Yes, if you read my blog you already know that I love adding expression and smiley faces throughout my blog. I guess you could say I am animated? A friend laughed with me about my tendency to do the same things in my text messages.
Today has been truly a 🙂 kind of day. So this post will be random, scattered but that’s my brain tonight.
To start with…last night we had family night and I will do a whole post about that later once I can actually get my pictures to download, but we had so much fun 🙂 Briefly, we voted on our dinner choices and had ballots, posters, balloons, a voting booth, the whole nine yards. It was so fun and the kids really seemed to “get it.”
We finished up though with talking about God’s Sovereignty and this Scripture and this one that talk about how God is ultimately in control of who becomes our leader and also this Scripture that talks about how we need to submit to our authorities. We discussed with the little guys how we need to be praying for our leaders. Such a good refresher for me night before the election. Great, great night! 🙂
Then this morning when I went to vote and stood for an hour and a half in line, it was so exciting. It just felt electric. Such a buzz and everybody was so amazed at the voter turnout. Of course where I vote the people that came were all a bit upper to middle class (just being honest) and really dressed very nicely where I on the other hand had too long sweatpants (too tight to to be honest) and a sweatshirt. I had nice non-showered hair and no makeup. Needless to say…mental note…get showered and dress appropriately when voting at this station.
But it was so cool to sit and listen to people’s stories and opinions. Veterans and school teachers, doctors and lawyers, stay-at-home moms and grumpy old men. I felt really proud to be able to be a part of the election process. Then it was of course so fun to go wear my “I Vote” sticker (we did stickers for the kids last night too:) and get a free donut and coffee. 🙂 I didn’t get to indulge in free chicken because by that time Mark had been home with 6 kids for 2 hours with no energy outlet and I felt he deserved to be rescued.
Moving on…then I could not face anymore time indoors with my three little Mexican jumping beans (that is not a slur my brother-in-law is Mexican:) so we indulged and went to FunDayGo with some bestest friends. I forgot how much I LOVE that place. Shout out to John and Shawna Gilman… that place is still so nice and clean and fun! 🙂 Eli skipped his nap to jump so when we finally got home a bit before 5pm we finished off with some quick grilled cheese sandwiches and Eli fell asleep at 6:15 in the playroom. The other two were done with homework, baths, etc and in bed by 7:30pm.
And then to top it all off my sweet friends, him and her, dropped off a yummy Starbucks treat since they knew my Mark was away tonight. Thanks and it is now officially an addiction, gotta love the Peppermint! 🙂
So I can’t say that I will stay up to see the results. Although I am terribly interested, I cannot sacrifice my sleep and sanity when I can simply find out in the morning. Plus McCall has been waking up at 5am since the time change, so sleep is so necessary these days 🙂
Hip hip hooray for good days!! So two questions (and please give me a little love here) what voter treat did you reward yourself with and what was the best part of your day?