Saturday, November 8, 2008

Well, OBAMA WON!!!

Tuesday night, after fulfilling my patriotic duty of voting, I breathed a sigh of relief. Obama had won and was declared the President Elect. He won by a landslide... Scott was a little disappointed in the fact that he wasn't able to vote due to an error on his license, but it wasn't needed, our candidate was the victor.
So there is hope now, a light at the end of a bleak and dark tunnel. The state of this country is so dismal, and yet we have no one to blame but ourselves. We have charged, borrowed, and negotiated our way through the decades and now we have a steep climb to stability. But fortunately I believe we have been tossed a thin (and for the first time, black) line in which to pull ourselves up.

I will say it was a bit of a moral struggle when it came to prop 102 though. In the previous election I supported the right for gay couples to marry. I have many gay friends and it felt so wrong to take away their right to marry the person they want to spend their life with. That was however, 4 years ago and much has changed. I can honestly say that I still had no idea what I would choose even until they handed me my ballot. It was a struggle between my own beliefs and views, and the beliefs and views of the church in which I am now a member. But when it came down to it, I set my own views aside and voted the way I believe a heavenly father would approve. Do I feel a little "down" or "guilty"? Yes. But at least in church I won't have the feeling of harboring a deep secret. If it were to be mentioned one Sunday during sacrament, I wont feel the need to hang my head in shame. So to those of you I know and love who may have wanted to marry someday, I am truly sorry. Times do change, and the future is always uncertain. Keep your hope alive. I mean, we did just elect a black president!


Ok so Halloween has come and gone and I find myself in November already. Where the heck has this year gone?!?!? It seems like it was just new years only 11 months ago! ha... (some dry humor for ya.)

Ya know, I really wonder how many people actually go on here and check out this lovely blog. I think of this as more of my own therapy rather than a channel of communication for friends. And I just openly display it for all to see. Plus for doing this, I feel that I have earned the ultimate testament of "coolness" by becoming what is referred to as "a blogger".

*side note: Thank goodness for spell checkers*

So onto Halloween:

It was fun. It started off rocky. REALLY rocky. The Nissan had to go to the shop for some maintenance to keep up the new car status (although it is now 2 years old) and so that was a journey of it's own all the way across town to Scottsdale.


My husband and are are electronic gadget JUNKIES and so we decided that we would stop by Fry's electronics to get me the latest thing we can't live without, laptop lap coolers. These things are awesome and really deserve a posting of their own. But upon arrival there I realize that my cell phone was left in my car.

so then...

back to the dealership to get the phone. I tell ya, the salesmen there are good at what they do! My husband and I were almost talked into trading in my car for a even NEWER car. Scott says that the new Altimas have a key that unlocks your car just by BEING NEAR IT!!! Good thing I didn't know this then or I would have it in my driveway.


Basically a rough start. My sons flight came at 4, dinner was Arby's while we carved pumpkins, and we were off for trick or treating with a mad dash to meet up with family! When I say dash, I mean it. A mask was forgotten and there was running involved.

I assumed trick or treating was to start at 7, my husband informed me it was 6 and so we ended up with some ghetto pumpkins. But it works. They rot in like 2 days anyway.

*side note: This is the only picture we have with me in it. Why am I always the one taking the pictures?*

And that was Halloween! My son can be so sweet sometimes. He totally shared his candy, without being asked! Finally I told him to keep some for himself or it wouldn't last long. I got lots o' chocolate and it was yummy.