Big for our britches?

The other day I was at a party, and the man standing behind me whispered something to his wife. "Just ask her!" his wife replied, and the man then asked me, "did you go to Princeton?" Yes, but as the party was in Princeton this was not such an unusual question. "Are you one of the Building Cathedrals writers?" Now, that was exciting. He recognized me (and my name) from my picture. Now, here I was standing with someone whom I had never met before talking about Building Cathedrals. It is amazing … [Read more...]

Why you should read the Omnivore’s Dilemma:

* I just finished, and I'd like to discuss with all our readers :-)* The book is very informative, but not clinical. It is engaging and written to the layperson.* You will increase your vocabulary by reading just one chapter. The author, Michael Pollan, is an amazing writer, and witty and funny. I have never laughed so hard at someone describing their experience eating a McDonald's meal.* Pollan gives you a very clear picture of where the food on your dinner table is coming from. He studies … [Read more...]

Ninja Warrior

I'm back! From vacation ;-(Isn't there always something a little depressing about returning from vacation?We went to the beach with my extended family and had a wonderful time. In the evenings, we were introduced to a pretty funny show, Ninja Warrior. Ninja Warrior is a Japanese show in which contestants try to complete a pretty ridiculous obstacle course. A very animated and funny Japanese announcer gives the play by play, and English subtitles appear to clue us in on all the ridiculous … [Read more...]

Against Conventional Wisdom

Most people say that you take the most pictures of your first baby and that future children don't have as many pictures. I see it quite differently.One little guy is cute:But two little guys are even cuter:And three are irresistible!My only hope is that they make a giant leap forward in digital photo storage in the future!We are so thankful that our IncrediBaby arrived safe and sound. He was 7 pounds, 20.5 inches and is so well loved by his brothers. Thanks to all the builders and readers of … [Read more...]

I miss my Magnificat

Today is the first of August, which means I just had to throw away my July edition of Magnificat, and I don't have one for August.. bummer. Why I love Magnificat: You are never ever behind! This little, unimposing daily Mass companion sits on my side table in our great room and just looks at me. It is not like other scary books that glare at me. Sometimes my Bible glares at me, or the novel I have been slugging through for weeks, or the laundry basket -- they glare at me. Magnificat, on the … [Read more...]

Work I Never Expected

I can remember the day I sat down with a friend to hear how the first months of her marriage had gone. She was one of the first of "my girls" to get married--the rest of us looking to her to report back on her marital findings before the we "took the plunge"! We were meeting up at a coffee shop and I couldn't wait to hear about how "over the moon" she was now being married to her beloved husband; how they were madly in love; how their intimacy was like no other; how life was like clockwork and … [Read more...]

While we are still waiting to hear details,CONGRATULATIONS to Texas Mommy and family on the arrival of their newest baby boy last night!!!!Both Mommy and baby are well.  Praise God!More details to come... … [Read more...]

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After the Honeymoon

As you all know, I had been having a wonderful time during my first few months of cloth diapering. Using Fuzzi Bunz and microfiber inserts, with a washing machine on the main floor of our home, we have been in what AWOL Mommy calls "cloth diaper bliss." All that changed about a week ago, the Lion must have been going through a growth spurt or something, but all of a sudden we were having leaks, soaked linens, soaked laps, cloth diapers were starting to look like a mistake.I did what I usually … [Read more...]

Good NFP article

Refreshingly Frank Article on Life as a Natural Family Planning Couple. … [Read more...]

A Reason to Celebrate

Happy Baptismal Birthday to our beloved M!!Stone by stone... day by day... cookie by cookie. :) … [Read more...]


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