For her seventeenth birthday Duchess wanted to be Cinderella, so we obliged. Additional outdoor photo shoot in a few days.
I was looking for a post yesterday and ran across an unrelated one I wrote over five years ago. I had that amusing feeling of wondering, did I really write that? Anyway, it’s still a good read. Here’s an excerpt: We cannot always control the atmosphere in the physical temple, but we do control the … Continue reading Sunset and rereading
There’s a bend in the road on the back way to the post office where you can get a glimpse of fall color. Most of this area just doesn’t see fall, but there are always just a few bright spots. Yesterday I decided to pull off the road and take a few pictures. You do … Continue reading Fall foliage
Moppet and Mittens wore their pink smocked dresses for the archbishop’s arrival on Saturday. I tried to get photos of them since I had a few extra minutes but Mittens didn’t want to cooperate at first. Moppet was all too happy to model for the camera.
These stockings were commissioned for my youngest brother’s children. I found a Cascade pattern with endless variations and then personalized them. This is the sort of thing I can only do for family because no one would be willing to pay what they’re worth if I offered them in the shop.
His Grace, Archbishop Alexander, visited St. Cyril’s this weekend. We had Vespers on Saturday evening. (Few photos turned out because of insufficient lighting for focusing.) We greeted him this morning before Liturgy. Eis polla eti despota! Father was elevated to archpriest during the little entrance. Axios! After Liturgy we celebrated with a luncheon in Archbishop … Continue reading Episcopal Visit
Here we are with back-to-back reviews! This morning I want to share something new that I think is simply fantastic: an Orthodox wall calendar specifically for families and children. Love and Joy was created by three very talented Orthodox moms in Kentucky. What a blessing that God brought them together to form Draw Near Designs! It’s … Continue reading Review: Love and Joy: an Orthodox Children’s Calendar
I am barely in time to share this with you! My dear friend, Elissa Bjeletich, kindly sent me her latest offering, Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent. She wasn’t expecting a review, but I couldn’t keep this all to myself! In this book Elissa has retold forty stories from the Old Testament … Continue reading Review: Welcoming the Christ Child
It’s still fairly quiet in the house this morning. Moppet is downstairs but Mittens went back to sleep and the others haven’t yet emerged. The long-awaited cold front blew through last night while I was fixing dinner. Before I started it was still, muggy, and 80-something. I stepped out while the oil was heating and … Continue reading Thankful for cool weather
Moppet has enjoyed playing with her toys! She even was asked to share in blowing out someone else’s birthday candles at coffee hour yesterday. Naturally we wound up bringing home the leftover cake... oy vey! Saturday evening several of the parish ladies stayed after Vespers to make centerpieces to decorate the tables for the special … Continue reading Weekend Roundup