This is Amy Carder's Blog. She'll post lots of thoughts here about church life, home-schooling, raising four, make that five kids and all of the other craziness that our life together throws at us.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lazy Man's Toast

Are we seriously so lazy that we can't even put bread in a toaster? Seriously! Today as I was meandering the grocery isles I stumbled upon what must be the most ridiculous item I've ever seen on store shelves...yes, toast! For only $3.49 you can purchase toast; looked like about 12-14 slices. OK, so you don't own a toaster? It's Vegas people; you live in the desert! Leave your bread out for about 45 seconds and viola! Toast. Do people really buy this?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Know your parental rights!

Please take a few minutes to look over the website, You will be amazed at some of the rulings judges in this country have made regarding parental rights. Parents need to stand up and protect not only our children but generations to come. Take special care to read how international law is creeping into our courtrooms.


Parental Rights Amendment Introduced!
Contact your Representative today and urge them to support the Parental Rights Amendment.

The Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment bill has just been introduced in the House of Representatives! Our bill number is H. J. Res 97. Rep. Pete Hoekstra introduced the proposed constitutional amendment which is designed to preserve and protect parental rights from future erosion. Preserving parental rights for generations to come is an issue that concerns every parent across this nation. That’s why now is the time to get your Congressperson to support this vital bill.

The introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment signals the opening of an important discussion in Congress. So we encourage you to begin engaging Congress on the issue of parental rights today.


You can contact your member of Congress here.

Write, call or email with a short message urging your member of Congress to stand in support of H. J. Res 97, the Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment. Encourage them to contact Rep. Pete Hoekstra to add their name to a list of potential Co-Sponsors.

And look for more updates as we move forward with this vital effort!


Kristin Wright
Deputy Director

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


This past week I was able to visit with many friends. I stayed with my Las Vegas friend who is now living right where I grew up. That was kinda weird but very fun. While staying with Deb I was able to see Jenn. Then over the weekend I had my 20 year high school reunion. Many memories were shared; much fun was had!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mary Mary Quite Contrary...

Here's my new (not quite finished) garden. My "loves-to-landscape" husband can take all the credit! Stay tuned for some fresh veggies, grapes and berries!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


May 24, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
60 degrees and falling

Global Warming?

Friday, May 09, 2008

Show Me the Money!

Fox News reports.....
If a stay-at-home mom could be compensated in dollars rather than personal satisfaction and unconditional love, she'd rake in a nifty sum of nearly $117,000 a year.

Where do I pick up my check?

Friday, May 02, 2008

This is all so confusing

SAN ANTONIO — A judge ordered that the baby boy born to a teenager taken from a polygamist sect's ranch in West Texas be placed in state custody, according to documents released Thursday. and get this...they only SUSPECT she's under 18! But they took her baby anyway!...."The girl has claimed to be 18 and based on a bishop's record used during the custody hearing two weeks ago, she would be 18 now. But officials believe she is younger and placed her in foster care with other children taken from the ranch."

So now I guess CPS will go around to every under-aged mother in the state of Texas and take her baby if her baby's daddy is over the age of 18. This all just seems a little crazy to me? I guess I just don't understand why all these mothers are being punished. My heart aches for these woman who have had their children ripped away from them.

I understand that something should be done if their are crimes being committed. But this all seems a little crazy to me. How about remove the men from the compound, let the women and children remain and then sort it all out. Why are the women and children loosing their homes? I realize they live differently from the rest of the United States but that's not a crime.

Some Texas Facts:

In Texas it is legal to get married (with parent permission) at 16. It is not illegal to have sex with your wife, even if she is under the age of consent.

I was born in San Angelo, Texas.