Archives for November 2008

This is crazy!

Watch this video. It will freak you out. These people teach children as young as six months how to survive in water if they should fall in a pool or something similar. These people are crazy, but it’s kind of amazing to watch the kids. Lee knows a guy who had this training done with his kids and he said the first day they took his toddler and just threw him in the pool to see what he would do. I think I would have to kill someone if they did that to my kid. Seriously. Anyway, watch the video – it’s wild. You’ll find yourself wanting to scream at the computer,
“C’mon you freaks – somebody get the kid!” Oh and the baby is super cute at the end.

First Steps and The Letter

The other day Sloan was coloring and I asked him if he would write me a letter. This is what he wrote: The boy is nothing if not literal…

Here is some sweet video of Landon starting to try and walk. He stands pretty well and when encouraged will attempt a few steps. As you can see, he is in no need of encouragement. In fact, I believe he may be his own biggest fan. Enjoy.

I published a post over at the blogger’s guild this morning. Read it here. I would love for you to leave a comment and join in on the conversation (or get it started).


* It’s decided. Barack Obama is our new President elect. It’s not a surprise, but it is a disappointment. I’m disappointed that more people were not able to see through his slick, polished talk and see the true nature of who he is as a politician and who he will be as a leader. As I stated below, I have no doubt that God is still seated on His throne. He ordained Barack Obama for such a time as this. The next four years will be interesting. I’m certainly concerned, not only for myself but also for the ramifications that my children will now experience. But, I trust…I urge all believers to be on thier knees these next four years. It will take the mighty cry of a multitude pleading for God’s grace, mercy and protection on us. Some of you who read this will not agree with me. That’s okay. I can handle that. But for those of you who do, I implore you to be faithful to pray for our new President and for our country. Change is coming. It will not all be for the better. But God is in control.

Praise God election day has finally arrived. I know I am not alone in my utter fatigue of the campaigning process. It feels like we’ve been watching and dealing with this garbage for two years. Today it will be decided. Tomorrow we will wake up with a new set of issues to worry about and debate, no matter who wins.

I woke up the other night filled with anxiety over this election. I found myself repeating the verse over and over, “Be anxious in nothing, but in all things, through prayer and petition make your requests known to God.” I know God is in control. I know He’s on His throne. I know that He has ordained the man who will be our next President elect. And I do take comfort and peace in that knowledge. But, I pray with all my heart that it is not Barack Obama. I fear the direction our nation will head with him as our leader. I do not question the motives of Obama. I don’t think he’s a terrorist or the anti-Christ, or even a Muslim. But, I do believe he has some very skewed beliefs and morals and they will indeed negatively affect this country – permanently. My biggest fear with Obama in leadership is the potential for us to lose the hand of God’s protection. If Obama has any intelligence, he will make sure he keeps us alligned with Israel and continues to protect that country. If he does not, we will not be in a good position. I hope he understands this.

More than Obama’s socilaist economic policies (which I loathe), I worry about his stance on issues that have been pushed under the rug this election period. His stance on the right to life is so liberal it ought to be criminal. The unborn will lose any protection they have at all if Barack Obama is elected. He’s been very clear on this issue. That is a very scary thought. The insitution of marriage will also be at risk. People don’t seem to understand the ramifications that these policies will have on our country. We will forever be altered. People seem to think we’re evolving – that it’s time we evolve – well, we’re evolving alright, it’s just in the wrong direction.

Anyway, I will be going to the polls today with a prayerful heart. My soul cries out for protection on this day. My specific prayer is that John McCain will somehow pull out a win. But, no matter what happens, I will trust that my God is the same today as He was yesterday, and He’ll be the same tomorrow and through infinity. There is peace in that.

Warning: Photo heavy post – You expected that right?

Whew – it’s been a whirlwind few days. We could not have asked for better weather this weekend. It’s been perfect – hot even. Halloween was a blast. The kids had so much fun and were very good. We trick or treated with our neighbors (even the adults dressed up – good times), then parked ourselves in our neighbor’s drieveway and roasted hot dogs and marshmellows while the kids watched a movie on the garage. We didn’t get home until 10:00, when we plopped our dirty, exhausted kids (who were now in a sugar induced coma) into bed.
Last night was more of the same when we went to a friend’s birthday party where we sat around a bonfire, ate hot dogs (I don’t even like hot dogs) and enjoyed the beautiful night. Here are a few – okay a lot – of the pictures from Halloween:
This first picture is from last year. This year’s pumpkin carving picture is below it, plus one more kid!

Superman, Wonder Woman and Super Baby – out to smother villains with cuteness.It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!The cutest Wonder Woman you’ll ever see…Super Baby!I was originally supposed to be Wonder Woman along with Tia but I had a wardrobe malfunction (as in, the wardrobe looked ridiculous on me) and went as a Go-Go dancer instead.I told Lee he should go as my arm candy, but he chickened out. Doesn’t he look good though? He’s been working out.Me and Super BabyDaddy went as McDreamy instead…Our neighbors as Magnum PI and my Go-Go twinIt was a screamin’ good timeOur other neighbors went as John McCain and Sarah Palin – classic. There are two reasons why this picture is blurry. The first is that we suck at taking pictures. The second is because Tia was literally tearing from house to house. She was very into the trick or treating.My neighbor, Carol, and I. Her husband (who I did not get a good picture of) was also dressed in scrubs – we’ll call him McSteamy!Even Superman gets hungryMovie Time All of the cutie patootie kids (minus two who weren’t there yet)