Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This month Meika and Anthony earned their blue belts
at Tracy's Karate Studio....next is green. I didn't do a
good job of video taping the whole thing, so here's the part
where their instructor swaps out their belts.
Monday, January 7, 2008
While I took Meika and Anthony to go see the Bodies Revealed exhibit in Sacramento, He was supposed to take Tatiana to go get her phone repaired and buy her some shoes. Somehow, after the shopping he heard the hills a callin' and decided to go mudding around in a field.
First he called me, then Justin and Mike. I was way up in Sacramento so Justin(metallic duly) and Mike came to rescue him.....but Mike(white truck) got himself stuck and Justin's truck was too heavy to get any closer..... so they called Tim (Jeep with the winch)
Here's Justin wearing his brand new duck hunting suit and Anthony on their way to go diggin!
....little Anthony admiring all the mud
"Awww, come buddy, gimme a hug"...says Justin covered in mud as he hugs Anthony.
Proud of themselves for getting all of the vehicles out..."say MUUUUUUD"!
This one is Tatiana's...she got her inspiration from her History class while learning about the French Revolution. King Louis XIII is on the guillotine that has written "End the Monarchy" while Marie Antoinette has the bloody axe chopping off her head while being whipped by a peasant with licorice, blood strewn everywhere. Honestly I really don't know where she gets it.
This is Anthony's creation complete with little Gingerboy leaning on a tree and candy path to the heart shaped entrance...
Finally, this one is Meika's. She made her's with a snowman and a Gingergirl and cute little candy path with trees at the front....
America to play Tatiana's school in basketball. There was a group of girls from a private all girls school and then there was the boys team from another all boys school. We had three of the girls stay with us and we had a blast.....
Here are the Buckingham girls(in white) and the Sacred Heart girls after they played. Tatiana is on the floor on the far right.
We somehow managed to cram all three girls into Meika's room for three days. Originally we were only going to have one girl, then it turned into two. Then somehow at the last minute we had three.
We tried to show them a good time in America and what better way than taking them out T.P.ing ! That's right, we took a whole package of costco's finest and went to town on a rival T.P.er. The girls were so excited and had always wanted to go T.P.ing....just look at the joy on Bryony's face! They can't wait to go home and get all of their friends. For the nightcap we did a chinese firedrill.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tatiana shooting clay pigeons
Anthony holding pinecones on steroids
Justin teaching Meika to shoot a 22
Monday, November 19, 2007
A man's daughter had asked the local minister To come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, He found the man lying in bed with his head Propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow Had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me, he said.
'No, who are you?" said the father. The minister told him his name and then remarked, "I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up."
"Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man. "Would you mind closing the door?" Puzzled, the minister shut the door. "I have never told anyone this, Not even my daughter," said the man.
"But all of my life I have never Known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head."
I abandoned any attempt at prayer," The old man continued, " Until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, "Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter Of having a conversation with Jesus. Here is what I suggest. "Sit down in a chair; Place an empty chair in front of you, And in faith see Jesus on the chair.
It's not spooky because he promised , 'I will be with you always'. "Then just speak to him in the same way You're doing with me right now."
"So, I tried it and I've liked it so much That I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though . If my daughter saw me talking To an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm."
The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, And returned to the church.
Two nights later the daughter called To tell the minister that her daddy Had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?" he asked.
Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, He called me over to his bedside, Told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him .
But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, He leaned over and rested his head on the chair Beside the bed. What do you make of that?"
The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, "I wish we could all go like that."
Prayer is one of the best free gif ts we receive.
I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.* I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.* I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU... If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God Painful moments, trust God.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Well, tonight Tatiana was being schooled on who "Mikey" was and why "he likes it" so we checked out Youtube for the Life commercial then that lead me to this Cheerios commercial.
It's yodel has stuck in my head for years and it drives me crazy so of course I feel that I must share it......hope you don't have nightmares like I did.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
After 6 long years of waiting I finally got to go to the Gilroy Garlic festival! Garlic ice cream really isn 't half bad.