Lately Stephe has been getting a lot of documentary’s from the UVSC library and from our friends. One that I would recommend is “Why We Fight” a Sundance film that won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary in 2005. It is about United States involvement in the wars during the last fifty years, and in particular in the current war in Iraq. The movie shows perspectives from Politicians (past and present), Military representatives, analysts from the Defense Policy Board at the Pentagon, and everyday people who’s lives have been effected one way or another by war. It also has interviews with the 2 men that dropped the bomb that started our attack on Iraq.
Whatever your opinion is on the Iraq war, I would highly recommend this film. If you’ve seen it, or after reading this you watch it, I’d love your take on it. I personally was very effected by it.
The last 3 weeks have been great! Stephe quit his job to go back to school and work on some projects, and I had over 2 weeks off of work for the holidays. Even with all the extra time in our schedules, we still didn’t seem to have enough time to get everything done that we wanted.
As those of you who are married can attest, juggling families during the holidays can get a bit tricky. I hate having to pick which family parties to go to. My brother-in-law once said that he and my sister get along really well all year, but when holidays come “the boxing gloves come out.” This year I was lucky and the only time conflict was Christmas eve– I was sad not to go to my Grandma’s, but Grandma and Grandpa Cannon are so awesome I can’t complain.
Anyway all-in-all this Christmas was fantastic, Stephe and I got a fancy new refrigerator and tiled our bathroom. Then on Christmas we drove to California so we could tend my niece and nephew while their parents worked at the Holiday bowl. We were there 5 days and it was a blast. When I got home I kept thinking “where are my kids?” I got so used to being with them.
We all got to go to Sea World the last day.