Thursday, November 20, 2008

The inlaws are coming! The inlaws are coming!

And we couldn't be more excited. We have been waiting for them to see where we live since we moved here back in May of last year. Bobby's parents, sister & grandma are set to arrive sometime tomorrow evening and they will be staying until next Wednesday. About 3 hours after that (give or take a couple hours) my parents will arrive and stay until the following Tuesday. Lots of family all around! This is so fitting that everyone will be here for such a joyous occasion this coming week because Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year/holiday. Oh, wait, did I forget to mention what the joyous occasion is?? Bobby's ordination service is Sunday! Technically, Bobby was ordained by the Presbytery a month ago, but we waited until now to have his official service so that his family could be a part of it.

Pretty soon he'll get to do the two-hands-raised benediction!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cutest animal pictures ever

And no, they're not even my animals! I know... doesn't seem possible. But one of them looks a lot like one of mine, so it sort of counts...

I thought it would be good to give you all a nice light-hearted post after my previous election day one that I don't even want to talk about! ugh.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day Reflections

I voted at 8:30 this morning and was the 24th voter in our precinct. Shockingly, they had electronic, touch-screen voting machines. The reason I'm surprised by this is that we live in a very rural township, in the 3rd poorest county in Pennsylvania, no thanks to John Murtha. And speaking of Murtha... after all the national airtime & publicity he has been receiving, it was very weird to see him on our ballot. (If you're not aware, he called his constituents - western PA - racist & redneck. Nice guy.) He's also infamous for this. Obviously, I did not vote for him. Another observation, and this one should not have been a surprise to me... but the ballot was so short! I think there were only 6 items on the entire thing. It took only a couple minutes to fill the whole thing out compared to the cumbersome ones we had to fill out in St Louis in recent years. When I finished, I said out loud, "that's it?!" I got a weird look or two. So now we just wait and see what happens.

On another note, the weather here today is beautiful! As I remember past election days, I mostly remember rain. Especially when I was little, I would "work the polls" with my aunt & grandma, either handing out pencils & buttons, or helping the workers, getting them drinks, etc., I always remembering standing out in the cold rain. But there is no precipitation in sight today, just 70 degrees and sun. I wish I had the day off like Bobby does...

Monday, November 03, 2008

Jedi again

We had a little costume party with our Youth Group last Sunday night, and since I had spent so many hours making them a couple years ago, I declared that we were to be Jedi once again. The reaction wasn't quite as good as it was with our Atherton friends a couple years ago. Maybe adults are just more polite and complimentary than teenagers. But most likely I think it was because this crowd just was not much of a Star Wars-watching group. So sad. (And no, I am not a geeky Star Wars fanatic - just enjoy the movies, that's all.)

So here is a picture of us. The quality is poor because I saved it off of facebook and had to crop out the youth group kids in the picture.