Thursday, December 08, 2005

Family Picture

Here's our family Christmas picture. It turned out pretty well, I think.


.....Mike.....Sarah...John...Joe.....Jen

..........Paul.........Dad.......Mom......Grace

..........Therese.................Anne.....Luke


39 comments:

riskitall said...

Sarah, why in Heaven's name did you put our picture on your blog?

I'm am JUST KIDDING! Haha, it's beautiful.

John de Hall said...

Well well, y'all are just a photogenic flock of people aren't ya? You look just like your mom, Sarah, and your brother John looks just like your dad...

Sporticus said...

'sup everyone.
Uh, I know who Scott Stapp is. Former lead singer for creed. Why did you not think I knew that?
??
Hey! I never said MODG didn't prepare you for college. Feeling a little defensive there, Sarah?
hmmmm....

nice pic. when did y'all take it?

Sporticus said...

hey, John.....
Yeah, actually Notker is the stammerer. I thought that was pretty funny too. He was also known as the Monk of St. Gall. I believe that St. Gall was the one who foretold the plague.
Anyway, Notker was a Benedictine Monk for pretty much his whole life. Imagine him reading the gospel.
lol

This is so cool that I can actually talk with someone who's read the same books as me. I could do that with John Brungardt since he's reading everything I'm reading at TAC....but of course, he didn't use Kolbe.
Peace!!

check out my blog at www.playthedrums.blogspot.com
I've got this hilarious pic that I found on the internet.

John said...

woah you're right, I knew it was one of the two.

I guess people weren't quite as sensitive with nicknames back then. If you tacked "The stammerer" on someone nowadays you'd get sued hehehe...

Yeah, the only homeschoolers around here are Baptists, and talking to them gets..uh.. interesting.

So have you gotten to read Giorgio Vasari's "Lives of the Artists" yet? His biography of Michaelangelo is so cool, he has such a great sense of humor! I can't remember which quarter any of this stuff belongs in, and I'm too lazy to get my old syllabus out...

Your pic isn't displaying properly. Have you tried saving it to your hardrive and uploading it from there, or did you just copy the image url?

I guess I can post as John since John Brungardt has a logo and whatnot...

Sporticus said...

Hey John,
No, I haven't gotten to Lives of the Artists yet. Sounds cool. There hasn't been a subject or book yet in high school that I haven't liked. Yeah, I uploaded the pic from my computer, I might try the URL way.

So, what are you reading now?
I have an idea of what the theme is. Isn't it american history in the senior year?

John said...

Hey Michael,

Wow, you even liked Thucyidides? You must be one of those people who actually LIKES Saxon math. What a trooper...

Senior year is actually very easy compared to the previous years (except Calculus, but that shouldn't be a problem if you got through AM well) because A) you don't read nearly as many things and B) the things you are reading aren't nearly as challenging.

For the 1st quarter I did Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables" which is just amazing; I would have read this by myself if it weren't for school.

On the history side I read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and most of the Federalist papers. I'm a little behind in the schoolyear this time because I decided to start about a month and a half late so I could study for the SAT, but that payed off!

Oh yeah, and Huckleberry Finn too, I almost forgot...

I'm actually in the review week right now so I have to take my 1st quarter exams next week.

Can't wait till next quarter: I get to study a bunch of Marx and Engels, and then some Cold War history by Paul Johnson, that'll be fun.

Sporticus said...

Cool, actually come to think of it, Thucydides did get real dry, but I was ok with it for the most part.
My future curriculum sounds great. Yeah, I'm in week six in the second quarter. I'll review and test the two weeks after Christmas vacation. woohoo!

Well, I have wonderful finals for College Algebra on Tuesday, so I better get back to studying.

Peace!

John said...

So you opted to take a college Algebra course instead of the advanced math route with Saxon?

I completely understand, I sometimes think I should've done the same...

Via con Dios!

riskitall said...

Um, excuse me but... COULD YOU GUYS SHARE YOUR READING EXPERIENCES ELSEWHERE??????? JK! Just picking on y'all. Well, truthfully, that is what e-mail is for... sorry, you just make me feel so dumb with all your intelligent, brainy, "ohmygoshireadallthesebooks", talk. Anyway, I'm glad you like the picture (gosh, it sounds like this is my blog which it is not, but it is my picture too, so there.) Yeah, everyone says that about how Sarah looks like Mom/ John looks like Dad... who do you guys think I look like?

And Michael, Joe told me that you didn't know who Scott Stapp was. That's where I heard it.

riskitall said...

Michael,
How do I become a "team member" on your blog?

John said...

I assure you Virginia, if you met me in person I wouldn't inspire adjectives like "brainy" or "intelligent", so don't let me make you feel dumb lol.

It looks like the suits are onto us Michael, we'll have to take this to email...

I think you a good deal more like your dad than your mom...

I just got back from serving mass for the Immaculate Conception, how was mass for y'all?

John said...

error:

I think you *look a good deal etc.

seacb said...

I'm not being defensive, I'm feeling left out...though I somewhat enjoy reading you guys' sympathies with each other, I mean, discussions, about the Kolbe curriculum. : )

Michael, I said that you didn't know who Scott Stapp is. Past tense. Now you know because someone told you. mmm hmm...beside the point. **Remember the whole "Stewart Copeland" thing?**

Saxon Math rocks. They are to the point. I went up through Algebra II, then did College Algebra and Trig last year at Butler, where I'm now doing Calculus. But you all knew that, so I'm just boring you.

Good luck on finals all around...
Calc finals for me are on Wednesday.

seacb said...

And Mass was fabulous as usual...7am, as usual. Emad was there! He cracks me up. Right Jen? ; )

Sporticus said...

Ok, I've known who Scott Stapp (the eddie vedder wanna be) is for a long time. I remember now what happened. I was going to say something about him and I had a brain bubble.....I forgot what his full name was. I said Scott...something. And then Joe reminded me.
(sheesh)
Good grief you guys.
And hey, not knowing Stewart Copeland was a big deal....especially if you knew who the Police were. There are only three people to know.

Sporticus said...

Whew,
Hey, sorry about my little "outburst? there everyone. Got a little ticked.
haha

Anyway, we actually had to go to the vigil mass on Wednesday. My parents had a Christmas party they had to hit. It was a nice mass. My brother played the piano and my sisters played the violin during the mass. It was great.

So, who do you root for down there in Florida, John? Your dolphins aren't doing too great, but the seminoles are hitting a BCS bowl against Penn St. I can't wait to see Texas get their butts kicked by USC.

Peace!

John said...

Hey Michael,

The first thing anyone should know about Florida is that Miami is not part of it. Miami is a different country, I'm not kidding. Let's just say ellos no hablo ingl├ęs.

If you know where Tampa is, I live about 30 miles east of there in a swampy middle of nowhere. It's kinda growing up now 'cause the yankees are building subdivisions everywhere, but ANYWAY... I obviously root for the Tampa Buccanneers (you know, '02 Superbowl champs?).

Since I am a diehard UF fan, FSU is the blood enemy. They got whupped by us in the Fl vs. FS game this year, which is usually pretty close. Nosir, Bobby Bowden and gang aren't goin' anywhere this year. I've got a feeling that USC is going all the way this year, you mark my words...

I went to the vigil mass as well(altar serving complicates things hehe) and they were both supposedly bilingual, but in actuality they were almost entirely in Spanish...

Sporticus said...

Sweet! I have a great uncle that lives in Florida named Don Gergick. He's a die hard Gator fan.
You're looking at the biggest Jon Gruden fan in the world. Although I'm a true Chicago Bears fan (I was born there), I've been rooting for the Bucs to make their comeback from Griese's injury. That was a bummer.
Anyway, cool,
see ya!

riskitall said...

Hello, I'm back! I will address everyone individually...
Sarah, yes Emad is hilarious and I love it!
Michael, maybe Texas will pull out an upset, hmmmm? I mean, ND almost did... yeah, and, everyone doesn't know everything about the Police. I could tell you something about this subject, but, I would never hear the end of it so...
John, yes, I hear that a lot... how I look like my dad I mean. I just wanted your opinion before I told you that. Anyways. If it concerns anyone I love Notre Dame football... and anything Notre Dame for that matter. And yes, being from the great state of Kansas I am red and blue through and through... big Jayhawk fan!
Oh, and I'm sure you are a very intelligent person. I can just tell these things. ;)

John said...

Michael,

Yeah? Whereabouts does he live here? The only person in my family that's ever gone to UF is my uncle, it's the family has just been Florida fans since way back, though I'm not sure why...

It's been a weird season for the Bucs so far. I'm not sure anything they do can make up for the San Francisco game though....blech...

Virginia,

ND is the other main college team that I root for. It's just another unexplainable tradition I guess hehe. I would imagine that being in the midwest, ND is probably a huge deal out there huh? Who would you guys root for in pro? Kansas City?

Perhaps you're right, but no more so than yourself, of that I'm sure. Certainly not to the degree of making you feel dumb though. ;-)

Now I have to go to work and make some money, talk to y'all later!

In Christ, John Hall

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah! GUESS WHAT!! Jereme Hudson just called me about ten minutes ago and told me that I've been accepted. YAY! Thanks for your prayers hun! Love ya lots, and God bless,

your Bernie

seacb said...

Bernadette! Congratulations!! I hope I see you there next year, if UD doesn't win me over with their scholarships.

Good to hear from everyone else... nice to see you yesterday, Michael.

Okay, y'all know that I'm not the biggest sports fan in the world, but I go for KU and ND, too. Michael, what about BCC? Go Grizzlies! ha ha.

Anyway, have a great weekend, everyone! I think we're going to 'Narnia' today, and watching "Cinderella Man" tonight.

seacb said...

Oh, yeah, School of Community was last night. We're really an original group, you know? Some interesting topics came up.

For those of you who are totally clueless as to what I'm talking about, go to

http://www.clonline.org/whatiscl.html

Anonymous said...

My hearts also torn between UD and TAC too!!! :( Pray for me.

your Bernie

John said...

Am I safe in assuming that UD is the University of Dallas?

Bernadette said...

Yes, UD is the University of Dallas... erm, has anyone seen the new Pride and Prejudice movie yet? I saw it last night and I LOVED it! I haven't seen any other version though, so I don't really have anything else to compare it too. How was "Narnia" Sarah? I think we're going to see it this weekend. Anyway, I gotta get working on my econ homework so toodles! God bless,

Bernadette

seacb said...

Pride & Prejudice is GREAT! I saw it with my mom last weekend. I hope to take my sister tomorrow.

Narnia was really good, though it just made you want to watch Lord of the Rings.

Well, I need to work on school, etc. I've got a new post in the works.

John said...

*chanting* Post! Post! Post!

John said...

Saw narnia con la familia yesterday. Naturally they loved it, and I thought it was pretty good, but I kinda thought it moved a bit too fast.

Maybe I shouldn't compare it to the fantastic character development in LOTR though...

Sporticus said...

Hey Everyone,
What's happenin'? Yeah, I know I haven't commented in a while, but it's been real busy down here. It paid off. I did real well on the final.
Anyway, what's up with everyone? I saw that the bucs had a big win over Carolina last week. That helps the bears too. Now we just need someone to beat those dang Seahawks.

What's everyone doing this weekend? I'll probably sit back and get ready for vacation. No, I'm not going to the dance on Saturday even though my siblings are. I just have better things to do. I mean, there are a couple girls I'd like to take to it, but unfortunately, they're not homeschooled so I couldn't take either of them anyway.

Anyway, I just finished Song of Roland (it rocked) and I'm starting the Crusades. It was a little slow at first, but it's getting better now. I always think it's funny how Geoffrey Villahardouin always refers to himself as the Marshall of Champagne. A little pride? hmmm.... do you remember reading that, John?

Well, peace, everyone!

seacb said...

Whoa, Michael, one girl at a time! lol : )

Of course you can bring people who aren't homeschooled. We've had kids from Kapaun, Carroll, and public schools come to teen group functions. Everyone's welcome.

Youth Talent audition on Sunday...wish me luck.

And I'm still working on that post...

riskitall said...

Hey John,
I saw the Chronicles too and I really liked it (William Moseley's just too cute!) I must agree, it was very fast paced, but altogether enjoyable. Have you ever seen the old one they made? I don't know the year...
I also saw Pride and Prejudice which I LOVED! So romantic!
I look forward to seeing King Kong when John B. returns!

Sporticus said...

omg,
I have (unfortunately) seen the old Chronicles of Narnia.
Blah!

Anyway, yeah, I probably could bring non-homeschoolers, but of course it is too short notice right now. I dunno what I'm gonna do. Whatever.

Peace!
michael

PS Does anyone have any band names that we could use, any ideas?

John said...

I guess I'll catch up with this one post:

Michael,

Yeah that was a big win for us Sunday, many of us didn't think we were going to pull that off, but we controlled then entire game from the beginning. Let's see, I think Tennessee is playing the Seahawks this Sunday, so we'll find out soon enough!

Uhm, I'll probably just be working since I mostly just do that on the weekends.

Haha, too many girls not enough time eh Michael? An enviable dilemma hehe...

ah, Villehardouin's "Conquest of Constantinople", really fantastic once you get into it. Though it does start off really slow with dealing with the Venetians and stopping to conquer that slavic town. Once they make landfall at the Bosphorus though it all goes terribly awry. Have you gotten to the treachery of Mourzuphles yet? It's kinda funny when the Westerners living in the city actually set it on fire because they're afraid of the Byzantines lol...

Sarah,

What's the youth talent audition? (don't say "it's an audition")

Virginia,

Yeah, it was actually a very good representation of the book looking back on it. Well I don't know about William Moseley, but the girl that played Susan had the prettiest eyes. Hmm... I think I saw an old BBC version of it once a long a time ago, and I can't remember if it was any good or not. I want to go see Pride & Prejudice but I can't get anyone to see it with me!

I'm going to see King Kong with some people on Monday, I can't really tell if it's going to be good, but the critics sure things so. TAC's Christmas vacation starts tommorrow doesn't it? So he should be home this weekend?

Michael,

How about The Beetles? ;-)
If I think of any real ones I'll let you know...

Peace of Christ to all of you, Christmas is a week from Sunday!

In Christ, John Hall

riskitall said...

Man, this comment board is loaded!

Yeah, the old Chronicles movie was pretty lame. Ok, really lame! John gets back this weekend, yeah, I'm excited! See, I'm jumping for joy. ;)
Hey, Michael, what do you think of Neon Hubcap? Ok, I admit, I just wrote down what came to my mind. Totally ramdom. You'll think of something. Something that really resonates with the whole band.
Peace and Love!
Did anyone else have a really life changing experience last night?

John said...

Well, not unless you consider eating dinner and sleeping a life-changing event. I'm guessing you did?

Bernadette said...

I dunno about you guys, but I grew up on the BBC version of Narnia. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I really liked them :) I haven't seen the new one yet though, so we'll see...

seacb said...

My band name suggestion: El Cid. (You'll never guess what movie Joe watched yesterday... : )

Youth Talent is, yes, an audition, for a scholarship and a solo performance with the Youth Symphony. I don't so much care if I win or not, but that I do my very best, and am happy with myself.

Jen, I don't think we'll top yours anytime soon.

It's going to be awesome when John gets back! I think he's filming my audition. I wish he was getting back in time for the dance, though.

Take care.