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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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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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Not Me! Monday

Welcome to another Not Me! Monday, a blog carnival started by MckMama over at her blog. It was born out of her desire to admit some of her imperfections and reveal a few moments she’d rather forget. You may find it therapeutic to join in and do the same thing! Click this button or one […]

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Cross My Heart Crafts Part II

Remember my post on blog.hawkinwinter.com about Siena’s custom onesies? No? Well click these bold words to go check it out and then come back. Are you back? Good. Weren’t those some cute onesies? They came in several sizes, and Siena has grown into her 6-9 month clothes and is now able to show off this […]

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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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