Tag: Pretty Happy Funny Real

{p,h,f,r} A Hershey Story

Linking up for the first time in way too long with the lovely ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter. I thought I’d use the {pretty, happy, funny, real} link up to share our recent trip to ‘The Hersey Story’ museum in downtown Hershey, PA. The museum is a new attraction to the plethora of tourist Read More

{p,h,f,r} FIRE, FIRE! or Bonfire Season Begins.

There is actually a Beavis and Butthead reference in this post’s title. (Or ‘Butthead and Beavis’ as Byron kept calling them which grated on my nerves more than it should have.) If you think less of me, so be it, but we actually had a conversation about said show during our most recent family bonfire Read More

{p,h,f,r} Doing Much Better

I’ve always insisted that this is not an SMA blog, and that we’re not an SMA family, just a family that happens to include two kids with SMA. And most times, SMA is just this thing lingering in the background that’s not spoken of even though it’s present in the routine and daily living of Read More

{p,h,f,r} A Field Trip Focused on Saltwater Ecosystems

I’ve been saying since the beginning of March, that the first warm sunny day we got was going to become a beach day. Enter Monday with temperatures above 50 and clear sunny skies; field trip!!! {funny} And the first spring beach trip of the year always calls for photos. I did try to warn the Read More

{p,h,f,r} I’m a Little Oratory Fan Girl

As promised, I’m back this week with some thoughts on Leila’s new book, ‘The Little Oratory, A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home’, co-authored with David Clayton. And a giveaway. I know y’all love a giveaway. Icons, and other forms of religious art, have long held a place of honor in our home. Not Read More

{p,h,f,r} An Answer to Prayer

A couple of weeks back I linked up with the lovely ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter to share the joy of my daughter’s First Holy Communion, but also to put in a sincere prayer request. Let me tell you, you guys and God were really working overtime, with some pretty amazing results. Please keep Read More

{p,h,f,r} Milestones and Additions

Linking up at Like Mother, Like Daughter because this was a week for pictures! {pretty} Edith Arlene’s First Holy Communion! I didn’t forget all the hype I’d given this dress. I’ve got the pictures I promised, but not nearly as many as I anticipated. Thankfully, many other families were snapping shots during the ceremony and Read More

{p,h,f,r} Answers to Rhetorical Questions

A very solemn and penitential Lent to you all. Who’s still feeling the effects of cramming thousands of grams of sugar into their bodies up until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday? Withdrawal Wednesday and onto Good Intentions Thursday, followed by I Can’t Believe I Need To Fast Again Friday. Anyway, I got my Lenten affairs in Read More

{p,h,f,r} Overflowing With Books

I’ve mentioned a couple of times to visiting friends that I decorate with books. We have many shelves placed wherever there’s wall space and they’re just bursting with titles. I can’t think of any shelves we have that aren’t spilling over with books as opposed to say, dusty trinkets and collectables. Maybe just the dining Read More

{p,h,f,r} Just Another Day In The Life

It’s been one year since a nurse last set foot inside my house. Many times since then, I’ve prayed for the return of nursing care, but according to all insurance guidelines, Fulton is just too healthy to need the assistance. I’ve modified our school days, tried to be consistent in my daily routine and just Read More

This Old Schoolhouse or Keeping The Madness Contained

Inspired by the stunning array of homeschool classrooms that are clogging my Pinterest feed, I thought I would show the layout of our school room to 1. alleviate your fears that homeschooling must be done in a replica Montessori classroom and 2. show that a dedicated space for school work is helpful. Our house is Read More

{p,h,f,r} Natural Wonder Overload

Linking up again for the first time in ages with everyone at Like Mother, Like Daughter. Just so you don’t forget how I roll around here, I’m going to start off with my trademark sunset. {pretty} WOOT! I think it’s very fitting that on the feast of St. Laurence the sky at dusk resembled a Read More

{p,h,f,r} And Theme Thursday: All About Fire

Joining all the ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter and Cari for another exciting round of photos that capture the essence of the Mantoan household without any of the offensive odors. We held a belated bonfire for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. (Flames of the Sacred Heart, get it???) If you’ve spent any time around my Read More

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