Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Facebook page

Dear friends, foes, and those fascinated by our crazy family for whatever reason(s),

I wanted to let you know that I have started a new, public "Are They All Yours?!??" Facebook page. This idea was born of the fact that while there is not always time each day to blog (as much as I wish there were), I do typically pop onto Facebook every day to share a funny story about the kids, a quick video of the baby, or some other short blurb about the ups and downs of large family living. My hope is to be able to give more frequent, albeit shorter, updates on the Facebook page, without making "friends" with all the weirdos out there and giving away too much personal information. Plus, this way even the "Facebook Purists" who abstain from joining Facebook can still see my little blurbs on there. :)

So hop on over to Are They All Yours and "Like" it! Then, go ahead and "invite" your friends!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Salad and Go

For my local readers:

A new, healthy drive-thru option is opening their doors in just a few days on Thursday, February 28th, in Gilbert.

Salad and Go is a gourmet salad drive-thru featuring made-to-order salads and wraps using local, natural and organic ingredients.

Check out their Facebook page for more info, and to read reviews, such as this one by the Arizona Republic. 

And as if all that were not enough, Salad and Go also features organic non-fat frozen yogurt milkshakes. You can choose from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, or orange creamsicle.

While eating at home is still the healthiest and most economical of all options, this is a great alternative to fall back on occasionally. Our family is happy to add Salad to Go to the handful of select restaurants we will eat out at. In fact, in a show of our support, we will have lunch there this Thursday since the kids' piano lessons are in that part of town. 

If you go, please tell them I sent you! :) 

Please note: I am in no way associated with the restaurant, or the owners of it. Nor do I get any "kickbacks" from promoting them here on my blog. I did so because I feel strongly about supporting local small businesses - especially those who sell good food. :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

True Love

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

(Ephesians 5)

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
(I John 4:7)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(John 15:13)

I am eternally grateful for a husband who is a living example of these verses. 

You, too, can have a heavenly marriage and home life if you believe in God and follow the simple directives given in the Bible. 

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:33)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Anna riding her bike

Anna has been our youngest child yet to master riding a bike (with training wheels). She loves whizzing all around the driveway, and even tries to bring her bike into the house when she can't be outside. I love it most when she backs up on the bike (this particular bike can pedal forwards and backwards).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A World Without Cancer

My husband and I have been eating 3 apricot kernels with each meal. They are bitter, but definitely palatable, especially when eaten with a few raisins or half of a dried apricot. 

Each serving of 3 kernels provides 30 mg of vitamin B17 (amygdalin/laetrile), for a total of 90 mg per day. While there is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) for B17, it has been suggested that a dose of 100 mg/day for adults is an effective cancer preventative. 

I read a recommendation by one nurse who said that children could eat a number of kernels per day equal to their age, up to a maximum of seven per day. 

Higher doses of B17 are recommended for those actively fighting cancer - as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

The reviews on Amazon on the 1-lb and 2-lb bags are very insightful, and offer lots of other resources.

 Further reading:

And finally, please remember that I am not a doctor. Do you own research, and don't blindly follow any medical advice from anyone.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pastor Anderson on the Alex Jones Show

Live on the Alex Jones Show:

And also on the Nightly News:

Best of all, he was able to make it to Texas and back without being molested by the TSA! Which these days, is newsworthy in and of itself.