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Monday, January 26, 2009

Must be a kitty

Ryan texted me the other day and told me that our new guy got into the shredded paper and went to town. Ryan didn't clean it up because he wanted me to see it when I got home. He is sure cute, but he is definitely a KITTY. He runs around the house all day, gets into everything, the fridge, drawers, and he scratches, bites, and picks fights. We love him.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Producer's Life

After 3 failed attempts I finally passed my Life Insurance test last week. The moment before I clicked the button I took a deep breath and then almost screamed when I saw PASS on the next page. Now let's get to work!

Friday, January 23, 2009


I have so much to blog about (with pictures) but Ryan's been gone with the computer every night so it's been put off.
First off, Ryan finally made the plunge and quit his job last week. We knew it would happen within the next few months, but him working there was delaying it ever happening. He'd been going under hours for a long time because he's been trying to do as much as possible with the business. He finally got in trouble for going under hours so he's had to make hours which means we never see each other and no time for the business. Long story short, we both felt it was the right time and decision so SEE YOU J.O.B! Since quitting we've been extremely blessed and have so much time together, more than we've ever had since we got married. It's so nice to come home to him every day and go to bed with him at night. He's been on appointments every night and we have some serious STUDS on our team. We're lovin' it! It's so fun to build this business together. Give us a few more months and I'll be able to quit the J.O.B as well.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chaffetz takes on Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert

We love Colbert. Check out this video with Utah's 3rd Congressional District, Chaffetz...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Freedom of Abortion??

Looks like the U.S. abortion proponents are at it again. This time they have created what appears to be a new, updated version of the U.S. Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was carefully enacted over time and with the ratification of a super-majority of all the states. It recognizes in a legitimate way the basic rights of individual citizens and gives a guarantee that the federal government will not overstep its authority over individual citizens; giving credibility to government and protection to its citizens. However, when congressional action sets a new precedence for the creation of a fundamental right, it is time to take note...and take action. The United States of America defined the fundamental rights of its citizens through the state ratification process in 1791. These fundamental rights became known as the first 10 amendments to the Bill of Rights. They include: the right of religion and speech, the right to keep and bear arms, the right of private property, fair treatment of those accused of crimes, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, freedom from self-incrimination, a speedy and impartial jury trial, and representation by counsel. The federal government is also prohibited from depriving any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law. Additional rights are granted to those accused of crimes as well. Other rights followed, although the first 10 are recognized as the fundamental rights of citizens. The Freedom of Choice Act introduced in April of 2007 creates a new fundamental right. If passed into law, this legislation will protect the right to abortion just as if ratified as an amendment to the Bill of Rights. Practically speaking, this legislation if passed will pre-empt all state and federal law, and case law including the recent Gonzales vs. Carhart ruling that upholds the federal partial birth abortion ban. It will also supersede any and all law defining the viability of the "fetus". Parental notification laws will be void and taxpayers will be expected to pay for all government funded abortions, including late-term abortions.In essence, any female of any age will be guaranteed an abortion on demand through and up to the birth of the baby. FOCA also creates a new "right" to sue, ensuring abortion services from every hospital and health care provider no matter their religious views or right of conscience.No other piece of legislation has the potential to force widespread abortion access to so many women than FOCA. The harmful negative effects of a coercive federal government will have the founding fathers rolling in their graves. Email your Congressmen and US Senators today. Tell them that FOCA is anti-life, anti-family and anti-American. You can also join the fight against FOCA by signing up here: or

US President-Elect Plans to Revoke All Anti-Abortion Laws

A new year has begun and in a short time the United States will have a new president. As all new years bring changes, this New Year may bring devastating changes that will affect our families.
One of those devastating changes may be a new abortion law. The Freedom of Choice Act has been introduced in Congress over and over again since 1989. Obama has stated, "The first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do."
The purpose of this law is to revoke every other anti-abortion law which has been passed by state and local governments. It seeks to make abortion a "fundamental right". Does this language sound familiar? It should. This is the same agenda that is being promoted at the United Nations. The attempts at the UN to reinterpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights go hand-in-hand with the Freedom of Choice Act.
The agenda of the abortion activists is to make abortion a fundamental right of all women regardless of age. It includes removing restrictions such as parental consent, and age of the woman. It requires all doctors to perform abortions whether or not it violates their religious beliefs. It removes barriers such as partial-birth abortion laws and requires that all hospitals, religious or not, allow abortions to be performed.
This law violates most of the tenets that United Families International stands for. It takes away parental rights, revokes laws protecting the sanctity of life, denies individuals the right to religious liberty, and seeks to destroy families by permitting women to make choices that affect all families.
The words, Freedom and Choice are very powerful words. Freedom is a word that evokes powerful feelings in people throughout the world. It is a word that can bring people to the defense of country, homes and families while also bringing tears at the thought of the sacrifices made in defense of freedom. Choice is also a powerful word. It brings to mind the agency we have all been given by our Creator to make decisions in this life that will benefit ourselves, our families and our country.
The Freedom of Choice Act, however, is disingenuous in the use of those two words. This Act does not bring freedom to a doctor who chooses not to perform abortions. It does not give choice to fathers of unborn children. It does not promote freedom for the millions of unborn children who will be sacrificed on its altar. It destroys freedom and choice for millions of people around the world who do not support its destructive agenda.

Those at the United Nations will be watching closely to see if they have been successful in achieving their agenda in the United States. We do not want them to find success. Please join us in this battle. Help us defend Freedom and Choice.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Designer Blogs

A friend of a friend has started a blog designing company and is having a contest to give three lucky people a free blog makeover! Please see the link over here -------->

Go comment on her blog to win. Deadline Jan. 15th!
Check it out! What have you got to lose?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

We had a great time New Year's Eve. We went over to Kelly's house (our SVP) and had sushi, lots of laughs and Karaoke. We are so excited for 2009. It's going to be a wonderful year! Yesterday we went and saw Valkyrie, which was very good and went out to eat at Rodizio Grill, yum.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 calendar

My brother-in-law and his wife bought this for us on Thanksgiving. It has been sitting on my desk ever since, and yesterday I finally wripped off the cover to read my quote for January 1st. It's going to be a great year in 2009!

Quote: 'So Ryan got promoted to corporate, where he's a little fish in a big pond. Whereas back here in Scranton I'm still top dog in a fairly large pond. So who is the real boss, the dog or a fish?' -Michael


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