Tuesday, January 13, 2009

She Rolled Over!

Brian and I thought that Sydney would first roll over from her stomach to her back because we thought that would be easiest. We have also been helping her roll over that way by putting her arms really close together so she looses her balance and "rolls" over. But for the last 2 weeks she has been rolling to her side when we place her on her back and then today, she did it! So in this video she is already on her side, but she gets herself there from the back-lying position.

videoHer little screams in this video remind me of how I feel when doing a difficult exercise or one more tummy crunch.

She did this several times today! It was so cute, the roll right after this one, she let out a big yell/scream right after she finished as if to say, "I did it!"

Miscellaneous: Games and the Freedom of Choice Act

Instead of doing 2 separate blogs, I decided to just do both together, so I hope you don't think I find these two topics in any way connected, because they aren't.

Games
Well, I just wanted to announce that we have some news games to sell. We have Guillotine- a French revolution card game, Lost Cities- another card game about expeditions- 2 player game, and we have the Yucatan Adventure Board which is to be used with Settlers of Catan and the expansions- it holds all of your pieces together on a board with insets. Please check them out or refer a friend! http://tucksmedia.blogspot.com/

Freedom of Choice Act
This is an act I feel very strongly should NOT be passed. President-elect Obama has already stated he would sign this as soon as he gets in office. This act would lessen the restrictions on abortions nationwide.
This website has more information and a petition to fight against this act. http://www.fightfoca.com/
I think it sad that in the video on this website, there is a reporter that states that legislation has taken the rights away from women when they make legislation against abortion. I just had a few things to say regarding that.
There are always those cases brought up about those women who are pregnant due to rape, incest or some other heinous act. But that is not the case with the majority of abortions. The majority of abortions are from teenage girls, or even grown women, who find the pregnancy "inconvenient". They don't want anyone to know about the pregnancy or it just "isn't the right time". There are also abortions when the baby is not going to develop properly; despite the several miracle stories we have heard about babies with such warnings who turn out perfectly fine. What these women are wanting with the Freedom of Choice Act is to escape responsibility. They were irresponsible and did not use protection or did not implement abstinence and now these poor babies are having to take the fall. Birth control is very accessible and yet these women would rather end another life instead of facing the consequences of their actions. There are many who would love to adopt these unwanted children. Abortion is a sad, twisted evil and despite what these women think, legislation should protect these innocent little ones. Jesus said:
Matthew 18:6
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Jesus said it, not me.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tender Mercies

After 4 long years, my sister Nicole has contacted my family again. Not a day has gone by that I have not thought about her, wondered about how she was doing or hoped that she knew how much we love her. Since New Year's Eve 2004, Nicole has missed 2 weddings (mine in August 2005 and Kymry's in May 2006), 3 nieces and nephews being born (Liam in Nov 2006, Kaylin in Nov 2007 and Sydney Oct 2008) and countless holidays, birthdays and memories. I am so happy to be able to have her back in the family as she has been like a piece of our heart missing all this time. It is truly a blessing from God and a tender mercy as I have been less than excited about this new year of uncertainty and anxiety. This is a true joy and brings a lot of hope and happiness for the coming months. I can only feel deep gratitude and joy at this latest development.



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Marcy, Nate, Natalie and Lucas come to visit!

New Year's Day, Brian and I got a visit from his cousin Marcy and her adorable family who happened to be in Idaho visiting from California. Their son, Lucas, is about 3 weeks older than Sydney and so we had some fun taking some pictures of them together.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

3 Months old!

So Sydney is now 3 months old! Hooray! And to celebrate this (not really, but we can say so, right?) we went bowling with our friends, the Wanstroms.

Hannah and Sadie bowling

videoMe "helping" Sydney bowl