Friday, September 19, 2008

Makes Me Go Hmmmmm......

I'm not one to fear monger, but I just came across a quote by Obama from his book:

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

What does this mean, EXACTLY?

I'm not saying all Muslims are terrorists, but in this climate is that a very smart thing to say? What can he gain by saying it? All I can think of is that it lets Muslims know he's on their side when/if anything "ugly" happens. Where does that leave us (non-Muslims) if he happens to become the leader of the free world?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MS Walk

Julie, Ben walking Belle, Martha walking Pudge, and Isaac
Salmon, ID
Sept. 6, 2008

We walked to raise money for MS research. Jeff's mom was diagnosed several years ago and we do this every year. Unfortunately, Jeff had National Guard and couldn't make it.


Todd and Becca
Newport, OR
August 29, 2008

Love Lasts a Lifetime...Congratulations!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Labor Day/Old Letters

We had a great Labor Day weekend last week. Friday we went to dinner/karaoke/pool with our good friends Eric and Jayna. Saturday we hung around the house playing with kids. They had a sleepover. Sunday we drove to Idaho City to see our friends from high school, Jeff and Heather McFrederick. We rode our motorcycles and had a cookout and some really fun conversation around the campfire! Monday we relaxed, I baked, and we just spent time together.

Last night, Jeff and I found 2 years worth of letters in an old trunk he had in Germany. The letters were from me and some from his family. Reading them was so funny and amazing because we knew back then what we wanted and we are living our fairy tale pretty much! We made it happen. The letters were full of our wants and desires for the future. I have to say, we've pretty much traveled the road we wanted to. Except for about 10 years during our 20's, we have made the journey we dreamed of making. A card I wrote to Jeff Christmas of 1989 quoted: This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us." Goethe

Despite our family's misgivings and fears, we've weathered the years together!