"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Tuesday, November 29

Yes, we have been doing other things....

besides FLL!
Sooo, where were we....since September....
nuff said!

getting bigger!

After Mass and Baptism with some new, dear friends. 
The person that held the camera decided to take a video so
we have no other pictures of our own! : )
I am getting some from Godparents and Aunt and Uncle!

One of our Goddaughters!  Come to visit from PA...
Her parents are A's Godparents!

 Science Experiment!

We just can't be left out!

State Fair entry

This really is her favorite ride ... just not a good picture!

Not real interested in the fair...or much else - sleep calls!

The rest of the crew...ready for the bumper cars!

Beware!  1st time driver!

A little funnel cake...

2nd Place!

B's Lego entry
(yep, they have a rather large lego building contest!)

Bear's football scene

B's NC Themed entry
The state is as close to proportionally correct as you can get with Legos.
His is just the NCSU piece.

T's baseball scene
(not the best angle but it was pretty high up...and i am not!)

Sibling love

Or rivalry!

Another experiment

Cat's handy work...

Look mom! Water wings!
Hahaha! Very funny guys!

Considering All Saints' Day costumes

Yes, other people spend time with him too!

See, here's someone else!
...and Bear defying gravity in the background!

No baby here...

Guess again! He was hiding! : )

Our motley crew of ...ahem...Saints

Loving the poses!

Saint Nicholas...tossing around that extra gold again!

A murdered queen.
Don't you mean a Martyred Queen?
yes, that too!
(Ladybug's -not pictured- comment on her sister's costume to a friend's mom)

And that my friends, was just October! 
As you can tell, we are a bit exhausted....


Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Love, Nina

allison said...

Hi Nina!
We love you!!!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Awww...so nice to see the beautiful Dunphy family and catch a glimpse of your ever-busy-festive family life!
God bless you all!

allison said...

Thanks Jude!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!