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First Communion

We’re celebrating the fact that Kenny received the sacrament of First Communion today!





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Lent 2012

Giving up – chocolate (everyone in our family is doing this).

Taking on – going to an extra mass each week

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This is a big year for Kenny at church.  He received the sacrament of Reconciliation last night and then in April he’ll have his First Communion.  




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That about sums it up

(Dear God,

Thank you for helping me.  Help my dad get home safe.  Bless Great Grandpa. 


Kenny wrote this during our home bible study last night and it perfectly sums up our week.    

The good news is that Eric is coming home tonight.  He’s been in Des Moines for CIRT (just another name for SWAT) training since Sunday.  We cannot wait for him to get here.  I cannot wait.  The bad news is that Eric’s grandpa had a stroke.  He’s in the hospital and needs surgery on his carotid artery but they have to wait until he’s a little better before that can happen.  He’s a strong man so we’re hoping that the surgery will go well and he’ll be home soon.

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Cari did a post on her likes and dislikes that I liked and had to steal.

Like:  I purchased a new power cord for our computer today, which means we have access to the internet again. 

Dislike:  We’ve spent a ton of money on this computer in the past month.


Like:  Eric and I beat the new Wii Super Mario Bros. game for the 2nd time, including every coin in every level, level 9 and Bowser twice (there are 2 different endings per game).  We even did it without continuing the 2nd time. 

Dislike:  That means we played the Wii way too much.


Like:  We came in 7th out of 26 teams at our church’s annual trivia night.  I can’t wait for next year!  What could be better than family, friends, a mexican buffet, drinks (beer and margaritas) and trivia for only $15/person?

Dislike:  The category on Jimmy Buffett and House.  We got 0/10 questions right on the Jimmy Buffett one and only 5 right on the House one. 


Like:  KU beat K-State on Saturday night and (if that wasn’t good enough) is ranked #1 again. 

Dislike:  Absolutely nothing.  Everything is right in the world in terms of college basketball.


Like:  Luke’s still doing good in the potty training department (except for dislike listed below).

Dislike:  He’s still only going #2 in his diaper in the morning before we get up or during nap time.


Like:  Eric’s work is having a promotional process for a new Sergeant.  I’ll be crossing every finger possible until the process is over.  

Dislike:  This process will be going on during March and April, which is when Eric was hoping to go to Spain to see his sister.  That won’t be happening now.


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Purple and green and red and white

I signed Kenny up for bible school this year at our church.  He goes for an hour and a half, once a week.  I was a little worried because his class is made up of 3-5 year olds.  Kenny’s a really smart kid (and I’m not just saying that because I’m his mom) so I was a little worried that he wouldn’t learn enough with the younger kids.  But then he sang us this song yesterday:

I think he’s doing just fine right where he’s at.

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San Diego – day 3

Day 3 was all about Ali’s baptism. 

Eric and I were lucky enough to be her godparents.  I offered to buy Ali a baptismal gown but they already had one from Suzie’s side of the family that had been used since 1914.  So instead, I bought her a charm bracelet.  I put two charms on it, one with her name and birthday and one that was a cross, to symbolize the baptism.  I did this for our other god-daughter, Abby, and really liked it. 



After the baptism, they had a party at their house.  They lucked out because their next door neighbors were having a 25th anniversary party at the same time and hired a mariachi band and a deejay.  We had free music all night, which was great until we wanted to sleep. 






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