As our time here in Omaha is coming to an end, I feel like we are down to the FINAL CHECK MARKS of things we need to do. For Randy's final spring break we went to Kansas City for the night. We went out to eat at T-Rex. The boys thought it was a lot of fun, but Randy and I were not impressed so much with the food. The next day we spent at Liberty Jail and took a tour of The Community of Christ Temple. It was a lot of fun and big CHECK on my list of things to do!
Tyler and Jace love to dress up and be Batman and Robin. I use the word dress up loosely. Their grandma made them really cute Batman costumes but this is what they end up wearing most of the time as they run around my house!
I guess I have not been able to bring myself to blog about things going on in my life because it is really hard to put into words the emotions. This summer has been an experience of a lifetime. I have never given so much of myself for any specific cause. I have never believed in a message and a single person the way I did for my dad. I couldn't go to sleep at nights, because I would be thinking about the campaign. I would go running and all I could think about was the campaign. I guess I became obsessed with only one goal on my mind. August 17th was one of the hardest days I have gone through. Some people may laugh or turn their heads to this, but to me it was real. It hit me and it hit me hard. It was a part of me that was lost. I watched the election results come in and with hope and faith I held on until the bitter end. My dad lost by about 2000 votes. It was so close and in the blink of an eye everything we worked for was now over. That night I hurt for my dad! I am so proud of my dad and the lessons he taught me. I know that he ran for governor for the right reasons. I know that he loves our great country and the great state of Wyoming. There were so many blessings and miracles that happened along the way. I have to admit I have gone through the mourning process. From being numb to angry to saying "what if" to tears. I have come to the conclusion that the WHAT IF game is a very dangerous game. Things happen that are out of our control. The things we could control my dad did with class and with honor, and this is what I am so proud of! It is a very hard decision to put your name on the line. When you put your name out there, you are automatically up for mockery from anyone and everyone. I am so proud of my dad for taking that chance and bringing a message to the voters of Wyoming. It was a message of true conservative values. A message of less government and less spending. It was a message of our constitutional rights and our great founding fathers. It was a message of family values. Many criticized him for these values but he would never deviate from his message to win more votes. He was willing to take a stance and stay true to what he believed. I was so humbled as I watched so many people work so hard and sacrifice so much time, energy and money for MY DAD! They believe in him and my dad brought hope to so many voters across the state. I saw as my little Tyler would walk up to doors and knock and say "Vote for my grandpa." What a great lesson my kids learned. I saw people tear up as they heard my dad speak. They believe in him as much as I believe in him! He is a true hero in my book and I am so proud of the dad, grandpa and example he is to me. I am so thankful for the great opportunities I had. I am thankful for the new passion I have developed and I know my dad made a difference! So YES we lost but I will hold my head high and always be thankful for the experiences I had. I will never regret the decision my family and my parents made 2 1/2 years ago to have my dad run for governor. It was the right thing to do and I know we made a difference in Wyoming!
I am sorry if you have read through all of this! I know it is long, but thank you for caring about the election! It means a lot knowing people took an interest in what my family went through this summer.
I just wanted to add a few pictures of our little adventure in this campaign season! My sister, Angela, me and all of our boys went out to door to door across the state Wyoming! We ended up in Sheridan, Buffalo, Moorcroft, Newcastle, and Gillette. It was a great week and the boys were SOOOOO good. They love knocking on doors and handing people a brochure about their grandpa! Come July 3rd I am going to be in Wyoming up until election day. I cannot believe we are this close! RON MICHELI FOR GOVERNOR YAY!!!!
These little blazers and khakis were a great find at TJ Max while my sister Angela was here in Omaha visiting me. We got one for each of the little boys. We figure the boys will be going around campaigning and they should look like little politicians. Maybe we are corrupting them at a young age, but they sure are cute. Plus, Tyler loves to wear his jacket he says he is a missionary. So every week to church this is what he HAS to wear.
I first probably need to apologize because my life has now become somewhat crazy! I am a full time mom, but as of last week my dad, Ron Micheli, officially announced his candidacy for governor of the state of Wyoming. So what does this mean for me? I now have another full time job! I am so excited to be able to work on my dad's campaign. I will be moving forward with the volunteer effort on the campaign. This is really exciting to me because it is the volunteers that will win the election for my dad. I have already been working with so many wonderful people who are willing to help, and I am so thrilled that I will have the opportunity to meet so many more great people. It has already been a lot of work and I know there is so much more work ahead of us! So I am sorry that many of my blogs may be about what is going on with the campaign. I am sorry that many of you will get bugged by me with emails, facebook and blogs! But hey this is what I am doing with my life right now! It is what takes up most of my days and what I fall asleep thinking about. My dad always says, "This decision, was a family decision, so I don't say I am running for governor... I say WE are running for governor!" So with that I am committed, and we are running for governor. So please look at our website and spread the great word RON MICHELI FOR GOVERNOR 2010!!! www.micheliforgovernor.com
While Randy is at school and studying all hours of the night, I have found doing projects helps me get through each day. Here are a few of the recent things I have done. Both of the projects are from old window frames. This is a picture frame I made out of an old widow. I put our family pictures in each window!
This is a window frame that I use as my white board. With a weekly calendar on it and a TO DO list.