Family Life

Geometry Lessons From a Five-Year-Old

May 18, 2007

Andrew: "A diamond is a square turned sideways. No, maybe upside down."

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Homer Simpson Would Be Proud

May 15, 2007

Annie (age 4) after dinner tonight: "I want some beer toys." When asked to elaborate: "Bottles of beer. But not real ones." So...If I get her O'Doule's, does that count?

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Happy Mother's Day!

May 13, 2007

To my Mom, who has been a constant support and model all my life and an unwavering believer in our business. To my wife, who has loved and cared for our family for over ten years. To my mother-in-law, who gave me such a wonderful wife. To my Nana, who has given me so many […]

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Socialization vs. socialization

May 8, 2007

Via Maureen Wittmann's blog.

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I Think We are Officially a Large Family

April 30, 2007

12 Passenger, burgundy, 2006, 28k miles, and zero clearance getting into our garage. The kids love it. Our Chevy Venture served us well for 23 months during which time it took us to California and Arizona and many smaller trips in between. For the last trip to Arizona, my parents bought us a car topper […]

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Can You Drink This Cup?

April 25, 2007

St. Gianna Molla is an icon for the pro-life movement and someone who is completely incomprehensible to those who believe that a person's value is based on 1) location and 2) that person's usefulness to me. St. Gianna died from pregnancy complications following the birth of her fourth child. She could have aborted the baby […]

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Some Things Are Worth Believing in Even When They Aren't True

April 24, 2007

The late, fairy-tale addition of the dragon to his (St. George's) otherwise factual life still I think still has a place in the Church's heart. We need our ecclesiastical bed-time stories the same way we need Franklin's electrical key or Washington's cherry-tree. They serve as shorthand for the larger virtues that so dominated their lives. […]

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Never Plant Before Mother's Day

April 24, 2007

Description with visuals. I-25 has re-opened between Castle Pines and Colorado Springs, but travel is still discouraged. Highway 83 is closed between Colorado Springs and Franktown, and Highway 24 is closed between Coloraro Springs and Limon. Highway 94 is closed from Colorado Springs to Lincoln County Line. Governor Bill Ritter has activated the National Guard […]

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Need Some Prayers...

April 24, 2007

We have had a horrible snowstorm all day today with over a foot of snow falling since this morning. The wind and snow are still blowing straight sideways. Three hours ago our neighbor's daughter dropped off her brother with us and left on a snowmobile to pick up her mom who was stuck in a […]

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Crazy Weather?

April 13, 2007

Having lived most my life in Colorado, I can tell you that people mention, on a constant basis, the fact that the weather here is constantly surprising. There's a saying that goes, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes." After last night, I think I can say that there's something even crazier than […]

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