Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun at the office

A co-worker, Ann Marie, and I decided it would be fun to buy shirts for Halloween. It was kind of like opposite day since she is the bad one and I am the good one. We got a little "camera-happy". By the end of the day we had quite a few pictures. Here are just a few.

What we really look like all day...

Wanted to be sure you could read what our shirts say...

Ann Marie's cube.

This is what happens when you leave Ann Marie alone with your camera...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Can't get enough!

My sister-in-law posted more pictures of my adorable niece. So here are some more for you to enjoy...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vote NO on Prop 2

I am usually not this politically involved, but I really feel that the sate of California is going down hill. It makes me scared and angry all at the same time. Prop 8 is my #1 priority, but Prop 2 is a very close second. I cannot believe they would let the voters of a state make this kind of a decision when it puts both our health and economic well being at such a high risk! Please read and tell your friends.

Key Reasons To Oppose Prop 2

Prop 2 is misleading. It places emphasis on veal calves and swine which are not viable industries in California.

Prop 2 will cost California $600 million and 4,500 jobs by virtually eliminating the local egg producer industry. It will not eliminate cage raised eggs, which are expected to be shipped in from out-of state and Mexico.

Prop 2 will double the cost of a locally produced egg, at a time when more than 25% of California families are finding it difficult to afford basic groceries

Prop 2 will expose Californians to a significant risk of egg related salmonella for the first time in decades. Prop 2 also increases the potential for avian bird flu, a deadly virus that can be communicated to human beings, and which has claimed more than 300 lives worldwide since 2003

Prop 2 is part of a broader campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to pursue a vegan agenda, and end agribusiness. Whether you are a dairyman, large scale produce processor, chicken processor or cattleman, you should consider yourself a target that is at risk. Our nation was founded on the right to choose; but HSUS and its war on agriculture would eliminate that choice, particularly for people that can least afford it

Prop 2 does not distinguish between animal welfare and human welfare, placing each on an equal moral ground. Notre Dame University, studied the ethics of cage raised and free range hen, and found cage raised to be of acceptable standards.

Prop 2 is opposed by Californians for Safe Food, a coalition of egg producers, health officials, veterinarians and elected officials.

Prop 2 is an attempt to alter a proven part of the California food supply chain. Our experience with diverting corn to ethanol, suggests that even with the best of intentions altering the food supply chain can have drastic consequences. Diverting corn to ethanol resulted in skyrocketing grocery prices, passage of Prop 2, has the potential to unleash disease, and this is a risk we cannot afford to take.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sweet Reagan

My lame brother never updates his blog, so I thought I would post a few current pictures of my beautiful niece Reagan. She is getting so big.

She looks so much like Justin, it's crazy! She will be 3 months old on October 16th. Time has gone by way too fast. I am sad they moved all the way to Utah. Robert and I hope we can make it out there to visit them soon. Love you and miss you Lyra, Justin and Reagan.