Thursday, October 29, 2009

Three Year Olds…Gotta Love Em

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…

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

Crocheted Blanket

I am finished with a blanket I started working on this summer. It is going to be going to an orphanage in India and will be given to a girl between the ages of 8-18. My mom made one too. Hers is very pretty with lots of colors in a zigzag pattern. This is the biggest crochet project I have ever done, and I am happy with how it turned out.-Angie

Friday, October 23, 2009

Eating Makes Me Sleepy

This was so cute I couldn't resist taking a picture of it. -Angie


This afternoon I was sitting in the living room making a dinner and shopping list for the next week so that we could go shopping when Jacob got home from work. Austin and his friend Truman were playing the wii while Brendan and Ethan were watching them. Karissa, Tyler, and Aleigha, were outside playing with their friend Kaylee, when Karissa came in and asked if I cared if they all came in to play a game. I told her that would be fine. So she ran out to tell them all to come in. Just then my phone rang so I answered it and it was Jacob he was on his way home from Medford (he had a classes over there both yesterday and today). We had just started talking when Tyler came up to me crying. I asked him what was wrong and he told me he fell and hit his knee. I looked down at his leg and began pulling up his pant leg I noticed that they were not ripped and there wasn't any blood on them so I thought to myself that is was probably just a little scraped up. Then I got his pant leg up. His knee had a deep cut in it so I quickly told Jake I needed to go and would call him back. I continued examining the cut and I thought I could see the bone of his knee cap, but it started to bleed just a little bit so that I couldn't tell if that was what I really saw. I took a picture of it and sent it to Jacob to see if I should take him to the ER or just call the DR. and see if they could fix it. The picture didn't turn out very well so I decided to call the DR. It was 4:55 and they were going to be closing in 5 min. so she suggested I go ahead and take him to the ER but I asked if there was an Urgent Care I could take him to instead since it wasn't bleeding very bad at all. She said that there were a lot of Urgent Care places in Klamath Falls but that there was only one she would recommend. I got my kids all ready to go and had Karissa pack some books, crayons, and coloring books to entertain them since I figured we would be there for a while. I put a big bandage on Tyler's knee then we headed off. We got there and checked in and the receptionist handed me the paperwork to fill out. I handed Ethan to Austin to hold but he started freaking out and only wanting me to hold him so I had to fill out the paperwork while holding him. When we were called back I left Austin, Karissa, and Aleigha in the waiting room and told Austin to read books to Aleigha until I came back. The nurses looked at Tyler's knee and said "Wow, that is a good one, How did you do that?" They were quite surprised to find out it happened on flat pavement and not on a rock. They cleaned it up and then left us to wait for the doctor.  I peeked out at my kids in the waiting room and they were sitting there just as they were told reading their books. Brendan was in the room with us sitting on a chair reading a cooking magazine being very good and patient for a three year old. Ethan was done though he keep pointing at the door and saying door then fussing. I realized then that the poor kid hadn't eaten anything since lunch time and was probably hungry since he usually has a snack around 4 or 5 and I hadn't brought anything for him.:(  The doctor came in and checked out Tyler's knee and the nurse explained that they were going to give him a shot in his knee. She then gave him 3 stitches. He watched the whole thing. They were very surprised at how brave he was and told us it is usually the little girls who are tough and boys are the ones who cry; and that it gets worse the older they get. He said it was the 6' guys that weigh over 200lbs. that pass out. When they were done the nurse told Tyler that he couldn't do dishes, laundry, vacuuming, or clean his room for at least 1 week Then asked him if there were any other chores he could get him out of, but Tyler said no. They told me that my kids were very well behaved and were surprised that Brendan would sit over in the chair for so long being so good. We went back out to the receptionist to pay our bill and just then Jacob walked through the door. The receptionist told me that Austin, Karissa, and Aleigha were so good and so quiet she kept forgetting they were there, and that she was amazed at how well they were behaved. So that made my day. By this time it was after 7 o'clock so we grabbed Pappa Murphy's pizza and headed home. Jacob told me I should post the picture on here for all of you to see but I think I will spare you that.  -Angie

Saturday, October 17, 2009




A big city California lawyer went duck hunting in rural Texas. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.


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 U.S. and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."


The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this with the Texas Three Kick Rule."


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 Southern Louisiana recently with two ice chests of fish, leaving a bayou well known for its fishing.


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."


"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?"


"The FISH!"


"What fish?"


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

More funnies



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 U.S., pulled up at a bus stop where two locals were waiting.


"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.


"Parlare Italiano?"


Other than a glance at each other, there was still no response.


"Hablan ustedes Espanol?"


Still nothing.


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

House Update

Well everything has gone through and the renters were given their 30 day notice. Our closing date is set for Nov. 10. We are all excited about owning our own home.



Friday, October 9, 2009

Out of the Mouth of a Three Year Old

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

House Update

     The appraisal came back today so now we are just waiting for the loan to be completed then the owner will give the tenant their 30 day notice. Once they move out it should close within 5 days. We are all very excited. We"ll keep you posted. -Angie