Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The greatest man in history had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree,yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
Thank you, Jesus.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Some argue that Christmas and Halloween squeeze out Thanksgiving causing it not to give it the recognition it really deserves. I disagree.
I think Thanksgiving is something you can't just celebrate on November's fourth Thursday. If that is the only time we take to express our thankfulness for so many blessings that have been given to us, well that is a problem. Take time to be thankful everyday. Take time to appreciate the big stuff and the little things that are so often overlooked. Probably the hardest is to be thankful even when it is not easy to be thankful.
Take plenty of time to be thankful today and every day!
1 Thessalonians 5:18--Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
The birds are here for their nightly Hometown visit. This photo doesn't really do justice when compared to the number of birds that are usually in the area.
As gross as they are, it is always fun (in a weird kind of way) to roll down the windows as you drive through the area. Maybe it is the sound, maybe it is the thought that they will fly into your car. Alfred Hitchcock was definitely onto something.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thanks to Shutterfly for the special promotion. We now have 50 cards that only cost us the shipping!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Christmas cards are one thing that the mil10s like put some thought into. We always enjoy looking at last year’s cards when we are unpacking all of the Christmas decorations. It is always fun to be reminded of all of the friends that shared holiday cheer.
Selecting the perfect picture for a photo card isn’t always easy. We have done the staged family photo in front of the tree. Last year’s pictures were from a recent trip to Walt Disney World. This year? Well, remember, picking the photo isn’t always easy. We have not always narrowed it down! Thankfully we have almost forty days until Christmas!
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Enjoy a walk down memory lane of a few of our past Christmas cards!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
EK decided he needed to make something for mrs. mil10's birthday, but he felt like he needed a little help. Together he and mr. mil10 built a Lego Mickey Mouse.
You know we love Legos and all things Disney at our house, so this seemed like a perfect fit for mrs. mil10.
Happy birthday, mrs. mil10!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
We saw a heated pet bowl. Hmmm. How do you go about plugging this in, filling it with water, and not having a dog electrocute itself since it plugs into an electrical outlet? I see one of two things happening. Either we would have a hot dog when it manages to get a charge of electricity or the water bowl would manage to trip our electrical breaker. It seems like when we use our Christmas lights when there is the smallest amount of moisture in the air I am always having to go flip a thrown breaker. Am I the only one that sees the potential disaster that is bound to happen when you plug in a bowl of water? Surely we are not the only pet owners without a heated pet bowl.
It didn't photograph well, but right next to a metal tub filled with duct tape sat a container full of yardsticks. They were labeled as "four sided." As I looked at them I noticed that the yardsticks indeed had an unusual shape, but only two of the sides were printed with the numbered increments that make a yardstick so helpful. The remaining two sides reminded you that Atwoods is "America's favorite ranch home outfitters" and the "home of Ranch Pro feeds and Real Ranch work wear." Why then, I must ask, are these yardsticks billed as being four sided? Technically, it didn't have any more functional sides than a traditional yardstick.
Next to the orange soda, cream soda, and root beer, sat bottles of sarsaparilla. That was unexpected. Who knew they even made sarsaparilla anymore? If you didn't read the label pictured above, go ahead and read it now.
Finally, next to the check out area we found these little packages of Lil' Dude meat that caught my eye (I must have been thinking about that meat band saw). I held two in my hand so you could gauge the size of the meat snacks. There were about four or five different flavors to select from but I can only remember summer sausage and pepperoni now. For only ninety-nine cents you could have one of these packaged meats. When I did a little googling I did find a Flickr photo that shows them priced at only eighty-nine cents. I wonder if Atwoods would honor the price shown there? I also discovered that the Lil' Dude Summer Sausages have their own Facebook page.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Just outside of the Grand Canyon, we pulled into the parking lot of Flintstones Bedrock City. Inside the park were cement recreations of the cartoon, including a general store, police station, post office, jail, beauty parlor, the Flintstone and Rubble houses . We called the day before our arrival to double check the hours and someone named Betty answered the phone! I wonder if that was really her name. Being the early birds that we are, we sat out on the road early that morning. Unfortunately the timing of our visit didn't allow us to stop for more than a picture in the parking lot since Bedrock City had not yet opened to the public. After all, we had to get to the Hoover Dam!
In honor of the Flintstone's fiftieth birthday, let's revisit Flintstones Bedrock City. Well, at least their parking lot.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Labor Day is a welcomed holiday at the mil10 house. After the rush that comes along with the start of a new school year, Labor Day is a time for much needed rest.
We celebrated in typical mil10 fashion by cooking on the grill (bbq chicken, grilled corn on the cob, green beans and potatoes, baked beans, and corn bread). This year we also had grilled cinnamon-sugar peaches with angel food cake. We even put the angel food cake on the grill for a nice toasted effect. We served it with ice cream. It was a hit.
EK didn't care for the music today. All of the songs we played during lunch had something to do with "work." mrs. mil10's napkin was borrowed and used along with his own as a makeshift ear plugs.
All in all, it was a relaxing day with the family. What's not to love?
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Earlier this weekend we decided to make a quick Friday night run to the mall that I won't mention by name (but I will let you know that we affectionately call it "the gangster mall") to purchase a gift and eat at El Chico. Excited to be home, I suppose, mrs. mil10 went to the back of the car to get the package. Surprisingly the back door would not open. EK was getting out of the vehicle. He, too, realized something wasn't quite right. Where was mr. mil10? Standing in the grass. mrs. mil10 quickly realized the car was actually rolling towards her and not just settling into place like a car sometimes will when it is put into park. mr. mil10's quick reflexes enabled him to jump back into the driver's seat and properly put it in park. mrs. mil10 was now out of harm's way. Modie, who had been sitting in the back, was now saying, "Just turn it off. Just turn it off." All was safe and thankfully no one was hurt in the mil10 driveway. Yes, you should always put the car in park before getting out of the car.
Although the event only lasted a few seconds, it kept us laughing for a significantly longer period of time. Probably because we should already know the importance of first putting the car in park before getting out of the car. You see, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred.
Several years ago, when EK was just a small baby, the mil10s were in the truck and needed to quickly run into the house to get something. It should have been a simple task. However, as mr. mil10 walked in front of the truck, he realized that it was actually coming towards him. I could say that it narrowly missed crushing him between the the other car that was parked in the garage, but that would be a little dramatic. I could say that mr. mil10 lunged towards the oncoming truck and stopped it in its tracks with a hearty body block, but that would also be a little dramatic. I could say that mrs. mil10, being alert as she sat in the backseat with the small babe, quickly leaned over the driver's seat and threw the truck into park. I could say that because it was true!
That is twice that mr. mil10 has gotten out of the vehicle without putting it in park. Thankfully, no one was hurt either time. However, you should still learn from the bad examples and make sure you put your car in the correct gear!
Monday, August 23, 2010
EK stopped in front of the fireplace for the annual BTS pose with his "backpack with one strap" before eventually going to his third grade classroom. Third grade already. Oh how the time flies!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Would that be bags as in suitcases? Maybe bags as in swollen or puffy eyes from too little sleep? Actually it refers to both.
This morning mr. and mrs. mil10 awoke to find their eyes giving away the fact that they had stayed up much too late. Amazingly, mrs. mil10's eyes looked considerably better although she, by far, had the smaller amount of sleep. Here's hoping that tomorrow finds us looking a little more rested.
Tonight we can say that our bags are packed and ready to go. That really makes me want to sing. Our suitcases are ready for a little road trip. Updates will be forthcoming.
As for the daily posts of NOW, I hope you have enjoyed the daily happenings of the mil10s. Now you know what we were doing on the very day of the post. As for this NaBloPoMo challenge, I guess I can say that it is NOW in the bag.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I am sorry for the temporary blindness and slight discomfort that resulted from meeting me or being followed by me on the road tonight. I do not make it a habit to drive around town with my bright lights, or high beams, on. However, tonight it was simply unavoidable. When faced with driving at night with a choice of only high beams or no beams, I hope you will understand my choice in using the blinding lights. Since the problem is more than just a case of a bad bulb, the garage is ordering a part that will once allow both headlights to work correctly. Since the part is on back order, it may be a few days. In the meantime I will try to keep all driving at nighttime to a minimum. When it is absolutely necessary to drive around town after nightfall, I will try stay off of the main roads or only drive when there are fewer people out and about. So you don't have to flash your lights at me anymore--I am aware of the problem and am working towards correcting it. Thank you for your understanding!
--BRIGHT LIGHTS, NOT SO BIG CITY