Blog-iversary

Today is my one year blog-iversary! I started this blog one year ago today, with this post about Siena’s six month birthday. I’ve really enjoyed looking back at old posts, and hope to keep my good momentum going that I’ve had since taking a break. I also plan to figure out the other features of […]

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Lent and Holy Week

The Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday – comes between Lent and Easter. We didn’t have much luck getting to Mass this year for the optional Lenten feasts, and even missed Palm Sunday due to illness. I think Siena really would have enjoyed some of the sacramentals this year, had things worked out […]

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Back to School

My student planner tells me today starts Community College Month, so I’ll “celebrate” by sharing with you some pictures from my first day of school yesterday. Yup, Momma’s going back to school! I was sick on Monday so I missed the first day of classes, making Wednesday my first day. I’m taking courses each quarter […]

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Happy Pi Day

Ever since learning there is such thing as Pi Day, when the date is 3-14, like the first digits of pi (3.14), I have wanted to celebrate by baking a pie. Somehow that has never happened, either because I remember it on March 14th and don’t have what I need, or remember it sometime after […]

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Wordless Wednesday – JCPenney’s Portraits I

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St. Valentine Surprises

Four years (and about one week) ago today, I had just met HawkInWinter in person for the first time.  We met on CatholicMatch.com and had exchanged lengthy emails and telephone conversations, but it was early February of 2006 when I flew to his state to visit friends and cousins, and met him “for reals.”  Before my […]

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Fourth of July

I know, I know…things have been quiet on the blogging home front this past month. I have a few picture-laden posts in the works, so prepare for a week of updates. For now,  I invite you to head on over to my hubby’s blog to see his post about our Fourth of July, including a […]

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May Day Block Party

Siena’s Half-Birthday/May Day Block Party was beautifully decorated (if I do say so myself) …. but not very well attended. . . . . . . We had almost as many dogs in attendance as people! . . . . . . . . . . We met one new family, and talked with the […]

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Mother’s Day

We took Siena to the beach yesterday, and had lunch and a quick visit with my parents and two of my sisters. Today we head to the mountains to celebrate Mother’s Day with my extended family. Hope to post beach pictures tonight. In the meantime, here are some thoughts on motherhood from CatholicGreetings.org. Forget to […]

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Butterfly cupcakes

I’d wanted to make and decorate some cupcakes for our party tonight, and found a cute idea here for the butterfly cupcakes on the left. Jillian and I put the babies in their strollers and took a walk to the dollar store to gather the candies we’d need. Unable to locate the right candies for […]

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