Monday, March 17, 2008

Time Tested Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

--Sam Levenson


These are such wise words and it just struck me, how easily I get caught up with shallow, surface things. It was good for me to be reminded about our truest beauty, and I couldn't wait to share it with you all! I hope it touches you the way it touched me.

Oh, and this was a favorite poem of actress Audrey Hepburn.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Flying Engines

Went to the local airshow on Saturday. I don't know too much about aircraft, but I did enjoy all those powerful machines!! I love the silence when the jet flies by followed a few seconds later by a thundering roar. Left me with a silly grin on my face and my hair standing on end. I came to the conclusion that early aircraft weren't too much more than a powerful engine with wings attached. I really marvel at the minds that thought "hey, lets see what happens if we add more horsepower". We just accept airplanes as perfectly normal means of transportation when they are truly amazing feats of engineering. I have posted a few pictures from our day.

Here's me using my superpowers to hold the noses of these planes up.

Since I don't know anything about aircraft all I can say is that this is the "really cool jet" that flew at the show. If you want to know the names of any of these I am really not the person to ask. Here the jet was actually flying a straight line parallel to the ground but with its nose at about a 45 degree angle. I also saw him fly the jet straight up vertically in the sky, until the engines bottomed out, fall backward, re-fire the engines and pull out of it. That was nuts.

This airman was using his transport helicopter as stadium seating for the airshow. I was envious.
There was also a really cool Coast Guard rescue helicopter that flew a demonstration flight. It was able to hover perfectly in one place for extended periods of time. It was more steady then my hand was when I took a video clip of it. It also climbed straight up while remaining level. That was cool. Wish I could have gone for a joy ride in it.

Here's a cute little baby plane. It only holds one person, and with a little effort I could probably leap the wing. I asked Ed to stand there for a photo to try and get the size perspective for you.

The pilot had just flown the baby plane and he and one other guy pushed it back to its parking spot by hand. It must also be fairly light but I don't know whether one person could push it. It kind of seemed that the one guy was just there to steer.

We had a slight emergency, Ed was picked up by the intake manifold when he wandered to close to it. Clearly the warning signs are not large enough for some people.

Ok, here is my artsy picture from the airshow. "Boy looks to the sky and is inspired" or something moving like that.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Thinking on this ~ 1 Cor. 13:2

This verse helps me to remember to live what I believe. I'm the first to admit that I fail at that frequently, but it is something that I am striving for. Hope that you find the verse meaningful and the picture.... beautiful.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Hair-do

So, Who's a fashion babe now, I asks ya...

Yup, I have now officially cut my hair the shortest it has ever been. Those of you who know me, know how long it was before. I know that to look at it, it really isn't short, but it is to me.

Not that I am getting all worked up about it, but it sure feels....different. I like it. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

And now we are 30

This month I had a birthday
.::Looks around::.
Funny, I still don't feel older.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

A Little Holiday Levity........

at the expense of the children. This is a great link to some wonderful "Santa" moments. It brings back some memories for me, but mostly of me watching others freak out. I never had a problem with Santa. ENJOY!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


You are mRNA. You're brilliant, full of important,
interesting information and you're a great
friend to the people you care about. You may
have sides to you that no one understands. But
while you understand more than most people,
you're only half-there most of the time.

Which Biological Molecule Are You?
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I took this one..........well, just cuz' it was a little different.