Wednesday, October 29, 2008


She's still PREGO.

Please enjoy...

Your thoughts???

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hubba Bubba bubble gum = h-u-g-e bubbles! This little bubble is ready to pop, too! Mom's been in town for a week now and is just a *little* anxious for this little baby to come! She's currently having a little give-away on her blog...check it out over here. Katie's official due date is this coming Sunday, so we'll see if baby Claire will make her appearance on schedule!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vote YES on Prop 8!

The discussion of Prop 8 in California has become a pretty debated topic among members of the Church. We have been counseled by our leaders to support this proposition, and while I am not currently a resident of California, there are things that I--and all of us--can do to support this proposition. We attended a broadcast tonight where Elder Ballard and Elder Cook encouraged us to join the conversation and talk about the issue on our various blogs/networking sites. I've added a few links on the side that are excellent resources to turn to when discussing the issues with our neighbors, friends and family members.

Here's a quick summary of what voting YES on Proposition 8 does:
• It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and what Californians agree should be supported, not undermined.
• It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.
• It protects our children from being taught in public schools that "same-sex marriage" is the same as traditional marriage.

Check out the links, join the discussion and (where possible) vote YES on Prop 8!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Conference Weekend!

Marshall and I looked over at one point during the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference and found Chris, his roommate Aaron, Katie and Joe all asleep! We thought it was pretty funny!

Some highlights from Conference:
• President Monson announcing 5 new temples, including one in Rome, Italy!
• Elder Perry's talk on the benefits of a simplified lifestyle
• President Uchtdorf's message of how hope, faith and charity work together (hope strengthens faith and leads to charity)
• Elder Holland: angels, whether seen or unseen, are always near
• Elder Wirthlin's story about his daughter and the blind date
• President Eyring: we must be unified; the Lord wishes that we become one, and as we do this, we will be blessed.
• Elder Hales: we must respond to those who criticize us in a Christ-like way; conversations should be marked with the fruits of the Spirit
• President Monson: there is no tomorrow to remember if we don't do something today; distinguish between what is and what isn't important; what is most important often involves those around us--we must show them that we love them; what would you say if you only had 25 words to use?; find joy in the journey

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sarah!!

Chris came into town this morning for General Conference so we had a little sibbling reunion--minus Sarah--during the afternoon session! We miss Sarah, and because it's her BIRTHDAY today, we had a little birthday party in her honor!

pictures from the party:

Happy Birthday, Sarah!!