Thursday, April 1, 2010

Anyone Tying the Knot??? (or not)

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chillin' with Obama

SO........very sorry bloggers that I have been away so long! I got busy, you know how it goes...

Anyway, we went to the DC and you know, we hung out with the pres, he was cool. Callie had a smoothie with Malia & Sasha, we talked about the serious issues, I gave him my ideas on how to improve the economy, you know, stuff like that....HA!

But seriously, it was a great event, we had a good time. We would have stayed longer but Callie & I both got a bad bout of bronchitis and were pretty sick.

We did get to go into the city and down by the monuments one night. It was neat because we haven't seen it at night before, all lit up. It always feels surreal to be there. Even at night it was surprising to see how many people were down on the Mall.

I love it there and will take any opportunity to go back, always something new to see.

Anyways, we are off for a bit now, will try to be a better blogger :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

(cue music) Another opening, another show....

We are here this weekend:

This is the WI Dells Sports Center at Chula Vista. It is very cool and different because the venue itself is a huge inflatable dome. Yes, thats right, inflatable. But yet its very structurally sound. You have to go thru pressurized doors in & out. It makes my ears pop every time.

We are at a gymnastics meet this weekend hosted by our very own local
Janesville gym, CSAKids.

It has been a busy and hectic week. Emotional and exhausting. I need to go to work to rest!

We have no kids with us this weekend, so I am going to try and be gadget-free, chilled out and spend such much needed alone time with my hubby :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a New Day!

Yes, Yes, YES we did!!!
Please indulge for just this entry while I cannot resist but to gush a bit.

I, amongst millions of others (as evidenced by looking at the National Mall this afternoon) am so extremely proud to have Barack Obama as my new president and to have been part of it if by only simply having cast my vote.

Do I think that this one single person can fix everything or can affect great change by himself? Of course not, but I believe in leadership. I believe leadership can affect great change both positively and negatively. I believe that great leaders realize that they are servants and aspire to replicate and reproduce service from others. I believe President Obama is one of these such leaders.

As I sat with my husband who also, more cautiously, but now assuredly, casts his support for Obama, and with my children, tears streamed down my face as we watched this momentous occassion, and tried to take it all that it may imply:
-that change has come, good or bad in anyone's opinion, change has come to America
-that anyone truely can aspire to be anything
-that we can come together on common ground, white and black, poor and affluent, republican and democrat, etc. if we really want to
-that if we work hard and work together, and work to our individual calling, we can fulfill our destinies and help our country to fulfill it's.
-that more rather than less people, have hope and optimism and faith and good intention

There is more nuances to a day like today than I can possibly begin to articulate. Let me just say that for today I am happy, hopeful, and little less cynical.

Some of my favorites of the day so far:
Tell me that this is not one of the most graceful, beautiful, elegant first ladies ever!

But this was my very favorite fashion item so far:

You Go 'Retha, that hat is awesome!

So Goodbye to the last 8 years. Gone but not forgotten, I think most of us collectively have learned a great many lessons these last years.
Goodbye Dick Cheney
Goodbye former Mr. President George Bush

Another awesome favorite:

A snippet from the benediction prayer,
Please listen through to the end:

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Geographical Escape

Where I will be fantasizing I am this weekend...

Where we really are this weekend:


And here:

Grayslake High School

Bob made it to Detroit this morning by the hair of his chiny-chin-chin. The roads were very bad all the way across Michigan, but he's there. This weekend he is inside the ice area next to the ice, so he will be very chilly all weekend. I am off by 4am tomorrow morning to do a cheer competition in Grayslake, IL. This actually the first place we ever did a cheer competition and it is one of my favorites and near and dear to my heart!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

U Rah Rah

Pictures from Sunday at
Midwest Cheer Challenge, St. Xavier University Chicago:

The stands were full!

Choices, Choices...

Lynne & Rick the "Blinkie People"
We met these nice folks at the very first competition
we ever sold at and always enjoy seeing them!

Tracie & Lisa the "Adorabear" teddy bear vendors.
They can be found here:

It was a very exhausting but enjoyable weekend. We hope all the skating and cheer competitors had as good of a time as we did! Now on to keep getting ready for this weekend, so we can do it all over again!