Thursday, November 20, 2008

Advent Conspiracy Promo Video

Watch this video. It's good!

My church is participating in this. We want to build a well for an orphanage we purchased land for a few years ago.

If you want to participate, let me know. (I'll even forfeit my christmas gift.)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Great Times

We had a great weekend. We didn't DO anything. Aimee and I ran errands on Saturday. I tried taking her to the movies for the first time and that didn't exactly work out, but at least we tried and she wasn't too traumatized. least she got over it quickly.

This morning Brian made a really good breakfast. Hashbrowns topped with 2 perfectly cooked eggs over easy: runny yolks and perfectly white whites, three slices of thick cut bacon on the side, and a cup of really strong coffee. I took the kids to church while Brian did stuff around the house.

Worship was beautiful.

Kids slept. We made Caldo de Res and did homework.

We ate dinner and played "Daniel the Dinosaur".

Aimee made a whole family of Mr. Potatoheads and put on a puppet show with them.

She sang all night.

Tucked Aimee in and she ended the day with prayer. She's into thanking Jesus for her heart lately.

Good times.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Future

This morning, I was watching all the news shows with Aimee. She asked me "Who is Barack Obama?" I told her, "He is our new president. He is a very important man and today is a very happy day!" She spent the next 10 minutes asking me if every black man on TV was Barack Obama.

It is so exciting to think that her generation will think "that could be a very important man" when they see a black man on the street and not the negative stereotypes the generations before them grew up with.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!" - Martin Luther King Jr.


Today I voted for...

The military vets who have sacrificed life and limb. The men who committed their lives to fighting a war that began under lies and false pretenses, who trusted their government to provide them with basic protective gear and who didn't receive it. The guys who came home injured to a system that fails them and doesn't provide them with the care to deal with their injuries. I voted for a change in that system.

The working families that struggle to make ends meet and to fill their gas tanks and refrigerators, while the establishment continues to give incentives to big oil companies who have made record profits in a year when american families have had record losses. I voted to not give them any more breaks and to make them accountable for the resources they take from american soil and do not pay for.

The hundreds of elderly people that I personally met while I worked for the insurance companies that could not afford to buy both groceries and blood pressure meds. I voted to create a system that actually delivers on the promises that SS and Medicare made when they were paying all those taxes for the years that they worked.

The thousands of women that are faced with the decision to abort a child because they don't have insurance to cover maternity costs or a living wage to support the child. I voted to end abortion by addressing the root causes, one baby at a time.

The innocent men and women who have been tortured and jailed in secret prisons without the right to fight for their freedom. Habeus Corpus is a human right.

The constitution that has been the foundation of our society. The strength of our nation. I voted for an administration that will respect the constitution and the american people.

Today I voted for Barack Obama.