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...

All Dressed Up

Something about the pregnancy hormones makes me- how do you say it?- CRAZY. While growing a baby my brain clicks off all reason and I start thinking things like, “I can make all the things!” It gets me into trouble. Coming off the All Saints costume fiasco...

Christmas Past

Christmas. *sigh* There is much to be said but the main thing seems to be this: We survived. With one week left, Jac and I went on what was supposed to be a fun shopping date and ended up with me sulking and in tears.  We had been so busy with LIFE that the season had...

Rejoice!

Deciding who would be St. Lucy this year was a last minute affair. Our wall calendar ended on the 12th so it wasn’t on the kids’ radar. So hopped up on sugar from the gingerbread houses and a little loopy from fatigue, Ellie willingly volunteered Tess for...

Sinking In

I don’t remember what age I was when my Aunt Linda and Uncle Mike moved down to the valley and into a storybook cottage of a house. I was young enough that the swing hanging from the massive poplars in front was a real selling point for me. There was a back...