Archive | February, 2009

Cross Quilt Blocks

Inspired by the cross patches made by quilters in this virtual quilting bee pool, I have recently become obsessed with sewing cross blocks. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them, especially as they aren’t uniform in shape, size, color scheme or anything except the crosses. I suppose they might become a […]

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Early to Rise

As the sun rises earlier each day, so it seems our girls. It probably doesn’t help that their room is on the eastern side of the house. Today Sophie started screaming at 6:30. When Dom went it, Bella explained that she’d fallen and hit her head. Which means they’d both been up playing for some […]

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It’s a Boy!

We had our 20-week ultrasound today. We got there a bit early and were shown in right away. The appointment was the quickest ever. Our tech was very friendly and also a pro. She not only went fast; but took some great shots and got us out of there ten minutes after our appointment was […]

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Red Cardigan has a thoughtful post on the practice of offering up sacrifices for each other. Very timely for Lent, of course. Her metaphor really touched my mother’s heart. I’m still working on understanding what it means to offer up a sacrifice for someone else. Recently I’ve found myself thinking on the topic quite often. […]

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What I’m NOT Giving Up for Lent

Chocolate. I just wanted to make that perfectly clear. I thought about it for a few minutes when it suddenly seemed as if half of the Catholic blogosphere (that would be the female half) was giving up chocolate for Lent. I’ve done it before and it’s nice to tear into that chocolate on Easter after […]

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Remember, Man, Thou Art Dust

For Ash Wednesday I took the girls to Dom’s office (he works at the chancery) to join him for Mass and then lunch. A nice bonus Cardinal Sean said Mass. We got there just in time. The chapel was crowded but some people generously moved in so we could all sit together. For the first […]

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I Want to Be Like Daddy… Sort of

After breakfast yesterday Bella announces to me, “I’m going to take a shower.” She goes to her room and shuts the door. When I take Sophie in a little later to change her diaper I find Bella has taken off her pjs and is sitting on the chair in her room with a white baby […]

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Sophie’s World

Sophie is getting to be quite the explorer and communicator. She’s very clearly saying “doll” and “get down” as well as “dada” and “mama” and “Bella,” though she doesn’t use our names very often. And she loves to play a game where I name and point to her facial features. Sometimes she joins in, pointing […]

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