Saturday, November 15, 2008

The weekend

Another work week is done and I'm so happy it is the weekend. However, as I was leaving work Friday I stopped in the break room and saw a flier on each of the tables. It was for a rally of some sort for equal rights. I was intrigued and read on. Apparently it is in support of California's Prop 8 that recently passed. This was the second time the definition of marriage has been voted on in California and the people have voted that it is between a man and a woman. I was disturbed that one, this is being advertised and supported in Arizona (which had a similar proposition voted on). This is California's issue and should be dealt with in that state. Each state has their own issues, and I don't think other states should get involved. Secondly, the people voted, this is what the majority of the state of California wanted.

Anyway, enough of me on my soapbox. On a completely different note, today was the primary program in church. It was done very well and there was obviously a lot of work put into it. And it was great to be able to see so many nieces and nephews involved. However, the best part was watching the Sunbeams in the very front wave to their parents every time they stood up for a song. So much fun. =)

And Friday we had such a great night. We decided we hadn't been on a real date in quite some time. So we went to Cafe Rio for dinner and then to the dollar theater after (sound like a familiar date spot?). It was so fun and carefree. It reminded me of when we were dating. We seemed to speed through that part so fast and it's nice to remind ourselves why we are so in love. (I know it's cheesy, but it's true!) Hope everyone else is having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


This has been an interesting few days since Election Day. First, let me say how thankful I am to live in a country where we can vote for our leaders. One thing I kept thinking about on Tuesday is how amazing our Founding Fathers were. They outlined so many important things for our government, and one huge thing was voting. Another huge part is checks and balances. Of course all day long on Wednesday were discussions about the President-elect and what McCain is doing now. Some people are ecstatic and others, like my Grandmother, are a little depressed. However, the beautiful thing about our government is checks and balances in place for the country to function properly and smoothly. I appreciated the opportunity to not only vote for president, but also several propositions that I felt were very important. I am anxious to see what the future brings.

In addition to all of that, I must say how thankful I am that we did not have to wait two weeks to know who the president would be! I will never forget walking to the polls in 2000 with Melanie thinking out loud, Wow. By the end of today, we will know who the next president is. Two weeks later... So it is nice to know our voting systems are working a little better every election too! =)

Halloween Scrapbooking

Well, I told my mom and Emilee that I was doing some digital scrapbooking with our Halloween pictures. Now they aren't near as fabulous as Emilee's, but I think they are pretty cute. I'll just keep practicing and looking to Em for inspiration...or to steal ideas! Hee hee! Enjoy! =)