{p,h,f,r} Welcome, Baby!

{pretty} Meet our newest child! Henry David, born April 18, 10 lbs 15 oz and 22 inches long. That should do it for the vital statistics! Henry is our ninth child and third son, and made his debut nine days past his due date. Most of my babies have been late, several as late as […]

Confirmed in the Holy Spirit

And some family photos, which never come out quite as good as I’d like them to. 🙂 The archbishop used so much chrism oil this morning, the confirmandi were fairly dripping with it! Our small parish shares a priest with another nearby, and the Confirmation Mass today was held at our sister church.  Therefore, we […]

{p,h,f,r} waiting for baby edition

No particular story line or theme this week.  Baby is five days overdue, and who can think of anything in any sort of an organized way at a time like this?  I’d like to be finished, but then again, two of the children are being Confirmed on Sunday, and if I go into labor much […]

Still Here!

Turtles! All stacked up on the bank for who-knows-what reason!  Our pond is running high, and has been for about eight months.  I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been that wet, or because the neighbors re-engineered their front yard and we’re getting more run off.  We’ve never had this much water this consistently. Today […]