Prop 102

Today I went down to the phone banks and volunteered to call people about Prop 102. I was kinda nervous to make the calls before I went (we all know how much we love telemarketers) but I decided that it is definitely something I believe in and it will make a difference in our lives and our children’s lives. It ended up being very easy and I actually really enjoyed it. Very few people minded me calling and most were happy to be able to tell me that they were definitely for or in a few cases definitely against this proposition.
So… in case you hadn’t heard, the marriage amendment (Prop. 102) will be on our AZ ballot in November. It will read:

“Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.”

Vote “Yes,” spread the word, and let’s get this passed this time around. Check out

Fun at the Cabin!

This last week we went up to the cabin to get out of the heat and to spend some time with cousins. We even talked Michelle in to coming down to spend a week there with us. All the grand kids were there except two (we missed the Wisconsin Coons kids) and we had a fabulous time! Jackson was a free man – this was his type of place. There was so much space inside and out to explore and play! He loved having all the cousins to play with all the time! He is going to be so bored after this great trip! Some of the highlights: Having FHE around the fire pit that Papa-dad built and making “delicious hot shmoes”, racing skidders on the deck that goes almost all the way around the cabin, always having cousins to play with, going to the lake and feeding ducks, playing on the playset and in the sand and celebrating Brandon’s 2nd b-day with lots of balloons! We can’t wait to do it again sometime!

The Kids play area – Everything a kid could want!

Jackson and Max – every day – all day starting about 6:30 AM

Cookies, anyone?

Enjoying the walk around the lake

Is there anything better than swinging in a shaded hammock?

Best cousins!

We all came home Friday and because it was so hot Saturday we decided a swim party was in order. I’m not really sure how many people are supposed to be able to fit in our pool but it was such a blast to have everyone there – thanks for coming!

We are sad that all the cousins have to go back to school this week – the summer break always ends too fast!

In other news… Lacey’s first tooth finally poked through this afternoon! Hooray for Lacey!
What a week!

Gas Prices

After driving to Northern California and back last week and paying $4.09-4.59 for gas along the way I found this website very interesting. If you zoom in you will actually see the actual price (past 48 hours) for each gas station. Bookmark it so you know where to get gas. The trip ended up costing about $160 each way which is still way cheaper than 3 airline tickets and probably didn’t take that much longer consider chances seem to be high that we get stuck on the tarmac for a few hours.

Update: I’ve labeled this post with “gas prices”. It is my third post about gas prices in 3 years. Click on the link below to see what the price of gas was in 2005 and again in 2007.

Sneak Peak at Stargate Worlds

For those of you that don’t know, I work for a video game company as a software engineer. The game in the video is our first game and it has been in the works for a couple years. I actually show up in this video for a split second when they pan the engineering area. Points for anyone that can tell me what color shirt I’m wearing. Hint: it’s at about 1:15