Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Hope you all have a fun, safe, and spooky Halloween!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our BIG move!!

Some move across town, or to a neighboring city. Some move all the way across the country. But our move was the biggest... we moved TWO buildings away!!!! We have been living in a 1 bedroom apartment, which worked great for us. But with a new addition to the family, we quickly began to outgrow our humble home. We went to the leasing office to see what was available in two months when our lease was up, and they offered us a great deal on a 2bed, 2bath apartment if we would move in two weeks! They waived the $230 early-transfer fee, and they gave us a detached garage for free (usually $65/mo).
So we quickly packed up our apartment, a
nd this weekend we made the big move. I told Miah that I would check with someone in the ward for a wagon, so I could start moving some little things, like clothes and food, while he was at work on Friday. But he told me not to worry about it, he could bring one from work. Let me tell you, this was no little wagon! It's as big as a bath tub (only thankfully, not as heavy)! I tried to take a couple of pictures of Adin helping me, but they didn't turn out so great. I am posting them anyways though- just because it was so cute. It was especially funny on the ride back, when it was empty, and he was laying on his back, kicking his little feet as though he were pedaling a bike!
Especially bad lighting on this next picture, but it was cute how he was holding onto the clothes, as if to keep them from falling off!
It is so nice to have the extra space! Right now our new apartment is still pretty messy, but it is slowly coming together. I don't want to post my full address online, but for those of you who have my old one (on Queen Creek Rd), the apartment number is simply #1077, instead of #1052.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Simple Testimony

Jesus said love everyone, treat them kindly too.
When your heart is filled with love, others will love you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tribute to Grandpa Bob

When I was born, neither of my Grandfathers were still alive. My older brothers and sisters though, were fortunate enough to have a wonderful Grandpa from their Dad (My mom's first husband). This man, Robert Horsley, took me, and later my little sister and brother, under his wing as his own grandchildren, just as my dad tried to take in my older brothers and sisters as his own children. Grandpa Bob loved me unconditionally, and I feel so honored and fortunate to have had him in my life. I wanted to scan a couple of pictures to post on my blog, but unfortunately the scanner available to us in the office was not working, which has only added to my emotions today. His memory will always live in me. My words could never do him justice. He lived a good life! I am so sad that I could not go up to Seattle to at least see him one last time- I hope that he knows that I love him and miss him.

I am so glad that at least all of my other brothers and sisters were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see him, and I pray he felt my love through them. I love my family, and wish that we could solve our differences. Life is so short! We never know when our time will come. I have never been good at keeping in touch, or in expressing my love. But I want to take this opportunity, when our hearts are feeling a little heavy, to express my love to each one of my brothers and sisters. I hope that each and everyone of you know that I love you, and that I would do anything in my power, at any time, to be there for you, to do anything that you asked of me. I love you!!

I love you Grandpa- I look forward to seeing you on the other side!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Upcoming Elections

I have never been politically involved, in fact, I have often been politically annoyed! But as this years General Elections are approaching, I have realized the weight of the decision that lies ahead. When I first saw/heard Obama running for president, I was impressed. His charisma caught me, and I even felt that if Romney did not make the ticket, then I might swing to the Democratic side this election. But the more I have learned, the more it scares me that I even thought such a thing. I am now to the point that I fear what would happen if he were elected into office! He could destroy our nation from the inside - we would not need to fear terrorism, but our own government! I feel so blessed to live in this free country, and want to keep it that way. I was forwarded this letter written by Huntley Brown. He is a Black, Christian concert pianist. No matter our small differences, I think it is vital that Christians stand up together and fight for the values our country was founded upon. I am sorry that this is so long, but his words are so powerful, and they not only educate, but they bring up points that I cannot word so eloquenty. (The part about partial birth abortion is PAINFUL to read - I had no idea this was ever done... it is absolutely disgusting and Satanistic!!!!)

Why I Can't Vote For Obama
By Huntley Brown

Dear Friends,

A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it's worth repeating.

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness.

I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the terms He does because He is the leader.

I can't vote black because I am black, I have to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King's words, don't judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I don't know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record.

His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007.

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hilary Clinton as the most liberal senator, takes some doing.
Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating.
There is a reason the homosexual community supports him.
There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him.
There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court.
There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill.
There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion.
There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Let’s take a look at the practice he wanted to continue.

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the (live) baby's leg with forceps.
B. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.
God help him.

There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: you can't give a kid an aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright's sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 - 20 'Go and make disciples of all nations.' This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you, talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a

1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.
Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can't be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if it’s a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama's former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: 'Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.

Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing - judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king.

First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 'Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.'
Then God says
1 Samuel 1:18 ' When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.' 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.' 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, 'Listen to them and give them a king.'

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.

Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama's positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone's value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation?

2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?

Huntley Brown

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


It is so much fun for me to watch Miah with Adin. He is such a wonderful father. It is thoroughly enjoying to watch their relationship grow. I have been able to catch a few precious moments together, and a few that are just fun!

Feeding Adin his first, and only bottle so far, in the hospital.
Daddy reading to Adin
Giving Adin his first bath.
Trying to interest Adin in his floor playmat.
Napping togetherDaddy took Adin for his first swim.
If you ever need a reliable sitter, just give me a call! Note the leg keeping Adin on the couch.
Miah is teaching Adin to be a little stunt-devil

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Hobby

A little while before Adin was born, I was learning how to crochet. It is a pretty slow process for me to finish a project, mostly because I don't find much time to really focus on it (and sometimes I am am just a little ADD!!). I have really been enjoying myself though... especially as the finished product unfolds. I have made a hat/blanket set for Adin- it is blue, white and brown.
Adin thinks it tastes good!!Now I am working on a monkey blanket and hat. I am so pleased with the way the monkey face turned out, and am excited to see what the finished piece will look like. (When looking at the monkey blanket-in-progress, just keep in mind that it still has to be ironed, and will look a little less wobbly when finished) This at least gives an idea of what my next blanket will look like: Isn't the monkey cute?!?!
PS. Update on the Photo book: I think it turned out Adorable!!! I love it (and Adin enjoyed it too)!