Thursday, October 30, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Flag
I've had an awful cold this week, so my show and tell is short and simple.

Voters card
Today, I got my voter's registration card in the mail and went and voted for the very first time!

Flag
I was born in Canada and became a citizen of the United States several years ago. I still have the little flag they gave me at the swearing-in ceremony.

Document
Afterwards, Phillip took us out for dinner to celebrate. Now, I'm heading back to my box of kleenex!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!



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103 comments:

Lynn said...

Great show and tell. I hope you feel better soon.

Sandy M. said...

Super cool! Congratulations! My 18 year old daughter is voting for the first time this year and she wants to go on Election day. So I'm going with her then. My husband and 21 year old son have already voted. My almost 23 year old is going tomorrow.

Sandy
Plano, TX

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your first voting!

My grandson voted for the first time too! I voted this past Friday.

Katherine

The Redhead Next Door said...

Congratulations! I just sent my ballot in yesterday. It's so great to be able to vote.
Hope you feel better soon.

Jewelgirl said...

Everyone in my family had that
nasty cold about 2 weeks ago, it takes a while to feel better!
I hope you feel better!
Congratulations on your citizenship
and your first vote!

Marianna said...

Congratulations!

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Angie said...

I voted for the first time today too!

Mrs. H. said...

Kelli,
That is such special show and tell!
I am so sorry that you have been sick. I do hope you feel better soon! :-)

Frazzled Mom said...

Now I want to grab a Kleenex... that is so sweet how excited you are to vote. I caught some of the enthusiasium when a 40-something year old guy "Wooo Hooed" after he voted for the very first time in the voting booth next to me. I have a friend who has applied for citizenship. She can't wait to vote either. We are so very blessed in this country.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh...what a nice story Kelli!

~Blessings,
Jan

Christy Lee said...

That's so wonderful that you got to vote! I was able to vote during the last presidential election and I got to do that with my grandparents, so it was extra-special to me. This is the first time my new husband has ever voted, so it will be special for us to do that together as well!

Julie said...

Congrats on your first voting experience. Isn't it a great feeling? Hope you have a great weekend. Julie

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Feel better dear.
We send in our ballots soon. We are grateful to be able to vote!

ROXY said...

Congrats on your first voting experience! I am sure it will be a memorable one!!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Feel better!! Congratulations!

The Secret Gardener said...

Congrats to you! It sure is an American privilege to be able to have a say in the election.
Hope your cold is better today. We've had tummy issues-ugh!

Mary said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you decided to exert your right to vote.

Blessings,
Mary

Lady Katherine said...
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ceekay said...

Well congrats on your first vote! How exciting and congrats on your citizenship!! I have voted ever since I was able to and I always feel honored to do so!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is soooooooo cool! WOW!
And I sure hope you feel better soon!

M ^..^

Charity said...

Congrats on voting!! My Sis-in-law turns 18 today and will be voting for the first time this year! :)

Susan said...

Did I miss somewhere (or just forget!) that you are from Canada?!! We find it funny how many of us have switched countries among our friends and acquaintances! :)

Congratulations on voting the first time. Our son will vote for the first time on election day, too.

JanMary said...

Congrats on voting.

Our news here is full of the US election this time.

Anita said...

First of all, get well very very soon, dear Kelli!

Wow, you voted for the first time, how exciting! I am regularly following the US elections in the News, what an exciting week it will surely be next week!

Have a wonderful Friday! It's awful cold around here today... ;-((

Hugs, Anita

Gattina said...

Hope you will feel better soon ! Stay in bed that's the best you can do.
Voting in the USA seems very difficult to me, you only have two candidates, that's not much !

Barbara said...

Congratulation...hope you feel better ..
Kisses barbara

Grammy said...

Congratulations, I hope you feel better soon.
Grammy

Jodi said...

Feel better soon! Great post!

Gracie said...

I hope this time my name wil stay on the list!!
Glad you are voting this time......

hip chick said...

Wow! What an inspiring post.

Terri said...

I hope you feel better soon. Congratulations on your first vote as a U.S. citizen!

Hootin' Anni said...

How awesome is THIS Kelli!!! I love this. It's a great privilege, and I'm happy to see that you're taking your citizenship seriously!!!

Now, you know my preference for the commander in chief by visiting my blog these past months. And, I'm not asking you who you voted for...but may the best candidate win!!! We NEED change, no matter WHO it is.


My Halloween show n tell is just that...Links to my two slideshows of all my decorations, and the new stuff is ON the blog. I have Halloween Blog parties that are linked that are super fun...and funny. And gifts and so much going on today. BUT! I did put a 'comment here' link just after my show n tell if you want to skip all the other stuff!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE.

Tammy said...

Congratulations!
I hope you feel better soon.

Chez Nous said...

Bravo! Congratulations on becoming a citizen and for your first experience as a voter. Hope you feel better soon.

Constance said...

Great Show & Tell! My Mother (who is from Germany) became a citizen about 10 years ago and I am so proud of her! Our son turned 18 a couple of weeks ago and was able to get registered in time to vote in this years election. HIS Voter's Registration Card arrived less than a week ago and I took him to early vote this past Wednesday!

His is from Denton County as well!
Connie

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Congratulations!!! I became a citizen in 99 and have voted in the last two elections. It;s the first time for my youngest son to vote this year.
Get well soon...:)
Tam

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hope you feel better soon! That must have been exciting being able to finally vote! Sometimes we forget it's such a privilege to live in a country where we CAN vote!

Manuela

Arlene Grimm said...

We are struggling with colds here too Kelli..congrats on the voting!

letters to elijah said...

Congrats! I am also a Canuck living stateside. However, I still need to get my citizenship to become an American. My green card expires in 2012 ... so I better get to it!

congrats on voting!

Schotzy said...

Your post reminds me of all the wonderful memories of Amanda's citizenship process. If I had had something to show about that I would have shared it, too. But Amanda has all the stuff. Congrats, though!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Great! I just voted, too. It was nice to have it out of the way a bit early.

LBP said...

My great grandmother spent a night in jail for our right to vote! I wouldn't dream of letting her stay be in vain! Thanks for excersing your say in our government!

Blessings

Linda

Judy said...

Congratulations to you Kelli how exciting. I'm hoping your feeling better soon.
:)
Judy

Stam House said...

Well congrats on or first time voting!!!

Miss. Mavee said...

Congratulations, Kelli! I'm so glad you were finally able to vote. :)

Revee

Brenda said...

That is great girl. Happy to have you as one of us. LOVE your flag.

Jennifer said...

Were there a lot of people at the voting precinct?

Alice said...

Feel better soon, Kelli! Thanks for this post. I thought it was pretty awesome! Congratulations on your citizenship and on your first vote!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Sorry, Kelli, I didn't realize that my link was deleted. When I reposted, the wrong one came up. It's the second one that is correct. :) Still getting the hang of this.

In the Service of the King! said...

What a timely show and tell, it didn't need a lot of words anyway. It soemthing I'm sure you are proud of too. Hope you feel better soon! Take plenty vitamin C!

Connie W said...

This is wonderful! But not about the cold part...sorry about that, just get better...real soon!

Love Bears All Things said...

Kelli,
I'm sorry you're suffering from a cold. I hope you feel better soon. I've been out of the loop and have missed your last few posts. I'm going to catch up soon.
Your Show&Tell is great! I'm so happy that you are now able to vote in this country. I recently changed mine back to Alabama so that I could vote next week.
Happy weekend,
Mama Bear

Tracy said...

Kelli,
I hope that you feel well soon.

Jenn4him said...

What a wonderful time for you, getting to vote in your first election! I am sorry you are not well. Trevor has a fever and my husband said he has sniffles coming. Bad timing for the big birthday weekend ahead. Oh well...
Jenn

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli!

Happy Halloween! Congrats on your first vote here in the U.S. I was good and voted a week ago. Next week will be interesting! How do you take such beautiful pictures?? I need to get better at that. :)

Michelle

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I hope you voted for wins! What an accomplishment, you should feel very proud!

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous share today. It is such a great Show and Tell for this week.

I hope that we all use our right to vote next week.

Julieann said...

OHHH---That is so neat!!

I hope you feel better today. I totally forgot about Show and Tell today---I have had *Teeth* on my mind--I am going to see if I can figure out something to share.

Feel better, Kelli!

Julieann

Ms. Tee said...

Congratulations on your voter reg card - hope you feel better soon. :)

Mrs. Miles said...

Canada Misses you!

Hope you get well soon. I'm praying for your election.

Thanks so much for instigating this show and tell, Kelli, its so fun!

~ Barb

Anonymous said...

Hello Kelli! What a wonderful "Show And Tell" you have shared today. What a good example you and Phillip are to your children.... going out to celebrate after you voted. Awesome! I think they will always remember that day.

My SIL and BIL will be visiting us overnight. I am making your Baked Ziti and Apple Crisp for our supper. Can't wait to try it.

Hope you have a good and healthy week-end. Debbi

wildwesthome said...

Wow - for some reason I thought you were in South Texas, I didn't realize we were practically neighbors.
Hope you feel better soon. ~vee

Heather said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well Kelli! I am so glad that you got your papers and were able to vote! What a thrill!! We are still working with Homeland Security for my paper work - it's taking forever! Feel better soon! Our Dreamer is really unwell - we had her to the Dr. yesterday and she is on major antibiotics for double ear infection and asthma/cold symptoms. Poor sweetie!

starflake said...

Congrats on your citizenship and first vote!

glorv1 said...

kelli, hope you feel better soon and congrats on the first time voting here in the good ole USA. Get well soon and have a great weekend. (despite the cold)

Jodi said...

Congratulations! We voted yesterday; it's Brian's first time to vote. :o)

Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Mam said...

Kow exciting to be able to vote for the first time! I suspect your citizenship is more precious in some ways than to those of us who received it by default. Great SHow and Tell.
Nancy

Tammy said...

OH, this is just wonderful Kelli! It actually kind of gives me goosebumps!
It reminds us all what a privilege it is to be able to cast our vote.

I hope you feel better soon!

Hugs,
~Tammy

Earthmommy said...

A great reminder that we should all be thankful for the right to vote! Hope you feel better quick!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Kelli, this is sooo wonderful I am so glad you shared this. What a wonderful story. What an inspiring story and thank you for it. I learn something new everytime I come here! Have a wonderful weekend.
Debbie

nana said...

#47 should be removed. this was my first show and tell and i did it wrong. sorry.

char72 said...

Congratulations on being able to vote - and doing it. I voted the first time in 1960. Unfortunately my guy lost. I hope that doesn't happen this year.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Schotzy said...

Did you remove my link?

Cris said...

Hope you feel better Kelli... What a sweet show and tell, love stories like these, and you telling about your husband taking you to dinner, how thoughtful of him to celebrate this way. xoxo

TJ said...

That is a wonderful Show and Tell Kelli. My cousin's husband became a citizen a few years back, and my coworkers brand new husband is in the process. My chair for the Federal Campaign in our area works at Citizenship & Immigration, and it is amazing the rights that those of us born here take for granted.

Get better soon! I was out ill yesterday, and still feeling it today.
Hugs~ TJ

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Great getting to vote for the very first time. I remember mine and i was so scared..but i was really young then too. We voted already too and am glad that is behind me. My show and tell is up. Thanks for all you do for us on Fridays. SAndy

Heather said...

congrats! that's so wonderful! we don't go vote until tuesday :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on voting! I am still excited every time I get to vote; what an honor and a privilege.
Love your blog. Especially the kids and dogs.
Susan

Catherine said...

I loved your show & tell! I decided to join the fun and posted my very first one on my new blog today.
Blessings,
Catherine

Lady Katherine said...

Congrats to you Kelli, Get well soon, you have that great shop to run.

Melissa Wertz said...

Congratulations Kelli! Voting is very important in this country.

Hope that you start feeling better soon.

Helen said...

congratulations! I know you feel so proud, sweet post & hope that you get to feeling better soon
Helen

Magnolia Memories08 said...

What a great spirit. Congratulations on voting the first time..Hope you are better.
Share Friday is something I look forward to being able to do.

Divamom said...

I didn't want to be a copycat, but I almost took pics of my card too! This is my first time voting also!

Amanda said...

Congrats and good job! Feel better soon!

Naturegirl said...

Kelli I assume you now have dual or did you have to give up your Canadian status...did you know that in our recent election only 59% of Canadians voted!!! I am ashamed to tell you..I cannot understand how people do NOT vote in a country with so many freedoms!
Feel better soon..hugs

Mrs. U said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Kelli!!!! You DEFINITELY win the "best show and tell" this week!!!! I am so very excited for you!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Redeemed By His Love said...

Kelli,
I am so glad for you and welcome you to America!
Miriam :)

Sharon said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Eat lots of chicken soup. :)

How wonderful for you to be voting for the first time since your citizenship!

Barbara H. said...

How wonderful, Kelli! This brings it back into focus -- I think many of us take our citizenship for granted and forget how special it is.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your first voting experience as an American citizen! Hope you are feeling better, Kelli.
Kathy

Farrah said...

I hope you feel better!!! :-(

Neat "Show and Tell" and so perfect with elections here. :-)

aswewalk.com said...

How AWESOME! Congratulations!!

moreofhim said...

How wonderful! My son will be voting for the first time this year, too. He's pretty excited about it.

God bless you ~ Julie

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Congratulations. Great show and tell too. I voted on Wednesday.
Teresa

Pink Slippers said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Wendy

Kathy said...

Congrats! I think this year will be a record turn out at the polls.

Scott and Kerri said...

Kelli,
I hope you feel well soon. Congratulations also!!
Love Kerri

Elena said...

This is a great post! I hope you feel better soon. Elena

Carrie said...

I became a U.S. citizen when I was seventeen and in the 11th grade in New York.

Becca said...

Congratulations, Kelli. :-)

I live in Denton County, too! Flower Mound.

Love,
Becca

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

So neat that you were able to vote! :-)

Linda C said...

Congratulations on your first time voting, Kelli!! A great post for this important time.

I voted last week before leaving for a trip starting Thursday to visit family.

Went "cold-turkey" for 5 days without a computer:)
Linda C