Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Passing the soul down one chit'len at a time

Yes there is still hope that the soul can be passed down to another generation. Here is Matt almost three grab'n rail to get tucked into the curl not bad if you ask me. I truely have never been prouder to be a dad.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Liv'n by the Beach

So sence It has been a while I will fill you all in on what is going on in the Catalde homestead. Matthew has learned a few new tricks, he can stand on one foot and tell you animal sounds. When he gets to excited he then will fall over and say "Whoa, cool!" He already has a sweat collection of scares all over his body and by the time I finish this he will probable have another. Most of the scares are from him thinking he is Lee Majors from the "Fall Guy" and usually involves jumping on, off, or to something.
Beth is learning to love a small backyard still, as all of us are out here. She has started a small craft buisness over the internet and has been doing pretty well. Her days are normally spent running after Matthew who has somehow tapped into the eternal energy fountian. I have official deemed her Super Mom protector of little boys.
I am moving right along with the construction industry, it is still the same as always and so each day I wake up and plug right along. My family and the thought of possible going surfing in the afternoon keeps me going, well that and the fact that I still want to pay my morgage and car payments. I must say that I love being a father. It has been the best thing and the hardest thing that I have ever been through. Some my say marriage is the hardest, but at least in my marrage you are dealing with a rational person who is not throwing a fit over the location of their sippy cup and cracker. When putting him to bed at night and he rolls over, on his own, and give me 30 big kisses it is good to be a dad. got to love that.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

I can't believe how long it has been since we went to the beach! Tony is doing well. He is working hard 12 hours a day to get us into our house. We are hopefully moving-in in the next 12 days!! So much of our moving-in depends on getting inspections passed...we need to pass 6. I think the inspections start next week. Our house will be completely finished on Tuesday...unless we find out we failed an inspection and have to change something.

We are looking forward to being in our own house again. We're approaching it as a new start with our family...or maybe the first real start we've had for our marriage. It feels like God's refining fire hasn't cooled down for us in the past three years. We are thankful for the trials that God has placed in our lives and we are thankful for the rest that He provides. We have learned wisdom in ways we never imagined, and have felt the peace of God like never before. How gracious and faithful is our Heavenly Father.

Monday, October 17, 2005

First time at the Beach

What do you do when you get way to stressed out and need some time to unwind, you go to the beach for the weekend. Well that is what we do in Cali at least. Beth and I needed some R&R badly, not having a real vacation since before Matthew was born we decided to take our Dad's travel trailer up to Central Cali for the weekend. Other than it costing a small fortune in diesel we had a great time. One of the best parts was watching Matthew experince the Beach for the first time. He loved watching the gulls fly by as well as the sound of the surf crashing on the shore, honestly he is real easy to please you just pat him on the back and he acts like its the best thing on earth. But any how it was so much fun none the less.

If you ever get the chance to come Cali and spend some time the central coast is a must, from about Pismo beach north up the PCH is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been. This pic is from Morro Bay, if you watch the Discovery Channel if is one to the places that the film all the elephant seals lying on the beach looking like over weight tourists at Oak street beach back in Chicago.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Here is a pic from Matt at the Pumkin Patch in Simi Valley, CA.

Friday, October 14, 2005

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Starting new

It is great to be a dad. This is the biggest revelation that I have had in the past 2 months and is something that I could not explain to many people. Having a little boy that has never experienced anything in his life and watching him grow day by day and experience things for the first time. Like yesterday I think he is figuring out what a mirror is or at least he is now really confused about why his stuffed animal in the mirror moves when he hits the one next to him.

The most emotional times though come usually late at night when you have some time to think and reflect on the day. When our mothers told us not to stare at people I think that they must have forgotten staring at their children for hours on end, it is one of my favorite past times now and almost nothing brings me more enjoyment that looking at him. When you look into his big blue eyes and he smiles back, I just melt. My heart stops and I honestly praise God for my son Matt. Then usually my heart breaks and my spirit hits the floor worshiping God for giving up His son to die for us. I honestly have such a hard time imagining giving my son up for murderers, adulterers, and sinners in general. But that is what make God so amazing to me right now he did.