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The Great Newspaper Hunt

Tonight was our monthly “Girls Night Out” and it was finally my month to pick…so I of course picked The Olive Garden. Which happens to be my favorite resteraunt in the whole wide world! I have been looking forward to this for a long time! Anyway…. Charity got their late (shocker, I know), but told us she had stopped at a couple of stores to pick up a newspaper to save. Brandi then realized she hadn’t bought a newspaper either and she loves to collect them. So off we went after dinner on the Great Newspaper Hunt.

We went to a couple of grocery stores, Fred Meyer, gas stations, fast food resteraunts and even a Park ‘N Ride – but sadly there were no newspapers. I told her she might as well face the fact that she’d have to buy one off of Ebay! I told her I’d post onto my church’s message board (since most Mormon’s wanted McCain to win – I figured someone was bound to be willing to give away their paper) and I’d check to see if you could order back issues from the Seattle Times. So she finally dropped me off once we’d hit all the places we could and went home feeling defeated!

I got home and like I pomised posted onto my church’s message board. I then went to the The Seattle Times website to see if I could order back issues – and found out that YES YOU CAN! So I sent them an email asking how I can go about picking one up! So we’ll see!

Oh and Brandi also checked out Ebay…and they are already available for buying on Ebay, here are 2 of the higher priced auctions ….

The New York Post ~ Starting at $75.00
The New York Times ~ Starting at $399.00

Erin: OH MY GOSH!! $400 for a newspaper??

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Yes, it is true…the 44th President of the United States of America will be Barack Obama! How awesome is that and how far has America come in the last century. During Obama’s acceptance speech he talked quite a bit upon the change that America has seen over the past century and yet we still have a whole long way to go! It’ should be really exciting to see what changes come upon America in the upcoming months and years! His speech tonight brought tears to my eyes about how proud I am to be an American and to have been able to be apart of such a monumental day in American History, and went to the polls and voted for him! What a remarkable day this has been!

Since I live in a family of clothes and fashion freaks…we all were discussing the outfits they were wearing and we came to the conclusion that Michelle Obama’s dress was really ugly! It looked like she was wearing a pumpkin dress! The dress also made us question if she was pregnant, if she’s not it definitely wasn’t very flattering! And Jill Biden’s suit was a hideous yellow color NOT patriotic at all! The 4 of them standing together on the stage they just looked silly!! LOL!

Oh…and because the world does revolve around me I thought I’d share my exciting election news with ya’ll!! Ready…I was the 100th person to vote at my ‘station’ and the 499th person to vote at the Duvall Church School!! I was a bit annoyed not to be number 500, but I still was close!!

Jaime: I agree about the clothes they were wearing. I did think that the kids looked cute though:)

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Election –> Tomorrow!

Yay!! The election is TOMORROW…go Barack go! They (who ever ‘they’ are ) are estimating that we should know who wins the election by midnight EST (9:00pm here) tomorrow night! As of this point Barack Obama still has a ‘large’ lead in the polls…but we won’t know for sure until tomorrow!

So if you haven’t voted yet…get out TOMORROW!!

Going at 6am??
Cori: *shockingly* the polls aren’t open at 6am – unless I am heading east LOL! They open at 7am but NO i will not be there that early! I promised my mom I’d go BEFORE noon to make sure ‘my vote counted’!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Happy Halloween

We had a FUN halloween this year! We started ‘celebrating’ on Thursday night with our annual Family Pumpkin Carving Party. We all carved pumpkins and had soooo much fun removing the ‘pumpkin poop’ (what Madison called it). The pumpkins included….4 dancing ghosts (made by me), a cat (brandi), Barack Obama (jaime), the democrat ‘logo’ (mary) and a vampire (alex). Plus my dad and Madison both did ‘old fashion’ ones! So we had quite an eclectic variety!

On Halloween afternoon we (myself, Erin, Jaime & Madison) went with Kim, Sophia & the triplets to “trick or treating in downtown duvall”. Sophia was ‘supergirl’ and the boys were bumblebees & Gabbi was a ladybug. The cutest costume of course was Minnie Mouse Madison! We had fun walking up and down Main Street while Sophie & Madison went store to store in Duvall.

After that we went back to my house and waited for ‘real’ trick or treating. But by then Madison was way overtired and pretty grumpy. She got spooked by a ‘scary ghost’ that came to the door, so she didn’t really want to go out. We walked up the street but only went to the Harrington’s before returning home.We had a GREAT Halloween here – hope you did as well! And I will leave you this evening with our Funny Story of the Night!

*DOOR BELL RINGS* Both my dad & I go and answer the door and standing at the door is Barack Obama! As Barack was leaving my dad said “hey Barack check out your pumpkin”. Barak looked down at the pumpkin and then back at my dad and at the pumpkin again – sort of waved to my dad as if he was acknologing my dad. Then turned around a left…

My dad and I looked at eachother dumbfoundly trying to figure out what had happened….we finally realized that we think Barack thought we were calling HIM a PUMPKIN! At that moment we both started laughing histarically! And continue to laugh about it from time to time when one of us brings it up!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Sorry if you live in a red state, but you get the idea!‏

Okay, for those of you who really know me…you know I really could care less about all this political crap that’s going on! My opinion…let’s just vote and get this over with! We’re down to 6 days until voting (yay!!) and my mom sent this out to me today…I actually got a good giggle when I read it, and thought I’d pass it along! Enjoy!

Dear Red States:

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the entire Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85 percent of America ‘s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue; you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America’s quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy League and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT. With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite , thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale. 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the war, the death penalty, or gun laws. 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory. 53 percent still believe that Saddam was involved in 9/11. And 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

Finally, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico .

Peace out,
Blue States

Erin: I don’t even know what a ‘red state’ means
Cori: To: Erin & Who ever else knows LESS about politics then me :)

A ‘red state’ is a state who votes republican during elections. The ‘red’ is the color code used to represent republican. On election night they will show a map of the USA and some states will be blue (those are democratic) others will be red (those are republican). It’s an easy way to determine who is winning the election w/o getting super technical!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

13 Days in Counting…

until the ELECTION HAPPENS ~ Hallalujuah!

Don’t get me wrong, I think all that is going on in the political world exciting. The start of a new era, and changes for our country. But I am tired of the mean smear ads on tv, the endless analysis, the signs & posters, etc.

I can honestly say, I do not care who wins – I’m not a diehard political person (like the rest of my family who are obsessed), but I really would love to see Barack Obama win the election. I’m voting for Obama and Biden to win. And according to everyone around me….they are the best canidates for the whitehouse! I think it is so cool that America finally has a GOOD chance of having an African American President!! I think that is just awesome!

I have to admit even though I’m voting for Barack – and am not supposed to like McCain or Palin…I gotta say that I LOVE PALIN’S STYLE!! I know she has wardrobe people & hairstylist, but she always looks so nice!! I wish I had the time…and/or money to do that!! But I have also heard (news flash today that she (and the Republican Party) spent over $150k on clothes…I wish I had money to do that! *sigh* I have an addition…and that would be to clothes!!

My mom and dad are absolutely addicted to CNN & MSNBC (especially Keith Obermann & Rachel Maddow) and I’m not sure what they’ll do when the election is over!! Tonight I sat and watched those two shows with my dad & Kelly, and they both just reported the same news…then my mom gets home and immediatly wants to know ‘what’s new, anyone new endorce anyone, etc” – blah blah blah! It was boring, and not that enjoyable!

Anyway, 13 days until we all vote for president…I hope you all are making an informed decision (I know I am – haha) and vote for who you think will best run our country for the next 4 years!

Julia: Go Obama!!!!! :)

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

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