Thursday, October 30, 2008
Taxes: McCain does want to continue to give the American people tax breaks. He wants those who earn their living to keep as much of their own money as possible. Is it a huge tax break, no. But is it allowing what my family makes to stay, mostly, in our pockets.. yes. Obama "says" he will tax those making $250,000 or more. But in recent days that number has dropped to $200,000 and then again, per his VP pick's words, $150,000(Tax). Anyone seeing a pattern here? A radio talk show host said it reminds him of the days of Clinton (I was too young and into myself back during his presidency to remember) when Clinton said he would only tax the richest of the rich but ended up taxing those making $42,000+. Seems to me Obama doesn't care about the middle class.. those actually working for their dollars. How does it make any sense for my family, who work hard for their money, to pay into a system where that money will go to people who haven't worked a day in their life and haven't put a cent into the system themselves. I'm all for helping those who need help.. but not spoon feeding those who are lazy.
Abortion: McCain is pro-life. He believes a baby is a baby from the time of conception. Not a fetus, not a mass of tissue but a baby. He believes that a baby has rights at the time of conception. Obama believes in the right to choose. He believes, "it's above his pay grade" to decide when a baby has rights. He believes that a woman has a right to choose when to abort a baby even if it's as late as 9 months. He wants to lift the ban on partial birth abortion. He says in the interest of the "health of the mother" a woman should be able to abort whenever. So when someone says the "health of the mother" what is it you think of? Her life? Well, the "health of the mother" is anything from her physical health, mental health, emotional health, financial health. So a woman who is, say, 9 months pregnant, looks around at the economy and says, "There's no way I can afford having this baby. It would be too much financial stress. I want an abortion." Bam.. she's got one. Crazy, right? Not to Obama.(Abortion)
Homosexual marriage: McCain is against it. Believes in only traditional marriage between one man and one woman. Obama is for homosexual marriage. I believe marriage is between one man and one woman. Does anyone remember what happened to Rome? (Homosexual Marriage)
Israel: McCain is pro Israel. Meaning as president, he would stand in alliance with Israel. Obama also says that he is pro Israel. But a recent article that was brought to my attention has me thinking otherwise(Here). If he is a friend and "frequent dinner companion" with ANYONE who is anti Israel, anti Jews than.. sorry in my eyes he isn't pro Israel. "Oh, but he doesn't feel that way anymore" you might say. So the fact that he said he would like to continue to carry on conversations with this man doesn't seem wrong to you? Is this just something else that Obama is saying now but later will go back on too? Israel is God's nation. Israel and the people of Israel are God's people. I truly believe the only reason God has had mercy on this nation of recent history is because of our stand for Israel. If we ever go against Israel, we are going against God.. and to quote my pastor, "God doesn't lose any battles." I much rather stand in the mercy of God then stand for Obama.
Call me a Bible fool. That's fine. Call me a judgemental Christian. I'm not. No one is perfect. Christianity isn't perfect. But God's Word is. I know what It (God's Word) says and just by going by those moral standards, I cannot vote for Obama. He isn't right for this country. He is trying to pull you in by your purse strings. He is trying to tell you what you want to hear, but not what is true. He has an excuse for everything.
On November 4th.. look at those candidates names on your ballot. No matter who you vote for, you will be voting for change. What you need to decide is, is that change going to better this country or worsen it? Will that change benefit you as the individual or will it only help the 'new' government? Please, don't take this election lightly or your vote lightly. Please, do your research, pray.. I can only hope, no pray, that God gives this nation's voters wisdom and has mercy on us once more.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"Heyyyyyy!!!! Where is MY cupcake?"
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Today after getting out of Sunday school class, I went into the sanctuary and saw Jon Kent and Zoey with their Sunday school teacher singing and playing the drums. They have such a good time in Sunday school or really at church all together. They are the only two there their ages (we have a small church) so they get a lot of attention from everyone. They enjoy it. My daddy runs the audio booth and he was back there getting ready for the morning services and he recorded their little concert.. or at least part of it. I was told there were other songs before their finale.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So anyway, our coach (who is a cop for the town) had enough of it.. so he complained to the head guy. The head guy said that their had been a lot of complaints, in similar nature, against that team. He said as it stands now that our team and the other team are tied for first place and he is thinking of disqualifying some of the games against the other team (don't know why) but if he doesn't he said that he would want our team and the other team to play a 5 minute "play-off". Our coach said thanks, but no thanks because he didn't want to risk our kids getting hurt (again) while playing that team. He said he would just forfeit the game and let the other team take first.. and said the heck with any trophy he would buy a first place trophy for our kids.
In all honesty.. it's just little kids soccer... but the way the other team was playing was really uncalled for. There were people from the other teams at our game and they even said it was ridiculous. I even over heard a parent from the other team said that he had never seen their coaches get like that and it was a bit unnerving to him. So that says a ton just from him. Anyway, it's a bunch of drama that I hope settles soon.
Anyway, we try to go to Chuck-E-Cheese whenever we go to the doctor since they are so close to one another. Our doctor is about an hour away so we do it all in one day.. saves on gas. Anyway, the kids enjoyed themselves greatly. Nathan wouldn't take a nap because so much was going on. He would lay his head on my chest and get still but then a game would sound or a kid would run by and he would pop his head back up to look around some more. He was out like a light once we got into the car though. All the kids took a nap on the way home. Peace and quiet...
Monday, October 20, 2008
1. I've only had one job.. besides being a SAHM.
2. I said in the 5th grade that I would marry Kent someday. I have my diary entry to prove it too!
3. I rather save money than spend it. Although I do like to spend it... lol.
4. I love pumpkin spice scented candles.
5. Fall is my favorite season.
6. I still feel like I should be 18, not 25.
7. My first car was a 1989 Honda Accord.
I tag anyone who wants to play along. If you do, just link back here and then leave a comment so I can check your blog out.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I cleaned up the house and got everything in order so we could enjoy our weekend. That night we went to Kent's brother's homecoming football game. They played a small team who only had like 13 players total. They won 47-0 and that was with putting their 8th graders in. So go Victory!
Friday, October 17, 2008
- It's amazing that in two weeks we have gone through seven gallons of milk. That is roughly $28 we spend on milk alone each paycheck.
- It's amazing that the ER charged $3,000+ for one bag of fluids, one bag of antibiotics and a x-ray for Jon Kent.
- It's amazing that despite having a million and one toys to play with, the kids rather just follow me around all morning just to "see what I was doing".
- It's amazing that Nathan is STILL getting up at all hours of the night. And if I go to settle him back down, without feeding him, he won't go back to sleep. But if Kent goes to settle him back down he will at least lay quietly (if not go back to sleep) for an hour or so. We've decided that when Nathan sees Kent he thinks, "Craaaaap. She sent the person without the boob supply".
- It's amazing how many toys these kids have.. and how they think they must pull each and every one of them out.. everyday.
- It's amazing how the kids can be playing quietly but as soon as I put Nathan down for a nap they get loud.
- It amazing that I haven't lost my mind. Or have I?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
In other news, Jon Kent is doing much better. His fever seems to be gone now. He had a low grade one yesterday but nothing since. He is eating again and playing. He does tire out easily but it will take some time for him to get his full wind back. He is waking up a lot during the night. He will complain that something or another is hurting him. Last night it was his stomach and back. I figure his antibiotic might be upsetting his stomach a little and maybe his back hurting is just the pneumonia in his lungs. Don't really know for sure. Those are just my mommy educated guesses. I'm hoping by the time we go back for his recheck that his x-rays will be clear.
These are from today. It was our "craft". They loved doing them.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Some of the things Nathan is doing now at 6 months:
Rolling all over the place.
Sitting unassisted with only a few unbalanced fall.
Gets all fours and rocks.
Has scooted backwards a bit.
Can pivot to whatever direction he wants to roll.
Takes 2-3 naps a day.
Still getting up several times during the night.
He is still nursing very well.
He smiles and laughs, A LOT.
Likes to drive his motor boat (blow raspberries).
Gets vocal but no constant sounds.
Nathan on all fours.
Getting a big boy bath in the sink!
Enjoying the tastiness of his bath toy.