Archive | August, 2008

Dancing at the Farmer’s Market, the Video

Isabella dances at the farmer’s market from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo. Dom writes: The musician, Oen Kennedy, was playing his guitar and we stopped to listen. Isabella started dancing and clapping and laughing along. After this video, he started another song and it wasn’t until he was some way through that we realized he was […]

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Dancing at the Farmer’s Market

This is the high season for fresh goodies at the farmer’s market. Today we got ripe raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, early apples, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, Thai basil, mint, cilantro, arugula, French sorrel, new potatoes, and of course cheese. And Dom bought a beautiful bunch of cut flowers. fresh cut flowers from Dom I […]

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Once a Month Shopping

I was intrigued by this series of posts at Raising Arrows that describes how a large family saves money and time by making one trip to the grocery store a month. Frankly, I don’t think we’re there yet. I find that one trip a week with my two girls is not overwhelming and suits us […]

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Books and Character

Don’t miss this excellent series of posts by the Headmistress at The Common Room blog. And while I make no apologies for sheltering my younger children, I also want to look ahead to a time when my sons in law will be able to trust their wives’ wisdom, and my daughters will be aware enough […]

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My Favorite Things

One of my absolute favorite things in the world is when I look down after placing my sleepy little baby in her bed and find the imprint of a little ear on my forearm where she’d rested her head while nursing. I almost wish I could make that mark permanent on my skin. I know […]

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A perfect combination

Yesterday afternoon I discovered that my apple-blueberry-ginger muffins were a perfect match for the ginger goat cheese I bought at the farmer’s market on Saturday. I curled up on the couch with my muffin and cheese and a mug of good tea and David Copperfield while Bella slept and Sophia rolled around on the floor […]

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Isabella’s New Car

Isabella’s new car from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo. Daddy finally put together the car that Grandma VB gave her for her birthday back in May. We surprised her with it after her nap although she doesn’t seem all that surprised: “My car, my car, my car, my car!” she exclaims. And then, “I in the […]

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The Rosary Book: The Joyful Mysteries

I meant to submit my review of this book to the Mary Moments carnival that celebrated the Feast of the Assumption last Friday; but I didn’t get the pictures taken in time. Bella is all too aware of the camera and it’s hard to get a good candid shot of her because she’s either mugging […]

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Overwhelming Sorrow

I really liked this thought from Heirs in Hope: When the angel of the Lord commands Lot and his family not to look back, I do not think he is creating a supreme test to determine whether they will be faithful. Instead, he seeks to protect them from a horror they cannot encompass. He warns […]

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