Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Q: What does a free and strong America mean to me?
A free and strong America is a place where people are bold in their pursuit of excellence, unafraid to roll up their sleeves when the tough times come. It’s a place that recognizes debt for the tyrant it is and where policy is made not by the highest bidder but by a people committed to common sense, goodness and truth.
A free and strong America fights for its kids and the helpless. It tackles daunting problems such as healthcare and immigration because it believes America and her people are worth it.
A free and strong America is a place where men and women honor their marriages with fidelity, kindness and respect. It’s a place where I learned the secret of happiness from a mechanic and a beautician, parents who taught their four children anything is possible with hard work, creativity and an open mind.
A free and strong America is a place where even though my mother cries at night for her son in Iraq, she would send him again because she understands that greatness requires sacrifice, and there is nothing greater than freedom.
In short, a free and strong America means everything to me because it’s my home and my children’s future. It’s a place where on any given day you can walk outside and feel the sun on your face and wind in your hair. And nowhere does the sun shine as bright or the wind feel as good as where freedom rings.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I am entering an essay contest about what it means to be an American.
The winner gets to go to a Red Sox game with Mitt and the Romney family. It's a long shot but worth trying.
i thought it would be cool to do a collage sort of thing. Please leave a comment about what you thinks it means to be American. Be original and crazy. I need to get their attention. :)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Olsen's came to play and it was tons of fun! Kyle and I even got schooled by state champion swimmer Rico Suave. (Eric Olsen.) Then they had a dive-off. Overall, a perfect weekend.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Love you, babe! Hope she's everything you dreamed of.
and p.s. this week a boy took a toy from kate at the pool. she narrowed her eyes and growled at him. i can't wait to visit utah so y'all can spend some time with her. she is FUNNY!