Family and Kids

Granddaughter Bella, Under 2 Years: Praying the “Hail Mary” TOOOO Cute!

April 7, 2011

Baby Rosary Click on the link to the right to listen. Bella is seen below with her older sister Maria Faustina Ray. Missing from the picture is older brothers Joshua Thomas and Samuel Tarcisius (and the new baby still in the womb).

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So, What’s Going on Here?

April 5, 2011

You have to look a few minutes to see what this is but … … it is Nana (Grandma Janet) reading to our Ray grandkids on the new iPad that just arrived. Cozy indeed!

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Fighting for his Meal

March 30, 2011

Now that our grandson Dominic is out of the hospital we could take him for his birthday lunch.

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Dominic Now Home

March 17, 2011

My grandson Dominic is now OK and home from the hospital after his exploded appendix. Thanks for your prayers.

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If you don’t like goofey family videos, “run” for your life…

March 8, 2011

…but if you don’t mind silly movies Grandpa makes for his sick grandson in the hospital, you might be able to tolerate it.

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Good News; Bad News!

March 5, 2011

Good News! Just arrived at Columbus Airport to fly home after amazing day with 2,000 fired-up Catholic men with 54 priests hearing confessions. I was the first speaker and made grown men cry. Now on my way to Dallas for big parish mission. Bad News! Grandson Dominic rushed in for emergency surgery – exploded appendix. [...]

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Blessed! Recovering!

March 2, 2011

At home catching up on family, mail, exercise, computer, e-mail, reading, prayer. 13 speaking venues in next 5 weeks. Yikes! On my way to speak at a 2,000+ Men’s Conference in Columbus Ohio. Www.StevesSchedule.com.

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Bella Pulling Cats’ Tails

February 6, 2011

Cute and funny 1-minute video.

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My New Grandson

February 1, 2011

My new grandson Daniel Xavier Ray – thanks to a great son and daughter-in-law and ultrasounds.This is a human being with beating heart, fingerprints, and a soul. This baby boy should have all the protections of a human person (thank goodness he does, in Anna’s womb!)

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Our Daughter Emily made my wife Janet Cry on her Birthday…

January 30, 2011

When Janet got up on her birthday, their was a bouquet of flowers on the table, a birthday card and a home-made DVD. On the DVD was a birthday movie Emily made for her mom. Janet cried for an hour. You might enjoy it.

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Updated SuperFoods Chart & Progress on Health

January 14, 2011

I POSTED THIS TWO YEARS AGO. We had made New Year’s resolutions on January 1, 2009 to get healthy and stay fit. By the grace of God and the encouragement of family we did it! So, to encourage others, I decided to re-post my original blog. We need to be serious about God’s gift to [...]

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Found these Tracks While Walking Recently

January 9, 2011

Don’t know about where you live — but here in Ann Arbor Michigan it is cold! But Janet and I don’t mind and we’ve been walking to keep in shape and enjoy the outdoors. It snowed last night so it was fun looking at all the track little creatures left in the fresh powdery snow, [...]

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One Day It All Got Started; Why I Love Being A Grandpa

January 7, 2011
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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: An Early Start

December 31, 2010

In 2010 my son Jesse and I resolved to run 1,000 miles. We did it with about 40 miles to spare. Some of my running was done on treadmills but most of it was outside exploring new places. You can see these runs here with maps, stories, videos and pictures — which covers over 150 [...]

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My Best Birthday Present

December 29, 2010

How could I be happier now that I’m 56 years old and well over the hill, heading for the finish line. I said to Janet, “Look what we got started!” TOP: Janet and I with our eight grandkids (another one is on the way) BOTTOM: Our whole family with two excellent boy friends too.

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Dear oh Deer!

December 7, 2010

Last week my son shot and butchered a deer on our land and we have been eating venison ever since. It took the family a day to skin, butcher and prepare the meat. Almost everyone was involved. My daughter-in-law had been reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter and how they had to hunt for [...]

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