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November 12, 2008
We probably could've just taken ourselves, and had just as much fun. Why...Why... I ask myself! We thought our dreams were dashed because of our age, until we saw an elderly well (like 50) year old man as a trainer. It's never too late, I smiled to myself! Not to mention the pregnant Dolphin Trainer! Wow, prego in a wetsuit!!!
November 6, 2008
October 29, 2008
October 16, 2008
A benefit to home schooling and our main reason why we home schooled this year was to spend a little more time together. So our first trip of the year was spent at the Newport Coast Marriott. I'm really thinking of just selling the house and living in a timeshare for 56 weeks of the year. People do that you know! The "suite life with the Billings" You would all be invited!
Rain Forest Cafe
Home Schooling not at home!
"Have you ever wanted something that you could not have at the time? You moaned and dreamed about it throughout your whole life? That from the first second of your first breath it stood out to you? I have. I have always wanted my own porta potty. They just look so rich and beautiful. They smell so good. Don't get me started with the sinks! They are so much fun to just sit there and pump with your foot. The soap smells so fresh! I don't know about you but it feels so good to not flush! I don't know what you have always wanted, but for me, it's a porta potty.
October 8, 2008
"ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY"-JFK
I HAVE REALIZED THIS ELECTION YEAR IS NOT A TIME TO BE "SICK OF OUR GOVERNMENT" OR ANNOYED WITH POLITICS AND CHOOSE TO AVOID IT, OR IGNORE IT. IT IS A TIME TO BE INDIVIDUALLY INVOLVED. MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.
As you know this election year is big. This presidential election is not just a typical election of two politicians that disagree. It is values and principles we are fighting for. So I am actively speaking out. Just for those that are too far to hear my voice, you can read it.
YES ON PROP 8!
YES on 8 is the protection of marriage between a man and a woman. Already in California the gay and lesbian partnerships have many rights that will stay in place. This proposition will not take away those existing rights. What we are trying to keep in place is the definition of marriage. That marriage is reconized as being between a man and a woman.
If this is not passed, The definition of marriage will have no boundaries. Plural marriages, marriages of all kinds, will be fought, because legally the boundary was removed. Legally, it will be inputed in the cirriculum of public schools, not only would kids learn that homosexuality is equal to marriage, but sex education would include the Homosexuality side of "sex education." Adoption agencies would be sued for not adopting to gay couples. Church's that don't marry same sex couples would be fined in taxes. And that would be just the start.
WE STARTED OUT PROP 8 AS A "GOOD LUCK, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN EVENT." BUT BECAUSE OF THE VOICE AND ACTIVITY OF THE PEOPLE THAT DISAGREE, WE ARE NOW LEADING IN POLLS (AND WE ONLY HAVE 4 MORE WEEKS TO DO IT). PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW OF THIS PROPOSITION AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS. FIND OUT MORE, AND EDUCATE MORE PEOPLE. GET INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING THE ISSUES AND THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN MAINTAING THE VALUES YOU HOLD DEAR. VOTE!
for more information visit preservingmarriage.com
I just went to a Palin Rally on Saturday with Rey. We met up with one of my best friends Janel and her daughter and mom. (oh and 30,000 other people!) We had the best time. Janel, your passion for everything in this world is contagious! I can honestly say Sarah Palin is a woman of character and values. She is funny, down to earth, and has proven to get the job done (with 88% approval ratings no less). She was announced by a very left winged Womens Lib president, who the audience was shocked to have there, but said, in announcing Palin, “ this is what a feminist should look like.” Women fought to have their voices heard, not for women to be “Men haters” or anti moms, or loud voices with obnoxious mouths. They fought to have "class" restored to women. I admire Sarah Palin. The more you learn about her the more you respect her values, and her accomplishments. She has a great relationship with her husband. Her kids love her, and it is obvious they have a close family. Her extended family has character that is hard to find. If I wanted someone in office that represented me, my beliefs, dreams and standards, it would be her. I know women have a positive influence in this world. Good women that is. Prayers should be said for her and her family. I am sure there are days she would rather be sitting on her couch reading a magazine. But instead she has chosen to make some sacrifices for the future good of not only her children, but mine too. Go Palin!
September 9, 2008
Out of 4 boys, and swimmer parents, we are bound to create the next Michael Phelps...I think I'll just make sure Luke wears the Jammers.
August 3, 2008
Mav has been busy discovering all kinds of fun powders and chemicals over the past 2 weeks
Notice the No eye contact.... thats an expert move for avoiding punishment
So - each kid has had a nickname sometime or another. they come about different ways. We now have one for Mav. Not to disrespect Grandpa or anything but his middle name is Richard..... For some reason calling him "Little Dick" when we come upon a mess or something broken just softens the blow. Its great..... We get the same satisfaction or release of anger just calling him Little Dick as we would wackin his booty. I dont think it would work with our other kids but hey, if the name fits - use it!