Interesting article

My mother-in-law collects magazines for me… you know, all those home-improvement, living simply, beautifying your home types… and yes, women’s magazines. Last night I was reading an article in a woman’s magazine (written by a man) about skirts. Now, there isn’t much that I’d like to quote here, because his view of life is, hmmm, … [Read more…]


I am SO thrilled to announce that our dear friends John and Margaret are the proud parents of babies #5 and #6!!! Christopher Michael was born last night at 8:42 pm (and weighed 7 lbs 6 oz!) and Teresa Claire was born at 8:46 pm (and weighed 6 lbs 7 oz!). If anyone is able … [Read more…]

Creative minds

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a picture Sean drew over the weekend. It’s a picture of a bunch of numbers. They were going to get together to make number sentences, but then the number ONE decided to run away. The other numbers are chasing after him, except for number TWO, who is looking for … [Read more…]

Two-year olds are SUCH literalists!

Last night Thomas and I were “sword fighting” in the playroom (do I get “extra points” for this?) and I was doing my best to get into the act — thrusting, parrying, getting “killed,” etc… In the middle of all this, I shouted (in my best pirate voice) “Taste my blade, you scoundrel!” Thomas immediately … [Read more…]

Book #17

I finished reading MY LIFE WITH THE SAINTS by Fr. James Martin, SJ last night. I had seen so many good reviews of this book that I had to buy it, and I was not disappointed. First, the cover was captivating. Now yes, I am a visual person and I am, in fact, often attracted … [Read more…]

First week homeschool recap…

First off, I forgot to mention that we are now the “Sacred Heart Homeschool Academy.” The kids approved of the name, so we’re running with it! I knew this week would be difficult, seeing as I’m trying to figure out how to teach 3 kids this year. My oldest two basically do everything together, but … [Read more…]

Beach trip photos

Before it gets too late, here are some of the pictures from our beach trip that I promised (for those who are interested). We went down to the beach for an extended weekend and crammed a lot of activity in just a few short days. Of course, there was the ocean, with waves to conquer … [Read more…]

Quote journal

My husband just sent me the latest BREAKPOINT article (by Chuck Colson) and in it he quotes Bono from the band U2: “Music is worship: whether it’s worship of women or their designer, the world or its destroyer . . . the smoke goes upwards . . . to God or something you replace God … [Read more…]