Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

I would like to say Happy Memorial Day to everyone. If you have ever had a family member serve in the Armed Forces I know that you will be joining us as we remember those who have lost their lives so that we me be FREE.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.

Words to Taps
(Note: there are no "official" words to Tapsbelow are the most popular.)

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
'Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

1 Month Later

It has been a month now since we have moved. We still have lots of boxes to unpack but we need dressers for the kids so we can have the bins their clothes are in. The two youngest girls seem to think we live in a pig sty and it is a fight to get them to keep their room picked up. I don't expect them to keep them looking like a show case. I really don't mind the lived in look but I do mind your clothes all over the floor and not being able to walk in the door. The boys do a pretty good job of keeping their room clean, only have to tell them to pick up a few items now and then. Every night before they go to bed they all have chores. Joy gets the dishes and cleaning the stove and counters. The boys have to put away the clean dishes, sweep and mop the floor and take out the trash from the whole house. The two girls have to pick up the living room and pick up the bathroom. This way when we go to bed the house looks pretty good every night.

I finely got a new office chair today. I only got my puter back up a few days ago and every since I have we have been sitting on the coffee table so we could use the puter.

It seems that my midnight took the worst of the move. From what we can figure out she was with child when we moved and the stress of the move caused her to have a miscarriage. This really took it tole on her and we almost lost her. I had to get her some omoxiciallin and she is now well on the road to recovery. The only thing is my once heathen cat is now trying to be a lap kitty. It seems she must be part chicken. For her to go out now mommy has to hold her hand. She will not go out without me and then won't move more than 2 feet from me. The only time she leaves my side in the house is when she is chasing Angela's cat "Kitty". When she does this we have to pull her off Kitty and spank her. We are very careful when we spank her because of all she has been though.

Because of my move we have delayed the stores second birthday party. The party will be held the week of May 15, 2011. We started our little store over two years ago as a way to keep our family together. We hope that we have been living up to our goal of bring you top quality scrapbooking and commercial use products. I would like to take the time to remind everyone that every scrapbooking kit in the store are Scrap For Hire and Scrap For Other (S4H, S4O) Friendly. The some of the Tagger kits are also S4H & S4O friendly. Please read the TOU on the tagger kits before you buy them to see if they are S4H & S4O friendly or not. Remember that you will find a link to the TOU right on the same page with the kit itself, just below the product description.

We would like to wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day and may God Bless you on your very special day. May your children be with you and I hope your Hubby brings you breakfast in bed.