Aliya’s First Holy Communion

No, Micaela, you did not just begin and subsequently abandon 3 (three!) different blog posts. Whatever.  This is SO much more important because: JESUS! Aliya received her First Holy Communion on Mothers Day weekend.  (Along with Kevin and Zeke’s birthdays, plus a tea party.  Whew!)   The dress: has a story, of course.  It was […]

Rosalie’s baptism in photos

Yesterday was Rosalie’s baptism. It was such a special day: my mom made the gown, my brother performed the baptism, both sets of grandparents were able to attend. There were setbacks, however. I woke up on Sunday with an upset stomach.  Boo.  We had decided to hold a “destination baptism” (if you consider Bakersfield, CA […]

Hating on California, Sacraments, and Milestones

~1~ Like all polite Californians, I’ve pretty much kept my mouth shut about the weather since December 1st.  I’m no dummy.  I have friends from all over the world, and a bunch in the midwest/on the east coast.  I know that this winter has been no picnic.  Polar vortex?  Chiberia?  Hardly a word has passed […]