Archives for February 2011

Diapers Galore!

Modeling the FuzziBunz in Grape     I’ve been meaning to do a post on our experience with cloth diapering, but with all the insanity over here, I haven’t gotten around to it. Until now! Maggie napped off and on this morning until 11, ate, and then…just hung out. This is a baby that for [Read More…]

Joyful Cross

This is a post that I do not want to write. This is the post that I’ve rehearsed a thousand times in my head, wondering how do I speak the truth so that I do not make you all turn away? This is brutal honesty, and is there anything more terrifying than that? I had [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

    *** 1 *** In case you aren’t friends with me on Facebook, I’m just going to come right out and tell you that today is my birthday. I’m 27. So I guess that means I’m in my “late twenties” now? Or would 28 be more “late twenties”? Who knows. *** 2 *** Tonight [Read More…]

In which I get up on my soapbox…

again. I try really, really hard to avoid Church politics, which is actually not that hard most of the time, since, in some kind of miracle, I had been very blessed to have many friends who love the Church as much as I do. But every once in a while I see something that truly [Read More…]

The Dress

Betty had a wonderful post today asking everyone to talk about their wedding gowns. I just love hearing about the dresses that other women wore on their special day. I was so inspired I decided to post a few photos of from my wedding! I wore a satin A-line gown with ruching at the waist. [Read More…]

6 weeks

Miss Margaret Gianna was born six weeks ago today! Please enjoy a stirring photo montage.   I call this her Thriller pose.     Baby’s first Notre Dame shirt   Look at that face! [Read more…]

Dead Man Walking

I used to write to a man on death row. I started writing to him when I was a junior in college, and I wrote to him every few months for about four years. His name is Vernon. While I was in college, I had the opportunity to visit the jail where he is incarcerated. [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

*** 1 *** Ladies, what are you doing for Valentine’s Day? I know it falls on a Monday, so any festivities that take place during that weekend count. We’ve never been really big on V-day, but I think of it as a nice occasion to do something special for/with Atticus. We’re going to have a [Read More…]

Motherless Mothering

When I Am Asked by Lisel Mueller When I am asked how I began writing poems, I talk about the indifference of nature. It was soon after my mother died, a brilliant June day, everything blooming. I sat on a gray stone bench in a lovingly planted garden, but the day lilies were as deaf [Read More…]