Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Other times, we KNOW they are.
I'm sure this was left out as a subtle reminder for me to purchase more toothpaste. The children didn't want to overburden me with an additional request this evening, so they held a whispered conference and decided the best way to get new toothpaste was to leave this mangled tube on the very edge of the counter as a gentle reminder that they could no longer squeeze any more paste out of the tube.
Jonathan got bored.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So, I've had this piece of glass in my foot for a few months. We broke something and thought we had cleaned it all up... but we hadn't and a tiny sliver ended up in my foot. I guess it "sunk in" and didn't hurt anymore and I didn't want to spend the $25 copay to have the doctor to dig it out.
Yesterday it started peeking out and HURTING. Curt tried to get it, but I'm a wimp and ran away.
So, I had an ingenious thought. Hot glue. I plugged in my hot glue gun, squirted a bit of hot glue on Jonathan's pencil and then slapped it on my foot on top of the glass. I let it cool and the peeled it off. Out came the glass!!!
I am so happy!!!
This also makes me a real Gulde. This is totally something Curt would have thought up. I'm surprised he hadn't already. But I did! Those Gulde traits are rubbing of on me, I tell ya!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Anyway, I hope to post cool free stuff each Monday, so stay tuned!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The Church looked awesome. We even got to see them dedicate the altar, place relics of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Dominic. Then Bishop Aymond took his time smearing the new altar with a whole pitcher (I'm sure there is a fancier name for is) full of Chrism oil.
Go Aggie Catholics! Check out their site to see what's new: www.aggiecatholic.org
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I have seen articles on "blog etiquette". I have purposely NOT read them, because I am sure it says something about not posting 3 blog posts in one day.
If I didn't post all these at once, they'd never get up!
So, you'll have to put up with me!! :)
She said there were elephants playing on our swing set. So, we watched them.
Katherine, in her little, sweet, high pitched voice: "I don't like ANYBODY in this car!"
Later that day...
Setting: Making a pie with Emelie while everyone else is sleeping or otherwise occupied.
I have light corn syrup on the counter with the other ingredients.
Emelie: "Mom, is this that high ferocious corn syrup? I hear that's really bad for you!"
I bet so!!
Curt took Jonathan to his first Aggie football game on Saturday (thanks for the tickets, Joe!) they had fantastic seats from which to watch our beloved Aggies make fools of themselves. But, being 6, Jonathan didn't seem to mind one bit!
Jonathan has had a hard time sleeping lately. His buddy at school told him that mummies are walking around Houston, TX. His friend thought this was funny. Jonathan, with his active imagination, is picturing them walking on over from Houston and into our neighborhood here in C.S. Poor guy!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
And shake the bright dew from each breast;
And Robin pours forth his sweet numbers,
To mate tucked away in her nest;
What form noiseless trips o'er the clover,
With step and with grace of a queen.
The neighbors all know her and love her.
My dear little Irish Colleen."
~Old Irish Folk Song
If only I knew how to sing it!
This photo shows Colleen's healthy little baby self- nice and round and cute!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
In Obama's interview on Saturday night (while the rest of us were watching Phelphs swim into history) he was asked “When do babies get human rights?”
The senator from Illinois responded:
“I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade”
You go, Father!
What I find disturbing is that while Senator Obama says he doesn’t know when babies get rights, he has always felt comfortable voting to refuse the right to life to all pre-born babies, even ones who are aborted outside of the womb, through partial birth abortion or, shockingly, even after a botched abortion.
Senator Obama doesn’t know if these babies have human rights, and still he is willing to vote in favor of letting them die?
You don’t have to be a theologian or a scientist to know that kind of moral thinking is deeply flawed. Ask a hunter. When a deer hunter sees something moving in the bushes, and he isn’t absolutely sure it is a deer, and not a fellow hunter, he cannot shoot. He must clear up his doubt before acting. Anyone, of any pay grade, knows when it comes to defending human life it is only just to err on the side of caution.
While all this is going on, McCain ponders a Pro-Choice VP. Helllllooooo? You've got to be kidding me! That would be a really BAD idea, Senator McCain. (because I know he is among the 5 people that read this blog!)
Just a little reminder (at least to myself) that we are dealing to real little people here. Not concepts, talking points or positions. PEOPLE. They at least deserve for us to really discuss this issue before the presidential election.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
This morning, he met and talked with Barak Obama. I honestly couldn't pick a better person to talk to a presidential candidate about abortion. Here is his email... it's worth reading! Pray for Barak!
As I was en route to our St. Paul office after my regular sidewalk counseling time at Planned Parenthood this morning, I came across a parked motorcade at the Copper Dome Restaurant. I surmised, with all the police and Secret Service types in the area, that it was Mr. Obama's motorcade. I parked quickly across the street and then proceeded to see if I could get close enough for him to hear me call out a plea fro the unborn. To my surprise, there were very few people there (with a small crowd starting to gather as word spread) and that I could easily walk right into the restaurant and see the Presidential candidate.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wordle has combined my three favorite things into one -
Design, words and fonts.
and it's free!
tomorrow, I'm going to have the kids do their own word list - should be fun! now, go and make your own, and then come back and post a comment to share!!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Thanks for a great photo opp, Rachel!
Thanks for being super creative and for being such a great friend! As you can tell, Colleen really likes her new duds!
Monday, June 23, 2008
...they should be on the cover of "French Family" magazine!
For the non-Laverty's... this is my French cousin Mederic, his wife Marie and their new baby.
Mom, you might forward this to the aunties!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Yesterday she just about saved me from insanity with her imperfectly beautiful post.
If you are feeling out of control and like your home is a mess with no end in site... yet you long for your house to look like a page out of southern living, this is the post for you!
It's really a bunch of links to peoples IMPERFECT homes! Quite wonderful to see that other people get stuck in the mess of life sometime, just like me! You know, I'm the one who will throw things in the bedroom, stuff stuff in the closet when a friend calls to "stop by" in 10 minutes. And I think we all wonder at times, "is everyone faking it, or is it just me". ( I know I do!) Well, this post really answers THAT question! Enjoy the fellowship!!
The Nesting Place, one of my new favs, has a great post on Gifts on a Budget. Read and have fun thinking up cools things to give when you have lots of love, but little cash!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Here are a few of her latest:
Also, Marcel at St. Mary's recently wrote up this great description of "Catholic Basics" which are "short blurbs on why Catholics do what we do in the Mass for those who may not understand it fully." Even though I am Catholic, I really enjoyed and appreciated his clear and simple descriptions and the Scripture associated with each explanation. Good job, Marcel!!
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sorry to all you friends who see us every other day and know what my children look like... these were mainly for out-of-towners!!
Some day I will blog on all the various and crazy ways that these two are alike. There is a reason that they call Jonathan "Curt, Jr."
I thought Emelie was hilarious in this one!
Emelie is dressed up as Nancy Drew, and so is Erin. They decided that Emelie was Nancy Drew "sleuthing" and Erin was Nancy Drew "not sleuthing". So we could tell them apart...
Saturday, May 31, 2008
He's very wise, too.
The other day, in the car on the way to graduation:
"Mom, I'm glad God made us with skin. We'd look weird without it."