The weather today couldn’t have been prettier! Our first Liturgy was very well attended, 55 people including 15 newcomers. We were delighted to welcome so many new people! The choir sang from the loft (you can see them in the nave after communion) and sounded beautiful. Moppet was very well behaved, and while Mittens could … Continue reading Liturgy
This evening we celebrated Vespers for the first time in our new location. (It’s not exactly the first time, since St. Cyril’s has celebrated Agape Vespers there for the past many years.) We are grateful to be meeting in such a beautiful place through the generosity of the Costins, who labored for seven years to … Continue reading Vespers at the setting of the sun
Me: What do you girls want for breakfast? Moppet: Can I have toast? Me: Yes, you can have toast. Moppet: Yay! Toast! Mittens: Yay! Toes! Moppet: I want something on my toast. Me: What do you want on it? Moppet: Ummm... Mittens: Ummm... (I help her open the fridge.) Moppet: Ummm... Mittens: Ummm... Moppet: (pointing … Continue reading Me too
Every year I set a cutoff date for ordering toy censers for Christmas. I haven’t yet set the date, but it is usually 10-14 days before Christmas. Keep this in mind if you want to give any as gifts! (And if you’re crafty yourself, you can purchase the censer pattern, available as an immediate PDF … Continue reading Christmas Shopping at Cozy House Curios
I’m thankful for God’s mercy. Good thing I’m not getting what I deserve instead. I’m thankful for my husband. Words cannot express, so I won’t try. I’m thankful for my children, who are turning out well in spite of my failings. I’m thankful for my parish family. They welcomed us and care for us. … Continue reading Thankful
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