Archives for April 2014

Life with Boys

In case you missed last week’s 5 Favorites post, I’m pregnant.  Yippee!  So excited about that fact.  Now to get past random waves of nausea and the bone-deep exhaustion that cannot be satiated ever ever ever no matter how much I sleep.  Come on 2nd trimester.  You seriously cannot come quickly enough. At my first […]

John Paul II, a lifelong love story

All my life, I’ve had the gift of being surrounded by men of strong character. My grandfather, my father, my brothers, and then later my-father in-law and of course, my husband. I never lacked for positive male influences in my life, and I never suffered from a Daddy complex.  From my youngest memories through the […]

Five Favorites

My five favorites this week… ~1~ Gianna, getting fitted for her First Holy Communion dress by my mom (‘Oma’). ~2~ Aliya, who is the caretaker of the family.  Melt my heart, every single time. ~3~ Gabriel, who absolutely delights in nature, from the bugs in our yard to the anemones in the sea. ~4~ Ezekiel, […]

3 Reasons, Easter Edition!

Why hello there!  Here’s your long overdue Easter edition of 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  Without further ado, I present to you: ~1~ Lent is over.  OVAH, I SAY! Lent is very very difficult for me.  Muy dificil.  I do not like, it, no I do not.  But since I complained about that in the […]

Holy Week: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Do you hear that? {PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…} It’s the sound of all the wind going out of my sails.  My very strong start at Holy Week Spring Cleaning (seen here and here) took a serious turn for the busy and distracted.  I was feeling all guilty-like, until Cari’s post today, Jesus is Coming, reminded me that I […]

Spring Clean Along, Day 2: Bedroom

Spring Clean Along, Day 2: Bedroom Clean out your closet, ~40 minutes I’m the worst at clothes.  My stuff mostly ends up in piles.  It doesn’t help that we’re sort of between seasons and I’m sort of between sizes right now.  But because I love you and you totally motivated me yesterday, I put a […]

Spring Clean Along, Day 1: Kitchen

Gotta keep these short and sweet.  Less talk-y, more clean-y, as we might say around here. Spring Clean Along, Day 1: Kitchen Clean oven, ~15 minutes I usually take the easy, “self-clean” route on my oven, but lately it’s been smoking like crazy whenever I try it, so today I had to employ actual elbow […]

Last Minute Lucy Hosts Holy Week Spring Clean Along

Every year, I try to commit to the 40 Bags in 40 Days campaign.  I have grandiose dreams of becoming the De-cluttering Maven.  And then life happens, and my distractedness happens, and Lent comes and goes with nary a bag in sight. The best laid plans, right? I’m learning about myself, though.  What makes me […]

Wives, Love Your Husbands

Do you know this man? He’s my husband and my partner and the love of my life.  He’s the person who makes me laugh the loudest, on whose shoulder I cry the hardest, and with whom I tackle my Life Tasks, from the mundane to the unimaginably complicated, on an everyday basis.  I’ve had friends […]

The Un-Blogger Strikes Again

-1- The Un-Blogger/Theme Thursday So apparently not only do I not blog anymore, I also don’t take photos with my nice camera.  Trying not to beat myself up over it, but man.  How is it that two activities that bring me so much joy can fall by the wayside in the hustle and bustle?  Boo. […]