Saturday, January 30, 2010

Welcome to the world baby

OK so it's not the best picture but the little guy was hungry. if you look close you can see his little feet
Well it finally happened Memma had her baby.

Mallu was woken up around 4 AM and mom, dad, and Mallu all went to the hospital by 430.

It was a pretty long labor, her water broke at about 10 AM
the baby was born at 11 o clock weighing 7lbs 4oz

Momma, Daddy and Baby are all doing well

Oh yea I almost forgot.........IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Watch--- continued

Well as you can see no baby yet. As beautiful my sis-in law is in all of her pregnant glory,
Mallu and I just want to hold our new Niece/Nephew

Keep praying

--Crucian Dad

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Inch

Well there is a time in every parents life when they realize that their little boy/girl is becoming a man/woman. Inch is now 16 years old and gone is that little boy who we held in our arms. Inch has become a mature young adult.

He has shown us that he has wisdom beyond his years. We actually find ourselves asking his opinions on important family decisions. His advice is almost never rash but for the most part well thought out and articulate. It is hard to believe that he will be leaving our house and forging his own path out into this world.

I hope that the world is ready for this young man. He will be a challenge to all that he meets. I mean this in a good way, to often people are satisfied with the "status quo" without questioning why things are the way they are. Inch has never been happy with the standard "just because" answers to his why. This has challenged to grow as parents and as Catholics. He dreams of being a Theology Professor some day and I don't doubt for a minute that he will be one someday.

Happy Birthday Young man we thank God for your health and for you being you.

Love Mom, Dad, "U", Mystical Rose, and GMAC

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baby Watch 2010

Well We are here in Charleston waiting for Mallu's sister to give birth. The kids call here Mema, which means mothers younger sister.
Along with continuing homeschooling we have been trying to have a little fun.

Eating at an EXCELLENT Mexican Restaurant

Date night to a fancy restaurant

Visiting With good friends

Visiting Magnolia Plantation

"U" even ate cow tongue!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

March For Life

We will miss going to the March for Life this year since we are traveling down to SC. We are going to participate in the March virtually, and you can too. Here is how:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We're heading out

My sis and her hubby are having a baby, most of you already know that . She is due on the 25th of Jan. We are traveling down to be with them for support and help out for a little while. It seems the baby may have dropped! We are heading out tomorrow morning. Please keep us in prayer as we make the long drive; especially please pray for my sister and baby.

- Mallu Mom

Monday, January 18, 2010

Treehouse building

Today some of my friends came over and we put up the third wall of our treehouse.
This wall has windows :D.

Us holding up a wall

My siblings and I in the treehouse.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Help Haiti

If you live near the DC area, below is a way to help. They are also collecting items on the 18th. The Archdiocese of Washington DC is sending this week's second collection to Haiti. Please keep the prayers coming!

01/17/10 - Survival Kit Drive at Embassy of Haiti
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From the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH)


NOAH will be conducting a Survival Kit Drive THIS Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 11am - 4pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Washington D.C. located at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

In appreciation of your assistance light refreshments will be available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (718.755.0119) or (202.904.9070).

Below are a list of items needed immediately. Many can be found at your local dollar store or even the One Spot in your local Target. Please spread the word to all because a MAJOR group effort is needed to get Haiti through this. I appreciate and thank you in advance for all your prayers, help and support.


Baby formula (dry/powder)

Baby wipes

Baby bottles


Baby clothes

Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)

Hand sanitizer


First aid kits

Over the counter medicines



Mosquito repellent




Flip flops



Lightweight jackets

Non perishable food that’s not in cans (seal-paks of tuna or sardines, for example)

Think flat, lightweight, easily packable. Remember, L'union fait la force!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Treehouse building day....I lost count

We have been building the treehouse for several days now. Some of my friends and I finished the framework yesterday, and today more friends came over and helped me put up two walls.
My friends and I standing around
Holding up a wall is hard work.
What is done so far

Thursday, January 14, 2010

We are very proud of Inch

Ladies and Gentlemen May I introduce you to Americas Newest Eagle Scout
Inch passed his board of review with flying colors

Just filling out some district paperwork

Posing with the Board of review members

his goal was to make this rank before his 16th birthday.... and he did it!!
We are all so very proud of him!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pray for Haiti

Please pray for everyone in Haiti. We have family there, they are safe, but their homes are completely destroyed! Thank you for your prayers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Treehouse building day 3

Yesterday we invited some friends over to help build the Treehouse, we managed to get the entire floor done and begun framing one of the walls.

You may be wondering why I am wearing a Santa hat, it is because my mother said "you must wear a hat before you go outside" and this is the first one I found

This picture was taken from the treehouse floor

That looks like a difficult way to hammer.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Treehouse .....

Here are some more pictures.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Baptism of our Lord

First Reading:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm: Psalm 29:1-4, 3, 9-10
Second Reading: Acts 10: 34-38
Gospel: Mark 1:7-11

You don't love in your enemies what they are, but what you would have them become by your prayers.

-- St. Augustine

from EWTN .com

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Treehouse building Day 3

Have you been wondering why we did not work on the treehouse for the last few days, the answer: Our dad wanted to be helping us put in the initial frame so we could be certain it was level. Sadly for the past week by the time my dad came home it was dark outside. So we had to wait to work on Saturday.

This is the treehouse outer frame with "U"standing next to it.

Sadly I have no other pictures because we were not holding the camra at that time.


Friday, January 8, 2010


As I was teaching Mystical Rose today, GMAC got into an end table drawer where I keep prayer cards. She brought over a card and said "Pope,Pope!" I was surprised and wondered out loud how does she know that's the Pope. Rose reminded me that GMAC saw the same picture at the National Shrine bookstore, that was on Dec 21! She has a sharp memory.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Our New Year Resolutions

Crucian Dad
- Continue to work out at least 3X a week
- Start Masters program (or at least select a program)
- Have more patience
- Talk less (those that know me...this will be the hardest one!)

Mallu Mom
- lose 10 lbs
- Get back to praying the daily office
-Stay on top of Laundry
- have more fun

- Exercise consistently... Staring with P-90 for the 90 days
-Study for the SAT

- Go to Adoration more often( at least twice a month)
-Wake up to an alarm

Mystical Rose
-learn to cook
-be less hyper!

- wean! (she may need a little help with this one)


Our Lady of China

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God!

"Marvelous is the mystery proclaimed today: human nature is made new as God becomes man; he remains what he was and becomes what he was not. Yet each nature stays distinct and for ever undivided."
--- Canticle of Zechariah