Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I got a recommendation from a fellow blogger of a Nikon D40 but if anyone else has any suggestions please let me know.
I've never been a feminist or an activist for women's rights or anything like that. I think it's ignorant for people to vote for anyone based gender or race but I must say last night I was proud of the fact that she is on the ticket and she is a woman. When McCain chose Gov. Palin I had some reservations like everyone else, but the more I know about her the more I really like her. She's real and she's living the American dream!!
Also, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas favorite son, (or whatever they say) also had a great speech with some great quotes.
Great night overall at the RNC!!
p.s. if anyone reads this that has any pull please tell Ms. Palin her hair looks better down! :-)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
One of my goals is to never to look down on anyone because their views are different than mine. I may get frustrated but many of my good friends are Democrats and I love them just the same :-) (you know who you are!!) Yes, I might role my eyes at some of the things people say on TV and want to throw the remote through the TV (especially Keith Olberman....errgghh!!) or think how in the world can someone who was raised here in the good 'ol USA like me think the complete opposite as I do on so many important issues. I do find it intriguing and have to remind myself that they may be just as passionate as I am about the complete opposite view.
So I know it will come as no surprise to you then that I am supporting John McCain. I think that he is the only choice we have, but then again that's me. And no I don't think that Barack Obama is a muslim or he's unpatriotic or anything like that, it just comes down to the issues for me... and you can't blame a girl for that!!
I have been enjoying the RNC convention tonight and thought I would post some of my favorite quotes from tonight's key note speakers....
"Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit."
"Being a POW certainly doesn't qualify anyone to be president. But it does reveal character. "
"But a man who never quits is never defeated. Because John McCain stood up, our country is better off."
"Our country is calling. John McCain cannot raise his arms above his shoulders. He cannot salute the flag of the country for which he sacrificed so much. Tonight, as we begin this convention week, yes, we stand with him. And we salute him. We salute his character and his courage. His spirit of independence, and his drive for reform. His vision to bring security and peace in our time, and continued prosperity for America and all her citizens."
"Sen. Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record — not in these tough times."
"Vote for the leader who, since the age of 17, when he raised his hand and took an oath to defend and protect our Constitution, has always put our country first. So, let's come together to make a great American patriot our next great president."
Oh, and one of my modern day heros:
Love, love, love her -- I know if we hung out we would be best friends
(if anyone knows how to get tickets to "The View" let me know :-))
BTW- I sent these pics to some of my friends earlier and my friend Jordan wrote this back:
"I was worried that her backpack looked a little overwhelming, but remembering your no-textbook rule in college, I'm sure you didn't have it filled too full for her :)"
I thought it was funny and those who knew me in college know just how true that is!!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Football season has officially started and Richard and I went to the game this weekend with my brother and his wife Shannon. Although it was a short trip, it was fun and thank goodness we pulled it out. (Shannon and I would have not enjoyed the car ride back with those boys!) We stopped and picked up one of my brothers friends who lives in LA and we had so much fun hanging out with him. He literally kept us laughing the entire car ride there and back.
Finley stayed back with my parents and thankfully so because I was way too hot to be chasing her around. (which seems to be all I do these days :-)) I hope that we'll be able to take her to at least one game this year but her attention span has been in the negative here lately so we might just have to wait till next year .... or the next .... or the next. We'll see??
You don't know how many times I have wanted to start back blogging over the past few months but when you wait this long you think... "where do I even start?" or "will my blog friends ever forgive my for this long hiatus?" So I'm just biting the bullet and doing it. My friend Amber started a blog and she has inspired me to begin again. She is such a great blogger and hopefully I'll be as good as she is at keeping it updated. And I hope all my friends who have been on my case will be happy now :-)
Finley Grace is just learning or teaching us something new everyday it seems and since I can't bottle it up I just need to write about it. ENJOY AGAIN!!
This is Finley's most recent monthly pic at 17 months
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday we had a really Good Friday last week. Not only was it the day that we remember our Saviors sacrifice but I got to spend it with my 2 favorites on a beautiful Spring day.
We started off the day by going to The Wonder Place in LR. We had so much fun and Finley was loving every minute of it. I never thought I would have such an active baby, and maybe they are all like this, but I don't think she can sit still unless confined by a car seat or stroller. She loves to be on the go!
After we played out there we went to Richards Favorite BBQ place, Whole Hog Cafe, and did take out and went to a park down by the Arkansas River. Finley didn't see the park.... she had enough fun for a while so she slept in the car (see pic below) . Here are a few photos from our playday:
More balloons on the mantel
My precious hubby risked his life to hang these pinwheels for me
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Finley is such an amazing little girl and so full of personality and energy!! She loves to have all the attention on herself and is a total ham. It is an understatment to say that she is independent. She has been walking since she was 91/2 months and running since 10 months. She is such a happy baby and I love it when random people walk up to us on a plane or grocery store and are amazed at how happy she is.
Monday, March 10, 2008
We flew back to DC last weekend for our friend Kelly's baby shower and Katie's 28th birthday and to catch up with everyone else. We had the best time and got to cram in lots of quality time in a little over 48 hours (and with an almost one year old that's full steam ahead!!) Finley did great on the trip and was a hit. Our friends hadn't seen her but in photos since we left so they were really surprised to see Miss Independent walking and trying to talk. We had many mixed feelings being up there. Saturday night we were driving around after we had said our goodbyes and we were talking about how much we missed being up there with our close friends and just all you get to do and see but at the same time we wouldn't leave Arkansas for anything. It's hard to explain but we know we are right where we need to be!