Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

Labor Day Quiz

labor day quiz

Labor Day the day that America celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers by taking the day off.  For many of us it represents the end of summer, and way back in the good ol’ days the start of school, but just how much do you know about Labor Day.  Find out by taking …

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Aug 30

Flora Photography Number 9 – Pink Rose

pink rose

This pink rose photograph was taken at a wonderful park and garden that we visited recently.  It has been such a hot dry summer that very few of the roses were actually blooming at this point.  So this bright pink perfect beauty really stood out.  It was like a diamond in the rough.  Karen actually …

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Aug 29

Top Ten Things to see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Grotto Falls Crossing Creek Watermark

Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the United States.  Two springs ago Karen and I decided to make the trek there from the plains and really enjoyed our time.  We wish we would have been able to see it at the height of its beauty which is the summer and …

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Aug 28

M’s week 12

12 week photo

12 week photo Twelve whole weeks!  That feels like a big milestone.  She is such a little sweetheart.  Sometimes I get a little exasperated when something bothers her and I’m trying, with no luck, to figure out exactly what that is.  She cries so rarely that when she does it feels like a big deal. …

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Aug 27

Monday Musing- Unleash the Markets

Free Markets

I just got an interesting book from the library the other day and I am about halfway through it and it has really got me thinking about just what would happen if America would let the free market decide. The book that got me thinking about it is John Stossel’s No They Can’t: Why Government …

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Aug 26

Sunday Scripture – Psalm 118:1

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Karen and I have been looking for ways to stay organized on this blog.  We already have our Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays down in what are going to write about while the other days are just kind of toss ups about things …

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Aug 25

Will Rogers Garden – Oklahoma City

Pink Rose

No matter where we are at Karen and I are always on the lookout for places to see that are free to the public.  In this day and age and with a lot of uncertainty with the economy Karen and I are trying to save every penny that we can for those rainy days that …

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Aug 24

Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesday’s with Morrie “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, …

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Aug 23

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Empathy


I was surprised to read a statistic recently: most studies indicate that 70 to 90 percent of couples report being less satisfied with their marriages after a baby is born.  In our pre-baby, pregnancy glow it was easy to day dream about this perfect little newborn joining our perfect little family.  She’d coo and smile and …

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Aug 22

Top Ten Things to see in Arches National Park

Sunset at Arches versions 2

Arches National Park is just so chalk full of western icons that it should be on everybody’s to do list.  I have been to the park four times and there would have been a fifth time if a blizzard last March would not have blown through the area rerouting me to Tucson and Phoenix.  Every time …

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