Sunday, October 31, 2010

What do All Saints Day and Halloween have in Common?

This video does some explaining.

Tiana (the princess), the frog, and Peter Pan visited our neighborhood tonight.
I hope dressing up and pretend never grow old.

Like Old Times

Our visit to South Bend included a trip to the Sand Dunes. Here are my favorite shots. I miss the Lee's just looking at these. The kids and us were so happy to be all together.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feeling Like A Blob?

 Need to light a fire under it and get moving?
Or if the rainy overcast weather has got you down, play this and rock out!  We can't help ourselves when this songs comes has become part of our evening routine getting the girls through their chores...infusing joy, movement, singing, dancing, etc. into our kitchen. It's dynamite.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Blessing

Among the gazillions of fallen leaves, wilting perennials and barely growing grass, we have a sign of the beauty of summer. Kate's dahlia's continue to bloom.  Gorgeous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Annual Hayride - Feels like Fall

What is Maddie looking for?  Kittens it turns out.  The kids were on the hunt a couple weekends ago as we gathered in Prescott, WI on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
I have a thing for barns. I just love them.
Anyway, we attended our combined Campus Area/East Area annual hayride at the Beskar farm recently and here are some of my favorite shots. It is always a blessing to share this time with those in our branch that I don't get to see very often. The girls are making fast friends too especially now that they are building relationships in Girls of Praise.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Religion Quiz

When a new Pew Research quiz comes out, my dad takes it and sends it around to the family and we compare scores.  Most of us do well and guess even better.  It is a fun way to test our knowledge of current events, mostly political information. 

This quiz got national attention because of the low scores among those who identify themselves with one religion. Ben brought it up at our dinner conversation the other night with the girls and mentioned his surprise at the number of Catholics who answered incorrectly on the question regarding the Eucharist. One thing I remind myself is that identifying yourself on a survey as one thing does not mean you adhere to all it teaches or that you practice that religion. You may have just "been born with it" and still choose to use it as a category in your identity. I think that is where the real conversation should go. How true are we to who we say we are?

Take the quiz and see how you compare!