Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Lights

This morning Barry and I (mostly Barry) put up some Christmas Lights outside on our trees. I asked Barry to get a timer for the lights so we wouldn't have to go out every day in the snow and cold and plug them in. It is sooooo nice! At 5:00 the lights came on and at 11:00 they will turn off. I don't know why we didn't do this earlier in our lives! We have colored lights. Those are the lights I like the best because I grew up with having Christmas trees with colored lights. Back then they were the BIG lights not the little lights we have today. Christmas is such a happy time! I love it! But I do wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! In Germany the Kristkindel Markts (know the spelling isn't right) begin the first or second week in November. They don't have Thanksgiving at the end of November so they can start their Christmas season early. I like that! I want to celebrate the Christmas season as long as possible. Of course we can always celebrate Christmas year round...but I do love the lights, decorations, food, giving, etc.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ryan is really a year older

I found out that Ryan is really going to be 27 on Monday. Happy Birthday!

Happy, Happy Birthday Children Dear!

Last week we celebrated Eric's 22nd birthday and Joanna's 20th birthday. She is no longer a teenager. Barry, Mark, Ginger, Travis and Julie Mitchell, and I with Eric and Joanna celebrated at Jaker's Restaurant. The Birthday Girl ordered Drunken Noodles (a Thai dish) and the Birthday Boy ordered a Prime Rib Steak Sandwich. Joanna received her meal for half off because at Jaker's you get your meal half off if it is your birthday day! On Monday it will be Ryan's 26th Birthday! We have lots of Birthdays in November! Last night I went to the Idaho Falls Symphony concert of the Planets. It was very enjoyable. Before they started The Planets there was a great pianist that played with the Symphony. There was a camera that focused in on his hands playing and it was spectacular to see someone so great playing the piano. At one point he played with one hand on top of the other. It was too amazing! I have been called to be the 7 Year old Primay Teacher. Today I had two students. It was great! One boy was hungry throughout the whole lesson. I had banana bread, but he didn't like bananas, so he kept on being hungry!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I have a sick feeling

I have never felt so sick in my life as today. Americans have voted for abortion, for same sex marriage, for bigger government, more taxes, and essentially for Socialism when they voted for him. The American Dream is all about working hard so that you can earn your money, your future. Today Americans have voted against that. They have voted for a man who doesn't believe in that dream. He believes the government should give to everyone, except those who work hard to earn a living. I am not proud of his way of government at all. It is not American. It helps those who want to be lazy, and not earn their way. I am sick. I hope America doesn't change if it changes what America has stood for. But I'm afraid too many people want to think that this president will "put gas in their cars, pay their mortgage, put food on their table" (quoted from an Obama Supporter) and they won't have to work for it because the Government is going to take care of them no matter what!! SOCIALISM! I go walking with a friend and she said that the Second Coming will come sooner if Obama is elected. I believe her. I guess that's one good thing. America has voted. They have voted against America and what America has stood for. I have a sick feeling in my heart. I am not going to be able to stand to hear him talk. It's going to be like listening to Clilnton, which I didn't do, all over again! The only hope I have is in the Gospel and the peace that it brings.