Friday, January 23, 2009

Three Friends, Three Grandmothers, Three Granddaughters!

Three good friends for over 25 years.What great memories we have. Now with the years passing so swiftly, we all have grown married children. The interesting thing that happened in 2008 was we all had a new granddaughter. This was my third granddaughter and 6th grandchild but for my two good friends, this was both their first granddaughter. These sweet precious little granddaughters were each born 2 months apart.

Here is grandmother #1 enjoying some special Christmas time with her first grandchild and granddaughter. She was born in May and what excitement and joy.
Special snuggles for her grandma.

Notice her gentle touch to her grandmothers cheek. I love that feeling, a sweet chubby little hand is so special to her grandmother.

Here she is enjoying a cloth Christmas book made specially for her
with much love from her Grandma.
Here is Grandmother #2. with her darling little granddaughter. She was born in July.

The photo's above really capture the deep love this Grandmother has for her Granddaughter.
You can tell the feeling is mutual. Those granddaughters just eat up every minute of Grandma's special touch.

It's such a joy to show off those granddaughters and you can see by the smile that Grandmother #2 is one proud grandmother. And rightly so!

This is me with Granddaughter #3. She was born in September.
She is as sweet as she can be. I thoroughly enjoy every moment I get to
spend with her.

Here she is fast asleep but I still don't want to put her down!
All three of our granddaughters live far away from us.
Us three friends each got to spend precious memorable time
with our Grandchildren over Christmas or New Years.
We are very grateful for that time but it always seems to go too fast!

Me with my granddaughter all dressed for Christmas.

Here she is smiling, I just know it is because she loves visiting
her Nana and sitting on my lap!

Since I am the one who normally is taking all the pictures, I really don't have
a whole lot of pictures to choose from.
Every now and then I give my camera to one of my older grandchildren and ask if they can snap a picture or two. Most times they jump at that chance.

So now that our children and grandchildren have all gone back to their homes far away,
us three friends brag, compare notes, show each other pictures of our three granddaughters.
What a blessing they are and what a blessing that all three of us experienced it within 4 months time in 2008!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Abortion (SAD)

This is the Anniversary of Roe verses Wade. What a terrible time in the History of America!
In our wildest imagination can you think of how many Innocent babies have been killed since that horrible day in history! God forgive us as a nation and please help our Government and the leaders to hear your word and call to stop the killings. There is no reason why women, men, or doctors should have the right to choose to kill a living baby, that choice only belongs to our loving creator, God, who loves and forgives us through Christ Jesus.
This is the site to a beautiful song, YOU KNEW MY NAME.

I am posting some statistics for anyone who is interested. Our State had only a few more then 800 abortions this last year. I say only because this is a low number compared to many states.
When I think of about 3 abortions happening each day in our state, it makes me sick to my stomach. When I think of my children, my grandchildren, I can't understand any argument one might have for this atrocious act of sin.
Number of Abortions Performed in the United States

1973 744,600 615,831
1974 898,600 763,476
1975 1,034,200 854,853
1976 1,179,300 988,267
1977 1,316,700 1,079,430
1978 1,409,600 1,157,776
1979 1,497,700 1,251,921
1980 1,553,900 1,297,606
1981 1,577,300 1,300,760
1982 1,573,900 1,303,980
1983 1,575,000 1,268,987
1984 1,577,200 1,333,521
1985 1,588,600 1,328,570
1986 1,574,000 1,328,112
1987 1,559,100 1,353,671
1988 1,590,800 1,371,285
1989 1,566,900 1,396,658
1990 1,608,600 1,429,577
1991 1,556,500 1,388,937
1992 1,528,900 1.359,145
1993 1,500,000 1,330,414
1994 1,431,000 1,267,415
1995 1,363,690 1,210,883
1996 1,365,730 1,221,585
1997 1,365,730 1,186,039
1998 1,365,730 884,273*
1999 1,365,730 861,789*
2000 1,312,990 857,475**
2001 1,303,000& 853,485**
2002 1,293,000
&2003 1,293,000
2004 1,293,000
&&&AGI estimate&&NRLC base figure
*excludes NH, CA, AK, OK
**excludes NH, CA, AK

4,000 each day
AGI - Alan Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood)CDC - Centers for Disease ControlNRLC - National Right To Life CommitteeCIRTL - Central Illinois Right To Life
AGI - Alan Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood)CDC - Centers for Disease ControlNRLC - National Right To Life CommitteeCIRTL - Central Illinois Right To Life
AGI - Alan Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood)CDC - Centers for Disease ControlNRLC - National Right To Life CommitteeCIRTL - Central Illinois Right To Life

Why Abortions Are Performed
The overwhelming majority of all abortions, (95%), are done as a means of birth control.
Only 1% are performed because of rape or incest;
1% because of fetal abnormalities;
3% due to the mother's health problems.
Source: Central Illinois Right To Life
Reasons Women Choose Abortion (U.S.)
Wants to postpone childbearing: 25.5%
Wants no (more) children: 7.9%
Cannot afford a baby: 21.3%
Having a child will disrupt education or job: 10.8%
Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy: 14.1%
Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy: 12.2%
Risk to maternal health: 2.8%
Risk to fetal health: 3.3%
Other: 2.1%Source:Bankole, Akinrinola; Singh, Susheela; Haas, Taylor. Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries. International Family Planning Perspectives, 1998, 24(3):117–127 & 152 As reported by:The Alan Guttmacher Institute Online:
Legality of Abortion
Abortion is legal in the USA at any time throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy... FOR ANY REASON (due to a woman's "mental health" exception)
Abortions Worldwide
Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 MillionNumber of abortions per day: Approximately 126,000
Where abortions occur:78% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 22% occur in developed countries.
Legality of abortion:About 26 million women obtain legal abortions each year, while an additional 20 million abortions are obtained in countries where it is restricted or prohibited by law.
Abortion averages:Worldwide, the lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman.
source: Center for Bioethical Reform

Sunday, January 18, 2009


SO! This is a picture of My oldest daughter and husband. I love playing around with the color etc on the edit field. It is hard for me to decide which one I like the best
so I just posted 5 different tones.



Now if you would like, you can choose which one you like the best and put it in the comment below.

Photo (A)
This is my Youngest daughter and her husband!
I have done the same thing to this picture. With this being a outdoor picture
the color comes out a little different. Once again, if you want to comment and let me know which one you like the best.
Photo (B)

Photo (C)
Photo (D) Photo (E)
I love the natural look on both their faces. It was very cold up on that mountain and
I am sure they were both saying under their breath, just hurry up and take the picture.
I do thank my son-in-laws for being so very patient with me and humoring my
obsession with Photo taking.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just for fun memory photo's!

We had so much fun and enjoyed our family that I just want to share a few special fun moments!

Mommy and Daddy trying to get a laugh from chick #5!

The baby of the family! Fun, Fun and more fun!

OOH! AH AH! All the lights at Story Book Island and the Christmas light drive!

Here we are on Dinosaur Hill.

WOW! It's so-o-o big!
BUR-R-R that wind is COLD!

Look at those eyes!

Nana is in her glory with 3 mo old chick #5 learning to grab her toys!

The treasure chest excitement!

Chick #1 is growing up so fast and so beautiful too!

Chick #2 a great help with the fire wood!

Chick #3 in her new (Its a GREEN WORLD after all) t-shirt.

Chick #4 making a snow Angel!
Below, excitement over his new speed racer!

Mom taking DOWN 9 yr old chick #2.

Its hard work but she can still do it! YEA!

And pictures to prove it!

On the playground!

Help! These things move and are scary!

We can't forget the dogs!
Toby with his gift!

Just try to get this gift! It's mine, all mine!

Baxter dog wondering if it is really Christmas and are you sure I can open my gift?

OK! I really get to open it!

Rosco with both his gifts, the chew bone and the squeaky squirrel!

Some little girl thinks I look cute with this flower on my back! Maybe I am cute!
Just don't try take my bone!