Saturday, September 27, 2008

Debate Stuff

Andrew and I watched the first Presidential Debate last night. I thought it was very interesting. But in watching, I wondered in which statements each candidate may have been exagerrating a bit. I thought they both did a good job of defending their votes when the other accused them of certain things... but this article I found this morning cleared some more of it up. I thought I would share:

Friday, September 26, 2008

I've been tagged...

Feel free to keep posting on the political diatribe below, but I've been tagged, and I'm bored, so I will be completing the following survey instead. Thanks Stephanie!!

8 things I am passionate about:

1. Being a mom
2. God
3. Breastfeeding
4. My sweet husband Andrew
5. Being pro-life, pro-baby AND pro-mommy
6. Doing something for the greater good
7. Chocolate
8. Sleeping *especially lately*

8 things I often say:

1. "Mia... no."
2. "I love you."
3. "Bye Bye."
4. "What's up?"
5. "What do you want for dinner tonight?"
6. "Ugh! My brother emailed me again!!" (only if it's about politics)
7. "(insert currently situation, thing or person I'm annoyed at) is so stupid!!"
8. "Amen."

8 things I want to do before I die:

1. Be a good steward
2. Have lots more kids
3. Watch my kiddos become awesome adults
4. Go back to Montreal
5. Improve my housekeeping skills
6. Make a positive difference in the world
7. Be on a game show
8. Live on a farm again

8 things I have learned from my past:

1. Standing up for what you believe in is one of the hardest things you'll ever do.
2. Being dramatic about everything gets really really old.
3. God works wonders in some of the most unlikely situations.
4. The busier I am, the happier I am.
5. Sometimes trusting too much leaves you very, very hurt, but not trusting enough can do the same thing.
6. People constantly change and, thus, so do friendships.
7. Being far away for too long from those I love makes me really sad.
8. Lasting friendships are one of God's greatest gifts.

8 places I would love to visit:

1. Montreal, Canada
2. Some beautiful island in the ocean.
3. Rome
4. Ireland
5. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin again
6. New York City
7. Maine
8. Gravity Hill again

8 things I currently need/want:

1. A Queen or King-size bed
2. A new couch
3. For Obama to be slightly less liberal when it comes to Life Issues
4. A house
5. A deeper prayer life
6. To see Michael Buble in concert next month
7. To go karaokeing
8. A romantic evening out with the hubs

8 people I tag:

Sarah B
Sara B
Nathan B

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Things I don't understand

Why is it that a mother who has a baby at term or early and decides to leave the baby to die in a dumpster can be prosecuted? Is it because the baby has rights at that point?

And if the baby HAS rights, when did he/she get them?

And if the answer is "birth", then why doesn't presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama, believe that baby has rights at birth in the case of a botched abortion?

I personally think babies have rights long before they're ever born, but it concerns me GREATLY when someone who may become our future president won't vote to give that baby rights even AFTER it's born. Very messed up thinking.

As one of my favorite pro-life t-shirts says:


Friday, September 19, 2008


It's been 5 months and 1 day since this...

And though we are doing amazingly well considering what we could be doing... we are still feeling a few repercussions. Here they are in no particular order:

1) There is a spot above my right ear where I feel it most when I get headaches. If I press on that spot, it hurts worse. That side of my head was way bruised and bumped after the wreck... I'm pretty sure it's a leftover.

2) For the last month, I've been complaining to Andrew about some sore spots on my left shoulder. It finally struck me that all of the spots are exactly where I was bruised from the seatbelt. Still hanging around.

3) One spot in the middle of my back is super tender whenever Andrew rubs it. No other explanation but wrecktasticness considering it's the same area that I had physical therapy on for a month or so.

4) Andrew's knee has a bump that randomly hurts him still... the bump formed after slamming his leg into the dash (we think) during the crash.

That's all I've got for now, but I sure hope that this little baby comes out okay in a month or so. It would suck if little one has any of these repercussions. It's hard to believe it's been 5 months since then... but I still thank God that we got out as unscathed as we did. I can live with the little pains... if at least I get to live.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our last week in pictures (and a few words)

Last weekend was the ever popular (or at least it used to be) and 6th annual Great Country Getaway. Though it was rainy most of the time, we got the bonfire in, and Mia looked hella cute. Yeay for GCG and THANKS to Ma & Pa. The following is a pic of Mia coaching the Frasco boys on how to have fun at a bonfire...

On Monday, the fam and I trekked to the State Fair. It was still a bit rainy, but mostly it was just COLD. We were bundled up, but we had a blast watching the pig races, Ron Diamond comic hypnotist, and the highlight... we saw a cow give birth. That was a little too close for comfort considering I'm due in 7ish weeks. I will spare you the cow birth pics (seeing as how I was tearing up too much to even think about pictures *yes, even cows being born make me cry*), and give you a family shot at the pig races instead.

And last but not least, we've finally taken a weekend to just chillax at home. I think it will be this way for about the next 6 weeks as baby is due in only 48 days!! Here I am in all my pregnant splendor... or "chunktasticness" to be more accurate... at 33 weeks and 1 day preggo...