I Support Proposition 8

>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

YES on Proposition 8
PLEASE READ THIS no matter what state you live in.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children. If gay marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive "age appropriate" information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt churches. The court's decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberty and free speech rights. Society will become more and more hostile to traditional beliefs about marriage and family. Over time, greater acceptance of nontraditional marriage will be demanded of all people. This could impact the ability of any religion to teach and practice its beliefs. Including adoption agencies.
A YES vote will not hurt gays. In California, the law provides for marriage-related benefits to be given to civil unions and domestic partnerships. Proposition 8 does not diminish these benefits.
For your information:
On Friday, October 10th, 2008 a first-grade class took a field trip to witness a lesbian wedding in California. posted in an article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
A father in Massachusetts was frustrated when his twin kindergartners were taught about homosexuality at school by the teachers. He insisted he be notified in the future before such things were discussed so he could pull his boys out of school.He was taken to jail..
A Catholic adoption agency In the UK closed their doors because of the Government's new homosexual equality laws. The Equality Act forbids discrimination in the provision of goods and services on the basis of sexual orientation. The law was forced through Parliament last year despite past Prime Minister Tony Blair's recommendation that Catholic adoption agencies be exempted from the rules.
Earlier this month judges in Conneticut overturned the state law (just as the judges in California did) to legalized gay marriage. This is not just an issue in California. We voted years ago to keep traditional marriage as the only marriage recognized in the state of California, 4 judges overturned our vote…and we need to fight back. That is what this Proposition is about. This is happening everywhere and the leaders of the church and others have warned that the outcome of California's vote will affect the way the other states vote. So PLEASE…even if you don't live in California, put this on your blog or email this on. The internet knows no state line. You know contacts in California that I don't…and so do your friends. Please pass this on as it could eventually have an effect on everyone!
"Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; frustration may be a constant companion. In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, "You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. You haven't time to be concerned for others." Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service andour hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord." --Thomas S. Monson
Click Here for excerpts from the Broadcast given by Elders M. Russell Ballard, Quentin L. Cook and L. Whitney Clayton.
A good resource mentioned in the broadcast:
October 20th: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot if voting out of state.
October 27th: Last day to apply for "Vote by Mail"
November 4th: Election day. Polls close at 8:00pm. Vote by mail must be received by this time and can be hand delivered if necessary.
YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED...Here's what you do:
In the broadcast we were asked to "go viral on our blogs, etc" by Elder Ballard. This is my way of going viral. If you feel this is an important issue I ask that you copy and paste this post...and post it on your blog. PLEASE keep it at the top of your blog through November 4th. which you can adjust each time you post under the "edit post" option. The internet knows NO STATE LINE. You know contacts in California that I do not...as do your friends and their friends...and so on. Please do this. If not for your own children and the effect it could have on them some day...for mine! After you have posted this...email this to your contacts and TAG all your blogging buddies to do the same. THANK YOU!


First day of school

>> Saturday, August 30, 2008

Kayden's first day of school
He asked for waffles for his breakfast and that is just what he got.

I can't hardly believe that Kayden has started Kindergarten. We got there showed him his class and where he would sit, and then it was like, "bye mom" I left feeling a little sad. When we picked him up he told me all about his day, and how much fun he had.
A couple cute pictures

Here is what Xander thought about the first day of school!

Xander rides the bus out to Corrinne again this year. I was wondering how he was going to do when back to school night was a mess. He wouldn't even let go of my neck, but needless to say he got on the bus, and was fine. When he got home from school he was so excited to tell me about the sticker his teacher gave him, and the book that was in his back pack.

Xander is suck a TEASE (can ya tell?)

Well, Two down one to go...I think that is going to be the hardest is when I send my baby off to school (even just preschool) I know he is almost three, but he is still my baby, and I look at all my boys and wonder where has all the time gone. They have just grown up so fast. It has been so much fun though each new milestone they hit is another adventure waiting to happen.



Heading home

OK so there are only a few pictures...while we loaded the van up little landen was obsessed with his daddy's bike, and this is where he was till we left


Yellowstone National Park

>> Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saturday we went to Yellowstone National Park. Out of all the times that I have been to the cabin I have never been in the park. The pictures are kind of out of order so I will let you know what each one of them are. I don't have the patients to reorganize them into the right order

After a long day in Yellowstone we headed back to the cabin for some SMORES

Papa and Kayden trying to cook the marshmallows but they would get to hot and fall off. That is why you don't cook marshmallows with something metal it just melts the inside.

We successfully got one, and Kayden couldn't wait to get another one


Next three pictures are the boys showing off their candy that they got to pick out at the candy store...although they don't know what they are missing because we go straight for the Huckleberry taffy.

Then it is off to our favorite ice cream place. We always have to eat hear. you can pretty much make your own ice cream...you start with vanilla and then you put just about anything you want in it YUUUMMMYYYY!

Landen being silly at the ice cream place
Remember this is all kind of backwards if I would have thought it all through I would have downloaded it backwards, and then it would have been in order, but anyways here is our favorite place to eat yeah it's pizza, but they have so many different ones we try a different one every time.

Dad, Landen and Xander walking in West Yellowstone I love this picture

This is at the lower falls
This is the river just before the lower falls

This is going to the lower falls

This is the upper falls at Artist Point

Me and landen there wasn't much of an opportunity to take many pictures, because there were so many foreign people there, and they were pushing and shoving, and didn't care who was in there way so I was happy with what I got!

The view before the upper falls

The Buffalo

OUR PICNIC LUNCH (until the bees started trying to eat our food then we headed for the van)
Yellowstone Lake

Waiting inside for Old Faithful to erupt (you can see it through the window)
Here is goes...I was very disappointed though it wasn't all that I thought it was going to be...there were geysers going higher across they way, and were a lot more to look at. I don't know if it was my position, but anyways it was worth it, and I have now seen Old Faithful
above and below are pictures at the Yellowstone Lodge they were renovating it, and it was beautiful we went on a small tour of it
This is inside the lodge it is the biggest log wood structure, and it was massive and beautiful.

The next few pictures are from the Lower Geyser Basin

This is Firehole Falls

These are the Elk that we ran into when we first entered the park.

So that was roughly our Yellowstone Trip in one day! We had fun, and wish we didn't have to pack up to leave tomorrow for school to start. For those of you who like the pictures enjoy and for those who didn't...what can I say I am a picturaholic (if that is how you spell it)


Papa's Fishing Hole

After we ate at Big Juds we took the biker men home to let them unpack their things, and then we loaded up the van, and took the boys to Papa's FAMOUS fishing hole. Kayden Proud to be using his new fishing pole
They have to carry the boys across the river to the sand bar so that they are able to stay dry and fish. Papa carried Kayden over.
Here is Tyler and Xander headed over (Don't my husband look HOT in those sexy green wader's? (he had to barrow them from his dad so he wouldn't get wet and cold)
Kayden fishing...he actually caught one all by himself watch the video of him catching his first FIRST fish. He was so proud of himself. when he got out there Papa gave him some quick instructions, and he left him to do his thing. With the way Kayden was casting you think he had been doing it his whole life.

(The whole time I am filming him I am getting eaten alive by mosquito's, and I have bee's buzzing around me, and so that is why it is a little shaky in some places. I also added a short clip of Xander...He defiantly liked being able to fish, and was a little sad that he didn't catch anything, but he sure did have fun)
Kayden with his FIRST fish