Friday, November 23, 2012

Romney-Ryan Rally

Last week Hannah, Lexi, Caleb, Seth, and I attended our first ever Romney-Ryan rally.  Hannah knew some friends that were going and the rally was just 30 minutes away, so we decided to go.  (Hannah and I have been wanting to get more involved politically now that we've graduated and the rally was a little way for us to get introduced.)  Actually the rally was held at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, which is where the VA State Fair takes place every year!

The rally was really, really neat.  At least it was encouraging to see someone other than us who was voting for Romney. :)

The rally had lots of high-up political people there.  Our governor, attorney general, and lots of other people (I don't remember their positions! :).

The guy in the middle photo is Bill Bolling (Republican running for governor 2013) and the one in the far right picture is George Allen (Republican running for the Senate).  No idea who the other guy is. :)

That's our governor in the left picture. :)  The guy in the right picture is Eric Cantor, our 7th district congressman.

 After many people spoke about the need for a change better than Obama's change, Romney entered the scene!

That was the best picture I could grab of Romney pulling up in his massive bus. :)

All in all, I was very glad we went to the rally!  I loved seeing Romney in real made him seem more real.  Something about always hearing him in the news, and seeing him on T.V. makes you think he's some super-amazing human.  Seeing him in person reminded me that he's human just like me, and not anything more than that.

So, now I'm depressed Obama won re-election.  Good thing we know Who's in control!
Kimber :)

Josiah's Birthday

Josiah turned 7 last week!  To be more precise, he turned 7 on Election Day.  We had his birthday dinner the Saturday before.

Partners in crime. :)

I think Hannah was feeling spunky. :)  [There's a little view of our *mostly* completed kitchen, for those of you asking.  I may get a better one up soon.  We'll see. :)]

The dinner table.

Josiah chose chicken 'n wine sauce, rice, green beans, and rolls for his birthday meal.  It was delicious as always!

 The big birthday boy!

Does anyone else see a slight resemblance between Judah and Daddy?

I don't know how I missed this, but I forgot to take a picture of the food.  Oops. :)

 Presents came after dinner.


Josiah was very expressive while opening his gifts!
 A hug for Lydia, thanking her for the play gun she bought for him.

When I saw Josiah open this blanket from Mama and Daddy, I immediately told him I was going to steal it.  I love it!!  Mama then told me that she had thought about giving it to me for my birthday, but she gave it to Josiah instead.  Since then I've attempted to "borrow" it every now and then.  :)

Let's just say he was very excited to get Kung Fu Panda 2. :)

Grandpa and Grandma gave Josiah a pogo stick which became the new favorite toy in the house!

 Time for cake!!
Josiah definitely won the award for most variety for his ice cream cake.  
On one side we had party cake ice cream, golden Oreos, cookie dough ice cream, and then a sprinkling of more golden Oreos.  
The other side had mint chocolate chip ice cream, Oreos, plain vanilla ice cream, and then was topped with Andes mints.

The side I had was very good and everyone else said the other side was just as good as well. 

We watched half of Kung Fu Panda 2 and then sang Happy Birthday to Josiah.  After he blew out the candles, we dug into the delicious ice cream cake!


We had Josiah's birthday breakfast on his actual birthday.

We "woke" him up with our usual birthday serenade and then headed downstairs for breakfast.

Josiah picked Egg McMuffins, hashbrowns, and pop tarts for his birthday breakfast. 

The Egg McMuffin was a little bit of a challenge for Josiah to conquer.  :)

Delicious pop tarts...need I say anything else?

After breakfast, we hurried and cleaned up the house.  Then we hopped in the van and took off for the mountains...that post will be coming when I get the time!

Happy (late) birthday, Buddy!  We love you very, very much!
Kimber :)