Happy new year to my readers! Catholics, don’t forget to get to Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Readings for Mass can be found here.

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Hubby’s Alma Mater in a Bowl Game!

Soccer Dad is a very happy boy this week. This guy is a big part of the reason. To celebrate, we’re having a Happy Happy Joy Joy Bowl Day Party on Saturday. (We actually know people who went to UConn and Penn State, who are also playing this Saturday. So it’s a huge football day…

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Christmas is Here Now!

My girls are definitely Catholic children. If you had asked them how their Christmas season was going for them during Advent, they would have flatly told you that Christmas hadn’t started – it is Advent, you know. If you ask them now about what they think of the radio, they will tell you that they…

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My Own Open House for Christmas

Due to my illness, I hadn’t been able to put up the decoration pictures, so here are a few that I wanted to share. Explanations are below each picture. My Nativity, which I hope to replace with a new starter set from Fontanini next year. Stocking hangers – in bad need of a polish! A…

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Catholic Carnival: Christmas Edition

A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars hosts the Christmas Day Edition of the Catholic Carnival. I loved her selection of Normal Rockwell pictures accompanying her post. As always, if you are interested in hosting or participating in the Catholic Carnival, you can see my sidebar for the widget with the links to do so. (Also…

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Trust

After my hospital stay, I have been VERY skittish about eating and my digestion tract. Besides the fact that, after being so sick, nothing seemed appetizing to me, I was also nervous about every little off-feeling in my stomach or any lack of … ahem … movement in the general natural actions of my body.…

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An Unexpected Christmas Blessing

As Soccer Dad (or Travel Man, as his signature now reads) mentioned, I was under the weather. (Such an understatement!) Let’s start with Tuesday morning. Soccer Dad was scheduled for a root canal at 9:00. I already had been awakened at around 5:00 or so with stomach pains, but I pushed through them and went…

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