25/52: Babies and Beets

My Sunday Best, Volume 60: A Sunday Miracle

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Sunday!

24/52: All You Need Is Rope

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Sunday Best, Volume 59: Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! Do you have someone in your life you're celebrating today? Are you wishing your priests a Happy Father's Day?

I got Andrew and the boys adorable matching Tolkien t-shirts from Kaitlyn's shop (affiliate link!) and grabbed muffins for breakfast, so I'm feeling proud of myself for actually remembering a gift! Did you get your husband or father something awesome? 

7 Ideas for Summer Fun

Friday, June 16, 2017

Elizabeth (age 4) came running inside the other day to tell me, "MOM! There's a whole FIELD of hawkweed! Come see!!!" 

Hawkweed is a wildflower that looks a lot like a dandelion, only with a longer, sturdier stem.

She grabbed me by the hand and dragged me out to an area of the yard that hadn't been mowed in a while, and she was right! The scraggly section of yard full of weeds had turned overnight into a treasure trove of wildflowers.

It's one of our very favorite things to do together during the spring and summer - take walks and identify the new wildflowers around us, making bouquets out of our favorites (only at home - we never pick flowers when we're at a park). And because I'm always looking for more ideas to add a little excitement and adventure to our lazy summer days, I'll give you a list of our favorites.

23/52: Digging Potatoes

My Sunday Best, Volume 58: Picking My Battles (and Sister Pictures)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Trinity Sunday! It was super-hot today, so we dressed as lightly as we could... I had pulled out a hand-me-down dress for Edith and decided to put her in it for Mass, and then remembered that I have pictures of all three older girls wearing that same dress, sitting in the same chair. Just in case you've been wondering who looks like whom, we have...

Week by Week, 22/52: Cherry Picking and Baby Sitting

My Sunday Best, Volume 57: It's Pentecost and We Never Wear Red

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Pentecost!

This is my "quit messing with the camera settings and just take the picture already" face...

Week by Week, 21/52: Freedom!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I needed garlic for dinner, so I dug a head out of the garden and it was bigger than Edith! So obviously I needed to take a picture.
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