Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Well, yesterday was her first full day (ok, only 2 hours) of nursery and to say that she LOVED it is quite the understatement. We walked her in, and she never looked back- even when we tried to say good-bye! Obviously, she is quite the independent Little Miss!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here is a video of Ben pulling Audra around- unfortunately, it doesn't really capture all of her giggling. Oh, well:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We all have a million things to do in December, let's get together and get it all done!! I'll provide Christmas music, hot chocolate, and lunch (don't expect much- it will probably be mac and cheese for all!). The kids can play, while we work- or at least try to!!!
So, remember- Tuesday, December 2nd!! All are invited- even if you live 2,000 miles away!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Obviously, her bangs are now very croocked, and I think they make her look like a boy, or at least that she has the world's cutest mullet because the back of her hair is still long. But, I have done my job as her mother, and she has now had her first "official" haircut!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Instead of her usual breakfast, she now wants to eat cereal like Mommy and Daddy. But, she doesn't like it when it gets mushy- who can blame her?
Then, her new favorite thing is her "Dolly." She takes her with her everywhere she goes and gives her lots and lots of kisses!
She put her in her highchair and then pushed her over to the table. But, then she got REALLY mad when she realized I had to take Dolly out to put her in to eat. She also likes to feed Dolly, carry her everywhere, sleep with her, and everything else. It is really cute, and this is the first thing she has really become attached to. Very cute!!!
I know I have used this blog a little to voice some of my political beliefs. I hope that I have done so in a respectful manner, and I particularly hope that I did not offend anyone in the process. If I have, in any way shape or form, I sincerely apologize. About a week ago on a friends blog, I made the horrible mistake of commenting in a way that was more of a personal attack then on issues- this person called me on it, and I immediately apoligized, but I still feel guilty about it. Character should never be attacked, and I am ashamed of myself that in that particular instance I let my guard down and stooped to that low level.
I think that we have had some very intelligent discussion on this blog- and I thank everybody for that. Even when we disagreed, I think everybody was respectful of everybody, and therefore we were able to have intelligent conversation where people could voice their opinions and not be attacked- thank you. Again, if I have inadvertently offended anybody by anything that I have written (except for maybe Curt Dale, I don't care if I offended him), then I truly and sincerely apologize.
But, for now- no more political post- at least not until the mid-term elections!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Ben and I have been talking about getting new furniture for years- and now that the economy is in ruins and everyone is worried about paying the bills, we decided to splurge on this wonderful luxury. Yes, I admit, we probably should not have done it. But, I was tired of having our mattress on the floor (yes, the floor), and when we went shopping we both fell in love with this set. I am very excited- for hours we moved around our mattress trying to figure out the best placement of all the furniture, and even though our bedroom is huge, the space still seems limited (the agony of having a king-size bed). So, this was the best we came up with- Dani, you will have to come visit so you can give us your architectural expertise to help us out! You better come up soon:) This was a wonderful change for Ben and I!!!!
Of course, last night was an incredibly exciting night for Democrats. But, I also hope that in a small way, it was also exciting for Republicans. McCain gave a beautiful speech last night, and he talked about how now we are a nation "no longer scarred by racism." This was such a defining and wonderful moment in our nation's history- and I would even go out on a limb and say that a black man winning the presidency is more poignant then if a woman had won. I think the African Americans have been forced to endure much more hate and pain then women in this country- but that is a side note, and I am sure there are many who disagree.
At any rate, I believe we should all at least be excited that racial tensions seem to be coming to their last days- let's at least hope they are.
I will admit, though, that now there will be great pressure on the Dems to change the face of this country. They won even greater control of the house and senate, and now they will also have a Dem. president, but with that comes a lot of responsibility. This is the same situation the GOP faced 8 years ago, and it is not an easy situation because you get blamed (probably correctly) for what happens. So, while I am very excited, I am also cautious. I believe that Obama means what he says- that he believes America can be greater then what it is right now, and I believe that he will do all he can to make this nation the best it can be. I hope, in four years, if he is able to cut health care costs, create more jobs, cut down abortions by cutting down unwanted pregnancies (something he has talked in depth about doing), that we will all be willing and able to say that he is a great leader and a great man. If, however, we are worse off in four years then we are now, if Congress and Obama are unable to accomplish the tasks at hand, I will be willing to admit that it is yet again time for a change. Only time will tell which course this country is heading!
But, one thing is for certain: Obama is OUR next president, and we now must all work together from both sides of the aisle to better our country! For now, though, I will be curious to see what kind of a puppy Obama's cute little girls will have running around the White House!
What a great looking First Family!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I think McCain will not be able to win both PA and FL- I think he will possibly win one, but not both, and because of that Obama will win. I will say somewhere around 295 votes for Obama and 175 for McCain (I don't know the exact total of votes there are-sorry). But, I don't think it will be announced until just after midnight CO time, so I think it will be a late night!!!
I will be working as an election judge tomorrow (I am hoping to stuff the ballot box- hee hee) and I will let you all know how that goes- it should be interesting! Long lines, for sure- but I bet there will be a lot of happy spirits! The weather is supposed to be nice, so that is good!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is another reminder of how grateful I am for my family and friends. Life is such a wonderful and precious gift. Please keep CiCi in your prayers!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Nevertheless, it was a fun night- Audra LOVED having people ring our doorbell, and each time she wanted to leave with them- it was very cute!
P.S. If you are one of those adult trick-or-treaters, I do not mean to offend- I hope you had a wonderful time!