Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yes on Proposition 8!

Our family firmly believes that..."marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
All human beings -male and female- are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity." (See...The Family: A Proclamation to the World)


Our family fully supports Proposition 8. But because we do, it doesn't mean that we hate gay people. It does not mean that we are homophobes, bigots, ignorant people, or any other negative name or gesture that has been thrown at us. We believe that gay people should be treated with the same respect and courtesy that all human beings deserve.
We are all for equal rights, but in the case of granting marriage rights to same-sex couples, it's not equal. What about my First Amendment right of religious freedom?? What about my parental rights?? As a mother, it is my parental right, my sacred duty, to teach my children correct principles, NOT California schools, on matters of marriage.

Vote Yes on Proposition 8!

Prop 8= Religious Freedom
Prop 8= Parental Rights
Prop 8= Free Speech
Prop 8= Less Government


For further information, please check out these websites for the facts on Prop 8:

www.preservingmarriage.org
www.ProtectMarriage.com

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mini Michaelango

If 18 months old is a foreshadowing of the terrible twos, we're in for it. Lately, Marisa has been going through a "testing" stage with us. In other words, she is testing our limits in every way and we have even contemplated on starting time-outs with her. (She hasn't been in time-out yet.) Here is a picture of Marisa explaining to me what she did. She kept saying, "Color! Wall!" over and over again to me after I caught her in the process of her mini Michaelango piece of work on our cabinet door.


And it doesn't stop here.

While I was trying to figure out how to scrub her damage off, I hear splashing in our bathroom. Not even two seconds after reprimanding her about coloring on walls, I then find Marisa in our bathroom playing in the toilet water. (And I have had a talk with her about playing in the toilet water before because she has tried a couple of times.) BUT, the gross part is that there was still pee in the toilet water from when I went in the middle of night. I don't flush at night because I don't want to wake up the other two light sleepers in our little apartment. Gross, I know, sorry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mean Mommy

This is what happens when you make your daughter eat breakfast before watching "Bella" (Cinderella) at 8 o'clock in the morning...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Bella!"


Thanks to Marisa I have watched this movie every single day for at least the past week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

First Day of Nursery!

YAY! Marisa had her first day of nursery today! We have been looking forward to this day since she was probably a year old. haha She is so ready and so are we! We can now pay attention in class and actually get something out of the lessons. =o)
And I know I am a total dork for doing this, but I bought her a new dress and a new pair of shoes just for the occasion! (A few of you were wondering what was in the Nordstrom bag and these are the shoes that I bought from there.)






And just as we predicted, it was so easy to leave her. She walked in, saw toys and her best friend, Cruz, and started playing. We immediately left and never heard from her again. Tim told me that the nursery leader said that she never cried and just chilled the whole time. haha Also, when I saw Marisa after church and asked her how nursery went she just kept repeating, "Nursery! Nursery!" while waving her arm up in a circle.
We do have to admit that we thought of her often in our classes and we were a little sad to see her go, but only because it meant that she was growing up so fast and not our little baby anymore. But we are very excited for her and us and it was a great Sunday!

Friday, October 10, 2008

First Ear Infection and Sore Throat

It has finally happened. Marisa got her first ear infection and sore throat. For several days Marisa had been extremely clingy and whiny, but I just ignored it because I thought she was just being difficult due to her cold. But a couple of days ago I couldn't take it anymore. She was acting so miserable and just hard to handle and so I made an appointment to go to the doctor's office. It wasn't until I was dialing the number that it finally clicked in my head that she could have an ear infection.
And well, according to the nurse it was a pretty bad ear infection. And apparently Marisa has a high pain tolerance because when the nurse asked me if she woke up often at night and I replied "not really only once", she was really shocked. She then told me pain tolerance was genetic and let me tell ya, it is not from me, that's for sure! I feel bad that I didn't bring her in sooner but instead just let her suffer for several days. But I never experienced an ear infection with my child before. I guess that is what happens when you are the oldest, guinea pig child. Sorry Marisa, I love you! I'm glad you are feeling better!

My sick baby fell asleep on the couch while watching her favorite tv show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Shopping Under the Influence

The result of best friends getting together after years of not seeing each other! I love you Britt and thanks for coming to see me!

Friday, October 3, 2008

No more wisdom

Exactly one week ago I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed. I was beyond scared before surgery because I was afraid of "going under". I mean, you get anesthesia through an IV and in two seconds you fall asleep with no recollection of what is about to happen!? That is just scary!
And for me I didn't remember the surgery plus several hours after it. I didn't really wake up or became aware of my surroundings until I woke up on my couch with my mouth in immense pain, gauzes full of blood, and a massive headache. I really didn't remember anything! And apparently after the surgery the doctor told me about my medicine and other important information, he also put my seat belt on for me when I was in the car, I even reached behind Kari's seat to grab my cell phone because it was ringing (even though I didn't know what to do with it once I had it in my hand...haha), and I even sprawled my body on the floor once I got into my living room. haha And I don't remember any of that!!
All I remember is my doctor saying, "Ok you are going to start feeling fuzzy." And then...black. And then I remember being in the car and Kari on the phone with Tim saying, "Yeah, she seems kinda out of it." And then I remember Kari helping me at the top of my stairs and me saying, "I think I'm going to throw up." And that is absolute it. That is about 4 seconds of several hours. And then I woke up on my couch, called Tim, and began to cry because I couldn't talk, he couldn't understand me at all, and I was so confused. haha

The next day after surgery! I couldn't even smile.

Well, I survived a week and I am amazed how much progress I have made since day one. I didn't think I would ever eat again or look normal again.
But a huge thanks to Kari for driving me, waiting on me, watching Marisa all day for me, giving me my meds(haha), and just being a huge support and help. And a special thanks to Tim for taking over everything in the house all weekend, feeding me jello, letting my sleep, and basically being my maid. You are an amazing husband and thanks for taking care of me. I love you guys!

Still a little swollen one week later!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Angels Playoff Game

We were invited to go to an Angels playoff game last night and it was so fun! The atmosphere was pretty exciting and the energy level of the fans was crazy. Even though the Angels lost to the Red Sox it was a very fun to go out and be with adults. Thanks guys!

We were so close to the players!

Sweet seats!

Matt and Kari!

Enjoying the game!

The Rally Monkey! I love that monkey!

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