April 19, 2007

My Rant, My Passion

It’s been a while but I am still here. I am so focused on talking baby stuff and sometimes there isn’t anything to say.

Melissa discussed the possibility of getting married this July in Canada. Some people have been surprised by our desire to get legally married. I find it odd that people are shocked that two people who love each other want to marry. I find some married people take for granted the rights that they have. The desire to get married stems from the normal stuff but also the fact that I am told I can’t and shouldn’t. It drives me crazy to here the other side of the argument against gay marriage. This country is so backwards and hypocritical. So many issues, but it focus on the little things that really don’t matter.

Melissa is Canadian, I am not, and sometimes I am shocked that Melissa wants to live here. She fights so hard to live here while I would pack up my things tomorrow if she wanted to move. Why…..because they would accept me. I know this sounds bad to say but these are my true feelings. I know Canada has certainly has some issues but nothing compared to my birthplace the United States.

However, my home is where my family is, Melissa, Olive, Campbell, and Ivy live in Austin, Texas, and that is the most important thing for me. To be with my family is my priority and if that is in the US or in Canada doesn't really matter. So marrying Melissa in Canada is important to me for many reasons and I can’t wait until we do.

April 16, 2007

Crickets and Wedding Bells

I should probably start this post off with an explanation of why we haven't posted in a while. A nice long list of we've been so busy, weather here has been too nice to stay inside, etc. But these would just be excuses and the truth of the matter is we've been very lazy bloggers and really have had nothing to write about. We're still tracking cycles and taking vitamins/herbal supplements. That's about the gist of it.

Amy and I finally booked our trip to Canada last week. We are very excited as it will be the first time that we're going in the summer to visit my family. We usually go up every other year for Christmas, but because of the cold weather and the holidays it tends to not feel very vacationy. So this time around we are gong to have 1 full week of vacation, in the summer!

Since we are going to Canada Amy and I have been debating if we should get married while we are there. Even though it doesn't hold any clout here in the States and we already feel like we are married, the main purpose of it would be so that I could change my last name to hers. We discussed it a lot and agreed that since I would be biologically connected to our child that we should have Amy's last name as our family name.

The wedding topic is still up for discussion in our house as to how we are going to pull it off and how involved it is going to be. We'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Since we aren't going until July we can still mull it over some more.

Off Topic Question: Anyone else watching the Sopranos as confused and as disappointed as I am?