Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I was tagged by Josie, and apparently what I am supposed to do is post the fourth picture in the fourth album on our computer. So drum roll please...........................
This is Connor at 4. We had gone to the park with the Rinehart family and he was being his goofy self. :)
So there ya go. I tag....Jaime, Lisa Dawn, Annissa, Melody and Nancy
Posted by Mandy at 7:10 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Posted by Mandy at 5:12 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Other than my recent kid speak, I haven't mentioned the election here. I have my reasons too, mostly being I was so conflicted about the whole thing. I did not like either one of the candidates, I felt there was certainly someone better qualified and better for America. I've been cynical and apathetic and then passionate. So rather than post my craziness for the world to see, I just kept it to myself. However, now the election is over, the country has spoken and history has been made.
How do I feel about our new president-elect? Honestly, the jury is still out. There are several of his policies I do not agree with, and others that I think might not be so bad. Do I believe every negative thing that has been written about him? No, I don't. Do I believe that as a result of the election we are facing darker than dark days? I don't think so. This country's days are already dark. We made them that ourselves. We've had democratic presidents before, and we survived. We've had Republican presidents before, and we survived. I could be wrong, but there is no sense in spending my days and nights fretting over what may or may not happen. I'm secure in who I am in my Creator and who I am as a person I don't have to fear.
Our job now is to respect and pray for the man who has a very tough job ahead of him. In light of the economic issues, the war as well as everything else, the president-elect's job is less than enviable.
As a side/finishing note, there was a small part of me that was proud that I could tell my children this morning that the country elected its first black president. Yes, I know there are people who voted for him simply based on that fact alone, but when I think back to how things used to be and I see the world my kids are growing up in, where it doesn't matter to them that they have friends from every walk of life, every skin color, every ethnic background. I have tried to create a world for my kids where a person is just a person. Not a white person, not a black person, just a person. All men, created equal.
Posted by Mandy at 9:25 AM
Saturday, November 01, 2008
So with the upcoming election, the kids school had a mock election last week. We were discussing it tonight, and I thought I would share our conversation with you. :)
Connor: "I voted for John McCain"
Mom: "Oh really? Well why did you vote for him?"
Connor: "Because he likes Mexican food, and so do I, so he must be cool"
Mom: "Uh-huh" insert stifled laughter here "Sadie, who did you vote for"
Sadie: "Barack Obama"
Mom: "Ok, why did you vote for him?:
Sadie: "Because we were running late, and I was running out of time, so I just picked on"
Ahhhh, the future of our country. ;)
Posted by Mandy at 9:50 PM