly when the farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly caused him to give up.
The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said, "Okay, you old coot, now it's my turn!"
The old farmer smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the duck."
A Cajun was stopped by a game warden in
The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"
"Naw, ma fren, I ain't got none of dem, no. Dese here are my pet fish."
"Ya. Avery night I take dese here fish down to de bayou and let dem swim 'round for a while. Den I whistle and dey jump rat back inta dis here ice chest and I take dem home."
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!"
The Cajun looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's de truth ma' fren. I'll show you. It really works."
"Okay, I've GOT to see this!"
The Cajun poured the fish into the bayou and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"
"Well, what?" Said the Cajun.
"When are you going to call them back?"
"Call who back?"
A Veterinarian was feeling ill for a few days and finally decided to go visit her doctor.
Her doctor began asking all the usual questions ... what were the symptoms? When did the symptoms develop? Et cetera.
Finally, the Veterinarian says, "Look, Doc, I have to deal with patients who can't answer these kind of questions. I can tell what's wrong just by a visual inspection. Why can't you?"
The doctor nodded, stood back, looked her up and down closely, then whipped out his prescription pad and jotted down instructions for the pharmacy.
Then he handed it to her and said, "Of course, if this doesn't work, we'll have to put you down."
[Net 153's Smile A Day]
Friday, October 16, 2009
During a recent company password audit, it was found that a certain air-head was using the following password: MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofy. When asked why such a big password, the employee said that it had to be at least 8 characters long.
A Swiss guy, visiting the
"Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asked.
The two Yanks just stared at him.
"Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tried. The two continued to stare.
Other than a glance at each other, there was still no response.
"Hablan ustedes Espanol?"
The Swiss guy gave up and drove off. The first Yank turned to the second and said, "Y'know, maybe we should learn a foreign language."
"Why?" the other replied. "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."
[forwarded by Gretchen Patti]
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
The other afternoon I was in the middle of making fresh salsa when Brendan came into the kitchen and told me he needed to go potty. My hands were a mess so I asked him if he could wait a few minutes, but he said he needed to go right then. I sighed and said just a minute let me wash my hands real quick. He said to me “Mommy, please don’t say that word.” I wasn’t sure what he was talking about so I asked him what word. He ‘sighed’ and said “that word, because that is being grumpy.” It was so funny I cracked up laughing. There is nothing like a three year old correcting your attitude.
One day I told Brendan to go take a nap in my room, because it was really hot upstairs in his room. He gave me a kiss and hug and walked into my room. He returned a moment later and told me “Mommy I can’t sleep in there, it is too messy.” Guess I need to clean my room!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Since Thursday our family has been fighting the flu that has been going around. I caught it Friday night and on Saturday and Sunday I pretty much did nothing except lay on the couch or my bed. On Sunday night I called my mom to talk to her about my dad’s birthday party this next weekend and I told her that we were all sick. The next morning she calls back to tell us she is on her way over (a 2 hr. drive one way) with a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. I told her that she probably shouldn’t come because I didn’t want her to get sick but she said she wanted to come any way. Along with the soup she brought garlic bread, lemon lime soda, hard candy for sore throats, oranges, fruit salad, and a bunch of veggies from her garden. As you can see we were totally spoiled.
Austin, Karissa, Brendan, and I are all still sick today though feeling much better. Tyler seems to be totally better. Ethan and Aleigha are just now getting sick, and Jacob started feeling sick Sunday and still is today though it didn’t hit him very hard thankfully. So please keep us in your prayers. -Angie
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Optimist : The glass is half-full.
Pessimist : The glass is half-empty.
Realist : Yep. That's a glass, alright.
Idealist : One day, cold-fusion from a glass of water will provide unlimited energy and end war.
Capitalist : If I bottled this and gave it a New Agey sounding name, I could make a fortune.
Communist : This drink belongs to every single one of us in equal measure.
Conspiracist : The government is fluoridating the water for mind-control purposes.
Sexist : This glass isn't gonna refill itself, honeybun...
Nihilist : The glass does not exist, and neither do I.
Opportunist : There's a funny t-shirt in here somewhere.
This came from http://chamyen.blogspot.com/
Sunday, September 20, 2009
You start out with 3 mil in Monopoly money and have the opertunity to purchase streets anywhere in the world then build on them and increase you wealth. This is a really cool game! You can find it at
If you sign up add me as a friend. My user name is The Wards
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Of course since last time my parents visited we hooked them on the Wii, we turned it on again. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun playing even though I won everytime :).
Angie prepared an awsome feast including her famous (at least to us) BBQ pork sandwiches and those delicious seasoned potatoes. The cap to the meal was PIE! Blackberry and Apple WOW! I do belive this was the best blackberry pie I have ever eaten. Man she is amazing.
After they left we chilled for a while and then went to play tennis and work off some of those calories. Quite the full day.
As I write this I am reminded of just how much God has blessed me. He has provided me with a loving family, wonderful children, and most of all salvation and a real relationship knowing him. It pains me to see so many people wandering this world without him or maybe even worse telling themselves that they do know their god (little g) but not really having a connection to the creator by the ONLY way possible... Trust in Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross. Yes that is right "It is finished" do not add anything else to it. It is not believe on Jesus and got to___ or believe in Jesus and do ______ . Romans 10:9 proclaims Believe on him and Confess and tho shall be saved. God is Good!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
WHY ENGLISH IS SO HARD TO LEARN
~ We must polish the Polish furniture.
~ He could lead if he would get the lead out.
~ The farm was used to produce produce.
~ The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
~ The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
~ This was a good time to present the present.
~ A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
~ When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
~ I did not object to the object.
~ The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
~ The bandage was wound around the wound.
~ There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
~ They were too close to the door to close it.
~ The buck does funny things when the does are present.
~ They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
~ To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
~ The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
~ After a number of injections my jaw got number.
~ Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear.
~ I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
~ How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Saturday, August 29, 2009