Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another drawing

Here is another one of Caleb's excellent drawings.

He borrowed a book about welding from one of his cousins. On the back of the book, there was the picture Caleb used to draw this picture:

The way he did the sparks, the vivid colors, it's just all very real. The light colors stand out because of the black background. He did a fantastic job!

Great job Caleb!


Art ~

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tickets on Sale Now!

The Ticket Bomb for the Rally for the Republic will begin and tickets will go on sale starting this morning.

Will you purchase a ticket and join us in Minneapolis on September 2?

Tickets will cost a very patriotic $17.76, so we hope you will bring the whole family. Can you image the reaction from the political establishment and media if we are able to sell out the Target Center?

Already the media is calling our office interested in the potential of our event. Over 1,500 news stories were written about Ron Paul alone when we announced our rally in Minneapolis two days ago.

Let's send a loud and clear message to the media again this Friday @ 10AM CST when tickets go on sale!

Tell them that we will not go unnoticed. Liberty will prevail, and our republic will be restored.

Please make every effort you can to be in Minneapolis. This will be the greatest event Dr. Paul has ever attempted.

We are in negotiations with a handful of headlining musical acts and additional speakers that we will announce to you in the coming weeks.

We appreciate all your suggestions, but rest assured, the Rally for the Republic will be nothing less than our moment in history.

In addition to the Rally for the Republic, the Campaign for Liberty has planned three full days of events.

Please go to the scheduling page on our website to read about all the activities from Sunday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 2.

Don't forget! Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning @ 10AM CST at the Rally for the Republic website.

Be sure you are first in line to grab your seats.In liberty,The Campaign for Liberty TeamP.S. - The Rally for the Republic will be the kickoff event for the Campaign for Liberty.

We are developing a new nationwide grassroots organization to keep the message of liberty alive.

Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join the Campaign for Liberty by going to our website and signing up. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2 Visits

Over the last month and a half, we have received two visits from both sets of Grandparents!
Poppy & Grams (Mom's parents) were in the area (they live 2 1/2 hours away) and they stopped by for a couple of hours back around the first of July. We had a wonderful visit with them.

Grandpa & Grandma (Dad's parents) live closer (in Dallas) and have come up twice so far. Grandma is a teacher and so she is taking advantage of having the summer off to visit family & friends. We are so glad that they've been able to come up and see us twice!

We love you Poppy & Grams! We love you Grandpa & Grandma!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy 22nd Birthday Joel!!!

Reading to Jo & Ja

I know, this is a day late (and a dollar short), but "some is better than none," right?

Joel is now an "old man" as he describes himself. :) Hmm... I hardly think so brother of mine. ;)

Please join me in wishing him a fantastic belated 22nd birthday! Leave your birthday wishes by commenting here on the site.

Happy Birthday Joel! We love you!

You are such an inspiration to all of us, and such a godly motivator. We pray that you will continue to "grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." And that you will continue to have "a defense ready for those who ask you the reason of the hope that is within you, with meekness and fear." You are such a blessing and we love you very much!!

Love from,

Dad, Mom, Abby, Caleb, Phoebe, Johanna & Jaden

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our VERY FIRST tomato!!!

This picture was not taken by us, but can be found on the web here.

Today we picked our very first tomato!!! Can anyone guess how big it was? (Don't get your hopes up!) Each of had a small (hint) piece of it, and it was delicious! wasn't like those artificial, pesticide-infected, store-bought kind, it was homegrown! Not to brag or anything (!), but I have to say it was one of the best tomatoes I've ever tasted (I wonder why?!)! We have some more tomatoes (green) on our plants...but, can anyone guess how many we have? Oh...also...would anyone happen to know many plants we have? ;)


~Phoebe :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Operation Ivy <^>

Before After

We live in a 40 year-old home with mature trees growing all around, therefore we have been blessed with lots of shade. Two of them are huge Ash trees with English ivy growing on them. Located in the front yard, they bring a stateliness to our home, I think. We have been noticing, over the past several months that our trees aren't doing too well. They seem to been dying, maybe they are, I mean they are at least 40 years old, and this is Texas (i.e. hot, dry, drought, ice-storms, heavy rains, etc.).

Here we are cutting the veins back from their strangle hold on our trees
Tuesday morning, Caleb & I were mowing, and edging the yard, and we got this bright idea that we should trim back the English Ivy that was growing up the W. tree. Out comes the ladder, loppers, and here came the leaves... of ivy.

Unwrapping the tree of its vines

After working for awhile on the one tree, we decided (and after consulting with Daddy) to pull down the ivy off of both trees. We left about 1'' of ivy at the base of the trees and all of it in the tree-boxes. Now, needless to say, our our trees look "naked" without all of their foilege


The job all in all, was very simple, very itchy (not like poison ivy), and very hot. But, we accomplished the task in about 1 hour. Thanks goes to Caleb and Phoebe who were my faithful co-laborers. : )
We still had piles of tree limbs (we also trimmed up the trees), ivy and other organic material awaiting disposal on the front lawn. Later that day, we cleaned it up. Now, it's being made into compost.
~Abby a.k.a. "the ivy puller"

A crack in time
P.S. Don't ever grow Ivy (of any kind) on your trees. It may look nice (if you keep it trimmed, it's a bit unruly) but it will kill your tree.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Operation St. Paul, MN

Think about this:

This September in Minneapolis, MN, John McCain will accept the nomination of the Republican party. Across the river, Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty will be hosting its own convention. One, that will have significantly more impact than what the RNC decides.

So, to get a "head start" The American Liberty Coalition PAC is sponsoring a billboard campaign in the Twin Cities. Go check out a sampling of what it will be like if you're walking the streets of Minneapolis or St. Paul. It is completely what we need, a welcomed "wake up call" for all of those who need the TRUTH!

Consider what you can do to make this happen all over the Twin cities.

For Freedom, for America,

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

One Blood

Johanna is a thinker. This evening at church, during the song service, she was thinking and writing and this is the fruit of her labor. Congratulations Jo! I am so pleased with the finished product! ~Abby

One Blood
Johanna Kautt (age 10)
My siblings are related to me by blood. But, if you think about it, we Christians are also related by blood - Christ Jesus' blood for our sins. And, all are related to each other, black, white, yellow, red, brown, through Adam.
But, all are "one blood" (Acts 17:26) through Adam. We are all ONE RACE! The human race. Black, yellow, red, brown and many other "colors" are one hundred percent HUMAN! And, so are unborn babies in Mother's wombs.
Unborn babies are ONE HUNDRED percent human! Not, part fish, monkey, or any other animal! Abortion and racism are evolutionary, and it goes against God's infallible word. We are all created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God's word says babies are knit together in their mother's wombs (Psalms 139:13-16).
"And God said, "let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." Genesis 1:26-27 KVJ
"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth..." Acts 17:26a (emphasis added) KJV
"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." Psalms 139:13-16 KJV

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy 16th Birthday Caleb!

Today is a special day at the Kautt Haus, Caleb (the 3rd child) turns 16! Wow! The time has flown by since the time he licked his forefinger and said to Mom, "want some wa wa (water)?" He has matured allot and grown in the Lord. He is a young man, no longer a child.

May God our Creator bless you richly Caleb now & always as you strive to follow His leading in your life!

We love you!

Dad, Mom, Joel, Abby, Phoebe, Johanna & Jaden

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Revolution March - Washington D.C.

The Campaign for Liberty has announced who will be speaking at its up-coming Revolution March in Washington D.C. this Saturday (July 12, 2008).
  • Hon. Ron Paul - Rep. 14Th dis. Texas
  • Hon. Howard Phillips - Pres. Conservative Caucus
  • Chuck Baldwin - Constitution Party Candidate 2008
  • Charles Goyette - Nationally syndicated radio talk show host

and many many other freedom defenders. To see the whole list, please visit the official website.

I wish I could march on Washington with the 15,000 + others who have pledged their support for freedom, prosperity & peace.

For the freedom of America!


Friday, July 4, 2008

American Freedom & The 4th of July

Today we celebrate Independence Day, Fourth of July, Happy Fireworks Day, and maybe just a "day off". A national holiday to commemorate the birth of our nation... the United States.

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - The Declaration of Independence ~ July 4, 1776

"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received and to implore such further blessing as they stand in need of; and it having pleased Him in His abundant mercy not only to continue to us in the innumerable bounties of His common Providence to smile upon us... " - Continental Congress November 1, 1771 First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving (partial quote)

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

"It is in an especial manner our duty as a people with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue and confirm the blessings we experienced." - George Washington; Jan. 1, 1759 National Thanksgiving Proclamation

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep,
O, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

William Whiting (1825-1878) The Hymn of the U.S. Navy also know as Eternal Father Strong to Save


O Beautiful for Spacious Skies,
For Amber Waves of Grain,
For Purple Mountain Majesties
Above the Fruited Plain!

America! America!
God Shed His Grace on Thee
And Crowned They Good with Brotherhood
From Sea to Shining Sea!

O Beautiful for Pilgrims Feet,
Whose Stern Impassioned Stress
A Thoroughfare for Freedom Beat
Across the Wilderness!

America! America!
May God Thy Gold Refine
Till All Success Be Nobleness
And Every Gain Divine!

O Beautiful for Patriots Dream
That Sees Beyond the Years
Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam
Undimmed by Human Tears!

America! America!
God Shed His Grace On Thee
And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood
From Sea to Shining Sea!

America the Beautiful - Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929)

On this the 232nd Birthday of America, let's remember to pray for her leaders, her peoples and her land. That God would heal our land! America, bless God!

"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family." Leviticus 25:10

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Through the looking glass pt. 1

Well, our server is not letting me post all of the pictures, so I'll just have to do it in two installments. Fun! :-)

These are some photos that we took as part of a science experiment (joking!). We were actually just messing around with the camera after lunch one afternoon recently, and hit upon this method of portraits. :)

Caught by surprise?

What a Corky!

Aww... Jay-bug the cutest of the bunch!