Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas book to warm the soul

Guest post written by Kendra Blankenship

It's not like I have a whole lot of extra time during the holidays to set aside just for reading a book. It's probably the opposite. But, I really do love reading and I always try to make a special effort to read a fun and/or heartwarming Christmas novel during the holidays. I started doing it a few years ago. I used to judge those books because I thought that those were way too cheesy. Well they are cheesy, but I still love them.

I was online with my CLEAR WIMAX a few weeks ago trying to track down the perfect cheesy Christmas book. I had looked at my local library and there just weren't any there that I hadn't read and really appealed to me.

Well, I tracked down this really great holiday book and I've been enjoying it. I'm not entirely sure if I'll finish it before Christmas but I think that I'll wrap it up before New Year's. I've had to do that before and I'm not going to stop reading a book just because it isn't Christmas anymore.

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Do you hear that word a lot this time of year? I know I do. I'm also one that is saying it. There are so many things to get done in such a short time. It always seems to work out however, which is great! We're only days away from Christmas now and I think we'll be ready. The kids are excited to be celebrating Jesus Birthday!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Sweeties

We recently had our children's 1 yr and 3 yr pictures taken. They are the best. Kaelyn loved putting on her picture face (as she calls it) and Kaden loves to smile. It was wonderful!


Thanks for the post, Vernon Lowe

When you think of it, there really aren't that many fantastic, non-animated Christmas shows or specials. But one of the very best is "Miracle on 34th Street." Every year, around Christmas time, I watch this show on satellite television that I got after seeing these DirectTV comparisons.

What I like about it most is the scene when the little girl is sitting on Santa's lap and she asks him if he's really Santa Claus. It's a funny scene that makes the special so memorable. She doesn't believe that Santa really exists and nothing Santa can say makes her change her mind. I watch this with my two uncles, my two aunts, my first cousin, and my brothers and sisters. We sit next to the Christmas tree and turn on the TV, and we all eat popcorn and drink cokes. The special lasts about two hours. The real message of the story is that it's okay to believe in Santa even if you have some doubts. It conveys the fact that it's a "miracle" to be a true believer, but if you are, you can accomplish great things in your life.

It's really much better than most animated Christmas specials because of the intelligent message and story. There have been many versions of this special, but perhaps the best one was made back when actress Natalie Woods played the little, doubting girl. She was an excellent actress for her age.

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My Parents

The months of Nov and Dec my family celebrates many birthdays! My parents took a moment for a picture at one of the parties. We are thankful that they live close and can be a part of our celebrations!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Buying Gold Coins

I don't know about you, but with the economy in the state it is, I have been very tempted to purchase precious metals and invest. I am not sure if we will or not yet, but it's definitely something we've talked about. I have been searching through the United States Gold Bureau website and so far, am very impressed with all they have to offer. They make it easy for people to purchase precious metals and best of is a great time to buy! I don't know if we'll buy gold coins, or silver...either way though, I think we'll be looking into US Gold Bureau more.


The United States Gold Bureau makes it easy for you and me to purchase silver, gold and other precious metals and coins. The best part is, they make it super simple to arrange for immediately personal delivery or have it taken to a place of safe storage for you. how neat is that?!

The world demand for silver now exceeds annual production, so now is the time to buy. I am definitely interested in learning more about this and possibly making a purchase at some point. By the sounds of it, the United states Gold Bureau is a great place to do that too. If you want to learn more about how to buy gold bullion or silver, you can visit their site.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SEC Championship Game - Tigers vs. Gamecocks

Contribution by Terrance Kirby

When the Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks meet up in Atlanta on December 4 to decide the SEC Championship , one of Auburn's biggest fans will not be in the stands. That's because I just can't bring myself to travel for another college football game.

I love going to Auburn games and any time I'm back home in Alabama and can make it to a game, I go. Going back to seeing the campus is a special thing for me. But games like this that are played at a neutral site just aren't worth the trouble. I'm just better off watching the game on satellite tv in the comfort of my own living room.

At least when I go to a Tiger game in Auburn, I know I'm going to be sitting around other Auburn fans. When you go to a neutral site, there are no guarantees no matter what your ticket broker says.

A few years ago I went to the Colorado/Colorado State game in Denver with my brother in law. He's a huge Buffalo fan and was certain we were going to be sitting with other CU fans.

Turns out we were right in the middle of the CSU section. I thought for certain there was going to be a fight. I'm just too old for all that stuff.

I'll be watching the game at home and when Auburn wins I'll stand on my porch and yell like a maniac. I'm definitely not too old for that.

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Grammy came to visit us the other day. She had so much fun with my kids! They decided to sit down and watch Santa Paws together. What a cute movie. :) They always have a great time together!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bulletin board for my home office

Guest post written by Kathleen Cook

I work from home, so my home office is somewhere where I spend a whole lot of my time. Because of that though, i like to keep it looking nice and put a lot of thought into when I redecorated it just a few months ago. I didn't do it all at once though, I kind of did it gradually so I'd still be able to work there during the redecorating. But there was still one thing that I needed for it, a bulletin board.

I wanted some kind of bulletin board that looked a little typical and didn't look like it should be in an office. I mean, it is my home so it should still reflect my taste, even it doesn't look like it should be in an office. While I was looking for that perfect kind of DIY bulletin board, I came across some Wilmington clear wireless internet offers that I liked the look of and after I researched them a little bit more, I changed over my internet access to it.

The DIY bulletin board that I settled on making for my home office was a nailhead bulletin board and I just finished it up last weekend.

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Fall Fun!

This Fall we went to an Apple Orchard with my parents. We had such a great time! The weather was warm and the sun was shinning. There was a small issue of no see um insects. Besides that it was all fun!

Bringing Home Our Christmas Tree

Contribution by Stevie Kirby

It's that time of the year again. The corner of the family room is cleaned out. The decorations are out of the attic. Now all we need is the Christmas tree. The whole family is bundled up and ready to go.

The lot where we get our tree is about ten minutes away. The trees there are always fresh-cut so the needles won't fall off as soon. This year we decided to get a five-footer. Last year's six-footer was just too high to reach the top without knocking the whole tree over. We still haven't decided between a blue spruce and a Douglas fir. I don't really care which one we get as long as the branches are full and it isn't lopsided. A lot of our friends have artificial trees, but it just won't feel like Christmas to me without the fresh pine scent and sweeping up the needles. Come to think of it, I am voting for the spruce. The needles are shorter and easier for the vacuum to pick up.

We won't be gone long, but Christmas time brings burglaries along with the joy and excitement. The last thing we'll do before we leave is turn on our home security alarm from

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Sweet Angels!

My sweet little angels are growing up. Time goes by so quickly. They are such a blessing. We enjoy our days together!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Audrey Meadows

Thanks for the article from Robin Woodard

One of my all time favorite actresses is Audrey Meadows. She is best known for her role as Alice in the hit television series The Honeymooners. I absolutely love the character she plays in the show. For anyone not in the know, The Honeymooners is based on a young couple who live in an old, run down apartment. The entire series takes place in this apartment and basically showcases the hard times that the couple goes through. The plumbing leaks, the walls are falling apart, and the neighbors are loud. It's really a fantastic series and one that you rarely see today. The last time I watched the show was on my satellite television frin

The reason Audrey Meadows is such a big hit for me is because she was one of the first female liberators of her time. Keep in mind that the show was made in the 1950's, and back then women were just known for being loyal housewives. But in Alice's case, she tells her husband off in each episode when he tries to say something rude to Alice or do something without first telling her. Because of her strong willed character, you can't help but love Alice. I'm already planning on relaxing on my day off to watch some good old fashioned Honeymooners. I can't wait for the next marathon of it to come on television.

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My parents have a bichon. Her name is Zoe. If you were to ask my daughter if she has a dog, she will tell you yes and her name is Zoe. We take care of her when my parents are traveling. She's a very good dog.

Sucker Punch

Guest post by Jewel Cole

A new movie that is coming out in 2011 is the movie Sucker Punch. This particular film is set to be a huge hit and I just can not wait to go see it. I may go see it in the movie theaters or wait for it to come on my Direct TV HD DVR. The people who made the movie 300 are back and making another great movie that is sure to bring audiences from around the world. The movie seems to have a really good premise and it has a lot of girl power packed into a few hours of pure action bliss.

The movie is based on a girl that gets sent to a mental institution. The graphics are wonderful, and you can't help but feel like you're actually there as you watch one of the many movie trailers for the film. Apparently, the girl is very delusional and actually begins to imagine a world in her mind where she is a samurai warrior. The entire movie takes place in the girls mind as she stays in the hospital for the mentally insane. A group of girls that are also in the hospital buddy up with her and join her in her fight for freedom from the world in which she lives inside her mind. The film promises to be really great and hold some fantastic action scenes. I can not wait for its release in March!

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We had such a great time last night! My parents came up and my dad and Scott went shopping for a new vehicle. Well, they found one. It's a Mountaineer and is in fabulous shape. Not a scratch on it. I think we're going to love it. My parents have had theirs for a year now and they really like it! I'm so excited!