Home in the Hills Happy New Year! I took this a few days ago, knowing that I’d have to take down the Christmas lights soon. No snow came like I was hoping for, but I think pulling away from the house and up the hill a ways helped loose distractions that snow would normally have […]
Archive | December, 2011
Christmas Celebrations! Part II
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were just as enjoyable as the days leading up to them. When it’s together as a family, any activity is fun! Here are some more pictures from the Staddon Family Christmas Celebrations! Decorating the House: Decorating Cookies: Christmas Eve Gift Exchange: Christmas Day! Hope you are looking forward as much […]
The Lord has blessed us with many great times together as a family this month in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Caroling: Concerts: Christmas Lights: Float in the Salem parade: Christmas in the Mountains at Fort New Salem: Jonathan’s birthday: Decorating Christmas cookies: Christmas day! May the joy of the Christmas season continue […]
Runner from Ravenshead
Tonight our family enjoyed one of the most meaningful, funny, and enjoyable family films we’ve seen in a long time! This incredible feature film only has five actors, all under the age of 10. It combined great dialog, humor, suspense, a powerful allegory, and some really cute kids. Enjoy watching the trailer! “Even though it […]
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – In The Hills
I read this heart-warming anonymous poem for the first time last year as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Out on the Ranch” and really enjoyed it. I changed a few words to suit my fancy and put it in an Appalachian setting. Enjoy! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and down in the holler, The […]
Presidential Christmas Addresses
Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in his Christmas address to the nation Dec. 24, 1944 (the first Christmas after D-Day): "Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way because of its deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are fundamental in our lives; and because we want […]
A Little Outing
We made a stop at Hocking Hills State Park again on our way back home for Thanksgiving! It was Kendalyn’s first time, so we had fun showing her all the cool places we had discovered from previous visits.
IRS wants to break the law?
States can easily stop Obamacare dead in its tracks with the law itself on their side, not to mention the Constitution. Sweet! Listen to this short word by expert Michael Cannon, the Director of Health Policy Studies at the CATO Institute. http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/how-states-can-shut-down-obamacare Here is a thorough article on the unconstitutionality of Obamacare, the constitutionality of […]
Where they stand
This link is an excellent resource for finding out where the candidates stand on all the issues. http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm The only thing wrong with the site is that it places some statements under “civil rights” which actually belong under “principles and values” or “crime” or at least a separate “marriage” section.
December 5 Deadline
Want to make sure your 2012 Customized Calendars get to you before Christmas? Order by December 5, 2011 to ensure that calendars with the flap that includes your business or ministry information will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. Thankfully, no 2012 Original Calendar orders are affected by this deadline. So, to place your […]