Thursday, February 25, 2010

Healthy Tortillas

I needed tortillas and didn't have any on hand, so I searched the web and found a great recipe here. It's healthy and delicious! It was easy, especially since I had a tortilla maker.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"I La Loo"

Tonight, towards the end of our daily rosary GMAC came around and hugged each of us and told us "I la loo" and signed I love you. Truly an unforgettable moment!
--Mallu Mom

I asked her to say I love you one more time and she did; Rose was reading to her ( the big hand is Roses')

Sunday, February 21, 2010

thoughts on Lent

I saw this on a news group that I belong to and I just wanted to share it

-- Crucian Dad

Living Faith snippets: "Religious practices like fasting are meant to support and nourish concrete acts of love. And our sins are somehow healed when we reach out to others in compassion. These words are sobering. They imply that my Lenten practices are not a private affair between God and me. As the old proverb says, Be not simply good; be good for something." by Sr. Melannie Svoboda, S.N.D.

Rich's comments: When we decide to do something for Lent, oftentimes we think about fasting for ourselves (e.g., giving up chocolate, caffeine, video games, Facebook, etc.); usually something that we crave that feeds an addiction. It is good to periodically screen our behaviors for addictions that can serve as idols in our life; however, these Lenten practices only seem to bring us good, and not others. This Lent, try "sharing your bread" (food, money, time, talents) with others. God of love, may my Lenten practices support my endeavors to make this world a better place. Amen.

Faith Quote: "Everyone knows that fasting is a different experience from missing your dinner by accident or through poverty. Fasting asserts the will against the appetite- the reward being self-mastery and the danger pride: involuntary hunger subjects appetites and will together to the Divine Will, furnishing an occasion for submission and exposing us to the danger of rebellion." - C.S. Lewis

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Locks of Love

Today Mystical Rose donated her hair to Locks of Love
This is the second time she has done this. We are very proud of her!



Baby Gianna Part I

Creative Minority Report is asking their devotees to follow this storyline closely this week. I'll be showing my support for the Baby Gianna story here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snopocalyps 2010 part Deux

still snowing... not much to say

I think there is as much snow as house here

I actually cleaned off the van a few hours earlier

Yea it looks cool but not when you have to walk in it and shovel it

Morning Prayer

One benefits of being snowed in is that the family can share our mornings together. Normally I am long gone before anyone is up so we are all enjoying this time together.

This morning we started by by saying Lauds or the morning office. We were really grabbed by this reading from Tobit

Tobit 4:14-15,16,19

Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behavior. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who are naked. Whatever you own in plenty, devote a proportion to alms giving. Bless the Lord God in everything; beg him to guide your ways and bring your paths and purposes to their end.

-- Crucian Dad

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snopocalyps 2010

Here are some pictures of the record snow that we got

Rose helping her sister get around in the snow

our patio table

GMAC taking 5 - walking in snow is hard work

The boys enjoying our nice snow covered chairs

Rose "sledding" down the hill

Even GMAC got snowed in her house

Inch made himself a snow shelter

The street of ice leading to our house

GMAC's Baby

GMAC loves her little cousin. She wanted to hold him, rock him, and she was real sweet with him. She would even say that it was her baby!
She did have a major problem-- if her I would hold the baby more that a minute or two, she would cry! I was holding my nephew while my sis was in the shower and GMAC cried, saying "baby down, baby down"
I guess she is so used to being the "little baby" in the house.

Mallu Mom

GMAC with baby cousin

GMAC crying when I was holding the baby

Monday, February 8, 2010

We are back!

We got back home safely on Sunday late evening, I must say prayers carried us home. The drive was great until we were an hour away form home, from that point, it took over 3hrs to get home. It was about a 13 hr drive! There was lots of ice and traffic. We were very blessed to have some good friends, who came out and dug us in; THANK YOU!

a homeschooling family of six does not travel light

The highways were crowded and there were large stretches of 2"-3" of ice

This is one of the major roads in our neighborhood... it was interesting controlling the van

Monday, February 1, 2010