We will remain confident in the Lord's direction for our lives....

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Goodnight Tahoe.......

We have had a busy couple of weeks.  My parents came out the weekend before Thanksgiving and Garth's mom left yesterday after spending Thanksgiving with us.  I hope to sit down and write about our visits shortly, but at this time I just wanted to note a loss to the Aldrich Family.

Tahoe was put to sleep yesterday.  After some tests and x-rays, it was determined that he was very sick and best if he was put to sleep.  

Monday, November 17, 2008

From the mouths of Babes.... OR 7 year olds!

I just wanted to post a couple of things today.

First I have a couple of Dylan stories.  The other day at school, his teacher approached me and said she had a story to tell me.  I braced myself and listened.  She said Dylan asked another 1st grade teacher if she knew that Obama was the new President.  She said, "Yes!  Are you just so excited that he is our new President?"  Without hesitation, Dylan responded with, "NO!!  I am a Republican!"  I have to tell you that is a pretty proud moment in a parent's life!  :)  He may not always be conservative, but at least he claims it now and is telling the masses.

Story #2:  Last night, Dylan was telling me about the songs he sang in worship at sunday school.  I told him that I recognized them and we sang those songs in church too.  He went on to share that he doesn't sit down during worship, but stands up and sings to Jesus as loud as he can.  I found that to be so sweet.  After baths, he and Garth broke out the guitar and had a worship session.  I actually caught a bit on tape.  It is so sweet to hear worship from your child's mouth.  I hope the video works and you can hear him sing too, it will do your heart good.

I just posted a picture of Jaydon with some ice cream.  Little kids and ice cream cones are so darn cute. 

Till next time - Blessings!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Last Republican

Rated "R" for Republican - Read at your own risk!

This time change has thrown us for a loop.  Jaydon especially.  He goes to bed at his regular bedtime, but wakes up at 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.  I say that to explain why I can be blogging this morning.  We're all up an hour too early.

I don't have much time because I do have to actually get dressed this morning to go to MOPS, but I wanted to share something.

Today is election day.  (I just thought I would share in case someone has been out of the loop the last couple of years.)  And I'm anxious about it.  The Bible says be anxious about nothing, so I keep telling myself, "God is in control.  God is in control."  Even if he turns his back to this nation, he will not turn his back on me.   Thank you God.

Garth and I were talking about the election last night as we were going to bed.  He is at peace (by no means likes it) with everything because he resolved early on that Obama will probably win and has been mentally preparing for that fate.  I, on the other hand, am more of an optimist and refuse to resign to that outcome until all votes are counted.  At least until today - I still have hope - hope in the place I live, the nation I call great, the nation I love and, most of all, hope in the citizens of American.  My hope is diminishing though.  I am in disbelief at the number of Americans that can cast a vote for Obama and what he stands for.  McCain is by no means perfect and I don't agree with everything he says or says he will do, but Obama is in a whole other league.  His views and ideas are so skewed from anything this country has ever stood for.

I finally said, "Where are the normal people?  Are there no more conservative, God fearing, Republicans (people) in the world today?  That is why we have no friends.  How can so many people vote for Obama and what he brings to the table?  How come so many people in CA can vote No on 8 which allows the state to recognize same-sex marriages?"  Thats when it hit me!!!  Sadly, we are THE LAST REPUBLICANS.   We had a good laugh coming up with ideas for our feature film with that title.  So be on the look out for the next major film accomplishment called THE LAST REPUBLICAN!!  (Not to be confused with THE LAST MOHICAN.)  I'm sure a few will be able to identify.

Have a blessed election day!

McCain for President!  (Just not ready to let go yet.)  ;)