Saturday, March 31, 2012

a dangerous creature...

Day 91

“I am  more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many of a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries ‘Give, give.’”
~Abigail Adams~

Well Bye, 

Friday, March 30, 2012


Day 90

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
~George Washington~

 Well I've done 90 days so far! This is kind of in honor of that. Yay! (Every one clap.) 
 I'm have been having fun doing this and I hope y'all like it to.

Well Bye,

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Day 88

“My God! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of and which no other people on earth enjoy.”
~Thomas Jefferson~

Well Bye, 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This was cute.

Day 87

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”
~Benjamin Franklin~

This was kind of cute. In a history sort of way -if you know what I mean. Any way I liked it.

Well Bye,

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brave Henry Knox

Day 86

 “I congratulate you upon the addion of Colonel Knox to the list of general officers. He is a brave, Sensible, enterprising man. I saw his behavior in the battle of Trenton; he was cool, cheerful, and was present everywhere.”
~Benjamin Rush~
To Richard Henry Lee

Well Bye, 
I do not have time just now to write more about Colonel Henry Knox, but I would encourage you to look him up and read more about him. He is worth knowing about.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Camping out back!

Michael, Sarah, Jamie, Ryan and I all got to camp out back a few nights ago. 
We had a lot of fun and besides getting a little wet the first night, it was awesome. 

Jamie trying to figure out what this thing is and what she is to do with it.

Michael is to cute. I think he had a lot of fun, sometimes it's hard to tell with Michael.

I told him I was going to sleep out under the stars because I had always wanted to do that. So he said he was going to to. This was his version of sleeping under the stars.

I always used to love the Roy Rogers movies when I was little, and he always just camped under the stars. I though that was the way I wanted to do it. And it was. I never woke up not even when half of our crew went inside in the middle of the night.

Ryan built us a fire and was a great brother. He helped all his sisters get the tent up and bring out blankets. 

Well Bye,

the advantage authors have...

Day 85

“I should have no objection to go over the same life from it beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second adition the faults of the first.”
~Benjamin Franklin~

Well Bye,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back to fun quotes!

Day 84

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
~Thomas Paine~

Well Bye,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The last one!

Day 83

ARTICLE XIII. Every State shall abide by the determinations of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions which by this confederation are submitted to them. And the articles of this confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the Legislatures of every State.
And whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the Legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said articles of confederation and perpetual union. Know ye that we, the undersigned delegates, by virtue of the power and authority to us given for that purpose, do by these presents, in the name and in behalf of our respective constituents, fully and entirely ratify and confirm each and every of the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual union, and all and singular the matters and things therein contained: and we do further solemnly plight and engage the faith of our respective constituents, that they shall abide by the determinations of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions, which by the said confederation are submitted to them. And that the articles thereof shall be inviolably observed by the States we respectively represent, and that the Union shall be perpetual.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands in Congress. Done at Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania the ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and in the third year of the independence of America.

There! I hope y'all weren't to board. They were kind of a lot to read on a blog, but I wanted to post them a post them I did!

Well anyway on to the next thing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

As for Me, give me liberty or give me death!

Day 82

Well today, if you don't already know, is the day Patrick Henry gave this speech. So here it is, in all it's long glory!


"Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death"
By: Patrick Henry

MR. PRESIDENT: It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the house? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation -- the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer.
Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned -- we have remonstrated -- we have supplicated -- we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free -- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending -- if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained -- we must fight! -- I repeat it, sir, we must fight!! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts, is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak -- unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come!! I repeat it, sir, let it come!!!
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace -- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! -- I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Y'all are going to get really tired of my long posts. Sorry about that, I'll try to do some more readable  ones in the future, but no promises.

Well Bye,

Thursday, March 22, 2012


 Day 81

ARTICLE XI. Canada acceding to this confederation, and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this Union: but no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine States.

ARTICLE XII. All bills of credit emitted, monies borrowed and debts contracted by, or under the authority of Congress, before the assembling of the United States, in pursuance of the present confederation, shall be deemed and considered as a charge against the United States, for payment and satisfaction whereof the said United States, and the public faith are hereby solemnly pledged.

You get two articles today because I'm trying to get done with them and move on to the next thing 1 more!

Well Bye,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


ARTICLE X. The committee of the States, or any nine of them, shall be authorized to execute, in the recess of Congress, such of the powers of Congress as the United States in Congress assembled, by the consent of nine States, shall from time to time think expedient to vest them with; provided that no power be delegated to the said committee, for the exercise of which, by the articles of confederation, the voice of nine States in the Congress of the United States assembled is requisite.

Well Bye,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


ARTICLE IX. The United States in Congress assembled, shall have the sole and exclusive right and power of determining on peace and war, except in the cases mentioned in the sixth article -- of sending and receiving ambassadors -- entering into treaties and alliances, provided that no treaty of commerce shall be made whereby the legislative power of the respective States shall be restrained from imposing such imposts and duties on foreigners, as their own people are subjected to, or from prohibiting the exportation or importation of any species of goods or commodities whatsoever -- of establishing rules for deciding in all cases, what captures on land or water shall be legal, and in what manner prizes taken by land or naval forces in the service of the United States shall be divided or appropriated -- of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace -- appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
The United States in Congress assembled shall also be the last resort on appeal in all disputes and differences now subsisting or that hereafter may arise between two or more States concerning boundary, jurisdiction or any other cause whatever; which authority shall always be exercised in the manner following. Whenever the legislative or executive authority or lawful agent of any State in controversy with another shall present a petition to Congress, stating the matter in question and praying for a hearing, notice thereof shall be given by order of Congress to the legislative or executive authority of the other State in controversy, and a day assigned for the appearance of the parties by their lawful agents, who shall then be directed to appoint by joint consent, commissioners or judges to constitute a court for hearing and determining the matter in question: but if they cannot agree, Congress shall name three persons out of each of the United States, and from the list of such persons each party shall alternately strike out one, the petitioners beginning, until the number shall be reduced to thirteen; and from that number not less than seven, nor more than nine names as Congress shall direct, shall in the presence of Congress be drawn out by lot, and the persons whose names shall be so drawn or any five of them, shall be commissioners or judges, to hear and finally determine the controversy, so always as a major part of the judges who shall hear the cause shall agree in the determination: and if either party shall neglect to attend at the day appointed, without showing reasons, which Congress shall judge sufficient, or being present shall refuse to strike, the Congress shall proceed to nominate three persons out of each State, and the Secretary of Congress shall strike in behalf of such party absent or refusing; and the judgment and sentence of the court to be appointed, in the manner before prescribed, shall be final and conclusive; and if any of the parties shall refuse to submit to the authority of such court, or to appear or defend their claim or cause, the court shall nevertheless proceed to pronounce sentence, or judgment, which shall in like manner be final and decisive, the judgment or sentence and other proceedings being in either case transmitted to Congress, and lodged among the acts of Congress for the Security of the parties concerned: provided that every commissioner, before he sits in judgment, shall take an oath to be administered by one of the judges of the supreme or superior court of the State, where the cause shall be tried, "well and truly to hear and determine the matter in question, according to the best of his judgment, without favour, affection or hope of reward:" provided also that no State shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States.
All controversies concerning the private right of soil claimed under different grants of two or more States, whose jurisdiction as they may respect such lands, and the States which passed such grants are adjusted, the said grants or either of them being at the same time claimed to have originated antecedent to such settlement of jurisdiction, shall on the petition of either party to the Congress of the United States, be finally determined as near as may be in the same manner as is before prescribed for deciding disputes respecting territorial jurisdiction between different States.
The United States in Congress assembled shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of regulating the alloy and value of coin struck by their own authority, or by that of the respective States -- fixing the standard of weights and measures throughout the United States -- regulating the trade and managing all affairs with the Indians, not members of any of the States, provided that the legislative right of any State within its own limits be not infringed or violated -- establishing and regulating post-offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing thro' the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office -- appointing all officers of the land forces, in the service of the United States, excepting regimental officers -- appointing all the officers of the naval forces, and commissioning all officers whatever in the service of the United States -- making rules for the government and regulation of the said land and naval forces, and directing their operations.
The United States in Congress assembled shall have authority to appoint a committee, to sit in the recess of Congress, to be denominated "a Committee of the States," and to consist of one delegate from each State; and to appoint such other committees and civil officers as may be necessary for managing the general affairs of the United States under their direction -- to appoint one of their number to preside, provided that no person be allowed to serve in the office of president more than one year in any term of three years; to ascertain the necessary sums of money to be raised for the service of the United States, and to appropriate and apply the same for defraying the public expenses -- to borrow money, or emit bills on the credit of the United States, transmitting every half year to the respective States an account of the sums of money so borrowed or emitted, -- to build and equip a navy -- to agree upon the number of land forces, and to make requisitions from each State for its quota, in proportion to the number of white inhabitants in such State; which requisition shall be binding, and thereupon the Legislature of each State shall appoint the regimental officers, raise the men and cloath, arm and equip them in a soldier like manner, at the expense of the United States; and the officers and men so cloathed, armed and equipped shall march to the place appointed and within the time agreed on by the United States in Congress assembled: but if the United States in Congress assembled shall, on consideration of circumstances judge proper that any State should not raise men, or should raise a smaller number than its quota, and that any other State should raise a greater number of men than the quota thereof, such extra number shall be raised, officered, cloathed, armed and equipped in the same as the quota of such State, unless the legislature of such State shall judge that such extra number cannot be safely spared outside of the same, in which case they shall raise, officer, cloath, arm and equip as many of such extra number as they judge can be safely spared. And the officers and men so cloathed, armed and equipped, shall march to the place appointed, and within the time agreed on by the United States in Congress assembled.
The United States in Congress assembled shall never engage in a war, nor grant letters of marque and reprisal in time of peace, nor enter into any treaties or alliances, nor coin money, nor regulate the value thereof, nor ascertain the sums and expenses necessary for the defence and welfare of the United States, or any of them, nor emit bills, nor borrow money on the credit of the United States, nor appropriate money, nor agree upon the number of vessels of war, to be built or purchased, or the number of land or sea forces to be raised, nor appoint a commander in chief of the army or navy, unless nine States assent to the same: nor shall a question on any other point, except for adjourning from day to day be determined, unless by the votes of a majority of the United States in Congress assembled.
The Congress of the United States shall have power to adjourn to any time within the year, and to any place within the United States, so that no period of adjournment be for a longer duration than the space of six months, and shall publish the journal of their proceedings monthly, except such parts thereof relating to treaties, alliances or military operations, as in their judgment require secresy; and the yeas and nays of the delegates of each State on any question shall be entered on the journal, when it is desired by any delegate; and the delegates of a State, or any of them, at his or their request shall be furnished with a transcript of the said journal, except such parts as are above excepted, to lay before the Legislatures of the several States.

Well Bye,

Monday, March 19, 2012


ARTICLE VIII. All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several States, in proportion to the value of all land within each State, granted to or surveyed for any person, as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated according to such mode as the United States in Congress assembled, shall from time to time direct and appoint.
The taxes for paying that proportion shall be laid and levied by the authority and direction of the Legislatures of the several States within the time agreed upon by the United States in Congress assembled.

Well Bye,

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Day 78

ARTICLE VII. When land-forces are raised by any State for the common defence, all officers of or under the rank of colonel, shall be appointed by the Legislature of each State respectively by whom such forces shall be raised, or in such manner as such State shall direct, and all vacancies shall be filled up by the State which first made the appointment.

Well Bye,

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Day 77

ARTICLE VI. No State without the consent of the United States in Congress assembled, shall send any embassy to, or receive any embassy from, or enter into any conference, agreement, alliance or treaty with any king, prince or state; nor shall any person holding any office of profit or trust under the United States, or any of them, accept of any present, emolument, office or title of any kind whatever from any king, prince or foreign state; nor shall the United States in Congress assembled, or any of them, grant any title of nobility.
No two or more States shall enter into any treaty, confederation or alliance whatever between them, without the consent of the United States in Congress assembled, specifying accurately the purposes for which the same is to be entered into, and how long it shall continue.
No State shall lay any imposts or duties, which may interfere with any stipulations in treaties, entered into by the United States in Congress assembled, with any king, prince or state, in pursuance of any treaties already proposed by Congress, to the courts of France and Spain.
No vessels of war shall be kept up in time of peace by any State, except such number only, as shall be deemed necessary by the United States in Congress assembled, for the defence of such State, or its trade; nor shall any body of forces be kept up by any State, in time of peace, except such number only, as in the judgment of the United States, in Congress assembled, shall be deemed requisite to garrison the forts necessary for the defence of such State; but every State shall always keep up a well regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accoutered, and shall provide and constantly have ready for use, in public stores, a due number of field pieces and tents, and a proper quantity of arms, ammunition and camp equipage.
No State shall engage in any war without the consent of the United States in Congress assembled, unless such State be actually invaded by enemies, or shall have received certain advice of a resolution being formed by some nation of Indians to invade such State, and the danger is so imminent as not to admit of a delay, till the United States in Congress assembled can be consulted: nor shall any State grant commissions to any ships or vessels of war, nor letters of marque or reprisal, except it be after a declaration of war by the United States in Congress assembled, and then only against the kingdom or state and the subjects thereof, against which war has been so declared, and under such regulations as shall be established by the United States in Congress assembled, unless such State be infested by pirates, in which case vessels of war may be fitted out for that occasion, and kept so long as the danger shall continue, or until the United States in Congress assembled shall determine otherwise.

Well Bye,

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Beautiful Wedding!

Daddy played a double roll for this wedding, not only was he the father of the bride, he was also best man.

Michel, following in the footsteps of his older brother, likes to get dressed up. 
He had planed this thing all day and so we all go dressed up for him and came to his "wedding'. 
He loved it.

Ryan played the Pastor and was one of the happiest I have ever seen.

Jamie, smiled the hole time and was the ideal maid of honer.

I was the photographer and I am very proud of this picture.
I think it is very cute.

After we found the rings, witch had been left upstairs, Michael did the honers.

And Sarah tried to do the honors but had a little bit of a hard time getting the ring on the groom's finger.

And that was the end. 
One last cute photo thought because I think my little sister is so cute!

Well Bye, 


 Day 76

ARTICLE V. For the more convenient management of the general interest of the United States, delegates shall be annually appointed in such manner as the legislature of each State shall direct, to meet in Congress on the first Monday in November, in every year, with a power reserved to each State, to recall its delegates, or any of them, at any time within the year, and to send others in their stead, for the remainder of the year.
No State shall be represented in Congress by less than two, nor by more than seven members; and no person shall be capable of being a delegate for more than three years in any term of six years; nor shall any person, being a delegate, be capable of holding any office under the United States, for which he, or another for his benefit receives any salary, fees or emolument of any kind.
Each State shall maintain its own delegates in a meeting of the States, and while they act as members of the committee of the States.
In determining questions in the United States, in Congress assembled, each State shall have one vote.
Freedom of speech and debate in Congress shall not be impeached or questioned in any court, or place out of Congress, and the members of Congress shall be protected in their persons from arrests and imprisonments, during the time of their going to and from, and attendance on Congress, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace.

Well Bye,

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Day 75

ARTICLE IV. The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this Union, the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof respectively, provided that such restrictions shall not extend so far as to prevent the removal of property imported into any State, to any other State of which the owner is an inhabitant; provided also that no imposition, duties or restriction shall be laid by any State, on the property of the United States, or either of them.
If any Person guilty of, or charged with treason, felony, or other high misdemeanor in any State, shall flee from justice, and be found in any of the United States, he shall upon demand of the Governor or Executive power, of the State from which he fled, be delivered up and removed to the State having jurisdiction of his offence.
Full faith and credit shall be given in each of these States to the records, acts and judicial proceedings of the courts and magistrates of every other State.

Well Bye,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


 Day 74

ARTICLE III. The said States hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defence, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretence whatever.

Well Bye,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


 Day 73

ARTICLE II. Each State retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.

Well Bye,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Article 1

Day 72



WHEREAS, the Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, and in the Second Year of the Independence of America agree to certain articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia in the Words following, viz.
"Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia."

ARTICLE I. The stile of this confederacy shall be "The United States of America."

The Articles of Confederation where written after the Declaration of Independence as a out line for out new government, before the Constitution was written in 1787. Many of the founding fathers thought that the Articles were all we needed and were not happy with the new Constitution. Over the next few days you can see what you think of them.

I'm posting them one article at a time in hopes that y'all will take the time to read them.

Well Bye,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Speculate for Liberty

Day 71

“Statesmen, my dear sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.”
~John Adams~ 

Well Bye,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Something Ben said

Day 70

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead &rotten, either write things worth reading of do things worth writing.”
~Ben Franklin~

Well Bye, 

Friday, March 9, 2012


 Day 69

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
~Ben Franklin~

Well Bye, 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I love you all the way to Betelgeuse

We went to this thing about a year ago that showed something like this(all the pictures) 
We where all fascinated by how big they all where. 
We all thought the name Betelgeuse was funny and it just stuck in our heads. 
We pronounce it "Bagel-juice" 

Well one day Erin told Michael that she loved him all the way to the moon and back. Michael repeated her.
So Erin(getting a good response the first time) tried another one. "I love you all the way to Betelgeuse and back" she said.
Well Michael gave it a shot and said ,very well, "I love you all the way to Betelgeuse and back."

It stuck. So from then on it was not 'to the moon and back' it was 'to Betelgeuse and back'.

Well Bye,

Liberty and Happiness

Day 68

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
~Samuel Adams~

Well Bye,

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

No Right!

“No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.”
~John Jay~

Well Bye,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The fate of millions...

Day 66

“The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.”

~George Washington~

Well Bye,

Monday, March 5, 2012

4 years!!!

Michael is four now and just as cute as he was when he was born!

I don't know what we did without him, his ever busy personality is so fun!

I just LOVE his smile!
I love to tell him I love him and then see if he might give me a 'me kind of love you to'.

To day was/is his birthday and here is the birthday boy looking thrilled with life.☺

Happy Birthday Michael!


Liberty cannot be preserved...

Day 65

I'm getting bad about not getting my posts up at the beginning of the day. Saturday and Sunday I just was busy and didn't bother to get on the computer and do it 'til lat. But to day, well, to tell the truth I fell asleep during computer time.
But here the quote is finely, hope you like it.

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have… a right, an indisputable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mead the character and conduct of their rulers.”
~John Adams~

Well Bye, I'll try to get back to doing them on time.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Day 64

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from the defects in their constitution of confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
~John Q. Adams~

Well Bye,

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Just in time☺

 Day  63

“I cannot Insure success but we will endeavor to deserve it.”
~John Paul Jones to Lafayette~

Well Bye,

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Cleaning the house"

We spent last Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and Monday getting the house "clean"

That involved a lot of things but mostly it meant we mad the house a really big mess before it got any cleaner.

And because Michael is so cute we took a lot of pictures of him. Here are a few. Any more and you might have seen the mess.

Well Bye,

capable of freedom

Day 62

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
~Ben. Franklin~

Well Bye,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Men Who Make A Nation Great Are Men Who Dare To Die!!!

Day 61

Ballad of Princeton Battle
By: Henry Van Dyke 

Along Assunpink’s woody bank we left our campfires bright,
While like a fox with padded feet we stole away be night;
Cornwallis watched his Trenton trap,
And drained his glass, and took his nap;
But the ragged troops of Washington outflanked him in the night-
Up and away for Princeton,
By a secret road to Princeton-
We dragged our guns with muffled wheels to win another fight.

The icy trail was hard as iron, our footprints marked it red;
Our frosty breath went up like smoke to the winking stars o’erhead;
By Bear Swamp and by Miry Run,
Our muskets weighed at least a ton;
We shivered till o’er Stony Brook we saw that sun rise red;
Weary we tramped to Princeton; Bt all of us at Princeton
Would follow our chief through tick and thin
till the last of us was dead.

We looked beyond the upper bridge, across the swollen stream,
And there along the king’s highway we saw the Redcoats gleam;
‘Twas Mawhood’s regiment marching down
To finish us off at Trenton Town!
“Go cut the bridge”-and Mercer’s men crept up along the stream.
But the British turned towards Princeton,
Came bravely back for Princeton;
And all the rest of that dim hour was wilder than a dream.

They rushed thro’ Will Clark’s orchard, among the naked trees;
With horse and foot they hammered hared; Their bullets sang like bees;
And Mercer fell, and Haslet fell;
The bayonets cut us up like h***;
The chain shot mowed a bloody path beneath the twisted trees.
It looked all black for Princeton,
We lost our hopes of Princeton;
We wavered, and we broke and fled as leaves before the breeze.

Then down the hill from Tom Clark’s house rode Washington aflame
With holy ire; through smoke and fire, like mighty Mars he came.
“Come on, my men, parade with me,
We’ll make the braggart Redcoats flee”-
And up the hill against the guns, rode Washington aflame.
He turned the tide at Princeton;
The land was save at Princeton;
And they who fought, and they who fell, won liberty and fame.

Men praise our chief for weighty words, for counsel calm and high,
For prudence and enduring will, for cool, farseeing eye;
One thing he had all else above-
Courage that caught the soldier’s love,
And made the soldier’s loyal heart in danger’s hour beat high.
We saw it clear at Princeton;
‘Twas written here at Princeton;

Well Bye,