Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School

I can't believe it is time for school to start already.  This summer has flown by and I did not do a good job of documenting it.  We went to Arizona and visited family and friends, we played at the park most weeks, we did service, we had friends over, we had a 4th of July party, went swimming, played in the sprinklers a lot, had craft and library days.  It was a busy summer.

August 15th school started.  I wish they would wait to start school after Labor Day.  It just seems to make more sense to me.

Tyler is in the 1st grade this year and he has a FAN-TAS-TIC teacher this year.  I am so excited for him.  Not only is he in school all day but he likes it.  So far his favorite part of the day is recess and lunch.  Who can argue with that.  I am excited to go and help in his class room and watch him experience life and learn and grow.

this is one of Tyler's friends from last year in kindergarten.  I was excited to see they were in the same class.

Not to forget about Katie, she will be starting school soon as well.  She will be going to joy school.  I am really excited for her because she loves school and I will have the opportunity to teach her on some days.

Tyler's 7th Birthday

Tyler's birthday was unfortunately uneventful this year.  My dad was having knee surgery so I was in Tucson while Tyler and the rest of the family was in Safford.  On Monday night he called and asked me to come home but I couldn't so dad to the rescue.  Brad brought Tyler and Katie to me.  I was so glad to see all of them.  I felt so bad because Tyler didn't even get a cake on his birthday. 
This is my big 7 year old.
Happy birthday Tyler, I love you!
pretty happy camper.  he was so excited to get this knife.
(this is what your pictures look like when you shoot in auto, YUCK!)

Friday, August 3, 2012

We can agree to disagree

We can agree to disagree. 
I have been thinking a lot about what happened on Wednesday with Chick Fil-a.  I know Mike Huckabee said lets make Wednesday "appreciation day".  I participated.  We as a family waited in line for about 45 minutes to get some food.  I appreciate that Dan Cathy stood up for his beliefs.  I appreciate all those who waited in line to show their appreciation.  

I think every person on this earth has their right to choose whether I think it is write or not.  I know I do a lot of things people don't agree with.  That's fine.  It is their right to agree or disagree. What I don't understand is, if I disagree with someone because of their lifestyle I am called intolerant.  I wanted to know what the actual definition of tolerance is.  According to this is the definition:
"Tolerance:  a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own;"
Unless I am reading this wrong, don't we all have a right to our own opinion?
There was a quote posted on Facebook that I thought was so appropriate.
"Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someones lifestyle you have to fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." -Rick Warren
"Just because someone supports marriage between a man and a woman does not mean they are against gays." ~Kenyon Curtis
This battle has been waging on for centuries.  Will it stop anytime soon?  No, I don't think it will.  We all need to be respectful towards one another.
I believe we all need to love each other.  I believe we need to respect other peoples opinions.  I believe if because I don't agree with you, you could respect my opinion as I respect your opinion.  

I would love to hears everyones thoughts.  Please be kind and respectful.

Mesa Arizona Temple

Mesa Arizona Temple