Category Archives: Family

General Family interests

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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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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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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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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my weekly mission and the annual mission

This is a busy mission week!  Of course, there is my weekly (daily, hourly) mission to my family, the children and their homeschool in particular, but also this week is our parish’s annual mission. This is a busy week in … Continue reading

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some pictures to share

I know I said I’d be writing “more meaningful” posts in the future, but I’ve got nothing. When I get something, I’ll be here with that, but for now… pictures of (part of) the family! Continue reading

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And we have another…

Going on 3 weeks ago now, our cat, Spidey, brought home a girl. He brought her in through a window. TheQueenofHearts was in on it and kept her hidden in her room for nearly 2 weeks! Silly girl! Of course, … Continue reading

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The Numbers

I thought I’d post “the numbers”…
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Our Advent has gotten off to a slower start than last year, but we’re plugging along. While I’ve mixed up sugar cookie dough, I haven’t actually made any yet.  I’ll get to it… eventually. For our Jesse Tree, I purchased … 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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Science and Religion (and Math)

I have mentioned here that I have enrolled my kids in some online courses this year.  I thought I’d take some time to talk about how they are working out for us. The first one is from Catholic Science dot … 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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Change of Plans

Our homeschool group has a field trip to the pumpkin farm on the 22d. We decided not to join them because they go through a big “Texas Maze”. We went last year and didn’t enjoy it. I decided we’d go … 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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