Author Archives: becomewhatyouare

About becomewhatyouare

Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy!

It’s been a busy time around here! For the past couple of months I’ve been knee-deep in sewing costumes for the “Children’s Choir” in our local theater’s production of The Sound of Music.  That has “morphed” in my being the … Continue reading

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Preseason is here! TheMadHatter suggested we have eggs for dinner… THESE eggs: We are ready for the game! GO, PACK, GO!   P.S.  It stayed under 100° today!!! w00t!  It only got to about 95° 🙂

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The Annual (or is it Perpetual?) “Great Book Shift”

It’s that time again.  Time for the “Great Book Shift”.  It’s time to pack up the books we wont’ be using and pull out the ones we need for another year.  This event is coinciding with a front room change.  … Continue reading

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Mom Blog Stew

Today is the 236th birthday of the US Army!  It’s also Flag Day! God bless America and its Soldiers ~ past, present, and future. Thank you to all of you for all you have ever done or ever will do. … Continue reading

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Camp “W”

Our homeschool group had it’s second “Camp W” last Friday.  We passed last time (we just don’t camp!) but decided it could be fun to go out for a few hours to play.  It was (we still didn’t camp!)  The … Continue reading

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For Karen…

A few shots for my friend, Karen, who is looking for a new camera. This is the 80, Karen! All on standard, auto settings.              

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I Want To…

I want to.  I really do.  I miss my blog.  I miss your blog.  I really want to get back to them.  It’s just so hard! Life if going about at a whirlwind pace, but I think it’s more my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!!!

One year ago today, our dear little Gariníon was born! I can’t believe she’s a year old. Happy birthday, baby girl! Grandma loves you!!!

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Six Years Ago Today

Our beloved John Paul II entered eternity. Our loss is heaven’s gain! 1 May 2011, Divine Mercy Sunday, John Paul II will be Beatified. How awesome!  (I know that there is a French nun who is the recipient of the … Continue reading


Burdens and Books…

So much for my plans to spend more time on this blog again! I received a text from a friend last night asking if I was alright.  I’d been quiet lately.  Yes, I am well.  Trying to stay busy.  Wanting … Continue reading

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Prayers, please

Please pray for “SillyBall”.  She went to training with SuperSoldier last year and was assigned to a post near us.  SuperSoldier brought her by when he was here last summer and she quickly became a part of the family.  She’s … Continue reading

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more superbowl memories…

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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!

  Because I know you’re dying to see what was on my tv last night, here are some pictures of my screen: And for all of my Steelers fan friends: It was a great game.  Pittsburgh made the Pack earn … Continue reading

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GO, PACK, GO!!!!

Here we go!!!!  w00t!  

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It starts!

Two years in a row! I think it’s supposed to snow tonight and into tomorrow.  One to three inches. I hope for the kids’ sake it’s three. For myself, not so much. I love my Packers, but they could have … Continue reading