Sixteen Years

Sixteen Years

Sixteen years. Sixteen years we’ve been heading to the canyon, to the same spot, for fall photos. That could mean a lot of things but mostly what comes to mind is, “We should have this down by now!” And by this I mean the choosing of the outfits,...
St. Catherine’s Coronet

St. Catherine’s Coronet

As surely as the changing of the leaves and the turning of the calendar, I am reminded that we have entered into the seasons of All Saints costumes. Lord help us.  I mean, Yay!! While some in our midst have had their minds made up for months, others are still in the...
All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

The kids like to play a game that might be called, “Catch Phrase.” Not that Catch Phrase.  No, this is naming a person they know (or pretend they know.  Like a cartoon character. #homeschoolweirdies) and then trying to list their catchphrases. It’s...

Worldly Wise

At 4:30 pm, while I was nauseous with nerves and the kids hovered about me while I fought with the sewing machine (“Tension! Let’s talk about tension! C’mon!!”), I gave myself a harsh talking to. Why? Why do you do this to yourself? Why do you...

Fall Photos 2016

It seems right, fitting even, that since we took our fall photos before it was officially “autumn” that I should finally get around to posting them on a frigid day in December. Yes, I am rolling my eyes. Yes, I am disappointed in myself, too. The lot of us...

An Easter People

When the Bishop repeated that there were 50 days of Easter during Easter Vigil, we took heart and took the message to heart. At the time, we weren’t sure what our Easter celebration would entail as Philip had dragged himself to the Vigil and Max seemed to be...