"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
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am not the President but...

I did grant one pardon in light of Thanksgiving~

Yes, you guessed it, Turk will not be the focal point of the Thanksgiving table as she was not big enough in October when we celebrated our early Thanksgiving.

In case you missed why we celebrated early this year(click here)...it all had to do with this cutie...
who is now at Basic Training back east.

Photo of oldest son was taken at the White Sands National Monument, which is nearly at my back door=)!

May you have a safe wonderful Thanksgiving

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day Parade Photos

Fourth...still my sweetie!

See the mountains? That is one main reason I love living here!!!!

Second(standing) Third (sitting). Displaying the goofiness that they always display!

First Responders are always part of the parade!

Notice the man holding the camera? He worked for the paper and try as I might he keep getting in my way:) I guess I need to buy the paper for some great shots!!

Off to the BBQ- Praying that your day is safe and wonderful!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday America

Simple Celebrations

America celebrates her birthday this week. As a citizen of this land I have come to love this holiday. I love the history of our nation, and I love that I have the freedoms that I have.

Traditions are as important as a set schedule for a family. There is always wiggle room in a schedule, but establishing traditions establish a continuity for family.

For as long as the kids can remember we have have celebrated the Fourth in this manner: We go to the parades(sometimes one or more may be in) have a BBQ, watch the fireworks and then watch Independence Day with Will Smith. We dress in of course reds, whites, and blues, ooh and ahh the floats the antique cars, the hot rods, the horses, the veterans, the bicycles, the clowns, and the First Responders. We take a zillion pictures, visit and chat with those sitting next to us on the curb, and all in all cherish being a citizen.

Sometimes we share stories, and hear of immigrants and their path to becoming an American citizen. I will not lie, I often get teary eyed with pride of my country as I celebrate the day.

Friends this day costs very little. Just a few hot dogs and BBQ fixings, yet the memories are lifelong. My oldest calls to confirm the schedule, and we discussed past celebrations. My husband and I will sit in fold up chairs to watch the fireworks holding hands. We do reflect to our first whirlwind summer. We met, got engaged and married within 6 weeks.(He proposed 2 days after meeting!) Our first 4th was of me seeing Bill engaging in all sorts of athletic events(ever the hero to his young bride to be)!!

The costs are so minimal, so my friends make the time to have low cost dates with the family. And for those who are without many family members, invite yourself along...we often have several guests with us on the 4th. Last year we had dear friends show up and we had a fun eve. This year the kids have invited a few friends and we expect to welcome any arrivals. So don't forget to include your neighbor next door, or the young couple down the block.

Happy Fourth of July...I will take photos of course!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. Philippians 4:6

This is such a wonderful scripture, and today on Thanksgiving, truly was special. The family was together, and I know that as the children continue to get older, I know that this is something that may not always be so. So the Double Nickel Family had a wonderful meal and special time together. We are so thankful for our salvation. Knowing where we are going is truly a blessing, Praise Jesus.

Our 2007 list of things we are thankful for:

~Bill's health, not the best...but he is still with us. We truly have cherished the last 35 months since he had his accident.

~The children's health.

~My health.

~Having a roof over our heads, never missing a meal, and the love of each other.

~New friends in blog-land.

~The wonderful harvest, from our little garden in the city.

~The Burrito Tuesday business and how it has helped through very sparse days.

~I am thankful for finding so many who have received Jesus as their Saviour. I pray that each of us are used in the way the Lord so chooses.

Well as I ramble on here are a few photos of our Thanksgiving
The server laden with our feast.

Our lovely simple 20th Thanksgiving table setting.