Thursday, December 23, 2010

Events of December

Here is what has been going on in our lives that past couple of weeks:

1.) SCHOOL IS DONE!!! I have 3 1/2 weeks off of school, and I am so happy for it. I will take what I can get. This semester was my hardest semester I have faced yet...and regardless, I am so happy that I did so well in my classes! It was only by the Grace of God, that I was able to do well! :)

2.) It was my big bro, Zac's birthday on the 14th of December. Unfortunately, every year he has finals on his birthday, so we celebrated his birthday with our family on the 16th. Here is a traditional picture with his cake:

~Happy 25th Birthday Zackie!!~

3.)Since I am out of school, I have had a lot of time to pleasure-read, which I never am able to do during the school year. Books I have enjoyed reading: ~Love & Respect, By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs ~Becoming Human, By: Jean Vanier ~Reaching Out, By: Henri Nouwen I hope to get in a few more books by the start of spring semester.

4.) I was also able to work on a special craft project for our future niece. I had an idea of what to make for Laura for the baby shower, and decided on making headbands. They are so easy, and I think they came out real cute! :) Here's a pic:

5.)We are moving out of our apartment this coming week. I am dreading having to box up everything, just to relocate, but the time will come when we eventually will be settled down. Just not to sure how long we will have to wait for this.... :) We wonder what the future holds for us and are trusting God with this part of our lives.

Well I will write a Christmas blog after Christmas arrives, but we want to wish everyone a very, merry CHRISTmas.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our lives in a nutshell

Since we do not have internet in our apartment, I have not been able to update people on our lives as often as I would like to. So, here is an update on everything that has occurred, and will soon be occurring in our lives.
My fall semester of school started in early September, which is my second to last semester left of school. I am SO glad that it is almost over, as it occupies much of my time, but also takes away time from Adam and I. The only thought that runs in my mind, is "just one more semester left. Just one more semester left..." As a Cooney family tradition, my mom always took a picture of us on our first day of school, so it was Adam's job this semester to take my picture. For one of my classes I am required to volunteer at a site of my choice. This is to introduce me to my field of Psychology. Since Psychology is so wide-spread, there are so many avenues that one can go into. I chose to volunteer at a special-needs school in Claremont, called Danbury Elementary. The kids are so adorable, and I love them all so much. It is such a blessing to see them every week, which is why I am continuing to volunteer next semester, and take the second semester of the course! Here's a picture of most of the class along with the teacher and her aid
Apartment We live in the beautiful city of Upland, CA. We explored the city during the first few months, and love out cute, but small city! Since we got a 6 month lease on our apartment, our lease is up at the end of December. It feels as if we just moved in to our apartment, and now I am dreading the approaching move. This, however, is the least of our worries! We really enjoyed staying in our apartment and were very fortunate to have such a great neighbor. She is an older women, who is the sweetest and kindest lady on the planet. Her only down fall is that she feeds Opossums, which basically are domesticated. So every night we have 5 Opossums that walk along our back wall that make us unable to enjoy our patio. A couple of months ago one of the Opossums had babies, and I never thought that I would admit it, but they were so cute! Check them out: Fun

My mom's favorite movie of all-time is The Sound of Music. I went with her and a bunch of her lady friends to the Sound of Music Singalong at the Hollywood Bowl. It was so much fun. You would be surprised at how many people actually dress up to go. We didn't know if people dressed up, so we all chose not to. However, if I go again, I would be a crazy one and dress up!! Here's my mom and I before the event started. Can't wait until I have a little one to dress up along with me! :) Navy

I know that a lot of people have been asking me questions regarding Adam and the Navy. We are both anxiously awaiting for the arrival of his boot-camp on February 22nd. As much as I do not want this day to come, I am starting to think of more of the positives regarding this decision in our lives. I have come to peace with it, but still do not want to be away from my hubby! I will graduate from APU in the middle of May, and Adam will be all done with training by the end of May; so it works out great! We will not know until probably May where our housing assignment will be, which is a big bummer. We hope that we get San Diego, but it is not a sure thing. We will just have to wait and see...


Two weeks ago we went up to visit Adam's brother and sister-in-law, Shawn & Laura, in Redding, CA during Veterans Weekend. We saved our recycling money and change to pay for the gas for the whole trip. We love recycling!! We had a great time with them up. While we were there we celebrated Laura's birthday with her, saw Shasta Lake, explored Whiskey Town, and walked along the Sundial Bridge. Laura and I also baked cupcakes and cookies, and it was so much fun; also because they came out real yummy! It was a great nature-filled weekend with them; just wish I could of done more walking. It was fun getting to know them more, and will be fun getting to know them more in the future, too. We are so excited for the arrival of our niece in February!! :) Here are some pictures of time up there: ~Laura and her birthday presents~

~The beautiful lake!~ ~The waterfall~ ~The Dam~


I have been enjoying making yummy meals for my hubby! We have been using the crockpot pretty regularly now! I also have been utilizing my cook book's and recipes that I have gotten from friends and family. It is so fun making meals that come out so great and that get a big OK from the hubby!! I love cooking for him :)

The Holidays

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow. We are spending the first half of the day with the Zickefoose side and the second half of the day with the Cooney side. We have a lot to be thankful for this year:

~God's love that is evident in our lives

~A beautiful marriage ♥

~An apartment, with a great neighbor

~A niece on the way!!

~Family support

~Great friends

and the list can continue!!

We are enjoying our lives together, and cannot imagine our lives being any other way; month 5 is on it's way!! :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scrabble Fun

As a wedding shower gift, my MOH (Maid of Honor) Hannah, gave Adam and I some games that we could play with each other over the course of our marriage. For the first month of marriage, we didn't have much time to play, as we were getting settled into our apartment.
Fortunately, during our second month of marriage we were able to enjoy this gift. Adam never had much interest in Scrabble when we were dating, but I love the change, and the challenge! We've enjoyed a couple of "tournaments" with each other. The first time we played, we told each other that we could use the dictionary, but the second time we played we agreed on only using it if we know the word, but cannot remember how to spell it. The second way makes the game more challenging, which we like.
Here is a picture of one of our tournaments, where I won :) it is actually one of the only times I have seen the whole board fully occupied.
We have been loving free time with each other!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Our First Married Mini-Vacation

A month after we had gotten married, we embarked on our first married adventure together, being a mini-vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a short three day stay, but it was a much needed time to relax. We both just happened to have the same days off (for once), so we thought, "How about we get away to Vegas?" and we both soon realized that was a good thought! :)

We stayed the first night with his grandma in Henderson, Nevada. The following morning we enjoyed the morning with her, by helping her out with a few things, and eating lunch with her, and Adam's uncle; which pretty much made her week. :) We then went to check into the Stratosphere, which we stayed at that night. We really loved the pool at this hotel, and had fun playing water volleyball with each other. We explored the top of the Stratosphere, which we had done with each other, two years prior, which brought back some sweet memories! Except, for this time, we got to explore it at night, instead of during the day. The Vegas strip looks so exciting at night! The next day we checked into the Riviera, which we stayed at our last night. We were really fond of our room at the Riviera, in comparison to our room at the Stratosphere. We then explored the northern end of the strip, and stopped in the Paris hotel, where I gambled for the first time. Boy did that get my heart beating fast! That night, we then went to a lame comedy show at the Sahara, called The Comedy Stop. We were kind of disappointed with it, but what can you expect when you rely on a clerk's opinion of it, rather than a family member or a friend's advice, when all they want to do is make a sale. On the way home the next day, we stopped at Alien Beef Jerky (on the way home), and at lunch at a Greek Restaurant, which surprised me and had everything from Mexican, to American, and Greek (couldn't tell from the name).

Overall, we had a really great time, experiencing vacations & getaways as a married couple, rather than a dating couple. It definitely is different getting used to being a married couple (not in any bad way), but we sure do love embarking on adventure's together!

Here are a few photos of our getaway:

~The Vegas strip during the day.~

~The Vegas strip at night~

~I would love to ride one of these one day, at the Venetian Hotel...~

~The Paris Hotel, where I gambled for the first time.~

We sure have been enjoying our summer; too bad school has to start next week :(

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jammin' Peach Jam

Growing up, my mom jammed all the time. She was most famous for (among our immediate family & friends) for her plum jam. It was amazing!! I have so many fond memories of watching my mom jam, licking the spoons, and helping her out as much as I can.

With that being said, my grandma gave us both some white peaches from her friends tree at my grandpa's birthday dinner. I was originally going to make peach pie with my portion of the peaches, and experiment with making different kinds of pie. However, my mom gave me the idea to combine our peaches, and make peach jam. The results were amazing!! Plus, we had so much fun in the process!! It will be a lot of fun baking, jamming, and cooking with my mom, now that I am a married woman. I am looking forward to making some good & yummy memories with my mom!! Love you mom! :)

Recipe for Jammin' Peach Jam

1. Wash your canning jars in hot, boiling water (it makes about 6, 8 ounce jars of jam).
2. Dry and set aside.
3. Keep jars & lids heated in boiling hot water.
4. Fill pan half-full with water.
5. Peel & pit peaches until you have 5 cups of peaches (cut or puree until desired consistency).
6. Combine the peaches with 1 cup of water or unsweetened fruit juice (we used white cranberry peach juice in our jam)and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a 6-8 quart sauce pot.
7. Gradually stir in pectin (so you do not get it lumpy), and bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly (so you do not burn the bottom of the pan).
8. Laddle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4 inch head-space. Wipe rim & threads with a clean, damp cloth.
9. Place each jar upside down on a cutting board, until they have fully-cooled for 24 hours.
10. Enjoy!

~A view of our results, in the upside-down position.~

~A close-up view of the consistency we chose for our jam.~

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Since Adam & I do not have internet in our apartment (yet), all my blogs get posted behind schedule. So please, bare with me during this time :) Also, since we don't have internet yet, we only use the internet when we visit either one of our parents. So this blog will be a combination of blogs I would have posted one-at-a-time.

Life has been very interesting but so fun as newlyweds! I love married life, yet there is a lot to get accustomed to; cooking, housework (24-7), and not to mention, living with another person 24-7. All of these things I enjoy very much, however, we both do each of these things very differently, which is where the hard part comes in. I've had a lot of fun cooking and trying out different recipes, and baking, and that part of married life I love! It is so much fun learning and growing with each other, which will occur for years and years to come, too!!

So, for the details in life that I have been late on:

I cut my hair! I have been waiting and waiting for the time to cut my hair, because it was bothering me so much. However, I was growing out my hair for the wedding, so I could have an up-do. So, the day after we got back from our honeymoon, I snipped all my hair off (mostly) and donated it to Locks For Love, for the second time. Locks For Love is a charity that I am completely passionate about. So many times I have seen women/girls who have long hair and when they cut it, the hair goes to the trash, instead of to people who are in need. Think about this the next time you cut your hair. :)

Also, on August 11th, I celebrated my 22nd birthday. On the last couple of birthdays I've had, I check one item off of my bucket list. For example, on my 19th birthday I skydived, on my 20th birthday I parasailed. I was so focused on planning our wedding thr last couple of months, I was not focused on planning my birthday. Therefore, I decided that I would spend my 22nd birthday for the first time, with my husband :) It was an awesome birthday. We slept in, and decided that instead of making breakfast, we would go out to lunch. I decided that we would go to Bennihanas, since we both had never been there before. It was awesome!!! I love it there; plus the food was amazing! Then we watched a movie, played Wii, and went to my parents house for a dinner with my family & both of my grandparents. It was such a nice day! Thanks to all for the birthday wishes!

Here are a few pictures from my birthday:

~Bennihanas restaurant in Ontario, Ca. ~

~A candid of me with my new haircut in-front of Bennihanas~

~Me with my free birthday dessert, strawberry ice cream.~

Hope you all are doing well! Until next time,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Living Our Love Song

Adam and I were very fortunate enough to have the honeymoon of our dreams; and that is in fact exactly how it ended up being. It was perfect in all ways. It was amazing to spend nine days straight with each other, getting to do anything that we wanted: with each other! It was amazing!

If anyone doesn't know our story about how we paid for half of our honeymoon, it was by recycling. We both avidly recycled for about a year and a half before our wedding to save for our honeymoon. It was a challenge, but was well-worth it, and paid off!!

We went on a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise, which stopped in the Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico, and Honduras. The cruise left out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We stayed our first night of marriage in LA, right by the airport.The Saturday we left out of LA, to Ft. Lauderdale, and spent the day exploring the city, and especially our Hospitality Suite at the Westin, graciously given to us by Adam's Aunt & Uncle. It was amazing! The weather there was humid, and smoggy, but we didn't mind, with the view we had of the beach from our hotel windows!! :) On Sunday, our cruise left port in the late afternoon, and we were off on our adventure. The cruise line/ship we went on was Celebrity, Solstice. The ship itself was AMAZING! It was humongous, and there was so much to do; from putt-putt, to listening to music-entertainers, to seeing production shows, to great buffets & food, to basketball, swimming, and so much more!! We never were really bored, because there was always something to do, or something going on in the ship. Adam was definitely right at home on the ship, with his go, go, go attitude, which left me exhausted by the end of the trip ;) As far as excursions go, we went on two of them. Here is a list of what we did on every port-of-call:

Cayman Islands: Excursion #1: Swimming with the sting rays. So much fun & not scary! We spent the rest of the time exploring the shops on the port, which ended up not being very good; however I was able to find some cute earrings (on a side-note :)

Cozumel, Mexico: We walked along the coast, and looked at shops. There were great shops at this port!

Costa Maya, Mexico: Excursion #2 (given as a wedding-gift by my Aunt & Uncle, which we were so grateful for!!): We toured the Mayan Ruins of Chaccoban. We loved this excursion. It was very interesting and beautiful. It was as if we were in a different environment. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke English very well. Following the excursion, we took a taxi ride into the city and walked along the coast. There was an incredibly beautiful view of Belize from the city!

Honduras: We took a taxi ride around the west-end of the island, stopping at shops along the way, and to walk along the coast. We also stopped at the well-known Tabbiana Beach in West Bay. It was beautiful! We were so disappointed that we didn't bring our bathing suits on this day, since we decided to do it very spontaneously.

Each of our favorite port was Costa Maya, Mexico. This is a MUST SEE if you ever get the chance to stop there!!

When the cruise ended on the Sunday, we stayed the night in Ft. Lauderdale one more night, and continued our journey of exploring the city. We left back home on the Monday, to return to reality, and to start our new-life together as a family (which is going well by the way! :)

Here are a few pics; as you will see, the weather is very smoggy in most of the pictures. So smoggy in fact, that the humidity would blur the camera lens. Everyday it would rain for a minimum of 15 min-to at maximum 2 hours on two occasions.

~Just half of our room at the Westin!! ~

~A view of our ship~

~Swimming with the Sting Rays~

~In downtown Cozumel, Mexico~

~The Chaccoban ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico~

~Tabbiana Beach in Roatan, Honduras~

We are so blessed to have each other, and to have been able to have spent such a great time together!!

As Jason Michael Carroll would say, "It feels good to prove 'em wrong, living our love song." :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Came & Gone


Our wedding day finally arrived on 7-16-2010!! The most special day of both of our lives! I know that all are anxious to hear about our wedding day, so here I come to give you all the details!

Well the wedding went so great (in our eyes), and we were really blessed by all who were able to come out and celebrate with us, and let us be blessed by your presence. The day was such a blessing, it really was! Adam was really proud of himself because he felt that he came out of his shell, and was able to have so much fun on the dance floor! :) I was proud of his moves, especially since we didn't even take lessons! ;) The most special part of the day for me, was our first look at each other. We staged the first look since our wedding was in the evening (which I didn't want at first, but turned out perfect!). I was unsure of how my emotions would be the day of the wedding, since at times when one should cry I usually don't; things usually have to be very sentimental for me to give a good cry. On the drive over there I couldn't help myself from crying; I was so emotionally, and rightfully so, since I married my best friend :) But the walk over to where Adam was standing (not facing me) was the hardest, because I just was crying all the way over to him. This moment was so special! The moment just stood still in time, and could have gone on for hours, and hours. It was so special and priceless. I wouldn't trade this moment for anything in the world. Everyone told me in preparation for the big day, that it will fly by and to take in all the moments, and cherish them. Honestly, the day flew by, but special moments like these help me cherish the day as a whole :) All-in-all, to rap up what I just said, the day was priceless!!

Honestly, the only way for me to truly portray how I feel about marrying my best-friend, is to share the song Then, written by Brad Paisley. This is EXACTLY how I feel (except exchange the the girl for guy):

I remember, trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mezmorized
And three weeks later, in the front porch light
taking forty-five minutes to kiss goodnight
I hadn't told you yet
but I thought I loved you then

And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

And i remember, taking you back to right where I first met you,
You were so surprised
There were people around, but I didn't care
Got down on one knee right there once again,
I thought I loved you then

And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I could just see you, with a baby on the way
And I could just see you, when your hair is turning gray
What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love you more
But I've said that before

And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
We'll look back someday, at this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then

Then, Brad Paisley

Hope this blog makes people truly understand my feelings for Adam :)

ps. a honeymoon blog is on its way

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Day of Preparation for Our Future

If for any reason at all during my life I have not felt blessed, my Bridal Shower was definitely a day of remembrance of how blessed I really am. It was so great to have so many special women in my presence, who have blessed my life by knowing either Adam or I. I have never really had a day that has been all about me. Yes, you're probably saying "Haven't you had birthdays?" And the answer would be, yes. However, no birthday could compare with how amazing the bridal shower made me feel; a day to help prepare my future life with Adam. I was very nervous going into it, but got calmed down once the day carried on. People might not have been able to interpret my emotions or expressions, but on the inside, all I was feeling was a genuine feeling of humility, grace, joy, and excitement. Thanks to everyone who made this day so very special, and dear to my heart. Everyone's thoughtfulness really was/is appreciated!

On a further note, the wedding is(very soon to be) two weeks away!!!!!! If you can not tell, I am sooooo excited!!!! :)

Here are some photos from the day:

~ During the gift-opening ~

~ Me and my ribbon bouquet ~

~ My Maid-of-Honor, Hannah Pedraza, and I ~

~ Me and my Mom, Peggy ~

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wedding bells are in the distance

Time is flying by, and we can now hear wedding bells in the distance, as there are only 28 days until our special day ♥ There are only four weeks, going on three left for us to prepare for this monumental part in our lives. As time is flying by, I thought I would give an update on our achievements thus far.

~Tulle has been cut
~Candles have been trimmed
~Centerpieces have been boxed up and are ready to go
~Signs have been made
~Cups have been assembled
~Ribbons have been tied
~Flower arrangements & bouquets have been picked out
~Veil has been made
~Dress has been picked up :]
~Tuxedo's have been decided on

Much, much more has been done, and our lists have been slowly decreasing. Only a few more items are left on our list!

I still think about our big day, and get the butterflies inside! ♥ Love is in the air, can you feel it??!!??

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My life has changed

My life has been changed ever since I met Adam. Two years ago today, Adam asked me to date him, and I agreed. Since then, we have grown more and more closer together, and can not seem to grow tired of each other. Thinking back today on the memories that started our relationship history, brings so many wonderful blessings to mind. I can't believe that God brought us together, and has blessed us with an incredible mutual love for each other.

Last year, after our one year anniversary of dating, I told Adam that I wanted to plan the next years day of events, since Adam had planned that one. So this is what we did today. We started off by going to the 8:30 am church service at my church. Then after the church service, we basically mocked our first date, by going to Legends in Upland, where we met for the first time, and talked over a shared drink. We followed it up by going to Alexander Hughes Park in Claremont by my house, which we also did on the day we met. This brought back so many memories for us. :] While we were at the park we had some very good conversations. We talked about how we were feeling the day we met each other, and if we both were ready to get married, in just ONE month!! [so exciting!!] We then headed down to Downtown Disney in Anaheim. We walked around and looked in all the shops that we were interested in, and enjoyed the company of each other. At 12:45pm we headed to the House of Blues, where we were attending their Gospel Brunch [we bought the tickets for this with our Coke Rewards]. We both were starving by the time we were allowed inside, and immediately headed to the buffet line, which there was a pretty broad variety of some great food! How the brunch works, is there is an hour of eating food, and an hour of show. The show was pretty good, as we both didn't know what to expect. The singers were amazing, and it was great to be in this kind of fellowship with other believers, in DISNEYLAND. This was pretty cool! We then left back for my house, and went on a walk before Adam had to leave to go to work to do inventory.

All-in-all, we had a very good day with each other, enjoying each others' company throughout the entirety of the day. I can't believe that we both have been dating for two years, and are about to embark in a new journey of our lives, together. Can't believe we found each other :]

Here are some pictures of our day:

The booth we were sitting at the day we met

In Downtown Disney, under the 50th Anniversary sign

An image of my second round to the buffet :]

A view from our seats of the gospel family group that was performing. [The only pic they were not moving around!]

The host of the Gospel Brunch. [Adam asked me, "Is that what your wedding dress is gonna look like?" I responded, "Only the hat." ;]

A pic of us after the show, of us and our great seats!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Because you have a voice, let it be heard! It's so important to vote. I get so tired of people complaining about problems that California is facing, yet when you ask them if they vote, they say, "No. My vote won't count, anyways." YES IT WILL!! If everyone had this type of attitude, would California EVER change?? NO!! That is such a FALSE lie that your vote will not count, because if everyone believed that lie, then and only then would it be true, because no one would be voting. BUT, because not everyone does this, your voice counts! EVERY vote counts! If you want something to change, then vote. If you want a different political person in office, then vote. If you want to see change, then vote. BUT, you do not have the right to complain, if you will not exercise our freedom to let our opinions be heard, if you do vote. SO many people take advantage of this freedom that we Americans have. Not only do I see young adults take advantage of this freedom, but older adults, too. Younger adults excuses usually are, "My vote won't count. Or I do not know anything about politics" And older adults excuses are, "California has been the same since I was younger, and it will always be this way." My defense to the younger adults is, if you don't know anything about politics, THEN EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THEM!!! My defense to the older adults, is if you have this type of mentality, then yes, California will always be the same, so get rid of this type of mentality, and exercise your freedom to vote!! These are invalid excuses (and the keyword is excuse). So many people fought to get this freedom for all Americans, yet so many people take advantage of it. We are so privileged here in America to have this freedom, because so many other people in this world do NOT have this freedom.

You may ask me, "What brought you to feel this way today?" Well I overheard some people talking at work. One lady asked a young girl, "Did you vote," to which she responded, "On what?" WOW, how naive can you be? All the T.V. commercials have been politically based, and she has no clue that today is election day???!!?? WOW. The conversation then continued, to which the girl asked another girl sitting next to her, "Do you vote?" And she responded "No. I don't vote. I only vote for presidential candidates, and the first one I had in awhile was this last one." The young girl said, "Is that because he was black?" And the girl said, "Yes" and laughed (because she is black, as well). To me, that response just gets under my bones, and makes me so furious! I do not understand the concept of voting for some one, just because they share the same skin color as you. That is just wrong. And yes, I did say it! Don't vote for someone because they share this commonality with you, vote for someone because they have the same views as you, they believe the same things as you, and they take a stand for what you take a stand for. NOT FOR SKIN COLOR!!

If you do not vote, then you have no right to complain about issues that keep arising in California. If you complain about high taxes; politicians that are making so much money, yet the rest of California is struggling; unfair issues with welfare; pro-life issues, and you do NOT vote, then BE QUIET!!! This is basically what you are doing by not voting. You are telling the world that you do not care, and you do not want your voice to be heard, yet all of us have to hear your voices complain. So why do you not put your complaints down in the poles?? That would be much better use of yours and our time (of those who vote). It doesn't matter which way you vote, I do not care about that, just vote. Educate yourself about the issues at stake, and about the politicians that are running; it's really not that hard to do. God made each of us unique with our own unique individuality. Show everyone your individuality, and VOTE!

Sorry if any of this sounds harsh, I just had to get this out to the world.

I voted, did you?