Jasper’s meet the teacher night is the day after tomorrow.  We are so excited!  

It’s always nice to see facebook videos of my friends’ kids dancing in the backseat of a car and being all cute, with no seat belt on.  One of these kids is only three with no car seat or booster to speak of.  I was hesitant to speak up, but I did because if they got into a wreck, something horrible would happen to those children.  I sent a private message to the one who posted the video (a girl I have been friends with for years) and told her that I’m not trying to intrude on her life, but I saw the video of the kids in a moving car with no seat belts on or car seats and I let her know how dangerous that was for them, and I know that she would never want the kids to be hurt.  You know what I got back?  

"Hey, I really don’t like other people telling me how to raise my kids and neither does Sarah.  I’m not gonna get into a wreck.  We are great moms and don’t need you sticking your nose in our business.  Our kids are perfect, thanks."

And then she blocked me.  Forgive me for trying to help keep your kids safe.  That will be the last time I try to help somebody like that.  Whatever, I’m really not trying to deal with this right now.

I don’t normally reblog anything, but…

This Ferguson business needs to be known.  I’ve been praying so hard for them.

sunvapor ASKED:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

It’s the first day of school in my hometown, where most of my friends still live.  Which means, my facebook newsfeed is flooded today with pictures of my friends’ children’s back to school photos they took this morning.  I absolutely love it.  It makes me even more excited and nervous for Jasper’s first day, later this month.  It’s such a new and exciting chapter of life!

He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!

He loves swimming!

These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  

These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  

About two months ago, the checkout lady at the PX gave Jasper a Captain America comic book.  It wasn’t young child appropriate so I didn’t let him look through it, but he thought the picture of Captain America on the cover was the coolest thing ever.  He told me he wanted to be him for Halloween and has pretended to be him since.  My older sister, I don’t know how to tag but she is leonarocks on here, sent Jasper the best care package ever- filled with Captain America swimwear and matching sandals and Avengers glow in the dark tattoos and an activity book, along with a ton of other cool stuff.  It is nearly impossible to get him to take off the swim shorts and rash guard, and he is currently covered in tattoos.  She always sends him the best stuff.  He says that Aunt LeeLee is the best Aunt LeeLee in the whole world.  I’m so lucky I have such an amazing sister.  It’s not just the stuff she sends Jasper, obviously, because anybody who knows me knows that she is my very best friend and she is simply wonderful.  I wish so badly that we lived closer.  This has been a sister appreciation post.

There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  

There are not enough good things to say about our new neighbors.  We got lucky!  The day we moved in and were in the backyard, a huge little girl voice rang out through the fence, yelling for Jasper to come over and play.  We walked over to introduce ourselves and Alexis, their four year old daughter, threw open the door and told Jasper to come play in her room and off they ran.  Megan is her mom and she is just wonderful- we talked for hours and hours.  And the kids instantly clicked.  It’s so funny to see them together; they are such kindred spirits!  They are exactly the same: loud, spunky, overwhelming, energetic, wild little animals.  It’s only been a few days and already, they are inseparable.  They were inseparable from the beginning.  Jasper needed a friend like that.  I could not be happier.  

Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  

Our beautiful new Wainwright Heights house!  These “before” photos were taken a few days ago, before my husband got to work painting and fixing up stuff and junk.  There are two other bedrooms in the house and a storage shed, utility room, and a HUGE backyard but I obviously didn’t post photos of those.  The rooms are way bigger than they look, too.  Our house is so much larger than what I’m used to.  We have been moving all day and will be finishing it through the upcoming weekend.  I’m exhausted, but so happy!  

It’s so hard to choose paint colors when you love every color.

The best part of moving, by far, is getting a clean slate to decorate with.  I just need to finally choose the paint colors so we can get started.  But I love them all.  Two decisions have already been made: our bedroom will be the exact same dark brown that it is now because it’s the best bedroom color ever and the kitchen will be cool mint.  At least, I think the kitchen will be cool mint.  I’ve pretty much decided.  But I don’t know.  And then I have to choose for the rest of the house.  And we are planning to get it all done before we move in next week.  I need to choose NOW.  Lord, help me.   

After Matt’s promotion ceremony this morning.After Matt’s promotion ceremony this morning.

After Matt’s promotion ceremony this morning.

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