Monday, November 29, 2010

Princess's antics!

Remember Princess Meow Meow? She's the Linehans' youngest and funniest cat! She still thinks and plays like a kitten.

Absolutely darling!

And she can take down a Christmas tree faster than we can wrap presents to put under it!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Photos from our family Thanksgiving a couple of days ago:

The table is all set and ready for a family full of thankful people!

Marilynn and Anne, chatting before dinner

Cabbie gets his little nibble of turkey, too!

Ken, carving the bird!

Parker, Kira, and Austen - waiting!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

On October 3, 1789, during his first year as President, George Washington issued a proclamation that set aside Thursday, November 26 (1789) as "A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer." Entitled "General Thanksgiving," the decree appointed the day "to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and single favors of Almighty God."

By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America,

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the Service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the single and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all Sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

G. Washington

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Haircut day for Kira!

Kira has this long beautiful hair, but it was becoming hard to manage and out of shape. There should be a bit of a wave to it, and this haircut gives that back to her ... and she can still have a good looking ponytail!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010