Five Favorites

My five favorites this week…


Gianna, getting fitted for her First Holy Communion dress by my mom (‘Oma’).




Aliya, who is the caretaker of the family.  Melt my heart, every single time.




Gabriel, who absolutely delights in nature, from the bugs in our yard to the anemones in the sea.




Ezekiel, who with every passing day gets sweeter and more fun, and who trembles at any disapproval in my voice.  (And then goes and gets into mischief again 14.3 seconds later.)  Besides: boys in sweater vests?  And glasses?  Definitely a favorite!




And for this little freeloader, who has a strong heartbeat, regular development (despite the awful image) and an appointment for a better photo shoot around Thanksgiving 2014.

Baby Darr ultrasound

If you’re trying to do the math, that makes me about 9.5 weeks. Just couldn’t wait to share the joy with you. 🙂

Be still, my heart.

Head on over to Hallie’s for more Five Favorites, although I’m gonna go ahead and say I win this week.  😉


  1. You definitely win! Praying for little baby Darr!
    Annery recently posted…FINALLY – An AnswerMy Profile

  2. Woo-hoo! Congratulations!!!!!

  3. Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!! Congratulations!!!
    Rosie recently posted…Idol Worship, and other etceterasMy Profile

  4. Oh hooray!!! What a wonderful gift for Easter!!
    Catherine recently posted…WWRW: Lenten productivityMy Profile

  5. Congratulations!!! Praying for a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby!
    Beth (A Mom’s Life) recently posted…I’ll be ready next year.My Profile

  6. Feeling like a hipster. I totally knew about this baby before s/he was famous.
    Kendra recently posted…An Easter Present for All of You but Mostly Bonnie and a Triduum / Easter RecapMy Profile

  7. Congratulations!! So happy for you!! And, I totally guessed what your 5th favorite was going to be!! Awesome!!!
    Amelia @ One Catholic Mama recently posted…Five Alternative Health Practices I DoMy Profile

  8. So exciting! Prayers for this sweet little baby and you! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!!!
    Amanda recently posted…WIWS: Answers & Easter!My Profile

  9. Ha I love it!! Darr Baby 5 and my Baby 2 are only going to be a month apart! Sweet! Congratulations!
    Madeline recently posted…If You Need MeMy Profile

    • Which I would probably know if I wasn’t such a terrible, terrible blog reader lately. So so happy for you, Madeline. Hugs, and due date buddies!

  10. Awww congratulations!! Beautiful 🙂

  11. Now that is definitely something to give thanks for!!
    Congratulations! Happy, healthy pregnancy!!
    Joy recently posted…Easter RecapMy Profile

  12. Congratulations! How exciting!,

  13. YOU WIN ALL THE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!
    dweej recently posted…Not knowing your due date is weird (33/35 week belly pic)My Profile

  14. Darr 5 for the win!
    Rebekah Es recently posted…Web Log InterruptedMy Profile

  15. Yay!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Micaela and family! Hope you’re feeling well, friend!
    Mary recently posted…Assisi! – Part TwoMy Profile

  16. Visiting from Amelia’s blog, One Catholic Mama.

    Congratulations! 🙂 I will keep you in my prayers!
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  17. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Soooo exciting!!!!

  18. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you all!!! You have a beautiful family!!! 🙂
    Jamie recently posted…Convos with the kids Vol. IIMy Profile

  19. Congratulations, Micaela! What a blessing! Happy for you.
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  20. Hi~~we were so glad to contact by skype.
    Though kids couldn’t talk a lot, I was enough to talk to you.for
    Kids are so nice as I see a picture above. so cute and lovely as usual in Korea.!!
    Congraturalatio again!! for your new baby.
    Micaela~~Take care alway!! and say hello to Kevin.~~
    In Daegu, Korea.

  21. We’re so happy for you. You and baby are definitely in our prayers!

  22. Awww! What cuties!!! Congratulations!!! xoxox

  23. AHHHHHHH!!!! (I am SO glad that I surfaced from non-blog-reading for THIS!) I am so excited for you! eeeek! Congratulations! Loads o’ prayers.
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  24. How’d I miss this?!?! Congratulations, beautiful mama! Another cutie in your tribe:)
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  25. Congratulations!! Another beautiful Darr baby! I hope you are feeling well 🙂
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  26. Congrats!!!!!!!!

  27. Congratulations! Life is beautiful!
    Cate recently posted…In the Full Flush of HealthMy Profile

  28. Ah! Micaela I’m so behind on my blog reading! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! And I already feel like it’s a boy….which is weird and probably means you’re having a girl 😉
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  29. Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!
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