Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pin Drop

At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

These  are good

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all US  
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,

"Does that include those who are buried here?"

did not respond.

could have heard a pin drop.


When in England ,

at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying,

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not

could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France

where a number of international engineers
were taking part, including French and American.  During a break,
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you
heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.  What does he
intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer

stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
nuclear powered and can supply emergency  electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three  cafeterias with the capacity to
feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand
gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and
from their flight deck.  We have eleven such ships;

how many does France have?"

could have heard a pin drop.


A U.S. Navy Admiral

was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French
Navies  At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a
French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that
we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
speaking French?"

Without hesitating,

the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the
Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
have to speak German."

could have heard a pin drop.



Robert Whiting,

an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport
in his carry on.

have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked

Mr. Whiting

admitted that he had been to France  

you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said,

"The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior

gave the Frenchman a long hard look.  Then he
quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in
1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen
to show a passport to."

could have heard a pin drop.


I got this in an e-mail from my mom this morning, I thought it was awesome.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Making vs. Buying

This morning I was given the assignment to blog....
I didn't know what to blog about, so I asked Dad for a suggestion, and he said to blog about making gifts instead of buying them.

Well, I think that a handmade gift is more special than something that was just puchased and wrapped, and it comes from the heart. It is made specifically for the person it is given to. It takes more thought, preperation, and work, than going out, seeing something that you think they would like and purchasing it. Plus, if they don't like what you bought them, they can return it, but if they don't like what you made them, they just have to suck it up and like it anyways.

I personally appreciate a handmade gift much more than something that was most likely made in China. I know that the person who made it for me loves me and they want me to have something that they made, specifically for me, with their own hands, and not some big machine in a foreign land.
Made in China

Hand Made
Which would you rather be given?
(P.s. I'm sorry about the repitition, and my grammer skills are lacking. And it is not because I'm a homeschooler, I'm just not good at it at all!)

Friday, December 3, 2010

The puppies

                                                 chip and Licorice

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I got this text from my friend earlier today:

Dear God:
The young lady reading this is beautiful, classy and strong and I love her.
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promoter her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most and let her know when she walks with you; she will always be safe. Love you girl!!!!
Now you're on the clock!!!
In 9 minutes something will make you happy, but you have to tell 9 ladies you love them including me.

Now I didn't do this in the 9 minutes allowed me(I don't believe that it would of done anything if I had said this in the that time), but I am saying it now!
I love all of the women in my life!
Thank you Lee Catherine, this made my day! :)

Katie <3

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

What we did today

Hey ya'll, we are in Alabama camping this weekend and I wanted to share some pictures from today.
 Dad (Licorice), Mom, and Amy (Chip)
 Will and me
 God's beauty
 Daddy fishin'
 Will fishin'
 Daddy's catch of the day
 Again, Daddy's catch, a spoon jig
Amy and Dad broke a fishing rod
 Amy doing her thing!
 Mom and Dad...awww!
 There were about 4 or 5 sailboats that looked just like this one.
 Momma cross-stitching in the shade
 Dad and Will hanging out on the end of the pier
 This is the only picture that I had to set up to take...I like it.
Haha Daddy! Look at the smirk on Amy's face. I love it!

We are having ourselves a wonderful time on the shores of Alabama. Enjoying God's beautiful earth! Sitting in His creation is amazing!

*By the way, I was the one behind the camera all day.