Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Torch has passed....

I have always been so fascinated by the Kennedy family. I can't explain it, but it's always been there. I never tire of the books and learning about their marks on history. I don't know if its because they are the closest thing we have to royalty or if it's just an honest interest in this family that has given so much for our country.
As I watch the final passing of a torch started so many years ago, my mood is somber. I have no connection to this man, and don't even share his views in politics but I have much admiration for a man that could give his life for public service. Sen Ted Kennedy has always had to live in the shadows of his famous brothers, but in reality it is him that has gotten to shine, to accomplish things in his life that they didn't and to live a full life. I try not to focus on his short comings, which have been beyond public too, but instead think of the incredible service he gave.
Today is not about politics, or being a Republican of's mourning the loss of someone, of a chapter, in history. I watch the groups of people on the sidelines who have been out in the sun and heat for hours and you know that they aren't all his constituents. They are simply there to pay their respects.
I hope that more people can realize that being an American isn't about being on the winning team, or part of the ruling political party. It's more so about our differences and embracing them and although we may not all agree with the politics of this Senator from Massachusetts, his views have done good for people and challenged others to fight for their views and reach their potential too...
I am so proud to be an American and thank all those, on both sides of the isle, for all they do to keep this the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A beautiful gloomy moment

For a breif and gloomy moment, all was right in my day....the thunder was booming, the sky was grey and the rain was pooring...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Verses contest

A week or so ago, one of my favorite blogs held a contest of sorts and although I didn't win, my poem is on their blog for all to see! How exciting! Now I have ordered two of their darling snails and can't wait for their arrival with the fall fairies on the first day of fall! Please check out The Waldorf Way and read the other poems that were submitted!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More yummy stitches

A friend of mine asked if I could make some cupcakes for an upcoming birthday and I was thrilled to have a challenge! What I didn't realize was how challenging it can be to use someone else's pattern and not have it come out just right! There are lots of patterns online for cupcakes and I've been trying them out and altering them to look how I want. There are two of the ackward ones that I made but will continue to work on my own pattern until I get it "just right"!
The girls don't seem to mind that they aren't perfect...I keep catching them sneaking off with them to take them into their play kitchen! I'm glad they are going over so good in our house at least!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My newest therapy

I have been amazed by the ability of some people to knit amazing creations with something as simple as a skein of yarn and two knitting needles! So, I've taken the leap and started with a few simple patterns I've found online! (If I can ever figure out how, I'll post the links in case you want to make them too!)

These are pretty basic projects but I am simply giddy over them and can't wait to continue learning! If any of you have any favorite patterns to share please post them in the comments!

Friday, August 14, 2009

How can people be so cruel

As I sat here watching this, with tears running down my face, I just can't believe people can be so cruel. Please send prayers out to these little creatures and pray that justice is done!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Living in the land of make believe

I was doing so good at getting organized and staying on track when we thought that quick acting orders north were in our future. But now, I just can't seem to get bac kon course when the goal isn't something we can see...

Things are so up in th air and my heart and mind are so tired of getting my hopes up and confused on whats the best thing to do! And when it comes down to it, the military will do what it darn well pleases!

For this evening, I am going to listen to the wind blowing outside and pretend it's a blustery fall day, not the 95 degrees it surely is. I'll pretend the air is cooled by Mother Nature and not the ever running AC and I'll continue on with my knitting education in hopes that someday soon I'll have a need for warm hats and wool sweaters...I have a lot to learn...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back to the drawing board!

Well, we thought we had found our way to get back home to Alaska....Jason applied back in May and we've been driving ourselves crazy thinking "what if" for months now. We finally got the final answer yesterday. We didn't get it. Part of me was in shock and part of me just wanted to mope and cry. We just wanted this so much! We miss Alaska more than words can express an we miss our church family even more. I just have to believe that there is something so much greater out there waiting for us and that we just have to be patient and do this on God's time, not ours....That said, we went out to drowned our sorrows in Chinese food and fell asleep watching tv.
The military life is seldom easy and never cut and dry! Now we have so many options still to consider but with no direct path to get there! lol We'll just have to keep pluggin' away and praying constantly that God makes our path clear...even if it's not in a northern direction like we are hoping. Faith is easy when things are going right but we have to keep the faith when the days are bleak too. We're still keeping our faith that He knows best!