Tonight our family joined many of our ward members in waving signs for Proposition 8. We stood on a busy street in Clovis for one hour cheering and waving to people to encourage them to vote. It was so much fun to be united with our friends in a common cause. It also restored our faith in humanity to hear so many people honking and cheering us on in support of what we were doing. It was a great experience! YES ON PROP 8!!!!
We ended the evening at In and Out Burger with quite a bit of our friends for a great dinner! What a great way to end the day!
Last week, a good friend was doing a portrait project for her photography class and asked if we could be the subjects. Since Rachel and Daniel are sooooo adorable and take such great pictures, I said sure! So here are some of the best ones. I love my children! They are such great blessings in my life!!! Thanks Jana for taking these great pictures! I love them!
I have always had good friends in my life. I consider this to be a great blessing! I remember my first best friend when I was just five - Cherie. We were neighbors, and we spent all our time together. Then she moved away in third grade. There was all my "Madrigal friends" in High School. That was a fantastic time! There was Becky, Allyson, Thayne, Brent, Reid, Dave, Taylor...my life was shaped by these people! After High school, there was sororiety at the University of Utah when Natalie came into my life! We were inseparable! Laurie was there as well as tons of friends! After I got married and moved to California I met Candee...we were so close and shared many "mothering" experiences together. Now there are so many friends in our wonderful ward, I hardly know where to begin! But all through my life there has always been Chari. We met in eighth grade Mr. Willams english class, and we developed a friendship that is eternal! The whole reason for this post today is because of Chari! I found her again! We have not had any contact for NINE years! Yikes! That is almost a lifetime. After much searching, we connected again, and I called her on Sunday. We talked for hours; we laughed and laughed as the years erased away! I felt like she was just around the corner again and we were heading off on another crazy adventure! Chari became a part of my family, and spent more time at my home than hers. How fun to reconnect with her and hear all about her life as a mother. I miss you Chari and can't wait to talk to you again! Let's get together and do lunch sometime! Love you!!!
Sierra Summit came to our elementary school today, and Rachel got the chance to snowboard! She was excited, but a little nervous as well. She is in leadership at school, and that's how she got this opportunity. After getting fitted and given a board, they had a quick training session on the grass. Then they all lined up and waited their turn.
Here she is getting ready to ski down the hill. She was pretty nervous at this point, but we were all cheering her on. This hill felt like cold, wet, fake grass that was colored to look like snow.
Look at that smile! Good job Rachel! You gave it your best shot! Now you know (sort of) what it feels like to go snowboarding! Sure wish it felt like snow outside! It was about 85 degrees....Whew!
Our family feels strongly about preserving marriage in California. We have joined in the Proposition 8 team to help define marriage as only between a man and a woman. There are a few very good websites that have lots of valuable information to help us all understand this vitally important issue! We encourage everyone to read up on this whether you live in California or not. http://www.protectmarriage.com/ http://www.preservingmarriage.org/
http://www.lds.org/ It is so important that this proposition passes! We have our bumper stickers on our cars, the yard sign out, and we just received some buttons to wear when we go out. I plan on wearing mine proudly every day until election day! I hope that I can be an influence for good!