Friday, April 28, 2006


I must say - I am sooo glad it is Friday. As the school year ends we are more than ready to be finished. We had a great week, but we are grateful for Friday's off! We found out this week that the van needs a new engine - oh boy. The good thing is this engine had 235,000 miles on it and the engines for this van are among the cheapest. I will be without a vehicle for a little longer though so it is hard not to feel trapped. Tonight Mike and I have a babysitter coming so we can go watch Mikey's baseball game together. It will be nice to actually watch the game - haha. Have a great weekend everyone - I know we will.

Go Wings!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

A new week

Hello all - well it is the beginning of a new week and it started in true Watson fashion with our van breaking down on the way home from church. The good part is that a bunch of people were on their way home and gave us rides home. It looks like it is just a head gasket and should be easy to fix - thank goodness. We are getting back to school this week after a glorious 2 week break. Only 6 weeks left and then we are all finished with our school year. It has not been without its challenges, but it sure has been worth it! The boys are so smart and they love to homeschool. We are on the two week count down until Ben makes his First Holy Communion and Nate turns 4. Please pray for Ben as this special Sacrament approaches. Love to you all and have a super week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Happy Belated Easter

Happy Easter to everyone. We had a very nice Easter Sunday until about 6:00 in the evening. That is when the stomach flu hit and it is still going through the ranks. YIKES! At times like this a big family is hard because they all get sick. I hope everyone had a joyful Easter. It was 86 degrees here and sunny. We went to mass, had a nice brunch, gave the boys their Easter baskets, and then went to my sister Jenny's house. We had to leave early but it was still good to see Jenny, John, and Jacob. The boys were so glad that Easter was here - they had given up dessert and couldn't wait to dig in. We had also been going to daily mass during Lent. That was a challenge but awesome. Here in Florida the parishes have early times for daily mass - about 7:OOAM - and it is hard to go. During lent however they had a second mass time at around 9:00 am so that is when we went. Some of the other homeschooling families would go everyday too. It was a wonderful time to pray and get closer to God. When you have a good lent Easter seems better too. Love to all and again Happy Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

Today we observe Good Friday and remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for each one of us. As a family of lots of little ones we usually do not go to the lengthy Good Friday service. Instead we observe this momentous day at home. At about 2:00 we say the rosary, we read the Passion, and then we watch a great movie my Mother-in-law gave us years back called the Easter Promise. It is a cartoon movie for children but it is very well done. It always touches our hearts and keeps us focused on the true meaning of Good Friday and Easter. We are praying for all of you and hope you are all well .

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Well here I go again. This is a picture of the Manhardt clan from the Bahamas. Mike's parents very generously sent all the adults to the Bahamas for our Christmas gift. We went the last weekend in March and had a great time. Maggie was allowed to join us. They had a babysitter at the hotel so we were able to enjoy adult time at night. This picture was taken our last night there after dinner.

My second post- Hi all I am just learning the joys of blogging along with tryng to keep up with quarrels, dirty diapers, and nursing the baby. I have figured out how to post a photo -so here it goes:)

Begiining Post- we'll see how it goes

Hi all - well I have decided to try blogging as a way for the Watson's to stay connected with our family and friends that live near and far. Since we do not always have time to chat with our hectic schedules, I thought this would be a good way to stay connected. Tell me what you think.