He loves her, he really does

This one, taken by Jon.

  • http://blog.mrtland.com mrtl

    About Mormon undergarment wearing – from what I’ve heard (from a non-Mormon who heard it from a non-Mormon who knew a Mormon), it’s a Sunday only thing.

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Spurious Plum

    UB – I saw your lack of diaper comment, but I was just wondering if you had any skin diseases or vermin infestations. If not, I’d be happy to snuggle witcha.

    I’ll just wrap you up in a big plastic tarp.

  • naralius

    ok.. they have to sleep with those things!!! how are babies done in Mormon World???

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ I’m to sexy for my Strizz

    Have y’all seen the book of Mormon commercial?

    Two girls sitting in a coffee shop and one asks the other “Read anything good lately?”

  • http://jo.migrantroo.com Jo

    That should be Heather’s nickname for her husband; Longjon.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    In a coffee shop… haha. How ironic.

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com spoonleg

    Adorable! Chuck is such a sweetheart, and despite the rough-play, I think he knows that she loves him too! Brother and sister, how cute are they?!

  • http://www.both2and.com/weblog/ Pascale Soleil

    Lovely to be valued for being able to have babies, sure.

    Except I don’t have babies, I’m never going to have babies.

    In fact, I’ve never especially WANTED to have babies.

    But I might really, really want to be a priest.

  • naralius

    is there any mormon in here to tell the truth!!!! i need to know now!

  • Annabellle

    Ugly Baby, my little nephew Luke was born about a week ago and he’s the most gorgeous baby in the whole world. We took him to the mall for a little stroll with his big brother and we saw you in your stroller. You were like 6 months old but you weighed about 45 pounds and were sweaty. I think you had a toupee on . You were the ugliest child we have ever seen and we had to shield our boys’ eyes.

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com/ greenthumb

    I realize that for most people, that the idea of wearing something like this is ubsurd, but try to think of it this way.

    These individuals are trying to obtain a state of being in this life that is in harmony with the teachings of the gospel (as taught by the LDS church)and at some point they were deemed of such character as to warrant being allowed to make sacred covenants with GOD in the temple. These are no more than a promise to uphold and adhere to the commandments and to set themselves apart from worldly weaknesses (as taught by the LDS church). The real purpose of the garment is to remind you that you have done this. Every day that you don your garments, is a reminder of the promises that you made. Aside from that one purpose, the only times you are not expected to wear them are during bathing, swimming and sex.

    They do make you more modest as they are not supposed to be visible when you are clothed.

    I hope this clears up some things. A lot of sights can be simply propaganda, and just because they say they are EX-LDS does not mean that they are. There are a lot of groups out there that flatly hate or wish to cause said feelings for the church.

  • http://brendajo.typepad.com stella

    Where did Ben and Matt go? yall was cracking me up.

  • http://www.hydrangeasarepretty@blogspot.com shelli

    Chuckles AND Leta in one picture. TOGETHER! Oh my gosh – it’s too much! :)


  • Muffy

    In re: Religious materials.
    J’ever see those little booklets people leave at ATM’s and such? They have catchy little titles like “Big Bad John”, or “Riding with Jesus”. They’re small and have little stories in them, and are done in a comic book style. I love ‘em. I collect them and store them next to my High TImes collection. I am SO going to hell. I’ve already got my handbasket picked out.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    I didn’t know you were Mormon, Greenie. Do you wear the special underwear? I’m sorry if I offended you! I don’t want to spread rumors about the Mormon undies.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Muffy, I think you are referring to Chick Publications:


  • edith

    hi heather! you’re amazing and this is a beautiful blog.

    could you put up a picture of the troll crawl?

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Muffy, I know exactly what books you are referring to. Those are really good bathroom reading material. For when you are on the toilet for an especially long period of time. I think they are almost as fun to read as Harlequin romance novels.

  • naralius

    thanks greensthumb!!!

  • http://bibaciousbabe.blogspot.com/ Vaida

    Muffy, don’t worry. I’ll be there with you. Here’s why. I’ve got the hots for my priest. I think about his in all sorts of ways during mass. I’m NOT kidding. I wish I were. He’s about 28 and HOT!! What was he thinking joining the prieisthood?? It is SO bizarre!

  • http://karmadgeon.blogs.com Muffy Wong

    That makes me melt. Nothing cuter in this world than puppies and babies.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    I think all this squirrel-eatin’ talk has scared the shit out of my poor sister.
    Squirl, you OK there?

  • Katietoyboy

    So I need to know, does my leopard print, sidefastening, crotchless, furry thong with flashing lights, go INSIDE or OUTSIDE my magic underwear????? Come on people, crisis time!

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Spurious Plum

    Relentless Christian Amber — When the first Desert Storm was happening, I wound up talking about how scary things were with my teenage crush. His Crushiness invited me to lunch to discuss it further, and I accepted, giggling like a dork.

    Unfortunately, Crushboy spent the next hour telling me about Jehovah’s plan for all of us, and asking me to convert. He gave me a Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower Bible and everything. Trust in me to fall in love with the kid who carys extra bibles in his backpack. No wonder it took forever to get laid.

    Anyway, if youwant the Watchtower Bible it’s yours…

  • Teresa

    You really do have a beautiful daughter, Heather. And a gorgeous Chuckles too :) Happy Friday!

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    BFE, Operation Bucharest is an interesting read. Very touching. Pulled at my heartstrings.

  • http://prettycrabby.com Em

    Aw, the preciousness of that photo!

    Happy Weekend, Armstrongs.

  • Prairieboy

    Speaking of being a non-mormon with mormon relatives and getting free stuff from Jehovah’s Witnesses, I vaguely remember as a kid being over at the house of one of my distant mormon relatives. A Jehovah’s Witness missionary came by and was let in by an elderly relative (my gramma’s cousin, I think). Cuz invited the fellow to the kitchen for a chat, where he listened politely, then pulled out his Book of Mormon. The two spent a better part of the day trying to convert each other. The wise amongst us avoided the kitchen that day.

  • edith

    oh and chucks front leg looks like a mans arm. its got the same muscles.

    that’s all.

  • Muffy

    Who needs “Jeeves”, when I got my own personal Bucky Four Eyes. Thanks,lambie
    PS. Let’s eat slim jims on fridays during lent in the confessional.

  • http://hypersynaesthesia.blogspot.com Alex

    heather, congratulations. You’ve officially managed to have the cutest child EVER, as well as an exceptionally attractive hound. good on you.

  • http://bibaciousbabe.blogspot.com/ Vaida

    Why do I get the feeling I am being ignored today!?

  • http://www.smockblog.com jules

    chuck usually looks so small, but next to leta, he looks humongus


  • Ugly Baby

    Thanks Plum, Why doncha just stuff toilet paper down my throat and tie me up in a damp plastic bag.

    hmmph. tarp.

    Annabellle, now you know, next time you … um … smell that smell, you’ll run the fuck away like everyone else. I don’t think you can call the orange crate my parol officer drags me around in a stroller, tho.

    Plum? Sorry, the chiggers get me so riled up sometimes …

  • http://ninjamonkey3000.blogspot.com/ mighty!

    re: katyboytoy….

    outside, we would want to see the flashing lights…

  • Annabellle

    Nobody loves me.

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com/ greenthumb

    I guess in my heart I will always be Mormon, but I’m an unofficial ex mormon because they have not yet officially removed me from the roster. But I’m a gay man, and they do not allow for that. I did serve a mission for the church and did grow up Mormon.

    I wasn’t offended by what you said, but I do get a little defensive when people just latch on to the idea of something different from what they know and only use it to further set those that are different, apart from the rest of society.

    Like being Gay, it’s the taboo these days with a lot of political posturing, but the fact is, we are in every aspect of society, we are no different from you aside from one distinguishing factor, our choice for companionship.

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Spurious Plum

    UB – Damn dude…

    Vaida – HI!

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    Any blogger.commers out there?


    Sorry for shouting.

  • http://bibaciousbabe.blogspot.com/ Vaida

    YAY! Thanks Plum.

    I just thought someone one comment about me wanting to take the priest right on the alter.

  • becaru

    Did Leta get a haircut???
    That is about the cutest picture ever.

  • http://talkingtoad.blogspot.com/ TulsaOkie

    Both cuties in one picture!! What a way to make my Friday better!! Thank you Dooce and family.

    Oh and awesome post about the love and contentment you feel with your family!!

  • http://jo.migrantroo.com Jo

    well said Greenthumb

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Spurious Plum

    See, I missed that. ‘Damn, dude’ for you too.

  • http://ninjamonkey3000.blogspot.com/ mighty!

    speaking of longjons doesn’t that other cult the moonies wear special underwear…??

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Spurious Plum

    See, I missed that. ‘Damn, dude’ for you too.

  • bethy-mae

    I had a dog like that. He was a bearded collie and his name was Rusty. He was a great friend and playmate who could endure any and all nonsense. Every kid needs a good dog. Leta is lucky to have Chuck. He does look like he is getting ready to lick her face.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Vaida and Annabelle, I love you guys!

    Vaida, I’d never ignore you!

  • deleted

    It’s a well kept secret, but we Southern Baptists wear heavenly thongs!

  • Annabellle

    Vaida I read your blog and tried to post a comment to your message but I do not have my own blog, so I am forbidden.



    And I repeat, Nobody Loves Me!