It’s hard to do things you don’t want to do

The request was simple enough.  I’ve made the same request of my kids almost every day for the last few years.  “Please pick up the toys in the living room.”  They always eventually comply.  There are sometimes complaints, bargaining, and tears (theirs, not mine) but eventually, they pick up the toys.  When I made theContinue reading “It’s hard to do things you don’t want to do”

We had a poo poo party

We told our 2 and a half year old that when he was no longer wearing diapers, we’d throw a piñata party to celebrate.  We even went as far as purchasing the piñata and hanging it over the changing table as a reminder/motivator.  Well, yesterday was the best (and so far, only) Poo Poo PartyContinue reading “We had a poo poo party”

A month of meals

Anders is one month old.  We’ve held and cuddled this little baby almost constantly over the last 4 weeks.  He’s starting to become more aware of his surroundings and it’s delightful to see his eyes search for something (even if it’s just a shadow or a light).  We’ve navigated through some of the difficulties ofContinue reading “A month of meals”

The Calculus Warmup

I subbed for a calculus teacher last week.  He had recorded a video of himself presenting the material so that all I had to do was press play.  I love this idea and I’m going to steal it (more on this in a future post).  After showing the 13 minute video and handing out theContinue reading “The Calculus Warmup”

Del Oro Multimedia at STN

Just last week, a team of 7 students from Del Oro High School piled into rental cars and made their way down to LA for the annual Student Television Network Convention.  Contests were entered, seminars were attended, videos were shot and edited, lessons were learned, friendships were strengthened, and memories were made. To the 2013Continue reading “Del Oro Multimedia at STN”

Why and What we Eat

A sermon at Emmaus about love, life, community and food. Paul say to discern, notice, and pay attention to the Body of Christ. He goes on to say that you (all of you) are the Body of Christ… This was the first time that I have ever taped anything underneath chairs during a sermon. IContinue reading “Why and What we Eat”

5k Reflection

The Del Oro Cardio/Health 5K came and went and I think it was a huge success.  Students legitimately seemed to be enjoying running.  The crazy fan groups did an amazing job supporting the runners.  Several students posted some very fast times.  The whole 2 day (8 heat) event was marked by an atmosphere of funContinue reading “5k Reflection”

Set the World On Fire

My wonderful sister-in-law, Evin, gave my oldest son a card for his first Birthday. It was a simple piece of white card-stock – about 5 inches across. On it she wrote these words “Go forth and set the world on fire.” It’s apparently a quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola. That’s it. It’s so simple.Continue reading “Set the World On Fire”