Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning Highlights

Too bad Kyle isn't excited at all.

Wii are happy!!

Elsa is quite pleased with her Chia Pet for cats.

That would be the "don't mess with my present" face.

Feile na Nollaig

Our dance school, Comerford Irish Dance, had our feis the weekend of December 12th. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Decorating the ballrooms and building the dance floors starts Friday afternoon and we don't stop until we do the reverse late Sunday afternoon.

Dancing Reindeer.

Santa paid us a visit.

"Bingo" the 9th reindeer.

Kyle and Kendra working the raffle basket table between dances.

Kendra and her trophy.
Kieran helping out at the raffle table.
The new outfits.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oireachtas 2008

We spent the weekend at the Arizona Grand in Phoenix for the Western Region US Oireachtas.

Kendra was on a 8 hand ceili team.

Ready for her costume.

The girls practicing before their dance.

Waiting their turn with the older girls/teachers.

They may not have placed first but they were the best in our hearts.

Award night. Half of the team.

It was a nice resort.

On the way home we trusted the Garmin and headed for "The Outer Limits" restaurant in Gila Bend, Arizona. It was a classic 1960's space-age restaurant. It reminded me of the old "Tomorrowland" at Disneyland. Good food too.

We slipped back into San Diego for a California sunset.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Religious Studies for the Day

Idleness and Sloth

Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness-thought to be an anchient Hebrew proverb.
In his 'Advancement of Learning' (1605) Francis Bacon wrote: 'Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.'

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kitty Porn

Sorry-it's the best I could do this morning. Kieran spent yesterday afternoon and night throwing up again.

Luckily, this all made it into appropriate receptacles. Unlike the middle of Sunday night when I spent over an hour on clean up after that spectacular event. Remember the scene in "The Shining" when the blood came pouring out of the elevator like a flash flood, swooshing under the furniture and up the walls. Now imagine that with partially digested pasta. Yeah-life's good. Oh did I mention Paul was out of town for that?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

I miss when they let me make the costumes.

It's Official

Kendra is a Brownie Girl Scout.