& I need to take more pictures of him, not making that crazy dorky face that men do!
Adventure, thoughts and Ramblings from Casey at 12:08 AM
Here is an article written by a Bishop in Arizona
We are all for marriage - right?
by Bishop Kirk S. Smith
One more comment about election issues, then I am done. Last week I wrote about Prop 200, and its attempt to impose crushing debt loads on the poor.
This week I would like to say something about Prop 102, which is bound to get me more e-mails because it is about that favorite media topic, sex.
This proposition, the so-called "Marriage Protection Amendment" left me scratching my head. Doesn't Arizona law already define marriage as a union between a man and woman, and didn't voters already reject a similar initiative in the last election? Why are we going through this again?
I urge you to read the arguments on both sides, and you can find them at: http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/Info/PubPamphlet/english/Prop102.htm. I did, and afterwards I was even more convinced that Prop 102 has nothing to do with upholding marriage and the family -- after all, everyone supports that. Rather it is a much more insidious attempt to exclude gay and lesbian partnerships from full protection under the law. Those who feel that homosexual unions are somehow a "threat" to the American family (Dad, Mom, 2.2 kids) seem determined to make sure that people who are in such unions will know that they are not welcomed in this state, even if their union is recognized elsewhere, hence the constitutional change. I suspect that as more states allow gay/lesbian marriage, the greater will be the perceived threat.
I do wish the supporters of Prop 102 would be honest about their goal instead of bombarding us with misleading ads showing happy family outings and children romping on the playground, implying that such things are somehow endangered by two people of the same sex being in love and wanting to spend their life together.
No matter what you might think about the acceptability of gay/lesbian unions, the way this issue is being presented is really a matter of equal protection under the law, and more important for some of us Christians, whether we are going to "respect the dignity of every human being," as we say in our baptismal vows.
I know that some of the faithful will disagree. The Roman Catholic leadership has come out in favor of the initiative. However, it surprises and disappoints me that after the courageous campaigning for the human rights of undocumented immigrants, that the Catholic leadership would turn their backs on oppressed people on their own doorstep.
Marriage is a complex topic. As the quote below shows, the concept of marriage has changed radically over the course of history. How we regard marriage has deep political, cultural, and religious foundations. I hope that we might look beyond our familiar assumptions and prejudices and do what is right for all God's people, even those who are different from us.
So, I am going join with the League of Women Voters, the mayors of both Phoenix and Tucson, and civil rights groups, and AGAIN say no to this effort to define the family and decide who is welcome in our state and who is not. In my church, all are welcome.
VOTE NO on Prop 102,
This is crazy! People are crazy!!
Here are som pics of people we all know and love.
Why should "WE" be able to tell these people they can't get married, and why is it "OUR" business?? Does god not love everyone... itsnt that in the song we all learned in Sunday school when we were 3 years old. Why does this change when we get older...? This world needs more love! Needs more HAPPY people! What does people being gay have to do with other peoples lives and why are they so Threatened by it?? I Dont get it. Why can't we stay out of other people's Lives, Not Judge and just be happy! These elections are soooo important for our family! :) But this PROP means NOTHING! Please take a few mins to read about the props and the candidates for the election. Screw the party you belong to and vote for people and things that make sense, Things that will help your family get ahead in the world. and leave this a better place for out children. :)
One thing we can pass on to our Children is.. Be KIND To each other NO MATTER our differences and accept People for who they are. Don't Hate in 08
Adventure, thoughts and Ramblings from Casey at 2:38 PM
A Few things I am Loving right now! :)
I ordered this for myself for my 30th Birthday!! :) Ok I know its 2 months away :) But they are cute! :)
Since I started cooking allot more... I figured it was time to get one, and She is making it just for me.. :) to fit me.. Yay ! :)
You can find these super cute aprons here! :)
I havent gotten one of these yet!! There are soo many choices! :) I have to wait till next payday, but this is the other Birthday gift to myself :)
I can't decide between the two! :) They are each Fantastic! :)
You can find these ..here :)
Something else that I thought was neat.. I would love to make them myself.. But I have no idea where to get these dust pans... any ideas?
I am sooo excited that Fall is here!! Woohoo! I feel a little more energized when the weather changes and gets a bit cooler...
And..And... it means the Fair is coming, Halloween is right around the corner, My Birthday...Twilight movie!!!, Thanksgiving, then,.. day after Thanksgiving shopping... & Christmas!! :) woohoo.. So much to look forward to!
&&&&&&& ALL OF MY SHOWS ARE BACK!!!! Thank goodness!
Adventure, thoughts and Ramblings from Casey at 11:27 PM
Here are a few cute moments recently.......
Riley loves to clean :) Silly boy mops more then I do!! But at least he loves to do it... for now
He just figured out he could clean my shower too! :)
Some of Riley's favorite toys are .... Daddy's hat.. and mommy's high heels!! Its so cute. Even thru danger he will do whatever it takes to get to these .. Toys..
Boxes, Boxes and tupperware! :) Mike's grandmother sent a huge box of tupperware
for us, which was great! :) We loved it and needed it. Riley had a blast for over an hour!
Ok, this one was funny! :) Riley was going thru my closet and found my tank top! The same one i put on him when he was like.. 9 months!! So I put it on him and he ran around the house! Then he started playing "hide and seek".. so I got this great picture of my SON coming OUT of the closet in what appears to be a pink dress!! Mike thought it was funny :)
Here are the previous pics :) in this same shirt :)
I am having trouble potty training :( We sing the potty song.. We dance the Potty dance! :) We reward him for going in the big boy potty..
He knows when he has to go, he can stop in the middle (of peeing)
We have the Potty-Train :)
we have big boy underwear and pull ups, but yet he still refuses to go in the big boy potty. He will go, if I am in the bathroom curling my hair... and he thinks its interesting enough.. even if I ask him every 5 mins if he has to go... she says "no Q" (which means no thank you) and runs away yelling.....
He is nearly 2 1/2 & I have no idea what to do..
I am tired of buying diapers :(