Friday, July 4, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like....

        4th of July!       
HOT 4th of JULY here we come!
 I am so thankful and PROUD to be an American! Yes! there are troubles... Yes! there are some scary decisions being made in this country, BUT I have the FREEDOM to worship my GREAT GOD!

"Proud To Be An American"

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there's pride in every American heart,
and it's time to stand and say:

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pacific Coast Camp 2014 Pictures!

I did not take nearly enough pictures this year at camp. I wanted to take pictures of my outfits I wore everyday so it would make it easier to pack next year, but that certainly didn't happen. I forgot my camera! And my phone and I were not getting along very well. It was such a fun year. God's presence was so strong in every service!

 The most precious thing of all. A little boy realized that God is very real and that it's about time to start seeking for the Holy Ghost. Enough to make this mama bawl for days!
 They keep these kids sooo very busy. No time to get in trouble!

 There's a lot going on in this picture, so let me sum it up for you. 1. Kids playing sports in background 2. Two boys being boys 3. THE BANK which was our home away from home 4. Starbucks- which makes this picture amazing. 
 Nothing like good friends in the church!

 This was our van on the way down! I stopped so many times because I was so paranoid about how it was faring.
 And this is trying to get it back up. I think I stopped twice on the way back home. I think I wasn't as paranoid because I was so tired. Too tired to care if it fell off... (actually we a had a few less things going back- consumption made room inside the car)
Notice the broken mirror? These were all over the place. It was a sad year to bring a mirror. 
My dearest husband wrapped up our mirrors so perfectly,
 they wouldn't have broken even if you sat on them. 
But I unwrapped them, and threw mine in the back and went to the beach, 
and someone sat on it. 

I should have left it wrapped.
Oh the choir. The most AMAZING part of camp! They could have sang for hours and I would not have minded one bit. Nothing like apostolic ONE God singing with ANOINTING! WOO can I get an amen!

Speaking of Amens or HELLO!?s What annointed ministry we had speaking this year! Bro. Jason Hood came from Atlanta, GA and brought a ton of family with him! His wife can SANG! Her cd is available on itunes here:

Bro. Baglin taught in the day.(hope its okay, Miss Brittany Lyn I stole this picture from you!) I cant wait to listen to all these since I missed 3/4 of them being in kids church.

Kids church was good this year as well. It always amazes me how the services all continue each other! Even kids church! Bro. Hood talked about Peter one night, and the next day so did kids church
 (and they had planned what they were teaching a long time before that morning!)

And that is all I got. I didn't even get a picture with MARY! The MARY! MARY!
 (but I did get her to sign my yearbook! Twice! thats another story) 

Oh and Bentley has an immense crush on Danae Joy Abbott! You should see his little face light up! So adorable! 

Can't believe its already over! Time to get planning for next year! 
With 43 people that went from our church this year, I cant wait to see who we will have next time! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Pacific Coast Camp 2014!

It is coming!!! Here is proof!!! And there is still two missing from this picture! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

English Pronunciation

If she was alive today, I would send this to my grandmother who was overly proficient in English. Enjoy!

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, pass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Just so you all know (the few that are out there that check this little site out, and by the way THANK YOU!) I have removed my email list for updates, so if you want updates for the blog by email, just put your email in that box up there to the left...

Here are some pics! Hopefully this is a taste of more posts to come... We shall see!!! I know the final fair pics never got posted, but my computer crashed (wahhh) so that post may never come.... 
"WHY am I on this wall? What would happen if I "accidentally" fell in? Would they let me keep swimming? Would I be in trouble? Where are the fish?"

"I wonder what my surprise is... maybe it is a huge candy bar, or another big lollipop, LEGOS! I hope its legos!"

"Why am I looking at her nose? It looks like a nose..."

She pinches him, he pinches her, they both look at each other with grimaces that the whole world thinks is a love-struck gaze....

"They let me go!" "I am going to run and run and never ever stop!"

"I knew it! Legos, legos, legos!" "wait..... legos aren't supposed to be soft"
"But thats okay I love him! He is Soft! and Cute!"
"He is mine! all mine! I will squeeze him forever and name him CHARLIE"
He looks at her and she looks at him and he looks at her and she looks at him and he looks at her and she looks at him
"I have something for you.... heh heh..." "ooooo what is it?"
"I have something for you too... another pinch!
"For me? You shouldn't have! Where did you find these!?"
"That's not what that says!"