It’s been awhile since I’ve shared photos of our family and kids, so here’s a quick photo dump. — Das Schmidt Haus, Easter 2015 — Okay, it wasn’t really Easter, and Cy, Iowa State’s mascot, didn’t attend church with us. But let’s pretend because I need an obligatory family Easter photo. Maybe I should Photoshop the … [Read more…]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
An ancient history professor went to the hospital to be with his wife as she gave birth to their first child. While the baby was born, the professor’s expression never changed. The child was put in the arms of his mother. Still the professor’s countenance never changed. The family moved from the delivery room to the post delivery room. Still the man’s face didn’t change; it remained bland. A nurse noticed this and asked him to go into the hall while they examined the baby.
In the hall she asked the professor, thoughtfully, “What name will you give the baby?” He replied, “Theophilus.”
Welcome back to our series — Pray, Work, Rest & Play — where we share a bit about how we’re striving to incorporate an order, a rule of sorts, to our daily routine here at Das Schmidt Haus. A routine that organically involves prayer, work, rest, and play. How are you incorporating these into your daily routine? … [Read more…]
Another round of quick takes courtesy Das Schmidt Haus. Highlighted this week: an update on Gigi, insightful birth stories from the 1950s and 60s, a Chinese gender predictor that appears to be quite accurate, sucker prayer bouquets, and updates on our Diocese’s semi-annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass.
The week that was! Thanks to all who prayed for a successful week at Conception Abbey for Joel’s deacon formation classes. Job well done, prayer warriors; our week was spiritually fruitful in so many ways. Please know we prayed for each prayer request sent to us, too. There were some pretty heavy issues shared with us; we are honored you trust us to pray for your intentions.
Here’s a pictorial recap from our week.
We have good friends whose annual Christmas card includes a variety of hilarious quotes uttered by predominately their four young boys. Mom and dad capture quotes throughout the year and the best ones earn real estate on their Christmas letter. I can only imagine how fun this tradition will become as the boys grow and their vocabularies expand. We excitedly wait for this family’s letter each year, but darn it, I wish I had thought of the idea first.
But I do have this blog and what else would I write about for the letter Q? Quinoa, Qabalah, Qintar, Qwerty? Let’s stick with quotes. Introducing the inaugural edition of Das Schmidt Haus Quoteopia!