Friday, October 31, 2008

Drum roll please.......

We're Buzz Lightyear aka buzz whitear this year.......

Oops, gotta remember to take that price tag off!

Hopefully, I'll have some cute trick or treat pictures to add later tonight!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008's cold!

Check out the shorts! :)
We don't get to light the fireplace much, but we are in a little cold snap right now.
It'll be warm again by this weekend
Little stinker

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The tradition continues...

Jacob insists on looking like he hates the pumpkin patch! He is so silly!!! :)

Below are a few of the little stinker last year!

Ooops, I forgot he had fun for his 1st pumpkin patch!!

Actually, we had lots of non-smiling pics that day too!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A call to prayer

I received this today from a local priest. PLEASE DON'T BE APATEHTIC

I was very dismayed when, recently, a family member of mine said to me with great resignation that Obama will take the presidency. These words came from someone who in the past has been a great prayer warrior. 'What is happening?' was my question. Why are we Christians settling and not issuing a battle cry and falling to our knees and taking our country back? We allowed ourselves to be stripped of the right to pray at school functions and in school, we have the 10 commandments removed from government places and are told we cannot pray in school, all the while providing public prayer places for Muslims. What in the world is going on and why are we being apathetic? Why aren't we praying? Our God is a mighty God who is waiting patiently for us to raise our voices to heaven to stop the tide of the anti-Christ actions in our world today. Now we find we have a charismatic candidate for president who does not respect our flag and refuses to wear one on his lapel except when it becomes politically expedient and whose own wife and pastor that he loves profess to have strong anti-white feelings, and we sit back and say 'it is a given, we can do nothing.' There has never been a time in 2000 years that we can do nothing, never a time that we must sit back and allow the evil in men's and women's hearts to take over our world. We should be very afraid because our apathy is leading us to perdition.

It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back. Maybe McCain on his own cannot defeat Obama, but our God can and He will if we take to our knees in prayer and raise a mighty cry to the heavens to 'Save us O Lord.' We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspect as Barak Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of 'change' - a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals and away from Christ and further away from one nation under God to one nation under Allah.

We are great at passing stories and pictures around the Internet, but where are our prayers and prayer warriors praying to stop this tide of Obama? God parted the red sea, Jesus rose from the dead, and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the move to the rise of Muslims in our country. We can stop our country from being 'under Allah,' but we must begin to pray, to pray as if our country and our lives depended on it, because they do. We can stop all these atrocities against God's commands that have taken root in our country through something as simple as sincere prayer, a call to God to deliver us, to forgive us our sins of apathy, and to protect us from the evil that is upon us.

Okay prayer warriors, here is your challenge - start those prayer chains. Get the spiritual power working on our behalf and stop Obama the proper way, by calling on our God to save us from the deception that charismatic preaching is using to lead us on the wrong path. Stop those who would take God out of our country and our government. Rise up good men to lead us and protect us. George Bush is being buffeted because he has fought a holy war against the evils that attack us and we should not be surprised because a prophet is not honored in his own country. But we should not rest on our laurels and allow ourselves to be taken further off the path of Christianity and to have God removed from our presence in our schools, courts, government, and businesses. Invite God into the fray. Ask that His power rest upon us and give us the victory. Ask him to rise up a might army to defend us and to protect our country as he did in days of old; Let us be victorious beginning NOW. The battle is His but we must call on Him without ceasing and unite our voices and hearts in prayer.

Please pass this around to all people of prayer that you know and maybe, just maybe, a more eloquent person of prayer will write something better and more inspiring and even the rocks will shout that Jesus is Lord and our Mighty God is with us, bringing the victory for us and ultimately for Him.

'Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.' I Thes. 5:16-18

A Blessing from my heart

Fr. Glenn Meaux,SOLT

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Ever wonder what life is like in Southwest Louisiana

These beautiful images were taken on Avery Island, Louisiana. This property is where the McIllhenny family lives and began their business, Tabasco.

Every single bottle of Tabasco sauce is produced in this plant on Avery Island. They bottle 7000 bottles of Tabasco sauce every weekday. They, of course, don't work on Sunday as much of the population of our area is Catholic.

Yep, we have lots of bamboo in SW Louisiana.

There is a centries old Buddah in this little building. Mr McIlhenny brought it here in 1932 to enhance his Chinese garden.

A closer look


We've taken this tour more than a few times. This time there weren't as many flowers as I've seen in the past, but it was so beautiful anyway. We also saw some downed trees and we didn't see as many egrets (the white swamp bird you see in the picture above) which is probably due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. I hoped you enjoyed this little "window" into our world.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Carving our pumpkin

Kassie & Claire "the experts" offered to come over and teach Jacob how to carve a pumpkin

Things got a little "messy"
So, everyone decided to rinse off....hold up, what is Jacob doing?????
Oh, look a little dangerous?????
Guess who won't be babysitting!!

Almost done

Tada...... The finished product

Thanks girls, Jacob loves y'all

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

We're sick :(....I call these pictures.....sick eyes

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Precious Abby

Abby was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is undergoing treatment which has left her little body ravaged. I follow her parent's blog and have been praying for them for a while. I ask for your prayers for this family. If you would like to follow thier journey (you will be amazed by their incredible strength and faith in our Lord)their blog can be found here:

If you would feel compelled to also help Abby financially, my blogging friend, Angel has a fundraiser set up here

Abby and Jacob are the same age and both were born in Guatemala, so this family is very dear to my heart. Please pray for them.

Friday, October 10, 2008


This is one of the most important talks I've ever heard:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Beautiful Post

Monday, October 6, 2008
"Adopt an Unwanted Child or Baby"

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun Weekend!

We had a great weekend. The weather was beautiful here, so we took advantage and spent most of our time outdoors. On Saturday we went to Germanfest which benefits a local Catholic church. As you can see by the pictures, Jacob had a "girlfriend" with him this weekend.

Some friends of ours attended a Catholic Engaged Encounter convention out of state, so we took care of their sweet baby girl. To prepare Jacob for the weekend, I made a big deal of us taking care of a baby girl. I told him that I would really need his help. He took me seriuosly (as you can see in the pictures below). He was a little sad on Friday night when I read "our" story to both he and the "baby girl". I explained to him that I was his mommy only and that he was my only Jacob. He wasn't sad again.

When I picked him up from school today, he told me he really missed the "baby girl". I asked if he wanted a baby sister and he said NO!!! :)

Enjoy the pictures of these beautiful children