Here we have The Bain Girls in all their 80’s coolness. I must have been about 7 years old. (In case you can’t tell, I’m the one on the left.) I’d like to point out my purple “earings” – since I didn’t have my ears pierced until later in life, I would press my hair barettes onto my ears as hard as I could and stand really still so they’d stay on at least for the picture. Creativity at its finest, eh? And compliments to Carl’s Jr. for the free sunglasses. Anyone else remember when those were all the rage? Good times…
I stole this picture off of my sister’s blog (Thanks, Laura). And since I’m stealing pictures, I might as well post this one, too.
I’ll see if I can find that pumpkin cape to use again this year. It’s probably one of the few costumes that will fit a pregnant belly… And who doesn’t love plastic vampire teeth?!
For all the California voters out there who can make a difference, I encourage you to become informed on the consequences of voting for or against Prop 8. I sense that there are so many people on both sides who are dangerously uninformed – voting FOR Prop 8 simply because their church says so, or voting against Prop 8 simply because they think it will affect gay rights (which it won’t – that’s what “civil unions” were created for). We are so blessed to live in this free country where we have the opportunity to VOTE. Please do not take this privilege lightly – take the time to become informed and truly UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR. That said, this is my blog and a place where I can say what I want, so I’ll speak my opinion on why Californians should vote YES on Prop 8.
WHY VOTE YES ON PROP 8:
Having tolerance without condoning.
We can love someone while still maintaining and advocating our standards and beliefs.
Unless Proposition 8 passes, California society will soon undergo a profound change in its basic understanding of marriage and family life.
That will affect everyone in numerous ways. Over time, greater acceptance of nontraditional marriage will be demanded of all people. This could impact the ability of any religion to teach and practice its beliefs.
Proposition 8 will not hurt gays and lesbians.
In California, the law provides for marriage-related benefits to be given to civil unions and domestic partnerships. Proposition 8 does not diminish these benefits.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children.
If same-sex marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive “age appropriate” information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt churches.
The court’s decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberty and free speech rights. Society will become more and more hostile to traditional beliefs about marriage and family.
Please take 2 minutes to watch this video about what Prop 8 means to you and your family.
Prop 8 is not about taking away gay rights, it’s not about intolerance, it’s not about keeping homosexuals out of mainstream society. It’s not about a church telling the world what to do. Please take the time and effort to understand your vote. Prop 8 is about the future of our children and the society which we are building for them. It’s about protecting our families, our children, and our marriages.
VOTE YES ON PROP 8!
And if you’re not a California resident, please do whatever you can to spread the word to your friends and contacts who ARE. Even if it doesn’t seem so now, sooner or later this will eventually affect YOU.
Jake posted a funny little story on his blog today, and I couldn’t help but re-post it here…
Early this morning, around 3:10 actually, Melissa got up to go to the bathroom. (Side effect of being preggo I assume.) She tells me that every night when she does this, I usually stir in my sleep, roll over onto my back, and start snoring like I have a deep seeded need to wake the dead. On one other occasion, I rolled over and jumped out of bed. As soon as I did, I immediately came to the conclusion that I had been sleeping, and shouldn’t be standing. The only natural thing for me do as a result was to go to the bathroom.
Of course that makes sense.
This brings us to early this morning. I recall rolling over a few times, not able to fall back asleep, so I decided that logic ruled that I should probably make a trip the toilet. I got out of bed, quiet, so as to not wake Melissa. As I walked into the bathroom, calling out from the darkness, someone called, “Hi.” I did what any sane person would do when toilet starts talking, and reeled back and screamed like a girl. I shouldn’t say that I screamed like a girl, that would give this to much justice, I screamed as if the devil was dragging my soul to hell, and I was clutching what ever thread of life I could hold onto.
Turns out, Melissa was already in the bathroom, and was casually announcing her occupancy to me before I tried to double up on the single toilet.
So, lesson learned, make sure your spouse is still in bed before you try to use the bathroom. The results could be catastrophic.
And now a shameless plug for the wonderful geek (in the hip sense of the word) that I married. You should check out his blog occasionally (or regularly if you’d like). jakespurlock.com He posts some pretty cool pictures, and you might get more frequent updates of our lives than you would just checking my blog alone. Plus, if you want to see the entire ultrasound video of Baby Spurlock, it’s there, too. Enjoy!