Monday, September 29

A misplaced book and an unwanted snack.

Sunday, September 28

On a Serious Note...

I feel very passionate about this Proposition.

I spent tonight reading up on Prop 8, and then headed to a website to see the donation from other LDS families. I am proud to be apart of a coalition that wants to protect marriage. I was sent an email from an acquaintance, asking me to please vote no on prop 8, saying that this is a CIVIL issue. It is not. This is a MORAL issue, and I will VOTE YES! To keep marriage sacred and for my children, I will VOTE YES. Marriage has and should always be between a MAN and a WOMAN. If the California voters decide to change the definition of marriage, then there will be no stopping what marriage can become. That is not right. If Proposition 8 does not pass, these will be six consequences of that action. 

Read and Please VOTE YES ON PROP 8.

To donate time or money, go here.

Six Consequences the Coalition Has Identified If Proposition 8 Fails

1. Children in public schools will have to be taught that same-sex marriage is just as good as traditional marriage.
The California Education Code already requires that health education classes instruct children about marriage.

Therefore, unless Proposition 8 passes, children will be taught that marriage is between any two adults regardless of gender. There will be serious clashes between the secular school system and the right of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.

2. Churches may be sued over their tax exempt status if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings open to the public. Ask whether your pastor, priest, minister, bishop, or rabbi is ready to perform such marriages in your chapels and sanctuaries.

3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father.  Catholic Charities in Boston already closed its doors in Massachusetts because courts legalized same sex marriage there.

4. Religions that sponsor private schools with married student housing may be required to provide housing for same- sex couples, even if counter to church doctrine, or risk lawsuits over tax exemptions and related benefits.

5. Minister who preach against same-sex marriages may be sued for hate speech and rish government fines.  It already happened in Canada, a country that legalized gay marriage.  A recent Faliornia court held that municipal employees may not say: "traditional marriage," or "family values" because,after the same-sex marriage case, it is "hate speech."

6. It will cost you money.  This change in the definition of marriage will bring a cascade of lawsuits, including some already lost (e.g., photographers cannot now refuse to photograph gay marriages, doctors cannot now refuse to perform artificial insemination of gays even given other willing doctors).  Even if courts eventually find a favor of a defender of traditional marriage (highly improbable given today's activist judges), think of the money-your money- that will be spent on such legal battles.

And think of all the unintended consequences that we cannot even foresee at this time. Where will it end?

It's your children, your grandchildren, your money, and your liberties.

Lets work together to protect them.

Saturday, September 27

Rubber Duckie with three baby duckies on its back: $1

12 pairs of socks: $3

Blackberry Case for Tyson: $8

New "kosher" cutting boards: $1

Sandals for Jen: $10

Gnarly glasses for the twins: 2 for $5
Swap Meet Trip: $28

Kids looking dang cute in gnarly sunglasses: Priceless

Thursday, September 25

Did I finish???

See for yourself:

1. Post Office
(reg. to vote, Cal the Bear, Birthday Cards, Megan's stuff)

2. Find Sticks

3. Make 2 Black Birds
(I made three black birds! What do you think?)

4. Make blanket
Ran out of batting. I can do that anytime though...

5. Laundry
Before and After

6. Decorate for Halloween

7. Dishes
8. Mop Kitchen and Bathroom Floors

9. Vacuum
Merrick helped. He is no longer scared of the vacuum, and wants to push it. 
I don't know what is worse, him crying while I vacuum, or him pushing me out of the way so he can push it.
10. Clean out Fridge/Freezer
Brr... CHECK
11. Clean oven
(People said I shouldn't do this and go to Disneyland anyway, well folks, we have a self cleaning oven. All I did was push one button. 

12. Wipe down washer and dryer.
(Also another easy job!)

13. Clean Bathtub
14. Go to the Park
Played with the twins at the park, and looked for twigs at the same time. 
That, my friends, is what Oprah calls multi tasking.

15. Return Red Box
(Good riddance bad movie)

16. Put Food Storage away

17. Buy HB postcard
(and sent it)

18. Dust
(like a sneeze)

19. Sew bird tails
(like a bird)

20. Vacuum out Pilot 
(probably not today, cause where do I put the twins)

21. Donate to
CHECK (literally! :)

I also watched to episodes of Dancing with the Stars, Toy Story, played Nemo with Berkleigh, read books with the twins, and pushed Merrick around in his Tonka Truck... top quality time with the youngins.

I am proud of myself! I woke up at 7 am and was in bed by 12! That is a full day. I just hope I am not EXHAUSTED at Disneyland tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 24

Gots To Get Done

I have been so lazy! I wanted to finish my book and play with my peeps, and the housework and errands keep piling up. I did a to do list once before on the blog, and I felt really accountable for it, so here I go sending my laundry list out into the great unknown...

1. Post Office 
(reg. to vote, Cal the Bear, Birthday Cards)
2. Find Sticks 
3. Make 2 Black Birds
4. Make blanket
5. Laundry
6. Decorate for Halloween
7. Dishes
8. Mop Kitchen and Bathroom Floors
9. Vacuum
10. Clean out Fridge/Freezer
11. Clean oven
12. Wipe down washer and dryer.
13. Clean Bathtub
14. Go to the Park
15. Return Red Box
16. Put Food Storage away
17. Buy HB postcard
18. Dust
19. Sew bird tails
20. Vacuum out Pilot (probably not today, cause where do I put the twins)
21. Donate to

I wanna see a lot of these,
 cause if I don't... 


With enough motivation maybe I can actually be productive today.

Sunday, September 21


Here are a few things loved, and I mean LOVED, like Velveteen Rabbit loved, in our house.

Wednesday, September 17

Tuesday, September 16

The City and a 10 dollar bill

This past weekend we went up to our old stomping grounds. Tyson had a residency seminar he had to speak at in Oakland. I was so excited, so we piled in the car and took off.
(Sorry for the lack of pictures, we forgot our camera)

It was a whirlwind of a trip, but highlights included:
 seeing old friends,
(We totally miss these guys!)
 going to our old ward, 

seeing Cameron,

visiting with the Larsens, Hiatts, Bohnes,

reuniting Merrick with his long lost love,
(for more info on their love life click here
 and Berkleigh with her BFFE (Kate),
 and these True Religion Jeans for $10 at my favorite consignment store.
They retail at $80 at Nordy's! I am totally reselling them when Berkleigh is done.

Friday, September 12


Don't let this face fool you.

This morning I asked the kids what they wanted for breakfast. Merrick said, "Appa saw!" (Translation: Applesauce)

I asked Berkleigh if she wanted Applesauce and she gave me the biggest stink eye EVER. So I poured the applesauce and gave Merrick some. He opened his mouth wide, and said, "Day Doo" (translation: Thank you) after he swallowed.

I gave some to Berkleigh. She wouldn't open her mouth and gave me the stink eye again. So I said, "You are going to be hungry! You can't have any applesauce if you are going to be grumpy. Do you want some apple sauce or do you want to be a grump?"

She looked right at me with stink eye full force and said, "Dumpy!"

Tuesday, September 9

MTV Cribs: Doctor edition

MTV Cribs Presents:



Ok, let me give you a closer look at what picture looking at me while I try to eat my english muffin with homemade rasberry jam.

Master Bedroom:
Berkleigh using the stethoscope as a purse.

Game Room:
The show we watch.


Our amazing first aid kit complete with a blood pressure cuff, lidocaine, sutures, and needles.

Living Room:
Merrick using the stethoscope on himself.

Master Bedroom:
Merrick using the stethoscope on his "monkeytree".

Our closet door:

Our dirty clothes hamper:

Every pen in our house is a drug rep pen.
(That is not even half of them.)

Junk Basket:
(pager, hospital codes, Medical Journals, hospital badges, pedometer)

I love being a doctor's wife, but I just wish I could eat breakfast without the interruption of nasty feet surgery pictures.