The week before we welcomed baby

I was preparing to write this on the Sunday I went into labor but here I am as a mom of four just wanting to remember the week leading up to meeting our handsome new family member. The entire week prior we had visitors showering us with love and gifts in anticipation for the new…

Easter 2021

This year I really wanted to savor this entire week leading up to Easter. I desired to be absorbed by the meaning of this most wonderful gift of heaven given to us in the most selfless of ways. We attended mass on Holy Thursday and participated in the washing of the feet. We attended mass…

Johnson City Baby Shower

It is hard for me to put into words the amount of love I have felt lately. I returned home last night to my husband waiting for me in the driveway. After the kids gushed over their exciting weekend with daddy, I tucked my girls into bed. Ryan had the best time hanging out with…

Baby Shower for Baby Boy

Shortly after I found out that our fourth baby was going to be a boy, I took a box of clothes to the consignment store. The girls are constantly growing out of clothes and I always keep a box for donations in a closet. I had received store credit and although I already had a…

Super bowl to Valentine’s 2021

I admit I may have watched five minutes of the game including commercials. I did not even know who was playing. We mainly were celebrating Ryan’s and his mother’s birthday. I was just there for the food and dessert. After Mass we headed to my brother and sister in laws house for family time. The…

UnSchooling

You may have heard the term unschooling or perhaps are more familiar with homeschooling. Unschooling is the idea that education does not have to take place in the confines a room with desks, with children of the same age or with formal curriculum. To learn through unschooling is to learn through natural life experiences, home…

January Challenges

It is always a challenge to jump back into our daily rhythm of chores and homeschool after the Christmas holiday. It seems as if our celebrations last longer because of traveling to visit family and celebrations lasting well into January. My best way at getting back into a formation of learning is to just add…

Norah’s Baptism

There is a saying that you are the average of the five people whom you are around the most. Today we celebrated Norah joining our Catholic church through the sacrament of Baptism. We were surrounded by a beautiful community of friends and family that are responsible for encouraging us to be the faithful family that…

My husband is Catholic

Before we got married I told him that we needed to raise our children Catholic because it was the only map I had to help our children grow up to become good humans. It never occurred to me that he would desire the same path. It never occurred to me that he would become Catholic….