Family Ties

I sure love my Mom and Sister!       What we have been through: the three of us moving to NY when Kim and I were 5 and 7 years old; bringing our goldfish, Fishy and Bubbles, on the airplane with us in a baggy in Mom’s purse; rollerskating and having lemonade stands on Madison…

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Dependence on God

    Teresa of Avila says in her Interior Castles (one of my favorite books of all time) that she has experienced 7 stages of the spiritual life, of progress toward union with God.     I imagine that some would object, as though you could be more or less holy.  We all fall short (Rom….

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Our New Dog!

        I love our new dog!  I was so longing for a dog, and we picked the perfect one!  She is a Brittany, and she is very, very sweet!  She is perhaps the runt of the litter, and very docile.  But her breed is energetic, so I am thinking that will be the…

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Pointe Shoes

   Mary began ballet on pointe this week!  What a huge event!   All 5 kids are doing music–another big change!I am blessed, and so grateful for the life given to me and for the life I get to choose.  What a gift.

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Dog’s Name

We’re about to get a puppy–I am so excited!She is a Brittany.We’ve been working hard on dog names. After many suggestions–Molly, Meg, Pippi,Astred, Minnie (for Minerva), a hundred variations on the theme of her being a caramel color–Clare shouts out, “Nipples!” Ron and I laughed so hard that we cried.  We kept laughing all day–can…

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The Love Languages: A Sixth!

    Gary Chapman’s book on the Five Love Languages says that there are five: gift giving, acts of service, personal touch, quality time, and words of affirmation.     But I say that there is a sixth: baking!  It is a whole language of love to cook all day–or for several days–to show your love…

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Leigh loves playing piano!

   I am teaching Leigh an introduction to piano.  She cannot get enough!  She is really good at it–playing the right and and let hand at the same time, but doing different notes.  She works hard, and you can see her little head laboring to get it.  And then she does!  She is so proud…

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Talents

       Clare is so unique!  So far behind in reading, so peculiar in her questions that lack any and all common sense.  🙂       Her strengths, however, are excellent!1)  She is fantastic at cursive2) She is fantastic at baking3) She is excellent at washing dishes4) She is fascinated with science–biology5) She has…

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