Monday, November 24, 2008
Aly has some wild hair after the bath...there is some definite curl there!
That's better, we've gotta tame the mane!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
When we got back from the game Doug opened his gifts from Aly and I; he received Season 4 of "The Office" and a new Tumi briefcase.
The last pics are of our HOA's pre-holiday party at the Citrus City Grill. We had some yummy food and there were tons of crafts for kids and raffle prizes. Our development participated in a gingerbread house contest, we came in 2nd place and won a $50 gift card to some shops...very nice. There's also a pic of Alyssa with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Overall it's been a very good experience, something I never imagined myself participating in. For those who are yet undecided, my reason for voting Yes on 8, is because I'm Pro-family. I have family and friends who are gay and I completely agree that they should have the same right and privileges as heterosexual couples (voting Yes on Prop 8 does NOT take any rights away; homosexual couples can still enter into domestic partnerships/civil unions). Jack O'Connell in his no on Prop 8 commercial says schools are not required to teach about gay marriage, well Mr. Jack O'Connell (California's school superintendent) if you checked your own website you would see that 96% of schools teach a sexual education class where marriage is taught and gay marriage will be taught (under California code parent's cannot opt their kids out of this). Also, I don't think taking an elementary school class on a field trip to witness a gay marriage ceremony is "educational"...did they take that same class to a heterosexual marriage ceremony and say it was "educational"..I sincerely doubt it. I don't like the fact that the 4 activist judges just decided to overturn Prop 22 (in 2000 Prop 22 passed by 61% of voters which declared that only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California.) because they felt like it. This is America and we vote and you should have placed it on the ballot not just overturned the will of the people. Lastly, the far reaching effects of Prop 8 is that churches who do not condone homosexual marriage may lose their tax exempt status if they refuse to marry homosexual couples in their churches. Catholic Charities in Massachusetts had to close down their adoption agency because they refused to allow homosexual couples to adopt from their agency ..it was considered unconstitutional..where's the separation of Church and State? So I'm voting Yes on Prop 8, to maintain religious freedom and keep more parental rights.