Sunday, May 27, 2007

OM results!

SA-HERO placed 15th!! This is spectacular! They were competing against 37 other teams. Most, if not all, the other teams have been to Worlds before, some multiple times and it is unheard of that a team with 4 members who have never done OM before make it to Worlds let alone place 15th. They also beat the team that beat them at State by 5 places (but no gloating, that's not the OM way :-) )
Their buddy team from Poland WON their division of Tag 'Em with an ingenious vehicle made from CD player parts and refrigerator light buttons. No one understood why a team from TX was jumping up and down and screaming when a team from Poland won.
Katie had a phenomenal time. She has thank you's to send (I just have to make sure she actually SENDS them) to everyone who helped her and her team out.
I'll give her a place to post about her experience here. We are currently on dial-up but as soon as our wireless is back-up I'll upload video of the Rube Goldberg machine and hopefully the video of their performance at World's will be on Youtube soon. I'll embed it here when it is.
Thanks again everyone....until next year......

OM results!

First Holy Communion

Today Grace received her First Holy Communion!!
It was very stormy last night but by the time Mass was over this morning the sun had started shining (for at least a little while)
Some pictures from Grace's very special day!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dewdrops on a rose

A poetic description of a really inconvenient malady.


It looks for all the world like Ben has the chicken pox. He was exposed, the pustules match the description of what they should like at the beginning and he has a slight fever. It is NOT bug bites as I have sat there and watched these pop up over a matter of minutes/hours, if could be another viral illness but I'm not holding out much hope. The pictures don't do justice to the textbook look of the pox.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Team Blog

The OM kids have a blog.

OM Live streaming video

Tonight's opening ceremonies and a couple other cermonies will be broadcast live online.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

RIP Cocoa

I know in the grand scheme and with all the awful things happening in the world the death of a dog is a small thing.
In our little world though the death of this dog is very very sad. We all loved him very much, he was a good dog. Our neighbor Mike had him before he even met his wife. Cocoa was his friend and companion.
Please pray for Mike and especially Martha who is feeling a lot of guilt over this tragic accident. Pray for my little girls who will be devastated (they don't know yet). Oh he was such a good boy, we'll miss him so very very much.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm 1 !!

First birthday

I have pictures, I have video. What I don't have is much time.
I'll try and get both up today but that may not happen. If not today, I'll make sure all the A/V of Lucy's 1st b-day is up tomorrow.