Brothers

My husband was in a Fraternity in college.  His Fraternity’s anniversary was on Tuesday.  Don’t ask me how old they are cause I have no clue.  LOL  Anyway this weekend we are going to New Jersey so the “Brother’s” can all get together.  They do this almost every year.  I think it is so funny when I look through all of Pete’s College pictures (He has a stack sitting here on the desk that I just looked through, I think he scanned them all for the Brothers).  Pete was one of the founding father’s of there Chapter of the Fraternity.   He is one of the only white boys!  It is a Latino Fraternity.  He is always easy to spot.  LOL  I always wonder what it would have been like to have been in a sorority?  They do not have them at 2 year colleges…LOL  I wonder if I would have formed life long friendships and sisterhoods?  Nah Probably not, I don’t like people like that.  LOL  As close as Pete and his brothers were he is really only close to one of them now.  His BFF (which he informs me is a girl term…lol) Edwin.  I wonder if it is because he moved away to Iowa for Chiropractic School for six years, or if it is because he lives in Maryland with me instead of New Jersey where they all live.  But honestly I don’t know, I mean his BFF is only really close to Pete, they have each other.

I always feel bad when we do thinks with my friends since his are always so far away.  I do my best to make sure we get to New Jersey for the reunions and get togethers.  It helps that I adore his BFF’s wife.  We have become really great friends.  They have wonderful kids that I love too!  I really consider them family.  This weekend I had plans to have lunch in PA with my fabulous fellow Disney Brides.  We all try to get together a few times a year.  Us “North Girls”  get to see each other way more then we get to see the south and west girls.  So I had Plans to see my friends, but this Fraternity thing came up.  So I told Pete that we will drive to NJ on Friday night then Saturday morning I will head to lunch with my Disney Brides and then he can hang with his Brother’s that night.  Sunday will will hang out with of friends and the kids and then head home Sunday afternoon.  I do have a Baby Shower Sunday, but I think I may have to miss it.

So I think since I was not in a Sorority I will consider my Disney Brides, my Sorority  Sisters.  We all talk all the time, have similar interests and love Mickey Mouse…LOL  I am so lucky to have these special ladies!  I love them and have made some really really good friends!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Pete got me my favorite Candy. Lindor Truffles and Such Pretty flowers. Hot Pink Roses cause they were on my Bouquet and Lilies cause they were in my hair. I made us a nice dinner last night, since we were on kiddie patrol today. We had Scallops and Parmesan Crusted Orange Roughy. Sooo good. Alyssa came over at 7am this morning. My sister and her husband both had to work so we got Alyssa today. It was a great day. this morning when we were doing gifts Alyssa asked for her Surprise…Opps…Her gifts were not in a bag, just in a pile on the table. so soon as she turned her head we emptied my gifts out of the bag and tossed hers in. LOL Today was a full day. We played, watched tons of movies, had a great nap and went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. It was great! I was lucky to spend the day with the two best Valentine’s ever! Here are a few pictures.

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Our Dinner Set up!

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Dinner

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Some Finger Painting fun!

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Alyssa made me light the candels and sing “Happy Valentine’s Day, to you” then Alyssa blew them out!

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I got the BEST flowers ever! They are so very pretty!

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My Princess is the cutest thing ever! Look at those Pig Tails!

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It was a wonderful day! We are snuggled up on the sofa watching Private Practice! Such a great weekend!

Oprah

I love Oprah, she is so honest and so real.  I want to be her friend.  LOL  Yesterday while I was home from work due to the THREE feet of snow we had fall over the weekend she had a very good episode on.  As some of you know the Topic hits a soft spot in my heart, it is a topic I feel SO strongly about and have a very personal connection to.

The show was so good.  Her “guests” were four different child molesters.

One “guest” was a 65 man who molested a 5 year old, one was a father who molested his 12 yr old daughter, one was a guy (about my age, early 30’s) who had been molesting and raping the same girl since he was 8 and she was 5.  She finally told when she was 17 and he was 20.  Then the last guy was a 20 something guy who had raped 4 girls who were all about 14 years old. 

They were all in therapy and been convicted.  I personally think the laws are too  lax.  There should be MUCH longer sentences and I feel you should have to register as a sex offender for your entire life.  Something like the desire to abuse a child never goes away.  The abusers are always going to be sick individuals.  The show was full of such good and useful information.

The Child Abusers straight up said if anyone were paying attention they would have gotten caught sooner.  They also said they didn’t want to hurt the girls, they wanted them to enjoy it as much as they were enjoying it. 

SICK!!!!!  I don’t know how you can even look at a child and have sexual feelings….They are an innocent child.  How dare these sick perverts steal the child innocents away in one quick minute!  Bastards!

Oprah even talked about being molested a little bit.  She is so amazing.  I am going to miss her show so much once it is off the air. 

I know this is a heavy topic to my normally light and airy blog, but I feel so strongly about it and I am so happy that someone put this out in the media.  I do not feel it is discused nearly enough.  I am thankful for the sex offender registry and it was one of the first things I checked when I moved into my new house!  http://www.familywatchdog.us/

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