"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

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Checklist (Definitely Checked Twice)

  1. Vacuum out truck(seats six)
  2. Make 3 dozen brownies
  3. Have Risk game ready and waiting
  4. Replace batteries in XBox system controllers
  5. Have menu planned for "real" Mexican food
  6. Make 2 3 ice cream buckets of spicy salsa
  7. Have hotdogs, mac and cheese, and white rice on hand
  8. Have plans for not much sleep and many activities
  9. Plan for outings of bowling, movies, and pick-up games of football
  10. Plan family photo and have batteries replaced in camera

Yes, that is the checklist to have completed by Saturday evening as we will pick up our oldest son from the airport and Hurray(types smiling mom at keyboard counting down the minutes left!)

By the way here is the Annual Photo ten years ago!

And here is the Annual Photo from 2006-which is one of my favorites!

I can't wait to share this year's Annual Photo~


SciFiChick said...

OH Jen, I'm so excited for all of you! (I'm smiling too!)

Sincerely, Emily said...

Oh those are great annual photos. Can't wait to see this years photo.

Rob said...

Give your eldest a hug of welcome from our family and hearty thanks for his service from grateful citizens.

Glenn B said...

Sounds like a plan, and sounds like one heck of a welcome is awaiting your young man! Have fun.

All the best,