Wednesday, November 05, 2008

yes we did

Well, November has started out with a bang, huh? :) Here are some photos of our month so far....

Nov. 1st, I took the picture that you can see two posts below this one (please vote!)... just showing a little support for my candidate!

Nov. 2nd, a close-up of my Obama pin: Nov. 3rd, I took down all our Halloween decorations and put up our Thanksgiving ones. That included taking down our Halloween flag, but rather than putting the Thanksgiving one up, I chose to fly this one instead. What a grand ol' flag!:
Nov. 4th, Election Day! George took the afternoon off from work and rode the train into the city. He had tickets to Obama's Election Night Event in Grant Park. I would have LOVED to go with him. If only we'd had someone to watch the kids....

George took my digital camera with him. Here he is in front of Crown Fountain, before getting into the loooooong line that led into Grant Park:George went to the event with his friend Brian from work: Finally they got into Grant Park... but they weren't exactly close to the stage, LOL!:

George was very excited that he was able to go and be a part of history! (Lucky duck!)

Meanwhile, back at home, the kids and I had a special supper with homemade apple pie for dessert ~ I wanted something that said "America" to help commemorate the special night. :) We watched the election coverage on tv, and when this came on the screen:

we hooped and hollered and jumped up and danced! :) My mom called on the phone to say, "Woo hooo!" and we even broke out the "bubbly" to celebrate:
Nick and Ben went to bed soon after that (actually, I'd put Ben in his bed an hour before, but he was still awake!), but I let Emmalie stay up to watch Barack's speech. George didn't get home till 1:30am or so, and then he wanted to watch the CNN coverage that I'd recorded for him, so we both were up until the wee hours of the morning. (I am SO tired today!)

I still keep pinching myself today to make sure I'm not dreaming all this, LOL. What a wonderful, historic day! I am so glad that it happened in my lifetime. I am very proud of our country at this moment. We have a long climb ahead of us, but I truly believe we've elected the right candidate to help us make it.

Yes we can! Yes we did! Yes we will!


Blogger Kim said...

Great update, Janelle! You are so good at keeping up on your blog! It's fun to read!

November 05, 2008 8:15 PM  

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