Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I started meeting up with some girlfriends in my ward for a once a month card club where ... you guessed it ... we make cards. This was my second month doing it and it's so fun!! This month we did Christmas tags (although I ended up doing a card...and another girl did a candy bag). Check out our handy work:
I think this one is my favorite. Who doesn't love a little glitter and bling?
By the way, Santa, if you're reading this post, I'd like one of THESE for Christmas. Thanks.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I generally try not to get political here on my blog, but today I was sent an article that I really liked and thought I would share. I am sure by now that most of you have heard of the Proposition 8 in CA that passed with this most recent election, thus not allowing same-sex couple marriages to be recognized as a marriage. There are many people upset with this decision and are placing blame on religious groups, especially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormons) saying that their rights are being taken away.
I think that this article sums everything up very nicely in a few sentences:
"Government intrusion on religion is what's at stake. What's at risk in this fight is not the civil rights of homosexuals. What's at risk is religious freedom for every American. That and the not-so-small problem of undermining what has been for centuries the very foundation of society."
The article is a little longer so I am not going to post it on my blog, however please feel free to read it here:
You many not agree with me, however this is an issue that I feel is important to me, especially now that I have a child. I certainly do not want the government dictating what must be taught to my child as "correct" morals and principles. As a parent, that is my job, and I take great pride in having the right to raise up my children with the morals I teach them...not the government. That is a freedom I enjoy as being a citizen of this great country.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now that I have my own cute little family, I really want to start incorporating our own family traditions during the holiday season. Rocklin will be almost a year at Christmas, so he will not yet understand the reason for the celebration and presents and such, but I want to start now while he's young with some of our very own family traditions. Something my child(ren) can look forward to year after year.
I remember growing up and always reading the Christmas story in Luke 2 on Christmas Eve and getting to open one present (sometimes two...depending on how convincing we could be). Then Santa would come that night and we'd get to open the rest of our gifts the next morning. I also remember the year our family bought some gifts for less fortunate friends of ours and left a big bag of presents on their doorstep and ran so they would be surprised.
What kind of traditions do you have in your family now? What is your favorite holiday tradition memory you have of growing up?
And since no post is complete without a picture, he's the latest of little man modeling his new Christmas gear (minus his pants):
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
OK, I know this is totally dorky of me to post, but I'm so proud of myself that I just had to. Those of you who like to save a dollar here and there will appreciate this.
Today I went to two grocery stores and ran up a total retail bill of $113.45. Between store sales and a triple coupon promotion, I was able to save $93.30!!!
I spent a TOTAL of $20.15 on all this:And if you're wondering, yes, I did pull all the food out and stack it on my coffee table for this photo op. And if you're also wondering, yes, I probably do have too much time on my hands. Is it OK to admit I'm becoming a self-proclaimed coupon queen? (Oh yeah, and a shout out to Brittany, who left me all her coupons when she moved to UT! Thanks again Brittany!!)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Needless to say this wasn't the SCARY Halloween we were hoping for!! Poor little guy didn't even get to wear his dinosaur costume, although I think he's secretly happy about that. I took some pictures with my phone in the waiting room so I could document Rocklin's first Halloween experience.
As you can tell, little Rock man loved the balloon.
Mommy and Rock (and also a shot of my new haircut/color).
Daddy and Rock chillin. Whenever you feed Rocklin, he likes to grab and squeeze the skin on your neck like he's doing to Adam here...It hurts!!