Friday, October 22, 2004

Not even close

What will your kids be named? by failed_x_senses
Sons middle nameOliver
Daughters middle nameSummer
Quiz created with MemeGen!

I think our choices of Braeden Michael and Kaelynn Michele fit so much better. :)

Sunday, October 17, 2004


I can't believe I'm even writing about politics. Many of the blogs I read frequently have been talking about the upcoming election. Some are tactful, and others are downright shoving their choice down your throat.

I will admit - I don't follow politics as closely as I probably should. And this year was the very first year I've registered to vote. And I registered with the expectation of stepping foot in that polling place and entering my choices for the election.

But, honestly, even though I'm registered - I don't think I'm going to vote. I am having a hard time even choosing who to elect for President, let alone do I even KNOW everyone running for all other offices I'd need to vote for as well. I come from a Democratic family. And normally Democrat is what I'd label myself. When I registered, I even registered as Dem.

I am feeling very torn down the middle with this election. And even more so now than in the past, this election seems more like a giant pissing contest between these guys than it does a Presidential race. Frankly, it's possibly a little disturbing that one of these guys will lead our country for the next 4 years.

Since having such a hard time "picking sides" with this one .... I found an online quiz of sorts through AOL to see who I should vote for. With my choices, it told me that I should follow the "plan" of Kerry. According to this quiz (found below), I should vote for Bush.

I'm even hearing it from other people as to who I should vote for. My dad, the normal Democrat, is actually standing behind Bush with this election. Isn't that something? Someone that CAN choose the party they have otherwise fought against in the past. And then there's my coworker - Democrat through and through, standing firm on getting Bush OUT of office.

I haven't made a final decision as to whether or not I'll hit the polls on November 2nd or not. But I better hurry and decide. Time is ticking down.

Election 2004

You Should Vote For Bush

George Bush

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Saturday, October 09, 2004

From the look on The Boy's face, The Girl is whispering something 'up-to-no-good' in his ear! Posted by Hello

My 2 precious children .... this was the beginning of September, but I had to share it. It's not often the 2 of them pose together for a picture. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

A sigh of relief

Everything went well with my dad's angiogram. There is no blockage, thank God. We're all very relieved about that.

And things are going well with the twins, so I'm starting to feel better about that situation. It's a good sign that the nurses allowed BIL and Jamie to hold them. And that the girls are eating, and were putting weight back on.

So, things are starting to look up again.

Mike and I also came across another bit of exciting news. While we were out, we drove past an area that looked like it was being zoned for construction. So, I did some searching and found out that a builder is going to be putting in a new subdivision. Supposedly it's going to be about 2,400 homes. Funny thing is, the town they are building in has a population of 150. That is SUCH a TINY town. The town we are in now is HUGE ..... off the top of my head, I think the population is like 80,000! Crazy. But, even with it being such a small town, it's only about 10-15 minutes past where we are at now. So we still wouldn't be far from all the grocery stores, etc. But it would definitely be more "countryish". At least for the time being. The area seems like it's preparing for a big boom in regards to new housing, so I'm sure as the new homes come in, stores will want to go in the area as well, which in the long run is great for the price of your home.

So, anyway ..... the sales are supposed to start in January. We're definitely going to look into it, and I'm praying that we'll be able to do it. Hopefully we'll have a good amount of equity in our place now and be able to put down a good downpayment towards the new place. But the homes are starting in the 200K's. So who knows what the total would be when it's all said and done and we pick all the options we'd want. While I know we don't have to pick the top of the line, most expensive cabinets, I also don't want to just "settle" for something because this would probably be the last home we'd live in until the kids are grown.

I'm very excited about it all and am crossing my fingers and praying that we drove past that area for a reason. Like God was trying to show us that there was a great opportunity out there for us. Plus, they are also building attached homes in the area as well, and my parents are going to be looking into those. It would be wonderful for us all to live in the same community. And one of the major perks, aside from the miles of walking paths that will be in the community, is the fact that there will be an onsite elementary school. That just screams family-orientated community to me, and it will be nice to raise our family in a place like that.

So, any thoughts and prayers you all could offer would be appreciated. This seems like a GREAT opportunity for us, and I'm hoping it all works out for us.