Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wish Lists and Catalogs

Do you remember those times as a child when Christmas was just a few months away and the JC Penney catalog used to come?  I loved flipping through all of those pages and pages of toys picking out what I wanted for Christmas.

I remember one year, I wanted a particular Barbie house...the Barbie dream house complete with pool and furniture.  
Well, my parents were working very hard to make ends meet and when Christmas morning came, I got a Barbie house, but just not the one I wanted.  They bought me a Barbie Townhouse...complete with elevator.

I remember being disappointed.  I liked what they gave me, but I had my heart set on something else.  The townhouse was bigger...had more rooms...not to mention the elevator again.  ;)   And I did play with it everyday for a long time.

Would my parent's want to get me a dream house?  Yeah, probably.  Could they afford it? No. So they did what was best for our family.  They made the right choice.

Now I am the parent and my child wants a Nintendo DS Lite...red and black specifically.  And now I am faced with the same choice...

It seems we do turn into our parents after all.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A few photos from last weekend

Last weekend, we surprised my mother in law for her 50th birthday. There were people from all over the US who came to help her celebrate. We had a great time with family and friends. Here are a few photos:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

We visited Murphy's Orchard this weekend and had a lovely time. The apples were delicious; the cider was yummy; and Tim especially liked the apple doughnuts.

They had a few animals there, and Jonathan loved feeding them. Here are a few photos.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin Power and a Few Other Thoughts

I caught the end of the Vice Presidential debate last night, and I must say that I truly was impressed. The candidates were actually interesting to watch. I think what impressed me the most was that instead of typical mud-slinging politics, the candidates actually debated the issues.

Biden came out calm, collected and didn't ruffle any feathers...probably what the Obama campaign wanted. Palin on the other hand, came across as the friend next door...who fights when she needs to. I think she did better than what most people expected.

I love this review from FoxNews.com: "Sarah Palin saved John McCain again Thursday night. She is the political equivalent of cardiac paddles," conservative columnist Peggy Noonan, who was caught criticizing Palin in an off-camera moment in early September, wrote in The Wall Street Journal.

So will there be enough Palin Power to push McCain through? I sure hope so.

Oddly, though, as much as I love Sarah Palin, one thing does concern me: her children. As I watched her hold her baby and pat her daughters head at the end of the debate, it made me wonder why she feels that the Vice Presidency takes place over her family for the next four to eight years.

The other concern I have in regard to the election is that there are so many who do not approve of McCain or Obama that they choose not to vote at all. There may not be a candidate that is the ideal person that I as a Christian might elect, but there is definitely one that I would NOT elect.

So this year, my vote is against someone, not necessarily for someone.

If you choose to not use your constitutional right to vote this year, choose not to complain about politics for the next four years!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's that time of year...

The air is getting cooler...the leaves are starting to change. Autumn is my favorite time of year! Makes me want to build a fire, make hot chocolate, eat soup and cuddle under a blanket.

What is your favorite thing to do in the fall?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lost Tooth

Well, J lost his front tooth last night. So much for my baby; he is really growing up. :)