Monday, December 8, 2008
This holiday season we are truly blessed with so much. We also got a new Golden Retriever, named Duke. He is a good dog and the kids love him. It's a dream come true for us to have this much. Have a Happy Holidays.. We love you all..
Mason stayed home with me the morning that I saw the plus sign 'cause I was crying. Which makes me sad that I did but I just saw how busy my life is and being prego and being sick wasn't something that I knew would work. So far it's working but barely sometimes. Mason kept saying that he was excited and it would be fine. I was crying for selfish reasons because I play indoor soccer and I loved it. I didn't want to give that up. Obviously, the Lord had other plans for me. I played my last game the next day which was a tournament and I said my goodbyes for another 12 months. I will be back.
Due date is July 18th. Delivery will be 1st week in July..
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
The little kids did their support by yelling, "Si en Ocho."
Mason wanted to hang out with his guy friends on the opposite corner like he did last time
but I told him he had to stand by me. We don't want the cars to get the wrong idea, right? After all
it is Yes on 8.
It's a family affair. Trey is behind the posters eating a lollipop.
We got tons of support, only a couple of birds. We just hope that they all go out and vote.
Votar cuatro de Novembre. Si en Ocho!
I was cleaning the kitchen and I opened the fridge to put stuff away and ......
Who has time for this, I mean , Crap!
I went out side with the rug and sprayed it down. I then had to soak my pant leg and I didn't even change my pants cause I knew it may not be the last mess of the day. The gardener was looking at me and laughed, ha ha! I was laughing because he had to mow the lawn with butter on it. I got the last laugh.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thanks Grandpa for Thomas!
He stole uncle Garrett's Hat!
What is next?
He loves his Pooh!
His serious side. I don't look cute at all but he does..
We are so blessed! Trey is such a joy to our family. We love him so much!
It was a huge cake.(Cathi Maki is holding Trey-one of my Bff's mom. She is like my 2nd mom)
Gotta have his own.
Dig in! Cousin Bryce is in the background..
I am all done!
-- Thanks to everyone who helped out. There was about 50 plus people there at the park.
Thanks for the pictures Cathi and a special Thanks to my sister Sara and brother Garrett that drove six hours to save us. Kisses!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Our family stood on the street corner for a couple hours. It was awesome. WE all loved it!
This picture of my son is great. He is taking a stand for himself and for all the little kids that are having their innocense taken away. Why is this stuff thrown in their face at such a young age? It's not fair to them. We are not sheltering them just giving them time before they have to know things. I don't want someone elses beliefs forced on my children. They know about Gay marriage and what it means. But thats it and it will stay that way until Mason and I feel like they need to know.
Luke and his friends! He is in the back! He is saying, " SI EN OCHO!" YES ON 8!
-- I have been fighting this for months. To see exactly everything, Please, please! Go to my facebook link.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
What is Proposition 8?
Proposition 8 is a simple and straightforward voter initiative. It contains the same 14 words that were previously approved in 2000 by over 61% of California voters: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
Because four activist judges in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people’s vote, we need to pass this measure as a constitutional amendment to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Voting YES on Proposition 8 does 3 simple things:
It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and human history has understood marriage to be.
It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that "same-sex marriage" is the same as traditional marriage.
If Proposition 8 is defeated, the sanctity of marriage will be destroyed and its powerful influence on the betterment of society will be lost. The defeat of Prop. 8 would result in the very meaning of marriage being transformed into nothing more than a contractual relationship between adults. No longer will the interests of children and families even be a consideration. We will no longer celebrate marriage as a union of husband and wife, but rather a relationship between ‘Party A’ and ‘Party B.’ The marriage of a man and a woman has been at the heart of society since the beginning of time. It promotes the ideal opportunity for children to be raised by a mother and father in a family held together by the legal, communal and spiritual bonds of marriage. And while divorce and death too frequently disrupt the ideal, as a society we should put the best interests of children first, and that is traditional marriage. Voting No on Proposition 8 would destroy marriage as we know it and cause profound harm to society.
No. Proposition 8 is about preserving marriage; it’s not an attack on the gay lifestyle. Proposition 8 doesn’t take away any rights or benefits from gays or lesbians in domestic partnerships. 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.
Under Proposition 8, the validity and recognition of all marriage in California would be limited to a man and a woman, including past and future marriages, as well as marriages from other states or countries. The rights and obligations of same-sex couples who obtained marriage licenses before Proposition 8 passes will be up to the Courts to decide.
Yes. In health education classes, state law requires teachers to instruct children as young as kindergarteners about marriage. (Education Code §51890.) If the same-sex marriage ruling is not overturned, teachers will be required to teach young children that there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage.
In 2000, over 61% of Californians voted to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman (Proposition 22). However, because this language wasn’t put into the California Constitution, four activist judges from San Francisco wrongly overturned the people’s vote in a closely divided 4-3 decision. Proposition 8 reverses the court’s decision by restoring the definition of marriage as a man and a woman in the state Constitution.
Could the California Supreme Court overturn the people’s vote again and declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional?
No. By amending the state Constitution directly, the court cannot declare Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, as it did with Proposition 22. Proposition 22 added a regular statute to the California Family Code. Regular statutes are a "lower" law than the state Constitution. By adding the language of Proposition 8 to the state Constitution, which is the highest source of law in the state, the California courts would be required to uphold traditional marriage.
A wide range of national, state and local pro-family organizations, churches and individuals have formed a broad-based coalition to support Proposition 8. To date, the coalition represents over one million people in California. To view a list of supporters, visit www.ProtectMarriage.com.
What will happen to the domestic partnership laws if Proposition 8 is enacted?
Nothing. All laws on the books regarding domestic partnerships will remain intact. Gays and lesbians in domestic partnerships will continue to enjoy all the legal rights and benefits that married couples enjoy. Proposition 8 does not affect those rights and benefits.
You can visit the Proposition 8 Web site at www.ProtectMarriage.com or call
(916) 446-2956. There are a number of ways to get involved with the campaign, including volunteering, donating and helping to spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Proposition 8.
Myths and Facts about Proposition 8
Proposition 8 does not take away any rights from gay and lesbian domestic partners. Gays and lesbians in California can already enjoy all the legal rights and benefits of marriage. The California Family Code says, "domestic partners shall have all the rights, protections and benefits" of married spouses. There are NO exceptions to this. Proposition 8 will not change that.
We should not accept a court decision that results in public school teachers teaching our kids that gay marriage is acceptable. That is an issue for parents to discuss with their children according to their own values and beliefs. It should not be forced on us against our will.
If gay marriage advocates want to change the definition of marriage, they should have to put a ballot measure before the voters to do so. This has never happened. Instead, they have gone behind the backs of voters and convinced four activist judges in San Francisco to redefine marriage for all of society. That is the wrong approach.
Proposition 8 does not interfere with gays living the lifestyle they choose. However, while gays can live as they want, they should not have the right to redefine marriage for the rest of society.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We got tickets to the Hollywood Bowl this year. This picture they were making tiles out of felt. They do crafts and then have a big concert. It's great for the kids to get to know other parts of the world. We made shirts and spray painted them to show that we were from America visting.. There was so many kids with us that looked all the same..
Wade, Kelli, and Madison!
That's Luke with Ethan and Caleb.. Boys will be boys...
Thanks to Mason for getting us Awesome tickets. Free food, drinks, desserts, couches to sit on and carpet for the babies to crawl on. I invited Wendy and Michelle and they had eight kids between them and then my four. Three moms and twelve kids. We sure needed the box!