Tuesday, January 29, 2008

one week ago today, in 1973...

Roe vs. Wade was decided...
(a little help from Wikipedia) Roe v. Wade, was a United States Supreme Court case. According to the Roe decision, most laws against abortion in the USA violated a constitutional right to privacy under the 14th Amendment. The decision overturned all state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion that were inconsistent with its holdings. The central holding of Roe v. Wade was that abortions are permissible for any reason a woman chooses, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable,’ that is, potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid. Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks." The Court also held that abortion after viability must be available when needed to protect a woman's health, which the Court defined broadly in the companion case of Doe v. Bolton.

Abortion is murder. Pure and simple. This court case "held that abortion after viability must be available when needed to protect a woman's health" - well - over half of the innocent human beings that are killed by abortion are women - clearly there was no one "protecting" their "health." To any, even moderately intelligent person, it is clear that a child growing in its mother's womb is a completely separate human being. I can say from experience that from approximately 17 weeks on or so the child in my womb was moving completely independently of me... and my little baby has had his/her own heartbeat since about three weeks after conception (about the time most women find out they are pregnant)... stopping a beating heart of an innocent human being is murder. Pure and simple. Murder in the United States is a violation of our Constitutional Rights... Why was murder of the most innocent made legal? There is evil in this world and we need to stand firm against it. Even under the most horrific circumstances - rape, incest, etc... why make the situation more horrific by adding murder of an innocent life.

In 1867, the New York State Medical Society was successful in getting the state legislature to respond to a resolution that contained an amazing assertion that life began at conception:
Whereas, from the first moment of conception, there is a living creature in process of development to full maturity; and whereas, any sufficient interruption to this living process always results in the destruction of life; and whereas, the intentional arrest of this living process, eventuating in the destruction of life (being an act with intention to kill), is consequently murder.

Murder is a mortal sin. God doesn't like murder. He especially does not like the murder of HIS creation - whether that creation be at the stage of development labeled as "adult", "teenager", "kid", "toddler", "baby", "infant", "fetus", "embryo", "zygote", etc...

Jeremiah 1: 5 ~ Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.

If you are even wavering a bit on the issue of abortion - Google these names: Norma McCorvey, Tim Tebow, and Gianna Gessen -
Norma was the "Jane Roe" from the 1973 supreme court decision - and guess what - She's Pro-Life now!
Tim's doctor claimed that he "was a mass of fetal tissue and not a baby" - and guess what - he won the Heisman Trophy.
Gianna's birth mother tried to abort her - and she lived.

On January 19th my dear husband, our baby, and I walked together in the Walk for Life, West Coast - we've done this for two years now and are proud to count ourselves among the Pro-Lifers. This event was the "unofficial" start of the second week of our honeymoon.

Monday, January 28, 2008

reason for lack of blogging in the last week...


yes, you heard it right.... he surprised me by taking us on the second week of our honeymoon last week... culminating in the celebration of our first wedding anniversary yesterday. yep, a surprise week-long vacation!!! no work, all play - and all planned (very well) in advance by my dear husband!!!
so... hopefully i will get the pictures up and will share some fun stories with you all soon

Thursday, January 17, 2008

pregnancy pics

i love this picture - i don't know if its the lighting or what, but i just love the fact that i am just beginning to show and i am staring down at my belly - marvelling at the fact that our baby is forming in it...

These next two are from last week - about 32 weeks pregnant - its the same picture but just facing different directions :) (Many thanks to Emily for loaning me the awesome aqua maternity t-shirt i'm wearing under my grey sweater!) i look tired in the pictures, but that's cause its pretty late at night. i had already had my pajamas on, but decided to put my clothes back on for the pictures!! hopefully we will take a couple more in the next few weeks... as the baby is due in about seven weeks now!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!
We love you!
~ Greg, Sarina, & your first grandbaby

"Jesus, to prove His love for us, died on the Cross. The mother, to give to her child, has to suffer. If you really love one another properly, there must be sacrifice." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Friday, January 11, 2008


we should have a new "baby bump" picture up this weekend - we took some cute ones last night and i plan on posting them at some point (again the reality has set in of me not quite understanding the magic of getting the pictures to jump from the camera onto the computer - hopefully i can figure this out at some point prior to the child being born and thus be able to post pictures in a relatively timely manner!!)

anyway - we start 33 weeks tomorrow - pretty amazing. today at work i have been pretty distracted all morning because the baby is MOVING LIKE CRAZY. i love it!!! we aren't talking the fluttery swimming across the belly like the baby did when it was 20ish weeks... we're talking major limbs poking out of my belly - feet up in my ribs - little baby bum pushing out the side - and the head (or some other very strong body part) resting on my bladder... at one point i actually went over to a co-worker's cubicle to have her feel the kiddo sticking out of my belly!!

its absolutely incredible to feel our child inside me (although i feel bad for the baby because it seems a bit cramped in there!!) I LOVE BEING PREGNANT!

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible - Jeremiah 1: 5
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


do you use a water bottle like this?
i have recently been told that they are hazardous for our health.
help! -- any suggestions on what to use instead? or anybody know the real story/actual facts about this brand?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

All Hallow's Eve 2007

Yep, its January, but like I said earlier - I am playing catch-up on 2007 pictures :)
I think you can clearly guess when these were from!

my dear husband was very intent on picking a good pumpkin - as he is every year!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This is the kind of craziness we find in our house (check out how clean that floor is!!)

Friday, January 4, 2008

time to name the baby!

well... we are officially starting 32 weeks... and we need to have names for our baby!! the gender will remain a mystery until his or her birth-day so... we need a first and middle name for a boy and a first and middle name for a girl... any suggestions?? (here's a great opportunity to comment on our blog - even if you never have before - just to show us some love!)

Thursday, January 3, 2008


more 2007 picture catch-up....
well, many people have asked for house pictures... I'm sure we'll get some up at some point.
Here are pictures from when our gutters were recently installed. It was quite an exciting day :) and thank goodness we have them up, as there is forcasted to be a "significant weather event" starting tonight and heading through the weekend. anyway, so here is the side of our house - basically the main entrance.

this view is a little more to the right of the first picture

and of course my dear husband took pictures of their gutter machinery

"A person's prayer often keeps step with his moral life. The closer our behavior corresponds to the Divine Will, the easier it is to pray; the more our conduct is out of joint with Divinity, the harder it is to pray."
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

More Disneyland Pictures

I am going to play catch-up and post some pictures from last year (2007) that didn't make it to the blog yet -- because I am sure that once the baby comes that most of our pictures will be of our new little blessing :O
Here is my dear husband and I - on the train right near Its A Small World (we love Disneyland at night).
Another beautiful night shot
I was clearly excited to be at Disneyland - and CLEARLY - exhausted

yep, we're on the Carousel - holding on tight :)