Easter Hunts

The first hunt was for Easter shoes in the attic–the girls’ clothes bins are treasures of gold!The second hunt was an Easter egg hunt–one day, this will be over.  What fun it is while it lasts!  Here are the kids dying the eggs, with Granny’s help!

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What a Triduum!

    The Triduum is the three day period before Easter that, in the Catholic tradition, is treated as one event that lasts three days.  It begins on Holy Thursday with the Washing of the Feet and the Institution of the Eucharist.  But that Mass does not technically end, and it goes into the next…

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Jake’s Run

Jake and I went on our first ever jog!  He sort of hated it as I coached him on form.  But I promised him that good form improves one’s time, and that soon he would be beating me by a lot. That seemed to go a long way!

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Palm Sunday

     Of the two hours of Palm Sunday liturgy today, the thing that struck me the most poignantly, AGAIN, as it always does, was that Jesus did not defend himself.  He did not resist his arrest, he did not explain himself to Pilate, he did not fight the soldiers.  He accepted the wrongful claims,…

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Teenagers, all of a sudden!

You know you have children on the brink of becoming teenagers when: –They sleep till eleven AM, and then are upset when you wake them–They can sew with a sewing machine–They cook with the stove and the oven–They scrub bathroom floors, wearing rubber gloves and old clothes, until the floors actually sparkle–They use cleanser and…

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First Confession

    In preparation for her first Communion in 2 weeks, Clare made her first confession this week.  Oh my goodness!  She was so pleased to be so grown up.  It was a coming of age for her, like a rite of passage.  It was such a joy be with her that evening in the…

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Walks at Dawn

     Visiting Kim and Ken, we had SUCH a wonderful time!  Clare suggested a sunrise walk with Ken, whom she heard wakes up early.  A little uncle-niece bonding time!  So cute! We love you, Ken!  What an awesome uncle and brother in law!  A running buddy for Ron, no less!  

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homemade pasta

Our spring break was so relaxing.  The hour that I finally “let go”–several days into the break–was the hour that I took out pasta machine and started flattening homemade pasta dough.  I made tortellinis out of it stuffed with portabellas and poured truffle oil over it.  It was divine.

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