A beautiful morning today! And 19 years ago on a similar, sunny, spring morning we became parents.
Some photos taken of Mittens before we went home after the Akathist (I got to stay for a little of Mother Gabriella's talk).
The dress Take 2 is done and I'm wearing it now, but haven't really taken photos in it yet. You can still see her baby face here: Moppet gave Indy a lecture the other morning. "Don't scratch people. That's bad. If you don't scratch them, then they'll like you. Don't bite. That's bad. If you're … Continue reading Bits and pieces
On our last day we took the interested children to the end of the peninsula to see Ft. Morgan. We've been there multiple times but it's always fascinating. The architecture speaks for itself. (That final photo shows the houses where the permanent residents live. We found out that a state park over a certain size … Continue reading Trip to Ft. Morgan
1. Summer is not my favorite season, which is a shame since where I live it makes up 2/3 of the year. Perhaps living in the Deep South most of my life is responsible, although you'd think that would confer some kind of immunity. When I first checked the conditions this morning (depressingly early, thanks … Continue reading Bits and pieces
We've officially had over 6.5 inches of rain this month and it's only the 8th (with more rain in the forecast). I like rainy and stormy days, and I used to like stormy nights, but now it means I only get a small slice of bed to sleep on, what with all the extra thunderphobic … Continue reading Rain
Watering the patch of grass we're struggling with, feeling the hot sun, mending and patching a sheet, doubling ribbons and sewing them onto an aer, sipping coffee.
We got to church early before Vespers yesterday so I took the little ones outside to get the wiggles out. The first wave of blackberries is done but there's a second wave coming. We discovered that someone planted Easter lilies all along a wooded border. They're going to be blooming in the next week. It's … Continue reading Outdoor exploring
Before Bridegroom Matins this evening we walked around the church and picked the blackberries that had ripened since Saturday.
This morning we drove over to Washington, TX to visit St. Paraskevi Monastery. Afterward we drove just down the road to Washington on the Brazos State Park. We all enjoyed the house (a two-story dogtrot built in the 1830's, home of the last president of the Republic of Texas) and the farm, complete with chickens, … Continue reading Visiting a 19th Century Farm