Archive for the ‘Family Life’ Category

Happy Birthday, Dad!

By | Posted May 15, 2012

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It’s your day, Dad.  I wish I could say you were enjoying it as you should be, but I know better.  I hope you know how much we all love you.  You’re a great father and your generosity is only half the story.  It’s how much you care and how evident it is that makes […]


By | Posted May 13, 2012

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Today at mass they handed out a holy card to all mothers.  The following was on the back of the card: A Mother’s Love A mother’s love is something No one can explain, It’s made of deep devotion, Of sacrifice and pain. It’s endless and unselfish, Enduring come what may, It’s patient and forgiving when […]

Vicksburg Junior Rangers

By | Posted May 6, 2012

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On the way to Tuscaloosa we stopped at Vicksburg to tour the National Military Park.  We got to town too late to do anything but check into the nastiest hotel I have ever stayed in my entire life.  Hair in the tub, used soap, mold, holes in the wall…it wasn’t something I could laugh about […]

Picking Strawberries

By | Posted April 24, 2012

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I took the boys strawberry picking today.  In Alvin.  I didn’t realize where Alvin was.  I’ve been blueberry picking and peach picking with my kids.  And while Porter isn’t a scenic town, it is close to Kingwood so I can justify a trip there to pick blueberries.  We picked peaches off of 290 close to […]

Moments of Grace

By | Posted April 8, 2012

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Lent wasn’t as fruitful as I hoped this year.  It seems our bad luck continues, and it has become extremely frustrating.  Then there is real life that gets in the way, kids that don’t always behave, homework, personal stuff and so on.  Then life hits you with something that takes your breath away and you […]

Our Walk With Christ

By | Posted April 6, 2012

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Lent is probably my favorite time of year.  Not because I particularly like to sacrifice, but because I love the prayers at this time of year.  Specifically, the Stations of the Cross.  We’ve been praying these as a family consistently for about 8 years. It’s hard to pray the stations without feeling a profound sense […]

The Feast of St. Joseph

By | Posted March 19, 2012

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Today is the feast of St. Joseph.  He is the patron of  fathers, carpenters, those seeking employment, the Church and a peaceful death.  (And probably a lot more.) Long ago, when I was waffling between boyfriends, I begged St. Joseph to intercede on my behalf and send me my Joseph. His prayers worked. I have […]


By | Posted February 2, 2012

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Could there have been a worse month than January 2012?  I won’t list all the things that happened, but let’s just say there were a lot of things that really sucked.  A lot. Okay, who thought I wasn’t going to mention the sewer line?  I have to because that did get worse.  Saturday evening after […]

Wordless Wednesday…The Feel Sorry For Me Edition

By | Posted January 25, 2012

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Wordless, I don’t think so. Sunday night, Squirt told me water was leaking from the hall toilet.  Just water nothing gross.  (Finding the positive.) A plumber came and said our sewer line was damaged and would need to be repaired.  When the guys started fixing it the following afternoon, they realized it was the city […]


By | Posted December 29, 2011

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I love traditions.  I love hearing about what people do with their families year after year.  And since I love hearing about others, I’ll tell you about our traditions.  (That is meant to  be a warning that this is a long, rambling sort of post.) Traditions work really well for someone like me who doesn’t […]