Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Did you know it was President Lincoln that declared Thanksgiving a holiday?
Have you ever read his actual proclamation making it a holiday?
It's pretty wonderful.... as most of his proclamations were! And I think it's probably a good idea to read it every year to remind us why we celebrate the holiday! So here are just a few exerts for you to read until you can read the whole thing!!

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the hear which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed and harmony has prevailed.......... I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union."

Dont you think so much of it applies to today? We may not be fighting a civil war, but our country is most definitely divided!! There are still widows, orphans, mourners and sufferers.
One thing we dont do so well at.....
Remembering where our providence and blessings come from. So this Thanksgiving, and every day, I hope we set aside time to give thanks to Him who deserves it most!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Almost A Red Head

I've been sporting a new hair do the last few week. I went in to the salon confused about what to do.
No bang?
Leave it long?

One thing I did know is I wanted it lighter....
Not so black.

So the girl "enlightened" my hair.... A fancy way of saying she bleached it! She gave me a little pep talk before rinsing it out.... saying it would probably be some crazy shade of orange or yellow. I was expecting fluorescent hunter orange!

But we were both surprised!
No funky colors here!

That's when the tricky part set it.
I had to make a decision {which I am SO bad at doing}.
The color was actually kind of fun!
I was kind of it shock because I actually liked it!
But it was redish orange!

I've always had this thing about orange hair.
First, let me say I LOVE red hair..... on other people!! Isla Fisher and Amy Adams.... Love their hair!
But.... I have absolutely hated it on myself!! Go HERE to read all about my orange hair problem! 

So when I looked in the mirror and saw my hair was kind of a cool shade of red/orange/auburn
I was confused about what to do. I thought I liked it..... the girl told me she like it..... but I just
didnt know.
Long story short...
I left it as it was. I figured I could always go back over it if I hated it.

So I've been an almost red head for awhile now.
And I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about it.
Sometimes I like it..... other times I hate it!!
Time will tell I guess!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Catching Up

Where or how do you even start when you are so far behind in blogging?
I don't know how it got this bad.....
Life got busy....
I moved....
I didn't have internet accesses for months....
My memory on my computer is shot so all
my pictures are on flash drives....

Probably not very good excuses.
And now I have the overwhelming tasking
of catching back up!

I have to admit...
That is one reason I havent blogged it awhile.
The date of my last post kept getting
further and further away and the thought of
trying to go back and write down everything
that happened seemed daunting.

I am not very good about keeping a hand written journal.
Bad news, I know....
So I MUST catch up my blog!!

So here I go...
Wish me luck as I try to tell you everything that's happened since the spring!
Until then.....
Here is a glimpse at my life through my iPhone!