The children decorated for me on Holy Friday while I was dyeing eggs. I didn't have a chance to examine things properly and take pictures until this morning. This coincided with a visit from friends who were traveling home from visiting family over Pascha. We fixed a brunch for them but the only thing we … Continue reading Bright Monday: Friends and Feasting
Looking forward to seeing dear friends today! Moppet is over the moon. 😊 The order of the bookcases has rather disintegrated so I'm reordering them and dusting as I go. Just remember to keep the Pledge and the coffee separate.
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
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
Yesterday Duchess and Flopsy helped me hold a tea party for Mittens and Moppet. Everyone dressed for it except the maid-of-all-work (me). The Mother Goose tea set was a gift to me from my parents (I was in high school at the time - still a lover of doll china). A good time was had … Continue reading Tea Party
We have had a delightful weekend visiting with out-of-state friends! We went to the Houston Children's Museum Saturday and it was a big hit. After Vespers we ate and played at our house, and visited again this morning at and after Liturgy. We're so glad they made the trip!
Cloth Napkins! This is one of the few "feminine domestic" things I can claim I do regularly. We do not use paper napkins. I am a fairly recent (few years ago) convert. My previous reasoning had been: we have X children at the table and children stain napkins. Well, shoot, adults stain napkins too! So … Continue reading Fun, Feminine, Frugal Fabric!
My co-worker Rhonda and I hosted a baby shower for three of our four expecting doctors last Friday. It started out rather small and home-grown but blossomed as more people contributed. We had it in the clinic and did it open-house fashion (8:00-1:00) so that as many doctors as possible could drop by as their … Continue reading Baby Shower
I can't believe I actually made a wedding cake! It's the first time I've worked with fondant too. I only have pictures of the finished product since I was so frazzled with children running around while I was doing this (and so afraid if I stopped for a moment the fondant would dry out) that … Continue reading Wedding Cake