Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday

Mallu Mom and her cousin

Happy birthday to my lovely wife,
you are the love of my life and my best friend. Everything good that is in my life can be directly linked to you. I thank God every day for putting you into my life.

Your grateful husband

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The tradition goes on!

Crucian Dad's father has had the tradition of always buying the first bicycle for all of his grandchildren. Sometimes he buys the second and third ones also. GMAC is no exception, she has been talking about getting a bike for some time now and Papa (that's what they call him) sure did deliver. She squealed for joy and kept saying "my bike!"

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Really cool nuns

Some may think the term "Cool Nuns" seems like an oxymoron because when people think of nuns they they unfortunately think of this
The stereotypical scary old lady with a permanent scowl and lightning quick with the ruler.

Well let me introduce you to the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara

The sisters singing a song before mass

These ladies are young (or young at heart) vibrant, full of love for the Lord and seem to always be smiling!

One of the things the sisters do is run an weekly oratory for young girls. Oratory is like a day camp and Mystical Rose has been going for the past year. This past Saturday the sisters held a family day so we all went. Family Day is something we look forward to; with games, singing, food and fellowship it is always fun.

GMAC playing one of the games run by the nuns

The novitiate house is next to a farm

this is where we had mass

"U" was even able to serve at mass

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Best Pedicure Ever

Crucian Dad send me to have a pedicure done as a Mothers Day gift. The last time I went to a nail salon was for my sisters wedding over two years ago because I don't like the way the chemicals smell.

Our neighbor told us about a natural nail salon, and it was a real treat.
Cuticles does not soak your feet, you don't have to worry about catching an infection. The atmosphere was very classy, service was fabulous. They use all natural products. The nail polish they use is a Toluen, Formaldehyde, Dbp (dibutyl phthalate) and Camphor-free. No fumes and no harsh smell!

I got a "lemon aide" treatment; with real lemons and a sugar scrub. It was truly a relaxing experience.

Thank you Crucian dad.


Monday, May 10, 2010

St. Damian of Molokai

St Damian- pray for us!
I heard about this saint from my friend Sarah. We watched a movie about his life, it was pretty good. It's not for kids under nine, at least in my opinion. You can watch it instantly if you have a Netflix account.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day Blessings

Happy Mothers day to all of my family and friends who are moms. My mom and mom-in-law are not longer on Earth; I am very blessed to have had them for as long as I did. I miss them both, especially today. It's still has been a wonderful day, my oldest 3 woke me up to this!

"U"'s homemade waffles topped with homemade whipped cream, omelet with sausage, and bacon!

Crucian Dad left me a sweet card before he left on his trip early this morning, and Mysical Rose placed the flowers on the night stand.

The house was absolutely nice and clean, the kids all worked together for such a nice morning. GMAC did her part by sleeping in!

Happy Mothers Day!
-Mallu Mom

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday GMAC!!

GMAC, you are such an amazing gift from God! We are always so entertained by you, you say and do the cutest things. You are sweet(when you want to be), always concerned about everyone else. You are very polite. You are also one smart cookie. It's great how you always remember to pray before you eat. We love you and we love how you love Jesus.

Moments of Grace

Monday, May 3, 2010

On Salvation.

Can people be saved without willing it?
The common answer to the question is, No. But there is a prime example of salvation going to people who don't will it, baptized babies who die early. Those kids never sinned, but never willed god either, but there parents did.

Even in the Bible there is an example of someone being saved by another Faith: Luke 5:17-26.
It says: When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." The man was paralyzed and did nothing, so it was not his faith but his friends faith that saved him.

Now here is the big question, is this an event that only occurs when the person is unable to make an act of will on there own? I am uncertain of this, for sin can pass from human to human (Best example: Original Sin)

There is my little musing for today....


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Cruzan Dad!!!

Honey,we love you so much. You take good care of us, you work so hard to provide for your family. You are such a wonderful husband and dad. The kids and I agreethat you are very easy to talk to, and just a fun guy. Thank you for making us laugh all the time. You are such a kind and caring man, I am very grateful God chose you to be my husband. Happy Birthday!
I love you
Mallu Mom