Sunday, July 25, 2010

Steubenville San Diego 2010 - HIGHLIGHTS IN PHOTOS

Jude and Ike, classic couple or freaky Most Wanted poster?
We had to kick out a few hundred kids because of a silly fire code, maybe that's why Jesus talked outside.
The dorkiest street gang ever.
A weekend capped off with two newly adopted family members.  They grow up so fast!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Last week I was in Portland and my niece Sydney turned out to be quite the baking partner.  Now if I could only get her to do my laundry.  And yes, that is Paul the German octopus who predicted the World Cup winner.  We are cutting edge.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Would Walk 500 Miles...or 484.67 Miles

About 3 weeks ago I spoke at a Steubenville conference and while there was reconnected with my my buddy Fr. Dave.  I picked up his book, "Hiking the Camino" and figured I could read it sometime this summer but after my direct TV was on the fritz on the flight home I cracked it open and read the whole darn thing.  I usually never read a book that fast and this thing didn't even have pictures!  But what I read I loved, it combined my two favorite things, walking and Jesus (not in that order). Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is a Pilgrimage, and while I have been on many I have never walked almost 500 miles to the bones of an apostle. But it makes sense that I have been training for just such a thing for the past few years as all I do is walk and talk about Jesus, perfect match!
So we shall see.  Currently I am reading up on sleeping bags and back packs, the right shoes and how to bring enough imodium for a 30 + day hiking trip.  Sounds fun right? I know! Wait, I'm not kidding, it sounds fun to me and I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Jagerschnitzel Vom 4th of July and Puppies (but not together)

Holding Mastiff puppies and then eating a German meal prepared by a German, celebrating our Nation's independence just how our forefathers intended.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Virginia Mae Krupich McDonald the Only

July 1st is a very special day.

It's the day we celebrate my favorite human I ever spent 9 months in, my mom.

My mom loves golden retrievers, Jesus and Butterfingers.

All around she's a keeper.

Sure, she gets into the occasional bar fight.
And yes, she complains when the Golden Girls are all reruns.
But we have decided to keep her, because God broke the mold when He made her...and it's been 30 days since we got her and He won't accept returns without a receipt.

I love you Mom!  Happy Birthday!