Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Back Yard in Fall

We are truly enjoying God's canvas, our view from the backyard.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Inch is studying about DNA/RNA . He is teaching his siblings a little Biology!

---Mallu Mom

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Old Friends

For the last 16 years we have moved about once every 2-4 years. It's been fun and we have made many friends along the way. A few of those friends we really connected with and have kept in touch with for many years. Email and phone calls are usually the norm. This week we were blessed enough to get a visit from our really good friends that we met when we lived in Turkey. They are also the Godparents of Mystical Rose and Godmother to GMAC. We had such a wonderful time, we miss them already.

Rose with her Godparents

GMAC with her Godmom

Watching Roses' game

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Proud of Inch

Inch was the Lector at the Mass last night. Four years ago I couldn't imagine that he would volunteer to do this,since he used to be so nervous to go in front of people, to do anything. Yes he was a bit nervous, but he did really well. I am really glad he's had this opportunity, hopefully he will continue to serve the Church, in this ministry. He's really growing up.

--Mallu Mom

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 53:10-11
Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22
Hebrews 4:14-16
Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

The air which we breathe, the bread which we eat, the heart which throbs in our bosoms, are not more necessary for man that he may live as a human being, than is prayer for the Christian that he may live as a Christian.

-- St. John Eudes


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Daddy & I

My dad and I have been reading this book, and we just finished it! It's about 4 kids that go to an island and meet 2 other kids who who go there every summer. They have a lot of adventure, some of it is with retired and friendly pirates. The thing I like the most is the kids imagination. The plot is really good also. Thanks daddy for reading it with me every night.
--Mystical Rose

Nice Doggie

G-MAC, loves to crawl around the house pretending to be a dog. She's been doing this since she was 16 months old. It's the cutest thing to watch. She even plays tug-of-war like a puppy!
--Mallu Mom

Monday, October 12, 2009

Youth Group

Last night our youth Group had Family Night! We had a fun, we started by praying the rosary walking down to the grotto outside. We also had a fun competition between the families. We had to make a structure our of toothpicks, gumdrops, and marshmallows.
Building is fun!

One group made a dog, personally I don't see it...

A baseball stadium, that was a very creative idea!

This was a roller coaster, now it is a roller coaster in a abandoned circus

This is what we made!! A pyramid!! It won most looking like what it is!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Koratty Muthy

Today is the feast of Koratty Muthy. The church in India where Mallu grew up is a sight of many miracle and every year people from all over the world make a pilgrimage there

-- Crucian Dad

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Second Reading:
Wisdom 7:7-11
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-13
Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

My Jesus, how good it is to love you! Let me be like your disciples on Mount Tabor, seeing nothing else but you, my Savior. Let us be as two friends, neither of whom can bear to offend the other. Amen.

-- St. John Vianney

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Well Inch hit another milestone (pun intended) in a active young mans life.
While playing soccer he was hit in the head with the ball and suffered a mild concussion!

We are not sure exactly when in the game it happened because he continued to play (he was on an adrenaline rush) We only found out when one of his friends came to us after the game and told us that he was dizzy and had been throwing up.
Inch has an early game and the rest of the kids play after he does. Inch and his friends sit around and talk and joke while their siblings play their games.

We took him to the ER and a CT scan came back normal. The doctor said that it was only a mild concussion.

Inch is doing fine , he has a bad headache and is just a little dizzy especially when he moves too fast.

-- Crucian Dad

Friday, October 9, 2009

Support your local library

we didn't mean to get this many books but the staff was so helpful
Mallu was looking for information on bridges for a co-op class she is teaching.
and the kids have been wanting to build a tree house since we moved

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It is awefully quiet

I was sitting at home reading when my Mom yelled out "Where is GMAC?" We looked over to see this...
Okay GMAC is really smart, she pushed the chair over to open the cabnet....and she stole the screwdriver (Who knows what she planned to do with it.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Walking Rosary

Today is the Feast of our Lady of the Rosary. Our family has been praying a daily rosary together for a little over five years. It has really become an important part of our lives. We know we have and continue to receive many graces from this prayer. Today in honor of this feast we decided to try something different. Our parish has a rosary garden that is really cool. It is a winding path in the shape of a giant rosary, with stepping stones for each of the beads. We pack up every one in the car, even the dog, and said our daily rosary at the rosary garden. It was a very peaceful and beautiful experience.

Crucian Dad
It's a little hard to see but we are on the rosary path

G-MAC thinks that whenever she has a Rosary, she has to kneel

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mass Readings Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009
St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon, Religious, Founder of the Three Order (Solemnity)

First Reading: Sirach 50:1, 3-4, 6-7
Psalm: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Second Reading: Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

Mary "remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin"

-- St. Augustine, Sermon 186

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Oct 4th is the feast of St. Francis and we want to share a story. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals, knowing this Rose used to ask him for prayers for a dog. Often she she would pray while holding a little toy dog. The toy was nothing special just something that came in a Happy Meal. Rose would always ask God for a dog just like the toy.
Right before we moved to MD a friend told us about an ad in the base paper for a Miniature Schnauzer. We decided to take a look because this breed is good for people with allergies (like Inch). It was only after we brought the dog home that Inch pointed out that our new dog , Sadie, looked just like Rose's toy!

G-MAC holding Rose's toy

The real Sadie when we first met her

Rose and the two Sadies

Rose, Sadie and Dad when we first got her

Thursday, October 1, 2009

St. Therese of Lisieux

Today is the feast of St Therese of Lisieux. She is one of my favorite saints. My mom used to tell us many stories about her when we were little, and I used to want to be just like her. You can read more about her on the link above. What a great hero to look up to. She is one on Mystical Roses' favorite also.