"We in this country, in this generation, are — by destiny rather than choice — the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility — that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint — and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of “peace on earth, good will toward men.” That must always be our goal — and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: “except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."
Me playing dress maker secretary to Jen's Zapruder,
Seventy bronze steers in a large sculpture in Pioneer Park that commemorates nineteenth- century cattle drives
What a week. Everybody is coughing, and we're in two different states! Get better! Let me know if you need any more help finding a doctor ;-) But, life goes on, especially that of a college student. Too hard to play catch up.
Of the 2,047 students admitted to Harvard, 81 percent chose to enroll in fall 2013, according to data submitted in an annual U.S. News survey. BYU is second on the list with a 78.4% acceptance rate
Also, the a tractor-trailer carrying ramen noodles wrecked near N.C. and boxes of noodle packagess were spilled over a larger portion of the highway. (Thank goodness it wasn't raining!).
Over here? Dad finished putting books on the unfinished bookcase. Stay tuned until March, when he'll pull all the books off, and finish the molding and staining.
Dad thought you might enjoy seeing all the books that don't have a home. He'll probably be building another bookcase right there on that wall (see below).
Cooper probably has received three tee shirts in the mail this week, 57 more to go! I thought he was doing it just for fun. He told Aunt Jenny it was because all his tee shirts were getting too small. Feeling kind of guilty over here not knowing he needed new clothes! We'll have to work on his communication skills ;-)
Your sister Breyer had us all laughing. When she pulled out the rubber band around her pony tail she said, "This pony tail makes me look like a horse!"
The big news of the week is of course the visit from my twin. We had a fabulous but too short weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. We crammed as much as we could in the short time we had together. Dad took Friday off and drove me to the airport. We picked her up, and drove straight to see the sights in Dallas. We didn't have any time for Fort Worth, as we had to get home for Porter's basketball game. We didn't even have time to eat dinner! I know Porter is thankful she got to see him play, lost by a basket.
We also got to watch Miller's game Saturday morning, so much fun! The team would have lost without him. He was chosen again to sit out the second quarter. She toured downtown Granbury, walking around the square, and she and Miller toured our scary old jail. We left the little kids with Porter, and went on a hike at the Acton Nature Center, so she could have a hike towards her "50 in 50" goal.
The older brothers and Dad were at a shooting class to earn their basic NRA handgun certificate. They LOVED shooting the guns, of course.
Then they went to the second day of the merit badge college at Weatherford College. Here's Sawyer finishing his Indian Lore badge.
Of course the news today is the impending blizzard in New England tomorrow. The weather conditions elsewhere caused Aunt Jenny's flight to be cancelled today, while we were at church. We left early to get her to the airport, and found out we could have stayed. We worked all afternoon, trying to get her on another flight but there no more, so she got a 6 a.m. flight tomorrow morning instead. And because she had Marriott points, Dad took her up to a hotel with an airport shuttle, just like your grandparents. It was a wonderful birthday weekend to me, and I'm sad it's over. Aunt Becky joined in vicariously with Snap Chat.
That's all the news from here. Have a wonderful week! Eat lots of soup, get lots of rest, and say your prayers.
"We are created as much from the dust of eternity as we are from the dust of the earth. Every one of us has potential we can scarcely imagine." Joseph B. Wirthlin
“We write to taste life twice once in the moment and retrospect.” Anias Nin
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
When we are filled with Love, we can make a profound difference. It's what we came to do. Ardeth G. Kapp
Men are what their mothers made them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1860
In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers. Dieter F. Utchdorf
I want to be the kind of Mom that would remember to get the broken Wheezy off of the shelf, fix his squeaker, and put him back in the toy box, having hope that my boys will still want to play.
11 out of 12 original astronaut corps (89%) who have walked on the moon have been an Eagle Scout