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KATE + 8??? PUHleeeeeeeze!!

I just heard on the news that "Jon & Kate + 8" will now be called "Kate + 8".

What a crux!!!!!!

It doesn't make ANY sense!!!

JUST BECAUSE mom and dad are divorced does not NECESSARILY mean that Jon needs to be brought on in only "special appearances". UGH. This will set the scene for these kids' lives. TRUST ME. I KNOW.

In my day, it was "Patty + 1" but trust me, my dad DID come and get me every other weekend. He took good care of me while I was in his care, to the best of my knowledge, anyway. Sure, he had remarried and I had those WILD, STUPID siblings to contend with, but he was STILL my father and he STILL had a sort of parental claim to me. It wasn't like he was out of the picture just because he and my mother had divorced. Was he a great father? No. Was he a saint? DEFINITELY NO. Was he the best romodel? Again, NO, NO, NO. But still. He IS my dad and during the time that I was in his care before my mother died, he took good care of me. I remember him taking great care to cut up my eggs before I dove into them at breakfast. Did he HAVE to do that? No. Did he NEED to do that? No, of course not...I could do that myself. But still, I appreciate what measures he did take to make me comfortable and feel like a part of HIS family after my OWN family broke apart.

So. KATE + 8....I can't beLIEVE she let that happen. I just can't. In her shows, she ALWAYS has seemed fair and without judgment. To her husband, she has ALWAYS (ever since I"VE watched it) remained opinionated, yet open to his (FEW) comments. Still, whatever KATE says, Jon still has a legal access to his children.

The media makes me sick. I don't know if they're putting out the correct information or not, but certainly they have had their share of well-known UNtruths, and that just makes me sick.


Dad is STILL in the picture, even if he is not in the household. GET WITH IT!!! Not necessarily in MY childhood case, but I am seeing more and more that dads are getting the VERY short end of the stick when it comes to marriage dissolution where children are involved.

God bless,
Liz Watts


ALERT...ALERT...New Post...New Post...

Well, I have been about 3 weeks without a computer that has my baby's pictures on it. I have a camera, but have NO CLUE how to load the software onto our new computer.. UGH. Mommy Liz is soooo not tech savvy...

Todd bought me a new computer to do my work on. Unfortunately, my programs canNOT be backed up (because they are copyrighted) so I have to wait until my savvy hubby backs them up for me onto our NEW computer. UGH. It has been a REAL struggle, lemme tell you, for me to go without blogging. I wake up with blog ideas in mind. I put her in cute outfits and have no resource with which to download pictures, events, etc. UGH.

Folks, I'm tellin' you...if your computer ever goes NOT get VISTA. It is STILL giving me problems. I don't know what to doooooo!!!!! What so-called "master"mind at Microsoft designed VISTA???? Because it is worthless. There are many jobs I can't even GET because I now have Windows 2007 and Vista. UGH, for the third time. I HAVE TO UPDATE...why aren't THEY??! LOL.

On a HAPPY note, The Watts family attended a beaUTIFUL wedding at Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, Kansas, this afternoon/evening. It was absolutely romantic, beautiful, elegant. What else can I say? The bride, Amanda, looked gorgeous, and the wedding itself was THE BOMB. Seriously, it was like a spread from Martha Stewart WEDDINGS. Red and lavendar were the colors and at first I was like, "What??!" But it truly, TRULY, was beautiful, elegant, simple and full of class. We got pictures, but since we had to buy a new computer (and I dunno how to install programs) ya'll will hafta wait until Todd has time to do it and download everything.

Anyway, the wedding was absolutely gorgeous. I WILL be posting pictures soon. Since Todd and I are (unfortunately) "only" children, we (fortunately) have many "aunts and uncles" who GLADLY help with Molly Piper and seem to grab her up when we are in social settings such as this one. Tonight, Uncle Lanny's FIRST dance was with Molly. After that, she clapped and "danced" her way into others' hearts as the music in the 3rd story ballroom carried on. After that, when Molly grew tired and it was time for bed, we headed downstairs so Todd could pull the car up (as it was raining). Uncle Justin gommed onto Molly and began showing her off on the porch while Mommy and Aunt Pam visited about the TV shows we're addicted to (Jon & Kate +8 and Tori & Dean). LOL.

The Wann Crew, as always, were SOOOOO sweet. I just love all of Todd's friends...they are all so down to earth, sweet, and just plain ACCEPTING of people. They do not judge anyone.

The only thing better than tonight's plans were if The Watts Fam were in St. Louis enjoying the Cards game. We had tickets but had to forego due to weather/finances. Oh well. There's always NEXT year. I just hope the inconsiderate drunkards in the seats next to ours enjoyed having more space than they would have had if we'd have been there. UGH. I HATE to miss a Cards game, but this year, we've already been to one, so it's okay.

Next year, though? Watch out!!!! Molly will be yelling and cheering on her favorite Cardinal player, so loooookOUT!!!!! LOL. She is a LIVE WIRE, I'm telling you.

As for tonight? Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Landon Minor. May you be blessed and experience happiness throughout your journey! God bless and keep you...
Todd, Liz, Molly Piper Watts