Normally during the day, I really don't have enough time to sit down and watch a full t.v. show, but sometimes catch a few minutes here and there while I am feeding the baby. Yesterday, I turned on Oprah for the first 15 minutes and loved it because it was all about organizing your home and getting rid of clutter. They were suggesting that you take digital pictures of your kids artwork and put them in photobooks, like on Snapfish. I got really excited because this is what I already do each year, but the cool thing is that they are offering a free Snapfish photobook (one per address) until tomorrow night. So if you already have some digital pictures uploaded and have time to make a book, it's a great value, saving over 30 dollars:
Friday, November 7, 2008
I just finished reading the article on LAtime.com about the protest at the Los Angeles Temple yesterday. I couldn't believe how many people (over 5000) turned up to protest the passing of proposition 8. On the page of the article, click on the photos in the middle of the page to see the hate that surrounded Santa Monica Blvd and the horrible signs that were posted....many against Mormons. I guess the Mormon religion is the main target for the protests, because the church raised the most money for the support of Proposition 8 and it's members make up 2% of California's population.
Click here to read about the protest at the temple and see the pictures from the protest.
Click here to read the statement from the LDS church about the protest.
It's really sad we've come to this. This is a time to be strong.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sorry Trina this took me so long. This is a cool tag. You need to post the 4th picture in your 4th folder on your computer. This picture (like Melissa's) comes from 2004. We were celebrating 4th of July at Bringle Terrace Park in Vista. There was live music and a lot of David's family was there. We got to lay down and watch the fireworks go off right over our heads. It really was cool to be that close. I miss those days when my girls were that small because they weren't as sassy. ...I remember taking this picture like it was yesterday.
I tag: Tracy Badger, Allison Weening, Jessica Johnson, Jessica Hansen, and Brit Papa
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Victoria as Dorothy
Tyler as the scarecrow
Tyler as the scarecrow
Jocelyn as the witch
My Wizard of Oz gang
David with his parents and Tyler at our Trunck-or-Treat
David and I (we really need some good costume ideas)
My sister-in-law, Lauren and I
David's sister Colleen and Tyler
So, for Halloween our ward did a trunk-or-treat which was great. There was an awesome turnout and the girls got plenty of candy. Afterwards, Victoria and Jocelyn still wanted to knock on someones door, so David and I took them to Shadowridge to David's sister's neighborhood and they had a blast with their cousins. They got so much candy...it was crazy. Victoria has already had two pulpotomies (baby root canals) so David and I really don't let candy, fruit snacks, soda, and other junk food stay for long in our house...so we knew we needed to do something about all the candy from Halloween. So, for the second year, the Candy Fairy came to our home. The girls got to pick out 15 pieces and put in a bag with their name on it. They left out all their other candy. In the morning they were so excited to see no HUGE bags of candy, just wrappers left from the fairy (and no we didn't eat it all...I actually just took the girls wrappers out of the trash) the new Tinkerbell movie to share and each girl got a plastic dinosaur....weird I know, but they really like those plastic animals. So, it was a great Halloween...and we are excited for Thanksgiving (which we will be celebrating in Kona Hawaii this year......can't wait)