Thursday, October 23, 2008

My sign waving experience...

As the election draws closer I become more passionate about Proposition 8 passing. I see friends on Facebook adamantly opposing the amendment and that's ok. We're all entitled to our opinions and beliefs.

However yesterday I waved signs with several people from my ward and while I'd say the majority of cars passing by were in favor, there were quite a few that were opposed and downright nasty about it. I was called a Bi*ch, I was flipped off, cussed at and if looks could kill I'd be dead, real dead. I'm not upset over it at all, I mean hey I asked for it! I just wonder why people have to act that way. They don't know me. We are NOT anti-gay!! We are PRO-marriage! It's just so ironic because here they think we are filled with "hatred" against homosexuals (which is SO NOT THE CASE!!!) but they are expressing THEIR extreme hatred against people who feel differently than they do. Interesting and not the best way to get your point across.

So I say if you live in California and have the opportunity to wave signs in favor of Proposition 8..go for it! It was fun and we had a lot of support from people from all walks of life!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Enjoy it babe!

The last year of your twenties that is! I already posted this on my family's blog but of course I had to post it here too. We celebrated Hubby's 29th birthday yesterday. He felt a little depressed about getting older but I look at it as an accomplishment. He has done so much in his 29 years. He served a two year mission in Portugal and West Africa, met and married his amazing, beautiful wife (hehe), graduated BYU with his undergrad in Therapeutic Recreation, then graduted with his Masters in Public Administration and most importantly is a wonderful father to two adorable girls.

I don't know what I'd do without him. He's my best friend, my husband, my eternal companion. I love you tons! Thanks for being such a great guy! Happy Birthday again!

your wifey

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Camping 101

Know when to kick back and relax.

Always bring a hat.

Give lots of hugs, even if they aren't reciprocated.

Smile often.

Eat 27 times a day, but most often at night.

Bring along a very helpful and and very loved Nee Nees.

Pass out in a swing every night when lying down in your sleeping bag wouldn't cut it.

And of course, don't forget your men.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Proposition 8

Notice my sidebar? Living here, this has obviously been a more pressing issue than any other political matter. It seems the state (and a lot of the country) is divided on where they stand about same-sex marriage. There are a lot of non-truths and embellished facts out there.

In 2000, 61% of California voters voted in favor of keeping marriage between a man and a woman. I'd call that a majority. However just this year FOUR, count 'em FOUR San Francisc0 based judges overturned (i.e. undermined) that ban on same-sex marriage forcing California citizens to decide this all over again. This time it will be permanent. The California State Constitution will be amended to state: Only marriage between a man and woman is valid or recognized in California.

This has become a very personal and touchy subject amongst most people. As members of the LDS church we have been strongly urged to campaign and vote in favor of this amendment. There is a lot to say about this topic but I will try to be concise. Many people try to argue that by campaigning for this amendment we are "imposing our beliefs on others." This statement couldn't be more hypocritical. If this proposition does NOT pass we (voters in favor) are in fact being FORCED to accept homosexual lifestyle as "socially normal." We can love a person but not love what they do. If we speak out against it then we are being hateful, intolerant and discriminatory. Tolerate and condone have come to mean the same thing as years pass but they in fact are so very different. We can tolerate others' actions without condoning. So again, if this does not pass then we have no choice but to put our moral and spiritual beliefs regarding family and marriage aside and accept homosexual lifestyle and homosexual marriage into everyday life. If people think the world is confusing now, our childrens' world will be even more confusing. Let's not exacerbate things by changing the definition of marriage.

One thing this amendment will NOT do is deny anybody rights. Under California law, “domestic partners shall have the same rights, protections, and benefits” as married spouses. (Family Code § 297.5.) There are NO exceptions. Proposition 8 WILL NOT change this.

Basically this amendment will keep things the way they have been since Adam and Eve walked the Earth.

There are many websites out there to inform. Here are a couple:

So to sum up, if you are in California vote YES on Prop 8. Even if you are not in California you can call, donate and get the word out on this issue. It's only a matter of time before every state has to face this same decision.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I don't even know what to call this post. So I call it a posty post. Clever right?

My hubby gets every other Friday off (which is AWESOME!!!) so most of the time we just hang out and play around. These were taken last weekend.

I don't have many pictures of just me and the girls since I am mostly behind the camera. Don't mind my sickly, deathly looking face (okay it's not that bad I guess) but I had just gotten back from the dentist and half my face was numb. And c'mon, you all know how dumb you feel when you are walking around without feeling in half your facial features. *Drools* The other picture is a better one of Divabut I look like I'm trying to seduce the camera instead of trying to contort my face into something pleasant-looking.
This was Lil' Sis most of the weekend. Solid foods= gas and constipation. Fun times I know. I guess going from straight breastmilk to oatmeal cereal and sweet potatoes is just too hard on the little one's system. It's also hard on my ears. By the way she officially turned 6 months on Sep. 27! *Sniff*

And of course my Diva. It's a RARE occurrence for her to look directly at the camera and smile. We caught her on a good day. She's so expressive all the time and has been since about 5 months of age. We love her, but she's crazy. No really, she is. I'm serious.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

I am a hyopcrite!

Because I am a blog slacker. I hate blog slackers. My own sister is a blog slacker but she has good reason so I'll forgive her. But me? Well I'll tell you why I have been slacking:

I keep forgetting to upload pics on the computer.

I usually update during the girls' nap time, but it usually turns into family nap time. ;)

I NEED to nap because my 6 month old thinks it's fun to wake ON AVERAGE about 3-4 times a night.

I can't update at night because my 2.5 year old has been a NIGHTMARE to put to sleep. She doesn't go down 'til 10 pm but that's not without MUCH MUCH screaming, stalling, stalling, more stalling and asking for things such as water, more loves, more books, more prayers, more kisses, more loves, more blankets. I mean seriously, she acts as if she's never going to see us again. At least she sleeps in 'til 9 am. I guess her bed time shenanigans could be a post in and of itself.

Soooooo.....I guess my point is to say, stay tuned. I swear I'll have something interesting up in the next week or so. Thanks for stopping by.

P.S. I guess it's kind of ironic because I AM "updating" and I seem to have time right NOW to update but presently my 2.5 year old is about to hurt herself trying to get on her horsie, my 6 month old is taking her evening nap and my hubby is no where to be found. Just kidding, he's watering our neighbors plants.


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