Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We are still alive!

So sorry for the long delay in posting! While we were away on vacation I had no internet access. Then when we got home last week I was trying to get everything back in order, start school and get ready for company. I about had it all together and Monday morning Andrea woke up with a high fever which means an immediate trip to St Louis for us. We thought it would be a quick visit and we would head home, but...... we should know by now! :) It is Wednesday and only by a miracle of having a Dr who really trusts us we will get to go home tonight! Andrea's blood counts are only 26 and they should be over 500 at the very least. A normal persons is between 7500 and 15000! So she will not be going anywhere and we will be sterilizing everything that isn't alive...I guess we will be sanitizing all things that are alive as well!! :) I am just overjoyed at getting to go home especially since my sis and her family all arrived at our house last night! This is the first time we have gotten to have Thanksgiving together in about 6 years so we have really looked forward to it! Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am hoping to post pictures of vacation next week!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Rally!

I think I have recovered enough sleep to be able to talk half-way intelligently! What a week!

My mom, sister, brother -in-law, Lauren, Luke, Tyler and Travis all arrived to wait in line to see Sarah Palin at 1:45am on Thursday morning. When they got there only 8 people were ahead of them. Andrea and I arrived to join them a few minutes after 3am. It was soooooo cold! We parked my moms van really close to where we were standing and kept Andrea in there until around 6am. Troy arrived around 5:30....he doesn't do mornings very well! :) By the time the doors opened at 7am were all frozen solid! Because we were some of the first people we got to stand right at the edge of the platform where Sarah was going to stand on to speak. This was awesome to be so close but it also meant another 3 1/2 hours of standing!!! By this time Andrea was so tired she was nearly histerical so we piled coats on the floor and she laid down and promtly went to sleep. Everyone started crowding in so Troy, Andrea, Lauren, Josh Boardman and myself got pushed back quite a ways. The rest of our group got to stay right up front which turned out to be really great! I can't describe the enthusiasim that was in that building !! Imagine around 10,000 people all cheering and shouting for the USA!! I am encouraged that there are still a lot of good people who believe in good morals still around! When Sarah and her husband arrived it was wild!! She couldn't even speak for about 5 minutes for the cheering! I think she was pretty amazed. She is a really good speaker. Usually I don't enjoy hearing political speaches but she was very down to earth and to the point. When she was finished she down to where we were standing and started shaking hands. My mom, Toya (my brother - in - law), Luke, Tyler, and Ben Boardman all got to shake her and Todd's hand. She even talked to Luke and Tyler for a second. They were pumped to say the least!! It was a great experience and well worth the lost sleep and freezing weather! My kids will never forget it, and I'm sure we won't either! If you ever have a chance to go to a rally like it!!
By the way I changed my comment format because the new one was not working!
Look how happy we are at 4:30 in the morning!

Sooooooo COLD!

Toya, my mom and our friend, Sherry

Andrea sleepin on her bed of coats.

Travis couldn't stay awake any more!

Tyler crashed too!

Mrs Sarah Palin

Shaking hands with the front row.