On April 15, thousands of Taxed Enough Already parties/rallies were held all over the country. We had the opportunity to attend the one here in Idaho Falls. It was a worthwhile event, despite the freezing rain and Rex Rammell rantings. The cool thing was that Josh's 3rd grade class discussed the Boston Tea Party in school, so he raised his hand and mentioned he attended the Idaho Falls Tea Party earlier in the week. He said his teacher was surprised and asked him to share something about it. Anyway, we sang "The Star Spangled Banner", said The Pledge of Allegiance and then Former State Senator Mel Richardson spoke. Then a few people from the audience shared their reasons for attending that night (volunteers), and then people were invited to sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which was sent to Washington, and a retrievable, mock tea bag was thrown into the river. Democracy in action...peaceful rallies nationwide coming together to send a message to Washington that we're not okay with all of this unprecedented spending. "Freedom can be killed by neglect as well as by direct attack." ---Ezra Taft Benson
I am honored to be married to my husband extraordinaire Joseph, for 15 years. Our joy is full (most days) because we are blessed to have these children in our family: Joshua (12yrs), Emma (10 yrs), Caleb (7yrs), and Elizabeth (5 yrs.). I enjoy camping with my family, cooking, reading, playing and teaching the violin and blogging. Our story began over 15 years ago at Ricks College. We have moved 9 times in 14 years, but have come full circle to the city where we were married and sealed in the LDS temple.