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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Which Greek Goddess are you?

My mom, sister and I are always joking about who our Greek parents are. We are also always taking quizzes to see what they say... Well Mom and Nita also always say I'm a child of Athena. That is also  what every quiz I get says.. So I'm going to share a little bit about Athena.

Athena was the Greek virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. She was the daughter of Zeus; her birth is unique in that she did not have a mother. Instead, she sprang full grown and clad in armour from Zeus' forehead.
She was fierce and brave in battle; however, she only took part in wars that defended the state and home from outside enemies. She was the patron of the city, handcraft, and agriculture. She invented the bridle, which permitted man to tame horses, the trumpet, the flute, the pot, the rake, the plow, the yoke, the ship, and the chariot. She was the embodiment of wisdom, reason, and purity. She was Zeus' favourite child and was allowed to use his weapons including his thunderbolt. She became the patron saint of Athens, after winning a contest against Poseidon. Her holy tree is the olive tree and she is often symbolised as an owl.

 was the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythologyMinerva is the Roman goddessidentified with Athena.[2]
Athena is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour.[2]
Veneration of Athena was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshipped Athena asAthena Polias (Ἀθηνᾶ Πολιάς "Athena of the city"). While the city of Athens and the goddess Athena essentially bear the same name (Athena the goddess, Athenai the city), it is not known which of the two words is derived from the other.[3]   

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This is what one quiz said.

Athena Goddess of War and Wisdom
Cool and collected. People look to you for wisdom and advice. You tend to keep to yourself and sometimes wonder how you got stuck with all the idiots around you. You try and keep to yourself and not get involved in such petty drama however there are moments when people test you and you get involved due to your temper, you won't admit to this however

For anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge night person so the OWL is a perfect fit for me.

Forever N Always

Saturday, November 29, 2014

They love daddy

I looked I've to see that Joshua had fallen to sleep holding Eli. So I put Lyd beside him and she also went to sleep.  Then he just had to fall asleep ;)

Fun at the zoo

Back before we had Lydia we made a trip to VA for the weekend. While we were there we went to the zoo and these are some of the pics I took.:)

Sparkle the Elf

Day 1--Meet sparkle 
She is a crazy little elf that comes every year in Dec to watch over the kids. Then she reports back to Santa to let him know if they have been naughty or nice. She first showed up at our house last year and the boys loved her. Even tho she is suppose to stay in her shelf she likes to get into trouble. 

Keep watching to see what else this naughty little elf gets into. ;)

Day 2---And it looks like sparkle was the winner!!! Yay!!! Sorry caption maybe next time.  

Day 3---Watching Eli's fish 

Day 4--She made a zip line last night going from the fan to the window.   

Day 5--Well now we know why she was watching the fish. She was trying to choose which fish she wanted.

Day 6 -- It would seem that Sparkle is wanting to be stingy with the milk 

Day 7--  Sparkle does not know how to wrap gifts -_-

Day 8--- sparkle is sick :( poor girl hopes she feels better tomorrow.

Oh Christmas Tree

Every year either Thankgivings night or the night after we put up our Christmas tree. Mom, Nita and I put up the tree itself   And fluff out the branches. After we get the tree up everyone helps put on the ornaments. We have a few very special ornaments that have to go on the tree plus some plastic ones that Eli and Lyd get to help with. Putting the tree up together helps everyone get into the Christmas mood. I just loves watching Lyd's face light up when we turned the lights on.

After Christmas everyone will pick out one new ornament to add to the tree next year. Doing this is just one of our traditions. What are some traditions that you and your family do?

Our nut cracker waiting to save his ballerina.

The ever dancing ballerina

Nita's beautiful humming bird.

My newest little dancer

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving supper

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent lunch with Josh's family and supper with mine. After supper we're gonna watch a movie, play some games and put up our Christmas Tree