Thursday, August 30, 2007

May There Be Joy!

I was planning on writing a post about joy in the midst of difficulties. My Mom and I were discussing the importance of this the other night, and I thought that this was a very good point. Often when we are struggling with some problem...whether it be financial, physical or emotional, it is easy to dwell on our sorrow or pain, etc. But, as we were talking we both agreed that it is good(and possible) to find joy in the moment. When we are chastised by God, we ought to find joy in His caring enough to do so and praise/thank Him for His teaching. When we are struggling through financial problems or pain...we should find things to praise God for and be joyful in those, not dwelling on the other. Easier said than done, I know! But as I thought on this...I began to consider what gives me joy.

Let me share some things that I praise and thank God for....

A loving husband...

Children that are energetic and healthy...

Baby ears...

and baby feet...


and smiles...

Joy abounds...if only I look for it. Really, it is right before me, everyday, even on the bad days!

"...for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." James 1:2-3

"And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation." Psalm 35:9



Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No Tears!

Not too much has been going on about my home lately. Just the usual...laundry, dishes, errands and lessons. Same ol', same ol'!
Last Monday we started up our homeschool year. It went off without a hitch and has continued on pretty well. About the only difficulty is the time just before Liam is sleeping and he tends to get a bit about that time, we take a break:-)

This morning Liam woke up with a cold, and has been pretty much needing mamma. That has made doing household tidying a bit tricky. However, I took it as an opportunity to snuggle the wee little bairn. He'll only be so small for a time!

Speaking of the little boy:-)...Last week he took his first bath without tears! I couldn't believe it. I think the fact that he could sit up and look around more really made the difference.

Not only that, but he was smiling...

It is always so encouraging to have your wee ones get used to something so routine. I really hated it when he'd cry, because it needed to be done, but he hated it so. I sure wish shots would turn into a good time!

Well, tomorrow I am hoping that Liam will be feeling better. The poor dear is so fussy tonight. I suppose I ought to go and settle into the rocker...let us see if I can soothe him.



Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday Rest

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 15:58

I pray that all of you, dear readers, have a blessed Lord's Day. And a special congratulations to Jewels and her dear family in the blessed addition that arrived last night!



Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tea With Jane Austen

Well, although Mrs. Wilt has been delayed in having tea with Miss Austen, I thought I'd go ahead and post about it myself:-)

This little bit of fun is going along with Mrs. Wilt's "A Fortnight of Jane Austen". If you go here, you'll know what the basic plan was for this little "tea".

My daughter Fiona thought I was a bit silly for doing this I think:-) She asked me how I was going to have tea with Jane Austen...was she still alive? That gave me a good chuckle. I explained to her that no, Miss Austen was not still living, but that she wrote many lovely books and I was going to be playing make-believe. I haven't played "tea" for so was kind of fun. So let me share in pictures...

First, here is what I was enjoying for tea...

I didn't exactly make my little refreshments to go with the tea, but they were good. In my cup was a Roobios tea with honey and my reading choice was Persuasion(mainly because I thought it was the prettiest book).

Here I am enjoying tea with Jane...

I have to say that these pictures came out fairly well, considering both Fiona and Brenna did the photography. The top photo was Fiona's work, the bottom was Brenna's. I do think they were certain I was a bit silly:-) I don't know who else will do or did the tea, but I can't wait to see others!



Friday, August 24, 2007

A Berry Yummy Recipe!

I've been wanting to make something for dessert using berries that I bought a month or so ago. I knew I wouldn't use them right away so I froze them. They were luscious, big blueberries and some lovely, tart blackberries....yum!

So, in my searching around and asking for a good recipe....I was pointed to this particular recipe, Blackberry Skillet Cobbler. I was so excited to find a use for these tasties! Yes, it does just call for I substituted 2 cups with blueberries:-)

Last night I baked this up...

May I just say that it was so delicious. My hubby and kids(well, one kid)really enjoyed it. And, as suggested, we had vanilla ice cream along with it, drizzled with juice from the cobbler. Here is the serving I dished up for my sweet hubby...

I really enjoyed this recipe! This was a wonderful way to use up the summer's berry bounty. Do try'll be very pleased:-)



Thursday, August 23, 2007

Praying For Your Children

I was just over visiting Amy's blog and she had a great post about praying for our children. If you have the time, pop on over and see what she has to say, here.

Praying for my children is something I am trying to do daily. Like Amy says, it is better to go first to the Lord for help. I know that when we are struggling with attitudes of different sorts at home, I always feel better for having brought the issue to God. Of course, I also will talk to a friend or my Mom sometimes...but, my first stop is on my knees to the Lord.

Just after Liam was born, we found ourselves struggling with Brenna and attitude and temper problems. I spent a lot of time talking to the Lord about it(not to mention my hubby, Mom and a good friend) and recently, I've been able to see a change. She still has attitude sometimes and has a heck of a temper...but the outbursts are fewer now.

So, when you are struggling with a trying child or even just uncertain of how to deal with a sadness, etc., remember to first get on your knees and bring all your woes, worries, tears, etc... to Him that has all wisdom. Surely, He is a faithful Lord and friend!



Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mommy's Little Helpers

You know, sometimes it feels like you have to bribe your children to help out around the house. Asking them to clean up their room or pick up their craft stuff, bring in their dishes or throw their laundry in the hamper can be down right torturous! My children are surely no exception:-)

But, Saturday I was pleasantly surprised when Miss Brenna wandered into the kitchen as I was washing the dishes, and asked(almost pleaded) to help! What.....!? At first I thought, it will go faster if I do it, but she so wanted to help and I sure would like to teach I said..sure!

Up she hopped and began scrubbing away....

She was having such a good time....

That Miss Fiona had to join in on the fun....

And now, look at the product of all their effort....

I'm really such a blessed Mommy! Now if I can just keep them wanting to do it:-)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thank You!

A sweet dear friend, Sea Cottage, has blessed me with this lovely honor! I am so very humbled and appreciative. How do you say thank you for something you didn't ask for or expect? I'm not really sure...but...Thank you!

As I understand it(according to what I read at dear Sea Cottage's blog), now that I've been given this honor, I am to pass it on to a couple of others that I feel deserve such an award. I have two that I can think of, that come to mind right away, so....

First, I'd like to bestow this award to Jewels over at Eyes of Wonder. She is just the most amazing person. She lovingly encourages and gives of herself unselfishly. She is the clear example of what nice and kind are. So, dear Jewels, I'm passing this on to you!

Second, I'd like to honor Pat at In His Hands. She is a most dear friend, always faithful in her encouragement and prayers. Surely, kindness surrounds her. Dear Pat, I hope you know just how special you are...enjoy!

Well, really these are the two dear ladies that stand out to me. I know several dear ladies, and all of you are special to me in some way or another. Each of you are dear and kind. Thanks for visiting and being a part of my little corner here. Thanks again for the honor Sea Cottage:-)



Sunday Rest

"Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion."
Psalm 134:1-3

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Kindness At Home

"When you give, give with joy, smiling."


Kind Words At Home*

"Speak kindly in the morning; it lightens the cares of the day, and makes the household and all other affairs move along more smoothly.

Speak kindly at night, for it may be that before dawn some loved one may finish his or her space of life, and it will be too late to ask forgiveness.

Speak kindly at all times; it encourages the downcast, cheers the sorrowing, and very likely awakens the erring to earnest resolves to do better, with strength to keep them.

Kind words are balm to the soul. They oil up the entire machinery of life, and keep it in good running order."

From~Smiles In The Home*

"Encourage the bright spirit in your child; let its soul sing with all its strength while it may. The keen zest for enjoyment must be encouraged and directed. It is a blessed privilege for the mother to minister in every way she can to the delight and amusement of her dear ones. And one of the most beneficial industries of motherhood is to provide all manner of sport and recreation for her children at home, and to see to it that they feast their senses on garden and field and park and forest as often as possible.

But, most of all, set God before the mind of youth, then you will know how to make the spirit of your children joyous by teaching them that the life of heaven is joy without end. The beautiful things with which their Maker has surrounded them in, are only faint images of the beauties with which the infinite magnificence has decked out his and our eternal home.

But, O woman-whether you live in a palace or in a hovel-if your chief care be to have God ever live in your heart, His light within you will shed such unearthly beauty on all things. You will make your loved ones see a fairy palace in this world, in spite of your own poverty and your life of hard labor. So, keep that light ever full in your family's soul."

I am so convicted and touched by these words I wrote above tonight! I wish so to have God's light shine through me to bless my home and my family, to give my children attention and amusement, joy and rest. I know that there are times where God's light does not come through, but my own strugglings. I hope that by sharing these words with all of you dear friends, I will be able to encourage someone to let God's light shine through you and to remember to be kind each day! May I remember this too!



*These are being shared from Daughters of Destiny, compiled and edited by Noelle Wheeler Goforth

A Visit From Gpa and Gma...

This week I was bustling about trying to get my home tidy for a visit from ...Gpa and Gma! What...who is that, you say? That is the short way my Grandpa signs his name to emails...makes me chuckle, really :-p

I don't really get to see my Grandparents much, so I was rather surprised when I received an email last Sunday, saying they wanted to come by for lunch on Thursday. Of course I wanted to see them...but, ack!!!! I needed to clean house pronto! Ever since having Liam, let's just say that my home has been less than tidy...perhaps a big mess would best describe it:-) So, this week I frantically cleaned and prepared for their arrival and on Thursday all was ready!

We had a lovely visit and my Grandparents seemed to really enjoy seeing their great grandchildren. I hope we will have many more visits, they have been too few and far between!

Here are a couple of pictures of Liam meeting his great grandparents for the very first time...

Lately, Liam has been a bit anxious when in other folks' arms, but he felt right at home with my grandparents. I was so glad that they had a good visit!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Stepping Into Narnia?

Perhaps you wonder why I am asking such a silly question? Well, let me give you a bit of history before I tell you :-)

When Disney's version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe came out a couple of years ago, I was struck by how much my Brenna resembled Lucy. At the time, Brenna was maybe 2 1/2 or 3 years old and even then she looked like her.

Fast forward to now...a darling 4 year old with long hair. Everytime we watch the movie, I still feel that Brenna looks like her. Now, we get to Saturday....and I am finding Brenna with her over grown bangs falling into her face. I've asked her many times over the last few months if she'd like me to cut them, but she refuses! So on Saturday I asked her if she would like mommy to cut her hair to look like....Lucy. She looked at me with a happy little smile and said, yes!

Now, don't get me wrong...I love her long hair, but the bangs were out of control and so I thought if I cut the hair just a little longer than the bangs, it would grow out all one length. We could start fresh. Thankfully, the idea of looking like Lucy was good incentive for her.

So, yesterday, I sat her down with her long tresses...

And began to cut her hair(mind you, this was my first time ever cutting one of my kids hair)...

Now, you all tell me....doesn't she look a little like Lucy?

These two, above are Brenna.

This is Lucy in Narnia.
Either way, I think she looks so adorable with her hair cut short and I am certain she is quite pleased. But don't tell her she looks like Lucy....right now, she's a penguin!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Yesterday, we had the pleasure of attending a quiet family party. A "birthday" party no less! It was a party for four of my hubby's family members...each with birthdays that have recently happened or will. Dan's grandfather, father, brother(visiting from Nevada) and sister were the lucky birthday stars! Our dear, old family friend threw the party in her lovely backyard, and it was a really nice time.
Dan and I have been very blessed to have his Grandfather in the lives of our children. Not every grandfather gets to see and participate in the lives of their grandchild's children's lives. He has been able to hold each one of my dear children and it will forever be special to me:-)

While at the party, I decided I wanted to get a four generation picture of Liam, Dan, his Father and Grandfather. Thankfully, they were game. It took a couple of tries, but this is the one I most like...

Aren't they a handsome bunch? I think it came it out pretty nicely and it will be something I hope that both Dan and Liam will cherish as time goes on.

We also had the pleasure of visiting with Dan's younger brother, Joe, who happened to be down visiting from Nevada. We really only get to see him once or twice a year(and usually his wife and daughter are with him). So this was a special treat! He was able to meet his nephew for the first time and got to hold him for a bit. Liam seemed to really like him...and I took the opportunity to get a shot with them together...

If you're wondering, yes the girls were there...however, the pictures are rather amusing to me. Fiona came out quite lovely, with a sweet non-mischievous smile(hiding the fact that she probably was planning something sneaky to do), but Brenna was so excited that her smiles were...well, let me just show you :-)

Well, they still are pretty cute! I love my sweet family and I hope that I will have many more opportunities to get pictures of all my dears with their great grandfather.
Goodnight my dear friends! Hope you are having a wonderful night...

Meeting Jane...

Dear Mrs. Wilt over at The Sparrow's Nest has decided to host A Fortnight of Jane Austen. I am soooo very excited by this! I just love her books and have read almost all of them. Of course, in trying to prepare for my little post here, I realised that I have never read Mansfield did I miss that one? But I digress....will you join Mrs. Wilt in celebrating and getting to know Miss Austen a little better over the next fortnight? Do check out her post here.

Anyway, Mrs. Wilt has asked us today..."When did you first "meet" Jane?" Well the funny thing is that I don't exactly remember what prompted me to read the first book...perhaps someone suggested it to me, but I think it may have been because I saw Sense and Sensibility...and thought it looked like something I would really enjoy. However, it was not that book that I read first, but Pride and Prejudice. I was taken with it so swiftly and found her writing so delightful! Her wit and humor are wonderful and certainly I have not just read it once:-) From that point on, I've been a fan....perhaps even a Janite as Mrs. Wilt so calls it. I've only recently read Persuasion and found that to be such an enjoyable read and now I must go out and read Mansfield Park...I can't believe I haven' t yet!

And of course, as probably most Janites would attest to, if you've read the books, you've probably watched the different movies too. Yes, I've done that and will watch them as often as my time allows. At this point, I've only seen the A&E Pride and Prejudice, the new Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly, Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow and Sense and Sensibility. I hear that PBS is going to be showing many of them (perhaps newer ones)this coming year...I am just waiting....aaaah, the suspense!

Well, that is my little bit of contribution to the Fortnight of Jane Austen. I do hope you will join in. I can't say that I will post everyday, but I will try to most days if time allows.



Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sunday Rest

"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies."

Psalm 18:1-3

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thoughts on Motherhood

"There is nothing more beautiful in the world than a mother who places her heart in the Lord."

Bonnie Jensen

"Mother did not think of herself as deeply spiritual. She would have protested if anyone had said she was. But she was certainly hungry for God, deeply conscious of her own...need of Him. Called to be a mother, entrusted with the holy task of cooperating with God in shaping the destinies of six people, she knew it was too heavy a burden to carry alone. She did not try. She went to Him whose name is Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father. She asked His help-daily."

Elisabeth Elliot~The Shaping Of A Christian Family

Excerpted from Quiet Moments for Mothers by Joyce and H. Norman Wright

I was always so blessed by my Mom's love of the Lord and her desire for me to have the same. This was more important to her than a degree or financial success. Yes, she would have liked that for us too, but it was not her primary goal. Each morning and evening she prayed with us, sending me off to school with the reassurance that the Lord had heard her prayers and that they would continue throughout the day. I knew(and still know) that she loved me dearly, not because of all the things she gave me...but because of her constant focus on God and teaching me to do the same.

Today, my husband and I are trying to raise up our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. We desire to fill them with His love, His that they will then raise their own children in this way. I know that my desire to do so, first began with my Mom's example. I know that we don't agree on all points in our faith, but the things that truly matter are there and because she walked this path before me, I can now do so with my own children. If she had not turned to the Lord for strength and guidance, I may not be where I am now. The Lord has worked mightily in my life(and still is)...had she not been praying for me, perhaps I would not have seen this so early in my life. It is the Lord that changes hearts, but I am so thankful He used my Mom to open my eyes to what is important...loving Him, my Lord and Saviour!

I highly encourage mothers to turn to the Lord when troubled, or just wanting some encouragement. I myself need to do this more. I often pray, but I have a difficult time making time for quiet reading of the Word and spending this time with God. Let your children hear your prayers for them sometimes, make time for God and His will I. This is kind of my way of establishing a routine of doing it myself, keeping myself faithful to what I know is right. If you aren't already doing so, wont you join me?



How Beautiful...

This post is beautiful! If you have time, go see something lovely. Thanks Lauren Christine for the link:-)


Thursday, August 9, 2007

A Give Away!

Hurry! Crystal is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Vision Forum! Don't miss it. Register while there is still time:-)


Wednesday, August 8, 2007


There is a first time for everything...for each one of us. What I may think is mundane now, was once a first time for me. There was a time that my Mom had to show me how to wash dishes or wash laundry...but now, it is second nature.

Today I had my little helper Brenna trying to give me a hand at folding laundry. Of course, in my busyness, my first inclination was to say, "oh, not now...mommy is busy." But, that would be silly...who wants to always be rushing and never savor the special times with a dear child? So, I slowed down and let her help me. I showed her how to fold a shirt and pants, and underthings too. She was best with the underthings....but there is plenty of time:-)

I also remember learning to sew...what a joy that was! Now, although I'm not an expert, I can do most things without much thought(usually). So when my children want me to show them...I have to make time to do so. With a little baby, sometimes it is challenging, but I don't want to put these things off. They will only ask for so long...then they will have no desire and I will have missed a chance to bond and give them a great skill for later.

Well, Miss Brenna has been asking to learn for sometime now. I don't think she is quite ready for a big sewing project, but I'd like to let her learn and practice handling thread, needle and fabric. This afternoon found Fiona was away with a friend and Liam was napping soundly, so we decided it would be a splendid time to sew:-) After lunch, Miss Brenna ran over to my little sewing corner and brought the box of sewing things that are just for her. And we sat down for about an hour and sewed. Now, mind you, this project was with felt and yarn and a little plastic needle, but she did so well! I was so proud and so was she...that is worth more than money could buy. I'm glad that I didn't just brush her off and tell her I was too busy or another day would be better! Because, now she has something to show and be proud of and she got to spend very special time with just me...I will cherish this always. Let me share(as a proud momma) some pictures of Brenna and her FIRST sewing project....

And while we are talking about firsts, I thought I'd share a picture of Liam having his first swing ride:-) It must not have been too exciting because within a matter of minutes, he was fast asleep...

I'm so glad that I get the opportunity to enjoy my childrens' different first moments. I pray I'm never too busy to help them happen. And maybe, I'll even get the chance to have some firsts along with them!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Weekend Happenings

This weekend has been a pretty easy going one. We didn't do our usual trip to have lunch with my MIL. I always enjoy visiting her, but she needed to cancel as she is preparing for an exchange student that is coming soon.

We didn't really have any plans on Saturday either, except spending some time at the park.

This is something we try to do every Saturday with the kids. They love it and we enjoy watching them have such a great time. Some Saturdays we plan more extensive family a month or two ago we went to Monteray Bay Aquarium or Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. But, most Saturdays it is just to our local park.

This Saturday was no different! We brought the kids over and they swiftly found things to do and Liam happily watched people running around. We met with an old Academy buddy of Dan's and that was a nice time. I eventually took Liam to a was so fun watching him. He didn't really show much excitement, he just kind of sat there...staring off. I think it had the same effect as his swing at home does....puts him to sleep:-) But, he didn't cry!

These are pics from a previous Saturday, but I thought I'd share them any way. Here is Fiona climbing the wall. She is generally more of a runner, but she decided to try her hand at this on this day.

Here is Brenna on the spinning thing...I know it has a name, but I don't know what it is :-p She was having so much fun and being really daring(for her).
And here is Liam...simply enjoying the view from his stroller. I got a picture of him sleeping in the swing from another day at the park...I'll post it another day:-)

Sunday was quiet and full of worship and rest. We attended church in the morning and let the kids play for awhile at the church playground afterwards. Then, since we weren't going to be able to make it to my MIL's house, we came home for lunch and just took it easy. Brenna played chess with Dan. A little later in the afternoon, Liam and I went off for a feeding and both of us took a nap.

Then, off we went to evening service and home again for dinner. At some point either Saturday or Sunday(I can't remember now), I went through my homeschool stuff and began planning a little more seriously for our upcoming year. We will begin in about two I need to get organized. I'm looking forward to starting up again...but now I will be teaching Fiona and Brenna(only a little bit for her) with a sweet babe to help. It will be an interesting first few weeks I'm sure.

Well, it is late and I need to get some sleep before Liam wakes to nurse. I've been pretty tired lately and I have been having trouble getting up early enough to spend my time with the Lord. So, enough of this blog bed I go!



Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Favorite...

"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sheep.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."

Psalm 127

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thoughts on Parenthood

I thought I'd share someone elses thoughts on parenthood. Surely you will agree that these words ring true....

"We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. When we first bend over the cradle of our own child, God throws back the temple door, and reveals to us the sacredness and mystery of a father's and a mother's love to ourselves."

Henry Ward Beecher

I really think this is so very true. As a child, I dreamed of one day being a mother. Of course I really had know idea the depth of love I would have for one child, let alone three. But the minute I looked upon my baby's precious face, love just flowed through me. And now that I have three sweet ones, I find that I have even more overflowing from my heart. I praise God that He blessed me with the opportunity to let the floodgates of mother love break free.



Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ever Faithful

There have been times recently that my faith has weakend. Times when I've wondered where God was and whether He was aware of my struggles. Surely, He must not see what we are struggling with, that we can't possibly go on this way!

Of course, when I regain my senses I always realize it is I that have been faithless. I am the one that is weak and running scared. If I would only stop trying to do it myself and lift up my worries to the Lord and leave them there...really leave them there. Perhaps then I would have seen Him there, standing always beside me. Never really letting me fall.

God is ever faithful! He has never yet let me down nor left my side. I've seen this at other times, yet when things get rough...again, I always get scared. I doubt Him and how ridiculous that is! Surely I ought to have learned my lesson by now!

"Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."

Psalm 36:5

Let me share examples of His faithfulness...

A couple of weeks ago we were blessed with an unexpected "forgotten" birthday present. At the time we were feeling the discomfort of financial issues...and this was an amazing gift of needed funds. The Lord knew we needed this and graciously provided!

This weekend(as I mentioned earlier in the week)we were gifted a washer and dryer. Oh, heaven! This saves me time, money and sanity...again His provision.

And finally, my husband has been trying to get a better paying job. He has been working hard to provide for us, but we knew something had to change. Well, yesterday he got the call that he got the job he was looking into. He'll be starting Monday with training. We are so happy and so very excited.

Once again, the Lord has proven His faithfulness even when my faith has been rocky. I encourage those of you in the midst of trials and uncertainties to hold fast to the Lord. He will keep you and provide. He is ever faithful!

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed."

Psalm 37: 23-26



Birthday Meme

Thanks to Serena for tagging me for this little bit of fun:-)

Here's how it works:
Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday(month and day). Then choose 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday and tag 5 friends. There are 5 blog slots(this has been changed by previous participant) in the meme list. If you are tagged, you remove the name in the first slot and bump everyone up so that your blog name can be added to the bottom. Participation is optional.

The List:

The PandaBeanery
The Hermit of the Southern March
A View From the Mountain

I tag:
(Okay, couldn't decide on a 5th)And don't feel like you have to is optional:-)

Here are mine for November 6th:

355~Roman Emperor Constantius II raises his cousin Julian to rank of Caesar, entrusting him of the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.

1935~First flight of the Hawker Hurricane(A British single-seat fighter aircraft).

1944~Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, subsequently used in the Fat Man Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

1479~Joanna I of Castile, queen of Spain(d.1555)

1947~Dr. E. Lee Spence, Pioneer American underwater archaeologist

Finland~The Finnish Swedish Heritage Day and an official flag day.

Wasn't this fun? I hope you join in:-)