"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

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Past

December 2006

Every year we take an annual Christmas photo. The out-takes in the past sat in the memory boxes never to be looked at again. With the ease of computer storage I can travel own memory lane as often as I wish. I am so glad that I did, as I love this photo.

I wanted a photo of the kids on the rise of a sand dune at White Sands National Park. This is their walk to the top.



Although we take the picture at a different location every year one always ends up unexpected. The kids planned this and made Bill and I laugh out loud! This is their method back down the dune!



2006 was the last year that the steps in their heights existed. It saddens me as much as it makes me happy. My babies have grown up so much!


This was another favorite and my current screen saver. Some day I shall do a post about the year we went to Fillmore, Utah(to an incredibly great rock courthouse) and took 4 rolls of photos(36 prints each) and ended up with no great photo. I decided to make a collage card of our attempts, by far this was one of the cutest cards I have ever made. Oh and the only non- crying, non- nose picking, non-fighting thing in the picture was our dog Sasha!



Sadly Sasha is no longer with us, but she was a cutie too!

2 comments:

Pat said...

Jen, I LOVE these photos!!

I understand your sadness of the growing up thing (although we want them to!!)

I always take a pic of my kids faces through the spindles of the stairs!! They love it but must make like they do not!!

We even have our cat in some of the pics!!

Penless Thoughts said...

All special but the first one would be my favorite.
Susan