Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tom Turkey you just got Pardoned, what are you going to do now? " I'm going to Disneyland!! "

Turkey Mercy

Most Americans have heard of the Presidential Turkey Pardon, but what’s the real story? How did it get started? And which president was the first to let his turkey off the hook (or out of the oven, as it may be)? Here are some facts to set the record straight:

  • In 1947, the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board started the tradition of donating a turkey to the White House every year. However, they originally gave the birds for Christmas, not Thanksgiving.
  • President Harry Truman was the first president to receive a turkey, and it became his dinner.
  • President George H.W. Bush was the first president to show a little mercy in 1989: “But let me assure you—and this fine tom turkey—that he will not end up on anyone’s dinner table, not this guy. He’s been granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”
  • President Bill Clinton believed that each of the eight turkeys he met during his terms had distinct personalities.
  • The pardoned turkeys resided in Frying Pan Park in Virginia until 2005.
  • In 2005, President George W. Bush started sending his turkeys to live out their days in Disneyland, where the birds were, in their own years, named Grand Marshall of the Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

The Lucky Tom Turkey gets to go to DISNEYLAND!!
When will we get to go??
Maybe we should give our kids up to the White House and we would get a trip to Disneyland out of it?? :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I was putting Lilly to bed one night and helped her change out of the outfit of the day and into her PJ's and while I was doing it I was singing her a little song about her new unders.. (Yes I even make up songs about new underwear~) So as we put the said garment on she looked at me and smiled one of her big smiles and said...
"Mom, my hiney is so happy with you!! "

I love being her Mom..Even when her hiney is not happy with me;)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So far so good...

For my Bday this year I asked for a Great Big Present~ It was not one that I had ever thought of before..

I asked Rune for the gift of Daily Companionship Scripture Study and Prayer..(DCSSP)

Not to say that we wont continue to do it with the fam or by ourselves but to study and pray together..:)

Well... So far so good! we have had a day or two where our reading was a little later than the set aside 6:30 am that we agreed to , BUT we have gotten it done each day!

I am proud of us~ I like it because everyday I am getting a great big gift, Love. We both love the scripture, went on Missions, serve the Lord..
But I am not sure we were taking time together to show our Love & Dedication to each other and to Father in Heaven in a meaningful way.

It has surly given our evening and morning prayers with the kids a great boost too~ Sam, who is not a strong reader has been more excited & even told us his interpretation of a scripture that was wonderfully insightful! I know that that kids scriptural growth is directly related to ours~

What a wonderful thing!! Plus think of it..It's a year of getting a birthday present ever day!! :) Yahoo~

Sing along with LeaAnne~

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