Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas and a New Cash Cow

Its been a while. Whew! As the little sister on Boy Meets World said "That was the longest time out ever!"
My birthday has come and gone. I am now 23 years old. Holy Moly! I know to most people that's young. But I have to wonder how... when... I turned 23. It's crazy!
My nephew showed up on December 11th. One week after my birthday. He isn't even my kid and I am so in love with him. Its crazy!
Christmas was a few days ago. It was good. A little bittersweet. A year ago I was married and happy. And then this year it was all gone. But I actually didn't think too much of it this week. Thankfully. It was a good time with my family. And I am thankful for that
Oh and my favorite family had their 18th child. Congrats to the Duggar's on their new cash cow.. er I mean child. True to Duggar tradition they name their little girl with a name starting with a "J". Jordyn-Grace Makiya. Honestly, little Jordyn- Grace has the prettiest name of them all. Unlike Jinger, who I am still trying to figure out WHY her parents named her that.
I have been doing some research on their "religion" to see what they are all about and WHY they have 18 children. I want a large family. I believe in God. But I am NOT crazy! They are part of a religion called QuiverFull. I found this link for their views on birth control. Now, here's the thing. I don't believe in the birth control pill. NOT because it can cause abortions as Randy Alcorn believes. But because it controls your hormones. But I 100% believe in non hormonal methods of hormones.
I found this on the QuiverFull web page. And it enraged me. I feel like he is totally saying that God doesn't like me because I can't have kids (go to the link and read the whole article to get why I said that). But this is basically saying I shouldn't even TRY to have kids...

"Some say, "Look, we're constantly interfering with God-ordained natural processes—like every time we cut our hair or fingernails; so why not use contraceptives?" I guess I see a special sanctity on the reproductive process where the analogy breaks down. God is never said to be the one who determines fingernail length, but he is said to be the one who opens and closes the womb. Hence, if we become too aggressive in our attempts to close the womb (and perhaps even to open it, as in the case of fertility treatments, artificial insemination, etc.), we may be usurping the prerogatives of God."

And what's more, on his website, he quotes this as well about Invitro Fertilization:

Dr. James Dobson, in his book Solid Answers, says this concerning invitro fertilization:

I believe most conservative Christians would agree this practice is morally indefensible from a biblical perspective.

So what does this mean for me? According to them, I clearly can't drug myself with medicines such as Clomid. And I can't do IVF because it it "morally indefensible." So where does that leave me?

Okay last quote.. I swear! But this is about how he voted, and why he voted for John McCain:

So, is the candidate’s stand on the issue of shedding innocent blood important enough to disqualify him as a candidate? Yes. While a single issue can’t qualify a candidate, it can disqualify him. In my opinion, this issue clearly disqualifies Barack Obama, just as it disqualified Republican Rudy Giuliani.

Don't get me wrong here. I voted for McCain. I loved his views. I am anti-abortion and totally pro-life. But here is the thing. How can ONE issue be it for these people? Does the war not matter to them? Does the economy not matter? Does healthcare not matter? Do we want to bring these babies, that seem to be the center of their whole existence, into a world with war, and one with a depression looming, and leave them with no healthcare?! Does this not matter to them? Ugh...

Okay. I totally did NOT mean to go off on that tangent. But, I feel it needs to be said. The world, or at least a lot of the world, thinks the Duggar's are great people. And while I think they their children (excluding the ones under 5 because lets face it, they are under 5 lol) are all very well behaved. And they are not horrible people. But let's take a look at where their values lie and why they lie there, before we worship them.

Have a fantabulous day loves!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Let's pretend for a moment that I am a photographer (which I am not! lol). These would be my best shots. Well so far. I have like 12 rolls of film to be developed. Yes. Developed. I thought it a good idea to start on film. Or Ashley told me it was a good idea to learn on film. Welll... what neither of us accounted for was my obsession with the fact that I can't see what the picture turns out to be. Soooo I take like 12 of the same shot. I'm hoping for a digital sometime... sooon!

Ignore for a moment that he is picking his nose. Its hard to photograph the unwilling.And for the record I did make that diaper cake. :)