Monday, November 17, 2008

CAMPAIGNING 2008 (Funny Story)

Alright, so my blog is a little blah.  This "blogging thing" is really a challenge for me because:
a) it's a struggle for me to try and remember to take pictures of events, such as b-days, raking leaves, visiting Hee-Haws, carving pumpkins, losing teeth, pictures of (little hands) that are BIG & PUFFY from bee stings, cute play-doh creations, my 4 year old boy setting the dinner table in the most adorable fashion (actually, I do have a picture of that), new haircuts, clean bedrooms etc... etc and
b) I lack in the area of consistently journaling the blessings and happenings of each day that I enjoy, so that I can blog about them.  Kudo's to each of my friends.  You all have the funnest, most interesting blogs and I SOOO enjoy reading them!  I definitely have a deeper appreciation for your well thought out posts and clever captions.
Although a lot has happened, I haven't journaled or captured any pictures, and I CAN'T for the life of me remember the details of each event. Dang.  Hence the reason to keep a journal AHA! But here's a funny little story about my cute Hubby (Staunch Republican) and his friend's, Austin and Brad (Democrats) and the "friendly banter" between them.
On Halloween night while we were out trick-or-treating with our kids, we stopped in at our friend's Emily & Austin's house and enjoyed yummy soup and hot chocolate.  The kids loved exchanging their candy with the other kids there, and loading their plates up with even MORE treats, while the adults enjoyed visiting with each other.  During our brief visit, Austin and Brad decided to sneak away and go "trick-or-treating" with their kids, or so we thought.... 
When we came home, we bathed the kids, sorted through all their candy, and then got everyone snugly and warm and watched movies until late.  When I woke up early the next morning, I opened my bedroom blinds and saw an OBAMA '08 sign tightly screwed into the branch of our walnut tree, perfectly placed at eye level.  I laughed my head off when I saw it, because I knew Shaun would NOT be over-joyed to see it hanging there AND because I knew he HADN'T seen it before he left.  He, Travis & Logan had to be at BYU early in the a.m. for the merit badge pow wow, and the blinds were still closed.  I couldn't wait for him to come home, so I could see his reaction when he saw the sign.  I threatened the kids not to say anything to Daddy that would make him look up in the tree.  I WANTED him to find it on his own!  I busied myself and the other kids with raking leaves and cleaning up the yard.  A few people came by and noticed the sign, including the 2 men that had put it there! (hehehe) They (Brad & Austin) had a good laugh when I told them it was placed perfectly at eye level.  They Had NOT done that on purpose. Which made it funnier.
Finally they got home from the pow wow, and came out to the front yard where we were finishing up with raking, and Logan (Who was not aware of the threat I made to the other kids) looks up in the tree and blurts out, "Why is there a OBAMA'08 sign in our tree"? and Shaun said, "WHAT!!???" and looked up and saw it.  We all busted up laughing at the look of disgust on Shaun's face.  We found out later that Travis had come home for a minute to grab something to go with his costume, and caught them red-handed while they were drilling it into the tree. They made him promise not to say anything to Shaun about it.  Goll, where are your loyalties Trav?? (hahaha) Anyways, these are a couple of shots I happened to snag just in the nick of time.  If I had been one minute sooner, I could've got a picture of Shaun unsuccessfully trying to "jump" up into the tree, but I was too late.......








This is what I saw when I opened my blinds. :D














I love that he "tried" to scale the tree, but to no avail... he surrenders and fetches the ladder....












Shaun and Carston had fun de-facing the sign to read, "NOBAMA '08 and later that night staked it into Austin's front yard.

6 comments:

Williamson Family said...

That is sooooooo funny! Love it :)

emily said...

Thank you for writing that story down and whatever you not being able to remember to take pictures! You have this documented so well! It makes me happy that you took those pictures! I'm just glad that our husbands are still friends!:)

Pineapple Princess said...

I am so glad that you have friends close to you that know how to make you laugh. You do have the cutest laugh you know! And a cute blog. And cute stories. And pictures of the cute stories.

Keep it coming.

Laurel said...

I'm so glad they can all laugh about it, and I'm impressed with the pictures, too.

DrGooch said...

Good Morning! Thanks for dropping by my blog. We love get-aways, but like most families, the serendipitous type almost never happen.

If you are looking for a good escape, and you want to know what lonely feels like, try the little towns out by 4 corners.

Great story. I'm with your hubby...

Wenderful in Colorado said...

Good thing you can laugh about the sign in the tree....I think it would take me a long time to laugh about that!