Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trip Post 1--Grand Canyon!








"The one great sight...every American should see."--Theodore Roosevelt

My trip out West was awesome! I went with my parents and my kids. We survived the thousands of miles of car travel, fast food and motels. My Grandmother was turning 90 and she lives in Washington. So, on the way to Washington for her 90th Birthday party we stopped off at some sites.

We went to the Grand Canyon, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Redwoods National Park and Mt. Rushmore. I decided to do a post on each site so I could post pictures on each one.

I had never been to the Grand Canyon so, I was pretty excited about seeing it. We were fortunate that we had good weather at every park we went to. It was a little chilly at the Grand Canyon, but the skies were clear.

I was amazed and somewhat concerned about how close to the edge you were able to get at certain places. I was especially nervous having all of my kids with me. My youngest made a big deal when he turned 9 that he was too old for me to hold his hand anymore. Not only did he make an exception at the Grand Canyon, but he told me that if "I wasn't holding his hand, he might faint." It was very cute!

Since, I homeschool this trip automatically gets turned into an educational field trip ;-). My 15 year old daughter lamented about this. Yet, I enjoyed learning along with my youngest from all the different books we read on the different parks. Below are just a few things that I learned.

Basic Grand Canyon facts:
--Became a national park in 1919
--Its located in Northwestern Arizona
--It is 277 miles long
--5 million people visit the park each year
--90% of those people see the canyon from the South Rim
--It takes 5 hours by car to get to the North Rim, so fewer people see it from there
--You can hike or take a mule train to get to the bottom of the canyon
--The Colorado River flows through it (some take rafting trips down it)
--Major John Powell lead an expedition through the Canyon in 1869

Plants & animals that we saw:
--Yucca plant
--Ravens

Resources:
--Grand Canyon for kids!
--Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park
--Exploring Canyons
--Grand Canyon National Park
--Grand Canyon National Park

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Headed Out West!


My Grandmother is turning 90, so I, along with some family are headed out West to see her and some sites along the way! I'm hoping to blog and post pictures from some of the sites, if I can get internet access.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Children’s Bible in a Nutshell!


Judas Asparagus

(This is Priceless)

Wondering if this was really written by a child? If you need a laugh today, then this should do it!!! A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching.

Through the eyes of a child: The Children’s Bible in a Nutshell.
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, ‘The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that.

Anyway, God said, ‘Give me a light!’ and someone did. Then God made the world.

He split Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren’t embarrassed because mirrors hadn’t been invented yet.


Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden…..Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn’t have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.

Pretty soon, all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah who lived to be like a million or something.

One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah, came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast.

Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh’s people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.

God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don’t lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or your neighbor’s stuff. Oh yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses’ best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua, came David. He got to be a king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon, who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn’t sound very wise to me.

After Solomon, there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore.

There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don’t have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of the New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom is always saying to me, ‘Close the door! Were you born in a barn?’ It would be nice to say, ‘As a matter of fact, I was.’)

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius, the Pilot. Pilot didn’t stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead..

Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Open Mic Tea Party--October 10th!


On April 15th, approximately 5,000 of us showed up at our KC Tea Party at Liberty Memorial. For those that didn't have a chance, or who are inspired to have their voices heard once again, there is another opportunity. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Liberty Memorial
Street: 30 W Pershing Rd
City/Town: Kansas City, MO
Host: Americans for Conservative Training

There will be a whole array of speakers and I will be the MC for the event. Hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Cokie Roberts and Chris Rock on Roman Polanski!





Obviously, the people in Hollywood that have defended Polanski are sick and insane. So, its refreshing to see the likes of Cokie Roberts and Chris Rock show proper outrage. Kirstie Alley is sickened as well! Maybe, there is hope in Hollywood and Washington after all.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Truth About Acorn!



Megyn Kelly's Fox News Special, The Truth About Acorn is a must see! If you missed it, you need to watch it when it re-airs or on You Tube.

Kelly interviews Acorn's founder, Wade Rathke, who is brutally honest about his socialistic and "spread the wealth" agenda. Rathke admits that he was mentored by George Wiley who ran the group, National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). NWRO's goal was to:
"...organize welfare recipients into a political force. The thought was that if they added enough people to the welfare rolls, radical, political and economic change would follow."

More Acorn Scandals:
--ACORN Hired People "Still In Prison" Convicted of Identity Theft For Canvassing Voters (Video)
--Breaking: Obama's White House ACORN Operative Fined $775,000 For Election Violations- Used Rapists & Burglars in Door-to-Door Registration Drives

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Thursday Smorgasbord!


1) Going Rogue: An American Life--Sarah Palin's Memoirs

2) Hollywood's New Low--Defending a Child Rapist--I don't know if you've been following this story, but its sick. Roman Polanski drugged and violently raped a 13 year old girl when he was 44 years old. Yet, somehow, because he is a Hollywood Film Director and because it happened 30 years ago, there are those that don't think he should serve any jail time for his crime.

Sean Hannity read a transcript from the case on the air yesterday and it was horrifying. To this day, Polanski still doesn't see that he did anything wrong. So, since he was a coward and fled the country and since he's loved by hollywood, he should be let free is the justification being made by many. Ask Whoopie Goldberg, according to her it wasn't, "rape rape", whatever that means. As a mother of two daughters, I am beyond sickened.

3) Democrats are resorting to becoming "Drama Kings" as they lose public support for Government Run Health Care

--We wouldn't want to actually listen to what the Doctors would have to say about this would we?

If we did, we'd find out that--78% of Physicians Say Public Option Would Negatively Impact Health Care

4) I heart J.C. Watts!--I couldn't say it any better!


5) Sarkozy not an Obama fan??? --But I thought the world was going to love us once Obama apologized and that evil Cowboy Bush guy was gone!

6) Dan Rather's Lawsuit bites the dust!