An Easter Prayer For Easter 2012
Thank You for the gift of HOPE
You gave us on Easter morning.
Because of You we know
That no problem is too difficult
And even death does not have power over us.
Thank You for the gift of JOY
You gave us when You were resurrected.
Because of you we know
That no matter how challenging life may be,
In the end we will rejoice again.
Thank you for the gift of LOVE
You gave us when You laid down Your life.
Because of You we know
That there is no sin too great to separate us
and we are incredibly valuable to You.
Thank You for the gift of LIFE,
You gave us when You left the tomb.
Because of Easter we know
this world is just the beginning
and we will spend forever in heaven with You.
We celebrate You, JESUS,
With hearts full of praise and gratitude
For who You are and all You’ve done for us!
Time To Do Eggs!
Perhaps A Bite To Eat???
The boys really get along well.... Makes like super!
Preveza is a great place to dine
"Nick is pretty good at this game"
"Push the right button Nick!"
Oh dear... this little guy was really trimmed!!
What... we have neighbors???
On To Coloring
Did You Know? - The original PAAS Easter egg dye was invented by an American named William Townley. Townley was an owner of a drug store in Newark, New Jersey, where he concocted recipes for home products. In 1893, he figured out how to concentrate dye in tablet form and launched the modern Easter egg dyeing kit.
The original price of each tablet was five cents and customers would make the dye by combining the tablets with water and vinegar. Townley eventually renamed his business the PAAS Dye Company. The name PAAS comes from "Pasen," the word that the Pennsylvania Dutch people used for Easter.
In 1901, according to a State of New Jersey inspection report, seven men and twenty women were employed in Townley's production facility at 60 Shipman Street in Newark. Paas eventually became the largest manufacturer of Easter egg dyes and Philip B. Townley succeeded his father as head of the company.
Bob supervises the activities
It's so great to have adults supervising the kids and we can supervise the adults.... Sort of!
Vinegar... a key ingredient
Did You Know? - Vinegar is a liquid substance consisting mainly of acetic acid and water, the acetic acid being produced through the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.
It is today mainly used in the kitchen, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses. Commercial vinegar is produced either by fast or slow fermentation processes. In general, slow methods are used with traditional vinegars, and fermentation proceeds slowly over the course of weeks or months.
The longer fermentation period allows for the accumulation of a nontoxic slime composed of acetic acid bacteria. Fast methods add mother of vinegar (i.e., bacterial culture) to the source liquid before adding air using a venturi pump system or a turbine to promote oxygenation to obtain the fastest fermentation. In fast production processes, vinegar may be produced in a period ranging from 20 hours to three days.
Mom knows what she is doing...
Lined up and ready to go
Did You Know? - Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime.
The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs can be hidden for children to find on Easter morning, who may be left by the Easter Bunny. They also may be put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.
"Life is good!"
Carri is ready to go
"Franklyn... Don't drink it!"
"Thanks uncle Bob... Garsh!"
"Hey Mom.... How am I doing?"
"Dang... This looks pretty good.... Maybe I'll try a drink!"
Michele gets the creative award
"Which color do you want?"
"Are you sure Uncle Bob??"
Kids will be kids...
The adults are having a load of fun
Which one next?
Entirely too much fun!
"LIFE IS GOOD"
"Hey Mom... How about a stripped one??"
They are looking pretty good
"Yes Robin... You can drop one in the wine!"
Yes it is
I am pretty
"Mom... You are doing quite well... I think!"
"My dad is doing pretty well also"
The famous "Preveza Egg"
This is fun!
Another "Life is good"
All lined up
Time for champagne....
We are doing pretty well....
"Should I use this Uncle Bob?"
A pose that will go down in history
Sequins can go on your nose
Did You Know? - Sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and lots of other accessories. Large sequins, fastened only at the top, have been used on billboards and other signage, particularly prior to the development of lighted and neon signs. Signs made with sequins were called schmaltz, as were the sequins themselves in that context.
Evidence exists that gold sequins were being used as decoration on clothing or paraphernalia in the Indus Valley as early as 2500BC, during the Kot Diji phase.
Although coins are still used as sequins in some cultures, modern sequins tend to be made of plastic. They may also be referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes. Paillettes themselves are commonly very large and flat. Sequins may be stitched flat to the fabric, so that they do not move, and are less likely to fall off; or they may be stitched at only one point, so that they dangle and move easily, to catch more light. Some sequins are made with facets, to increase their reflective ability.
"Darn... It will not stick"
Careful... do NOT sneeze
"Maybe I will try this one"
The video is out again!
He is looking a bit relaxed... Hope the eyes do not close
Did You Know? - A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daylight hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours. Cultural attitudes toward napping during the work day vary; children and the elderly are often expected to nap during the day and are provided with designated periods and locations to do so, but most working adults are not and napping on the job is widely considered unacceptable. On the other hand, many cultures (especially those in hot climates) serve their largest meals at midday, with an official allowance for a nap period (siesta) afterwards before returning to work.
Sue can see everyhthing from her perch
What a cut up.... Six pack coming up
Did You Know? - An egg carton or egg box (the British English term) is a carton designed for carrying and transporting whole eggs. These cartons have a dimpled form in which each dimple accommodates an individual egg and isolates that egg from eggs in adjacent dimples.
This structure helps protect eggs against stresses exerted during transportation and storage by absorbing a lot of shock and limiting the incidents of fracture to the fragile egg shells. An egg carton can be made of various materials, including foamed plastics such as Styrofoam, clear plastic or may be manufactured from recycled paper and molded pulp by means of a mechanized papier-mâché process.
An 'egg crate mattress', while following a similar form, is not used for egg transport. It is a light weight camping mattress which makes use of the dimpled structure to distribute and cushion human weight. This foam structure is also occasionally used in packaging to dampen impact of sensitive material during travel.
Bye you all1
It's Sunday Morning And We, Of Course, Went To Church And Then Newport
Today's Sermon: Luke 24:13-35 - On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?"
They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
19 "What things?" he asked."About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.
22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus."
25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther.
29 But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."
35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
A beautiful and happy day....
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Second Stop....Newport Harbor Elks
Bob was in rare form this afternoon
Sandy was ready to dance
Brian was reliving the noise from last night
We got Jan tickled
Swaping tales is our favorite pass time
We danced until about 3:50 and then headed to Disneyland
We Arrived At Catal at 5:00 For Dinner And Met Up With The Duda's
Big foot! Nick and the bunny
Tess took care of us.... The wine was on the GM
Smiles all around
We introduced "Ghost Chills" to Brian
Did You Know? - The chilis with the highest rating on the Scoville scale exceed one million Scoville units, and include specimens of naga jolokia or bhut jolokia and its cultivars, the "Dorset naga" and the "Ghost chili," neither of which has official cultivar status.
The Bhut Jolokia chili pepper (Assamese: ভূত জলকীয়া bhut jôlôkia; Bengali: নাগা মরিচ naga morich; Manipuri: উমোরোক umorok , as it is commonly known—also known variously by other names (see etymology section below) in its native region, sometimes Naga Jolokia—is a chili pepper previously recognized by Guinness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. The pepper is typically called the ghost chili by U.S. media.
The Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Assam region of northeastern India and parts of neighbouring Bangladesh. It grows in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. It can also be found in rural Sri Lanka where it is known as Nai Mirris (cobra chili). There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether the Bhut was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.
In 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia as the world's hottest chili pepper, 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
"Help!! My lips are on fire!"
Watch out for those dreams tonight BRian!!!
"Hope I don't set fire to the napkin"
Brian will be a cap to cover the burnt hair
"Bob.... Are they that hot??"
There goes the taste buds
Ghost Chili is same as a Bhut Jolojia
- 1,000,000 Scoville Units
Nick shows what his hair looked like after eating some hot peppers
"Pssssst Jan... Call 911!"
So Brian... How would you describe a Ghost Chili to your friends.....
He he he
We know what to get Brian for Christmas!
How come he is so red???
Brian is so hot that Jan is helping him drink
Brian and Nick are watching all the fun.... Seeing flames come out of Brian's ears....
Something Brian can take home to friends
All is good... We can still stand up
Nick grew antennas