Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cooking the books and to vet or not to vet....

My blood is boiling and guess what it's ALL due to? POLITICS!!! While I love to throw pictures up here and talk about happy stuff, I am compelled to speak of so much more. I ask how many of you know that the problems we face are due to greedy, crooked, democrats!!! Once again, you will not hear about this on the mainstream media (I know you say, there she goes again!), but it's the truth. This man, Franklin Raines cooked the books or made false accounting reports on the state of Fannie May. These lies and deceptions earned him almost $90 million in six years. His deception (and others who refused to acknowledge the brewing crisis) are the leading cause of the tumultuous state of our economy. His lies and greed are costing all Americans of all socioeconomic backgrounds. How many of you know that Franklin Raines is Obama's senior advisor for economics and housing. Now I ask, did Obama vet Mr. Raines properly?!?!? Is this an issue of Obama's bad judgment, inexperience or both?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Help this girl choose....

and I am not talking politics here!!!( I am sure you already know my choice!)
lol From my previous post you can see, I did a photo shoot with my boys the other day. Since I did these in lieu of the school photos,
I must decide which one's to print! I promised myself I would make this official
and not just leave them on my hard drive. Now if you could be so kind,
please visit my photoblog for the complete shoot!
When you arrive there, click on my smug mug link for the gallery.
All the images have numbers - just click on them with your mouse.
Please, leave me a comment back here with your choices, and I will give out a prize to the lucky commenter! The deadline to enter this random drawing
will be Monday, September 29.
Thanks in advance for helping me out. =)

Friday, September 26, 2008

School pictures..... NOT!!!

Today was picture day for the boys at school.
They skipped it (pictures not school).
After school, we headed to the beach for our own photo shoot!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

I am sure you are, but Joe Biden - well that's another story. Just in case you haven't heard about his latest gaff (rest assured if it was Sara Palin who said this, there's no question you would have heard about it). Here's how it goes.....Biden was speaking about the turmoil in the financial markets. He was speaking about the role of the White House in a financial crisis. "Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people ... this is how we can fix this," Biden said. "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just tak about the princes of greed. " Biden told Katie Couric. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'"

Um, what's wong here? Just in case you don't believe me. Check this out

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

If you wondering.....

I haven't jumped off any tall buildings or bridges due to politics!
No I have actually been quite busy!
I have started a new blog, in addition to this one.
Thanks Mary for creating it for me!
I will be back here soon.
You can also find me here.
Update: Thanks, Michelle I had put the wrong link to my new blog. It's fixed now!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Meet Bubba....

Otherwise known as William!
Today was a gorgeous day!I enjoyed taking pictures of this little guy.As most people know,toddlers don't like to keep still.William was no exception!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Things that are pricking me on my left side....

Yes - I said "pricking my side" as driving me crazy or aggravating the crap out of me. Okay now I can elaborate.

1. I forgot my "recyclable" grocery bags today.
2. I forgot my "recyclable" grocery bags last week too and bought more bags!
3. That so many people want "change" that they are willing to elect a president that is grossly unqualified for the job.
4. Some people actually believe what the media is throwing at them.
5. That Nancy Pelosi is going to make sure Governor Palin wasn't using her personal email for business, instead of acknowledging that someone (or people) hacked into her personal email UNLAWFULLY!!! Wait what is the actual problem here?!?!?
6. Congressman Charles Randel (D), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which writes tax code has committed tax evasion.
7. That people really think the fact that Governor Palin has 5 children makes her unsuitable to be vice-president. A little hypocritical, don't you think?
8. That no matter what happens with this economy it will be blamed on President Bush. However, how many people actually know that President Clinton's people have been running Sallie Mae and Freddi Mac since the 1990's.
9. Additionally, Jim Johnson head of Obama's vice-president search committee has made millions as CEO of Fannie Mae.
10. Joe Biden thinks it is patriotic to accept tax increases - GIMME.A.BREAK!!!!
11. That the left wing, mainstream, liberal media fails to say that Obama is friends with William Ayers, a radical, left-wing, terrorist who was part of the Weatherman Underground. This group is responsible for the murder of a Boston Police Officer, two New York State Troopers, a bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a bombing of the Pentagon. You can pick your friends, right?!?
12. The mainstream media is slanted (just a wee bit!!!)
13. The mainstream media wants to elect the president.
14. Hope and Change are lovely words but they are just words.
15. That some people don't think morals and character really matter with respect to a president.
16. Obama has benefited greatly from Fannie Mae

17. Oh yeah, did I forget to say I forgot my "recyclable" grocery bags?

Monday, September 15, 2008

A little bitch & a few summer favorites....

These are just a few pictures that I came across tonight.
They were taken last month. I am glad I stumbled upon them.

While some of you may be wondering why I used the "b" word -I'll tell you. You may remember this. Some times Matt confuses words with similar sounds. The other day John and I had taken Matt out to breakfast a couple of days before he started Kindergarten. Matt has some extra "salty" taste buds and always wants us to salt his food. Of course, we do not. We don't even know how his liking for salt even evolved, as we don't even have a salt shaker at the table. In any event, on this day, Matt asked John to salt his eggs. John said he didn't need any as they would taste just fine with out it. Matt went on to plead his case, asking once again. In his little convincing voice, he asked "please can I have a little salt, just a little bitch of salt!" He meant a "pinch" of salt. Hopefully his mixing up of similar sounding words will get remedied in Kindergarten!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thank goodness....

I have a photo shoot with people tomorrow!
I don't want you too get sick of all my flowers!
So my compulsions lately have
been photography & politics.
There could be worse things, right?

Feeling a bit....

creative today.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Can it get any crazier?

I am afraid it can, and probably will. Lately nothing ceases to amaze me. Each day democratic politics gets more crazy - it is spinning out of control. This sound bite is no exception. He is comparing Barack Hussein Obama to Jesus and Governor Palin to Pontius Pilate - nothing is more absurd.

The election should be based on the issues - the national security, the economy & the character of the candidates. However, it has become an election of lies and hypocrisy. The left-wing media is trying to elect the president rather than the citizens of this country. We can not let the media decide who are next leader will be. It has to stop.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Isn't she a cutie? Wow - could she move!
I had to act quickly, but it was fun!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You can give a pig a pancake.....

but you can't guarantee he won't choke himself
on it and squash his chance for the presidency!!!
BHO has really sunk to an all time low.
Clearly this is rhetoric, but when the left-wing
wants to slant every Republican word ever spoken,
this comment can not go away.
BHO knew exactly what he was saying-
nothing comes out of a presidential candidate's mouth
that is not intended.

I have a third-grader too...

In all my Kindergarten hoopla, I forgot to mention
that I have a third-grader too!
This is just too crazy - I actually
remember third grade, myself.
And it doesn't seem so long ago
(maybe this is just my mind's defense mechanism!!!)
If someone knows how to just freeze these moments,
do share your secret with me.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A first....

Today was Matt's first day of Kindergarten.
I can hardly believe that this day has come and gone.
It seems like just yesterday I was praying
that he would finally sleep through the night!
I just don't know where the time has gone.
I do know that since I became a mother,
time just flies.
Before I had children,
one week seemed like a long time.
Now one year goes by in a blink -
five years has just flashed before me.
One comforting thought is that Matt
is pretty comfortable about school.
I think he's pretty proud of himself.
I only hope that the next twelve
school years will just slow done a bit.
I am not wishing them away at all!

Friday, September 5, 2008

She's having a ......

a contest....
Well she's having a baby too,
but this post is to inform you about her give-away.
It marks here first year in blog-world.
I thought I would plug her 'cuz if it wasn't for her,
I probably wouldn't have my blog.
Additionally, I want others to enter her contest so I don't win -
I dont' need any of the tastey,
sweet things that she might be giving away!!!
(trust me - I don't need them or my butt doesn't!)
Go on over and join the fun - today is the last day to enter her give-away!
She's got a cute 'lil blog and a very cute 'lil guy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

She's the real thing.....

If you haven't already heard it, check out highlights from Sara Palin's vice-presidential nomination speech last night - it was awesome. I am so excited that she is on the ticket. She's intelligent, conservative, and she's not just a politician! Most of all - she has EXPERIENCE!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pictures, a bribe (or a few) & a bit of history....

This morning I did a shoot with the Codners.
Of course it was a special one because they are part of my family!
It took a few bribes for Abby,
but it was a success!
William was not in to it at all -
he could think of many more
important things to do than pictures!
However, I was ready when he did a bit of exploring -
I got a great shot!
Charlie thought it was pretty neat because
we were in a historical cemetery.
It is across the street from the
Church of the Presidents which holds the the
Relatives of the Adams are buried in this cemetery.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Last weekend, after the wedding John and I
had dinner in Newburyport.
It's a beautiful town, north of Boston.
It used to be whaling town.
The homes are beautiful, as many of them
were owned by ship captains.
The shops are so quaint.
I was particuliary amazed
by the gorgeous flower boxes - I love them.
Of course, we were acting like silly tourists,
taking pictures of each other.