Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Bonjour, Vatican City, The Vino, The Amore, The Food, The Shopping, More Vino, More Amore, Imperial Rome, Mater, The Art, The Piazzas . . . Awesome time together . . . Arrivederci.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Janet, Thanks for the best Valentines Day in recent memories!

Breakfast with our children . . . thoughtful gifting . . . anticipation of our Rome trip . . . family Church . . . Movie, just the two of us . . . LOL (Lots of Love) . . . XOXOXOXOX

Friday, February 12, 2010

To Janet - 2010

You have Blessed Me!

Psalm 127:3-5

Sons (daughters) are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Quiet Red Moon Weekend
Dinner at Hemingways,
Moon shadows Dancing,
Just three of us, tranquility nice sometimes,
Mom's cooking for breakfast.

Nice picture

Reminds me why we don't slow dance much!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New chapters for our family

#3's first day of clinicals.
The B-mans first day of school.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Great Parenting

This past Sunday Msgr. Callahan talked about being a good christian by having icons that identify our home as a Catholic home. All through our house J has such icons placed, a small one above the phone by the pantry, art by the guest closet, in our bedroom, etc. I quitely smiled as I was proud of her.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Lucky Girls

Our kids might have my determination . . . lucky for the girls they have thier mom's looks, moves and school spirit.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A GREAT Sunday Afternoon

1/10/10 we started with a nice family breakfast, Bacon, Waffles, Cranberry or Orange juice (always coffee), fresh fruit and eggs for those who wanted them - the Bman opted for Captain Crunch.

Afterwords we all went to a teen Mass together but for the older boys who aren't at home any more.

It was hard for me to pay attention during Mass a couple times at Mass becuase right before J suggested let's go Eagle watching, now that is the Platinum Rule (do unto others how they want to be done onto), after a short test of wills with #5 . . . J, me, #5 and #6 piled into the Escalade and headed off, wasn't a couple miles down the road and #5 was in the groove - we headed up to the river, seen and photgraphed great winter scenes and watched a lot of Golden and Bald Eagles, several hawks and headed home.

Capped the evening off with the traditional Sunday family dinner including #2.

J - thanks you for the Platinum Rule day, it was one of the best days I had - - - hope you enjoyed as much as me!