Father Elijah

I just finished my 15th book of the year. Father Elijah, by Michael O’Brien, was a decent read. Not fantastic, but not abysmal either. After slogging through many apocalyptic novels in the past, this was refreshingly and unashamedly Catholic in its theology and in the actions of the characters. For that, I am grateful. My … [Read more…]

The love of brothers

Let me blog to the world about Christopher. A few days ago I was talking with a friend in my driveway while Thomas ran around, asking us every few seconds to watch him run FAST. You know the drill. Give him a half-hearted, “hey! that’s really great!” and get on with the conversation. Except that … [Read more…]

Shopping with little ones

Okay, I enjoy getting out by myself as much as the next person, but sometimes… sometimes… God whispers in my heart, and I recognize the wonderful opportunity I am given to go shoppng with my children… or maybe just a special trip with one of them. Today was just such a day. Normally, I don’t … [Read more…]

Here’s to my husband

My husband is an incredible man. For those of you who know me in “real life,” you can vouch that it is so. He is everything I could possibly ask for in a husband and in a father for my children. It is because of him that I returned to the Catholic faith. It is … [Read more…]

Trying to come up with a good name

I have the hardest time naming things! My doll that I slept with all during my childhood? Unnamed. (poor thing) Stuffed animals? Nope. Nothing but “hey you” or “that fluffy one over there.” Naming my children was so ridiculously hard for me. I agonized over all the possibilities, and never felt quite settled with any … [Read more…]

Everyday life around here

You know, I always take pictures of the “special moments,” and fail to take pictures of what happens around here most often. Since I’d like to remember these days, may I present: “Everyday life Chez Ouiz” This is usually the first thing my children do every day. They drag out the markers and paper and … [Read more…]

He’s just too cute!

These pictures don’t do him justice, but Thomas was just sooo cute last night. He was wearing this turtle backpack (he was being a DRAGON, don’t you know?) and running around the house pushing a stroller (no, it didn’t make sense to me either)… but seeing him jog around the house, with his little curls … [Read more…]

Wow! Where have I been?

It’s been a mighty long time since I’ve been able to sit down and write something! I finally got my copy of Starting A Spelling Notebook from Emmanuel Books. I wanted to see if it made more sense than the Teaching Reading at Home by Wanda Sanseri (not that I had a problem with TRAH… … [Read more…]