Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quick Update

Here is a quick update on what I have been up to this past month...

-Worked some more on our house. It is coming into the home stretch...maybe...I think it will always be something that is ongoing. It has turned out really nice and we are really enjoying it.

-Both boys started a new hockey season and they are playing on the same team. That makes it SO nice as we will not always have to be going in different directions during the week and on the weekends, too. Their team is called the Admirals and their jerseys are green. They have only played one game so far. I will post pictures of them both in action soon.

-Tyler had travel skill assessments (kind of like tryouts) for hockey and Kyle had the same except it was for soccer. We are not sure if we want them committing to club teams right now as they are huge time commitments however, it has been a good experience for them.

-I am in the middle of my soccer season. We are currently playing in our seasonal tournament. Last I looked, I think we are in 1st place. Yea! We still have the payoffs to get through though.

- The kids have been working hard on sticking with their school work as we are upon the last few weeks of school here. I can't believe another year has already gone by.

-Planning another trip to see my sister and family soon. She is just about finished with her masters work and getting ready to graduate. Big Kudos to her and congratulations!

-Followed the entire season of Big Brother 9. Adam won! Yea Adam. I am glad to see him win it. I actually liked him from the beginning. Also, he claims he is going to give 100K of his winnings to Autism research. I have to say that after watching him through out the season, he seems to have some autistic tendencies himself. hummm?

-Still following The Bachelor. Only one word for this season so far...."whatever"! I guess it has a few more weeks to go before we find out who "the girl" is. One is very high maintenance and the other very reserved and laid back. Totally opposite! It will be interesting to see what type he will go for. With them having such different personalities he HAS to be leading one of them on. again...whatever

-And last but definitely not least....The reason for the season....The Stanley Cup Playoffs....oh yea...it is either on the TV or the radio (or Internet, sometimes). They are already through playing the first round and now there are 8 teams still battling it out in the second round. I wonder what team will claim Lord Stanley this year? We shall see...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

due for a new post...

wow...how time flies. Yep still working on the house and have not been on the computer much. I will try to do some catching up here in the next few days. With all the time that has passed I have quite a bit that I can write on.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day

With today being the 1st annual World Autism Awareness Day there have been many news broadcasts and people "telling" their stories of how autism has affected them in some way or another. Some of the most interesting that I have kept up with today has come from cnn.com. One story that they reported on was the story of Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey's son who was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old (he is now 5). They believe that their son was poisoned by vaccinations that he received as a young child.

As most of you already know, we too strongly believe that our son was also poisoned by vaccinations within just the first two years of his life. We did A LOT of our own research on the topic before making the decision to STOP ALL vaccinations for him and his brother (who, by the way, has never received one vaccination to date and is the healthiest one in our family).

The idea of opting out of all vaccinations for your children is one that I would rate as highly controversial. I have always (kind of) kept quiet about it unless someone approached me about it first. It is a very personal decision for parents to make and one that MOST have never considered as an option because they never new that it was. In fact most people today do not realize that vaccinations are OPTIONAL. Our schools and government make you think that they are something that is mandatory. They are not.

Today's Larry King Live show was with guest, Jenny McCarthy and her debate on how vaccinations are way out of control, not just with the controversial ingredient of thimerosal but also with the number of vaccinations that children receive by age 5. In 1983 a child received 10 vaccinations by age 5. Today that has more than doubled with a child now receiving 36 by age 5. Wow! Being that we do not vaccinate I had no idea that children are receiving that many shots in just 5 years. Jenny was questioning not only the vaccine ingredients but also the increase in the number of "recommended" shots that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) are recommending now. I ask...Why? Why the increase in the number of shots?...has there been huge enough outbreaks of disease that warrants more vaccinations for our children today? I don't see it. As stated in a cnn article that came out today..."With billions of pharmaceutical dollars, could it be possible that the vaccine program is becoming more of a profit engine then a means of prevention?" That is what I think!!

Anyways... For anyone wanting more information about Autism, vaccinations or some of the stories from today's Autism Awareness Day news here are some links for you to check out.






Feel free to comment and contact me too if you would like. I would love to share our story with you. ....And for many of you out there that are pregnant now, I urge you to look into the vaccinations that you sign off on for your child once they are born (and through their childhood). Do your own research. Be smart about it. Ask yourself..."Does my child really need this?" You have to personally weigh the risks of vaccinating to not vaccinating. If you decide to vaccinate then ask your doctor for the vaccinations that are "thimerosal free" They are out there and there is a pharmaceutical company that does manufactures them. Don't let your doctor tell you otherwise. I don't have enough time and energy to sit and write about all our experiences with doctors and how many we have been to because they don't want to be inconvenienced with doing what we request. (So frustrating!)

Be smart. Think for yourself. Think outside the box.
Don't be a Lemming!

Big News Update

There is no way that we could leave our home here in the southwest for the cold of the northeast....


HA! Gottcha!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Big News

We have not shared with anyone, mostly because we never thought it would come to be....

My hubby has been interviewing and we just found out that he will be taking on a new position at work...in Boston, MA. His company is based out of Boston and his new job will require him to work in the northeast. Looks like we will be packing up in the next few weeks. I am not looking forward to the cold weather but I am a girl that likes change so this should be interesting. One of the first thoughts that came to mind was..."well at least there is a lot of hockey up there."