Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's been a good day indeed!

Change has come to WhiteHouse!!!!! I am hopeful, excited, scared, peaceful, and full of prayer for change!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony."

This is from Kim's mom....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I just LOVE snow! It is so peaceful and untouched...now if it sould just stop so we can pick Emma up at the airport!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, He came forth from heaven to live on earth as mortal man and to establish the kingdom of God. During His earthly ministry, He taught men the higher law. His glorious gospel reshaped the thinking of the world. He blessed the sick. He caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He even raised the dead to life. To us He has said, 'Come, follow me.'"As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the greater benefit of others"
~Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Once a Pennsylvanian, ALWAYS a Pennsylvanian!
About Pennsylvanians:
You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything
but 'Philly' and New Jersey has always been ' Jersey '
You refer to Pennsylvania as 'PA' (pronounced Pee-ay). How many other states do that?
'You guys' is a perfectly acceptable reference to
a group of men and women
You know how to respond to the question 'Djeetyet?'
(Did you eat yet?)
You learned to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Wilkes-Barre ,
Schuylkill, the Pocono's, Tamaqua, Tunkannock, Bala
Cynwyd, Duquesne and Monongahela.
And we know Lancaster is pronounced Lank aster,
not Lan kaster.
You know what a 'Mummer' is, and are disappointed
if you can't catch at least highlights of the parade.
You know what 'Punxsutawney Phil' is, and what it means if he sees his shadow.
The first day of buck and the first day of doe season are school holidays.
At least five people on your block have electric 'candles' in all or most of their windows all year long.
You know what a 'State Store' is, and your out-of-state friends find it incredulous that you can't purchase liquor at the mini-mart.
Words like 'hoagie,' 'crick,' 'chipped ham,' 'dippy eggs',
'sticky buns,' 'shoo-fly pie,' 'lemon sponge pie', pierogies' and 'pocketbook' actually mean something to you.
That's PA slang for purse!
You can eat cold pizza (even for breakfast) and know
others who do the same. Those from NY find this 'barbaric.'
You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know it comes in several colors.
You know the difference between a cheese steak and
a pizza steak sandwich, and know that you can't get a really good one outside PA,
except Atlantic City on the boardwalk.
You live for summer, when street and county fairs
signal the beginning of funnel cake season.
You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Paradise , Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Beaver, Moon, Virginville, Mars, and Slippery Rock are PA towns. (and the first three were consecutive stops on the Reading RR).
You know what a township, borough, and commonwealth is.
You can identify drivers from New York , New Jersey , Maryland or other neighboring states by their
unique and irritating driving habits.
A traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a horse-drawn carriage on the highway in Lancaster County.
You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your female passengers know how to use them.
Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
As a kid you built snow forts and leaf piles that were taller than you were.
You know beer doesn't grow in a garden but you know where to find a beer garden.
You also know someone who lives 'down the lane'.
You actually understand all this and send it on to other Pennsylvanians or former Pennsylvanians!