This is my second week of project 365 a picture a day in 2012. I did not use my Canon again. All of these are from my phone. I’ve now decided that in January photos will be my iPhone…but February….look out – the big guns are coming back out. Dammit. Also I think I might try shooting in RAW and actually buying a photo-editing program. About time.
Here’s basically what we do all week – eat lots of sugar, take the big girls to various lessons, take baths and go shopping. Repeat as needed. Sometimes we also vacuum. Sound familiar?
In case you were remiss in reading this week – here’s the recap and two spanks for you for not reading…
You may send me money to buy the entire collection of Oilily Spring 2012
I found out that most of my readers like dogs over cats. I’m not sure what I did to deserve you all. Also some people like that their cats watch them have sex. Weird.
I also found out that Target is an acceptable outing for your toddler and the zoo is overrated and not required. Costco also counts as a fun outing AND lunch because they have samples. Must.Join.Costco.
Yes it was 50 degrees here which is why you found me in a cool kid designed Bobiam T-shirt. And I’m giving one away…come enter!
I decided to take on The So-called Mommy Wars because I am so sick of reading about it so I decided to judge you on the important things in life like do you wear Spanx or not AND do you finish your child’s lunch? Join the discussion. It’s fabulous. Like you.
And because Martha Stewart is my middle name I did a craft tutorial and vlog for you. You want to make some felted heart hair clips right? Even if you do not, you should watch my vlog because I mention roach clips.
And on my mind this week…
I want to introduce you to my dear friend Mark, his husband Fred, and their four gorgeous children.
They have been together for 21 years. They own a home, pay taxes, go on hikes, bake cakes, do laundry, laugh, cry, are legally married, have adopted four amazing kids, and have an amazing extended family and community of friends. And they are very much in love.
However, Fred is French, his Visas have expired and now faces deportation because immigration officials are barred from recognizing their marriage under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
I’m sick thinking about the implications for this beautiful family. We need to do something. We cannot let our laws split-up a family – a legally married couple and kids – because our government won’t recognize them under DOMA.
An excerpt from the CNN article…
Deloizy and Himes represent a growing number of same-sex couples with a partner of foreign nationality at risk of separation under DOMA, according to the couple’s immigration attorney, Lavi Soloway.
“They have sacrificed everything for their family, and the idea that the federal government wants to tear them apart in the name of the Defense of Marriage Act is preposterous and cannot [be allowed to] happen,” said Soloway, co-founder of Stop The Deportations, a campaign to stop the deportations of spouses of gay and lesbian Americans.
You can read more about them on Mark’s personal blog...and keep reading because it’s one of my favorite daily reads. Mark also loves Good Luck Charlie so he’s pretty much a hero in my daughter’s eyes. 🙂
There is also an article on CNN with some details, and their interview on CNN will be aired tomorrow, Saturday the 14th.
Mark mentions what we can do to help in this post. I would also love for you to tweet, share, facebook and spread this story for them. We need to do everything we can to keep them here and together.
And to change this law.