Monday, July 11, 2011

Our Anniversary--Our Life Together

Today marks three years that Jim and I have been married.  It has been a whirlwind of activity between church callings, work and overseeing the care of all our children. Granted  most of them are on their own but with all that they do and are involved with, we still are busy with one thing or another.

This weekend, Jim's daughter Victoria will be married in the Orlando Temple.  We are excited to go and be there for her and visit with family and friends.  I love weddings. Tomorrow Eliot leaves the country to fly to Albania.  Very exciting.

Today, Jim started a new job.  He is employed by the Orange Beach Wrecking company so he will get to drive a truck as he has wanted to and help people.  He helped one guy today pulling his truck out of the sand.

We have great plans for the future.  Our books will be promoted online more aggressively has we will be upgrading our promotions with Create Space.  We are still working on getting the hotel to remodel it and we are still homeschooling the last three at home.  Lydia will be in her senior year and will start applying to different schools.

The picture shown on the right is our first Mobile Bay Bears Game with the Vaskos and Christiansons.  Mobile has a minor league that plays all the minor league games around the south.   We all had such a great time.  We even got in free because of their special rate.  One Walmart bag of aluminum cans.  The next game we went to, Moses caught a fly ball and both Moses and Henry got Bay Bear Caps to take home.  We had them signed by some of the players.  Fun times!!!

Independence Day Message

In My America: Celebrating the Fourth of July

Last Monday was our Independence Day and what a great celebration of freedom it was.  We were reminded of our country’s history and what we need to do as its citizens to keep our freedoms strong. In my America, we are responsible for the welfare of good citizenship.

In my America, our constitutional republic is the fabric for our moral strength.  Our core values are important for the success of our country as these values are very vulnerable to attack from radical factions that seek to destroy and redefine our society. We have respect for human life and allow all children the chance to live in a free world with both parents at the head of the home and support them as such. 

In my America, the Justice Department and court system stands for honesty and integrity.  All judges of the court would act in accordance with a good social and moral foundation in not only upholding the law but judging what laws are unjust in sustaining our freedoms and understanding the true meaning of the Constitution.

In my America, we are free to act for ourselves in what we eat, drink, where we live and vacation.  We can write or tell of our opinion and not be fearful of retaliation. We are fairly taxed to support a minimal government and are allowed to vote our discontent when we feel the need to make improvements.

In my America, all citizens can own their own businesses and be blessed by the economic success of free enterprise. We can hire who we want, when we want and no undo tax or unnecessary regulation would hinder the continuing force of private enterprise.  Our country’s economy would be strong to overcome any economic strife from other countries.

In my America, we can drill for oil in any part of our United States and become self-sufficient in supplying our own energy sources without out government regulation.  We would provide our own workers to drill, refine, and deliver fuel to all Americans at a reasonable rate and not price gouge its citizens.
In my America, we would celebrate the return home of all military troupes and allow them the opportunity to continue their livelihood with full support of medical treatment.  All military personnel are our heroes and would be treated as such.

In my America, we don’t support our enemies by financing them or handing over arms or property. We would keep a strong hold on our defenses and refuse to let the sovereign will of the people be pushed aside by outrageous demands from an oversized government. We are treated fairly by law enforcement and our borders are protected from intruders.

In my America, we could trust our own leaders to make the right decisions for the best interest of the people in faithfully standing in defense of life, liberty and the family. Hang our national flag proudly this Fourth of July and remember what freedoms we are blessed with in this terrific country.