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Can’t Believe She’s Seven

Can’t Believe She’s Seven

My firstborn child turns seven today. Seven! She’s growing up. And it shows. In her appearance, her speech and her mannerisms. She’s reading like crazy. She wanted to write out her own birthday party invitations this year, because she can do it now. I remember those first days and weeks at home with her. They were hard. I was so clueless and tired and anxious. Sometimes I wish I could have another day or two with her as a baby…

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Ever So Thankful

Ever So Thankful

I am joining Barbara at Praying for Grace in her November Ever So Thankful posts. I thought this was such a beautiful idea, especially as I have been thinking about how we can bring a bit more thankfulness into our Thanksgiving Day this year … So, I am thankful for: + 64-degree days in November. We had a beautiful weekend! + Pumpkin scones at Starbucks. A wonderful fall treat. + These festive red cups that come out this time of…

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Teddy Bear Memories

Teddy Bear Memories

As you may recall, my mom and I are sewing quilts out of my step-dad Russ‘ old shirts as a remembrance of him … Well, my mom wanted to do something special for her grandchildren for them to remember him by, too. So, she (with the help of my aunt) came up with the idea of teddy bears. One day this summer we ventured out to the mall to the Build-a-Bear Workshop. The trio each selected a teddy bear. From…

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Pajama Party with St. Therese

Pajama Party with St. Therese

This week was all about flexibility. With so many things. So, rather than hosting a liturgical tea on the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, my trio and I had a pajama party in her honor instead (a day late =) They *loved* the idea, though, and the timing couldn’t have been more right, because we didn’t get things going until after those silly little twins went to bed. So, it was just “the girls,” and we talked about how…

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Another First Day

Another First Day

Today we started our Little Saints Preschool! It was a delightful day of learning about how she belongs to God and how she is so special to Him. She—or I or anyone—can never hear about God’s love enough, can we? So, it was a good place to start. We read poems and stories and finger painted. Only one minor glitch: my tape recorder didn’t work to record her unique voice. Ugh! Tell me that happens to you homeschool moms, too….

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First Day of School

First Day of School

Spirit of Life, imprint upon their minds, in characters that can never be erased, the truth: that their apostolate will be successful only in the measure that they themselves live that supernatural inner life of which Thou art the sovereign principle and Jesus Christ the source. ~ The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 5

7 Quick Takes Friday—Volume 5

1. This is my 100th post! I believe it is cause for celebration. Don’t you agree? Before I began this adventure in December 2008, I asked a friend, “What would I write about?” And look at me now, 100 posts later! I guess I have plenty to write about … I have found this place to be one where I can journal my thoughts, ask questions, share ideas, profess my faith and give family updates. I never would have dreamed…

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Fabulous Four

Fabulous Four

Four years ago today, my third daughter entered this world at 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and almost 22 inches long! She was my biggest baby and also my hardest labor, because I was afraid … That forgetfulness of what it’s like never set in, because she’s only 15 months younger than her older sister. But she also proved to be my easiest baby. The Lord blessed her to be a good sleeper, sleeping through the night her first week at…

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Smart Girl

Smart Girl

My third child turns four tomorrow. Earlier this week, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner. “Pancakes and cupcakes,” she said. In our family, the birthday boy or girl can pick whatever they want for their birthday meal, so I was OK with all these cakes for dinner. (I always add to the meal with some protein and fruit =) Then, later on in the week, an element in our oven broke, and we had to turn…

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