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First Day of First Grade

First Day of First Grade

 Today was Sebastian’s first day of first grade, and said it was the best day of his life! He got to see his old friends from last year, especially his best friend Paulo, and I think it was exciting for him to be at his own desk and have actual class. Soon this afternoon we’re…

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One of those almost perfect days

 Today is one of those almost-perfect days. . . Annie and Sebastian are snuggled under the covers watching The Sound of Music while Clare is straightening her hair. . . She has posted a video on TicToc and it is going viral, and her sisters are shouting from their bedrooms the number of views as…

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Syros and Sifnos

Syros and Sifnos

 Our time on the islands of Syros and Sifnos was a highlight of my life–getting rested, enjoying our time together as a family, spending time with Melia, and recalibrating in the midst of our intense life. I give thanks to God for this incredible opportunity! 

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Crete

Crete

In a rather daring move, we decided to add Crete to our itinerary here in Greece. Not close to other Greek islands, it has a history and culture of its own. We do not think of it as a fine tourist destination, but rather as a place of incredible historical and cultural interest. We have…

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Captivated by Motherhood Episode 2

If you had ANY IDEA how hard creating videos for YouTube is, I would LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! You would NOT believe it. Getting the right camera, the video editing software. . . okay, that is an initial investment. Then watching enough videos to get a sense of what works and is not boring…

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Piazza di Spagna

Rome has never been more beautiful. Preparing for our trip to Greece, I went in to Rome yesterday for a few things. I walked down Via della Croce and passed a restaurant that my family ate at 9 years ago. We had all flown over to Rome for Ron’s first summer at the Summer Rome…

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Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye to Jacob–taking him to the airport at 4am in Rome, sending him off to Dallas–was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. And yet who could ask for more? Who could have more reason to give thanks and celebrate? This is my first-born child who has been faithful, loving, and totally committed…

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Final Episode on “At Home With Jim and Joy”

Here is the second part of the interview–Jim and Joy are incredible in how much they appreciate our ministry, Mighty Is Her Call, and the notion of the Christ-like, Eucharistic notion of motherhood. I truly appreciate their enthusiasm for our vision of the sacredness of this call! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJxe5PkDro

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