Thursday, January 14, 2010

8 Years Old

How can it be that my little girls are already 8??? I don't how it happens; I keep telling them to "think little thoughts" but they just keep growing.

If I had to sum up the last year, it would be the year of lost teeth! I can't even count how many there were this year, but I'm guessing that each kid has a small fortune in their piggy bank from the Tooth Fairy. It was also the year that Zoe got glasses, the girls joined the Marlins Swim Team, Zoe played soccer, and Sophie used every waking moment to draw detailed pictures on whiteboards. Oh and boys called over Christmas break. BOYS. Oh yes they did. (Don't worry, we told the boys we moved. It worked until the girls went back to school.)

Happy 8th Birthday Zoe!! Happy 8th Birthday Sophie!!

Here's what you looked like when you were 7.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In the blink of an eye...

I can't believe my little babies are going to be 8 in just one day. Where does the time go??? I'm working on some photos from the last year, but here's a link to the post I wrote about their first year.  Man, it's really amazing how much they've changed!  Happy Almost-Birthday Girls! Here are the slide shows I did last year, showing them at every birthday: from their first ever pictures on the day they were born, on up to #7.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Prop 8 is back in court

IMG_3332In case you haven't been watching the news on this, Prop 8 is back in court, this time in the US District Court. Here's a quick summary of the case & it's status. The constitutionality of using an amendment to revoke marriage rights of a minority of CA citizens is once again being challenged. The US Supreme Court ruled that no cameras would be allowed in court (although they may change this decision), so most of the updates and news is coming from spectators who are tweeting and liveblogging the trial. I'm following @NCLRights and @AmerEqualRights on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom. If you're not into Twitter, you can still see all the updates here.

Interesting stuff, and the Plaintiff's Witnesses' arguments seem overwhelmingly convincing to me, but, you know, preaching to the choir and all....  I don't know what to think about this latest challenge - happy to have another chance in court, but nervous at the very real potential for yet another devastating setback.  

Here's a daily trial tracker of all the court proceedings.  Maybe it's time to dig out my "No on 8" shirt again.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What do you think, should I reply to this email?

I received this email yesterday. Do you think it's legit? Maybe I should reply, huh?
I am Captain. Matthew Stamford with the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Hard to believe but, I have $900,000.00, found at the start of Operation Khanjari on July 4, in Poshteh Afghanistan. I need to move this money out to a safer place. Can I trust you to receive it on my behalf upon its evacuation from Kabul? send me a reply mail on