Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Obama Deception

Please take the time to watch this video. Obama is a liar and deceiver, and the puppet of a global shadow government run by financiers. Few people are aware of the fact that the Federal Reserve is NOT federal, but rather a private entity that is not run by the government, but rather, runs the government.

This video is not about Republican vs. Democrat, as both parties have become very much alike. Both their presidential candidates were horrible choices. It is about educating the people about politics, opening their eyes to the situation we are in, and explaining how we got there.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My skiing experience

I just went skiing for my first time!It was really fun.(but I crashed alot,and I never hit anything)

1.The places I skied

Do you know how at ski places,they have these ratings like:

-green circle

-blue square

-black diamond

-double black diamond

and from green circle to double black diamond,it gets harder?Well,when I was skiing, I went on a
blue square, first. Then a green circle.Then, Dad lost his map and, by accident, took me on a black diamond!!!Then it was a green circle again.

2.The best part

Pretty soon, I got to a part where from there on there would be only flat ground.Dad told me to do my best.So I started skiing.I was doing very good.(I don't think this, but Dad thinks I was going 30 M.P.H.)Pretty soon, I was in the place where all the buildings are.All of the sudden, I had a crowd of over 100 people!I had to throw myself down.

3.The food

Then we ate at a food place.We had to wait so long that they let us have the food for free!!!

I had a very good time skiing.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, I've been dreading it for a while, and it's finally here - my 30th birthday. Ugh. I wouldn't mind it so much if it weren't for the fact that I still feel like I am 21, the age at which I got married. Maybe it's because my life has changed very little since then, other than the fact that there are more and more children in our family.

My husband, who is 2 years and 4 months younger than me, is going to enjoy the next few years of telling everyone that he has a wife "in her thirties", while he is "in his twenties".

Call me weird, but I think I am getting old. And personally, I would not mind that. But sadly, it also means that my babies are growing up. Time flies when you're having fun, and it seems that in the blink of an eye my little newborn turned into the oldest of now 5 children. In one more moment, he will be an adult, and his siblings will all follow suit in very short succession.

Oh how I wish that life had a "Pause" button, because I'd like to stop it right here indefinitely.

Please excuse me while I go have a little pity party for myself.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our California Vacation

In addition to pastoring, my husband also owns and runs a fire alarm company. This often requires him to travel to other states, and the kids and I occasionally go with him. Last week, we decided to make a vacation out of his business trip to California.

We left leisurely on Monday morning, planning on driving all the way to L.A. that day, where we were dropping my Dad off at the airport. We first drove 3 hours to Yuma, AZ and stopped for lunch and to play at an absolutely amazing playground that is there.





After driving the rest of the way to L.A. and dropping my Dad off, we continued on to our hotel. That night (Monday) we stayed at a very posh resort in Oceanside, CA. On Tuesday morning, my husband got up early and went to do a couple of jobs while the kids and I slept in, had a leisurely breakfast, and then the boys went swimming in the heated outside pool.










Rebecca was sleeping in one of the pool chairs while Miriam was more interested in keeping her dolls wrapped in towels than in getting in the pool. Which worked out nicely because I had no interest in getting in the water myself. As soon as Becky woke up, Miriam proceeded to mother her instead of her dolls.






Once my husband got back from his work, we went out to lunch and then drove up the coast several hours to Morro Bay, CA, a famous tourist spot. After checking in to our hotel, we went down to the beach to see Morro Rock, a famous landmark, which is actually an extinct volcano. After it got dark we found a little restaurant that sold the most wonderful fish 'n chips, and then drove out to the base of the volcano and enjoyed our dinner while listening to the ocean waves crashing in and looking at the many stars overhead.

We stayed in another wonderful hotel that was right on the ocean. We could actually see the coast right from our window!









On Wednesday morning, we continued up north. I dropped my husband off at the San Jose airport just after lunch - he was flying home just to preach in our church that night, and coming back early Thursday morning. The kids and I drove another hour north to Vacaville, CA, to go to church and spend the night with some very good friends of ours.

On Thursday, after a wonderful breakfast, my friend Joann, her son, and me and the kids went on a tour of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, CA. I thought it was funny that their cafe serves jellybean-shaped pizza and burgers. The tour was very interesting and we also got lots of samples.



As we were leaving, we noticed a brochure for another factory tour nearby, Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory. It was a good 45-minute drive away in Petaluma, CA, but since both Joann's husband and mine were still at work we decided to go. It was fascinating to say the least. I never knew how much work it takes to make a sticker. We again got lots of samples, and I bought some more stickers which were great for keeping the kids busy while we were on the road.

On Thursday evening, my husband's sister and his Mom (who live in the area) both came to our friends house to see us and the kids. My sister-in-law had sewed matching skirts for the two girls, which I absolutely loved. Thanks, Aunt Lisa!




Since we knew we had a long ways to drive back to Arizona, we wanted to drag the trip out as long as possible and decided to head south again on Thursday evening. We drove a couple of hours and spent the night at a quaint and romantic hotel in Monterey, CA. The kids absolutely loved the fireplace. I was fascinated by the vegetation, which was very thick and lush.





This historic inn was right in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After a long breakfast at the hotel on Friday morning, we visited the aquarium and were, of course, fascinated.



















On Friday afternoon, we continued south and stayed in Santa Maria, CA, where my husband was doing another job on Saturday morning. That particular hotel suite was about as big as an apartment, with its own living room. The kids had fun looking down from our window on the fifth floor.


We spent all day Saturday driving home. For the first several hours, we took Highway 1 which runs along the coast and has some of the most awesome views. Somewhere along that drive, we parked the car by the side of the road and took a hike down to the ocean, where we played for an hour or so before getting back on the road. As we passed through Yuma, AZ on the way home, we stopped at the nice playground again for a couple of hours and also ate dinner there to give the kids a break from all the driving. We arrived home shortly before midnight on Saturday.

While we were gone, the butterflies that we had raised from caterpillars had hatched, and we released them on Sunday afternoon.


This was a wonderful vacation, and one we will remember for many years. It was my husband's gift to me for my birthday this week. If this post left you with the impression that I have a wonderful life and a great family, you are right! God is so good!