Nov 22, 2008

Africa pics coming soon...

I will return home tomorrow! I will have been away from my family for 2 weeks upon my return, so be please be patient with me. I will first love on and catch up with Jeff and Alessondra BEFORE I start posting pictures and notes from Africa. I am excited to share with you what God did with your prayers and the funds you donated!
I love each of you,

Nov 5, 2008

Despite the short lines, I still had a LONG wait...

Here is Alessondra helping me to vote. The wait was not too long, however it was close to nap time so she did become a little cranky, and was not looking too happy in one of these pics.
Speaking of cranky, let me tell you what I did AFTER we voted!
We rushed to the car. I was trying to quickly get home so Alessondra could take a nap and I could get to my 2:00pm dentist appointment (that they squeezed me into)! Alessondra's shoe fell off, the wind blew her "I voted" sticker away, and my hands were full. I opened the front passenger door to get rid of everything in my hands.
Just as I sat my purse, phone, her shoe and my keys in the seat, swung the door closed, getting ready to pick her up and all at the same moment she hit the lock, just as the door shut!
OH NO SHE DIDN'T! She locked my keys, my phone and her shoe in the car. OK, you think "Just call your husband and have him bring you his key" Well not a bad plan...except , I took Jeff's key to my car a couple of months ago. Mine broke and I was too frugal (cheap) to go get another one. So here I am in the parking lot of this PACKED church, cranky daughter with ONE shoe on, no phone and no keys and a dentist appt . Luckily I had seen a friend of mine (Thanks Brooke) in line to vote. So I had to make that dreaded phone call to my already stressed out husband, in the middle of the work day! Where is AAA when I need them? Oh yeah I am too cheap for that too. So where is the police officer with the slim jim when I need him. Actually he too was in line to vote, however that is a negative. They do not perform that task any longer, darn it!

So Jeff meets me. I take him and Alessondra home. I then drive (speed) to the dentist and beg them to still see me even though I am unable to pay due to no purse equals no form of payment.

My prince is here to save the day! While I was being gassed up, numbed up and drilled on, my husband scoured the yellow pages, compared prices and found a locksmith for $40!! WOW that is cheap, relatively speaking! He had to shut "Jeff Click Homes" down to accomplish this. His office manager, came to the house to sit while Alessondra napped, his project manger drove him to the church and Jeff waited in line to vote. All so he could retrieve my keys.

I am so lucky!

Nov 4, 2008

I am not telling you how to vote, or suggesting that you should be for or against partial birth abortion, but you should be informed.

OK, today is the day, please go vote!
I know a BIG issue is abortion, mainly "Partial Birth Abortion". In my medical training and in my interaction with patients, I have found that the majority of the population do not know REALLY what a partial birth abortion is.

I try to make informed decisions, not just emotional, or "party line" decisions. So I thought I would post these links so you could see exactly what is a partial birth abortion. If we are going to claim that we are for or against something we should at least have a general idea of what we are standing for or against.
Obviously there are other issues that you need to consider before you vote, please just educate yourself on the candidates voting record. Go with the one that voted the majority of the time the way YOU would vote if you could.

PS I was born during my mothers 7-8th month of pregnancy and my younger sister was born in the 6th month. Obviously we were both capable of life, surviving and thriving even though were were not full term.

Not graphic, just more informative:
Video Demonstration of a Partial Birth Abortion

Video of diagrams showing the procedure, this is usually done in the 5th through 7th month of pregnancy