Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kelsey as the inspiration speaker

Kelsey was asked to give the inspiration at the county board meeting tonight. :0)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Heart Faces~ Innocent Wonder

This is one of my favorite pictures from our trip to Iowa this past summer, when we got to spend time with my favorite nephew, Maddox. I think this picture portrays innocent wonder in just the look on Maddox's face as he looks up to his big cousin DJ. And how much more innocent can you get than DJ missing his front teeth?

Head on over to I Heart Faces and check out all of the entries for this week!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A great giveaway!

My friend Renee over at Life with My Special K's has been given the opportunity to give away two Hallmark recordable storybooks on her blog! Head on over there and enter for your chance to win!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I heart faces~winter wonderland

This week at I heart faces the theme is Winter Wonderland. Well it came at a perfect time since last week we had a snow/ice storm. However I didn't get very many pictures with faces in it. Sigh, oh well this one works and it fits the theme. ;)


Hop on over to I heart faces and check out all of the entries!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The bucket list

The Bucket List. Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not. Comment on the ones you'd like to do, but haven't, or any other comment you think is relevant.

Things you have done during your lifetime:
(x) Gone on a blind date
( ) Donated Blood
(x) Skipped school (Well, if you call skipping a college class as "school" yes)
(x ) Watched someone die (car accident)
(x) Been to Canada

(x ) Been to Mexico

(x) Been to Florida lived there twice

(x ) Been to Hawaii*twice

(x) Been on a plane (actually, I was IN the plane)

( ) Flown a plane

(x ) Been on a helicopter

(x) Been lost(in London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Naples, Frankfurt, etc.)

(x) Gone to Washington, DC

(x) Ridden in a Police Car (I wasn't in trouble

(x ) Hugged a homeless person
(x) Swam in the ocean

(x) Swam with Stingrays

(x ) Been sailing in the ocean

(x) Sang Karaoke

(x ) Volunteered at a soup kitchen

(x) Paid for a meal with coins only
(x ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch

(x ) Seen the Northern Lights

( ) Been Parasailing (Never)

(x) Been on TV

(x) Did something you told yourself you wouldn't

(x) Made prank phone calls (I am old enough that caller ID was not invented when I was a kid. So, yes, a 100 times, yes! =)

( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans

(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

(x) Fed an elephant

(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

(x ) Fired a gun

(x) Danced in the rain

(x) Been to the Opera

(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus

(x ) Serenaded someone

(x ) Seen a U.S. President in person and seen motorcades.

(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe

(x) Watched the sunrise with someone
( ) Driven a race car

(x ) Been to a National Museum

(x) Been to a Wax Museum

( ) Eaten caviar
(x) Blown bubbles

(x) Gone ice-skating (I even skated on a frozen pond)

(x) Gone to the movies

(x ) Been deep sea fishing

(x) Driven across the United States AZ to Florida

(x ) Been in a hot air balloon

( ) Been sky diving (NEVER will)
(x) Gone snowmobiling

(x) Lived in more than one country

(x) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars

(x ) Seen a falling star and made a wish

( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser (Really want to!)

(x ) Seen the Grand Canyon

() Seen the Statue of Liberty

( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(x ) Been on a cruise

(x ) Traveled by train

(x) Traveled by motorcycle

(x) Been horse back riding

() Ridden on a San Francisco cable car

(x) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World (both)

(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer (Absolutely!!)

( ) Been in a rain forest (Does Rain Forest Cafe count?
(x ) Seen whales in the ocean

() Been to Niagara Falls

( ) Swam with dolphins

( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
(x ) Been spinnaker flying (I don't know what this is)

() Been water-skiing

( ) Been snow-skiing
(x ) Been to Westminster Abbey

( ) Been to the Louvre

( ) Swam in the Mediterranean Dipped my toes in, it was the dead of winter!

(x) Been to a Major League Baseball game
( ) Been to a National Football League game

(x ) Swam with sharks (sand sharks, but they were sharks!)

() Been White Water Rafting

() Ran a marathon (Bawahahaha)

(x) Written a book or screen play (Had to write a Children's book in college)

( ) Been to a Tournament of Roses Parade
(x) Lived in more than one state (IA, AZ, FL, GA)(x) Become a parent (Yep!)

( ) Been Bungee Jumping

(x ) Been on a zip-line

(x) Been to Vegas
(x) Been to a minor league baseball game
(x ) Worked on a political campaign

() Been to the top of the World Trade Center or Empire State Building
(x) Ridden a Subway
(x) Been to your High School Reunion

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ice/snow storm

Sunday night/Monday/Tuesday morning, we experienced a snow/ice storm. Since Jerry bought me macro lenses for me for Christmas I pulled them out and had fun.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twiggs County MLK Jr Parade

This past Saturday our local community had a parade to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Natalie and the Twiggs County Marching Cobras were a proud part of the day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Twiggs Vs. Hancock Central

With having the boys basketball coach as one of my co-teachers this year I go to a lot of their home games and take pictures for him.
Here are just a few of my favorites from this past Friday:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More ice/snow pictures


I heart faces~Smiles


This week's theme at I Heart Faces is smiles. When I thought about this one, I had to go through my pictures to see what I could find, and which one I liked the best.

Hop on over and see all of the entries...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

In our thoughts and prayers

"We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are the most effective ways to combat ignorance and despair."

~ Gabrielle Giffords ~

I don't know what goes through the mind of someone when they decide to commit murder, or attempted murder. I don't even attempt to understand what the shooter could have been thinking.

However I do believe that it speaks a great deal about the state of this country when people can not attend a public rally, a public speaking event for one of the politicans that represents them in Washington D.C. without the fear of having a person shoot them.

I don't care what party line you follow, or don't follow, the events that happened today in Tucson Arizona are a tragedy, and the people resposible for the website that shows pictures of members of the house of representatives with targets on their faces should feel ashamed. I pray that the shooter acted alone, and that there is no one else that led this distrubed young man to commit this horrible act.

So Rep. Giffords and all of the people that were affected by today's events are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope they are also in your's.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Dear WXGA-TV and its advertisers

Dear WGXA-TV Advertisers,

This has got to stop now! I want to continue to watch my local FOX and ABC channels on DISH Network but WGXA-TV has demanded an outrageous rate increase of 3 times what DISH Network is currently paying. They are even threatening to pull the channels from valuable customers, like myself, on Dec. 31st if DISH Network doesn't accept their demands. DISH Network has repeatedly attempted to reach a fair and reasonable deal with WGXA-TV but they seem unwilling to accept a deal or negotiate in good faith.

The demands made by WGXA-TV, including an outrageous rate increase, are absurd and unfair to hard-working Americans, and I am now asking you for help.

Please reach out to those at WGXA-TV who are refusing to negotiate in good faith and tell them that there has to be a limit to what they can demand in their contracts.

Let them know that we are frustrated by negotiation tactics that remove channels. Most importantly, help convince WGXA-TV that a fair deal should be reached so that I can continue to watch the shows I love and buy the products I enjoy.


DISH Network Customer