"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

Friday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Guess maybe i should start posting again?

Are you tired of me mentioning FLL and Legos in general?  I'll try to come up with something more interesting next time, but....

The kids are an alternate for Regionals, so say a prayer and cross some fingers!  I hate to see some team miss going, but we would not mind taking their place if they can't make it!

Did you eat a lot of turkey yesterday?  Stuffing?  Pie?
We'll see you soon!
Have a great night!

Sunday, October 7

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

‎"The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer 
and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life.
It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. 

There is no more excellent way of praying."

-Pope Leo XIII

Thursday, October 4

Hello? Hello?

Is anyone out there?

Apparently you are, as blogger tells me 27 people stopped by yesterday...WHAT!  It must have been you, maybe 27 times?  ; )

We are well.  School, robotics, sports, life ...it all keeps us busy.  How are you?  Please, feel free to comment!

Pictures?  .... sure, i'll throw a few up for you!

Recently we visited the beach, for a week .... these are just a few of the fun things we did!


Tuesday, July 24

Please Consider Helping the Boys Out...

Davis, Chris and Ben are working hard to raise funds for their Rookie Season of FIRST Tech Challenge! 

FIRST Tech Challenge is a high school robotics competition where  teams design, build, and program their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. 

Please help them out by ordering your favorite or much needed products through their Pampered Chef fundraiser.

They will receive 10% of the total up to $699 and 15% with $700 and above in orders... PLUS as an added incentive, their consultant will match that with another 5%, and 7% respectively.

PLEASE invite your friends and family! The more people that order, the more they earn!  And please pass this email along!

Thank you!!!

FTC Team 5950
Mrs. Dunphy
You should check out our team site too!

Trial Camp - Chris and Ben

Trial Camp - Happy Campers!
Week 1 Camp - Davis

My poor, neglected blog....

We have been super, duper busy...no excuse, i know.  We hope everyone is having an amazing summer!

How about a picture....

Saturday, July 7


God our Father, giver of LIFE
We entrust the United States of America to your loving care
You are the rock on which this nation was founded
You alone, are the true source of its cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Reclaim this land for your glory
and dwell among your people
Send you spirit to touch the hearts of our nation's leaders
Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom
Remind your people that true happiness
is rooted in seeking and doing your will
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land
Grant us the courage to reject the culture of death
And lead us in to a new millennium of life
We ask this through Christ, our Lord

Monday, May 7

Raise Your Hand...

if you have been anxiously awaiting a new post here at Consoling His Heart...
Raise your hand if you're waiting for photos...
Ok. put your hands down! ; )

So now, Blogger has changed things on the posting/creating end of things, though you don't see it on the blog side...and i need to figure out this whole mess! Why do they change things that work?  Why can't they just leave me in peace?  i like peace...and quiet - anyone know where i can find some?

New cousins!

Farm Days 2012
It was a wee bit windy!

A new hobby?

Big Anthony at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
(He's the tall one...but not the tower! Poor Big Anthony!)

Sidewalk Chalk...

The finished product!

The Leaning TowerS of Pisa ...leaning of course!

Ready for tryouts!

The family Easter basket

No really!  I colored it myself!

Resurrection Rolls!

A little yard work...

Lego Menagerie (by Cat)  

Pure joy

A little reading!

Dreams of the Big Leagues

Need i say more?

Thursday, February 16

We're still here...

Happy Birthday T-bot! ; )

sorry we have been MIA - we have had a real problem with computers lately.  I (yes, I) dropped our working laptop (which happens to be my husband's) and since then things have not been pretty.  We manage with the kids' desk top but still....
we have lost stuff again - yes, i know...back it up! - but most was able to be saved. 

We have been busy here with baby (5 mos now!) and school, legos, and life.  Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, January 11

Lego Lightning Black (team #7375) Food Factor Presentation 2011

Check out the kids' FLL video and share it! They are trying to get as many hits as possible inthe next week or so! You never know...YOU may one day have a Pure Flour 2000 in YOUR kitchen! ; )

Wednesday, January 4

365 Days of Legos!

The boys have been inspired to do a 365 days of Legos blog.  Add to that the stop action movie they are planning and things should get really interesting around here for a bit. 
We got a ton of legos for Christmas and Cory is considering changing the family's last name to Lego  : ) Time will tell (and for my brother, i know, not realistic due to copyright laws, trademarks, etc...but just smile and nod your head for now please!)

Lego are awesome!  Bet you never met a lego you didn't like...well, i did.  Recently we (read Ben Ben) acquired a Star Wars fellow who, while not Darth Maul, he comes pretty dang close...not pretty.  Even in Lego i can say no sometimes. 
Ninjago is the new big thing but Lego has recently added to their series and even our boys are complaining (why do people always have to go and ruin a good thing by making it 'better'???)

So we lego quite a bit here - i even found a brick in the baby's car seat the other day, yep we start 'em early here! (please note, it was accidental! No one knows how it got in there- he sure is not big enough yet to get into them...) But Cat continually brings us her newest creations while Ladybug and the boys build from scratch and from instructions some very amazing things.  There are developmental skills being acquired, engaged, and developed daily by those little bricks around our home. I just wish they had the ability to put themselves away!

Check out the boys' blog - 3 Boys and a Bunch of Legos....

Sunday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Can you guess who fell asleep first? Last? ; ) let take a poll!