October 21st, 2012

Kateri’s Special Day

September 29th, 2012

Feast of the Archangels

With a Raphael, a Gabrielle, and a Michael (middle name) in the house, we can hardly let this day pass by without a little recognition. We might bake an angel food cake (from a mix this year) later on, but for now, I really liked today’s “Quiet Moment” from Catholic Digest:

The world is a battlefield of angels. – Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

I hope you will enjoy your

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August 21st, 2012

This one goes to 11

Happy Birthday Stevie-Bear (Don’t worry, I will only call you Stevie-Bear in private. And on this blog. Which really is private. Seriously, no one hangs out here anymore.)!

We sure do love you!

July 2nd, 2012

Still Crazy

after 18 years. I love you, Dan!

June 8th, 2012


Yup, it’s true. Today I turn 40. It’s supposed to be a milestone, I guess, but I’ve been thinking of myself as a “grown up” for so long now that this new old age fails to impress me.

I distinctly remember turning 30, though, and how the largeness of that number burdened me. I could not be 30. Inside, I still felt 23. And now that I am 40, I

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January 2nd, 2012

St. Basil and Gingerbread

O Lord, the helper of the helpless, the hope of those who are past hope, the savior of the tempest-tossed, the harbor of the voyagers, the physician of the sick. You know each soul and our prayer, each home and its need. Become to each one of us what we most dearly desire, receiving us all into your kingdom, making us children of the light. Pour on us your peace

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December 25th, 2011

Christ Carrier

When our pastor stopped at our pew a few minutes before the start of the Midnight Mass last night and asked, “Would your daughter like to carry Baby Jesus in the procession?” I did not hesitate.

“Why yes, she certainly would!” I replied, and then turned to sweet Gabby who was doing her very best to be up to the moment in spite of her tendency toward shyness.

I whispered

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December 25th, 2011

Merriest of Christmases

To You and Yours!