Friday, October 31, 2008


1. Jesus would not vote according to his "pocketbook." 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
2. Jesus is Pro Life. Jeremiah 1:5 Before you were formed in the body of your mother I had knowledge of you, and before your birth I made you holy... Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
3. Jesus is not tolerant of the homosexual lifestyle. Romans 1:27-28 And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing. And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right.
4. Jesus would not vote for anyone who has interests in other religions besides Christianity. John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
5. Jesus is against welfare (the church should provide for people's needs). 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
6. Jesus is pro Israel . Nehemiah 13:2 Because they did not give the children of Israel bread and water when they came to them, but got Balaam to put a curse on them: though the curse was turned into a blessing by our God. Genesis 12:2-3 I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you.???
7. Jesus knows who really controls the economy. Matthew 6:31-34 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
8. Jesus is not worried about social security or the stock market. Matthew 6:19-20 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
It all comes down to this. We need God in America again. Our economy, our children, our marriages, etc. Need healing. While neither candidate looks to be a strong Christian candidate - as a nation which one will lead us closer to God and not farther away?2 Chronicles 7:14If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
As Christians, who we vote for does matter to God! Romans 14:11-12 As surely as I live,' says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; Every tongue will confess to God.' So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
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Favorite Foto Friday 10/31/2008

Flash Black
Halloween 2007
The Tattooed Kid
Have Fun and Be Safe Tonight!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Focus...And Have Fun

Our last competition was Tuesday night at NLR High School.
NP kicked it!

The only band to receive a Division 1.
I hate the competition is over.

It just started!

Below is a video of Ms. D and her kids. She does this before every performance.

That's Ralph you hear hollering.
And that's the band talking back to Ms. D.







Have Fun

A Funny Story

Saturday night on the way into the stadium I mentioned to someone that Chase and Allison have told me that a few people think that Ms. D and I look alike. Chase has told me that a couple of times.

So after NP rolled out of the stadium (with their bazillion trophies) we made our way out to the parking lot where the band was headed to eat. They were anticipating food (what teenager doesn't?) and were excited about their performance and their scores. They were all in a group in the dark parking lot. As I got closer to that band I could hear that they were chanting
Ms. D - Ms. D - Ms. D.

Well actually it sounded like Ms. De-e Ms. De-e Ms. De-e.

How cool is that?

They think so much of her that they cannot wait to see her and share in the excitement and success.

Because of their obvious I figure she must not be far behind me. But when I left the stadium I was sure she was carrying on a conversation with someone inside the stadium.

I turn around thinking she must awfully fast.

She wasn't behind me.

They were totally looking at ME!


I threw up my hands in surrender and told them that I was not Ms. D!

I must admit that the mob moving toward me freaked me out for a split second.

As I meandered through the crowd while they were munching their dinner there was a lot of conversation of how I look like Ms. D.

Chase said "I told you"
Maybe that's a little scary for you Ms. D...I hope not!

Open Mouth And...

So on a potty break this last weekend on the way up to Jonesboro I was outside of the bus talking to Tammy on the phone. Since I missed Carson's game she was filling me in on a few details. They played Oak Grove. One of the mom's in the stands (from Oak Grove) starts talking crap. Using incredibly bad language.


She finished telling me and it was back on the bus. Me and Allison's mom Michelle and another mom friend were sitting right behind the bus driver.

Did I mention that we had a great bus driver AND a great group of kids? One or two were a little bizarre but that's to be expected I guess.

I digress.
So I start telling these two about what Tammy had been telling me about this skank from Oak Grove.

Cussing...acting stupid.
And in all my brilliance of not thinking before I open my mouth....I made this one little tiny comment.
"The only thing that comes out of Oak Grove is Darren McFadden and skank." mouth and - you know what comes next - Insert Foot!
The bus driver turned around and glared.

At least I think she was glaring. She had on sun glasses.
Me: What?
Evil glare.
Me: Are you from Oak Grove?
Holy crap.
I've done it - - - again!
Bus Driver: Yes.
Me: Oh my bad!
(Backtracking trying to save my own tail)
And then I tried to explain the whole story of the skank mom.
Bus Driver never said anything else.
I thought I was about to be on the receiving end of an Oak Grove butt whooping!
She was really nice, though!

Below is the Houston High School Band from Germantown Tennessee. Check out how huge they are and lawdy bee watch the Drum Major.
They had a great show!

A New Curvier Wal Mart

Now you know more about Wal Mart than you ever dreamed possible.
It actually is kind of interesting.
I found this aticle in Arkansas Business.
New Wal-Mart Style Unifies Stores

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) _ Style at a Wal-Mart used to mean a clean cut on the side of a box so customers could get their products right from the case.But the world's largest retailer has been working for years to improve its stores' appearance and, on Wednesday, unveiled its new design for remodeled stores — a look that ties each section of the store together with a fresh use of light and color.Gone are the high shelves stuffed with so much it was hard for shoppers to find what they sought. Now, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is showing softer colors, understated shelving and employing a design intended to keep customers from having to dart all over a tremendous store to gather their purchases."We're trying to make it more experiential, rather than just stuff we're selling," said Joe Tapper, the company's vice president for store presentation. "We've placed emphasis on making it more enjoyable."Having shelves filled with cardboard boxes worked for a time, but has seen its day, Tapper said."All those types of things are evolutionary. We've evolved with the customer," he said.The bright design fits with the company's economic-downturn strategy of offering affordable fun — from DVDs to prepared meals — that families are opting for instead of eating out and going to the movies.Wal-Mart studied how its customers shop, and Tapper and Jay Mitchael — Wal-Mart's vice president for merchandise and modular planning — found that customers weren't spending their time efficiently. But the changes aren't designed to rush the customer out of the store."The idea is to make the experience seem faster," Tapper said. Being able to see from one department to the next helps. So does having more long aisles that stretch from one end of the store to the other. Vertical high-definition video screens placed in key areas carry promotions and are intended to help shoppers find what they want.The company has already been putting a premium on keeping stores clean and checkout wait times short — necessary elements for the new look to be effective.Most customers enter through a Supercenter's grocery side, but they'll see the first change before they get inside. A store in Rogers — Store No. 1, in fact — features the new "Walmart" logo — no hyphen. The logo has been on Wal-Mart advertising but is only now migrating to the stores themselves. Above the grocery entrance is a sign saying "Market and Pharmacy." The general merchandise side says "Home and Living." The message is soft and understated, considering Wal-Mart's penchant for garish colors.Wal-Mart announced this week that it is pulling back on openings of new stores and will instead focus on remodeling existing properties. The Rogers store that was redone is the descendant of the first Wal-Mart, now in its third location on West Walnut. Originally a general merchandise store, the building was expanded to convert it into a grocery-selling Supercenter. The grocery side has higher ceilings and skylights, features of more recent store designs.Shoppers enter the food area through the bakery and produce areas. Mitchael, whose background is in engineering, said the lower shelves and wider aisles give the shopper a clear path to move to the next stop. The new shelving is designed to be less noticeable, letting the product itself meet the customer's eye. That and the price. Signs advertising low prices, including "Unbeatable" deals, are everywhere. At the seafood cooler, "imitation krab" was touted as an unbeatable deal at $2.48 per pound.Unless the shopper is standing in a corner, there is no place in the store where a customer can't perform a 360-degree turn without seeing numerous "strike points," places of emphasis that lead the shopper to sets of related items. Seasonal items greet customers at the entrances, as do products featured for their low prices. Seasonal products are also meshed with regular stock.In the main seasonal area at the front of the store, a large selection of Halloween-related items lined the shelves. But next week, Halloween will be over and the store will need a quick makeover.Mitchael pointed to the far side of the seasonal racks, where Christmas bows and ornaments were stocked."We'll just extend the Christmas items over," he said.The flexibility of the design is also helping Wal-Mart meet its long-pursued goal of tailoring stores for each community. The Rogers store has a service seafood area and the bakery area is redesigned so customers can see the bakers at work."We want to utilize that to create theater," said Tapper, whose background is in food marketing.Light falls on products placed to show off low price points to help guide shoppers from area to area."We're using lighting to drive things that are unique in the store," Tapper said. The company is also using pictures on the walls that reflect the goods in various departments, from hardware to electronics, to give each a unique feel but one that ties in with surrounding departments. The books and magazine section was moved from the front of the store so it is now tied to electronics."Books are a declining category, but they're entertainment so we brought them here," Tapper said.Wal-Mart has been working to gear its stores to female shoppers, and Tapper said the designers had women in mind."Our signs are more female-friendly," Tapper said. "The signs are all curved. Those things have been looked at and we're trying to make those more friendly."The new design also allows sections to be easily expanded to make room for hot items or to address seasonal needs.Perhaps the most striking reflection of the new design is in the home section. Low shelves stacked with towels use the color of the items themselves to create a palate under soft lighting."We want to make sure we recognize the color wheel does exist," Tapper said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Do It!



Fart In A Wetsuit!
(My momma thinks fart is a cussword!)

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Sneak Peak

A little Halloween sneak peak.
Never mind the small holes in the wall that were gouged out by a chair edge.

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The roof, the roof...

Anybody remember "The Roof" from the 80's?
We got a new roof last week.
Insurance covered it.
Call Bolin Roofing for all your full service roofing needs.
It was done in a day.
Thanks, Taco for hooking us up!
That's Taco in the short sleeved green shirt at last year's Christmas parade.
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Monday, October 27, 2008


Check out this video.
For the most part it's just this chick singing.
Let it load all the way and go to about 2 minutes in and just keep watching.

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Thanks MLB

MLB (Major League Baseball ) is offering free tacos to everyone in America tomorrow!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lord Prop Us Up

Every time I am asked to pray I think of the old deacon who always prayed, Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.
After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, 'Well, you see, it's like this...I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time, it's withstood a lot of weather, it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall. Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time. I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning, at times.
Sometime we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.
If you stare at this barn for a second you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again.
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Me and You

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Saving The Farm

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Eating Right

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, I'd gained some weight, and I didn't feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right doesn't have to be complicated and it would solve my physical problems.
He said just think in colors.
Fill your meal with bright colors.
Greens, yellows, reds, etc.
I went right home and ate an entire bowl of :
And sure enough, I felt better immediately.
I never knew eating right could be so easy.
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Carson Throws a Bomb

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All the Rage

This seems to be the newest rage.

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Anne Pressly

click above

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Doing It....Again!

Arkansas Open at ASU Jonesboro
North Pulaski Falcon Band kicked it!
Can't really take any 'new' pictures since the program is the same.
They totally rocked!

This was a band from Houston High School which is out of Germantown TN.
This band was bigger and I must say even better than ASU's band.
This guy was rocking to 'Freebird'
This was the left side of the field
The right side of the field.
They won first place overall with Jonesboro taking 2nd.

First Division Band
First Division Color Guard
First Division Percussion
First Division Drum Major - Robert Bajorek, Jr.
First Place Soloist AAAA - Brolin Brown, Trombone
Second Place Soloist AAAA - Devondre Hince, Trombone
Third Place Soloist AAAA - Dylan Gililland, Trumpet
First Place Drum Major AAAA - Robert Bajorek, Jr.
Third Place Color Guard AAAA
Third Place Percussion AAAA
Class AAAA Champion Band
Third Place Overall in Effect
Second Place Overall in Marching
Third Place Overall Band
I rode the bus to and from Jonesboro and had a great group of kids.
I had a great time.
One more competition to go.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday 10/24/2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's a Family Tradition

This post will be so jacked up.
Some how Blogger has changed it's posting procedures for pictures.
I must learn the new ways because Lord knows I love to post pictures.
The family tradition of the Air Show
Hundreds of Parachutist
Mike and that sweet little Beth.
Mike and that sweet little Shannon...uh-I mean me.

Can you see the moon right in front of Chase's forehead?

The whole gang that accompanied us.
Scott and Lisa with a friends and their kids from church.
Beth and Scott
I like this one of Ms. Priss (Meg)
We can't have a group of pictures without the proverbial pointing picture.
Kody and his friend Samantha.
Her shirt was from 'Cody, Wyoming'

Lisa and Scott it!
What???? Is that an almost smile from her?
All the girlies laying around

Allison and her fave Mother-In-Law
Corn dog anyone?
What IS that in your lip son?
Fat Albert
The Blue Angel's Cargo Plane
The was Carson's favorite last year.
The boot
He finally got to get rid of that thing this week.
Mike says these are the luckiest guys in the world!
(Next to him of course)
Before take-off

What's a corn dog without mustard?
So close you can see the little yellow helmet of the pilot
Carson and Luke
Our nephew and his family
Lane Shane Sheila and Haley

Shane and Kody

I have n o idea why?!?!
Way cool

Carson's souvenir
Carson and Luke thinking of something to get into....beyond that orange fence!
They traded shoes.
Although you tried to kill my husband when he was only days old...I think he loves you anyway.

Carson talking to a pilot.

The inside of jet something-or-other

This would be awfully scary coming at you.

The pilot Carson talked to.

In the cock pit

Inside a humongo plane
It's always a fun day.
Especially when family is there!

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