Thursday, February 28, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEPH!

Happy Birthday...everyone needs a Joseph...
you are such a great big brother and are one of the gang with the big kids. 
One of the best lines I ever said was when you were born...
I was 30 years old and you were our 6th child...
when we introduced you to others we would say, 
"This is Joseph, our middle child!" 
WE were kinda joking but when we had baby 11 we all had a good laugh! 
You have been a good son and we hope that you continue to grow closer to Christ each day! 
KEEP THE FAITH!!!


YOUR BUDDY and oldest sister!!!

Eric your little shadow
Kolbe your pal


Barbara your big sister and partner in crime

Joshua and Eric your fellow Italians!!!
FIRST COMMUNION


Da Boyz!
 The year it was your turn to pick out the "The Tree"
 The Fam
Your kindred spirit!!!
Nice Hat...with your IRON MAN DADDY!!!
Have fun with your new phone!!!
THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+




CELL PHONE RULES:

Cell Phone Rules (found them here and gave them a little tweak to meet my needs)

When our children turn 15 they get a phone. They pay for it and all services by themselves. 

1. Phone Number: Do not give your phone number to anyone who is not a close family friend without Mom or Dad's permission first.

2. Caller ID: Do not answer any calls or reply to any texts unless you know who it is (Caller ID). Always answer when Mom or Dad call, unless  you are driving.

3. Extras: No downloads ("Get It Now") or using the Internet ("Web") without permission ahead of time -- this costs extra.

4. At Night: Phone MUST be turned off by 10pm each evening and left in mom and dad’s room for charging. It stays off till the next morning after you're ready for school and/or chores are done.

5. Pictures: Sending pictures to anyone requires permission by Mom or Dad first, for now. If you receive any pictures from friends that make you uncomfortable, tell Mom or Dad about it. No taking inappropriate pictures of ANY KIND!

6. At School: Phone must be on "silent mode" during school hours and left in your backpack. The phone cannot be used at school during school hours unless you have your teacher's approval first.

7. Off Limits: No cell phone till your homework and jobs are done after and during family times (dinner, family night, etc).

8. Contact List: You can only call or text those who are on your contact list. Any additions to your contact list must be approved by Mom or Dad.

9. Inspection: Mom & Dad can request to inspect your phone at any time. (ANY PASSWORDS must be given to us)

10. Time Out: Remember this is our phone...If any of the above rules are broken, or you have a bad attitude, Mom or Dad may put the phone on "time-out" for as long as we feel it is necessary.

I am sure there will be more to add in the future.

Dear Lord, please protect my children. Help them see no evil, say no evil, and hear no evil, all the days of their lives...and if they do help them to have the courage to get to confession as soon as possible!!!

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Looking for a Good Catholic College Program???

Thinking about Stuebenville? Christendom? University of Dallas? You probably never thought University of Md would be a choice...

Two of my college kids attend daily and weekly activities at the CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER at University of MD. They have about 40 to 60 kids at daily mass everyday. They have four FOCUS missionaries on Staff as well as a rocking holy Priest.

The students there find activities that are fun but holy or evangelistic...here is my son and a group of guys wearing suits to support the Catholic Basketball coach Mark Turgeon.

***on a side note...the kid doing the Harlem Shuffle showing his stomach-does not attend the Catholic Student Center ;)


THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

Saturday, February 16, 2013

MY baby girl is 23!!!

My oldest daughter turns 23 today!
My honeymoon baby and the beginning of my dreams coming true!






You sure raised the bar high for your 12 baby brothers and sisters!!! 
Fantastic grades...hard working...
kind soul...diligent...great hubby...
the list goes on and on...

STAY CLOSE TO JESUS YOUR VERY BEST FRIEND AND KEEP THE FAITH!!!

THY WILL BE DONE!!!+JMJ+

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baby Steps...

For those who have been praying for us...
We have been taking care of a baby for 10 months...kinda church foster care...
Well today we got Legal Custody today of our sweet boy!!!
Please continue to pray for him and our family as we walk this walk with Jesus...
One day at a time...
THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+