Friday, October 31, 2008



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Prop 8

My mom just posted their most recent Prop 8 experience. They've walked routes, knocked on doors, talked to people about Prop 8, made phone calls, and put up signs in their yard (that got torn down). I'm amazed by the dedication of not just my parents, but all the members in California. It's hard to do things like that, it's definately a reach out of most people's comfort zone (I know it's out of mine!), and it's amazing that so many members are putting themselves aside, doing what the church has asked them to do, and making a difference:

"I just got back from waving Yes on 8 signs with a few ward members on the corner of First St. and Military. I thought I might need a bullet-proof vest, but all I got was a coke can thrown at me. Actually, the feed back was about 70% in favor. However, the opposition were not nice. Sometimes, just a thumbs down, we did get some obscene gestures and f---bombs. I heard "idiots" and "bigots" a couple of times. The one guy threw his coke can at Jim Shoemaker and me. He missed, but there was a little splash. Jim waved down a Benicia policeman and filed a report on the guy. I didn't know it was a felony to throw something out of a moving car! I was just thinking a littering fine would be good. The policeman said he would send out word to all units to look for the guy. Anyway, we did have a lot of honks, thumbs-up, encouragement and thank yous also. One guy yelled out "It will be a landslide for Yes on 8!" An exciting week ahead! "

Here's to the passing of Prop 8!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Goodbye, Cali

Maybe we're just not working out to be "cat" people. Last night, while doing the final lockdown before going to bed, I peered out the window and saw our Cali lying in the street. She had been hit by a car and died. So farewell to Cali, a good and patient cat! She has gone to join her brother, Rocky! The kids are taking it well, and I think this is helping them learn the whole life/death process, where we go after we die, etc. But I enjoyed having a patient cat who never scratched little kids and even sometimes napped with Lizzie, helping Lizzie stay in bed and sleep. No poop to scoop, no walks to have to take. She was a good, low-maintenance animal! We will miss her!

How we imagine Cali & Rocky's reunion in heaven..

They were such cute kittens!

This is proof that Rod does have a soft spot for cats- sometimes! This is Cali offering moral support during Rod's gallbladder removal recovery.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I get a lot of emails from a friend in Sacramento about the Prop 8 stuff and what they're doing to try to get it passed. No longer a Californian, at first I was mostly relived that this doesn't effect us directly. Then I realized it does. So I wanted to do my part, and I've started a blog called Why Vote Yes on Prop 8. You can check it out and let me know what you think:
I'll be putting a link to it on the blog page, too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Emily's Big News!!

Just some exciting news from my side of the family- my BABY sister is getting married! She's been dating Brett awhile now (they dated before his mission and have been dating ever since he got back, over a year now) and I can't say we were surprised, but boy, are we all so EXCITED for them!! Brett's a great guy and we're all excited to have him as part of our family. To see a pic of Emily's ring, check out her post on the Crowley Blog:

Also- our update, Rod and I are getting a fun getaway this weekend! A friend from high school is getting married in Lake Tahoe, so some good friends are watching our girls for *gasp* 3 days, and Rod and I are flying up for her wedding. We're really excited for our little getaway!!