Monday, May 23, 2011

Springtime FUN!!

The first day of spring!  Yay!
So here's my quarterly report in pictures:)  I always mean to do this more often, but I just seem to run out of time in which to sit still and concentrate on one spot for any length of time...(heheheheheh...)
As warm wether approached, I tried to finish a blanket for my son.  He outgrew the baby blanket I made him;)

Some turkeys came to visit us, or just pass through...
Sharing his love of outer space with his little sister.
Using a Dr. Guarendi 'blackout' writing 50 xs "I will listen to adults". 
Enjoying Grampa's "World Famous Recipe" ribs for Mother's Day
More enjoyment...And lots of fun!!

Yes, that is "Rib faced":)
Enjoying the sunshine!

And little sister too!
First adventures in self feeding...So proud!!
How to take care of teething and feeding at the same time?FROZEN BLUEBERRIES!!

A well deserved nap:)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Honey I'm H*O*M*E*!!!

...So excited to finally be posting this!

I'm going to be staying home...FULL TIME!!!

Praise God!!!

Mike and I are worried about money, but...What else is new?? 

I'll post more on this later, but I just wanted to share the great news!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adult stem cells cure A.I.D.S.!?!

h/t Creative Minority Report

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene.

Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.”

Brown was living in Berlin, Germany back in 2007, dealing with HIV and leukemia, when scientists there gave him a bone marrow stem cell transplant that had astounding results.

“I quit taking my HIV medication the day that I got the transplant and haven’t had to take any since,” said Brown, who has been dubbed “The Berlin Patient” by the medical community.

Brown’s amazing progress continues to be monitored by doctors at San Francisco General Hospital and at the University of California at San Francisco medical center.

“I’m cured of HIV. I had HIV but I don’t anymore,” he said, using words that many in the scientific community are cautiously clinging to.

Scientists said Brown received stem cells from a donor who was immune to HIV. In fact, about one percent of Caucasians are immune to HIV. Some researchers think the immunity gene goes back to the Great Plague: people who survived the plague passed their immunity down and their heirs have it today.

Black and White do not make Brown

So that terrible excuse of an author, Dan Brown, is at it again.  Now, that's not very fair of me, I've never read his books.  They are a danger to my Catholic soul and I refuse to read them.  I know he's a terrible excuse of an author because of his faithful following.

You know the kind...The ones that as soon as you say the name of their "Almighty" they get that possessed gleam in their eye, that strange smile, and they continue their mantra to you "It's just a story...It's just a story..."

Is it really?  Not be cynical of a cynic, but if its just a story, then why bother with such filth?  There are other fictitious works  that are far more worth the time.  Of course, this is all conjecture, but I know in my heart that is true.

I think its because people that find this novelist to "just make stories" want in some small way to believe more in what Dan Brown is saying.  He slams the Church, and with the help of his secularist friends, is quite the bandleader in doing so.  I think the deeper issue here is that those Catholics who try to convince me that what Dan Brown writes is just a story are putting themselves at risk.  Either the Church is one giant scandal as trumpeted by this bafoon, or its real.

In other words, all that Dan Brown writes is either "just a story" or the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, Faith that we profess to believe is just that...Its just a story.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Saint Osama bin Laden? Pope Saint John Paul II?

Of all the ironies,  here is one: on the same day that the Christian West raised up a great Holy Leader of the Christian Church Universal, a martyred saint was raised up in the Middle East.

It's like a modern times version of Cain and Abel.

One offered the fruits of peace to the entire world, travelling to the ends of the earth to promote the good of humanity.

One sought world domination in the name of "Allah" through the brutalizing of innocent men, women, and children.

One decried violence to the unborn, to the elderly, to the infirmed, the suffering, the poor, the impoverished.

One promoted violence and suicide to aid his own Islamic Jihad.

One saw the devastation of communism, living and working in a labor camp in Poland.

One promoted the same type of religious commune, forcing others through his radical religious ideals to live, work, and die for Allah.

One condescended to constantly invite others to himself, reaching out to all religions in the name of peace, even acquisecing to kiss the Koran, much to the Christian West's dismay.

One loathed the Bible, cursed it, spit on it, and burned it, and then sought to destroy all who upheld the Biblical world view.

One sought out the man who attempted to take his life to offer him peace and reconcilliation in the name of his God.

One killed innocents, for a perceived threat, even though those people who were killed had no other weapons outside of their religion.

They are both considered Saints, and I hope that this puts to rest any conflict amongst my fellow Christian brothers and sisters that there is indeed a true religion, upon which we should labor to offer our gifts to God the Father.  And of course there are those bastardized religions which can offer no such fruits, and are displeasing to God.

Cain and Abel, and yet both men were marked for the Lord's protection, and both were loved by Him.  Was Cain protected?  I do not know.  But in the end, we should not rejoice at bin Laden's death, for we shall all be judged according to our thoughts words and deeds.

Celebrate the life of John Paul the Second.  A great father of the Church who promoted so much peace and love amongst our human family.

Mourn the loss of life of Osama bin Laden.  A father to many who brought death, destruction, and devastation.  May God have mercy on his soul, and may he have had the chance to repent and convert to the God of Mercy.  Maybe it was also a sign to the world that he was killed on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Blessed John Paul, pray for us.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blessed John Paul, pray for us!

Changing Heads:)

So I updated my Header, but I loved this quote so much (thanks Tina!!!) that I have to share it in its entirety.  G.K. Chesterton, you've got to love that guy:)

“As an apologist I am the reverse of apologetic. So far as a man may be proud of a religion rooted in humility, I am very proud of my religion; I am especially proud of those parts of it that are most commonly called superstition. I am proud of being fettered by antiquated dogmas and enslaved by dead creeds. (as my journalistic friends repeat with so much tenacity), for I know very well that it is the heretical creeds that are dead, and that it is only the reasonable dogma that lives long enough to be called antiquated.” ~GKC: ‘Autobiography.’