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Ice Bucket Nay-sayers… You are missing the point!

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Lately on Facebook I have seen this picture making the rounds.  There is something about it that just irks me.  Don’t get me wrong, I am all for donating to the charity of your choice, without any fanfare.  However, I think the people posting this picture are missing this point.  Read this paragraph from an article posted yesterday on The ALS Association website:

As of Wednesday, August 27, The ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 27). These donations have come from existing donors and 2.1 million new donors. The ALS Association is tremendously thankful for all of the generous support and awareness that this summer phenomenon has generated for the cause.” (Read entire article here)

So tell me, while you are posting this picture and not participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge have you raised $94.3 million dollars?  Has your cause gotten as much attention as ALS has gotten the past few weeks?  This challenge was started by a gentlemen with ALS in Massachusetts that wanted to raise awareness for his disease.  Since then the Ice Bucket challenged has gone global and has been done by actors, athletes, and even former U.S. Presidents.  It’s not just about raising the money, which of course is great, but about raising awareness and knowledge of something that effects a lot of people.  If you don’t want to participate or want to go your own direction, that’s fine, but why come down on the people that wanted to be part of something big and important and have done it.  By posting this picture that says “I don’t tell anybody” you are essentially telling everyone.  Do your thing and let us do ours.

 

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Celebrating Jason

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Another birthday post today… Today is my husband’s birthday.  We will be married for 3 years in just under a month.  These are some of my favorite pictures of him.  <3

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Celebrating Austin

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Me and Austin at mini-golf, summer 2013

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Taylor, me, and Austin on the Spirit of Boston, I don’t remember the year (2004?)

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I don’t remember what year this was either. The Creature Teachers came for the boys birthday. That’s Austin and me and a baby crocodile! (or is it alligator?)

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Me and my brothers after my wedding on the Carnival Imagination. 9/16/2011

I’m doing a something a little different today.  I didn’t take any of these photos since I am in them.  I wanted to post some pics of my baby brother Austin.  He is 16 today, which makes me feel very old.  He’s an awesome kid, <3 him.

Happy 16th Birthday Austin!

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Yep, A Little More To The Right..(BONK!)..Purrfect!

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Bonking your Best Friend Little Buddy on the noggin when he’s got an itch! What’s a Best Friend for, after all. (DP&F.)

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My New Blog – My Photo Phixation

I’ve decided to create a blog that just focuses on my photography.  It is just a hobby for me but it is something I enjoy a great deal.  I love to take pictures at interesting places and events.  I also take a lot of pictures of my cats, mainly because they are adorable.  I have a lot of saved photos to choose from and I plan on highlighting one every day or so.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Check out my new blog here:

My Photo Phixation

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♫ You Got To Know When To Hold ‘Em ♬…

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This is too cute. :-D

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…and know when to fold ‘em!

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Behold Beauty

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Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is in the eyes of God above
He created all of us in his image
He looks on us with grace and love

There are times we may feel ugly
Times we feel regret or defeat
Only in the arms of a loving God
Will we and the truth come to meet

Love yourself and one another
As God above would want you to do
And rest assured there is nothing greater
Than the love of God for you

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Daily Prompt – 6/16 – New Holiday?

Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why?

So I thought about this for a while and I kept thinking that no matter who I pick someone else will be offended.  Then it came to me!  I want a day for my cats!  They are family.  They are like children to us (the only ones we have right now) and I don’t know what I’d do without them.  My parents even refer to them as their “grandcats”.  So I would like to create National Cat Day… no, World Cat Day!  It can be a day when all cat mommies and daddies spoil their fur children more than normal.  Just like every other popular holiday it should include special food and presents… and lots of hugs.  Actually I hug my cats everyday, and so should you.  However I think World Cat Day should be a day to show all the non-cat lovers in the world: These are our cats; They are family; and there’s a pretty good chance that we like them more than we like you!

Happy World Cat Day!

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Letting Go

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Often I wish I could just let go

Stop holding on for all control

Worry plagues me through the night

Yet still I hold on with all my might

 

God please take these worries from me

Let me be at peace and free

I want to give everything to you

Please just show me what to do

 

Help me know my place and way

And show I love you every day

Then I can run free throughout the land

Resting in Your loving hands

 

 

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Daily Prompt – 6/13

Is there a word or a phrase you use (or overuse) all the time, and are seemingly unable to get rid of? If not, what’s the one that drives you crazy when others use it?

I thought about this for a while.  I even asked my husband if he thought there was anything I overused, and he said no.  There is nothing that immediately pops out to me.  In contrast I could probably answer this question half a dozen times about my husband.  The one that drives me the most crazy is “in a few minutes”.  Everything in his life will happen “in a few minutes”.  Any time I ask a question that has to do with him doing something the answer is always “in a few minutes”.  Are you going to start dinner?  “In a few minutes”.  Did you feed the cats? “In a few minutes”.  Sometimes I have to ask multiple times and go through multiple rounds of “in a few minutes”.  It makes me crazy!  If I am asking you to do something it is more than likely that I want it done now.  What makes it worse is that he is never doing anything important that requires a few minutes.  Just do what I ask and you can go back to your games and tumblr and crap when you are done!  It probably seems like I am a little controlling, and maybe I am.  I just like to have things done and taken care of.  It makes sure stuff doesn’t get forgotten and it keeps my anxiety down… for a few minutes.

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