Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Party

Last night Giovanni and I attended the Election Party hosted by the US Consulate. When we arrived around 10:30PM there was a 40 min. line outside to get through security and in!!! But lucky us, not only my current state of pregnancy but thanks also to Giovanni's friends on the "inside" we by-passed the line and went right through the metal detectors and in to the PARTY! It was totally nuts inside! There must have been at least 1,000 people there!!!! We hung out with some friends even had a little free massage and snacked while watching CNN and other news networks. There was much excitement in the air!!! In the taxi on the way there I told our little one that even though we live in Italy it is important for her to attend these events and learn about the USA!!! The decor was full of US flags as well as flags from all the different states! As you can see we found UTAH! We only lasted until 2:30AM or so... then I had to sleep, and poor Gio had to get up for work. We did not find out who won until this morning, although I was not so happy about either of the choices that were presented, Gio and I are looking forward to see what this new change brings for our country (Gio feels apart of it too)!
Tomorrow Gio will be traveling to NYC and Monday on to London for a few days. I miss him when he is gone. My days feel long and boring, but I am glad that he is happy with what he is doing and hope that in the new year we (little one and me) can travel with him! Is this wishful thinking on my part?



8 comments:

Anthony and Christel said...

It sounds like you had a very exciting night!! As always, you look great!

Mommy Madness said...

I've never been to any political events, but I'm sure it's very chaotic, but fun. That's great to have connections (and to use pregnancy) to get you past the line.

Beth and Matt said...

You guys get to do such amazing things. Sure does put our boring life in Utah to shame!!

JR and Kristi Royce said...

You look so good! The US relatives will make sure your little girl gets lots of US cultural experience!

Julie said...

Hey! It's Julie, Jennine's neighbor!! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Wow! you guys live an exciting life over there! I'm so jealous! I hope you and the little one will get to travel with Giovanni too! That would be so fun! You make an adorable pregnant mom! Congrats!!You are almost there!

mary said...

Rachel!! I love seeing your cute pregnant belly. We are having fun with your hubby but we miss you!

Mary

Amber said...

Hey, it's Amber. I got your blog from you mom. We were in Utah for about a month in Oct and I saw your mom at church. Anyway hope you don't mind. You look so cute with a little belly:) Congrats on the baby! We just moved to Puerto Rico about a week ago. We are still going through some culture shocks but it's going okay. I would never have guess in High School that you would end up in Italy. Sounds like things are good there. Love the blog!

Amber said...

forgive my bad bad spelling. I have kids screaming in my ears and I can't seem to focus