Saturday, December 22, 2007
This trip should be great - let's just see how little baby girl Heaton takes it! Though I wouldn't mind having my baby born in the Midwest instead of Utah, I WOULD mind her being 8-9 weeks EARLY! :)
Merry Christmas! We are so blessed for the friends and family we have in our lives!
Bree & Joe
Monday, November 05, 2007
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: 'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.''
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasary.'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years''
During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. >From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. >From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. >From courage to liberty;
4. >From liberty to abundance;
5. >From abundance to complacency;
6. >From complacency to apathy;
7. >From apathy to dependence;
8. >From dependence back into bondage'
Professor Joseph Olson of HemlineUniversity School of Law, St. Paul,Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election: Number of States won by:Gore: 19Bush: 29
Square miles of land won by:Gore: 580,000Bush: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:Gore: 127 millionBush: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:Gore: 13.2Bush: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Friday, October 19, 2007
As you all probably know by now, we are expecting a baby GIRL in Feb! It took 2 1/2 years, a couple doctors and eventually just a simple change of diet to get her here, but she's definitly on her way :) I wish I could feel her more consistantly, because it makes me nervous when there are long gaps between feeling her move, but I guess it's still normal at this stage to not feel the baby move very often.
Just for the record, we do NOT have any solid name ideas as of yet! It seems like the first thing people ask after we tell them it's a girl is if we know what we're going to name her. We JUST found out it's a GIRL people- how the heck are we supposed to know!! :) Actually, I have a friend that had a name picked out after less than 2 months of being pregnant (luckly, the baby will be a girl, otherwise they would have been in trouble) so I shouldn't be so touchy I guess :) I just don't know if we'll even know before we see the kid. Of course, I hope to have at least a COUPLE options by then so she doesn't have to stay "Baby Heaton" for longer than a few hours, but I guess we'll just see when we get there!
Anyway, enough for now! Have a great night and Remember Who You Are!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Inland North
You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
|What American accent do you have?|
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Anyone else ready for the Heaton Getaway Package?
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Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
Monday, February 26, 2007
So last week Tues I started driving toward Las Vegas so that my little sister could finally meet her puppy. We had a great time, had lunch at a little Mexican restaurant and spend time chilling at a hotel while CiCi and LaLa played with the puppies. Even the trip home started out ok until.... I pulled off to get gas about 80 miles from Provo. I got back on the freeway and got into a groove,
snacking and listening to music, frequently looking at how LONG I had been driving instead of checking in what DIRECTION! Since it was pitch dark out and signs are extreemly sporatic, it was almost 35 MILES before I realized I was going the wrong way! SUCK! Of course, that meant I sped up the setting on the cruise control... which, in turn lead to my ticket. You know, people drive that strip at 15-20 over at I was doing a measly 11 over! Where's the justice?! I guess Joey gets to do the distance driving for a while!