Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sometimes I will just say things...

Hey kids, we are back (though we never left in the first place)

First off I didn't get that job. It was another case of poor management wanting to spend a little and expecting to get a lot out of it.

Second I would like to say a few things on this "Obamacare"

I hate politicians. I don’t trust them. If that is all you want to hear skip to the pictures.

There has been a lot of name calling lately towards Lindsie and me, names like: Liberal and Democrat. We do not belong to any party because we strongly oppose partisan politics; we always have and always will. Not because it is the cool thing to do, but because partisan politics are ruining this country. Just because we support the idea and the passing of Universal Health Care does not categorize us as anything but American. We want what is best for the country and its people and one thing is health care for all.

I really feel like conservatives, democrats, republicans, and liberals that oppose this health care only care for themselves. Sure, it is not yet perfect, but if you have any faith in your country being the best country then you know we can work through this and make it better. We aren’t Canada and we aren’t Europe so quit comparing! I mean who doesn’t think we all deserve the best in equal amounts. Just because a crack whore has a baby that doesn’t mean that baby should be punished for the crack whores choices. That baby deserves a good life as much as the rest of us that were born to parents who didn’t do crack or whores.

Who cares how much it will cost, our country is famous for spending money they don’t have to improve the country or what not, we always fight to make it right and we always survive. Who cares if some greedy person doesn’t want to go to medical school so that they can be filthy rich? Maybe people will go to medical school because they really want to help people, sort of like teachers who get paid crap, but still does it because they love teaching and helping kids grow. When did the American dream become “Get rich or be considered worthless”?

What pisses me off is the hypocrisy of the right wing. During the Bush administration they all told me to stand by Bush, because he was my president. But now that a non republican is in office they all say don’t support the president. Now don’t get me wrong, I really like it when people oppose the president as long as it’s consistent and not against laws or bills that will make America greater. If you supported a guy that lied to get us into a war and right before he left office gave a ton of money to the wealthy, then you should support a guy that is trying to give the country health care. Unless you really think that you are better than most Americans and deserve better.

I watch Glenn Beck (fox news is actually the channel I watch the most when it comes to the news and I don’t watch a lot of news), he is constantly jumping out from behind his chalk board and yelling “BOO, Obama is going to destroy this country with socialism and eat your children’s souls.” Glenn and his shock jock equals have no faith in this country or its people if they think that we the people would ever let that happen. I know they pretend to be the voice of the oppressed, but who believes these rich guys are looking out for us poor guys? A friend of mind told me that watching his show gives him money for his opinion of hate, his whining, and arguing of semantics to his choir. True, he profits from his image, but I still watch it now and again, I think Glenn is funny in an aggravating kind of way.

ANYWAY, we are a strong nation that has overcome and will overcome anything the world throws at us. If you believe that this is the greatest nation then support it! I am not telling you to trust politicians or quit questioning our government, just don’t spend you time fighting to stop good things like heath care, think of some better ways to fix the idea that is now out there. I say we put our tea bags in some hot water, sit down, and have some tea.

Rant Over

And now Owen and his gorgeous mother.

Horrible family pictures

Friday, February 26, 2010

So sorry late...

Sorry for the lack of updates, I was just waiting on some news. I don't think I will update for a month or so, because I GOT SOME WORK! Besides my new part time job I got another job doing some video editing. The pay is going to rock, but I will be working 40-60 hour weeks doing it. Hopefully Lou will be able to update while I am busy.

For now her is some pictures:
Owen loves to use Shadow as a pillow.
Linds made a great fire the other night, which I felt made for some good lighting. Here are a few of the pictures from that.
She is so beautiful! I am so lucky to have her in my life.

Obi probably is telling me to turn on the tv.
Jos Vee in Shadows bed.
Uncle Tony and O are twins!

See you guys in about a month!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I am going to be posting on Mondays now!

I meant to post these earlier this morning but I have been busy.
Owen loves his fake remotes
But he hates commercials.
His mom was doing this the night before.
Owen was so excited about his new clothes and his mom saved so much money!
New cloths
Mom was taking pictures of Owen while he was singing in the car.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A few pictures and some reflections of being a stay at home dad.

As of lately I have been feeling more and more down about myself. I know it is my duty to make sure things are okay in my own brain, but it is hard when life has just kicked you and keeps kicking you. I have been unemployed for just about a year now, and it seems like no hope is in site. With Lindsie working during the days I am left with evenings and weekends where I am available for work. Those type of hours, I have found, are almost the hardest jobs to come by and when I do locate them they are very demanding for little pay, and they never get back to me. I miss being able to go into a job and feel like I am worth something and supporting my family.
As of now I am a Stay at Home Dad (and for the most part I love it. Owen makes things rad), but can this be called a job? We live in a society where it is okay to be a Mom that stays at home, but when you are a man people expect more from you. I take good care of my kid, playing, feeding, changing and teaching him through out the day. On top of that I make dinner and care for the house. I think that is a lot of noble work and makes for constantly busy days.
Well enough of my bellyaching, though being able to convey my feelings and express myself makes me feel a bit better. Let us humans look kindly on the Stay at Home Dads, as if they were equals to the Stay at Home Moms.

And now for the kid that makes me smile when I don't feel like it...

Owen loves being buried in his stuffed animals.
He is messy, but so darn cute!
How does the little piggy eat?
What a weirdo.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pictureless, but not anchorless

No new pictures with this update, sorry. I was busy with some art projects this week, plus we moved around the living room now that our t.v. has been mounted above the fireplace. Other then that there isn't much to report on from the Birds, but at least I posted this week. See you all next week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year and some left overs.

MORE pictures then you can handle. These are the leftover pictures from Christmas and New Years that I forgot to post.
New Years day.

Owen LOVES to read. He was just sitting there reading out loud to himself.

Mom and Owen getting along even though Owen was hoping Green Bay beat Arizona.
Lou getting ready to watch the Packers and Cardinals game.
Owen loves his chair Grandma gave him.
I like ice.

Peanut spent the night with us!
Shadow and his favorite Christmas toy.

The Birds in their Christmas pjs.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Sorry for the long break with out an update. Shawn here, I know this is one of your goto blogs each week and we are going to try and keep it more up to date. Here is what you missed (backwards).

We went to see the lights at Temple Square with our good buddies the Vellingas. We took Trax so we didn't have to deal with parking. The kids loved it!

I love this picture of Lindsie.

Jos, Owen, and Aleeya
Shawn, Aleeya, Owen, Lindsie, Leesa, Jos, Tony.

We spent Christmas at my parents this year. We slept over then opened presents in the morning. We, of course, were spoiled.

Owen was so enthused Christmas morning.

At least Mom was!

Pappa and Shadow
Owen and Grandma
Thanksgiving 2009
We went to Arizona and had a blast. We always love going down there and spending time with the Young family. We always have so many great moments and laugh a lot. No pictures because we forgot our camera (lame). Here are some from the month of November.
I made a turkey.

We were creative with our costume ideas this year for lack of dough. We love this time of year.
Owen was a skeleton.
Linds was a Vampyre.

I was Hobo Robin.
Our pumpkins.
Owen is TOUGH!