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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Buddy Boy (as Abigail calls him)

Our little Benedict Joseph is two months old now . . . can you believe that and he is growing more and more like a little boy.

Can anyone guess who does he look like? Most of us think he looks like his Momma.

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Have a blessed Holy Week!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Pictures Please . . .

. . .  of Benedict Joseph, that is the request from our families, friends and especially Benedict’s godparents.

Sorry, I have been a little bit pre-occupy with some of the changes in our life. Please keep praying for us!

But in the meantime, enjoy looking at some of the latest development of Benedict Joseph Michael . . . and the girls.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Who Does Benedict Look Like?

IMG_1178Last September I blogged about “Baby Blues” and I included the photos of our girls (below) when they are about 1 or 2 days old. As you can see, they all have some similar faces with cute button noses, little lips and cheeks that you just want to squeeze.

Who do you think Benedict looks like?

We are so blessed! Thanks be to God!


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Abigail Mary Abigail

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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Baptism of Benedict Joseph Michael

DSC00851One week after he was born, Benedict was baptized (February 26, 2011) by his Priest-Uncle, Fr. Miguel. The ceremony as always was very beautiful and he used the extraordinary form of baptismal rite.

We kept the baptism very small this time due to circumstances.


Thank you to those who came to the baptism especially to our parents and friends.

Thank you to David Biddle for being the photographer. The pictures that you see here were taken by him.

Lastly, thank you to Fr. Miguel for baptizing his nephew.




DSC00933Benedict Joseph Michael with his Priest-Uncle after the presentation to Our Blessed Mother.

Click here to see more photos of the Baptism.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Edition: Benedict Joseph Michael

After a very long pregnancy, our baby boy finally came into this world on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM, 8.3 lbs, 20.25 inches long and we named him Benedict Joseph Michael (We figured since this is our first baby boy, we better cover all bases with the necessary Saints). Both Benedict and Coby are fine. Coby once again was amazing and delivered the baby natural with no medications what so ever.

Just a quick timeline of the delivery on Friday:

7:00 AM – Contractions started

10:00 AM – Left to the hospital

10:20 AM – Arrived at the hospital and shortly after the nurse checked her and she was at 6 cm dilated.

12:08 PM – Water broke

12:15 PM – Benedict was born.

Thanks to everyone for all your prayers during the pregnancy and during labor.

Thank you Lord for the healthy baby and safe delivery!

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Benedict 1 day old

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Benedict with Grandma

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Look Who Turned Two

Monday, January 17, 2011

Surprise Baby Showers

We are so blessed to have such good friends that gave us (Coby) surprise baby showers. Thank you, thank you and thank you for your kindness and generosity. Now we have a good head start with boy’s outfits. Keep us in your prayers during this final 3 weeks of pregnancy and that we will have a safe delivery and healthy baby.

It all started with Coby’s book club surprise baby shower (no pictures)

IMG_1038Baby shower cake from our Team, Teams of Our Lady

IMG_1039Baby shower cake from our friends at our Parish, Blessed Sacrament.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thank You Grandma & Grandpa

We love the gifts of the handmade dresses. Thank you very much, they are beautiful!

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you the Love, Peace, and Happiness that the true meaning of Christmas brings.


From All of Us in Alabama to all of you across the globe.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Price Of Wine

I’m not much of a wine drinker, and I can’t begin to tell you what’s a good wine or a bad wine. Well, I could tell you a bad wine just doesn’t taste good in your mouth versus a good wine will taste smooth in your mouth. Okay, so I guess I can tell between a good and a bad wine.

But what I don’t understand is the price of the wine!

I had the opportunity to go to a great wine store today while in South Carolina. I had to purchase some wine bottles for Christmas gifts. They have all kinds of different wines, from different countries and different prices.

I was surprised when I saw a bottle of wine that cost $89 per bottle but was really shocked when I saw one that cost as high as $1799.00 . . . can you believe that?!

You can purchase 6 iPhone 4 with that money, or a MacBook Air and an iPhone and iPad all together, or 7 months of car payments to some . . . anyway it cost me nothing to take these pictures of very expensive wines!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Greeting Card From Mercedes

This is the coolest Christmas card from Mercedes. Okay, it is very secular, not religious at all, but at least it says “Merry Christmas”. MBUSI_Merry_Christmas_2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Story Of Father Miguel In Mount Sinai

As some of you may know Father Miguel led a group of pilgrimages to the Holy Land again this year and he shared with us his experienced when he went up to Mount Sinai.

Below is his story . . .

fmm Mt Sinai“I had to take several breaks on the way up. My meditation was on the way up while I was huffin' and puffin'; I was thinking that Moses got the Ten Commandments on the very mountain I hiked. It was on All Saints that we went there. When it was difficult going up, I offered my difficulty for reparation for my sins; then the Lord moved me to offer it for all my loved ones and all my spiritual children...for reparation for the times the Ten Commandments were violated. We took a bunch of photos being up there. Then, we came down. And at some point where there's a flat area, we offered Mass on Mt. Sinai with Mt Horeb on the background. That was the First Mass I've ever offered in the midst of several Muslims. At the end, we sang to Jesus Christ, our sovereign King; I was a little concern before I led it, but I figured they probably won't understand to martyr us...and after one full verse was sung, it was safe to continue the rest... ;-)”

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ready For The Winter

temp This is what we do in the South preparing for the hard winter (smile). Temperature is dropping today, so we might have a cold winter and with all these wood . . . we are ready for the winter.

I know our hard winter is nothing like the winter in Minnesota or Canada, but it’s cold enough for us.


Friday, November 26, 2010

I Just Have To

You know with the problems with TSA (Transportation Security Administration), you just have to laugh about it and stay away from flying. That would be the safest thing to do right now.

Now moving on to laughing at the TSA, here are some funny bumper stickers courtesy of Political Humor:

TSA-Underpants[1] TSA-Drop-Your-Fly[1] TSA-Rub-Wrong-Way[1]


TSA-Hands-Warm[1] TSA-Free-Pants[1] TSA-Packages[1] TSA-Grope-Discounts[1]