Monday, January 19, 2009

Countdown to no Bush...

is on the horizon. Woot woot!! In case you live under a rock and have been waiting on an engraved invitation to come out, here are the deets on Obama taking over:

It will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST and 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

The Oath of Office is at noon, immediately followed by the Inaugural Address.

The Vice President is sworn in ten minutes earlier.

Be there, or be square.


Believe it or not, I went to a Catholic mass this past weekend (gasp, I know!) I was in Louisiana for the weekend to see my family and my aunt and her soon-to-be husband are the main singing peeps of the church (and they are good). I thought I'd make my Paw Paw the happiest Paw Paw on earth and volunteered to join them all for a 9 am mass.

First of all, and I know this will be shocking too, but I love me a Catholic mass. I dig the smell when you come in (sidenote, the University of Houston library always had that smell too). I like the rituals because it's seriously been like 10 years since I went to real mass but you always know the deal. You know the words, they never change. Hard pews, kneeling, and ab-tastic Jesus on the cross.

But the reason I bring it up is because the churches have been getting bad press about being all anti-Obama post election and withholding communion and whatever and I just wanted to shout out for this place because at this one they actually prayed for him as he started as President this week. Aw, how sweet. I could almost drop their name and say they rocked it, but the creepy anti-abortion cemetary in the front of the church didn't rock my block. All I could think is that I hope they take that down before my aunt's wedding in the spring, but I think it's a permanent deal of hundreds of tiny, white crosses of creepiness.

2009-01-15 Brookwoods Inside (23)

Did I mention I love our house? I have no idea what to do to decorate a fireplace, but I worked at it and came up with this much. And you can't tell in the pic, but that big arty thing looks quite nice with the slate in the kitchen. I took pics of the house finished for my family to see, and of course we couldn't access them at the house. Boo. I even cleaned the house to take the pics. Truly devestating.

And finally because they are taking forever to load, here are a couple random shots from Max's little birthday party. I was photo fatigued from Christmas so I didn't go overboard, but I have a couple cute ones...

2009-01-17 Max 2nd (3)

2009-01-17 Max 2nd (14)

and BTW, don't you know I just booked another Continental flight...ah, pass the lube...


Diana said...

Whoo hoo on inauguration day!! Makes me optimistic.

From what I can see, your new house looks beautiful!

shannon said...

fireplace looks great!
am excited to see what the future holds. thought the inauguration was pretty darn cool. i'm young, but i don't remember there ever being this much excitement surrounding a president. i mean, there were no clinton skull caps back in the day. ;o)

Rita said...

Glad to see an update from you! Totally psyched about the inauguration today...didn't get to watch the speech but tivo'd it to watch later. Your fireplace looks great! Still trying to figure out what to do with mine.

Heather said...

I am absolutely amazed an impressed at the house- it really looks fabulous Brandy!

watched the inauguration today- a first for me! exciting!

Kache said...

Nice job on the fireplace decor, wish I had one.
Inauguration was cool.
Not sure I want to know about the lube.

twinsand2boys said...

I am loving your fireplace jealous. Every pic Ive seen of your house looks so nice.

ellen s. said...

i haven't been here forever and a day and i see you havn'et either, lol!

i was glued to the tv, too!

Ronda Simpson said...

OMgosh girl! YOu totally crack me up---seriously, I don't ever leave your blog without laughing out loud! (ab-tastic Jesus)LOL!
By the way--I HAVE to know where you got the artwork on the fireplace!! I LOVE it!