Category Archives: Celebrations

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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more superbowl memories…

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The Numbers

I thought I’d post “the numbers”…
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Happy St Nicholas Day!

We love St Nicholas Day here.  What a terrific Saint for our kids to look to for example.  Getting your shoes filled doesn’t hurt, either! You can make your own St Nick from Lindt chocolate santas by using the pattern … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, MilkyWhite!!!

Our beautiful MilkyWhite is 12 years old today.  She was born in Leimen, Germany after a 2 ½ hour labor ~ my first and only waterbirth (the best, easiest birth of them all!)  She was our biggest baby, weighing in … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

According to Catholic Encyclopedia,  All Saints Day is…. Solemnity celebrated on the first of November. It is instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful’scelebration of saints’ feasts during the year. …  In the early days the Christians were accustomed … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chief!

On this date in 1962 – Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba. Uganda joins the United Nations. Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison. Chief was born in Stuttgart, Germany! Happy Birthday, hun!! One thing that Chief said … Continue reading

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Lapbook and Birthday pics

I mentioned earlier that I had an idea for a craft for today, but when I went to the store, I completely forgot about it, so it will wait until next week.  We did do the lapbook, though!  I wanted … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Today we celebrate Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (and in our family, we also remember the anniversary of TheMadHatter’s First Holy Communion!) The rosary is a prayer which we offer with our hearts, our lips and our fingers.  It … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

A very happy birthday to SgtSoldierSon and TheQueenofHearts! SSS is 25 today and QoH is 17 today!!  Where on earth did the time go? And SSS… with his daughter, of course! 🙂 I love you!

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St Francis of Assisi

We made (I know you’ll be completely shocked by this) another lapbook for today’s Memorial of St Francis.  We celebrate a feast day in our house today, too.  Here is a slideshow, including the silly pictures TheBoy wants me to … Continue reading

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Today, I did NOT put $45 into my gas tank. Today, I did NOT fuss at anyone about “hurry up, we have to go!” Today, I did NOT get aggravated by ridiculous drivers. Today, we will celebrate the Feast of … Continue reading

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A late visit

We had a long, full day with too few hours in it.  We only managed a short visit to Mary Clare’s grave, in the near dark.  I forgot a camera.  Chief’s (schmancy, new) iPhone has a flash, fortunately.  We plan … Continue reading

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Coming this Tuesday!

Mother Teresa stamps go on sale this Tuesday, 7 September 2010. The formal introduction takes place on 5 September (the 13th anniversary of her passing from this life into the next) at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The … Continue reading

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A Happy Day!

Another busy day… another happy day! SuperSoldier is home.  Let the fun begin!

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