Archives for July 2015

Rosalie at 8 months

Whenever I publish an emotional post like the last one (The People NFP Made) I usually a) go dark for a week to recover, and b) like to keep the next one light.  So here’s a photo-heavy post about a completely non-controversial topic: my adorable baby.  Hey!  There’s even a little video because I be […]

The people NFP made {NFP Awareness Week}

It’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, in case you weren’t… um, aware. Much has been written about it, in every corner of the Catholic blogosphere.  How it strengthens your marriage, how it’s better for your body and the environment than hormone-based birth control, how terrible and/or wonderful it is, hyper-fertility and sub-fertility, you name it.  Quite […]

5 Favorite Gifts for Catholics

Do you know and love a Catholic?  Birthdays coming up?  Planning ahead for Christmas? Check out some great swag, recently snagged by moi. ~1~ For men and women: Catholic jewelry And no, I’m not talking about the pink plastic rosary your toddler wears at Mass. Check out what Kevin and I got from On This […]

The night sky

It’s a hot and dusty night on a balcony in Palm Springs. Kevin is putting the big kids to bed and I’m sipping chilled wine, the sides of the glass slippery with condensation. The baby monitor hums quietly beside me, but for how long, I’m not sure. In the distance are the mountains. I know they’re […]

5 Truths, 2 Lies {An SQT Game}

Do you know how to play 2 truths and 1 lie? Someone makes three statements about him/herself and the other player needs to figure which two are true and which is a lie.  Let’s play that, times 2ish, because Friday = 7 Quick Takes and it’s been a very odd week. Here’s how we play: I’m […]

Charleston: anniversary and Edel photo redux.

    Whew.  What an amazing vacation we had last week. Rather than the usual wordswordswordywordwords you usually get from me, today it’s mostly photos with some captions. I do have to apologize, though.  I only used my good camera for the plantation photos.  The rest are iPhone/Instagram.  The quality is much lower than I prefer.  Boo.   […]

Books, blogging breaks, chit chat, Charleston

Sometimes, when you take an extended break from blogging, it behooves a blogger to make some sort of explanation or excuse. And sometimes, you just jump right in. The Sleep Away Camp I Always Dreamed Of When I was a little girl, I dreamed of going to camp.  I have a feeling this dream was […]