Wednesday, November 5, 2008


First of all, if you didn't notice the pics of my darlings in Halloween costume, scroll down. They are adorable. I let my friend (mother of the boy) decide what they were being for Halloween this year. And they were adorable. Next year, however, the decision is mine. And I have decided. I have a Louis XV costume the right size for the boy for next year, so naturally they will be Louis and Marie Antoinette. I got an awesome wig on sale for The Small One for next year, and folks, it is going to rock!
In other news, unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are aware the Presidential Election was yesterday. Barack Obama will be our new president. I am not surprised he won, but I am surprised at how large the margin was. Well, in the Electoral College anyway. As far as the popular vote is concerned, he didn't win by that large of a percentage. It will be interesting to see what direction he takes the country. I know a great many people are very concerned about what might happen, but the fact of the matter is, he can't cause too much trouble by himself. There is a reason that the system of checks and balances is in place. I personally think he will be good for the country. He isn't a socialist, though he does have some socialist leaning policies, namely healthcare and welfare-which, to be frank, need to have SOMETHING done. They are a disaster! And, for all you Mormon readers out there, the United Order and Law of Consecration are socialism in it's purest form, so freak out about that, if you will.
Also, I think it says something good about our country, that in the midst of the mess, with our dismal race relations and all, we managed to elect a non-white president. That is history right there, folks.
Truthfully, I think one of the biggest problems with the Republican Party right now, is that it has strayed far from it's actual platform. The ultra right-wing Christian Fundies have pushed things so far to the right that it is going to take some time to get back to normalcy. I like to consider myself a liberal conservative. ;)
In other news...we got snow!!!! We had a lovely warmish Halloween (though it did rain a tad) and then, bam! Cold and snow. I am not ready for snow yet. Too bad it isn't up to me. If it were, we would have snow from the day after Thanksgiving through New Years and then I would prefer it to stay in the mountains from then on out.
This seems to be a thoroughly random blog entry, so I shall continue the randomness..
I have been asked, rather often of late, when we plan on adding another small one to the brood. The answer to that is-not for a good while. First and foremost, we can't afford it. We are still paying for the first one. Secondly, holy crap. The thought of having another makes the mind boggle. Bless her heart, I love The Small One more than life itself, but she is a handful. She requires a great deal of attention and energy. Were I to have another at this juncture, one or both of them would get the short end of the stick, and I would require a straitjacket. We originally thought that maybe having one born around the time Lilly turns three would be about right. Looking at it from my point of view, it seems unlikely to be that soon, that would require me to get pregnant 6-12 months from now, and once again-holy crap. Now, should the Lord feel differently about it, well, I will accept what is sent my way, but if left up to me...well, put on your comfy shoes folks, cause you're in for a wait.


Josh and Kaytee Postma said...

I understand why you don't want another one right now but I still can't wait for the next one!!!

I see your point as far as the law of consecration goes, but God took that away because the saints couldn't live that way...maybe we're not ready for that yet.

Josh and Kaytee Postma said...

and futhermore, "taking from the rich and giving to the poor" as he wants to do by taxing the wealthy so much is going to be bad for everyone. The wealthy ones are the ones that stimulate our economy (you know, the one that's really struggling right now). If he starts taxing them, they are going to stop putting their money into our economy, thus keeping the market slow for even longer.

Also, the idea of keeping everything equal, why would anyone want to work any harder than they have to if we're all getting the same thing? It seems like kinda a no-brainer!

lillysmum said...

Actually, it is the middle class who make the economy strong. When the middle class is over-taxed, spending doesn't happen. Also, in terms of keeping things equal, it means that if you make more, you should pay more (taxes, healthcare, etc. so that the BURDEN is spread more evenly). Lilly's $4000 medical bill wouldn't mean dirt to a wealthy person, but it is a hell of a lot of money to me.

Marianne said...

How are you already getting people asking when you're having another one? Lilly's still a baby. (in my opinion they are babies until at least 3) I think they lay off of me because Clara and Collin are so far apart. I got a lot of questions with Clara. Especially when she turned 4 and we still didn't have one. Both my mother in law and mother told me that the ideal age apart is 2.5-3 years apart. Who set that standard anyway?

Hali said...

Well written:)

Yeah, Noah might have a sibling by age 3, but no sooner. I would have to commit myself if we did...hahaha

The Whitaker Family said...

I have a small dispute for you, Tara. They aren't socialism in its purest form at all. Dang I need to find that talk by Pres. Benson....!!! Anyway, I respectfully disagree with that part.

2nd of all, don't let anyone give you crap about your childbirth decisions. (Not that you would) but its a very personal decision and I (although I'm fully preggo) can comeplete relate to having a handful child and thinking another might just drive you over the brink. Wish me luck!

Ruth Mannion said...

Hey Tara,

Just saw the link to your blog on Jennifer's and wanted to say hi. Sound's like next year's Halloween costumes will be amazing. Is that Mindy's little boy? I'm pretty out of touch.

The Whitaker Family said...

Tara-- here's the talk I was referring to:

I found it very interesting!