Friday, May 30, 2008



I may have asked you to...

help Shane scrub the mailbox,

or possibly...

pull weeds with Agustin!

You could have even been asked to...

clean, polish, and oil all kitchen and bathroom cabinets! (I look as though I had a rough night! LOL Please excuse the 'NO MAKE UP" look. Boy oh, I must trust y'all alot to show you this horrible photo of me.)

You could have even been asked to...

help our lawn care people with the trimming of the yard!


Help my mom move furniture and clean baseboards.

Other chores accomplished were: sliding glass doors scrubbed and shined inside and out, master bath glass shower doors scrubbed and detailed with toothbrush in hard to reach places, kitchen floor steam mopped, bathrooms bleached, mirrors cleaned, all wood furniture polished, furniture rearranged to accommodate guests during the Bridal Shower tomorrow night, living room and dining room windows scrubbed and shined, inside and out, a gazillion phone calls made, and a few more things that I'm sure I'm overlooking right now, being that it's 2:30 in the a.m.! Yowza, that means the bridal shower is now TONIGHT! I'd better get to bed!
I think if you had been here today, slaving for me, you'd be doing...
THIS!! (see next photo)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Wonderful Mother's Day

You can use most any measure when you're speaking of success. You can measure it in fancy homes, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is one you cannot spend -- It's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.
Martin Buxbaum

Don't you just love that quote above? Having taught school for more than 16 years, I've heard some of the cutest things about mommies! Here are a couple of the ways my boys have described me when they were younger. Shane always told me and others that I smell good and Josh would always describe me as soft and squishy to hug! Now is that last one a compliment or what!? LOL

I know I'm late as usual, but here are some photos from my super-fabulous Mother's Day of May 2008!.

Hubby took me to dinner at this great new, southwestern grill. I ordered "Juanita's Fajita Salad" and boy oh, was it delish! Why did he take me at night? One of his busiest days at the restaurant is Mother's Day. He ALWAYS has to work that day, so he took me out to dinner a couple of nights before! Sweet huh?
Another part of his gift to me! He took me to one of my favorite places a few days before!

Shaney Pooh made his dad (asked his dad) to take him to Walgreen's Saturday night. He had remembered me commenting on this foot care package of Burt's Bees Products. Agustin said Shane was intent on getting this for me!

These little delights were included in my gift bag from Shane.

Shane just KNEW I'd love this little TY beanie baby bear. The ribbon she's wearing says, "Happy Mother's Day 2008".

The best gift of all - my Gummy Bear!

My newest little friend, Julia! She and her mom joined us at Olive Garden for a Mother's Day lunch. They then came by the house to visit. Julia had picked out these bath goodies for me at the new ULTA store which recently opened in our little town's new mall. Can't you just see how proud she is of her choices for me?

(I can't believe I forgot to put my jacket on before having this photo taken! Que pena!

That afternoon, my first born called me. A great ending to a great day!


Following article taken from
Habitat for Humanity Partners with Planned Parenthood

Habitat for Humanity, a Christian ministry dedicated to building houses for the poor, is helping Planned Parenthood open an abortion clinic in Sarasota, Fla., according to news reports.

In order to get around local zoning regulations, Planned Parenthood sold space to Habitat for Humanity for $10. The Sarasota City Commission approved the plan this month.

Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, said he was disappointed by Habitat’s actions.

“It's unfortunate and more than a bit maddening that an organization so widely respected for helping those in need would turn its back on the most defenseless among us — the preborn,” he said.

Article taken from

Monday, May 26, 2008


I absolutely LOVE the following quote!

"For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned."

--Benjamin Franklin

Oh the time I've wasted searching for that one piece of paper I didn't file right away, or that craft item I purchased and didn't put in my craft closet!

Organization is on my brain this week as I'm co-hosting a Bridal Shower for a very special someone here in my home this Friday evening. My desk is piled high and deep! Well, not as high and deep as week before last! I remember now that I hurriedly shoved some papers and catalogues in a drawer when I heard someone was coming over! Now that stack is still in that drawer and I have a new, fresh stack of paperwork to contend with crowding my mind this week. I'm not the type to normally hide and shove items in closets and drawers. I'm a firm believer of EVERYTHING MUST HAVE AN ASSIGNED PLACE AND EVERYONE MUST RETURN EVERYTHING TO ITS PLACE. I have some pretty shelves I want hung and some pictures I need to arrange but being the perfectionist that I am, (I'd like to be able to type "Recovered Perfectionist" here!) I leave stuff out, lying in a corner until I can put it in its proper place. I know it doesn't sound very perfectionistic, but if you observe most perfectionists, they are also great procrastinators! We don't want to attempt any projects until we are sure we have time to do them correctly and completely. Therefore, many things go undone, which can make us appear AND FEEL very unorganized! That drawer full of old mail and catalogues is heavy on my mind, so I'm now off to purge it! Maybe then I can sort through this fresh stuff on my desk before Friday night!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


America owes its liberty, its prosperity and its future to our veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our great country. Please remember and honor our proud veterans and service members this Memorial Day.
I personally want to express my deepest gratitude to those who are still fighting to defend our freedoms and secure our country. I trust none of us take a single day of safety for granted.
To my cousins who are currently deployed to a variety of places this very moment, I must shout out a huge "thank you" for serving so honorably.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday's Show and Tell

For this week's Show and Tell, I'd like to share about the very special award Shane received Wednesday night. (May 21,2008) This made two consecutive years, and boy-oh, is this mama proud! The photo shows him holding last year's medal and wearing this year's.
This was taken about 3 weeks ago right before a Patch program for Sunday night service in which Shane his first solo part at this particular church. He did great!
A fun, little newspaper article I wrote about Shane's solo performance. (Click to enlarge)

He came up to me after being dismissed from his Patch Club Wednesday night. I was standing between the pews, speaking with old friends who are down from Ohio for their grand-daughter's graduation. His rosy, red face was all smiles and his eyes were just a dancin' as he announced in a jubilant voice, "Mom, look, two years in a row!" I saw it right away. Around his neck was the "Super Sailor of the Year" medal which is awarded at the end of each year to one girl and one boy who have shown a consistent testimony and giving spirit. I teared up of course as I paused my conversation and congratulated him with a big bear hug and words of praise. Our friends were very encouraging to him as well with their words and with Grandpa Bill giving him a high five!
We couldn't wait to get home to see if dad had returned from work yet. He had gotten home, which allowed Shane to spill his happy news right away. We made sure to have a conversation concerning how important it is to continue in the right paths and to maintain a strong, Christian testimony, not for earthly awards alone, but more importantly, awards in heaven! We also stressed how God blesses obedience and he was on the right path.
Agustin and I thought it very important to stress how much we pray for Shane and how we feel so very blessed that God saw fit to award us a special gift by bringing him into our lives. It was a great night of bonding.
If you think of Shane during the day, would you mind lifting his name up in prayer to the Father, asking that he would always have a heart for God? I appreciate that so very much.
Show and Tell
As always, I'd like to invite you to click HERE TO VISIT KELLI'S BLOG for the current list of new and fresh show and tell posts. Have fun surfing!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

An Invitation to Prayer

SUSAN (A.K.A. AS PENLESS WRITER), has felt led of God to begin an online prayer group. I'm so honored to be a member! I've found that it has already drawn me much closer to the Lord. Not that I didn't pray before, mind you, but now that I'm committed to a time slot, it's a great motivation to spend more time on my knees before my Almighty.

You too are invited to join this blog if you're willing to commit to a time slot to pray. Your commitment can be a small as 15 minutes per day to an hour or two. You can visit SUSAN HERE to learn more about "Hearts in 1 Accord". I'm telling you now, YOU will receive the biggest blessing from this!

If you'd like to leave a prayer request for us, simply click on the button below to send in an email with the request. I'm also adding this button to my sidebar.

Friday, May 16, 2008

What Your Little Black Dress Says About You

You are chic, worldly, and charming.

You are naturally fascinating and popular. You never feel like pretending to be someone you're not.

Your style is simple, flattering, and always appropriate. You fill your closet with well quality, timeless items.

If you were a shoe, you would be: Open toed heels

Hello World, It's Been A Long Time

Have y'all ever heard that old country song I used as the title for this post? I feel like my poor little blog feels cheated on! I haven't posted since Saturday, and have only logged on to the internet once or twice for short periods this week.

Am I busier than usual? Maybe a tad! The school year is winding down and I feel we have lots of loose strings to attend to. Then there was Mother's Day and Luncheons. I will add photos at the end of the post.

Another reason for my absence this past week is simply this: I've been trying to spend more quiet time with God. I have many burdens on my heart. Many emotions which only my Lord can curb. I do feel I'm growing and stretching at this period in my life. He is molding me and making me into His image more and more daily, chipping and carving away those things which don't look Christ like. I in my flesh, fight it at times. I see God working! I see God's patience with me and with so many others. It's amazing!

I haven't spoken much about the fact that my nephew is getting married on June 7, out west at LAKE TAHOE SOUTH SHORE. What a gorgeous place! It will be an outdoor wedding. My son Josh will be Best Man and my brother John (the groom's uncle) will be a groomsman. Josh and John hosted a Bachelor's Party for my nephew last Saturday night. Don't worry! All are Christian young men so it involved a steak dinner at Lone Star Steak House. (which is now owned by DARDEN, the same company which owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster). The guys are pretty psyched about the trip out west to Lake Tahoe. They ended the evening with hours of games and laughs, but no women jumping out of cakes! (As far as I know anyway! *winks*)

I'd like to share the following photos of our church's Mother & Daughter Luncheon which was held on May 3rd. This Saturday, May 17th, I'll be attending the Mother & Daughter Luncheon at my parent's church in Tampa. Knowing me, I'll have plenty of photos of that day to share here next week. The theme for their's is "Spiritual Refreshment".

The theme for MY CHURCH'S luncheon was "A Special Touch".
Each place setting received one of these gift bags which included the items you see pictured here.

This list was attached to the front of each gift bag to explain what each item should signify in our lives. Enlarge to read the fine print!

Here is our Pastor's wife (in the solid blouse). Mrs. White was this year's recipient of the Esther Award. This is a yearly award given to a godly lady who has the qualities of Queen Esther.

Baby Caroline's ticket had the winning number for the drawing from the kiddies basket. She was awarded this sweet, itty-bitty, pink purse which was sewn by a dear lady in our church.

Our guest speaker, Mrs. Amy Nance, Me, and our Pastor's wife, Dina Naill. Amy spoke of the woman who TOUCHED the hem of Jesus' garment and was healed! If you know this story from the Bible, then you know the lady had suffered from a severe illness. The Bible says she had an issue of blood. She was probably very anemic and weak, but fought the crowd to touch Jesus. See how well Amy tied her message in with the theme of "A Special Touch"? The woman in the story had tried every form of treatment known in that day. She had been to Dr. upon Dr. but she never gave up searching for that fullness of healing. My heart was touched and encouraged by Amy's words. My friends, have YOU received that special touch from Jesus? He not only enjoys healing our physical maladies, he wants to save our souls and freely give us eternal life. If you have any questions concerning salvation through Christ, please feel free to email me at

I possessed a winning ticket as well and just looky at what I won! These goodies helped represent the theme of "A Special Touch" as well. A dermatologist who attends our church donated $1300.00 worth of product for door prizes and such.

This is the pretty table I sat at. I wore a lavendar suit so I blended in well!

This was my favorite table of all! In keeping with the theme of the day, the hostess called it "The Potter's Touch". I think it should have won the contest. Notice the hand prints on the plastic table cloth. Also the tiny clay pots which were at each place setting.

Notice the pieces of clay and the artist tools on the lazy susan?

This table was decorated with single girls in mind. Enlarge to read the signs. I love the warnings as the road winds up to the top which has a bride and groom signifying marriage.

Miss Charlotte, the single gal who decorated this table. I told her I'd publish her photo and announce that she is LOOKING for a godly man! Maybe that's why she is smiling so pretty!

Blessings my friends and have a most wonderful weekend!

Love and Hugs,


Saturday, May 10, 2008


Thank you all for your sweet comments! What a morale booster that was! Y'all are the greatest! *blushing*

My dear sweet Patti sent the following in an email.

There are less than eight months until the election,
an election that will decide the next President of theUnited States .

The person elected will be the president of all Americans,
not just the Democrats or the Republicans.

To show our solidarity as Americans,
let's all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice.
It's time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day.

If you support Obama or Hillary, please drive with your headlights off at night.

You Are a Caramel Apple Jelly Bean

You have a gentle sophistication. An appreciation of fine things, without being snobby about it. You enjoy sweet tastes and silky textures.

Friday, May 09, 2008

OOPS! Sorry Ron, no official Show and Tell Today!

Well, I did feel up to eating at our favorite Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. However, the place was so crowded when we arrived at almost 9 p.m. that we just drove right on past. (boo-hoo) We did try a new southwestern cafe, "BUFFALO'S" which recently opened in town and boy did we enjoy it. I had the "Juanita Fajita Salad!!! So yummy!

Talked with my sis on the phone for about an hour today. We almost solved all the world's problems during that time! LOL

Shane is pressing on to finish his 4th grade curriculum. It's looking more and more like we'll have quite a bit of summer school---just trying to catch up. He's a good little student, but it seems we've had many distractions and interruptions this year. Sunday evening before last, he sang a solo in his Patch Program at church. Read all about it HERE IN THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE!We were so proud of him. In the program at the end of May, he has a speaking part. He is growing not only physically, but spiritually as well. He is such a blessing to me.

For now, my son's skydiving adventure has been postponed. Many in his social cirlce are being wed or graduating this month, so many responsibilities are requiring their time these days. My son will be flying out to Lake Tahoe to be Best Man in his cousin's wedding on June 7th. He's working on a great speech for the event! It will be so cute and sweet, as Josh and his cousin have been so close throughout the years. They are polar opposites but great buddies. There are many wonderful memories between the two of them.

My Mom drove out to the house today. We had some Olive Garden gift cards for her to pick up. She will be using them as door prizes and gifts at the annual Mother and Daughter Tea she organizes each year for her church. This year's theme is "A REFRESHING TOUCH". I also had a dress and two suits for her to try on, as I've lost weight and inches, so most of my clothes hang awkwardly on me now! BOY OH, DID IT FEEL GOOD TO TYPE THAT LAST SENTENCE! I could have had my tailor take them in, but they really aren't my style anymore, besides which, my mother really liked them and needs them.

Saying I've lost weight in the above paragraph is a misnomer. I visited my primary care physician on Wednesday, all excited to weigh in. I just KNEW I'd lost 10 more lbs. or so. I mean, for goodness sakes, all my clothes are baggy. My walking shorts are falling down around my ankles if I walk too fast, (not really but almost), my rings and watches are too honking big. I was psyched to be weighed in! People, I had gained 3 lbs!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather! The poor nurse tried to console me. My blood pressure was excellent she said. I retorted back to her that I'm surprised it was so good cuz I felt it rise when I saw my weight. She offered to weigh me again. I climbed on those mean ol' scales and sure enough, it still had me up 3 lbs. from November's weight. Several staff tried comforting me, even dear ol' Doc. "I'm sure you've lost inches", he said. "Muscle weighs more than fat", says the nurse. "At least you look and feel better", offers my husband. YES 'tis true! I have been exercising more and eating healthier. I do have more energy and I must remember: "I AM 20 LBS. LIGHTER THAN I WAS THIS SAME TIME LAST YEAR!!! I recently purchased a few outfits, which were 2 sizes smaller than what I had been wearing. I shall continue on this journey of better health and weight loss. I will not be defeated!

Agustin had Monday and Tuesday off this week. Our family drove out to Clearwater Beach on Tuesday for some fun in the sun. I'm burned! I used a new sunblock which can only be purchased from the dermatologist's office, with a SPF of 65. I guess it wasn't water proof though! I'm burned! Thankfully I wore a hat all day, so my scalp and face were saved from frying. My arms, shoulders and legs are another story though.

My hubby has a busy rest of the week. It started Wednesday at work and will continue through Mother's Day. Extra chairs for waiting patrons on Sunday (mom's day), ordering and stocking of commodities and food items, $22,000.00 above regular budget. Extra dishes and glasses have been ordered and delivered. Many organizational projects have been completed in preparation of their biggest day of the year!

On May 22, another huge day, as Agustin conducts a large training session for new managers and execs. He has most preparations for that in place already.

I have many things on my heart and mind, many prayer requests which must remain unspoken for now.

It's that time of year, many weddings and graduations to be attended. I love all the excitement in the air!

Remember I once stated here that the Love Language I understand most is the gift of words? So now tell me, those of you who know me---am I looking thinner or not? Be honest! Most of you who read this blog don't know me in person, so you're off the hook! LOL I've found two photos for you to compare.

Here I am last August (2007). I'm in the center.

Here I am last week. May 2008

Have a splendid weekend!

Monday, May 05, 2008


In keeping with the Mexican theme of today's post, I thought I'd show you some of the authentic Mexican food we enjoyed for most of last week. I only had to cook a couple of nights due to the generosity of two Mexican gals who work for my hubby at the restaurant. Its a huge demonstration of love and respect for Latinos to share their food. Isabella and Sophia send something home with Agustin often. He enjoys their kindness and its a perk for me as well! (The NO COOKING THAT NIGHT perk!)

Monday Night - Agustin brought this home after work. Mole (pronounced molay)and Mexican Rice.

Unwrapping the goods! Chicken/Turkey in Mole sauce is a traditional Mexican FIESTA dish!

The best way we've found to heat up tortillas here in the states is in a cast iron skillet.

Place them in a tortilla keeper to stay warm. I bought mine in Queretaro, Mexico.

The meal is plated and ready to serve!

One happy 'Mexicano' digs in!

Tuesday Night - Agustin brought home tamales. This signature Mexican dish is another which is normally reserved to be made for big fiestas such as weddings, birthdays, Christmas, etc. due to all the work one must put into making these. My hubby's mom is known as the QUEEN OF TAMALES in her circle. I like to add a dollop of sour cream on mine. You can add salsa or whatever you're in the mood for. These tamales were loaded with chicken and green salsa inside, so the sour cream was all they needed.

One needs an extra plate on which to discard the corn shucks after unwrapping the tamales.

One lone tamal is left on MY plate!

Wednesday Night - Ground beef with spices, onions, and cactus! Yes, you read that right, cactus! They are quite tangy and good for you. Also pictured are refried beans and more Mexican Rice. I prepared this meal myself.

These are the cactus we purchase in the grocery store.

CINCO DE MAYO is a pretty big deal around our house due to my hubby being from Mexico! He is quite proud of his heritage and of the resilience of the Mexican people. It seems everyone wanted to claim the land which is called Mexico. Spain, France, the United States as well all had a go at it, but por fin, the Mexican's prevailed. Cinco de Mayo is an important day in history as it is the day that 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated 8,000 French and traitor Mexican soldiers in the town of Puebla, Mexico in 1862. This was all going on while the United States was fighting our Civil War.

Here are a few facts about the origin of this celebration which I took from THIS SITE.

The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.

So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862.

The French had landed in Mexico (along with Spanish and English troops) five months earlier on the pretext of collecting Mexican debts from the newly elected government of democratic President (and Indian) Benito Juarez. The English and Spanish quickly made deals and left. The French, however, had different ideas.

Under Emperor Napoleon III, who detested the United States, the French came to stay. They brought a Hapsburg prince with them to rule the new Mexican empire. His name was Maximilian; his wife, Carolota. Napoleon's French Army had not been defeated in 50 years, and it invaded Mexico with the finest modern equipment and with a newly reconstituted Foreign Legion. The French were not afraid of anyone, especially since the United States was embroiled in its own Civil War.

The French Army left the port of Vera Cruz to attack Mexico City to the west, as the French assumed that the Mexicans would give up should their capital fall to the enemy -- as European countries traditionally did.

Under the command of Texas-born General Zaragosa, (and the cavalry under the command of Colonel Porfirio Diaz, later to be Mexico's president and dictator), the Mexicans awaited. Brightly dressed French Dragoons led the enemy columns. The Mexican Army was less stylish.
General Zaragosa ordered Colonel Diaz to take his cavalry, the best in the world, out to the French flanks. In response, the French did a most stupid thing; they sent their cavalry off to chase Diaz and his men, who proceeded to butcher them. The remaining French infantrymen charged the Mexican defenders through sloppy mud from a thunderstorm and through hundreds of head of stampeding cattle stirred up by Indians armed only with machetes.

When the battle was over, many French were killed or wounded and their cavalry was being chased by Diaz' superb horsemen miles away. The Mexicans had won a great victory that kept Napoleon III from supplying the confederate rebels for another year, allowing the United States to build the greatest army the world had ever seen. This grand army smashed the Confederates at Gettysburg just 14 months after the battle of Puebla, essentially ending the Civil War.

Union forces were then rushed to the Texas/Mexican border under General Phil Sheridan, who made sure that the Mexicans got all the weapons and ammunition they needed to expel the French. American soldiers were discharged with their uniforms and rifles if they promised to join the Mexican Army to fight the French. The American Legion of Honor marched in the Victory Parade in Mexico, City.

It might be a historical stretch to credit the survival of the United States to those brave 4,000 Mexicans who faced an army twice as large in 1862. But who knows?

In gratitude, thousands of Mexicans crossed the border after Pearl Harbor to join the U.S. Armed Forces. As recently as the Persian Gulf War, Mexicans flooded American consulates with phone calls, trying to join up and fight another war for America.

Mexicans, you see, never forget who their friends are, and neither do Americans. That's why Cinco de Mayo is such a party -- A party that celebrates freedom and liberty. There are two ideals which Mexicans and Americans have fought shoulder to shoulder to protect, ever since the 5th of May, 1862. VIVA! el CINCO DE MAYO!!

Here are some GREAT CINCO DE MAYO CRAFTS for the kiddos.

For the adults, some yummy MEXICAN RECIPES.

Tonight, (trusting I'll feel well enough-I had a rough weekend) we'll be going to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants for supper and to listen to LIVE MARIACHIS!!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

First Things First---GOOD MORNING RON!!!

Show and Tell
For Show and Tell this week, I'd like to continue showing you my Bible collection. So far, I've shared with you a Spanish Bible from my Uncle Ray's personal library and my Bi-Lingual Bible which once belonged to my niece Jackie. Remember all the sweet drawings and notes in that one?

The Bible I'm sharing today is a New Testament which was once owned by my Dad's mom, Granny Susie. She has scribbled some notes in this little Bible which makes it all the more precious to me. This New Testament was distributed by "The Pocket Testament League". Presbyterian Committee of Publication. I love the color choice for the cover, PURPLE which reminds me of ROYALTY. I couldn't find the copyright date in the Bible, but in my Grandmothers handwriting, I found the year 1925 written. This Bible was presented to her in Stacy, VA by F. E. Alock.

The antique Bible rests atop my stack of antique poetry books.

Notice the date Granny wrote at the top of this page of the Bible. (Sunday 29, 1925) Each time I look at the date she wrote here, I can't help but chuckle. She didn't note which month she received the little Bible.

I'm sorry this photo didn't come out very clear. In the back cover is a personal message written and signed by then President Woodrow Wilson.

This date at the top marks the day she gave this little Bible to her youngest son, my daddy. It was Dec. 30, 1989.

I just love the small colored pictures included.

When my dad granted me guardianship of his mother's New Testament, he also gave me his old draft cards. I wish they were legible, but after carrying them in his wallet for so many years, they are terribly worn and faded. I can make out that for his complexion they wrote "ruddy".

The other side of daddy's draft card.

This card tells my dad's height and weight, etc.

The card in this photo is labeled "Selective Service System" Notice of Classification, and where he applied. (Mullens, W.Va.)

I keep these small papers safely tucked in Granny's New Testament.

I trust you enjoyed looking at this old Bible, full of family memories. See you next week! Oh and remember, to see more Show and Tells, LINK HERE TO KELLIS HOUSE!