Tuesday, November 25, 2008

month of Birthdays

Today I am wishing a Happy Birthday to the hottest man alive. My husband.
Mark and I have known each other since 1995. These have been the best 13 years of my life. He has graced my life and made me so very happy. We have been married for 10 of those 13 and we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in Dec.
If you know Mark you know he is crazy fun. He always wishes everyone a Merry Christmas no matter what month it is.
He is an amazing photographer and I cherish every picture he takes (except the the ones when he catches me eating or pulling a wierd face). He is the best dad ever and I is more like the Mom at our house. He keeps us all together. Time has flown as we have 2 girls now and he is even more handsome than the day I met him.
We have been Fencing together lately and that has been fun. We are both on the Penn State Fencing Group. He is actually very good and kicks my butt very often. I am working on getting better so I can redeem myself.
Mark is going to be 33 and looks 25. Go figure.
He has 3 different books that he is writing and is always jotting things down in his journals. He has at least 5 current Journals.
His latest passion is Fencing. He is amazing at it. I love to brag him up. He is a wonderful Man and I just wanted to wish him the best birthday ever. I love you babe.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad.

Happy Birthday DAD!

I must blog today about a wonderful man in my life. For a long time the only man in my life. My dad put up with 5 women in our house for a very long time. He was and is the most patient man I have ever ever ever met. He has a heart the size of texas and he is so creative and hilarious. He can always make me smile. I really really miss him. He and I became best friends. When I was young he and I used to catch bugs together. He loved Botany and insects in college. When I got older he and i used to do a lot together. We rode horses, we shingled the garage, we put up a whole sprinkler system. I really don't know what I would do without him.

I always felt and feel so much love from my father. He is the best man I know. :)

I love ya Dad.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Last night we had a friend over for dinner. He is an investigator to our church. The missionaries have only been teaching him a few weeks and he is ready to be baptized. He is a great guy. He has been through a lot in the last 4 months. His wife had an opportunity for a job in Baltimore....and she went to check it out. She never came back.... she left him with 3 girls. He didn't know what to do. They are back in contact now and trying to figure things out. But when the missionaries came to his door he knew they would change his life. It is very touching.
It really makes you appreciate what you have when you know that it literally could walk out the door.
He is a stronger and better man than I could ever be. He will be a wonderful member.

In light of the experience this weekend. I would like to post pics of what I am thankful for. My family.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

picture overload...

I downloaded over 100 pictures today from Mark's archives and I would love to post every last one of them. but for the sake of time, which I have so little of lately...I will post the most recent ones. Halloween.

Sydney got to go two different nights the first night she was Cinderella. The second she was little Mermaid. She and Morgan ran around for hours And then little timid Sammy needed a hand for extra courage to go up to the houses and say trick or treat. Syd practically dragged her everywhere. :)
This is a picture of Rowyn in her blessing dress. She is so so so strong. she holds herself up and Loves to sit up. She has really found her smile.

This is our most recent family picture. lol. Mark wasn't very happy with it (perfectionist) He won't put it on the wall if he isn't happy with it. I like it because the day was so much fun. we went to the pumpkin patch to pick pumkins and went for a hay ride. rowyn got cold but sydney had a blast. she even got to cuddle up with Benny.
so cute.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cheryl came to visit

Amish weekend

So we had a wonderful time this weekend with my sister and her family here. We enjoyed good amish countryside and food and had a good time catching up. They are wonderful. I think they really enjoyed the quaint victorian town we live in....and the Amish community not far from where we live. Jillian...their little 2 year old girl and Sydney had a great time together.
I love the Amish People. They are usually so meek. except for the boy that flipped us off because we were trying to take a picture of him.
This is the Reynolds Mansion. One of the many bed and Breadfast mansions in our neighborhood.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Wow. We have a long 4 years ahead of us. I am personally going to focus on preparing my family for anything. Food storage and 72 hr kits. This year will be my Food storage improvement year. I worry for our Country. I worry for our future. But mostly I worry that I won't be prepared.

These are the Last days.

I read an article that said the food storage is to protect you from yourself. It said people do the most unimaginable when they are starving....and they will do just about anything to get food when they are watching their children starve. I believe this. So I do think it very important to make sure I have enough food and heat for my family.

Mark thinks I over react when it comes to this stuff....I do.....but I would rather that I over react than not react enough. :)

It is my goal to start canning this winter and next summer. I have a great canner, thanks to my great friend Steph.

God Bless America. We are going to need it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I stole this from Monica's Blog. Sorry Monica....I had to. It is so true.
Vote today.
I am.

I will have loads of pictures tomorrow. Yay.

Twas the night before electionsAnd all through the town
Tempers were flaringEmotions all up and down!
I, in my bathrobeWith a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TVTired of political crap.
When all of a suddenThere arose such a noise
I peered out of my windowSaw Obama and his boys
They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the othersWho had not worked a day!
He snatched up my moneyAnd quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink
He then rallied his henchmenWho were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out To tear my country apart!
' On Fannie, on Freddie, On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi'He screamed at the pairs!
They took off for his causeAnd as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation Who wouldn't stand up and fight!
So I leave you to thinkOn this one final note-