Saturday, December 30, 2006

This is for my Pa...

Arkansas Engineering Exam
We are sick and tired of hearing about how dumb people in the South. We challenge any so-called smart Yankee to take this exam administered by the University of Arkansas Engineering Department:
Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10-pound possum.
Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard? A '65 Ford Fairlane, a '69 Chevrolet Chevelle or a '64 Pontiac GTO.
If your uncle builds a still which operates at a capacity of 20 gallons of shine produced per hour, how many car radiators are required to condense the product?
A woodcutter has a chainsaw which operates at 2700 RPM. The density of the pine trees in the plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweisers will be drunk before the trees are cut down?
If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12 simultaneously, what would be the percentage decrease in the ozone layer?
A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet. The porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many hound dogs will be killed?
A man owns a Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an average slope of 15%. The man has five children. Can each of his grown children place a mobile home on the man's land and still have enough property for their electric appliances to sit out front?
A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a steep slope on a secondary road at 45 MPH. The brakes fail. Given average traffic conditions on secondary roads, what is the probability that it will strike a vehicle with a muffler?
A coalmine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the beginning of the 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be smoked during the shift?
At a reduction in the gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per generation, how long will it take a town which has been bypassed by the Interstate to breed a country-western singer?

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:7-10 NIV

TODAY'S KID JOKE: What's the Capital of Arkansas?

Friday, December 29, 2006

Our personal joy continues

This morning my husband told me that he heard Jer. 29:11 on the radio on the way to work this morning EVERY TIME we hear that we immediatly get news about our adoption. Just a couple hours after that I checked our emails and had an update from the orphanage letting us know that we are in the courts, a quick update on the kids, and my favorite ever picture of our children! They should be legally ours ANY DAY NOW!!! I'm so excited I can hardly sit still to type this. :) Joyfully, Angela

One of life's lessons

A young couple was touring southern Florida on their honeymoon and stopped at one of the rattlesnake farms along the road. After seeing the sights, they engaged in small talk with the man that handled the snakes."Wow!" exclaimed the new bride. "You certainly have a dangerous job. Do you ever get bitten?""Yes, upon rare occasions," answered the handler."Well," she continued, "just what do you do when you're bitten by a snake?""I always carry a razor-sharp knife in my pocket, and as soon as I am bitten, I make deep criss-cross marks across the fang entry and then suck the poison from the wound.""What, uh... what would happen if you were to accidentally sit on a rattler?" persisted the woman."Ma'am," answered the snake handler, "that will be the day I learn who my real friends are."

For the rest, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things have honour, whatever things are upright, whatever things are holy, whatever things are beautiful, whatever things are of value, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, give thought to these things. Philippians 4:8

How did Minnie Mouse save Mickey from drowning?

She gave him mouse-to-mouse resuscitation.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sharing our personal Joy again

We are back from vacation and have some great news! For anyone following our adoption (or is adopting from Haiti) you know what a big deal it is to get your children signed out of IBESR. It is a sign that you are at the end of the adoption. We got news that this happened while we were gone. Now our paperwork goes to Haitian courts one more time (usually just takes a couple weeks) and the children will become legally ours in Haiti. After that just passports and visas! Please continue to pray for our family.

Here is an updated picture of our children, who will be legally ours any day now!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006


You may have noticed the lack of blogs in the last week. Our family is on a Fantastic vacation for nearly the whole month of December. I have very limited access to the internet while on our road trip so will not be posting for the next few weeks.

Please remember to check in with me again after December 27th!

Joyfully, Angela (currently in Austin, TX)