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I was tagged by Mike, so here we go.  

4 of these are true and 2 are made up.

How well do you really know me?  Do you know which ones are made up? Who knows all the crazy things about me?

1.  I’ve met John Porter and Harry Reid.   

2.  My mom and I once missed a freeway exit and ended up in Missouri, instead of her parents’ house in Oklahoma.   

3.  I voted for Al Gore in 2000. 

4.  In high school, I ditched school because I was out all night observing the sky and watching for the comet Hale-Bopp. 

5.  I have a terrible fear of heights that once caused me to freak out on an escelator at Macy’s, and not be able to go up to the third floor.   

6.  In high school, I once danced on stage to the Jackson 5’s “ABC.” 

Which ones are true? 

I tag Amanda and Amy.


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This was released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I wanted to post it on here because I feel so strongly about this. 

Dated 13 August 2008: 

The Divine Institution of Marriage


The California Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in California. Recognizing the importance of marriage to society, the Church accepted an invitation to participate in ProtectMarriage, a coalition of churches, organizations, and individuals sponsoring a November ballot measure, Proposition 8, that would amend the California state constitution to ensure that only a marriage between a man and a woman would be legally recognized. (Information about the coalition can be found at http://www.protectmarriage.com/).

On June 20, 2008, the First Presidency of the Church distributed a letter about “Preserving Traditional Marriage and Strengthening Families,” announcing the Church’s participation with the coalition. The letter, which was read in Latter-day Saints’ church services in California, asked that Church members “do all [they] can to support the proposed constitutional amendment.”

Members of the Church in Arizona and Florida will also be voting on constitutional amendments regarding marriage in their states, where coalitions similar to California’s are now being formed.

The focus of the Church’s involvement is specifically same-sex marriage and its consequences. The Church does not object to rights (already established in California) regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights, so long as these do not infringe on the integrity of the family or the constitutional rights of churches and their adherents to administer and practice their religion free from government interference.

The Church has a single, undeviating standard of sexual morality: intimate relations are proper only between a husband and a wife united in the bonds of matrimony.  

The Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage neither constitutes nor condones any kind of hostility towards homosexual men and women. Protecting marriage between a man and a woman does not affect Church members’ Christian obligations of love, kindness and humanity toward all people.


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OK, I was on board with McCain for a bit, after he picked Palin.  But, now she is becoming more and more like him.  While I still have hope that she would be good for the country, I don’t believe that I can support that ticket.  McCain just stands for too much that I disagree with.  For a time I was of the mindset that I had to do anything and everything I could to stop Obama.  I’ve struggled with this for a long time.  But, I now believe that I cannot in good conscience vote for McCain.  Obviously I won’t be voting for Obama.  So, the question then becomes, “What do I do?”  I believe that the best thing I can do is vote for a third party.  Some may say that this is a wasted vote, but I don’t think so.  After looking at and studying all the third party candidates, I have found one who echoes many of my beliefs:  Chuck Baldwin.  He is the Constitution Party candidate.  (In Nevada the Constitution Party is the Independent American Party.)  What it comes down to is that I believe that both Obama and McCain are going to bring more socialism and problems for our country.  Obama is open about it, but McCain is not.  In fact, if you look at his record, he has not supported the Constitution on many occasions.  I believe that he may have the same designs for our country as Obama, but is just trying to mask them.  Bottom line, I believe that they are both evil men.  I will post later about my reasoning for that.  Suffice it to say that I have learned more about McCain, and I don’t like it.  Incidentally, a friend of mine commented to me tonight that “McCain is the Harry Reid of the Republican Party.”  I agree.  I am also seriously considering switching my party registration. 

I need to vote for a good man, and one that upholds and honors the Constitution! 

Please visit my friend Mike’s blog to read a ton more about the Constitution, what Prophets have said, and Chuck Baldwin.

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Olympic Trivia

How much do you know?

Take my Olympic Trivia Challenge.

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I Got Tagged (Thanks, Amanda!)

I got tagged by Amanda, so here we go! 

Four random things I like about my husband:
1. He has a great sense of humor. 
2. He works hard so I can stay home. 
3. He’s really cute when he’s playing with the kids.
4. He’s really smart and keeps on learning new things. 

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Cashier at Sheplers Western Wear
2. Hostess at Romano’s Macaroni Grill
3. Customer Service Rep for my Dad when he was a Farmers Insurance Agent. 
4. Wife and Mommy.

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Apollo 13
2. Star Wars (All)
3. October Sky
4. Cars

Four TV shows I watch:
1. Star Trek (mostly Voyager right now, but could be any)
2. Ace of Cakes
3. Mythbusters
4. Food Network Challenge

Four places I have been:
1. Utah
2. California
3. Oklahoma
4. Missouri (that’s a funny story)

Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Pam
2. Mike
3. Adam
4. My Aunt Linnette

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Most anything Italian
2. Dessert stuff
3. Fish (especially my dad’s bass)
4. My mandarin cranberry chicken (with sauteed green beans for extra yumminess)

Four places I would like to visit:
1. NY and maybe meet Stacy and Clinton to get some serious fashion help.  (Amanda had this, and it’s on my list too)
2.  Italy
3. Australia
4. Montana

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1.  Watching my kids grow and learn more
2. Homeschooling my kids
3. Having an organized house (with all renovations complete)
4. Cooler weather (but not cold winter)

Four People I tag:
1. Mike  (change the first question to wife)
2. Anthony  (change the first question to wife)
3. Sarah (through e-mail)
4. Amy (through e-mail)

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Cookie Monster ABC’s

Sometimes, something is just too cute.  In the midst of all the ickyness in the world, it’s always good to have a little laugh!  This is great, and kids love it, too. 

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I wanted to take a moment and talk about a wonderful friend of mine, Aimee, who passed away today, surrounded by family and friends, after loosing her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.   

Aimee and one of my daughters

She and I have been friends for about 13 years, after we met in high school.  We’ve had some awesome times together, full of fun and laughter.  But, with Aimee, it was always that way.  She always had a smile.  Aimee was one of the most warm and caring people I’ve ever known.  She was usually more concerned about other people than herself, even when she was sick.  Her heart was so big and full of love to give.  Aimee was also a rebel and highly opinionated.  She wasn’t afraid to tell you what she thought.  But, I think that’s why she had so many people that loved her.  Aimee was an aunt to my children, and a dear, dear friend to me.  She was also a wonderful daughter and sister, and to Aimee, her family was everything.  While it saddens me to think of life without her here, I am comforted and delighted with the knowledge of where she is now, and the amazing memories I will carry with me forever.


Mike also wrote about Aimee on his blog.

You can read Aimee’s obituary here.  It appears in the July 23 issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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