At the bottom of my grandmother's truck my Father unearthed a box: It is beautifully illustrated and in very good condition, considering the age. While there is no date whatsoever on the box, an online museum dates this game to 1890, making it about 123 years old. Anagrams is the forerunner of Scrabble, which Alfred … Continue reading Vintage Anagrams
What with having a new baby and baptizing her I haven't had as much time to make as many handmade Christmas presents. :c( I more or less accept this, but it's still kind of sad. I'd like to think next year might be different, but I'm not sure how having a toddler around is going … Continue reading What I *didn’t* do *this* year:
Miss Moppet's first communion was this morning! It was so wonderful to be at Liturgy again! The forty days are necessary and good, but I'm always ready to go back when they're done. We were so blessed to have her godparents with us this Sunday: Matushka Mary and Deacon Ephraim. In fact, Father was positively … Continue reading First Communion
What a wonderful day!! Glory to God! Miss Moppet's dress was GORGEOUS!! (I don't have fantastic pictures yet but I will be making sure to take them.) This was made my my dear friend Susanna. [update: She just put up a post with detailed photographs and the story of the ribbon sewn into the dress!] … Continue reading Baptism
I woke up very early this morning in pain. I thought I had slept funny and carefully turned over, trying not to disturb the baby. It didn't get better. My right side hurt, especially around my ribs. It got worse. I got up to the bathroom and went back to bed. It was hurting now … Continue reading Glory to God in His Saints!
1. Feel all cheery and decide to get Christmas tree early. check 2. Go to Lowes and discover miserable selection of trees. check 3. Go home, regroup, find Christmas tree farm, and drive out there. check 4. Forget camera to take photo of kids in front of tree. check 5. Nurse … Continue reading Yesterday’s To Do List:
I baked this prosphoron this evening and put it in a bag after it had cooled sufficiently. Father pointed out the "seal". 😉
I was holding Miss Moppet this evening after Father left for Vespers. She had woken up after a long nap soaked and was not happy that I insisted on putting a dry diaper and clothes on her before nursing her. After nursing she was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I held her and looked into her eyes … Continue reading Thank you