Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Hallows Eve 2012

St. Elizabeth of Hungary with the poor and downtrodden
and mild
Who will take care of them?
Poor little orphans
St. Cecilia
St. Helen of the Cross
St. Martin of Tours. Bishop and Soldier.
Baby's 1st Halloween!
After one house, Clairvaux understood what was going on. We could have stayed out for 16 hours as she quite enjoyed the process. She told every house "Dank you." One gentleman told us to have a nice night and she told him to have a nice night. Dominic, Lillie, Rose and Zellie couldn't run fast enough to every house.

Friday, October 26, 2012

This American Pie Trip

The time has come. I am so excited I can't stand it. Tomorrow, my mom, my sister-in-law Maria, two friends Laurie (and sweet baby Jude), Heidi, and I head to Eldon, IA to the American Gothic House to learn how to make PIE from Beth Howard, pie baker to the stars. I have been looking forward to this for a while now.

If you feel like joining us, I do have a few spots left. Come along for our fun trip.

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Dominic said...

Dominic and I were discussing something he has been looking forward to for a while. I asked him how long he had been waiting to which he replied, "I think it's been since the Middle Ages."  I forget to write down the funny tidbits he offers to me during the day.  He has a great sense of humor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boever's 4th movement

John cracked me up the other day.  First, he took Clairvaux into the bathroom to change the obvious unwanted room freshener.  While in the bathroom, Damaris needed assistance of the same kind so he handed me a changed Clairvaux so I could dress her and I handed him a dirty Damaris.  As only nature would have it, I had to help somebody at the table doing school work so the dressing of Clairvaux was put off for a minute or sixteen.  In those minutes, she actually emptied the contents of her large intestine AGAIN.  So, John handed me a changed Damaris to get dressed and I handed him Clairvaux Part 2.  We must not forget bottoms #3 & #4 that don't wear diapers BUT still need assistance in the wiping department.

 After Clairvaux struck again, John proclaimed "I am just going to stay in here today in case anybody needs me as it seems I can't get out of here."

The following day.  John leaves for work.  The Pooper sisters strike AGAIN.  It was record pace.  I had to call him and give him a play by play.  I left the following on his voice mail.

"Today, we have had a lively day in the Poop Department.  Here are your morning results:

1st Place goes to Zellie for Amount.
2nd Place goes to Clairvaux for frequency
3rd Place to Vianney for Content
4th Place to Damaris for Consistency.  One is nicely greeted each morning by a very smiley and smelly baby that is immediately placed properly in her little tub for a cleanse.

Talk to you soon.  Love.  This is almost unbelievable."

I don't need a nanny, house keeper, or cook. I need a bathroom attendant. Perfect.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Baptism of Little Damaris

I forgot to publish this way back in May when Damaris was baptized. She was baptized on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. Teresa's Catholic Church by Msgr. Joseph Nemec.
Amongst the many things you can learn from Maria, I hope you imitate her prayer life most. She is dedicated without waiver to the growth of her personal spiritual life. She is diligent and works to maintain it.
Andrew and Maria will be perfect godparents. They both have a love of the Catholic faith, a deep desire for family life, and a love of life. They will be great example even without saying a word to you. Just watch them.
Sometimes, I just know Andrew and I were meant to be twins. We think a like on everything. We react to life exactly the same. We laugh at the same things and cry at the same things. We have always been close. Before he was married, he lived in Texas. He use to call me everyday on his way home from work. Everyday. We would talk the whole one hour commute home. Everyday. He would drive up to Oklahoma to visit John and I often. The drive is 8 hours. He would call me when he left and often we would almost talk his whole drive to our house. I know he is a gift to me and love and value our friendship. Now, I call him every Monday on my way to bible study.
Your full name is Damaris Catherine Mary. Your paternal grandmother's name is Catherine. We thought it was so fitting for you to have both of their names.
Your first name is my mother's first name. She always told me she hated her name, but loved anybody elses name if it was Damaris. Damaris means Of-Mary. Your name can also be found in the Bible (Acts 17:34). We always knew we would have a Damaris.