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The Proclaimation on the Family
Proc Week 2010




Two years ago I did “Proc Week” – the first week of November, where I discuss The Proclamation on the Family, and what it means to me.

Last year I did Proc Week again. But due to server crash, those articles are lost to filaments of the world wide web.

This year, I have debated on writing articles on this subject. It seems an angry point for so many Americans. How do I discuss my own feelings without offending the tender feelings of another? I don’t want to offend, hurt, or distance myself from others.

And haven’t I already said what I have to say in years past? Even if some of those posts are gone?

The answer lies in the goal of this blog – which is often cloudy in my mind, but is truly and simply to preserve a history of my family for my children and future generations. In that sense, it doesn’t matter if other readers like what I have to say or not. It is my children that I must teach, encourage, and reassure. They need to know how I feel, and where I stand on issues that are thorny, and difficult in our society. And these posts are meant only for them. Of course you are welcome to share in the discussion.

First, I invite you to read the Proclamation on the Family.

Tomorrow I’ll discuss my thoughts on this canonized document.

Another Princess




IMG_4426This is the dress I really like. I think she should wear it with a cathedral length veil.

Last weekend while I was in Arizona, Leslee, Carrie, Beth, Karen and my mom all went wedding dress shopping. Of course I was so sad I missed the fun. I made Karen text me pictures of each dress so I could give my opinion (because the phone pictures were so detailed I could garner a clear opinion :D ) It was a lot of fun.


Yesterday Leslee and I went back to the store where she had narrowed the selection down to two dresses. Dress A is a vintage lace victorian look that only Leslee can carry off. She has the height, figure, and posture to make the dress just — pitter-patter, pitter-patter — STUNNING. I LOVED it on her. I really think she just looks so beautiful in it. Mom, Dad (who also went, I’m told) and mother-in-law-to-be all agreed with me (or I agreed with them, I guess) and think that is the dress to get.



The second dress is equally gorgeous though, and Leslee seemed to lean a little more towards that one. It’s more of a traditional dress, with beautiful beading, and and empire waist with an A-Line skirt. There is an inset in the train of a slightly more ivory satin, and matching satin the folds of the waist line. It’s really lovely. She has a hard choice. But what ever one she chooses, she will make it beautiful with her grace.