Sunday, February 10, 2008

Caucus Day!

Yesterday was the Washington State caucus and Adam and I are so glad we participated! We had a great time, our precinct location was PACKED, it was held at a Methodist Church nearby. In 2004 the room shown below was big enough for everyone... but this time after sitting for 1/2 hour trying to get everyone in, we ended up taking over the sanctuary of the church... which still wasn't big enough to hold the more than 600 people who showed up... it was awesome.

We even saw past wedding clients of ours, Elizabeth and Chad (below)... Seattle felt like such a small city, and the process gave us a real sense of community.

My mom enjoyed chatting with a neighbor below.

The photo below is a view of the packed sanctuary; in the end people were packed into the rafters and out the door. Mike and Azzy, we wished you could have been here with us!

There were tons of cute kids, and lots of great debates going on all around us.

The little girl below was so adorable, she had studied her candidates and was proudly supporting Obama. She said many times she wished she was old enough to vote!

The two girls below were our favorite story of the day, they are sisters who are originally Canadian but recently became naturalized citizens in order to vote in this election (for Obama as well!) They were so passionate it was really cool to see. The girl in red was the first to stand up and give a speech to the huge crowd.

After a long day of caucusing Adam ended up a delegate, and I'm an alternate, yeah! We had to get a treat, so we went to our local Cupcake Royal to cast our "vote" one more time... yum.


Michelle said...

There sure was a lot of caucus talk at my work today!

Anonymous said...

You caught the mood, and all of the dialog going on with our neighbors sharing thoughts and ideas. It truly was democracy at work. No apathy in that crowd!! So glad you brought your camera! - MaMa K

Azure said...

I wish we could have been there too! I´m glad you got to be there. Sorry this is so delayed, but my internet time is actually limited most of the time. I decided to skip blogging this time and catch up on all my favorites, like you guys!

see you soon.

Benjamin said...

You two look great! It's been a while since I've seen you. I do not drive as often as I used to, But the book is coming out soon.

Please, email me when you get a chance. I still haven't settled on either a cover or Authors photo yet and would love to see what you may have of me.

My best regards,

Benjamin Redmond (the chauffuer with British)