Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Go this in an email today.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

The song takes on a whole new meaning to me now.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Was a blast!
My parents, Grandpa, and Aunt came into town to help us celebrate.

We kicked off the weekend with a backyard baseball game.
It was complete with hotdogs and fixings, good ball playing, 7th inning stretch,

and Maggie even held the flag for the National Anthem.

While we waited for the turkey to cook we headed to the children's pool in La Jolla and checked out some seals.

We were the only ones on the beach because apparent;y they now hire someone to stand on the stairs and tell people not to go on the sand. I've been there for beach days when tons of seal were on the sand with us, us being there does not affect them, plus, It's still a public beach! So, don't listen to the dude in the tie...who barely spoke english.

The boys saw the iceskating at Sea World and wanted to go, we chose to go the next day, it was pouring rain outside so we headed to UTC.
The boys did great!

Maggie tried out the ice.

And Job did a bit by himself too!

It was a great weekend.

Can't wait for Christmas in the SNOW at the cabin!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's been awhile...

since I've updated

First, there was Halloween
Maggie was Princess Leia

I was "Steve"

And the boys were fire fighters

Maggie carved (Colored) her first pumpkin

And some good pics from a great birthday party at Kid's Venture

We have been going to Sea world a bunch lately:

The boys get too have way more fun when Grandpa and Grandma come.

And I turned 29! Steve took me out for a day in Temecula, so much fun.

Then some friends and I did some celebrating at Extraordinary Desserts and then put on our dancin shoes!

It's been a great month!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall is in the Air...

and it's getting chilly!
But, before the weather changed we had some fun in the Hot, Hot, sun!

The Patterson Family met us a Nates Butt Farm, I mean, Bates Nutt Farm.
There is a ton to do. And another family of 5 can understand the chaos that can come with a family day like this!
Hay rides

Petting Zoo
"where's those chickens?"

Horse riding



Face paintings

And, here are some flashbacks from last year.
Last year

this year

last year

this year

Maggie,not even one month old

Maggie 13 months old

I hope your fall season is going well, and may you be blessed as we look forward to Thanksgiving!