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Friday, September 26, 2008

It's A.....


That's right people, our little peanut is a BOY!!

His name is gonna William Ray Fraser!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


At our house we only have basic cable. This means we have 12 channels, 2 are Spanish, one is KBYU, one is KUED and the rest are like Fox, NBC, ABC, you know, the basics. Well, consequently, this means we watch a lot of news. I don't think it's a bad thing though. We usually watch FOX 13 News, just because I think the best shows come on that channel. We have the good shows like House and Chef Ramsey's Kitchen Disaters, then the News, the Seinfeild comes on after the news. Last night was a little different though. Instead of watching FOX 13 News, we watched Channel 2 News.

I'm telling you this, because, well, I donno that it is really so important, just some background information.

As we were watching the News last night, I was laying on the sofa, and I had my feet in Andy's lap. (He rubs them for me most nights, seeing as they've already started to swell somewhat) So, anyways, they did this clip about PETA. I'm sure you all know what PETA is, the animal rights organization. Well, PETA has gone to Ben and Jerry's, the Ice Cream Company and offered them an alternative to using cow's milk in their ice cream products.

Can anyone guess what that alternative is??



Imitation milk?


Human Breast Milk?


PETA says Ben and Jerry's should start using breast milk in their ice cream because it is better for you, and easier on the animals.

Now, I'll be the first to say, I am against the way animals are treated in mass farms, such as beef farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, ect. I will also be the first to say that I LIKE, no no, I LOVE meat. I love chicken, I love beef, and I really, really love COW'S milk. I drink about a gallon and a half of milk per week, just myself. Now, I think the way cow's are milked is not right. They are hooked up to painful machines and milked constantly throughout the day. Is that going to stop me from drinking milk? No. I know that a cow is an animal. It is not a human. Do I know exactly how any animal feels about anything? No, I have never spoken to an animal and had it speak back to me.

Now, is breast milk better for you? For a grown person, I'm not so sure it's better for you or worse for you. I, myself have never drinken breast milk. I do know that if a woman is lactating it is because she has had a CHILD. A little human being who DEPENDS on her for survival. If breast milk is BETTER for you, why would PETA want to take that away from a BABY?? Would they rather have mothers feed their children formula, where we may end up in a crisis like China, where the formula has been CONTAMINTED with a deadly chemical? Can you just imagine walking into a Ben and Jerry's factory to see women sitting on stools, while the breast milk is being pumped from them? Where on Earth does that make any sense? If we were in a milk crisis like China, where lactating mothers are feeding other women's children because those mothers did not breast feed.

I feel so strongly that this is not only wrong, but completely stupid proposal, because I am soon going to be breast feeding my child. And I do not want to take away from my child so I can give milk to Ben and Jerry's. I know that animals were put here for a purpose, and that purpose is to be a food and source of energy for US, mankind. I do not think it's right to abuse these animals in the process and something needs to be done about it, but I really, really do not think it is right to even propose that a nursing mother take the place of an animal...which was put on this earth for that reason.

So of course I was ranting and raving at the tele about how just absolutely NUTS I think this is, and the baby started kicking like crazy! I have felt movement for sometime now, but it's always just been subtle. Last night it was full on boxing time! It was the greatest feeling in the world.

and when it happened I said, "Ohhh! The baby is kicking like crazy! It thinks this is a stupid idea too!"

As of tomorrow, we will no longer call our baby "it". We will know if "it" is a he or a she tomorrow!!!!!! We are so excited! I can't wait to go SHOPPING!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Oh My Aching Back! HELP!

My back is KILLING ME!

Not just my back though, my hips too. Everything is stretching and it HURTS! It's the worst right after I wake up. I've been sleeping with a pillow between my legs, but my back still hurts. I wonder if it's ok to use a ThermaCare pad on my back??

Do you guys have any suggestions??

Monday, September 15, 2008



That's what my new bumper sticker is going to say. I was driving to work last Tuesday. For those of you who live in the Salt Lake area, I'm sure you know you're way around Sunnyside Ave aka 800 South. Well, I live on that road. And I also work on that road. Well, it's pretty much all hill. I mean, I swear there is this one part where the incline is like 90 degrees. Like I said, I was driving to work last Tuesday, going with the flow of traffic. When I look in my rear view and see the po po behind me. Whatever, no big deal. I wasn't doing anything wrong.


The light turns green and I start to go, well the copper turns on his lights. Super. Just amazing. So, I pull over. Completely confused. I roll my window down. The only thing he says to me is "I clocked you going 5 over. I need to see your license." So, I'm shaking cause I'm scared, I thought maybe my plates were expired or something. I give him my license and he leaves me there freaking out. 5 over? I've never heard of such a ticket before! He comes back, gives me the ticket, says I have 2 weeks to pay, that I can go to traffic school if I don't want the points, and then, this is the part that makes me mad, he says "Have a nice day!" PSHHH, yeah, ok, why don't YOU have a nice day! I was going WITH traffic, and down a freaking hill. The speed limit on that road is freaking ridiculous anyways. There are speed traps everwhere. It starts out at 35, then as soon as you start going down the hills, it drops down to 30. So you're pushing your breaks pretty much the whole time.

If this was Georgia, I would have never gotten a ticket for 5 miles over the limit. Isn't there like a cushion or something, especially on a hill?

So to top it off, I checked to see if my ticket had posted online so I could pay it, and it has. Guess how much?? 82 BUCKS!!! 82 stinking dollars. That's like a whole days worth of pay!

I did use the Disney credit card though. I'm sure that racked up a TON of points!

So, needless to say, I'm going into the bumper sticker business and creating stickers that say- "Caution! I drive like a Cullen!"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Celebrate! Celebrate!

Andy got a new job today!! It's really good cause I'm still going to be working my jobs and we'll just be putting his paychecks into savings...for when we have the baby and we don't know what we're gonna do with ourselves! He is going to be working for the Biology department at school. It cuts his study time by like 2/3's. I'll just have to make sure he does his studying! I am really excited about it! We're gonna go to Hires to celebrate! They have the BEST hamburgers and fries anywhere. And delicious frysauce! YUMMMM!

Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of September 11th. Usually I always remember. Yesterday it was like any other day. I just wrote down the date and I was like "ohhhhh, it's 9/11" It's become kind of an omen. You know? Like Pearl Harbor. I went the whole day without even really thinking about it. I've never done that before. I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday...I mean, it was yesterday, but not the actual event. But I remember, I was in 8th grade and it was the year my mom drove me to school cause I was getting made fun of on the bus. My mom was running late and I was sitting on our coffee table watching Fox 5 News and I was just staring at the first building on fire. I called my mom into the living room and told her to come watch and we were both sitting on the coffee table starring at the tv when the 2nd plane flew into the second building. My mom was in complete shock. she kept saying "this can't just be an accident. It just can't be" I didn't really understand what was going on, but I was smart enough to know something bad was happening. We drove to school and listened to it on the radio. When I got to school I walked into my English class and my teacher started getting mad because I was late. Then I said "You might want to turn on the news, two planes just crashed into the World Trade Centers" The shock on my teachers face was unforgettable. As soon as she turned on the tv, our Princepal came on and announced for all the teachers to turn on their tv's. Kids checked out of school, I had a lot of friends who had family that worked in the Towers. It was the most terrifying day of my life. To be attacked like that, just because of our freedoms? I don't understand that. I guess if you believe something strong enough, you'll do what you think is right. Whether it is or not.

Like I said, I didn't really think about it all that much yesterday. That is, until I got in the car and on the radio they were playing songs and they had people who were affected by the attack talking on the songs, you know what I mean? And I just started crying. How could I be so forgetful? How could I forget and not take just a moment to remember all those people who died, who will die? I am very ashamed of myself.

We watched the special they had on the History Channel. It was really great.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Life is good :)

I just finished this really cute book called Austenland. Yes, Austen, as in Jane Austen. It's about a girl, well, ok, she's a 30ish lady. Her name is Jane Hayes. And she's been spending her whole life trying to find her one and only Mr. Darcy. When her Aunt passes and in her will she leaves her a round trip ticket to England and a three week vacation to Pembrook Park to live out her fantasy Regency Era dream and hopefully get over her Mr. Darcy search. Does she get over her Mr. Darcy fantasy? Does she finally decide to join the real world and stop looking for let down? Or does she find her Mr. Darcy??

It's a really fun, cute and easy read that will have you smiling at the end of the story.

I think when I grow up I'd like to be a book critic. I mean, how does one get that kind of job anyway? How does one get their opinion to matter so much? Hmm..I think I'll have to do some research.

We went to the doctor last Friday. It was pretty quick. We did get to hear the heart beat though. The cutest sound I've ever heard, ever! We also get to find out if we're having a boy or a girl in 3 weeks! The 26th, so everybody put it on your calendars and place your bets!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Breaking Dawn

I'm having a hard time getting through this one...