The nice thing is when something like this happens around your good friends, they don’t make that big of a deal about it.
But the best part of the day was getting to spend some time with the newest addition to the Madson family, young Harli. We played a game to try to decide who she most looked like. Some of us thought she looks just like Kelli.
Others thought she looks just like Kory.
And some even theorized she had a strong resemblance to Ron.
But after about an hour of debate, Kelli put an end to the game and insisted that we all agree that Harli looks just like Kelli. I think we made the right choice.
To end the evening of fun, we had dinner at the Rock Bottom Brewery. We’re all getting old, because we were back to the hotel and in bed by 11 o’clock. We just don’t have the stamina any more to golf all day and party all night. Maybe next time…
Quote of the Week
“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”
— Stan Smith, Tennis Champion
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Nice Emails of the Week
Greetings from Denmark!
Hi Todd,- I’m a38 year old woman,-my name is Rikke…..I’m born with four fingers and a really weird elbow…my whole life its been a struggle for me…its my right arm…the left side is “normal”. I really want to thank you for giving me the strength to go on…and I hope we could be friends on Facebook. all my best wises to you ,-and your family
Best wishes, Rikke
I figured it out!!! 3D Modeling is MINE!!! I own it!!! I have mastered it!!!!!!!!
Here is my space ship I worked on for about 2 hours…
I’m ready for Pixar!!!!!!!
Then I realized… this is a ‘priceless’ contender…
“You are not drunk If you can lie on the floor Without holding on.”
Quote of the Week
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Shortarmguy's Crazy Emails for January 6, 2013
Good News For Grandma
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Christmas Funnies 2012
Still The Light, By Cameo Smith (Mt. Wolf, PA)
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious,
their laughter filled the air…
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
Remembering nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is Heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
In that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew to the arms of their King
As they lingered in the warmth of His blessed embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
When He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”