Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yes For Marriage!

Remember to VOTE YES on Prop 102! Arizona could lose more than you think.
"Other advocates of same-sex marriage are suggesting that tax exemptions and benefits be withdrawn from any religious organization that does not embrace same-sex unions. [17] Public accommodation laws are already being used as leverage in an attempt to force religious organizations to allow marriage celebrations or receptions in religious facilities that are otherwise open to the public. Accrediting organizations in some instances are asserting pressure on religious schools and universities to provide married housing for same-sex couples. Student religious organizations are being told by some universities that they may lose their campus recognition and benefits if they exclude same-sex couples from club membership. [18] "

[17] Jonathan Turley, “An Unholy Union: Same-Sex Marriage and the Use of Governmental Programs to Penalize Religious Groups with Unpopular Practices,” in Douglas Laycock, Jr., et al., eds., Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008, forthcoming).
[18] Marc D. Stern, “Gay Marriage and the Churches, paper delivered at the Scholar’s Conference on Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty, sponsored by the The Beckett Fund, 4 May 2006.
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has chosen to become involved, along with many other churches, organizations, and individuals, in defending the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman because it is a compelling moral issue of profound importance to our religion and to the future of our society.

The final line in the Proclamation on the Family is an admonition to the world from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve: “We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.” This is the course charted by Church leaders, and it is the only course of safety for the Church and for the nation. "

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Me, a Shovel, and some Sprite

Wes went to help someone move tonight so this day is just dragging on. I decided that I should get up from the computer and go do something outside before it gets too dark outside. I told the kids that I am going outside to dig in the garden to get the dirt ready to plant. So that they know where I am if they need me. Pretty soon Dayton comes out bare footed with his shovel and says he wants to help. I told he needs to get shoes on so when he jumps on the shovel it doesn't hurt his feet, but he jumped on the shovel and said his feet were tough. Maybe 3 minutes later he said he was going to go get some shoes on and went in the house. A little while later he came out with a cup in his hand and said, "Here mom, I brought out a drink for you, its Sprite." I said, " Oh thank you, I was getting thirsty." And then I took a drink. I said, "Dayton this is the best Sprite I have ever had." And then he said, "Yep, it is from a can." What a thoughtful boy I have!! Life is good with a shovel, dirt, Sprite and Dayton.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Briley's Hairdo

Brittany doesn't know that I'm posting this, so it will be a big surprise...
Last time when they were down visiting us in Queen Creek, Briley let me do her hair. Since I don't have any girls of my own, I love it when she lets me do her hair! Any way, she couldn't see the back of it, so we took pictures and let her see that way. She is growing up so fast!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

9 Months!!!

Mayley had her 9 month appt today. She weighed in at 14lbs 13 oz. She is in the 1 percent for her weight and she is 27 in long and is in the 30 percent for her height. She is starting to clap her hands and is taking a few steps on her own. She is getting her top two teeth now also. She is always smiling and gets into every drawer that is on the bottom. She also likes to climb on the dishwasher door and take everything out of the dishwasher for me. I feel like I just clean up all her messes that she makes. But I wouldn't trade her for anything