Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy 17th Inch

Seventeen things we love about Inch.....

  1. Your Love for God
  2. Your yearning to learn Theology
  3. Your love for family
  4. Your loyalty to friends
  5. Your wonderful laugh
  6. Your big smile
  7. Your ability to relate to kids of all ages
  8. Your sense of humor
  9. Your dedication to go to daily Mass
  10. Your some one we can count on
  11. Your determination
  12. Your desire to volunteer
  13. Your a good babysitter
  14. Your commitment to your team
  15. Your relationship with your siblings
  16. Your cool because you don't worry about being "cool"
  17. When you are around I never have to read any instruction manuals..You know how to put stuff together ... especially when dad is traveling that's real helpful :)
We love you son we are proud of the young man you are becoming.
Mom & Dad

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I know you are wondering “what?”

Chukkumkurumalagum translates to dried ginger & black pepper; it’s a tea my mom used to make for us when we had a cold/ flu.

I didn’t like it so much when I was a kid, but my kids actually ask for it when they are sick. Rose wanted know how to make it so I am writing down the recipe. This stuff really clears you up.


2 cups Water

2 decaffeinated tea bags (you can use regular tea if you like)

1 tsp dried ginger powder

3pinches ground black pepper (you may adjust to your taste)

Place all ingredients in to a sauce pan and boil.

I usually sweeten it with honey, and serve.

Makes 2 cups

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today is a sad day.....

Today marks the 38th Anniversary of Roe v Wade...very very sad
"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between."
--Mother Theresa

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tony Melendez

The girls and I had the privilege of going to a Tony Melendez concert. He was in town for the March for Life and he was doing a few concerts in the area. The music was AMAZING and his personal witness was even more amazing. We were able to shoot some video and hopefully we will post that soon.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

G-MACS Nativity

GMAC like to create what she calls her "setups" today she created her version of the Nativity scene. When Mallu came and asked her about the setup she explained it to her and then said "now you have to be the camel mom!"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I just ordered Unplanned, I read an interview with the author Abby Johnson and it looks like it's an eye opener. God bless her for going public with her experience.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The trade

While we were waiting for an appointment "U" and GMAC decided to trade hats

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The kings are here

Happy Feast of the Epiphany!!

The cook is back....for a little bit!!!

We have really enjoyed having "U" back for the first time since going to the Seminary.
The order he will (God willing) be ordained in has a unique tradition.
Every Friday night they make and eat Pizza! This Friday we decided to partake in this tradition

"U" graciously let his mother help with the cooking

Fire ALWAYS makes onions taste better

the order was founded in Argentina where they put chopped up boiled eggs on their pizza (its really good)

The final result!!!
Smoked motzerella, apple-wood bacon, and boiled egg - on left
Smoked motzerella, apple-wood bacon, and onions - on right

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years!!

We decided to spend the first day of 2011 by going to mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary the mother of God. We were especially blessed to have Theodore Cardinal McCarrick Archbishop, the Emeritus of Washington as the main celebrant & homilist. "U" has a special affinity for the Cardinal since he is the spiritual father of the religious community "U" is in. The Cardinal has made many trips up to visit the boys at the Minor Seminary

both "U" and the Cardinal looked very sporty in their hats

Also at the mass were the nuns from the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of MatarĂ¡. Wonderful sister that we have gotten to know through the girls oratory they run that Rose attends.

The sisters a great examples of womanhood for both Rose and GMAC