Monday, April 30, 2012

Photo of the Week!!!

A dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal. - Unknown

    A good friend of mine was recently talking about going to a dressage camp, so I just had to post some horse stuff!!  I really want to find some place to ride here, we'll see.  
    The kids have three days off of school, so I am taking my little bro camping!! If you do not here from me or get a response very fast that is why. Be back soon Have a totally awesome day!!! 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Planet Earth!!!

Our amazing planet!! New tell me intelligent design theory isn't true!! I wish this clip had more moving music to it, this stuff stinks!!

  I do not own the rights to this video.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

More shots of Odessa

Some of the girls hanging out

JJ hiding from the rain

His new best friend

Friday, April 27, 2012

We are all connected!

Some pictures of Odessa!!!

Sand Sculpting

Out on a 10 mile run

We found this great old WWII veteran to take a picture with

Lots of great statues in the city

The Central train station

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back Again

So, I am back home. I had to go to Romania last week and then I was in Odessa Ukraine. In all everything was cool. I will post some pictures and videos tonight!!! Talk to you in a bit!! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hi everybody!! I am really sorry that I have not been posting. I have
been travelling and without wi-fi pretty much since Thursday, but I
will be home in a few days and I have tons of cool pictures and video
to upload!!! Yeah, no picture of the week this Monday. :( haha Hope
you are doing great; talk to you soon!!! ~~

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

What?!! He just picked some more people up!! Now we have 8 people in 6
seats and a fold-down, and one guy in the baggage compartment!!!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I brought my brother caving for the first time ever last summer!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Collaboration of Clothing

   Hi  Everybody, I wrote this like last year, and I actually posted it on my blog, but I just read it again and got a kick out of it!!! It is not the best writing ever, but I hope it gives you a smile. Sooooo, Enjoy!! 

Clothing is essential. This well known fact is obvious to most, yet to others, the pursuit of clothing, not the clothing itself, is the primary focus of life. Everyone has a clothing preference, it’s only natural, but sometimes, the urge to splurge can get a little out of hand. If you see yourself falling into one of the following clothing-worshiping categories, better do yourself a favor and change your act quick. Your fashion is not only damaging your image, but your bank account as well.
First, and most abundant, we find the “Faddist,” they crave whatever’s “in the now” regardless of color, style, or cost. This clothes junky is the friend you have, who seems to live at the mall. Oh, they’re “only trying to fit in!” Yes, but this “fitting in” not only consumes their time and resources, but also is a never-ending cycle which offers no hope of fulfillment.
Secondly, the color-loving “Islander” comes to our attention. You see them everywhere! They, like the “Faddist” don’t care what type of clothing they buy, yet it must be colorful. It seems that their supreme goal in life is to have others mistake them for a yeti-sized parrot! The “Islanders” have no sense of matching or dressing for the occasion; all they care about is having more colors on then anyone else, at any given time!
Next, we move to the orderly “Scientist.” They couldn’t give a rip about fashion, although they do have a color preference, and cost is their main concern. They fly into a rage when their favorite outfit goes up by five cents, but it doesn’t really matter because they rarely buy new clothing. Most people agree that the “Scientist” one day sat down; picked a color, clothing style and model; bought about twenty outfits of this “practically perfect in every way” outfit; and then declared himself set for life!
Now into our critical spotlight steps the powerful “Athlete” always dressed for action. They do care about fashion to a small extent, but function is their primary concern. They eternally believe that an athletic disaster is about to strike; whether it be at church, a yard sale, or a formal dinner; and dress accordingly. Never seen wearing a business suit or other restrictive clothing, the “Athlete” needs to change his focus and get a better look at reality.
After turning around one-hundred and eighty degrees we see the well-known “Businessman.” Unfortunately, this rigid character is the total opposite of both the “Athlete” and the “Islander” as he dresses in nothing but drab. Always seen wearing black, dark blue, or grey, I would venture to say that the “Businessman” would walk through a mud puddle on purpose just to cleanse his socks of that bright, horrid, color known as white! If this stickler ever wore anything but formal attire, the person who saw it must no longer be in the land of the living.
Last, but certainly not least, in swings the courageous “Tarzan.” This down-to-earth fellow seems to think that he is related to a bush! He never dresses in colors not naturally found side-by-side in nature, and his clothing is always loose and leafy. His shirts and even his shoes are an earth-friendly sixty-seven percent biodegradable. This sunny individual seems to think that by wearing the earth, he is heroically saving it.
Hopefully, you now have a more rounded understanding of several of the many clothing personalities. Have fun cleaning out your closet! ;)

It's Monday so that means...Photo of the Week!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

"You will never change anyone until you change yourself." ~ Zig Ziglar

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Sunday, April 15, 2012


Happy Resurrection Sunday Everyone!! Why am I saying this now not last Sunday?? No, I am not THAT crazy,  here it is Easter today. The Russian calendar is not the same as the western. So, have a great day celebration the Savior!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spoken Word

Well, with "Easter" coming up I thought I would finally post this video and see what responses I get. I imagine many of you have seen it already. It went viral on YouTube and got like 14 million hits in three days. Anyway, I am not going to comment, you do that for me!!! Talk to you all soon!!!!!!!

I do not claim any rights to this video, all credit goes to the video uploader. 


OK brother, now I am ready for Mount Washington  with you!

What did you say about the Red Sox, you Yankee Foo??!! LOL

To the play pen, and beyond!!

Move over road hog!
I was looking at some pictures from ancient history (2004) last night and I just had to post some!!! Cute or what!!! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Lake!!

I took this video of my little Bro and me about a week ago. We were at the lake (dammed up stream) near our house and the wind was a little out of hand!! lol

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I saw this on another blog recently, it's how I have tried to live my
life, and hopefully will for the rest of my time here. - "remember,
impossible means you can do it, I'm Possible!!!"

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Hi Everybody!! Things with me are cool, I am going to post some videos tonight, hopefully!!! My left Achilles is injured, so that stinks!! But, it's life. Hey, yesterday I had an all time high of 94 visitors yesterday!!! Wohoooo!! Hope you all are doing great, give somebody who needs it a hug today!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I just saw another one about 3 miles down the road!!! Amazing. I had
not seen any yet this year until today.

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I just saw a fox!!! It ran in front of us on the road and just stood
there watching the cars go by!!! He was young, didn't have all his
deep red and bushy tail yet. I was not able to get a picture though,
not enough light. =(

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Photo of the Week

"A great leader's courage to fulfill his his vision comes from passion, not position." -John Maxwell

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"  -Steve Jobs 


In a surprising turn of events Sen Rick Santorum pulled out of the GOP race yesterday. Putting the country and his desire to replace Mr. President ahead of personal ambition; Santorum opted to leave the race under pressure of possibly losing his home state of Pennsylvania to Romney. Romney now needs only around 500 delegates to win the nomination; and will, barring any unforeseen accidents, become the GOP nominee. But the question remains,can Romney erase his etch-a-sketch image enough to defeat Obama in a general election?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quote of the day ~~ "Make time for calm reflection. Commune with
your own heart, and be still. Remember my caution-Do not be lost
merely for lack of thought." ~J.C. Ryle

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Promised Pictures!!

Believe it or not this is the Medical Station for the entire University district!!!! LOL Yes, all my Ukrainian friends on the trip were complaining that we were back in the USSR!!! 

2,426 Kilometers to London!!!

Cossacks Ahoy!!!

The new clock in honor of the upcoming 2012 Euro Cup. It was beautiful at night, but I  did not get a picture :(

My little bro!! On the way to Kiev!
Here are some pictures that I just took during our trip to Krivo Rog!!!! I will post more soon!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Coming soon: videos, a new header, and free music give-away!!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Home Again

Jamba everyone,
   well, not all my mobile blogging worked, but some did at least!!! I am home now, so I will post some great videos and pictures soon!! Guess what, it has been snowing in the Chernivtsi region almost all day!!! Cray!! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hey world, things here in Krivo Rog are good, we leave tonight and get
back home tomorrow. Diah and I went and took some great pictures all
around the center mall of the city. It certainly not the most
beautiful city in Ukraine though!! And wow, its so humid!!!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trying mobile blogging!! We'll see!! ;)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Run Away!!

Hey friends,
  I am going to be travelling for a few days, so I do not know if I will get to post. :( But I will be back on Sunday!!! So see you all then at the latest, maybe sooner!!!! Have a wonderful few day!!


Sema and Diah making me look crazy!! LOL

Diah wearing Tina's glasses, Nastia's boots, and Sema's hat!!! What a clown!!!
Hey everyone sorry I have not posted many personal pictures recently, as many of you know my phone was down. Also, my camera is in need of a good cleaning, sooooo. But, I am getting back into it!!! BTW, thanks a lot to all the new followers and page views!!!! I really appreciate it!!!! 


"Not because who I am, but because what you've done; not because what I have done, but because of who you are." - Who Am I 

Monday, April 2, 2012


Well, the ISU world figure skating championships held in Nice, France just ended, and Patrick Chan did it again!! Not, with as much zing as last year, but as usual still amazing!! Congrats Canada!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Hurrah!!!

"People are born to succeed not fail!" -Zig Ziglar