Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama's half brother arrested on drug charges......

From FOX News.......

The half-brother of President Barack Obama was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana on Saturday near his home in a Nairobi shantytown, police said.

George Obama, who is in his 20s and barely knows the president, had one joint of marijuana on him, said Joshua Omokulongolo, the police chief in the area.

"He is not a drug peddler," Omokulongolo told The Associated Press. "But it's illegal, it's a banned substance."

George Obama has a court appearance scheduled Monday morning.

He and the president have the same father, who died in a car crash in 1982.

Several of President Obama's Kenyan relatives went to Washington, D.C., for his inauguration, but George was not among them. He lives in Huruma with extended family.

Media reports about him surfaced over the summer, after a magazine article said he lived in a shack and earned a dollar a day. George Obama has called the reports insulting.

"I'm proud of how I live," he told The Associated Press in an interview over the summer. "(The media) are tarnishing the family name."

He also said he was studying to be a mechanic and works with a local youth group in Huruma.
In President Obama's book "Dreams From My Father," he describes George Obama as "a handsome, roundheaded boy with a wary gaze."

George is the youngest of the senior Obama's seven children, born six months before his father died.

My new preK

Birthday Bulletin Board

I finally took some photo's this past week of my new preschool room this week. It's been a challenge to start in the middle of a school year that's for sure. First, you have to get to know the child's personality, likes and needs.

The children's art board and some projects they've done this past month.

At PBP, I knew most of the kids I was getting in my class so that helped a bit with planning.

I have 9 great kids though and terrific staff. It's a small family unit you could say. God has blessed me with those who are supportive and prayerful. I just couldn't be happier. It is well worth my drive each day. I plan to have an week-end preschool crop to finish up everything I want to implement starting Monday. So, for now, here are a few of the things I've accomplished thus far....have a good week-end!!

Classroom door (we did artic animals this month)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Republicans Object to Stimulus Dollars for ACORN

Here is the latest from FOX News......after reading this article, please read what a former high school classmate has written and then ask yourself, is Obama really worth it??

Republicans say voter registration and community groups like ACORN could be eligible for funding under the Democrats' economic stimulus bill.

Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that ACORN, the low-income advocacy group under investigation for voter registration fraud, could be eligible for billions in aid from the economic stimulus proposal working its way through the House.

House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities."

He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as "payoff" for groups' political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year.

But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package.

"It's just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill," Vitter said. "It's line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill -- not a job creation bill."

Democratic leaders in the House have already dropped federal funding from the bill for new contraceptive services and ongoing programs to stop sexually transmitted diseases after Obama told them that it did not fit in with the job-creating objectives of the package.

Obama plans to meet with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill Tuesday to hear some their input on the package. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama is open to suggestions.

"If there are good ideas -- and I think he assumes there will be -- we will look at those ideas," he said Monday.

Here is what a former HS friend of my wrote on his facebook today........I agree 110%. Hope you don't mind my sharing Chuck.

Liberals want YOUR tax dollars labeled as "stimulus" going to an organization (whom I feel should be prosecuted under RICO statutes) that has a documented history of knowingly, and actively engaging in VOTE REGISTRATION FRAUD.

You may say ACORN does good things in cities, well if drug dealers built playgrounds; Do you support giving stimulus funds to them to improve their drug sales?

Do you support knowingly registering voters with fraudulent or false info?
Do you support knowingly signing up people to vote more than once?
Do you support bussing people to different cities to get them to vote more than once in an election?
Do you want YOUR tax money paying to support any of the above?

If you answered YES to any of these please remove me from your friends list.

If you answered NO to them, I encourage you to write to your Congressman/Senators and express your views about how YOUR MONEY is being spent under the illusion of "helping" the economic situation. 1453 days

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cat is Driving me Crazy!!!!!

I've only been home for a little over an hour from work and Abie cat has absolutely driven me made with her screaming and howling. Guess she's in heat........I've never had a cat so it's all knew to me. Her tail is definitely getting fixed though and SOON!!! She screams like a child! Whew! And claws like something crazy to get out the door. She has been rubbing up against everything she can. Lord, please help me get through this one!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Latest Puppy Pix...

Wilson and House at 8 weeks.....

Sweet House.....

Abie being a crazy cat.....

Well, today I sat around and did nothing........that's right......basically nothing! Not something that I do well for those who know me. Actually, I did upload over 200 songs onto the iPod that I had gotten for my birthday so I guess I did something.

Sharing their first chew bone.....

Anyhow, I took a few pictures of the puppies.....the little guys that have been keeping us up at night whining around 2 a.m.!! We still aren't sure which one to keep......the poll I had up ended in a tie. Go figure!! Looks like they are both going to stick around for the time being. Well, hope everyone has a great week and enjoy the pix!

Miss Meadow sitting pretty....


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Contact your U.S. Senators and STOP the Geithner Nomination

Here is our latest task at hand from Gov. Huckabee. Please join us in our efforts to restore America.

President Obama has every right to select the people he wants and trusts for his cabinet, but the United States Senate has not only the right, but the Constitutional responsibility to make sure those selections are in the best interest of the United States. Senators may not like some of his selections, but shouldn't oppose them due to purely political reasons. There ought to be something that fundamentally disqualifies a person from being confirmed. In the case of Treasury designee Timothy Geithner, they have an issue that should force President Obama to give us a better choice.

As I've said, you shouldn't RUN the IRS if you have a history of running from it.

I'm sure he's a nice man and has many endearing qualities, but not paying $34,000 in personal taxes and then saying "oops" doesn't cut it. It doesn't work that way for you.

I urge you to email or call your Senator this weekend or first thing Monday and let him or her know that giving Geithner a job as Treasury secretary is an insult to every citizen who pays his or her taxes on time. Call every talk tadio program you can and speak out. Go to the blogosphere and urge action on the part of other citizens who are outraged that a many who fails to pay his taxes will get a salary that YOUR taxes pay for.
You can go to my website mikehuckabee. com and find the link to the contact information for the members of the Senate.

Go to your computer or your phone. Do it now. Let your voice be heard. If you don't speak out, then you are saying it's okay for the people who run the tax system to skip paying what you have to pay. You might be a strong supporter of President Obama and I'm not asking you to stop-I'm asking you to join me in asking the Senators of our nation to not do disservice to the President and the taxpayers by confirming Timothy Geithner to being Secretary of the Treasury.

Email or call now....the vote on him may be as early as Monday. There is time to stop it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Orphans of God ~ Avalon

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I heard this song today for the first time while listening to a new teaching I had received of Beth Moore's. I was driving to work and basically had to exit for a few minutes because it truly speaks about how I have been feeling throughout my situation lately.

Avalon was one of the groups that performed at Christ Church in Nashville that I attended for a conference this past July. Amazing!!! Just listen with your eyes closed and you will be able to picture each and every aspect of this song.

Orphans of God

Who here among us has not been broken
Who here among us is without guilt or pain
So oft' abandoned by our transgressions
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

Come ye unwanted and find affection
Come all ye weary, come and lay down
Your head
Come ye unworthy, you are my brother
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

O blessed Father,look down upon us
We are Your children, we need Your love
We run before Your throne of mercy
And seek Your face to rise above

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Imagine A Playground Without Children.....

I saw this at and just had to share it. As a parent and an early education teacher, I couldn't imagine this world without any children. Where would the joy be? Where would our laughter come from? All innocence would be gone. How empty this world would be.

Roe vs. Wade Anniversary

Here is the latest word from Gov. Huckabee. Notice fellow West Virginians that he mentions the tragedy of our miners a few years back. I grew up near that little town. When I got pregnant at 17 with my daughter, abortion was NOT an option for me. Yes, it was mentioned to me quite a few people (not my parents by the way).....but I would never entertain such an idea even at that age. Soon to be 19 years, I'd make that same choice all over again.....

Actually, I would hope I would make a better choice by not participating in an activity to get my pregnant.......and I sure wouldn't have married her dad. LOL But I was beginning to live a self-destructive life......I just didn't know it yet. But I do know I wouldn't give any of my children up for anything in the world. God has placed them in my life during a particular season for a reason.

Well, enough rambling from me.......I'll let Mike speak about the rest of my feelings and beliefs below.......

Life begins at the point of conception. We should protect human life, the foundation of our civilization. It defines us as much as anything does, as to how we treat and how we even view another human life, as to whether it has intrinsic value or worth or whether it does not. Those of us who are pro life believe that we must do everything possible to protect that life, because protection of life is the centerpiece of what makes us unique as Americans. We value the life of one as if it's the life of all. That's why we search n on-stop for that missing Boy Scout, or that missing young mother. That's why we search for the 13 miners in Sago, West Virginia after a mine explosion, or the hikers on Mount Hood. We value life and it is part of what separates us from the Islamic jihadists who celebrate death. They have a culture of death. We have a culture of life.

The clear science of when life begins is "When the male sperm and female egg join, a new and unique life form is created

." Not at birth or viability, or when a lawyer says so. This happens at conception. This life is either human or something else. Science irrefutably would declare that the life which is starting from that moment is human. It's not a parrot, squirrel, or dolphin. It will never become a tree-it can only become a human. It has the entire DNA sequence that it will have for the rest of its life right then. In days it will begin to take on increasingly observable human characteristics and form, but at conception, it is biologically human.

If this life is human, then the only issue left is whether this human life falls under the notion that it has a fundamental right of existence or not. If not, it is because we as a culture have decided that some human lives are simply not worth living. If we can decide that about an in

nocent and unborn baby, we can also decide it on the basis of less absolute criteria than that. If we make that choice (and this is all about "CHOICE," isn't it?) then someone may decide that a terminally ill person is not a life worth living. Maybe a severely disabled child is a life not worth living; what about a person with a limited IQ?

Some might say that's absurd--that an educated and enlightened society would never be so audacious as to begin to terminate life based on such arbitrary excuses? Well, Germany fell into just such a moral chasm in the 1930s. The murder of six million Jews, and millions of others, was justified because of their religion and millions of others were murdered because of their politics. Germany was not a primitive, superstitious culture. It was filled with those deemed to be intelligent and enlightened. But in the end, the truly good people were overwhelmed by the truly evil people.

At the core of our society is the sanc

tity of human life. It is rooted in who we are as a culture and as a civilization. And should we turn our back on this fundamental truth, we have turned our back on the very essence and foundation of who we are as a people. We should always err on the side of life. We as a society believe life is precious.

Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I believe Roe should be overturned and a constitutional amendment should be enacted to protect life.

It has been reported that President Obama may choose to mark today by overturning some of President Bush's executive decisions protec

ting life. I hope and pray that he does not ever do so, but I fear it is not a question of if, but when.

The task before us is to stan

d more firm than ever in the convictions that life is precious and is the basis of liberty. I will work to elect good men and women to help shape this nation. It will be a long journey. I hope you're ready to join me.


Mike Huckabee

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Brandon at the WVU vs. UNC Football game

Here is a photo that Brady sent me of Brandon all painted up at the WVU/UNC Bowl game here in Charlotte last month. And yes, WVU won 31 to 30!!!! Yeah Mountaineers!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My plan back fired for sure!

Well, I thought getting my nails done during the inauguration ceremonies would keep me sane. WRONG!!! They had it on the television and I even stated that I wanted to avoid it. Then, some "Obama" supporter beside me started in on me as to why I don't want to support Obama..........easy, he stands for nothing I believe in.

Here is the latest from HuckPAC and Mike. Listen to this closely. This was posted BEFORE he took office. And yes, I did shed tears while getting my dang nails done over Obama.

Please go watch the'll be shocked!

He will NEVER be my President

I've been sitting here for the last 2 hours or so listening to the news in the background from the television and what a great day it is for America. We were fortunate to have a snow day here but now I have to sit around and deal with the "Obama Hype" all day.

I can honestly say that I am physically ill over what is about to happen to our country. Our loss of guns, higher taxes, changes in our military that are going to cause controversy, higher abortion rates........and I could continue to go on and on. I do not believe in Obama's policies and I think that this world has fish scales covering their eyes falling down and worshipping this man. We need to be in DEEP CONSTANT PRAYER for our country.......for our soldiers........for fellow conservatives serving in office and for those who will be running for office in the upcoming elections in 2010. I'm sick of the media praising this man.......he has done nothing worthy to be praised for. I'll show the democratic party the same respect that they showed President Bush and President Reagan. It is a sad day for our country......for our children. But I will not be a part of this "historical event."

Lord, this is the worst birthday ever!!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A day with the boys...

Handsome little Brandon....(refuses to get a haircut though!!!)

Well, today the boys and I hung out a bit. We debated over which movie to finally go see and decided on Mall Cop (although I truly wanted to see Dog Hotel...LOL) I have to say it was pretty funny. There wasn't a seat left in the cinema......I was bit shocked by that alone considering it cost us $21 to get in and that's just a family of three.......I could have purchased 3 DVD's for that price on sale or ordered 8 pay per view movies! Geez......not to mention I could have used it towards getting my nails done (jk)

You know Brady thinks he's "The Bomb"

I had lunch with my great friend and sista Kara. It was great catching up with her. Well, since I've spent the day out and about it's time to get the washing and housework done.

Kara and I after a great lunch full of laugh, tears, prayer and fellowship

Sunday, January 18, 2009

You knew it was coming.............

This is all I can say for now.........I've been wound up about this one all day it seems. Growing up, it was always fun having my birthday on Inauguration Day. Not this time! I refuse to turn on the TV, radio or listen to anything involving the ceremony. I just know that I will never accept him as my president.........and it's not because he's a democrat either. This country may be facing some pretty difficult times now, but that's only the beginning of the destruction we will encounter having Obama lead us. We need to be praying each and every day for our country and those who make life decisions for us.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A tough afternoon I guess you could say.....

To start off, it was freezing outside. It just seems to be getting colder by the second. A big part of me is praying that for some reason school is called off tomorrow. hehe I only had 4 students in class today........but time went fast b/c I got a lot of "room work" done, you could say.

Of course, after work was my therapy session. My therapist was extremely "Wow"ed by my accomplishments this week. I can't go into details but she really told me how proud she was of me and kept encouraging me to stay strong for all the upcoming battles that still lie ahead.

She gave me a copy of a writing she had received from a co-worker today. I believe she said it was from the movie "Antoine Fisher" (never seen it, but will make a point to look it up now). So, I thought I'd share that tonight.

Who Will Cry?
"Who will cry for the little girl, lost and all alone?
Who will cry for the little girl, abandoned without her own?
Who will cry for the little girl? She cried herself to sleep.
Who will cry for the little girl? She never had for keeps.
Who will cry for the little girl? She walked the burning sand.
Who will cry for the little girl? The girl inside the woman.
Who will cry for the little girl? Who knows well hurt and pain.
Who will cry for the little girl? She died and died again.
Who will cry for the little girl? A good girl she tried to be.
Who will cry for the little girl, who cries inside of me?"

Only one person came to my mind as I sat there and read that in her office. First, I know that Christ cries for me. And yes, I know my parents and a few specific friends that have never left my side are crying for me. But it hit me on the way home who was by my side crying harder than anyone and no one call tell me any different. In fact, I had to stop and pull over for a while when it hit me. Not something I am prone to do. I know as I sit here barely able to type these words through the tears falling from my eyes that my grandfather is crying for me.......with me. I truly believe God has placed an angel by my side to walk through all of this, and not just any angel......I do believe it is him. And I can only imagine the hurt he would feel if he were on this earth right now. I saw my grandfather cry many times in my his lifetime........he was a man that had such a compassionate heart and always cared deeply about his family. He endured his own abuse while walking upon this earth I believe. Idk, guess I'm just getting over flooded with emotions and trying to make sense of them all right now. I just miss him and I feel like I let him down.

Well, I guess that's it for tonight.......I'm exhausted emotionally once again. Maybe I'll start another blog just to focus on my recovery process and keep this the "happy" place. Until later.....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Darling Abie Cat....

e never cared for cats.........the neighbors had one named Caesar when I was growing up as a kid and the thing scratched me pretty good once. So, I've always disliked them I guess because of that. But since my move, this sweet cat has become a big part of my life. She has a habit of just climbing up on my shoulders to cuddle and purr. She's always making me feel loved and special.

Abie Cat and I

Abie cat is always chasing the toilet paper when I flush....I'm just waiting for her to fall in!

So, here is this sweet cat that God has placed in my life. When I met her, she didn't have a name. Well, I cannot handle an animal not having a name so I thought of someone special in my life. I had a sweet little angel in my childrens choir named Abigail and she has always very special to me. So therefore, the name Abie cat came to be. That way I can always think of her when I speak Abie cat's name. Abigail was one of my star singers.........always carrying her purse and lipstick. I was blessed to get to talk to her on the phone today and of course, teared up because I miss her so. I promised her to post pics of her namesake so her you go sweet Abigail.

Wind Beneath My Wings

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Wilson playing with Abie cat's ball...

It has been a very exhausting week to say the least. I am so tired this afternoon and I've begun having chronic back pain worse than I can remember. I didn't sleep for a second last night. I could close my eyes, but it was like I could see right through them. So many thoughts roaming through my mind and when you're lying in bed thinking of "C" words that your preschool class didn't mention during circle time, it's pretty bad. Of course, those were the fun thoughts.

Wilson beats the tar out of House...

Wilson chewing on House's ear....

It thought I'd post a few pics of the puppies now that they are 5 weeks old. I am having a very difficult time deciding which one to keep. At first, I wanted to keep Wilson......but now in a way, I want to keep House b/c he and Meadow play so good together.

This is House......

They are both precious. They try to run across the kitchen floor and fall b/c their feet slip out from under them. And they've even begun to growl at Meadow. We have to watch her b/c she is so fast and big I'm afraid she'll accidentally swing her paw at one of them and seriously hurt him. She has done a great job though of loving and accepting them. Mia, of course, just lays on the couch ignoring what is going on around her......go figure!!!!

This is Wilson in the midst of attacking Mia's tennis ball.....

All in all though, I'm hanging in there......taking it one day at a time. I know that one day it will all be good......I just have no patience to really wait. I'm still working on my verse for the Beth Moore Scripture Challenge. Thursday everyone is challenged to have a new verse to focus on so get ready if you are participating.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Scripture of the day

Today is going to be a challenging day for me. A difficult one in extreme ways as well. But when I opened up my Beth Moore devotional "Breaking Free", her are the words God gave me.

I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand and say to you, "Do not fear, I will help you." Isaiah 41:13

God placed those words there for me purposely today and for that I'm thankful. Please cover me with prayers today. That verse will be in my back pocket all day long.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen

Thirteen words that describe "ME"

11.Animal Activist
12.Prayer Warrior

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Israel Message from Gov. Huckabee


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The intensifying military situation along the Israeli border has kept my attention the past few days. I have made 10 trips to that area, the most recent in August.

Some do not understand the delicate nature of this situation. Here is the simple picture: Hamas is not a legitimate government, but a terrorist organization. Israel has the right not only to exist, but to expect some level of security. The borders are not miles away, but mere meters away. Those of us in the United States would never tolerate having Osama Bin Laden setting up shop 300 yards from our homes and allowing his thugs and terrorists fire rockets at our children’s schools or into the roofs of our homes. The Israeli’s shouldn’t be expected to tolerate that either.

Israel is doing what we would do---what they SHOULD do—to let Hamas and the rest of the world know that they will protect themselves and not allow a rogue government to attack them. Pray for the “peace of Jerusalem” and the rest of the world as we start this new year.

Be sure and watch my show on the Fox News Channel this week---we have the great story of a corporate CEO who turned down over $13 million in bonuses because he didn’t think he should get them in light of the economic crisis—he obviously didn’t work for AIG or a car company! And we’ll have a special tribute to Elvis—with several special guests including the legendary James Burton, the guitarist for Elvis’ TCB Band, who will play with the Little Rockers. You will also learn how to register and win a guitar signed by James Burton. Don’t miss it!

On Monday, January 5, I will be launching twice daily commentaries on the ABC Radio Network. We’ll have a link on our website for more information. If your local station doesn’t carry it, call and ask them to do so.

One final note---thanks to many of you have enjoyed my book, “Do the Right Thing,” and have bought copies for friends and family, we are in the top 10 of the New York Times Bestseller list for the 6th consecutive week!

Hope you have a great 2009! God bless you and your family.

With high hopes,
Mike Huckabee

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New pics of the puppies

I thought I'd share the latest pics of House and Wilson. It's hard to believe they will be 4 weeks old tomorrow!!! I had them out today trying to get them to walk a bit, but all they want to do is scoot backwards! Silly pups.

So, we're suppose to learn to walk......

House (black face) and Wilson

This is House

Mama watching her babies grow up

Meadow loves fact, so much that she ended up taking them out of their crate somehow and had them on the floor playing around.

Mia just watches them........she seems amazed by them, but she wants absolutely nothing to do with them. Jealous as always.

Other than trying to get my scrap supplies organized and setting up our office area, we haven't done much the past two days. I talked to my uncle today and had some good laughs. He always makes me feel better.......always has. Well, off to chill out.