Friday, March 31, 2006

Irish step dancing class

Guys -- aren't the skirts cute! I know you have seen these before, but you must admit the kids are cute!

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Got into UC Fullerton! Admittedly, I wasn't freaking out and crying with joy over the letter, but it is a relief to know I have at least one option for the coming year... and it's not a downside that it's in sunny CA! Will be up-to-date as other responses get in.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

You Know You're a Lawler Kid When...

12) You can curse better in arabic than you can in English.

11) You bristle anytime someone says "My mom makes the best..."

10) You brewed beer long before you drank a bottle.

9) You aren't phased by many kids sprinting towards a large, multi-passenger car screaming, "middle-middle! middle-middle!" "middle-left! middle-left!"

8) You dread asking for seconds of your favorite dinner, lest it be followed by, "More chicken? More chicken? Lovely day!"

7) You dread bringing friends home for dinner lest they fail to want seconds -- immediately.

6) You would rather eat dirt than say anything good about Derek Jeter or A-Rod.

5) The dirtiest word you've ever heard your father say is Blast!

4) You don't "unload the dishwasher," you "deal with the dishes." You don't "fold the clothes," you "deal with the laundry." You don't "prepare a video for recording" you "deal with the tape." In fact, half of the verbs in your vocabulary can be substituted by the word "deal."

3) The phrases dudehogger, "hecky Moses", traipsing fluid, and "Theaws a Bwiggow, theaws a Bwiggow, theaws a Bwiggow, in da vinciteee!" mean anything to you.

2) If you See That Road Over There...

1) You develop a profound pyschological disorder if you are deprived of ice cream for more than a week.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Found on the internet

I especially relate to #3, #4, #6, and #25

You know you're a Catholic when...

1. ...every time you go into your pantry you feel a strange compulsion to cross yourself and say 'bless me father, for I have sinned ...'

2. ...guilt is your best friend, and you feel obligated to share it with others. (True evangelization)

3. ...You genuflect before entering your seat at the theater.

4. ....if you only crave hamburgers and steaks on Fridays during lent and you crave fish every other day in Lent...just never on Fridays.

5. ...if you sneak into Protestant Churches, sprinkle Holy Water, and hide blessed medals.

6. can only recite the Creed when around large groups of people.

7. make the sign of the cross when you pass in front of a church.

8. hear the Angelus bells and begin saying the Angelus to yourself

9. ...everyone in the country hates your guts.

10. have an overwhelming compulsion to say, "And also with you," when Yoda says, "May the Force be with you."

11. ...someone says they're going to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) and you think they are going to bingo at the K of C.

12. ...someone asks you your favorite Madonna song and you say Hail Holy Queen.

13. hide anti-Catholic books in the library and bookstore behind other books on the shelf.

14. have to remember which bottle has the holy water and which bottled has the water for drinking.

15. know how to process, keeping two pews between you and the person in front, keeping lined up with your partner, walking without bobbing or swaying, and you genuflect on graduation day when you get to your seat.

16. know at least 5 sins that can be committed against each of the 10 commandments.

17. make the sign of the cross when you pass a church or hear a fire truck or ambulance siren.

18. ...all your children have saint names instead of names chosen from soap opera characters.

19. ...You have a rosary hanging from your dash.

20. have a holy water fountain at your door and a religious picture in every room.

21. ...your son calls home after being gone and the first thing you ask is have you been attending Mass.

22. of your Crucifixes has five years worth of dried out palms stuck behind it.

23. ...they know you at every Catholic bookstore in the area, and ask you where you've been if you haven't stopped by in a while.

24. measure your life by number of Popes.

25. ...after making the Sign of the Cross at the start of the Rosary, you say "Bless us O Lord and these Thy gifts..."

26. spend the first five minutes of the day untangling your scapular from your Miraculous Medal.

27. have a St. Christopher medal in you car.

28. know more than 15 recipes for preparing tuna fish.

29. refer to other religions as "Non-Catholic".

30. carry prayer cards in your purse or wallet.

31. ...You know a family whose every daughter has Mary, or every son has John Paul either as the first or middle name.

32. ...your coworkers point out that you have something on your face and as they go to wipe it off for you, you duck and scream "No, they're my ashes!!"

33. know when Advent and Lent begin and what day is Easter.

And for you Generation X-ers

You know you're a Gen X Catholic when...

34. of your earliest memories of Mass involves watching four teenage girls with long, straight hair strumming guitars.

35. of your earliest memories of Mass involves watching four teenage boys with long, straight hair strumming guitars.

36. ...there were more felt banners bearing hippy slogans in your parish church than statues.

37. never understood why the pastor kept rearranging everything and removing things from the church all the time: statues, confessionals, kneelers, etc..

38. wondered why some of the old ladies put doilies on their heads in church. What was that all about?

39. think an historic church is one with kneelers.

40. ...Friday was "hamburger night" at your house.

41. were a girl altar server in the 70's or 80's, and didn't realize that you were breaking the rules.

42. ...growing up, you only knew of one family that used NFP...and they were Presbyterians. (I didn't know any!)

43. all your years of Catholic school, you never had a nun for a teacher. Oh, and ruler? What on earth are you talking about?

44. heard older people talking about a "Baltimore Catechism", but you never actually saw one.

45. ...Seven Cardinal what???

46. ...your Grade 9 religion class included learning the Our Father and the Hail Mary, because most of the kids in class didn't know those two prayers.

47.'ve heard the words "Benediction" and "Vespers" but aren't really sure what they mean.

48. wonder why some people receive communion on the tongue.

49. think Extreme Unction is a new professional wrestling show on TV

50. ...your overall religious instruction left you with impression the only mortal sin was first degree murder: everything else is venial and therefore irrelevant.

Blog Changes

So... I just made everyone Admin. I'm hoping that will clear up any confusion that anyone's been experiencing over this.

Monday, March 27, 2006

More Wedding Pictures

At Rosie's Request:

Saturday, March 25, 2006

In Case Far-Away Brothers Need to Remember What We Look Like

Heck, I thought it was time for a photo, and why not grace the site with a picture of a few beauties? Nothing like some precious damsels to really get a place going.