Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey day everyone!
It has been awhile since I posted. In my defense I have been very busy. With that out of the way I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful start to the holiday season...(which does include my Birthday!) There is a lot I have to be thankful for! First off my wonderful Family. I am so lucky to have such a gigantic loving family. My family that has know me since birth and my new Family, B's fam who has accepted me as their own. My fantastic friends who I am grateful for everyday. you get me through the rough times and laugh with me during the good times. I am also grateful for finally being able to realize who my true friends are. Those who will be there rain or shine. I can not forget my B, whose laugh I adore. I could go into detail but I do have to be up by 2:30 (AM that is) to do my traditional Black Friday shopping with my mom.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Hey Everyone!
I am off for the weekend to Ogunquit, Maine for a girls weekend! We are planning to do some shopping (<3 Outlets!) & relaxing! I am hoping to take a nice walk along the beach and catch up with my ladies. I also have to say a big Thank you to my hubby who gave me a little spending money!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congrats to our President Elect Barack Obama! Personally, I was an Obama Mama from the get go. I'll never forget the first time I saw Barack Obama. I was just flipping through the channels when I happened to stop on Oprah. Barack, a new senator at the time was being interviewed with his wife. He spoke so eloquently and seemed to have this spirit about him. Oprah went on to say that one day she hoped he would run for president, secretly I hoped so too.
I went to see Obama speak last January. His wife Michelle gave a fantastic speech. She was real; poking fun at her husband and talking about her family. She also was not the typical senators wife; she had brains of her own and was not afraid to show them off. Next to the podium was Mrs. Oprah Winfrey herself. I though Holy Crap I am breathing the same air as Oprah. I was star struck. I am not one to obsess over the stars but honestly it was Oprah! I had not come there specifically to hear her speak (I was there for Obama) but she was amazing. She spoke of her experiences of rags to riches and how great America is. But what she really focused on was what she felt was necessary for America to thrive again. Obviously, Barack Obama.
Now public speakers always amaze me. But Barack Obama blew me out of the water. The way he captivated the crowd and made us all believe in his plans for change. In his speech that night he spoke about teachers and how we deserve more respect. I was sitting with a bunch of my teacher friends who irrupted in applause & caused everyone to look our way. I hoped Barack noticed us! He focus specially on how we should focus more on early childhood education (yay preschool!) and how important it is for early intervention. He talked about bettering the economy, our desperate need to change health care, caring for our environment and needing to come up with more efficient ways to cut down on fossil fuels. I liked what he stood for and how he seemed so down to earth. I was sold! From that point on he had my vote and yesterday I was ecstatic to fill in the little circle next to his name.
Last night I watched the polls come in. I couldn't believe when ABC reported that our little republican state had voted for Obama! Things certainly are changing! I fell asleep soon after that. At 1:30 am I woke up and turned on the TV. I accidentally woke B up when I let out a woohoo! He thought I was nuts.
Politics is one of my things. I almost went into politics but decided to become a teacher instead. When I was younger I did some lobbying for the American Lung Association and the Environmental protection agency. I loved it. I loved going to Washington DC, giving speeches and meeting with different representatives. It made me feel as though I had a voice and what I was saying was important and I couldn't even vote yet. Now given the right to vote I should do more, I should make my voice heard more, its more important now than ever before. Maybe I should do something about that.


Monday, November 03, 2008

Let me introduce you to the gang....

This is B! He's my wonderfully handsome man. He keeps me smiling and has the best laugh I've ever heard! B is into computers for the most part, plays guitar, is a Mr.Fix-it, video gamer, hiker and is a total outdoors man. My favorite thing about B is he can always make me laugh.

This is my little man Cooper. He is a momma's boy and follows me where ever I go. We adopted him from Petfinder about two and a half years ago. Cooper's favorite things are hiking playing with Lucy (below), cuddling, looking out the window at squirrels, bones and his stuffed little bear Rupert. Coops actually smiles at people when is excited to see them. I have not been able to capture this on camera however, as soon as I do I will post a picture. If I could safely clone him I would!

This is our little lady Lucy. She is a sweet daddies girl. She can often be found sitting next to B. Like Cooper we also adopted Lucy from Petfinder about two years ago. When I first saw Lucy I burst into tears because you could she just about every bone in her body. Poor Lucy was in a kill shelter before some kind people at a no kill animal shelter saved her. She is no longer a skinny mini but a beautiful healthy girl. Lucy enjoys attention, infact if you are not looking at her, talking about her or petting her she will make you notice her! She love being cuddled and loved.

That is my little family!

Take care,


Ps. Remeber to VOTE tomorrow!!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Alright so I finally got it together and I am officailly blogging! I have been going back and forth with the idea of blogging and after much thought I decided to join the masses. Hopefully you will find my daily life some what amusing. I'd like to beef up the page with an intersting header and some tunes. However, I have no clue where to start to add that. Any suggestions word be apperciated! I will try to come up with something witty for tomorrows blog but for now I am off to bed!