Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Fathers Day---some assembly required

My wife and kids bought me a new grill for Fathers Day. My two wonderful boys wanted to put it together for me as a surprise. Yesterday they got up early and started, well they didn't factor in the fact that they had to go out the door early for a church retreat

--Crucian Dad

its the thought that counts!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

a new look

As many of you may know Mystical Rose is a cancer survivor. Mallu Mom decided to donate her long hair to Locks of Love, when Rose started Chemo. This week she donated her hair again, the salon did a great job of styling Mallu's short hair. If you donate your hair they cut & style for free.

Mallu thinks it makes her look older but I think it looks great!

--Crucian Dad

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


GMAC is at the age where she is figuring things out, and also saying the cutest things.

Today at Mass during peace time GMAC signed peace to the gentleman behind us, then she smiled and told him "it's my birthday." "It's U's birthday", I corrected her. She then turned to me and said with the cutest look on her face. "Share"

Happy Birthday "U"

"U" we are so proud of you son. You are turning into an amazing young man. You've helped us all grow closer to God. One of your best qualities is that you are genuinely interested in people and care about them, you can pick up a conversation with anyone.

It's amazing that you are willing to go where you feel God is calling you, even though it takes you away from your family and friends. It takes someone very special to be able to do this. We will miss you so much, especially your sense of humor, you sweet & caring nature, and all the baking!
We love you,
-your mom & dad

U shaving /goofing off

Holding GMAC

U with Ammama
With Appapa

with Nana and Papa

Papa & U

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Our Church had a beautiful Mass at noon to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, followed by a Eucharistic Procession. It really brought back memories of my childhood, this was very common where I grew up in India.
-Mallu Mom

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our Garden

One of the dreams that we had when we bought our house was to be able to grow our own vegetables.Well we now have our very own garden. Hopefully we will have a fruitful harvest.
Both of our fathers have amazing green thumbs and we hope some of that greenniss was passed down to us!

Not too big and not too small

this was were we planted a watermelon and squash
some critter ate the whole plant leaving only an empty hole

The tomatoes are coming along pretty well

and the Romaine lettuce!!

of course GMAC wanted to help dig