Friday, November 14, 2008


It is Julianns Birthday today!!! Yeah she is 6 years old!! She acts like shes 16 but thats a whole other story!! She is such a great asset to our family. We love her so much and she brings so much joy to everyones life. We were lucky to have her sent to us. We are having a birthday party tonight at Fat Cats to celebrate with her friends and Sunday dinner will be at our house to celebrate it with family. How blessed we are to have friends and family. - DBTV: Reflections of Christ Slideshow - DBTV: Reflections of Christ Slideshow

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're all in this together

I was also very disappointed in the results of the election that took place last week. But like McCain said in his speech. We need to come together as a nation and support Obama. We need to pray for him and stand behind him as one. I truely believe there is a purpose for him being our president. Nothing happens just because, there is a reason.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day

We all need to get out and vote tomorrow!!! It is very important we take advantage of this great freedom we have been blessed with of voting who we think is the person to make the decisions that are in the best interest for our great nation. I received this e-mail regarding what women did to get the right to vote. They truely were persecuted. Do not let their blood, sweat and tears go unnoticed by not voting.

THIS IS MOVING. HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET.....IF WE EVER KNEW...... WHY WOMEN SHOULD VOTEThis is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago.Remember, it was not until 1920
that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.
The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailednonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs askingfor the vote.
(Lucy Burns)And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden's blessingwent on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars aboveher head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gaspingfor air.(Dora Lewis)They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed herhead against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cell mate,Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack.Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging,beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917,when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered hisguards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there becausethey dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the rightto vote.
For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Theirfood--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.(Alice Paul)When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeksuntil word was smuggled out to the press. So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because--why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work?Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining?Last week, I went to a sparsely attended screening of HBO's newmovie 'Iron Jawed Angels.' It is a graphic depiction of the battlethese women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the pollingbooth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder.All these years later, voter registration is still my passion. But theactual act of voting had become less personal for me, more rote.Frankly, voting often felt more like an obligation than a privilege.Sometimes it was inconvenient.My friend Wendy, who is my age and studied women's history,saw the HBO movie, too. When she stopped by my desk to talkabout it, she looked angry. She was--with herself. 'One thoughtkept coming back to me as I watched that movie,' she said.'What would those women think of the way I use, or don't use,my right to vote? All of us take it for granted now, not justyounger women, but those of us who did seek to learn.' Theright to vote, she said, had become valuable to her 'all over again.'HBO released the movie on video and DVD I wish all history,social studies and government teachers would include the movie intheir curriculum I want it shown on Bunco night, too, and anywhereelse women gather. I realize this isn't our usual idea of socializing,but we are not voting in the numbers that we should be, and I thinka little shock therapy is in order.It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn't make her crazy.The doctor admonished the men: 'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.'Please, if you are so inclined, pass this on to all the women you know.
We need to get out and vote and use this right that was fought sohard for by these very courageous women. Whether you vote democratic, republican or independent party - remember to vote.History is being made.
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Here I go!! My very first post!

I don't write as elequently as my blogs that I follow but maybe with a little pratice I can at least become somewhat of a writer.

I need all the help I can get. We are so busy these days with a teenager and 3 others ranging from 5 to 11. Soccer, Baseball, Piano and so on. It gets a little crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Halloween was fun this year. JJ and Jackie were off with friends while John and I hung with Jackson and Juliann. They are a riot!!

Halloween was a blast!! JJ asked some friends over and Jackie went Trick-or-Treating with her friends Bailey and Riley. So, it was just John, Jackson, Juliann and I. We ate Chili that John made. It was delicious!!! But if any of you know Johns cooking, then you know it was good. Then we went to our Trunk-or-Treat. Next year we will not be going. I don't mind handing out candy to everyone who has brought a car there, but when you just come to mooch off everyone elses kindness. Then thats where I draw the line. Next year they have to come to our house to receive the yummy treats we hand out. I'm really not bitter just tired. Ha Ha We went to Dave's house after for a Halloween party!!! WOW!!! is all I can say. I'm so glad JJ was not with us. Some chick showed up with nothing but her panties on and a leather vest with leather chaps. Thank Heavens Joey and Betsy had to get home. We had a great excuse to get the HELL out of there. I can say HELL because it was Halloween.