Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.[1]
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. (source: wikipedia)

Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today
In your land and my land And half a world away!
Rose-red and blood-red The stripes for ever gleam;
Snow-white and souldwhite– The good forefathers’ dream;
Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright–
The gloried guidon of the day; a shelter through the night.
- Wilbur D. Nesbit, “A Song for Flag Day.”

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Going Green

A little green monster came to visit me today.
He left a nice green trail up the entire 16 stairs to come find me.
And then I saw the little green monster...


I guess one of the down falls of being crafty is having crafty things around the house. Well Zander found a new ink cube that I hadn't put away yet. I'm not even sure how he got it. And well the pictures tell the story. I seized the moment and stamped his hands before giving him (and the stairs) a bath. This is one of those moments that you laugh so as to keep from crying...and a story to tell the grandkids.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Oh Baby Baby

Jed came home from the Doctor yesterday with a proud picture of his kidney stones. The large stone is the little bugger that ruined our Anniversary and sent us celebrating in the E.R. Nothing says I love you like a hospital bill and cleaning up vomit! After all the testing, the stones are made of Calcium Oxalate which is VERY common and not really treatable. The Dr. sent a list of food to avoid, but in the end his advice was to "drink a whole lot more--be it water, soda, juice, coffee, beer..." Hmm. :) I guess we should add this picture to our family portrait after all the intense labor Jed went through to get it out--that or have the stones mounted in a platinum setting.