Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is a picture of her arriving in Fort Wayne on Saturday evening just before the rally.
As we pulled in the parking lot at the Coliseum a little before 4, this is what we saw. The line went out to the road!! The next day, we read in the paper that this was the longest line Fort Wayne has ever had. My mouth dropped open and I commented to Kevin that it had to be a line to get into the building. He didn't believe me at first and said it was for something different...I was right. :)
When we finally made it into the building, we were standing shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people. It was tight and warm. Not too far from us, we spotted a Sarah Palin looka like. I wanted a picture with her so badly and was contemplating asking her when an older woman fainted beside us. The Sarah Palin look a like came over and tried to help (I guess she was a nurse). I was tempted to take a picture...would that have been inappropriate? Kevin said yes, so I didn't. Police officers, fire fighters and EMTs squeezed through the crowd to help the older lady and ended up taking her out on a stretcher. I felt bad for her. She didn't want to leave because she was afraid she would miss seeing Sarah Palin. I didn't blame her!!
I told Kevin about ten times that I was so thankful we didn't bring the kids! He got two extra tickets in case we wanted to take them along...so glad we decided against it!! We were able to find someone else to take the tickets on Saturday morning.
One by one we filed through a security gate manned by Transportation Safety Administration personnel. Then we moved to another area where, with arms outstretched, we were scanned by Secret Service members with a security wand. We emptied our pockets and they went through my purse. We made it to our seats by 6:00...two hours from the time we got out of our car in the parking lot!!!
Hank Williams Jr. revved up the crowd with some music.
Sarah and part of her family walking out on stage
The coliseum was packed with over 15,000 people.It was sooooo worth the wait to see Sarah come out on that stage with her family. My sister asked me what some of the highlights were for me. I loved seeing her family with her. She was genuine and real. I loved her spunk. When she talked about her stand on the value of innocent human life, everyone rose to their feet and the crowd roared...that was my most favorite part of the speech.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And you can't be at Grandma's house on a Sunday afternoon without popcorn, pop and silly hats.
Friday, October 17, 2008
8 things that happened yesterday.
1. Thought about exercising but decided to sleep longer.
2. Prayed really hard that I wouldn't run out of gas on the way to school. I had a 10, 4, 3 and 3 month old in the van with me.
3. Thanked God that I made it to the gas station.
4. Helped my niece with her spelling words.
5. Talked baby talk to my 3 month old niece trying to make her giggle and smile.
6. Did one load of laundry.
7. Read to my kids.
8. Left the kids with my husband to make supper and went to the Library by myself for some peace and quiet.
8 favorite places to eat.
1. Cork N' Cleaver
3. Pokagon Inn on Mother's Day
4. Beside a campfire
5. My mom's house
6. Texas Roadhouse
7. Northwestern Zoo Day Picnic
8. Cracker Barrell
8 TV shows I love to watch:
1. American Idol
2. Little House on the Prairie
3. Fox News
sorry...don't watch much tv.
8 Things I am looking forward to:
2. Getting the phone call about our new baby
3. Celebrating birthdays with family on Sunday
4. Cabo Trip
5. The next date night with my husband
8. My next hair appointment
8 things on my wish list:
1. I wish I could experience what it's like to feel a baby move inside my body.
2. I wish I could stop people from getting divorced.
3. I wish I could freeze time when our family is on vacation together.
4. I wish my house would automatically stay clean and organized by itself.
5. I wish I had my own photography studio.
6. I wish I didn't have any gray hair.
7. I wish our government would seek God's wisdom.
8. I wish I could protect my children from the evil of this world.
8 friends I tag:
Looking forward to reading what the rest of you post!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Again, it was a beautiful day on Sunday and we had to do something outside so we took the kids on a train ride to a pumpkin patch. It was busy and we had to wait 45 minutes to ride the train, but the kids did great and we kept telling them how exciting it was going to be. It was finally our turn and we loaded the train with great anticipation. It was a beautiful ride through the woods, but when we reached the "pumpkin patch" there were no pumpkins left. It wasn't a real pumpkin patch...they hauled in pumpkins from somewhere else and basically threw them out in the middle of a field. The idea was a good one, but not planned out so well. The train ride made it worth going though. We let the kids each pick out a gourd to take home and stopped by this old truck on our way out to take some Fall family pictures.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
10. I love your sense of humor – No one can make me laugh like you can. You make up the best goofy songs & poems. You want me to be happy.
9. I love your blue eyes and the handsome body that goes along with them!
8. You are incredibly smart. I’ve learned so much from you! You are my walking encyclopedia and dictionary – You know a lot about many different things. You are very confident in who you are.
7. You are fearless and calm and you counsel me on many of my fears.
6. You give the greatest back rubs frequently without getting them in return.
5. I love that you challenge me and love me enough to tell me the truth. You are full of integrity. You give me a different perspective on situations and don’t say things about others that you wouldn’t say if they were standing right beside you.
4. I love watching you be a Father to our kids. You love them enough to discipline them and at the same time have the most tender heart towards them. You are devoted to our family.
3. I love your commitment to provide for our family. You are very driven to succeed and work very hard so that I can live my dream of staying at home with our children.
2. You are a people person and care very much about relationships with family and friends.
1. I love your commitment to put God first in your life and our family. It is a priority to take your family to church and Sunday School every Sunday and to spend time daily in teaching them about God. I appreciate your prayers for me every morning before you even get out of bed.
You’re my BEST friend and I couldn't imagine life without you!
Okay, no pressure here after all that. KJB better weigh in and make a few comments about the hot blonde in my arms:
1. Her caring and compassion for others; this goes beyond just her friends and is the true Biblical meaning of the word.
2. Her love and devotion to Christ. Sherri is committed to the Word and is a challenge to me to stay on track.
3. Her unconditional love and acceptance of my family. She has a positive uplifting spirit about her that serves to attract, not divide.
4. She shares common interests of mine...such as conservative politics!
5. She is very supportive of my business...Our business.
6. She constantly challenges me to improve and grow...up!
7. She's HOT! And committed to physical fitness, health and good family eating habits.
8. One awesome cook...who said the key to a man's heart is through his stomach? Yep.
9. She's such a great example to other women. You want a woman who doesn't gossip or get catty? Sorry, this one's taken.
10. She loves me even with all my faults.
11. BONUS. She is extremely gifted and creative with photography, preserving important family memories.