Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Monday, April 27, 2009

Too smart for my own good!

Ok.. Blondie is only 2 and few months old and the things that come out her mouth is too much at times to handle! The other day.. blondie and trainboy were taking a bath and playing nicely until... trainboy screams and I turn around to find a nice set of teeth marks on Trainboy.. I said... Blondie.. what happen and she looks at me and smiles and says.. "My teeth did it!".. I had to turn so she wouldn't see me laughing.. oh ..boy.. I am in trouble with this blondie!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Princess Girl Does It Again!

After another two months of hard practice, here is PrincessGirl at it again. When you see her smiling its for she saw me in the audience or saw also babymums making lots of cutie baby noises! This piece is almost 6 minutes long. I am a very proud mother for she worked so hard at it!

May God keep blessing you, my sweets!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A City in Danger!

There is reporting from Los Angeles and Mexico City -- A strain of swine flu forced Mexico City authorities today to close schools throughout the sprawling city of 20 million people and order emergency health measures in an attempt to contain the disease.

Please pray for Mexico. My husband has family there including his mother and sister. His sister reports that its pretty freighting. They have cancel soccer matches (which that is big for Mexico City), movie theaters and school all for next week. She says that even offices are closing.
Thank you for your prayers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mom E over at ConservaMom tagged me for this meme. Enjoy!
8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Heaven.. (doesn't everyone?)
2. Visiting my family
3. Happy Hour with Esposito (husband)
4. Snuggle time with my kids
5. Nice cup of Coffee
6. Next Election
7. Being Debit free
8. The Year of Priest
8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Said my morning prayers
2.Took kids to swimming lesson
3. listen to Princessgirl practice her violin
4. enjoyed a lighting Storm with the family
5. computer
6. read a book.."20 and counting" the duggers
7. watched children chase a wild rabbit.
8. laughed as I watch Trainboy run down the street
in a gray outfit with bright blue rain boots.
8 Things I wish I could do:
1. get up on time
2. be a better wife
3. visit family more often
4. read more books
5. lose the weight
6. visit Rome / Spain
7. play soccer again
8. learn to ballroom dance again
8 Shows I Watch
1. Dora the Exlpora
2. Go Deigo Go
3. Super Why.. (do you see the pattern here!)
4. Fox News..(Fair and Balanced)
5. EWTN (anything for its all good!)
6. CSI: Miami (brings lots of memories of South Florida)
7. Clean House (makes me feel better about how clean my house is!)
8. Mexican Soccer League (spending time with the man!)
8 Tags.(You are it!)
2. Cathi
5.Melissa @ Growing in Grace
7. Joannof10 @ Ten Kids and a Dog

A Drama Queen at Her Best!

Blondie and her friends had a fashion show of Blondie's best Dress Up! She of course was having too much fun!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oz Pulls Back the Curtain

Oz Pulls Back the Curtain
By Mary E. McClusky

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” mutters the ordinary man posing as the great and powerful Oz in the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz.” This scene recently became reality on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” when Oprah’s star doctor and regular guest, Dr. Mehmet Oz, appeared alongside actor, Parkinson’s disease victim and embryonic stem cell research proponent, Michael J. Fox.

As Dr. Oz explained how Parkinson’s disease affects the brain, he broke from Fox’s normal talking points by embracing scientific integrity and said:

“I think, Oprah, the stem cell debate is dead, and I’ll tell you why: The problem with embryonic stem cells is that embryonic stem cells come from embryos, like all of us are made from embryos, and those cells can become any cell in the body, but it’s very hard to control them and so they can become cancer.”

Oz then informed the stunned Fox and Winfrey that with recent advances in adult stem cell research, including the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells (embryonic-like stem cells reverted from their adult state) Parkinson’s disease may be cured in the next decade. Unfortunately, Dr. Oz is not entirely correct: cures can be expected but the debate over destroying embryos in medical research is not dead. It should be, however, for many important reasons. After decades of research transplanting embryonic stem cells in animal models, no disease has been treated successfully.

In contrast, evidence of over 73 diseases and conditions successfully treated with adult stem cells continues to build. Yet many researchers continue to conduct, and more to advocate, destructive embryonic stem cell research, putting politics, research contracts and job security ahead of sound science. Scientists who pursue embryo-destructive research despite the noteworthy successes with adult stem cells violate the rights of their week-old human victims by taking their lives. They also fail in their responsibility to the millions awaiting effective treatments for a vast array of diseases and conditions.

Of course, even if embryonic stem cell research produced successful treatments, the Church could never advocate its use because it destroys a human person in his or her first week of life. Each of us began life as a human embryo, and we are, as the Declaration of Independence acknowledges, “created equal” and possess a God-given right to life.

Every child deserves to be conceived and protected within the shelter of a husband and wife’s loving embrace. The fictional Wizard of Oz lacked the courage to be honest with the Emerald Kingdom, but the real Dr. Oz courageously threw back the curtain on false promises. Let us pray that others in the medical profession and scientific community will have the heart to embrace intellectual honesty and advance cures that we can all live with.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Papa!

Gl├╝cklicher Geburtstagpapst. Wir lieben Sie und brauchen Sie. Kann Gott segnet Sie und sch├╝tzt Sie immer.

Happy Birthday, Holy Father. We love you and need you. May God bless you and protect you always!

Please Pray for Our Holy Father.. He needs our Prayers!!

Lord Jesus Christ, You willed to build your Church on Peter the Rock and the Popes who have succeeded him through the ages. Pour forth your grace on our Holy Father, that he may be a living sign and an indefatigable promoter of the unity of the Church.Help him to proclaim your message to all people and to listen to the message that comes to him from the consensus of all its members and from the world that You made. Make him serve others after your example and in accord with his traditional title: "Servant of the servants of God."Unite us closely to him and make us docile to his teachings.

How to catch a pig!

How to catch a pig!
A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class.. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?' The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.

'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.. They get used to this side and start to eat again.

You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run> around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at a time. One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

" A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sing Right Along!!

I found this right over at my friend's blog and I just couldn't help but share it with you! :)

Having Fun with my big brother!

Baby Mumms is having a great time with her brother Trainboy.. watch towards the end and see Blondie getting caught in the act!

Monday, April 13, 2009

"The Lord is truly risen, ALLELUIA!"

St. Hedwig Easter Sunday

"Dear brothers and sisters," the Holy Father began, "In these Easter days one often hears the words of Jesus: 'I have risen and am still with you.' Echoing this announcement, the Church exultantly proclaims: 'Yes, we are sure! The Lord is truly risen, alleluia! His glory and power are forever.'"The victory of Easter, the Pope explained, makes Christ the "invisible head" of the people of God, who are "intended to grow over the centuries, until the fulfillment of the plan of salvation." "Then, the entirety of humanity will be built on him, and every existing reality will be permeated with his total victory. Then, as St. Paul writes, he will be 'the perfect fulfillment of all things,' and 'God will be all in all.'"

"Therefore, the Christian community rejoices because the resurrection of the Lord assures us that the divine plan of salvation is fulfilled indeed," Benedict XVI said.

Have a Blessed Easter Season!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Can you imagine?

Jesus is Crucified


Can you imagine what a crucifixion is ?
My executioners stretch my arms;
they hold my hand and wrist against
the wood.
and press the nail until it stabs my flesh
Then, with one heavy hammer smash,
they drive it through ---
and pain
burst like a bomb of fire in my brain
They seize the other arm;
and agony again explodes.
Then raising up my knees
so that my feet are flat against the wood,
they hammer them fast, too.

I reply

My God.
I look at you and think:
is my soul worth this much?
What can I give you in return?
I here and now accept
for all my life
whatever thickness, torment, agony may
To every cross I touch my lips
O blessed cross that lets me be ---
with you ---
a co-redeemer of humanity.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Third Fall!

The Third Fall


Completely drained of strength
Speaks I lie, collapse, upon the cobblestones.
My body cannot move.
No blows, no kicks.
can rouse it up.
And yet my will is mine.
And so is yours.
Know this, my other self,
your body may be broken,
but no force on earth
and none in hell
can take away your will.
Your will is yours.

I reply

My Lord,
I see you take a moment’s rest
then rise and stagger on.
So I can do
because my will is mine.
When all my strength is gone
and guilt and self-reproach
press me to earth and seem to hold me fast,
protect me from the sin of Judas ---
save me from despair!
Lord, never let me feel that any sin of mine is greater than your love.
No matter what my past has been
I can begin anew

Friday, April 3, 2009

Jesus Meets His Mother

Jesus Meets His Mother

Speaks My mother sees me whipped.
She sees me kicked and driven like a
She counts my every wound.
But though her soul cries out in agony,
no protest or complaint
escapes her lips
or even enters her thoughts.
She shares my martyrdom-----
and I share hers.
We hide no pain,
no sorrow,
from each other’s eyes.
This is my Father’s will

I reply

My Jesus, Lord,
I know what you are telling me.
To watch the pain of those we love
is harder than to bear our own.
To carry my cross after you
I, too, must stand and watch
the sufferings of my dear ones-----
the heartaches, sicknesses and grief
of those I love.
And I must let them watch mine, too.
I do believe ---
for those who love you
all things work together unto good.