7 Quick Takes Saturday!

#7 This was our first week of “normal” life after Christmas. Sienna went back to school, the Ogre went back to teaching classes and continued writing his dissertation in earnest (since he never really took a break from that, except on Christmas Day), and I… I took a vacation. Yup, that’s right. That’s why I’ve [Read More…]

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Cognitive Dissonance: Fear Prayer, revisited

Two days ago, I was having another frustration meltdown. I have never had an infant who so vocally refused to be put down for longer than ten minutes, or whose sleep routine was so hands-on and time-consuming, and having one now, when I also have three other kids, a house to run, meals to make, [Read More…]

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Time Lord’s Choice

Among the many wonderful Christmas gifts we received from friends and family this year were these totally awesome accessories for Liam: Right? Right? It’s a bow tie and a FEZ. A freaking FEZ. Yes the italics and caps lock are necessary because IT’S A BOW TIE AND A FEZ AND MY KID IS LIKE A [Read More…]

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Prayers for Jennifer Fulwiler – Updated Again

In case you haven’t heard by now, Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary and Minor Revisions fame was admitted to the hospital yesterday with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. This is a complication of her clotting disorder, which is always more dangerous in pregnancy. She is due in May. Please keep her, the baby, her husband [Read More…]

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New Year’s Eve Confessional

It’s the last day of 2012. No kidding, part of me thought that we would never live to see this day. Clearly I have an unhealthy fondness for John Cusack, but if the world were covered in water and giant metal ships were banging around everywhere and I was sprouting kelp in Davy Jones’ locker [Read More…]

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Holy Innocence

Yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Innocents. I did remember that, for the first time ever in my post-conversion life, and when the kids got up I played them “Coventry Carol” and we talked about how King Herod had killed little children because he was so afraid of Jesus. Charlotte and Sienna listened, asked [Read More…]

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7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 I wanted to put up a whole post today about what our Puking Christmas Eve taught me about little Lincoln, but I’m having a black bean crisis and am too busy hovering over the pot, stirring way too much, adjusting the heat ad nauseum, and praying praying praying that they weren’t old beans that [Read More…]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Love, The Alexanders [Read more…]

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Snow on Snow

This has been a crazy, insane, rough Advent for me. Two birthdays during Advent always make it a bit hectic, but add in finals week, a disappearing husband, an angry baby, and a shoestring budget…it’s just been a madhouse. I’ve been playing catch-up all Advent, always a week behind where I wanted to be, the [Read More…]

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Christmas Eve Eve

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Now that our two December birthdays are out of the way, I can finally get in the Christmas spirit! And behold, I have tons and tons of stuff to do to make Christmas happen in two days. So. I’m writing a blog post instead, naturally. Liam has been walking around the [Read More…]

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