Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gay Marriage

A topic that came up in conversation among some friends recently: gay marriage.  Do we believe that two people who want to make the legal and emotional commitment to each other should be afforded the same rights and the title of "married" whether they are a man and a woman, two men or two women?  Or do we believe that "marriage" defines a relationship between a man and a woman only and cannot mean anything else?  How do we determine which is the "right" answer? 

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Trip to Lakeland

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  

We went to Lakeland, FL on Saturday to visit my husband's older son from his first marriage.  Zac is 36 and has been in and out of jail for most of his adult life.  He seems to be doing pretty well this time, he's working and saving money and staying off drugs (so far).  Zac will be in my prayers because I really hope he makes it this time, both for his sake and my husband's.  

We did our normal thing on Sunday - went to the beach.  We were too lazy to put the boat in the water this weekend, although it would have been a perfect day for it.  Oh, well, there's always next time!  

We are going to Key Largo next weekend for Memorial Day.  We will drive halfway down in our camper van, then stop at a truck stop and sleep for a few hours.  We will get up Saturday morning and get to the Keys early, so we will have all day Saturday, all day Sunday and come home Monday.  It is about 5 1/2 to 6 hours total drive time to Key Largo from here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend Update

Happy Mother's Day to all!

We have had a great weekend.  Yesterday we hit the beach around 11:00 AM.  We had hoped to go sailing, but there wasn't enough wind so we just stayed at the beach.  We got home around 1:45, showered and went next door where our neighbor was having a party.  We hung out for a couple hours, then our babysitter showed up at 5:30.  We went out to a restaurant and had some drinks and appetizers, then went to a movie.  Yesterday was our 9th wedding anniversary!

Today we slept in, then went to Mother's Day brunch at a country club here in town.  We had eggs benedict and mimosas and all that fancy brunch stuff.  Now we are prepping to hit the beach again and hopefully do some sailing today.

Too bad tomorrow's Monday!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Swimming Lessons

We just got back from Trevor's second swimming class.  He is in lessons all month, every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  Trevor has been in the water practically since he was born, but has never had any swimming lessons before.  They started him out in a class with 2 other boys at least a year older and one little boy about the same age.  They were trying to teach them to put their hands together in front of them and kick with their feet.  The other kids were picking it up quicker so today they put Trevor in a class with smaller kids who were more at his skill level.  He may not be the fastest learner, but he is having a blast.  He cries on the way home because he wants to swim some more!