Since last Friday I have: 1. Saturday: Hosted our annual Nativity of St. John the Baptist party. It was a record turnout with 129 people, mostly children, and I think the warmest temperatures yet. 2. Sunday: Hosted a tenth birthday party for Fulton and some of his friends complete with a scavenger hunt, water gun
What does a couple with five children do when all the kids are out-of-town? via GIPHY Okay, maybe just me literally, but inside Tony is also doing the mashed potato and rocking a sweet beehive. 1. The big kids went to my parents on Saturday after we all attended the vigil Mass. Sunday, Tony and
1. Tuesday night I went to the last homeschool mom’s social of the year. Despite trying to leave several times, I arrived home way too late for my usual 5:30 a.m. alarm. It’s another sign of my approaching 40th birthday that it’s taking me all week to catch up from that one crazy evening out.
Welcome to June! Let’s belly flop into the deep end of the pool with some Quick Takes! 1. My #31DaysofMary series will start back up in October, the month of the Holy Rosary. I really enjoyed learning about all the international titles of Mary, but with all the other obligations this month, I quickly got
May is always a crazy month. October is also a crazy month, but I seem to always remember that. The constant running around that is May, always sneaks up on me. I’ll document a bit of the madness for posterity and be sure to share a new Marian title in the process. I am a
1. Let’s keep the streak going with another Seven Quick Takes + #31DaysofMary. Not sure what I’m talking about with that long hashtag? Check out this post, or tl:dr, I’m blogging everyday this month, and featuring miraculous Marys from around the globe. So far we’ve got: Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania Our Lady of the
1. Jumping right into some wintry Quick Takes, because Mother Nature doesn’t seem to know it’s April. (scavenging up some coppers with a few affiliate links too) via GIPHY 2. Fulton started baseball last week. Practices/ games are twice a week and are fun, low stress events. He really enjoys it, but would like bigger
We haven’t even wrapped up the Easter Octave and everyone in the family is a mess from all the junk food we’ve managed to consume in such a short amount of time. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m tired, yet I can’t. stop. stealing everyone’s candy. And so, here’s Seven Quick Takes in haiku.
For the last few Lents, I’ve shared my goals; what I’m giving up, doing, or not doing, in the run up to Easter. With our Florida trip coinciding nicely with Ash Wednesday, that didn’t happen…though I truly did have the best of intentions! So, instead of the long post sharing what strange eating plan I’ve
Now that we’ve all set, and perhaps broken, our 2018 New Year’s resolutions, how about creating a list of things we’re not going to do this year? (à la 2016) 1. Put off cleaning for a party until the day (hour?) before. Seriously…for realz. Not this year. Not. this. year. I mean, last minute efforts
Temperatures dipped into the single digits this week which meant 1. we’ve all been stuck inside. 2. I am planning a beach trip tomorrow because temps are predicted to be in the high 40s and that sounds like summer weather. (Yesterday was warm and today feels like spring, complete with an all day drizzle that
Greetings readers and random internet bots! I’m back from my Advent break, but admittedly, still in the midst of holiday celebrations and travels, so it will be the quickest of takes as I dip my toes back into blogging waters. 1. My Advent was great, in the sense that I used my time to prepare
Feels like it’s been awhile; how about some old school takes? 1. On Sunday, November 19th we celebrated my mom’s 65th birthday and her retirement from a company she’s worked at for 41 years. She’d planned a big party, with tons of food, and friends and family I hadn’t seen in years. Best comment was