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Friday, March 27, 2009

General Conference for Kids

Conference Activity Booklet for Kids! I found this and know some people would like tips on how to keep the kiddos attention during General Conference. This 5 page printable packet has coloring, bingo, finger puppets and more! Here's the link:

Mustang Challenge

My CEO's son will be racing the Miller Cup Mustang Challenge Series this year and he will be doing it in a super cool, tricked out mustang sponsored by our company!

We have our very own Stig!
Exciting Times!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doctors Forced To Perform Abortions?‏

As you know, tax dollars from the United States are now funding abortions throughout the world because President Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy which previously barred recipients of any U.S. foreign aid from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning in other countries.

As a follow-up, the Obama Administration is now proposing to rescind the Freedom of Conscience laws that protect health care providers of faith. In other words, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and hospitals will now be forced to offer abortion services or they could lose their ability to practice in their chosen profession.

We should all be very concerned. Just imagine if you or a family member had trouble finding adequate health care because those who practice medicine in your area had to leave their profession because of these regulations. This could be particularly devastating to rural areas or states with a high concentration of medical practitioners of faith. Both could be severely impacted because of the lack of health care available due to these new laws. Healthcare providers may resign from their professions. Hospitals will be shut down. And future doctors and nurses will choose another profession rather than be forced to participate in the destruction of life.

Currently, Catholic hospitals account for 15-20% of the hospital services provided in this country. Those hospitals might have to cease operations if they had to succumb to new regulations requiring them to offer abortion services.

There is something you can do. The process the Administration is using requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to have a period of time to accept opinions from citizens. They are also required to review these opinions. We only have until April 9, 2009. Please take a moment and send a letter to the HHS asking them not to approve these discriminatory regulations.

From the halls of the United Nations to the hospitals where the newborn babies lay, the Obama Administration is attempting to force us all to accept that taking the life of the unborn is a necessary act. They would like us all to believe that this is the opinion of the majority. We need to tell them that is not true! Please let them know that we will not be a party to this destruction of life! Act now to inform them that families throughout the world care about this issue and will not accept this type of discrimination upon their healthcare providers.


Freedom of Conscience is as American as apple pie. Americans have always had the freedom to do what they believe is right and moral. President Obama and his new administration are poised to take that right away from the medical community if we do not act today.

Freedom of conscience is defined by a group of federal laws that were created to protect health care providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) from being forced to participate in abortions and other procedures that they believe are unethical or immoral.

Unfortunately, the federal laws regarding freedom of conscience have been consistently ignored by those in favor of abortion. With this in mind, in December 2008 the Bush administration under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established regulations to enforce the laws. To see this HHS rule click here:

In early March, the Obama administration, under pressure from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, started the process of rescinding the HHS rule. Click here to connect to the link:

Part of the rule change process requires a public comment period, where the public has the ability to record its comments on the rule change. Such comments will be considered by HHS before the rule change is final. The deadline is Thursday, April 9, 2009.


The deadline is fast approaching and your public comments are needed! Your comments are important for several reasons. Your show of opposition will be considered by HHS, the Obama administration and possibly the courts. By providing a permanent record of your concern, we may be able to protect the freedom of conscience.

Not only does the repeal of the HHS rule take away the freedom of choice for health care providers, it takes away the freedom of patients to choose pro-life health care providers.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers will leave the profession if forced to act against their moral conscience.
Future pro-life individuals will not enter the health care field.
Religiously affiliated hospitals and clinics will stop providing services and close their doors.
Many individuals who are served by the faith-based community will lose access to health care.


E-mail your comments to the Department of Health and Human Services to

Visit and sign the petition. United Families and our allies will use this petition to show legislators, media and others the strong support for the freedom of conscience.
Please forward this on to your family and your friends! The time is short, and the future of America's health care is at stake. Your help is appreciated!

Voice of the Nation - Family Values Blog Talk Radio

TUNE IN Thursdays by clicking here for our new blog talk radio!

Call in to VOICE OF THE NATION this Thursday at 12pm PST. The number is 347- 215-6801.

On Thursday: Voice Of The Nation will discuss same-sex marriage initiatives that are taking root across the country, most notably in Vermont as the state Senate and House are voting on same-sex marriage legislation this week. Will the Governor Veto the legislation? Does he have the votes to hold?

Also, William Duncan, Director of the Marriage Law Foundation, will be a guest on the show this week to talk about the dangers of legalizing same sex marriage.

Taken from United Families International



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Family in town

My brother and his family came to visit last week. It'd been 9 months since I've seen them so it was a nice visit. We enjoyed playing games and just talking. (Hooray for facebook and blogs so we can keep in touch). Their girls are so cute! This is the only snapshot I took the whole time, but we did take family pictures so I guess that counts. We love you guys!

Welcome Home!

Ryan's brother, Jared, came home from serving his mission in Spokane, WA yesterday. We were able to see him arrive at the airport then spend the day with the family up in Brigham City. It's good to see him again and we're excited to see what the future holds for him!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Shower!

We had a baby shower for my sister on Saturday. It was lots of fun! She is due on April 3rd!

Showing off our talent with our cute handouts.

Grandma with Lil P

Wish I could take credit for this, but can't.

Can take credit for this though!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Newest HP6 Trailer

This is the 4th trailer for this movie. I've even heard that some people have gotten chocked up with Dumbledore's voiceover at the end. The effects look pretty cool, don't you think? I don't think I could be more excited for this movie. Maybe a midnight showing is required. There are only three movies left!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Can't wait for this!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why Us?

It is a little strange, given our track record, that nothing bad (crime wise) has happened to us for more than a year. Well, our streak of good luck ran out today. Our car was broken into, broken window and all. We learned last year after our car was stolen, for the 2nd time, that you can never be too safe. We have a club for our steering wheel and ALWAYS use it. Good thing because our car would've probably been stolen. We have also learned to NEVER leave anything that anyone might think is valuable in the car. Luckily, nothing 'important' was stolen, but it's just frustrating, you know? That's the reason we moved here in the first place! We just can't seem to get away from the crime! We talk about how, "Well, if we only had a garage, or cameras, or whatever.." but I think crime will find a way to us no matter what. I'm convinced! Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and if you'd like to donate about $500 to our new car window fund, that would be nice too.

Monday, March 2, 2009


In case you are not a creative person, like me, then you'll love these for FHE. Go to and click on FHE. You can subscribe to the weekly emails and it has FHE lesson plans complete with scripture, song, thought, story, game, and treat. They're mostly geared towards families with young kids so sometimes we skip the game since there's just two of us. I love them and it takes the stress out of coming up with a lesson for FHE each week. Just thought I'd share!


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