Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Because I Haven't Yet

I know the election is more than a week past, but I just realized it hasn't made its mark on the Hotwheel Hacienda blog yet! Since this is a place I have to look back on the boys' lives, I would be remiss if I didn't have SOMETHING to note the occasion. So to keep things brief & concise I'm listing a few notes and a few photos - for posterity's sake, of course. 
(To my family who isn't quite celebrating like I am, feel free to skip this post!)

My Favorite Obama Family Photo:

The morning of Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 found me in a great mood and the boys in a foul mood. Despite this, by the time we got to daycare I had them chanting in a sing-song voice, "It's Inaugu-RATION Day! It's Inaugu-RATION Day!" Finn did a little jig for his teacher & class as we hung up his coat and backpack. The song stuck in my head for days. 

I really wanted to watch the Inauguration coverage live so I brought my laptop to the office to stream as I worked. Of course, the Internets were so overloaded the stream was constantly interrupted and I was forced to kick it old-school style. I watched it in the employee break room on a fuzzy TV, surrounded by friends & coworkers. We were so quiet you couldn't ignore the sniffles and could feel the underlying excitement in the room. I don't think I'll ever forget where I was when it happened. 

My Favorite Barack Photo:

So... it's done. It's only been a week and a day since, but some major changes have already come down the pipeline. This about sums up where my head is at:

Thanks to Major Beadhead for the video & photo links!


The White House said...

That is a great photo of the First Family. Can't say he was my first choice, but I can say that I think his vision for our country will bless many, and I am praying that he will leave a great mark in our nation's history! Thanks for sharing- hope you are well.

Artist Unplugged said...

I pray for God to give him and other leaders wisdom in his decisions and safety. I already disagree with some of his decisions but I expected that.

OHmommy said...

I have never seen THAT 2nd picture. Just showed my husband.. "Are you reading blogs?" He wasn't so interested. But I was, it's a great picture.

Former Fat Chick said...

WOW do I love that MAN! HE is my First choice, in my mind the ONLY choice to move us forward!

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