Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas "2008"

Merry Christmas Everyone,

May you never forget Jesus, God's Only Son,

Who was born of a virgin so that He could die,

To show His wondrous love for us and in reply,

Will we believe on Him, so he can dwell,

In our hearts for eternity, and save us from hell?

It is our Heavenly Father who deserves all glory,

For His wondrous love for us he portrays in His Christmas Story.

God Bless You All,

The Pollock Family

Hope everybody down in Florida has a nice "Warm & Sunny" Christmas:)
We will see you when we return from our "Search for Snow."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Amazing Is'nt It?

Doctors: The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000 . Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171 (statistics courtesy of the U.S. Dept of health and human Services).

Guns: The number of gun owners in the United states is 80,000,000. (yes, that's 80 million) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .00018. (Statistics courtesy of the FBI).

So, statistically, Doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, Guns don't kill people, Doctors do.


We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!! Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention

Plastic Makes You Spastic


Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. The only problem was when they ate it on a regular diet it killed them! The developers of margarine had put a lot of money into the research and wanted a payback of some kind. They put their heads together and decided the white substance had no appeal, so they added yellow coloring and sold it to replace butter.

A medical study at Harvard Medical School shows that eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the SAME AMOUNT of butter. Eating butter increases absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been with us for less than 100 years.

As for Margarine......

It is very high in trans fatty acids.

It has triple risk of coronary heart disease and increases bad cholesterol (LDL) and lowers the good (HDL) cholesterol.

Margarine increases the risk of cancer up to five times!
It lowers the quality of breast milk, decreases immune response and decreases insulin response.
Margarine is but ONE molecule away from being plastic!

It's like spreading Tupperware on your toast!

Experiment results:

After setting a opened tub or margarine outside for a few days, the following resulted:
1. Flies will not touch it.

2. It does not rot or smell any differently, because it has no nutritional value.

3. Nothing will grow in it, not even MOLD!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Antique Christmas Stroll" (Dade City)

Each year in December we go to Dade City and enjoy a Christmas stroll through
the antique district and then go to the Village Inn afterwards. We always have
such a grand time. This year was no exception :)

This years crew.

(Minus Ariana who is taking the picture and Haley who is waiting to be picked up.)

Liv's present from Julia.

(I think she liked it, don't you?)

We're ready to find some "antique" presents.

"What about these?"

Or this....

NOT this!!

This is supposed to be a snowman??

Maybe a satanic one!!


Cute :)

Mrs. Stokes and her special doll :)

Liv enjoys the antique car show that they have this same weekend.

Okay, back to shopping.

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The Town Square

Enjoying Java at the "Gathering Place".

And some yummy baked goods, made with all natural ingredients.

The "Gathering Place" is a christian Gathering place with live music, coffee, tea and snacks,

where you can just come, relax and enjoy (or not, depending) the music. The night we were

there, they gave us a plate full of brownies, muffins and baklava FREE!! Nice People.

The Gang topping the night off relaxed at the "Gathering Place".

Now it's time for dinner at "Village Inn".

"I've had a wonderful time, how bout you"?

Posted by PicasaWe enjoyed sharing the night with you.
Hope you enjoyed it, too!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday

Happy Birthday Missy Stokes!!

One thing is for sure, she is the youngest 50 we've ever known!!

She was VERY surprised. She thought she was on her way

to Bob Evans for dinner, when she opened her door and out jumped a bunch of people,

that scared her to death!!

Liv prepares the cake, while she was whisked off on an

all day shopping trip.

The finished product.

Best Buds

(If we look tired, it's because we ARE)

The Sykes

Preparing questions for the "favorites" game.
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She so enjoys the children and believe me, she will have these cards FOREVER!

Mary and Jim.
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The Graves family.

Tracy, it was fun shopping til we almost literally dropped;)

The Sweet Sykes Family

Gift from the boss.

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A Gift from Uncle Tom.

Dinners for a week from Covert Kitchen. Wow!

She loved her cake.

(She would love it, no matter what, because she's that kind of person).

A special gift from her son.

She cried and is so grateful for a son like Jordan.

He and Liv went shopping and prepared this basket the night before, so his mother

would have something waiting for her when she woke up on her birthday:)

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We Love you Mrs. Stokes.

You're the Best

She is so grateful for her children and lifts them up before the Lord each day.
What would we do without her? She brings joy to everyones life. Is always
there for you, no matter what. She has such a heart for the Lord and strives
to please her Heavenly Father before anything else and we pray God's richest
blessings on her, Always.
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