Category Archives: miscellaneous

An Exercise in Humility

I knew that I was due to go to the eye doctor in October.  I was actually excited about going, because my eyesight has changed substantially in the last year, and I was looking so forward to seeing clearly again.  … Continue reading

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Highlights of Our Weekend Getaway

            I’ve always loved poetry, so I had to go see the bust of Longfellow and see the Evangeline Oak that he supposedly wrote beneath.  These were actually found near the grounds of St. Martin de Tours Church in downtown … Continue reading

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Worried About Money?

This is a an article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker on the subject – good advice!

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How Much Time?

I was just thinking this morning how much time and energy I waste being aggravated about things that I cannot change – or things that don’t really matter, or have consequence in terms of things eternal.  The first reading today … Continue reading

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Getting My House and Yard in Order

My sad pantry after the kids have been in and out of it multiple times a day getting snacks, packing picnic lunches, etc. Here are a couple before and after shots – I’ve been working to get my house in … Continue reading

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The Best Things About July

For me, the best things about July are: my dad’s birthday lots of red, white and blue everywhere blackberries on homemade vanilla ice cream iced tea with mint sprigs barefootin’ staying outside until dark dragonflies and more dragonflies kids’ lemonade … Continue reading

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Did You Guess Correctly?

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Fourth of July with the Doyles

“For Freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.”  Galatians 5:1 You were called for freedom, brothers.  But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, … Continue reading

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Summertime by the Pond

  We found a lizard shedding his skin-   Echht!         catching tadpoles to watch them grow…       If only we could find some lightening bugs to catch in a jar!!

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Birthday Blessings

          I had a great birthday (in total denial of how many times I have now circled the sun!)  Thank you everyone for the Facebook wishes, cards, phone calls, cake, dinner and awesome gifts.    I … Continue reading

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