Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In case anyone else is counting..

Roman had his 17th haircut today. He is 22 months.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Walk to Remember 2008

Today we went and did the Walk to Remember for my Utah Share group. It is a gathering that included a brief memorial service, musical number, walk, and balloon release for families who have suffered a loss of a baby. This walk means so much to us as it is the one thing a year we get to do for Brittan. At the end of the program they do a balloon release and say each babies name- when your babies name is called you let go of your balloon. I can not tell you how touching, tender and monumental it is to see a balloon for each of these babies flying high in the sky. We do this walk not only for my son Brittan but for my cousin Sandy's little Jett William Whitaker. This year there were a couple hundred people there. This walk helps many families cope and feel that their little baby will never be forgotten. Brittan Charles Potter was born May 25th, 2006.

Roman and Dad waiting for the Walk to Start.
Me and Roman
My Dad and his girlfriend Kristi (she suffered a loss of a boy name James.)
Roman and Sophia waiting for the program. (Sophia is Kristy's daughter)
Grandpa pulling Roman in the wagon on the walk.
More walking- Isn't the pond with the geese and ducks great. I know Brittan would love this place!
The long line of families honoring their little loved one.
Brittan's balloon from his Mama that was released.
One from his little brother Roman too!
Jett's balloon. Love you Jett!

Balloons flying high in the sky!

"The lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were to pure, to lovely, to live on this earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and soon we shall have them again. "- Joseph Smith

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I was tagged by Julie M. Here's how it works:

Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

10 years ago I was:
1. 18 years old.
2. Skinny.
3. I was a new high school graduate and thought the world was mine for taking!
4. I was listening to Boys II Men
5. I wasn't yet coloring my grey hair!

5 things on today’s to do list:
1. Make Dinner for the Dinner Swap
2. Go to Costco
3. Clean
4. Help Danielle with her Halloween Costume
5. Watch Kath and Kim- it premires tonight.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Diet Mt. Dew.. Is that considered a snack?
2. Kit Kats
3. Peaches
4. Cinnamelts from McDonald's
5. Almonds

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Take all of my family and friends on a vacation around the world.
2. Do Invitro

3. Adopt some kids
4. Hire a nanny.. haha. Kidding!.. sort of.
5. Pay off all my families debts and get a housekeeper.

5 places I have lived:
1. Lake Ridge, VA
2. Inkom, ID
3. Kaysville, UT
4. Pocatello, ID
5. Stafford, VA

5 jobs I have had:
1. Mortgage Underwriter
2. Mortgage Processor
3. Photographer- Kinda.
4. Front Desk at Downata Hot Springs
5. Account Executive

The rules say I have to tag 5 people. Kristy, Lillian, Brandy, Gina, Amy... YOU'RE IT!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Positive Post..

Because last week I might have been the teensiest bit annoyed of Davis County on Trippin on Tuesday- and because as much as I love politics- it gets pretty redundant when it comes to blogging- today I am doing a post about some things I do love about living in Davis County- and more specifically my neighborhood.

Things I love about the my neighborhood:

1. My neighbors boys the Rawson's. I am pretty sure that there is no where else in the world where I could come outside and feel like such a celebrity. The boy's love to see me, tell me all about their adventures and just remind me why I love little kids sometimes. Yesterday Ty proceeded to tell me about how he fell off the monkey bars and broke his arm for the probably 18Th time. Michael was super interested in my plans and just dang happy to see me.

2. I am pretty sure at any given moment I could ask to borrow 50lbs of wheat and no one would bat an eye about it.

3. My friends here still love me even though I am addicted to Diet Mt. Dew and I am a democrat. Does it get any worse?

4. It doesn't smell like manure or horse crap all the time like Idaho does.

5. I visibly do not see any sage brush.

6. I can go shopping about anywhere I want in a short drive.

7. When I am sick or in constant pain- I never seem to get a lack of out pouring of those wanting to help. Did I mention my friend Kristy even cleaned my toilets and Jessica cleaned my fridge while I was in SUPER rough shape. Poor girls- I definitely owe them!

8. Dinner Swap- I am pretty sure I do not need to elaborate. Kristy, Valerie and Sarah are my new favorite people!

9. Did I mention there are some pretty amazing cooks in this neighborhood?

10. People share their produce with me- I am not sure if it is because my garden (specifically my tomatoes) turned out pretty lame this year- but I am definitely not complaining about that one.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I wouldn't feel right unless I said something..

Okay- so I get that most of my blog readers don't want to get involved in politics. I was raised different though- I was taught you share your views, always listen to others and make an educated decision. Seeing that the election is a mere 29 days away- and I want my friends, family and blog stalkers to be aware of something..

This weekend Sarah Palin was quoted as saying the following concerning Barack Obama-
(according to Associated Press)

1. "Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country." — Palin, to donors Saturday at a private airport in Englewood, Colo.

2. "This is someone who sees America as 'imperfect enough' to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country." — Palin, at a rally Monday in Clearwater, Fla.

3. “Turns out one of his earliest supporters is a man, who according to the New York Times, was a domestic terrorist,” Palin told about 10,000 supporters at a rally at the Home Depot Center.

Of course we know she is talking about Bill Ayers- who in the 1960's lead the radical group Weather Underground, who were staunch opponents of the Vietnam War. Ayers is now a professor at the University of Illionios. (Ayers was never charged with crimes not did he serve any time in prison or jail.)

So here are some facts about Obama's relationship with Ayers.

1. Obama's Chicago home is in the same neighborhood where Ayers and Dohrn live.

2. Ayers and his wife's home was used by Sen. Alice Palmer to host a "Meet and Greet" to show Sen. Palmer's support for Obama as she was naming him her successor for State Senator when she decided to run for Congress. (Growing up in a political family I can not tell you HOW many "Meet and Greet's" I have attended for my grandfather, former Senator Lin Whitworth. A "Meet in Greet" is normally hosted by another politician in different neighbors in the running candidates jurisdictions so people can come over in a casual setting and meet the candidate.) The fact is- Sen. Alice Palmer hosted this event and used the Ayers home- this does not sound like Mr. Ayers was launching his career.

3. Ayers and Obama worked with the non-profit Chicago Annenberg Challenge on a huge school improvement project. The Annenberg Challenge was for cities to compete for $50 million grants to improve public education. Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, and Obama was recruited onto the board.

4. Both were board members on the Woods Fund, a charitable foundation that gave money to various causes, including the Trinity United Church that Obama attended and Northwestern University Law Schools' Children and Family Justice Center.

I have gathered this information from 2 sources, CNN's Fact Check- CLICK HERE and if you do not trust the media and want a more unbiased view- check out Wikipedia CLICK HERE

I don't know about you- but I am more concerned about the state of the economy- than I am about Palin blasting Obama by twisting words and telling a few more lies. As of the time of this post the Dow has plummeted 700 points due to fears about the American economy. This is what I want to hear the candidates talk about.