we had a nice time in KC for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was cut short because the boy started screaming at 4:30 AM on Friday and didn't stop until we got in the car and came home. He promptly fell asleep five minutes into the trip and slept the 3 1/2 hours to our house. He was up for about an hour, took a three hour nap, and then was up for about another hour and then was out for the night. Not sure what was wrong but I think I was okay with coming home a little early. We had my favorite chinese restaurant for dinner and just spent some quality family time. It was so nice just to be together. It really recharged my batteries.
There are only three weeks of school left for this semester. YIKES!
Please continue to pray for my parents. There are just so many issues right now!
I am off to keep reading To Kill A Mockingbird. It is my first time reading it in like twenty years. I love the book but it is hard to teach it when you don't remember it all. So, I am glad I have to teach it!
The Huckabee news today is sweet:
The Weekly Standard: The Huckabee Surge
November 22, 2007
For Bob Vander Plaats, January 3--the day of the Iowa caucus--can't get here quickly enough. Vander Plaats, chairman of the Mike Huckabee campaign in Iowa, can read the polls, and in the latest surveys of likely Republican caucus-goers Mike Huckabee came in second, trailing Mitt Romney by only two points in the American Research Group poll and by four points in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll of the same voters. "Our goal is like that of a good basketball team," he says. "It wants to peak at tournament time. And we want to peak at caucus time."
When the former Arkansas governor announced his candidacy last winter, few political observers thought the campaign would take off. Inside the Huckabee camp, the explanation for his rise is simple. Where the "top-tier" candidates have emphasized the war on terror, says one of his staffers, Huckabee has focused on domestic issues. And he has presented himself and his views directly to voters in "retail" campaigning: "town by town, community by community, house by house," favoring the small ball of a "dinner-time conversation" over the (ostensibly) big-ball "hard-core speech" or television ad.
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