Answered Prayers: God is in the Unexpected

The Quick Takes that Were Not Even Close to Being Quick. According to my Facebook feed and blog reader, this week has been r-o-u-g-h for a lot of people, including me. There were moments this week, especially Wednesday, when I wondered if I could take any more emotional upheaval.  Lest you think Kevin isn’t doing […]

Lent Activities and Resources

I am, at all times, in grave danger of Taking On Too Much and Subsequently Getting Overwhelmed and Giving Up.  To avoid that, I broke Lent down into the themes I wanted to cover, and made sure there was at least one activity and one book for each category.  At the end of the post, […]

Homeschool Resources for Lent, part 1

Can you believe it’s almost Lent?  Two weeks from today is Ash Wednesday?!  I mean, I just cleaned up Christmas a couple of weeks ago!  Heck, I just found Nativity Baby Jesus #1 yesterday (in a purse, in the playroom) and Nativity Baby Jesus #2 is still MIA. Nevertheless, the liturgical calendar marches on.  Being […]

An Infinite and Unbearable Treasure

I am writing my annual birthday post a day early.  50% – um, make that 75% of my kids have a stomach bug and if I am going down on my birthday, it will not be without 1) cleaning my house first (about halfway there!) and 2) writing a birthday bloggity-blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tomorrow is my […]

7 Random Things that Make Me Happy

~1~ Gianna made her first project with her sewing machine! ~2~ I purchased Photoshop Elements (along with some other cool camera accessories) with an Amazon gift card I received for Christmas.  (Thanks, Nessa!) I’ve spent the last 3 days immersed in tutorials.  Today I turned this photo: into this photo! Can you tell a difference? […]

And so it begins: The Year of Faith

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you may have been subjected to my blant (Blog rant, just made it up. ) back in February called Your Mom, and Other Religious Ramblings.  Don’t worry, I won’t do that again.  At least not today. If you read it, you know what I mean about blant. […]

Ten Things I Didn’t Know on my Last Birthday

Today is my birthday.  I am shameless about it.  Always have been, and I hope to always be.  I L-O-V-E my birthday. A little bit of that is because I am an attention addict and my birthday really feeds that, especially since FaceBook nets me tons of birthday love.  Hey, at least I’m honest about […]