tonight she & decided this tonight was the night for
B A N G S!!!!!
Standing still.....check (no laughing)
she loves it. i love it. daddy loves it. natalie loves it. garrett still deciding. lala & papa love it. we all AGREE she looks older. she said after she'd brushed her hair hundreds of times....i like my china beauty mom. i told her "i do too"
First, we survived Being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank While they were Pregnant.
They took aspirin, Ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then, after that Trauma, we were Put to sleep On our tummies In baby cribs Covered With bright colored Lead-based paints.
We had no Childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, And, when we Rode our bikes, We had baseball Caps, Not helmets, on Our heads. As infants and Children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, No air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.. Riding in the Back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water From the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one Soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, White bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.WHY? Because we were Always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave Home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights Came on. No one was Able to reach us all day. --And, we were OKAY. We would spend Hours building Our go-carts out Of scraps And then ride Them down the hill,
Only to find Out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned To solve the problem..
We did not
Have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were No video games, No 150 channels on cable, No video movies Or DVDs, No surround-sound or CDs, No cell phones, No personal computers, No Internet and No chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS And we went Outside and found them!
We fell out Of trees, got cut, Broke bones and Teeth, And there were No lawsuits From those accidents.
We would get Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, And no one would call child services to report abuse. We ate worms, And mud pies Made from dirt, And The worms did Not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and -although we were Told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes Or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just Walked in and talked to them. Little League had Tryouts And not everyone Made the team. Those who didn't Had to learn To deal with Disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing Us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have Produced some of the bestrisk-takers, Problem solvers, and Inventors ever. The past 50 To 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.. We had freedom, Failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. If YOU are One of those born Between 1930-1969, CONGRATULATIONS! You might want To share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month by Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
my mom emailed this to me yesterday. while reading it i laughed, could relate to each the statements, memories began to stir up in my heart & head.....playing outside until the street lights came on, running home or riding my bike home, dirty, sweaty, exhausted from playing hard all day with my friends. even though i may of hungry, dirty and even tired i always wanted to stay outside longer. i had more to do. i had to finish that fort we were building, my friends had one more game of tag or hid n seek to play. do you have these memories too? i also felt sad for kid of today....who have parents that won' t allow them to be kids, instead they have to be involved in 10 activities, playing outside isn't something they even know how to do ;(....in my opinion the fun adventures, freedom & life lessons i learned when i was a kid made me who i am today.
i had great parents. they were young & hard working. they gave my brother & i a great gift due to their parenting. neither of us expect others to do for us. if we want something we were taught do it for yourself....work hard and do your best....sometimes your best won't be good enough. today, my brother & i parent very similar to how we were parented. i, for one, am proud of my parenting. my two oldest are both hard workers, dependable, respectful young adults.
yes, i'm an "old fashion" parent. i don't believe every kid should make a team.... tears may fall but life can be unfair & hard...to not make a team could be the best thing that ever happened to a kid. we don't always get what we want...that i tell my children often.
What does the biggest human migration on earth look like on a map?
Although Lunar New Year in China doesn't officially start until February 19, the epic homecoming party began earlier this month.
Chunyun, or spring migration, is the world's largest annual human migration.
It's triggered in part by millions of Chinese workers heading to their hometowns for the holidays.
The migration lasts for 40 days -- from February 4 to March 15 this year.
Baidu, often referred to as China's version of Google, has released an tracking chunyun movements around the country.
Lunar New Year 2015
On February 17, Beijing Capital International Airport was the most frequently used airport in the migration, followed by Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport and Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen -- major cities with significant populations of migrant workers -- have been seeing the biggest departures in the country.
Since February 11, Chongqing has welcomed the most returnees home.
The most traveled route is from Shanghai to Lu'an in Anhui Province (a 550-kilometer journey).
Some 2.8 billion trips using public transport networks are expected to be made this year.
If private vehicles are included, 3.7 billion trips in total will be made during the 40 days, an increase of 100 million trips over last year.
These trip figures equal the combined population of the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania, according to a report on Chinese website
Gung Hay Fat Choy
This was our 4th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Amy Hart and I started this tradition 4 years ago. Our first year we had 20 people attend. This year we had over 200 people attend.
Amy & I handed the reins over to our friend Ryan, he's an adopted dad. Ryan did a great job this year.
Girls English names written in Chinese Pinyun
Marion, Pearl & Anglea
200 plus adopted families with their children.
These are all the children who've been adopted. Makes me one happy lady.
Pearl & Emma Lael both had fun. Pearl won two door prizes a jade necklace & bracelet. In Pearl fashion she gave the bracelet to a little girl who was admiring it. Pearl has a giving heart.