"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

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Simple Life

This is how our entrance way looks- well kind of. The boys all wear size 10, 11, and 11 and Bill's are 12...we farm girls both wear a size 8....but this photo took me back to a time when the order was like this.

Oh and for a reality check as we do not use rain-- mud--boots...due to the climate and well you know, living in the desert, we use slip on crocs for the round about chores...and they look more like

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I know, but you are going to laugh


Got ya!! No this is not one of my gang's foot(or mine) as camera is broke...I just thought that I needed to come back to blogging a bit at a time, and with humor! So did you smile???

I hope so, and for the record- our crocs do look pretty bad!


~~Deby said...

yep...I am smiling..I am a wearer of Crocs too...

Melanie said...

Oh welcome back! I lurked around your blog for awhile and have been anxious for you to return.



I laughed and it made my heart glad. Thank you. It was so good to be able to catch up with the going ons at the Double Nickel Farm and the folks that I love dearly. I have been very busy the last few months since beginning to teach the 2 through 11 year old girls at our church. As you may remember I have taught some class since I was 16 years old but the last four years I did not because of reasons that I have mentioned before.

I have been so blessed with this class of very young ladies but I don't have a lot of spare time during the week anymore. I am loving it though. I am so thankful to be able to do it.

I have not ceased to pray for #1 son. Hope he is doing good and getting accumstomed to his new kind of life. I am praying for all of you also as he is out of your physical reach for a time, though love knows no boundaries. I leared that even more as each of my children left home to begin their own lives and in their leaving my life became all the fuller. God bless you Jen. connie from Texas

Penless Thoughts said...

Yes, I smiled!!! Never got in Crocs but I've threatened to.

blackberrycottage said...

LOL that was funny. Personally I can't stand crocs. I have a dear darling friend who wears a pair of bright yellow ones. I keep hoping they will fall apart but I would never tell her I can't stand the sight of them!!! Ialso remember the gumboots lined up at the back door too. Now we live in the city and the entrance is adorned with scooters, jandals and dollies. No farm boots here:-(
glad to see you're blogging again and with a laugh!
hugs Sandra nz

Kitty said...

I laughed out loud!! Actually, those are not too much worse than my 11 year old son's shoes... I bought them all new shoes for school at the same time, same quality, and his are trashed while the others are still new!! =) Now that he wears men's sizes, I threatened to buy him this horrible ( but very sturdy) pair of black and red cowboy boots we saw at Goodwill this weekend for $4.99. Keeping the family in shoes... one of the harder Mom jobs, sometimes!!

Humble wife said...

Deby-Croc are too too fun!

Melanie- thanks for lurking! And thanks for reading!

Connie- I am so glad that you stopped by! I am excited knowing that you have a church class...funny how neat that is!

Susan-crocs are so fun and so lightweight!

Sandra- I have seen the bright pink crocs here, what is up with folks wearing such bright ones? lol...we have tan, blues and blacks...just for the chores:)

Kitty- my second son sounds like the son you are describing!!! New jeans one day, and the next torn at the knees!!!!lol

Memories for a Lifetime said...

This was sooo funny....I will tell you I was feeling sorry for you to have to wear worn out work shoes!! (bet yours are well worn in!!)

What a blessing!!

Thanks for posting Jen--missed you!!