Monday, April 03, 2017

So my last post was several years ago and most of the blogging community has migrated elsewhere, as have we. As much as we loved our country home, we moved about 5 miles away to a home in the town limits. No animals other than one lone cat, Max.

This new (to us) home has a better layout on the main level for our larger-than-American-norm family and we still have a large yard for the kids to play and do what kids need to do.

I originally started this blog to document the building process of our home and to share photos with family and friends afar. Facebook has become that sort of avenue for me now. It appeals to that need for instantaneous updating on so many people and interests all at once, in one place. I once explained Facebook to my mom as being the same for me as her needing to read the local paper everyday to keep informed or watching the nightly news. New era, new way of seeking information.

So here's the Christmas letter version of what the kids are up to now (and I never have time for Christmas letters anymore!)

- J is 23 and graduated in Dec. with a geology degree. He is working full-time for our town in the planning department but spends each and every second other than work fishing, planning to fish, or researching fishing.
- G is newly 21 and is a junior at the Univ. of Alabama (Roll Tide!) studying communicative disorders. She is planning on going to grad school in speech pathology after earning her B.S.
- M is a senior at our local Catholic college preparatory school (the other two also graduated from here) and is planning on community college to begin her 4-year degree in nursing. She continues to dance and will be having her last dance recital in late April. {sniff, sniff}
- L is a freshman at said college preparatory school and enjoys ultimate frisbee, reading and Scouts. No career plans yet but he has marked pirate off his list by now.
- E is a 5th grader in our homeschool. She loves, loves, loves art and when she isn't reading, she is drawing. She continues to take musical theater class at our dance studio. (We still use Mother of Divine Grace as the core of our curriculum.)
- C is in the 3rd grader. She takes a ballet, tap and jazz class and also added clogging to her repertoire.
- Not sure G ever made it on the old blogging posts but she is 5 and in kindergarten. Bubbly and giggly, just a fountain of energy. She also takes a ballet, tap and jazz combination class for her age.
- Our newest edition is Ben. He is 2.5 years old, the spitting image of Lucas at this age, and the light of all our lives! Never a dull moment with he and G playing together!

The hubster and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the end of May! He is now a permanent deacon in the Catholic church at our home parish and still works in the nuclear industry as a operation training dept. supervisor. He teaches our parish's 2nd year confirmation classes and heads up several major projects as he can, like the Spring Mega Fair upcoming at the end of April.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy birthday, Hannah!

My little angel would have been 15 years old today!
Eternal Rest grant unto her, Oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas! 2012

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

This remind me ALOT of our fireplace without the built-ins on the sides. Hmmm...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo Card

Classic Red Band Graduation
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Christmas 2010

A couple shots from our Christmas.... more later!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mary!!!

Happy birthday to my dear Mary! She is 11 years old today!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring and Easter Picture Potpourri

Lucy has been free ranging a little too much because of a fence glitch.
Annual grandchildren Easter Egg Hunt
Easter morning pictures after Mass (sun in the eyes)
I'm not sure WHAT Carrie was thinking with this face...
Beautiful flowering tree... it lives!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring has arrived

Things are FINALLY looking like spring around here lately! We had so many snow events this year.. we were wondering if we were still in NC! Emma just had a birthday so I'll upload some birthday pictures later. And some spring pictures...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Got Pumpkin?

Okay, it's the time of year that I can't bear to simply *carve* a
pumpkin... we've got to roast the seeds, roast the pumpkin, puree,
freeze some for later use, etc. We had WW pumpkin pancakes this
morning. YUM! This link has LOTS of recipes!


P.S. I know I've completely neglected the family blog for a while... I've been Facebooking too much! You can find more current family pictures there! I couldn't resist sharing this picture of Carrie on All Souls' Day with a friend after Mass.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Lucas' birthday trip to the Lego Store

That's one happy boy! Can you believe he's 7 now??!!
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Long time, no post...

Carrie intent on driving in her carseat...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Make it and love it blog...

I've enjoyed quite a few of this lady's handmade projects. Check it out! She's got a sponsor give-away going on right now, too. Cute stuff!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Gotta' catch up...

I'm so VERY behind on posting all the cute photos and precious moments we've had the past few weeks (months?). I never got a chance to do the Christmas photos justice, either. Oh well... So is the life of a mother and the guilt is stacking up...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crafts this fall

These are a few of the things we made this fall for our church bazaar. The pig and cat are made from old socks! We have a new book on this called, Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel.

I love those cute pin cushions...

Carrie's beloved chair

This is one of Carrie's favorite perches at home. She loves climbing up there and just standing there...