Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Making History

I'm sitting here watching a little bit of the inauguration celebrations and I have come to realize that I have never been so scared of the future in my life. I understand that it really is a historic day for our country, but I feel like Americans picked the wrong time to make history. The future is looking bleak and Americans are not focusing on what is important. Instead, they are worshipping a man because he can deliver a nice speech and has the right color of skin. So much money was spent on this inauguration that could have been spent more constructively. For example, all the money and man power they had in security should have been used on our borders, protecting us from terrorism and drugs. But today, America showed me that one man was more important to them. Not more important because of his intelligence and experience, but important to them because his skin is not white.
Right now, all I know, is that I need to put my faith in Heavenly Father and pray that this is his will. I have faith that whatever happens, it is happening for a reason. I just pray that my family will be safe. I know that hard times are coming, but if we all have faith, we will get through these next four years.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Welcome 2009

Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Ruddell's House
Hunter and Mommy

Hunter's New Dump Truck

I cannot believe that it's already 2009! Hunter is going to be 1 year old soon! How can this be? Well, we have had a wonderful 3 week vacation and it's coming to a close. I've gotten very used to being with Hunter all day long. I'm going to be extremely sad to take him back to the babysitter everyday. I would give anything to stay home with my baby all day! But I guess that I should be thankful that I get to take so many long vacations. That's the 1 benefit of being a teacher.

Over the break we had a lot of fun. Christmas was so much fun! Hunter was very spoiled. Santa was very good to him. We got to spend some time up in Springerville in the snow. We also got to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa Ruddell out on their land. We got to take a family vacation to Las Vegas with Grandma and Grandpa Rogers. We had a wonderful time.