Ron’s Crazy Comments

   Ron commenting on the images of himself in our Christmas card:   “Oh my gosh!  It looks like a beaver left something on my head!”   And, “It looks like I’m a fat, middle-aged man.  It looks like my medication isn’t working!”

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A Game Called: “Where It Goes”

     Annie is four and a half.  She leaves toys and messes wherever she goes!     Yesterday I cleaned up all her toys, putting all the little pieces of her games in their right places all over the house.  Then I showed her my big “surprise”!  All her toys were in their right places!…

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Becoming More Peaceful

    Every liturgical year, beginning in Advent, I choose one spiritual goal on which to work throughout the year.  I reflect: where am I rock bottom miserable in my behavior?  What am I really flubbing up?  I figure out what kind of virtue would correct that, and then I pray and work, pray and…

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Eucharistic Motherhood

   My neck is out.  It hurts when I move it more than about 30 degrees.   My back hurts.    My jaw is tight and my eyes are bloodshot.    It is so hard not getting more than 4 consecutive hours of sleep!  It is so hard getting out of bed three times per night…

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P90X3

     I am only 8 days away from the end of P90X3!  It is a 90 day workout that is intense: 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, for 90 days.      I have done the program in earnest: I even want to earn the t-shirt that we get for completing the…

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family photographs

   We just had Emily Alexander, a local photographer, shoot our family.  Oh, she is so talented!  We just loved her.     Here are some of our pics on her blog. http://www.emilyalexander.blogspot.com     Thank you, Emily!

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Salad Days!

   What I have come to see is that these are the very, very best days of my life.  None will compare.  I will spend the bulk of my older years thinking about these days: all 6 kids are born, the baby is still a tiny, adorable infant; we still have a 4 year old…

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