The National Naval Aviation Museum at the Pensacola Naval Air Base was a wonderful experience. Believe it or not, admission is free, and that includes guided tours, tours of the historic planes/helicopters parked on the tarmac behind one of the hangers, and admission to see the Blue Angels practice (only on certain days). It's remarkable. … Continue reading National Naval Aviation Museum
The children are really looking forward to going to the beach. The older girls showed Moppet the bridge over Mobile Bay on streetview. They rotated the screen left and right. -Look! There's water on this side... and water on the that side! What do you think? -We're LOST!!
-Ok, now pose for me. -What does 'pose' mean? -It means 'stand in an interesting way'.
St. Theophan the Recluse : “However, not everything is accomplished by the Divine Spirit alone. We are expected to do something, and this “something” is of no small importance. The Divine Spirit arouses, the good news indicates where to begin. This is from God. But, having done this, God stops, and awaits our consent. With … Continue reading The importance of “a little something”
Troparion — Tone 1 O Lord, save Thy people, / And bless Thine inheritance. / Grant victory to Orthodox Christians / Over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Thy Cross, / Preserve Thy habitation. Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify! more information here
I shared some of my antique rag dolls from my father's side of the family before, and so here are some from my mother's side. The first is a bit of a mystery. It is a mammy doll with a rag body and walnut head. The baby on her arm is painted bisque. It is … Continue reading Antique dolls
This began as a comment I left on a dear friend's blog. In her post she had mentioned a conversation with a friend discussing that around the age of 40 we tend to examine our life choices and think about where we are compared to where we thought we'd be in life, and how we … Continue reading Becoming Ourselves
Saturday morning we went back to the park and the temperature was much nicer. The playground equipment wasn't too hot to play on and they had a nice time. We walked out on the dock and several small turtles came swimming up to us as if they expected to be fed. We'll have to bring … Continue reading Weekend roundup