Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Ray is still in the certification process to be a banker at Chase and today she passed her second test that she needs to be licensed. She had to drive up to Flagstaff for the test and there are a couple of youth ministers up there that we work with so I got to go along and have a couple of meetings while she was taking her test.
She has one more test and then she starts her training for her position. I am so proud of her and the work she is doing. Right now all she does is study, all day, every day. I know she can't wait to be done with studying and start being a banker. Congrats Ray Ray. Cheers.
Posted by Chris and Rachel at 6:06 AM
Monday, November 10, 2008
I have always wanted to learn how to ride BMX and yesterday morning I took a bike down to our local skate park to teach myself how to ride the ramps and bowls. IT WAS AWESOME!
The bike rides so smooth and its great riding up and down the ramps, around the tight bowls and jumping the jumps. I was too chicken to drop in to a quarter pipe.
So today I went to another park in Prescott Valley and taught myself to drop into the quarter pipe, I was so freaked, but made it no problem. Then right before I left I tried one last time and crashed on my head and elbow, I wasn't hurt, but I saw the most beautiful starts. Haha. Cheers.
Posted by Chris and Rachel at 2:54 AM
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
I am excited about what happened last night in the election, congratulations Mr. Obama.
I know that people tried to not speak about or even acknoledge publicly the fact that Obama was a black man and I am proud of America for that. We as a country have come so far that we aloud policy and hope to guide us rather than the color of a candidates skin.
In Obama's acceptance speach he spoke about a 106 year old black lady that voted and he talked about all the changes that she had seen in her life and how far we have come from when she when born (a gereration out of slavery). It gave me goose bumps and made so proud to be an American.
Is racism over? No. However, I am hoping that this sets us on a path that allows people to be seen as people and not as the color of their skin. As a man or woman rather than a black man, white man, asian woman, hispanic woman etc. We can, hopefully, all just be the people that God created us to be.
Do I agree with all his policies, no. However, I do think he does have the ability to unite this country if people will allow him. I don't think everyone will, but I hope and pray they can, so this country can continue to be the greatest country on earth.
Congratulations Mr. Obama and I pray God gives you the wisdom and strength to lead our beautiful country through the next 4 years and beyond. Cheers.
Heres Obama's speech.
Posted by Chris and Rachel at 8:40 PM
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I am so excited that its election day!
I have been watching and debating and praying and thinking about this election for so long that I am so pumped that its finally happening today. I remember watching the 2004 election in the Traveling Mercies RV in a campground in California so I look forward to sitting up late, getting a bottle of wine and enjoying watching this thing unfold.
Right now I am babysitting, my friends, the Herrington's, kids while they go vote. How cool that we live in a place where we can openly elect our leaders. God bless America.
Posted by Chris and Rachel at 11:18 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2008
90's music rules!
I realize every generation believes that the music they listened to in high school was the greatest, but all other generations can kiss my Beck/Joan Osborne/STP/Pearl Jam/Alanis Morsette/Rage/3rd Eye Blind/Couting Crows/Nirvana/Everclear loving rear. Palabra.
Posted by Chris and Rachel at 12:09 AM