I found out today that I lost the baby about a week ago. They weren't able to find a heartbeat at my appt on Tuesday, I had an ultrasound yesterday, and they told me today. I haven't had any physical signs. I'm planning medical rather than surgical management so we will be able to have … Continue reading
6! We're so thrilled to announce the upcoming addition to our family! I'm 13+ weeks now and we're hoping baby comes not too long after the end of September. Please keep us in your prayers!
Third Sunday in Lent: Veneration of the Holy Cross Troparion of the Cross 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.
Today is the Annunciation. I could say so much, but words are inadequate. Well, my words are. Mary said yes. None of the rest, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Ascension, could have happened without that. (available here from Uncut Mountain Supply) Troparion - Tone 4 Today is the beginning of our salvation,The revelation of … Continue reading Joyous Feastday!!!
The cats were frolicking about when I was taking pictures this morning. The first indication I had that they were sort of following me around was an Indiana-sized "thump!" on the roof of the shed. Then he decided to scramble down a convenient tree... Sometime later he played hide-and-seek in a leaf pile... Genevieve, meanwhile, behaved much … Continue reading Feline addendum to the photo shoot
See the cardinal?
1. I was reading Goodnight Moon tonight to Pickles (doesn't everyone have that book?). My technique to encourage reading is to leave blanks for the child to fill in. This works with picture books and very, very familiar books. Since Goodnight Moon rhymes it's particularly easy. Unless... "Goodnight.....kittens" "and goodnight.....gloves." Oh well. 2. Legos have … Continue reading Six quick takes (couldn’t think of seven)
Overheard at any funeral: "Henry was such a good man. He is in Heaven with Aunt Rosie right now, smiling down on us." "Oh yes, don't weep for him, he's in God's arms, no longer suffering." "His race is run and his crown is won - the only sorrow is for the ones that are left … Continue reading Destinations
Japanese Orthodox Church reports that priest, wife safe Posted 03/17 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- According to a communique posted by the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Japan on March 17, 2011, contact has been made with Father Basil and Matushka Mary Taguchi of Saint John Church in the East Japan Diocese, who had not been heard … Continue reading Update on Japanese Orthodox Church
Flyer from a local grocery store: (h/t Camp Topisaw, by mail)