Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This is funny!

To Those of Us Born
1930 - 1979




At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, please

read what he said.


Very well stated, Mr.. Leno.




TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930's, 40's, 50's,
60's and 70's!!


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.




They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.


Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-base paints.




We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,
we had baseball caps
not helmets on our heads.




As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.




Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.


We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle..




We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.


We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight.. WHY?


Because we were always outside playing...that's why!


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on...


No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY..




We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem




We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,
no surround-sound or CD's,
no cell phones,
no personal computers,
no Internet and no chat rooms.




WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!






We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, belts, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.






We ate worms and mud pies
made from dirt, and
the worms did not live in us forever.






We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.




We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.




Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment.


Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.. They actually sided with the law!


These generations have produced some of the best
risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.


The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.


We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.




If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!


You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.




While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.



Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
~
The quote of the month is by
Jay Leno:


'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

Monday, December 7, 2009

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

My Grandparents Floyd and Lucimae Glauser were there on that dreadful day. I always like to remember them and all those that lost their lives on that horrifice day. They had just gotten married when they arrived in Hawaii.
From Floyd and Lucimae Glauser


From Floyd and lucimae


I've made it a tradition to watch the movie Pearl Harbor on this day every year. It's so sad what happened, but I'm glad that I'm reminded of the sacrifices that have, are and will be made on my behalf. What brave men and women we have in our country do sacrifice themselves for all of us to live the way we do. Thank you.

A recape of the last few months!

A Lot has happened in the last couple of months and I've been really lame on posting. So, here we go. This is a quick update with all the big events that have happened in the last little bit.

First there was my Birthday! I turned 27 years old on September 3rd. We made it a week long affair.
Liz and my mom made this fun cake and had a little party for me.

From Liz and Ben Whitehorn Family

Joel gave me these flowers
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We went to one of my favorite restaurantes, the Macaroni Grill!
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Then we had another fun night out for our date night at the new restaurante by our house, "Boston's" that was fun! We split everything and got to try all kinds of fun food.
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Labor Day!
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We made yummy smoothies and went over to Graham and Cherise's house. Jaden had fun playing with his cousins. Kayden, Bentley and Porter.
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we made these fun treats for everyone.
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Then Jaden became a big boy and graduated to unders!! No more diapers or pull ups! Wahooo!
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For Grandparents day we made these fun cards for our Grandparents. Jaden sent this one to Grandpa in Iraq.
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On September 12th Jaden celebrated his 3rd Birthday!
We took these fun treats to his class and gave all of them a fun sticker and cup cake.
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We went to the Phoenix Zoo with Liz, Abby, Christian, Will and my mom.
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They even had this cool water park center there with a grado. That was super fun. Even my mom got into it and played around.
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We had a blast riding the train around the park and looking at all the animals. I tell you , that's the way to go.

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Abby and Jaden held hands while they walked through the zoo. I loved it.

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For Jaden's Birthday Dinner we went to the Cheesecake Factory! We had so much fun and it was so good.
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Jaden got these supper cute clothes from his Grandma and Grandpa Glauser
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Joel and I gave him an art kit with all the supplies he would need to do fun projects with mommy!
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Jaden loves to play with his bins in his room. He thinks they're drums.
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This was the outfit my mom gave Jaden. It's so true.:)

For Halloween we told Jaden he could be anything he wanted to be and he chose Peter Pan.
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He wanted to wear the costum alot and we thought it was fine. He's such a cute little Peter pan.
For family night we made these delicouse chocolate covered pretzels.
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Aren't they so cute!
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Jaden and I went with Amy and Kevin to a Pumpkin patch. It was such a cute place.
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They had a hay maze, a petting zoo, yummy food, and such a fun place for the family to hang out on a nice day.
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They had these tire swings all over for the kids to play on.
Jaden and I goton the hay ride and went out in search for our pumpkin.
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We had so much fun. Jaden even got to have his first snow cone. He loved it. The only problem was all the bees that were attrached to them. They were everywere. Jaden actually got stung but was so brave.
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I took Jaden to the Picture People to get his picture taken in his costum. He's so shy when it comes to doing those kinds of things.

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No one ever remembers to take pictures of me. I'm usually the one taking the pictures so every now and then I'll snap one of myself.
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Jaden likes to watch movies in our room so we will set him up with some food and he'll have a blast watching his movies with his treats!
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We had a pumpkin carving party with Mary, Paytynn and Trei
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Then one year from the day my dad left for Iraq he finally came home.
From Liz and Ben Whitehorn Family


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From Liz and Ben Whitehorn Family

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We all went to the bus station down town and picked him up. We were all carrying flags and banners for his arrival.
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The grandkids were all so exited to see him. each one was welcomed with a kiss.
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From Liz and Ben Whitehorn Family


From Liz and Ben Whitehorn Family




Then a couple hours later. Yes hours, my brother Sterling came home from his mission in Chicago.
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There was so much exitement it was so fun. And it was Halloween. What a big day!

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Sterlings mission bag.

Then the festivities began

We all got dressed up for Halloween night!
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Jaden got a lot of candy. He was so exited that he could go house to house picking up candy. How cool!
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After trick or treating it was time for Pie and hot wassle.
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mom had everything all decorated all cute. It was so fun.

The whole weekend consisted of games, fun, food candy, kids and cauuse.
I took this pictures after we finished a long game of settlers. We found an explosion of kids, toys candy and couch all over the place.
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It's a good thing we cleaned it all up before my mom and dad saw it. They went to bed early that night. we wouldn't have been invited over again if they had seen this sight.

We all went to church together and had fun listening to dad's testimony.
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November 1st we decided to get out our Christmas Decorations! We turned on our Christmas Music, Brewed up some hot chocolate and decorated our tree.
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Well, there you are! That's our life in a nut shell for the last couple months. I'm going to try to keep more up on it. We love you all and hope to hear from some of you soon. Merry Christmas!! The Bakers.