Family

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday Testimony

Yesterday was a big day for Luke. He walked up the aisle with Mason and bore(sp) his testimony. I was getting teary-eyed because I realized that he is getting older and before I know it- I will be listening to him at his farewell. He did such a great job! He wouldn't tell us what he was going to say.. He said that He was grateful for his mom and dad, brothers and sisters, and his new dog. I was so proud of him. He stared at me the whole time making sure I was watching.
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..

Many blessings....

Well, it's true, we are pregnant again. Although we have always talked about having a fifth, I never thought it would really happen. To have any kids is a big blessing so even if it's number five or ten we will always be happy.
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

5 Kids and a Dog

Surprise! We are pregnant with number 5!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our 2nd Saturday of Prop 8


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.
video

I am so proud of Luke. He was out there yelling the whole time.
video

Yes on 8.
video
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 hate butter!

Friday's Mess!
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

Trey turns ONE!!!


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!

Trunk Or Treat----Star Wars Family


Mason and I were Jedi's. Luke was Boba Fett. Wade was a Clone Trooper. Trey was Yoda. Kelli was Padame Amadala..

Yoda is Freakin' CUTE!

Smile it's your 1st Birthday!

She looks just like her.

Catching up! Luke turns 7!


September 11, 2001

Jedi Training-- Pod Racing

JEDI EKUL

The Jedi's

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Videos For Prop 8!

Videos for Prop 8!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI-GjWY-WlA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko2-EQss0V4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjkKqjkq1r4


--Please watch!

GO LUKE! Street corner for 3 hours!



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.
Feel free to comment.
-http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048787622&ref=profile

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Yes on Prop 8





About Proposition 8


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.

What does a YES vote on Proposition 8 mean?
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.

What does a NO vote on Proposition 8 mean?
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.


Will Proposition 8 take away any rights for gay and lesbian domestic partners?
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.

If Proposition 8 passes, what will happen to the same-sex marriages that have already taken place?
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.

If Proposition 8 does not pass, will my children be forced to learn about gay marriage at school?
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.


Why is Proposition 8 needed? Didn’t we already vote on this issue?
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.


Who supports this initiative?
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.

Where can I find more information about Proposition 8 or get involved in the campaign?
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.

Vote Yes on Proposition 8!



Myths and Facts about Proposition 8

MYTH: Proposition 8 enshrines discrimination in our Constitution.

FACT: Proposition 8 does not discriminate against gays; it simply restores the meaning of marriage and protects it as an essential institution that has benefited mankind since the beginning of time. Every culture in the world understands that marriage is between a man and a woman. Californians from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, whether religious or not, agree that marriage is between a man and a woman.
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.

MYTH: Allowing gay couples to legally marry does not affect anyone else.

FACT: The narrow decision of the State Supreme Court effectively renders all civil marriage meaningless and will result in tremendous confusion for children. The state Education Code (§51890) requires that teachers instruct children as young as kindergartners about marriage. If the gay marriage ruling becomes permanent, teachers will have little choice but to teach young children there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage.
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.

MYTH: This proposition is the work of right wing radicals and extremists to attack the rights of gays.

FACT: Proposition 8 is supported by a broad range of organizations and individuals, including faith leaders representing virtually every faith in California – and those who subscribe to no faith at all. People from every walk of life believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Over 1.1 million Californians signed the petitions to put Proposition 8 on the ballot.
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.

MYTH: The majority of the State Supreme Court said that gay marriage is a "right", so the rest of us should leave the issue alone.

FACT: Ultimately, the legal meaning of marriage is up to the people to decide. Four judges on the Supreme Court declared that gay marriage is a "right" because the traditional definition of marriage did not expressly appear in the state Constitution itself. Proposition 8 overturns the court’s flawed decision by amending the state Constitution to include the common-sense definition of marriage that was previously approved by over 61% of the voters (Proposition 22, enacted in 2000, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California").

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Trey's 1st Haircut

Time to Buzz!
Too long!

BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

All Done!
This wasn't even all of it!


Beach Trip- Corona del Mar



WE love the Beach! This time it was just us and some other moms.



Luke ans Wade love to bury themselves..



Kelli and her friends...

Summer Fun 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..


Trey's mouth looks weird but he still looks cute!



Travel Town became our favorite spot to eat after Hollywood Bowl.. The kids love the trains..






Luke and Kelli with their best buds, Brayden and Landon.

Box seats at the Circus!



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!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dance Recital, Oregon Trip, Graduation!

Well, its almost summer and I am so excited. I liked doing homework with Luke but I was so ready to be done. Hooray for second grade. He gets out of school next Wednesday and then Friday swim lessons start. Our summer has begun!! Kelli is so excited to start Kindergarten, and whoa! So am I. She is ready to go. She graduated from Preschool on Monday and it was so cute!


She Loves Hello Kitty, so of course, she gets the biggest balloon Party City had!

Kelli had her dance recital and she did awesome!


After her recital we were packed and " Ready To Go". We left straight from there and drove 15 hours to Oregon! We had a family reunion there and we rented a beach house in Newport. It was so beautiful! Our kids loved it. We were there for a whole week. We went crabbing, had bonfires on the beach, grandpa told us stories by the fireplace(see photo)went golfing..