Monday, September 15, 2008

The Wedding Feast

For those of you who weren't able to make it, here are some pics of our wedding! (Those of you who did make it can see them too). Pics are complements of BentheGreen. We will have more coming soon!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Just when you thought this blog was out of commission...I have returned in an endeavor to fulfill an overwhelming desire to shout "O Glory!" from the housetops. I am going to be a wife, and the Lord only knows how delectable that word sounds - it's like hearing it for the first time, and it is sweet. To those of you who by chance have not given up on this corner of the world wide web and happen to read these words, please thank God for us.
Also, Ladybird is back online as well. Please visit her blog when you get a moment.

God Bless!

Friday, January 12, 2007

A Happy Thought...

Hope fills the cup that Joy drinks.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Hey Everyone...

Flannery's back! Her doings and musings are once again being posted on the Land of the Hidden Premise - do visit when you get a chance!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Gathering the Shards...

Here are bits of thoughts that aspire to be a poem for Our Lady.

The Mirror and the Glass

A walking glass, the Woman was
A prism, motley hued -
Joy and Grace were colors born
Of an ever-radiant mood.

Until a mirror was thrust forth
Untimely and slyly wrought -
That cast the Woman's colors back
With one blinding hell-born thought.

Her image shattered, yet with hope
She caught a glimpse of One
Who, like a vessel, clear and bright
Could hold one Ray of Sun

And yet remain unbroken.
A new and exalted She
With a Word became a glass
By which all men can see.

Friday, December 08, 2006

A Christmas Meme...

1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?

Just coming in from spending hours playing in the snow, it's gotta be hot chocolate.

2. Turkey or Ham?

Traditionally, ham. I can just taste it now...

3. Do you get a fake or a real Christmas tree?

Well, the folks get a real one every year and we decorate it the day after Thanksgiving. Due to the fact that our little condo cannot accommodate a tree, we've had to get an artificial one. I do miss the smell of pine needles.

4. Decorations on the outside of your house?

We've got a wreath as well; it'd be great to deck our kitchen window with lights. I'm afraid we've had to forego the giant inflated Christmas snow globe this year.

5. Do you prefer a white Christmas?

Definitely. Back home, there is approximately 14 inches of snow on the ground...I can't wait to throw Daisy into it.

6. Do you enjoy singing Christmas carols?

Indeed. The religious ones are by far the best...but sometimes I find myself breaking out into "Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire" or "Winter Wonderland". It happens.

7. Favorite Christmas carol?

It will have to be 'favorites' - Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, The Holly and the Ivy, and The Angel Gabriel.

8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?

They are alright, as long as they are not over-played or over-dramaticized. My uncle plays "A Christmas Story" for 24 hours straight every Christmas's maddening.

9. Favorite Christmas movie?

I'm not sure. I used to be afraid of "A Christmas Carol" as a kid. Other than "The Grinch" and "It's a Wonderful Life", my Christmas movie repertoire is pretty slim.

10. Stockings before or after presents?

Oh, definitely before. Great things come in small packages...and small packages are usually to be found in stockings.

11. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?

We do both. One side of the family always celebrates Christmas on the Eve, the other side does it on the actual day. As for my immediate family, we open presents Christmas morning.

12. Go to someone else's house?

Usually a relative of my mother's. We get to watch all the crazy little cousins open presents.

13. Do you read the Nativity Story? If so when?

That's never really been a tradition of ours, but it'd be great to start.

14. Do you go to Mass on Christmas Eve, at midnight, or Christmas morning?

As of just a couple of years ago, we try to go to Midnight Mass. It's very beautiful.

15. What is your favorite holiday smell?

I'm caught between pine needles and sugar cookies - how awkward!

I'm going to Meme:
Mr. Tilter
Mr. Flyte

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's a Good Thing...

Latin never goes bad.