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Saturday, April 19, 2008

barack obama in downingtown

Driving through town today we were surprised to see a big "change we can believe in" sign posted on the fence next to the train station. A crowd had begun gathering around a small wooden podium in the septa parking lot. When we got home Owen was ready for nap, so Lindsay stayed at the house while I walked down to the train station - only a block away. George met me there, and after signing in and passing through metal detectors, we joined the gathering crowd. About an hour later a train rolled in, and we watched as the press corps disembarked, followed by Barack Obama -- who emerged from an old-fashioned passenger car at the end of the train. Barack waved to the cheering crowd as he walked down the steps to the podium. He commented on the beauty of the hills in front of him (i never noticed, but there really is a beautiful view from the D-town train station) and then launched into a good old-fashioned small-town campaign speech. It was actually very exciting to be part of this -- democracy in action!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

warm weather

yesterday was so great! we are in the process of fixing up the backyard, so there are a lot of dirt areas for owen to play in now. he absolutely loves it. i got him these really cheap plastic tractors and farm stuff, which he is thoroughly enjoying.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

wash you me

Owen: Dada, wash you!
Dada: Ok buddy, but you should say "wash ME"
Owen: Dada, wash you me!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

broad street run

may 4th is now officially the broad street run for me! i signed up, finally. i've never enjoyed running and am actually quite confused as to why i would want to run 10 miles.... as is my sister, who is joining me for the run. (its officially blogged mer, you have to sign up now.) but, i have found a great reason to run, in fact a perfect reason. to honor my mom. due to a friends excitement, i signed up with Team ACS and i'm asking those interested to join with me, prayerfully - i'm at 3 miles right now, wanting to run 10, but ok with run/walking the race... or financially - by donating to the American Cancer Society to help in research in honor of my mom.
Donate Here

and thanks to all who have joined me already!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

oompa loompa no more

owen officially doesnt look like an oompa loompa anymore. with the changing of the seasons and the weather, it was time.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


o has been enjoying the outdoors like crazy and since it's supposed to rain for the next few days i figured we would take his bike to the trail. i was positive that he would ride the entire time... ah, nope... wanted to walk and run. he was very careful of the poop though... and every little bit of dirt on the ground was "no step poop!"