Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pictures Rrom the Past Month or So...

Just thought I'd post some pictures I took over the past month or so, mostly after we moved, but some of them were taken before... I put them in date order so you'll know :)

Evelyn, who I referred to before as my 'tootsie-roll' :) 
Had some friends over to our house for the last time before moving...

Before we moved, some cousin's came over to
 help move some stuff down to my Grandpa's so we wouldn't have to do it all moving day.
Well, the kids must've got bored because the next thing I knew there was a tunnel made of unused boxes going through the house.. even my mom and dad went through it!
 (Yep, I did it many times, great way to relieve stress;)

This is what she did when I told her I was going to take a picture. :)
Just some pictures of my temporary 
room while living with my Grandpa and Sue's
while waiting for the rental, it was actually fun to sleep above the garage.
 (even if I was scared the first night, being away from everyone else)

We went hiking on Memorial Day...

The falls at the end...

A beautiful rainbow we saw one night... it was a triple then changed to a double..
not sure if you can tell in this picture, though.

 Riding to church on Confirmation Sunday...
(Do I look as nervous as I felt?)
Well, there you are!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What Would've Happened if George Washington was Selfish?

My aunt and I were discussing George Washington and we learned a very big lesson in just our short conversation.
 George Washington was a very selfless person. What would've happened if he hadn't been? What would've happened if he decided to do what he wanted? Here's what would've happened:
The war against the British was going badly, the people needed a leader and Congress selected the best one they thought possible, the great Colonel George Washington of the French and Indian War.
 But a reply to their request was sent and flat out "No."
 George Washington made it clear that even though he agreed with them that they needed a leader, it would not be him. He wished to stay home with Martha, pretend there was not a war going on and live a happy life at Mount Vernon.
 Congress was so confussed of where to turn next. They found the nearest guy to put as commander-in-chief and hoped for the best. The man they put as their leader wasn't good with his men and a coward. The only leading he did was running from the enemy in a big battle.
 As a result, they lost the war.
 Now we come to when, if George had not been selfish, they would've asked him to be president, but president of what? There is no America!
 The British took over and America was punished for their attempt of breaking away.
 We found it very interesting to think that just because of one person's selfishness, the future of a whole country was changed.
 Try and imagine life today with no America... hard isn't it? I don't even know where we would be living... would it be called 'New England'? Or would our land not even belong to England anymore?

This is why George Washington, to me, was amazing. Even though he did want to just stay home with Martha and live happily forever, he left his home to lead the Americans in a long war. I'm always in awe when I think of all he did.
 I mean, he didn't even want to be president! But he was so selfless that he did what he believe right.

  Few songs I hear really get to me, but when I hear Fess Parker singing of our first president I always want to shout it for all the world to hear:  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Walking in the Sunshine

Here is that music video I told you about in my first post. Sorry if it's fuzzy, I had to downsize it so that it wouldn't take so long to upload.

Oops...guess it put it on through  Youtube... on our computer that site is blocked, so those of you who also have it blocked won't be able to watch it... sorry.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some Vinyl's on My Wish List

Just for fun, I thought I'd share some of the vinyl's that are on my wish list. Most of them are available on CD, but what's the fun in that?
 Most of the singers I like are hard to find good records of, but I have managed to find a few that ear mostly good songs, and not Christmas.
 I do want Christmas vinyl's and maybe at Christmas time I'll post those, but seeing as this isn't Christmas yet, I'll just share some non-Christmas that I've found.

 My Dad

The Captivating Johnny Crawford 
Ricky Sings Spirituals
The Best of Glen Campbell
Walt Disney's The Parent Trap Soundtrack
This is just some, of course, then there's my hymn vinyl's I want and more Johnny Crawford and Paul Petersen and Ricky Nelson... and I'm still looking for Frankie Avalon vinyl's and Annette and...well, my wish list could go on forever. :)
Hope you enjoyed,