"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, February 24, 2017

Little Farmer Boy

G2 was here last Sunday and I shared a few photos with G1 and G2 playing and now I am going to share what the grands really love doing when they visit the farm. 
The boys love love love to feed the critters.


I love watching the boys when they feed. 
Can you see the absolute excitement on G2's face?

It is always good to see things through fresh eyes as they 
remind us of the sheer amazement of the world.

Love this little guy and his cousin as well...and I can't wait for more 
wee ones to join the family. 

* Here is post sharing when G1 was feeding the chickies.

On the desktop

are once again a ton of things I have gathered like a child with pockets filled with this and that.  I am thankful Bill never complains, in fact, he never seems to say one thing about the bazillions of things floating on the desktop!  Anyhow, here are a few images I have on the desktop right now:

I think this one is so applicable in today's world.

Kitty checking out javelina up close.

Things that remind me of whenever I chat with high school classmates.
I think no matter what I say, they hear Mexico.

From several years ago.  
Good looking goofs for sure.

Ironing boards are anything but dainty yet, the hooks
make it look much more approachable!  I do want
to do this~someday.

A visit to the White Sands always allows for doodles in the sand. 

Another shot from the White Sands.  Stay tuned this is going
to become a meme in the near future!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Contact Headquarters ASAP

Card games may include random messages...
The Double Nickel family has played a good deal of games and at times
some of the players may have left messages about.

Must watch

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley from February 16, 2017.


It is a breath of fresh air to have someone speak with clarity~about so much.  I was so surprised that I have watched this several times! WOW...simply wonderful!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday Window to the Past

I was going through some old files and found some photos of the kids:
Here they are L-R Fourth, Third, Second and First~2008
 
Traveling birthday party.  Third was working and it was his birthday, so
we all loaded up and took birthday with pizza and soda to him for his birthday 
party!

I think this was about 2003.  We had a kitty that the kids named
Oliver (Yep Oliver) and she had this litter of five kittens.
L-R Third, Fourth, First and Second

In the Uintah Mountains about 1999.
L-R First, Second, Third, and Fourth

I have loved being my kids mom.  It has been a delight to watch them grow up and although times have not always been easy, the kids have always had Bill and I there for them.
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prayers please

for my mother-in-law Silvina.  She had a fall last night and we are waiting for news about possible surgery.  She has been battling cancer and is in need of prayers.  If you are a praying person could you please say a prayer for Silvina.

Information is never

wanting.  Often it is up to us how we use our time.  I would like to thank Jimmy Johns of Las Cruces for giving me something to do while occupied.
When I finished learning about Uranus, I had to go back out to the truck and get my camera to snap a photo.  For the record there were some interesting facts about Uranus.