Saturday, August 1, 2009
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Okay, I hate the topic of food storage. It totally stresses me out but I know that I need to work on it so I'm trying. My sister found a great website that has been a huge help to her and I'm starting to catch the vision of it too.
There are two websites that were created by the same woman but one focuses on the purchase of food storage items and the other focuses on using food storage items. One is called Deals to Meals - http://www.dealstomeals.com/. The other is My Food Storage Deals - http://www.myfoodstoragedeals.blogspot.com/.
Until I visited these sites I didn't think food storage was very possible. Let's face it - does anyone really know what to do with 300 lbs. of hard wheat? You can sign up for the service that this woman offers and pay about $5 a month to get a comparison of all the prices and ads weekly. I haven't done this. Janie did and she swears by it - I'm tending to believe that it's a good thing because Janie's food storage room is filling up rapidly (way to go Jane!). However, I am beginning to become more focused on food storage and I'm learning that it is possible a little bit at a time.
So, for all of you that are trying to work on your year's supply of food and have found the task a little daunting - take a look at these websites. They might be of some help to you!
(By the way, I am in no way being paid to advertise for these sites, lol)
Posted by Clint, Laura, Addy and Kolby at 9:21 PM
They were able to go on a fun adventure and they met all sorts of wonderful characters: Belle and Beast; Cinderalla and Prince Charming; Peter Pan and Captain Hook; Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter; Sleeping Beauty and her Prince and many others. Addy was able to dance with a prince and she was very excited about that - though very shy!
The girls were also able to do some other fun activities such as getting their hair done, making some princess crafts and, as you can see, dressing like princesses.
This was a lot of fun for Janie and I to see them enjoy their day so much. The best part about the whole experience is that it was for a good cause. The money we spent to enjoy the day all went to help an organization that provides services to areas of Kenya - the organization is called "In Our Own Quiet Way" - http://www.inourownquietway.com/home.html
Posted by Clint, Laura, Addy and Kolby at 8:47 PM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I want to start by saying that I thoroughly dislike politics. The waters are too muddy for me. I never know who to believe and it takes so much work to really study the issues. Why can't it be easier? :)
Politics are inescapable in my house. I have a husband that reads 4 newspapers a day and listens to talk radio and LOVES to discuss politics. My mother grew up in a house that was very similar and so she caught the "politics bug" early in life. She loves to discuss politics too.
But...I'm confused. I don't feel comfortable with either of our choices for President this election year. I have not enjoyed the last 8 years of our current administration and I definitely don't want more of the same - but the question is - would it be more of the same? I feel like each candidate brings their own set of issues to the table that would create more problems for the future. Maybe I'm pessimistic, maybe I'm not.
My mother recently told me that my grandfather and grandmother, who are very conservative Republicans, have decided not to vote for President this election year. Though I don't always agree with their views they are very, very intelligent, informed voters. But this year they are voting on other issues and they will not be voting for President. In their words, "one candidate is a communist and the other is a socialist". What?! Holy cow! In my world this is big news. The grandparents aren't voting? Has the world come to an end?
Anyway - this post really has no point other than to point out that I'm confused. However, I know that I don't feel alone in my feelings. Several people that I have spoken with seem to feel the same way and I don't think they know what they are going to do either.
So I go back to my original statement - I thoroughly dislike politics.
Posted by Clint, Laura, Addy and Kolby at 7:29 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
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