Thursday, April 15, 2010

TEA Party

We participated in the TEA party rally today. It was a brand new experience for me.Savannah and Jason
Our friend Jason is running for State Representative. I admit I am not as political as I wish I was. I do vote, I do know who I am voting for,and I am aware of most of the important issues. Jason knows so much I sometimes feel like my head is going to explode after talking to him, but in a good way.

When we got to Bellingham for the Rally Erik said, "This does not look like Boston."
He was convinced that we were going to the Boston Tea Party.
I was amazed by the number of people who attended and how many people shared the same vision and ideas.

Sometimes in my homeschooling world it is easy for me to forget that others agree with less government, and more freedom, and liberty that our founding fathers fought hard to give us. It was prevalent that we are not alone in our fight!
Ruby kept asking me when we were going to have tea? I suppose when you are 3 you only hear the part of the explanation you want to hear. She did hand out Jason's business cards and say, "Overstreet for liberty!" Which came out sounding more like, "Owersteet for libooty"
My children all have a difficult time saying their R's and often sound like we are from Boston.

It surprised me the number of people that drove by who were actually hostile. The girls took it personally but soon realized people really don't understand what is at stake.

It was really unnerving to see the children so close to the edge of a very busy street. The campaign signs were a bit heavy for the little guys, so they turned on their charm and were able to get some American Flags to wave.
Aaron absolutely loved handing out business cards!

Justice, Me and Liberty
We got rained on briefly, other than that the weather was nice and the day was educational.
We all enjoyed learning more and participating in our first TEA Party!


Shawn @ Daffodil Lane said...

And I must say, Carolynn, you are so amazingly grace-filled! It always makes me want to be a better person after I read your posts. You are an awesome example to your kids!

amy said...

"Overstreet for Liberty." And you holding Justice and Liberty. That will never not be cool!

Great job you guys.

I am always so impressed with how active you are Carolynn. You are an awesome momma!

Carolynn said...

Shawn, Thanks so much for the encouragement. I try, but it is not me, it is through God's grace. Amy, I have to agree that holding Justice and Liberty is really cool. We have a lot of fun!