A belated happy feast of the Assumption. We marked the occasion by attending a special Mass at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and taking our first family photo in a very long time. As you can see, I don’t coordinate outfits, Fulton and Teddy need haircuts, Edie is tired and wants
We had a short but blessedly full stay at the beach since my last post. We came home to an empty fridge, an empty pantry and a new month. Where is this summer going??? Thankfully, I still have a month until school starts, even for those taking a few community college classes. I feel like
Let’s see if I get these posted at midnight. Atlantic City started an arena football team this year. I was excited when I first heard the news, but unfortunately, most of their games fell on dates we already had a million other commitments (camp, parties, etc.) Thankfully, we were able to attend their final game
Let’s get to it! 1. Last Friday night after fencing, Edie, Tony and I walked over to the local Our Lady of Mt. Carmel festival to catch an 80’s cover band ‘Class of ’84’. They were fantastic and Edie was in heaven, though she would’ve liked at least one Michael Jackson cover. But they did
After a week away, I need at least one day, but usually two, to catch up on all the laundry, unpack and re-enter into regular life. I *think* I’m done with laundry (not sure if the big kids have anything clean to wear) and after a soak in our luxurious new pool with the boys,
Thanks for being patient! This week I’m coming to you across the web from the suburbs of Milwaukee, WI. I was determined to not forget Quick Takes two weeks in a row (even if I got behind)! Let’s bring you up to speed (and add some more memories to the ol’ blog for posterity’s sake).
I totally spaced, lost track of the days, and didn’t realize it was time to write a Quick Takes. We spent last Saturday through Tuesday in the hospital thanks to Fulton’s relentless GI bug and I’ve been forgetting what day of the week it is ever since. Thankfully, Fulton is recovered, today is his 11th
1. MDA Camp week 2019 has not gone according to plan this year. I knew there might be trouble when last week Teddy missed the last two days of school due to a stomach bug. This year has been awful for the boys in terms of stomach bugs. I was relieved when this third round
Since arriving home late last Saturday night, all I can do is smile and say “I have no more deadlines!” While deadlines force me to get things done, and I love the feeling that comes with accomplishing big things, it’s nice to know there’s nothing pressing in the near future. My talks went well, I
I turned in my manuscript on Sunday night after a weekend holed up in the basement making final revisions. I am relived; it is nice to move past one more looming deadline, however, I do not feel I will be content until I complete edits and have the finished book in my hand. As I
1. I was a minor celebrity this week. Maybe you saw me in this article for the Catholic News Service. I was also excited to see Kendra get so inspired by our St. John’s tradition that she hosted, and filmed, her own Nativity of St. John the Baptist bonfire! Lastly, Our family was featured in
Growing up I always loved to take those quizzes one finds in teen magazines about “What Kind of Student Are You?”, or “What Type Of Boy Should You Date?”, or “Find Out How You Should Spend Your Weekend!”. I would always eagerly answer each question hopeful that this quiz would provide me with useful information
1. We reached a major milestone in the Mantoan house this week- Addie is driving! via GIPHY No really, I’m fine. She spent her first six hours behind the wheel with a driving instructor so by the time she drove us all to fencing the other night, she was doing pretty good.