Fischer and Campbell with Lauren VanNyhuis.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Campbell was soo funny at our ward parties, she wanted to take pix with all of the other Tinkerbells in the house!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thanks to everyone again for coming and making this year another great one!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Kristian and I watched from the stands of hundreds of people and were soo proud of her!! Great Job Mer-Mer!! I see a future "Head Cheerleader" here!! Maybe you will take after your Grandma Diane!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
VOTE YES ON PROP 8!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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.
Click Here for the article from the San Francisco Chronicle.A father in Massachusetts was frustrated when his kindergartner was 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 boy out of school.He was taken to jail.
Click Here for the story.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.
Click Here for more info.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: http://www.preservingmarriage.org/October 20th: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot if voting out of state.
Click Here to get one.October 27th: Last day to apply for “Vote by Mail”
Click Here for info.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!
Friday, October 10, 2008
We love the fall becuz it brings with it all the great holidays and cool weather!! But we especially love exploring new Pumkin Patches every year and picking out the perfect pumkins to adorn our front porch! So this year we went out to Valley Center to visit Bates Nut Farm! It was amazing and so beautiful, they had hundreds of very large and small pumkins to choose from...
We could not get over how huge these pumkins were...The pictures don't really do it justice, but these suckers were almost all over 100 pounds!!
We let them run through the straw maze where they kinda "lost" for a bit...heehee, so we were able to sit down and take a break!! Maybe I could have Kristian make one of these in our backyard, so I can send them out back every once in awhile!! hahaMe and my handsome "scarecrow" just chillin' in the hay...
Daddy taking them for a wheel barrel ride as we go to the patches to pick our pumpkins...
But actually by the end of the day we let them pick out those small pumkins, so that mommy could get her favorite "Fairytale" and "White Princess" pumpkins...I mean, I am "The Queen Bee" around here...So what are you gonna do??
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We are soo lucky to have her staying with us for 6 weeks!!! They just love it when Amee is here!! Thanks so much Judy for being Merrick's Great Birthday Surprise!! WE LOVE YOU!! Merrick's other Grandma (G-diane), also showed up today and brought many B-day and Halloween goodies for the kids and then we all went Bowling which Merrick killed all of us with her high score!! Great Job Mer!! We ended our fun B-day day by going to one of her favorite restaraunts; Soup Plantation!! She had such a GREAT DAY with both of her Grandma's...
My Sweet Mer-Mer!!
I really can NOT believe that my first born has just turned 10 Years Old!!! I am so sad at how fast the time is flying by us, it really is crazy to think that I have a 10 year old!! But I couldn't be more proud of her and all that she has become in her short little life...She is the BEST DAUGHTER, always has been soo sweet and caring. She is funny and bright and has the greatest smile that is so contagious!! She is a great friend to many and has always been very sensitive towards others. She loves music, White Lime frozen yogurt, white chocolate, milk duds, coloring amazing pictures, playing with her BFF Natalie, (who conveniently lives right across the street), shopping, pedicures, "date nights" with her Good Ol' Dad, baking with her Mom and being a great Older "Sissy" to her brother and sister! She is also very creative and has actually started her own business this year called Flower Power Notebooks & Journals, she started selling them on Ebay and was very successful, Now she has her very own storefront where she sells them on Etsy!! She is an amazing, beautiful girl whom we love so much!!
We hope you have an Awesome Birthday Mer-Mer...