Monday, December 7, 2009

My Love for Winter

I want to share why I like Winter so much. But I would like you to also know that, for some reasons, I dislike Winter. Mainly, it's that I don't exactly like to be freezing in a car where I have to save the gas in the tank... Which means no heat...
But anyways, there are several things I like about Winter. First of all, Winter is one of my favorite seasons. It reminds me of a dreamy white Christmas season, when the children can enjoy playing in the snow and have some hot cocoa. Secondly, I like to be cuddle in a cozy homemade blanket by the fireplace and watch Christmas movies with my hubby and children. It binds us together with a lovely closeness.
Lastly, I enjoy using the oven to cook.. Not only to warm up the house, but also so that my family can enjoy many great foods. All in all, there is something to enjoy during Winter!

And don't forget to enjoy the snow!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Ready in December!

Christmas tree is here
Wrapping lots of gifts
Counting 25 days

Saturday night: We got our Christmas tree up!

Sunday and Monday: I just finished sending out the Christmas cards.

Monday: I wrote this short poem!

Tuesday: I'm thinking about going out shopping. It's not really my pleasure since I worry about how much I spend. I'm not rich but try to find reasonable prices.

Wednesday: I'll make Christmas cookies and cupcakes!

Thursday: Hannah is going to be in the Christmas Choir in the downtown.

Friday: I'm not sure what we will do. I think I'll wrap the gifts.

Saturday: We'll go to Deaf Christmas Party at the church in Boulder.

Sunday: We'll go to the deaf church in Denver and stay for a potluck and fellowship.

I guess that's enough for now.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Be Offended!

Wake up and open your eyes!
See that being a Christian does not mean going to church.
Going to happy-go-lucky concerts.
Going to motivational weekend get-a-ways.
Potlucks on the first Sunday of the month.
Being holier-than-thou.
Refusing to understand because it’s "bad."
Being a Christian . . . being CHRIST like . . .
a CHRIST follower . . . being a little CHRIST
means being knowing that God is the ONLY judge.
Being there for someone when they need you.
Shining so brightly that people want to know
why you are different.
Hanging out with the sinners.
I am so tired, WORN DOWN, and SICK of "Christians."
How fake you are.
How utterly disgusting you are.
You are so caught up in throwing your Religion in people’s faces
and judging them for their sins that you FORGET to follow God.
You forgot that God and Christ love everyone.
It is not for you to judge.
JESUS CHRIST was offensive.
He hung out with the dirty whores, liars, and thieves.
JESUS CHRIST made the Pharisees angry.
JESUS CHRIST offended the religious people.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the bum on the street.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the man
who cheated on his wife.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the person
who stole a car.
When do I see people who realize that
their sins are NO LESS and NO GREATER
than any other sin?
Hardly. Ever.
I hate that people justify their actions
by hiding behind their religion.
May I remind you that you are acting out of a sinful nature
by being a judge instead of a follower?
Now, I ain’t perfect.
I just said ain’t.
But at least I know that I have no religion.

I have a faith . . . I have a passion . . . and I have love.
That is all I need.
Because when you are sitting in your Bible study
with your religious friends . . .
I am out there . . .
Showing the people who really need God
what He is all about.
Love. Forgiveness. Acceptance.
Not judgement. Haughtiness. Rejection.
Be offended.

It's written by my oldest daughter, Tami. I'm darn proud of her!
She spoke out for the Truth. Bold Tami.

Be CHRIST like Jesus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Legend of the Five Kernels

Legend of the Five Kernels:

The first winter the pilgrims spent in their
new home was very cold. Food was in short
supply. Some days they had only enough food
for each person to have five kernels of corn for
the day. Spring came. They planted food. It grew.
All of the pilgrims did not die. From then on when
it was time of Thanksgiving, the pilgrims put five
kernels of corn on each plate and used them to
remind them of their blessings: The first kernel
reminds us of the autumn's beauty around us.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for
each other. The third kernel reminds us of
God's love and His care for us. The fourth
kernel reminds us of our friends-especially
our Indian brothers. The fifth kernel reminds
us we are a free people.

My youngest son, Brandon got this from his
preschool yesterday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wise Sayings For Good Use

Photos are by flickr.

I'd like to share the verses with you. It's a good tool for you (and me) to receive wisdom and understanding whatever happening in our life through holy spirit.
I'm not perfect but will always need to know wisdom and teaching whatever happening in my daily life. Let Him work in our live and His word through us.

Proverbs 1:2-6

They show you how to know wisdom and teaching, to find the words of understanding. They help you learn about the ways of wisdom and what is right and fair. They give wisdom to the child-like, and much learning and wisdom to those who are young. A wise man will hear and grow in learning. A man of understanding will become able to understand a saying and a picture- story, the words of the wise and what they mean.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the Lord gives wisdom. Much learning and understanding come from His (Jesus) mouth. He stores up perfect wisdom for those who are right with Him. He is a safe covering to those who are right in their walk. He watches over the right way. And He keeps safe the way of those who belong to Him. Then you will understand what is right and good, and right from wrong . . .

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Five Little Pumkins

It's one of Brandon's favorite songs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Aidan! aUdiSm cLeAr PiCtUrE?

Aidan Mack made a very beautiful video on how deeply she thought.

Go see yourself and click on this link. Audism: Re: Open Letter. . .

Aidan, you deserve a lot of applause! Thumbs up for making it clear in the picture.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The "Trophy" for you, Deafchip!! Yay!

this photo

I've decided to give you a "trophy" for being the best commenter under Russell's vlog. You've said all the best valid points about whole meanings on deafhood and holism (#82, it took about 7 minutes) . It's the best example you've ever given! Deafchip ( this link's with all his comments) , you deserved it.

Well, I haven't really said good bye in the last post. It had tempted me too much. :(

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good Bye

I’ve decided to give my blog a rest. I've completed all my journeys with Deafread and Deafvideo TV. They gave me rich experiences on all things they spoke of. Now it’s time for me to go on a new path just waiting for me.

I’ve admired you,
Deb Ann

Saturday, September 19, 2009

~my family~


~a whole family~


~our family~

~Dan, Tami, Avi~ ~Brandon~
~Dan & Tami~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

For Tayler, Yay!!

You did a good job, Tayler! Check out his link for the video on deafhood and audism.
That is what I exactly thought when I read and researched on deafhood and audism until I get it right with the meaning of deafhood and audism. Tayler said it perfectly!

Thumbs up, Tayler!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

DVTV . . . What a Sad Story!

DVTV . . . dvtv . . . DVTV . . . dvtv . . . DVTV . . . what a sad story!

Do you want to know what's inside of my thinking?

I think Russell is cute, but some of his talking isn't cute at all. What does it mean? AnNoYiNg.
That’s what it is. He’s trying to be nice. Yes, I can see that. I think he’s cute and trying to be nice. To me, he's a little bit annoying. What Russell has said is not oppressing.

Like me? Maybe you do. Some of you like him, and some of you don’t like him. No big deal.

I don't think there is any audism in DVTV. No, that is not Audism. They just have different perspective they want to share . . . and different beliefs on stuff. Why? All different people aren’t on the same idea. They have a right to share what they think. It's a freedom of speech. Like it or not. That is what we have to deal with. Life goes on.

Keep a healthy dialogue . . . we need to remind ourselves to praise first then agree to disagree.

Good job, lady (Aguabo) about the facts on CI. I found another blog that some people are suing CI company for the failures. I like you. I hope you don't mind, give Russell a chance. He can be annoying but a little bit.

Good job, Russell for trying to share your perspective with her . . . I think that you need to praise her and admire her . . . then you can share your opinion and what you see . . . It’s your challenge. You also need to see what it’s annoying when you talk to someone. Nevertheless, I like you.

I just finished my coffee! (it's Friday at 10 a.m.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I got it in my email. Thought it's glorious.


I read newspapers about Sunflower this morning. I loved the quote by Carol Lynn Ripka:
"Their heads bowing or dancing cheerfully in the breeze, sunflowers are a fun and festive end-of-summer flower and a prelude to fall"

photos by Flickr

Sunflowers are attractive to our heart, by our house,
and in the sun & dark.

their heads are bowing, ready for harvesting

their faces dance in the soft breeze

Sunflowers are true beautiful to the eye

Seeding sunflowers
cheerfully thriving in sun
bowing, harvesting

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


For most of you may experience some depression in your life, you know what it is like. How do we overcome? We need to recognize our pains and use it as a tool to help us examining thoroughly, overcoming, and growing healthy. It takes one step at a time.
Deal with feelings
way to blow away freely
let it be healthy

Roommate & Me at Gally

We were roommates at Gallaudet University in my second year. Teri and I had a lot of good memories! A lot of wild times and we laughed! We had a long chat together on Video Phone, caught up with the news, and haven't done it for more than 20 years! I look forward to seeing her in the future. Thanks to Facebook; that's how I found her there!

Recipes for Pumpkin pies and Apple Crisp

Click on the links for the recipes! Enjoy!

Happy Harvest

As Harvest comes before you know
The moon casts its golden glow as you see
The leaves full of color to dance the way
as you walk through and enjoy the scene
Children laugh at the carved pumpkins
glowing by the candles bring you a smile
Then pumpkin pies will be made from these
the smell of them is on a passing breeze
Apples are ready to be picked from the trees
Seeing them piled in the baskets is a joy
The apple crisp will be made from these
the smell of them is on a passing breeze
The ripe harvest in the fields can be fun
and you catch the delighted smell of cooking
pies and apple crisp in a breezing evening!

Written by Deb Ann
It was written on October 14, 2007

Thursday, August 20, 2009


You’d LOVE to watch this video clip! I wonder what if she's deaf? Would he learn to sign after finding out she's deaf? I'm not saying that she's deaf but in your imagination as what if she's deaf?
By the way, I think this is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! My heart melts!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Long Break

I need to take a long break from blogging,
Deafread, Deafvideo TV, and Facebook.
I may take a peep on some of your blog entries,
videos from Deafvideo TV, and news on Facebook.
I'll catch you later on. ~Deb Ann

(this photo by Flickr)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Five Random Thoughts

I just had five Random thoughts today.

#1 My oldest daughter, Tamra stopped by & we all went out to eat at Taco Bell for lunch!

#2 My granddaughter, Avalon can say, "Da, da, da,da.” She is so cute!

#3 My second and third kids, Sam and Hannah just had haircuts today. They look great!

#4 My youngest son, Brandon was so proud that he's able to help his dad working in the backyard!

#5 I had a long busy day taking care of things and errands. I finally got the set of DVD slideshow of family pictures. I'm glad they would redo it for me at last! (I need to learn how to create a DVD slideshow on my own)

Monday, August 3, 2009


The features of our view were so beautiful. I just couldn't get off my eyes on such delighting features of clouds and sky. It was like a heavenly scenic natural fly! I could feel like flying all through the clouds and over the world like a bird.

All the pictures are taken by Deb Ann

My Hats/Roles (see LaRonda's blog)

Hi there! I’d like to share something with you that I visited LaRonda’s blog. You can click on her blog and see her post. She has many hats/roles on the list, so I’d like to share mine as well.
Let’s be fun!

Totally Deaf since birth
The Wife to Tom

The Mom . . .
To Tamra, Samuel, Hannah, and Brandon
The Mother-in-law . . .
To a wonderful son, Daniel (Tamra’s husband)
The Grandma to Avalon
The comforter


Animal Lover
Colorado Girl
Deb Ann!

Thank you, LaRonda for bringing up the wonderful idea about your hats/roles. I truly enjoyed your Disney California Video! About the accessible device, it’s so interesting!
If you miss her video, go for it! Visit her v-blog!

Friday, July 31, 2009

While a hot topic: Deafless/Deafhood

Deafread and DVTV where all deafies belong
surrounding us
with matters to discuss
of perception, learning, reasoning
Nothing divides us
Instead, it unites us as the deaf community
One whole D/deaf community
is to stay
whether our perspectives
are different from each other
but still, we all are in one place!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Jewish Rabbi and Catholic Priest?

I got to share this joke; my friend from Brighton passed it on to me through an email. Hope it brightens your day!

A Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter. "This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?" The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I believe in Jesus (with lyrics)

I do!

Faith is Believing!

Faith and
Trust and believe in

"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to younder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you." Romans 1:17

Romans 1:17 (Worldwide English (New Testament))
The good news shows how God puts a person right. God puts a person right when that person believes in his Son and keeps on believing. The holy writings say, `A person who is put right because he believes, will live for ever.'

Thanks to Jeffrey who left the verse (Philippians 4:11-13) in my FB that it supports this verse from the Bible I posted.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:11-13

This photo by Deb Ann

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Toddler's ASL at Village Inn

I want a hamburger, fries, and catsup. Hmmm. I want a pop.

A Burnt Mountain

It was a Hayman fire (as a forest fire) at Douglas, Jefferson, Park, and Teller countries in Colorado last June 8, 2002. It was seven years ago. I remember that time when it happened, the sun was like orange and we could smell the forest fire all over. It was so greyish during the days. We didn't really like being outside. We still could smell the forest fire smell in our house. How did it happen? It was a forest ranger with a broken heart who was attempting to burn the letter from her husband at the campfire by herself, but it was quickly, uncontrollably spreading out the campfire. It went more than 138,000 acres. At that time, Colorado was going through a serious drought!

We decided to drive up to the mountains last Sunday and shot pictures of some current forests. I have to admit that these features of the forest made a beautiful view! There were some wild flowers. Brandon enjoyed exploring into the forest pasture.
Enjoy my pictures!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm a human. What can I say?

I'm a human. What can I say?
(for some of you know what I'm talking about)
Well, it's a secret if you don't know what it meant to be.
It's actually for DVTV vloggers who got involved under one vlog.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

a Romantic Haiku by Deb Ann

Love Flowing splashes
Two hearts beating each to each
With a great flourish