Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Pictures...Take 2

Last post showcased the goofy side of our picture taking experience the other day. This one will focus on the ones that turned out a little bit better!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How Many Clicks?

So just how many clicks does it take to get the perfect fall picture of your rambunctious children? One?
The world may never know.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I got out of the PJ's

This morning I actually got dressed and took the kids to school. It was totally worth it to put on clothes to go and vote! The most awesome thing...I walked right past everyone in line to my precinct, which had no line! Filled out my paperwork, walked right to the booth and was out in about 10 minutes.

I don't know what it is about voting, but I tend to get kind of emotional. I think about the years that women were allowed no voice in the elections, I think about the sacrifices made (and being made currently) by our soldiers to protect our freedoms and give us the rights to make our voices heard. I think about the oppressive countries in which people are not allowed to own a Bible or attend church, let alone cast a vote and take part in deciding the future direction of the country in which they live. All of these things make my heart swell with pride to be a citizen in the United States and even more so to be a chosen child of God. Regardless of how this important election plays out, God's plan will continue to move forward. He will never change. He has made promises that He WILL keep. There is no propaganda, no lies and no empty promises where he is concerned. He will not sell his soul to gain your vote. He has given himself willingly.

So, if you haven't, get out and vote! Don't let the threat of long lines or having to take small children with you deter you from exercising your right to cast a ballot. You might get lucky, some nice lady working the election in your precinct might just have a nice chocolate chip cookie for your child who is holding your leg while you vote...