Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Sneeze... Brought me to tears!

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families. The speeches were nice, but they were routine until the final speech received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED !!!!

The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said, “GOD BLESS YOU.” And he walked off the stage. The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.

AMEN!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Puppy softness with ProCare!

Last month, we got Diesel's (our puppy) his first hair cut so he would be cooler in San Diego's humid and hot summer months. Anyone who has ever raised a dog from puppyhood knows that once the hair is cut, it looses that baby softness and gets a little course. He was the cutest little thing when his hair was shorter, looking like a little boy with a buzz cut. But that rough coat just wasn't the same to pet.

Well yesterday for the first time since his hair cut, I gave him a bath. Of course I used Pro Care Pet Shampoo. Even though the label has absolutely NO claim to soften the hair or condition it, I can proclaim that his fur is SO much softer and smoother then it was before his bath. And he smells good too! I love this shampoo and I recommend it to any pet owners. Its chemical free and does the job at only $7.50 for preferred customers!

smaller version Diesel's 1st haircut
Isn't he a handsome boy? :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

SUPER YUMMY recipe - Brown sugar Chewies

This recipe was the perfect sweet spot hitter! :) I would compare them to a nutty golden brownie.

Brown Sugar Chewies

Ready in: 30-60 minutes ?
Difficulty: 3 (1=easiest :: hardest=5)
Serves/Makes: 12


Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Turn off the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until smooth. Stir in the egg. Stir together the flour and baking powder and stir into the brown sugar mixture.

Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. When cool, dust the top with a sifting of confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Name brand products are hurting unborn children!!!

CNN has done a story on the associations between newborns and unborn children's diseases and conditions and the chemicals the mother uses in products around the home!!! All I have to say is THANK GOD for Melaleuca and the awesome products I use without any harsh chemicals in them! This story gave me goosebumps and made my stomach sick. If you want to throw out the chemicals that are contaminating your body and your children's, call me or email me with "I'm ready" in the subject line! Or enter your contact info on my website on the "get Free info" page.

My website:
http://www.internetCEOmoms.com/vb13rules


Check out CNN's article here:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/01/backpack.cord.blood/index.html

Emily M.
vb13rules@gmail.com
Phone: 619-713-5641
San Diego, CA

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Real Prayer

My daughter amazes me every night. Each night I ask her what she wants to thank God for so we can include them in our prayers. She always says such simple things. Too often, I thank God only for the big things such as answered prayers, financial miracles or blessings, etc... but how humbling is it to realize God wants us to pray about everything and thank him for everything!

Tonight, Brylie thanked God for horses, Papa, the numbers 4, 7, & 8, and her blanket. All I could think was AWWWWW!