Category Archives: Catholicism

Baptized in Christ

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19 DSC_1382-52 weekends ago on March 23rd, this little babe was baptized! Washed clean of original sin! What a joyous day!DSC_1408-3

Mimi & Bapa are her “godparents”ย DSC_1411-1which is extra extra special ๐Ÿ˜‰ DSC_1416-2

DSC_1432-3Sweet G blessing her little sister with the sign of the cross. Melt my heartDSC_1369These 2 have such a special relationship already. Alizea just adores Caleb and it was so wonderful to be able to share the day with him and his momma and Memaw ๐Ÿ™‚DSC_1391The lighting of the candle


DSC_1427Her little mind doesn’t know what is happening but her soul sure does

DSC_1428-1Intrigued little observers DSC_1400-2This little guy is in training but getting pretty good at behaving for an hour-long stretch! DSC_1353-1And a helpful, quiet distraction for those busy little hands ๐Ÿ˜‰DSC_1372Father Craig MacMahon, O. M.V was the officiant minister of the sacramentDSC_1467-1Amelie was an angel, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ DSC_1502-2 And now her “cuernitos” (horns) are no more, as Mimi & Ita joke ๐Ÿ˜‰DSC_1542-1And then it was time to celebrate!!! Amelie's Baptism 3.23-1Happy baby DSC_0024-1The wonderful, beautiful, chosen grandparents and godparents DSC_0041Nini was proud she rocked her to sleep DSC_0064Soren Charles, you have stolen my heart. DSC_0001Speaking of Charles, Little brother with big sister (what a great shot!)DSC_1583-1And a bit later, a special moment captured spanning 3 generations and more than 80 years. The circle of life DSC_0151What a beautiful, special, blessed day to witness God’s hand reaching down from heaven to touch the very essence of His creation and make it whole again.

My little angel, may you always see your faith as the most valuable treasure you possess, “more precious than gold” as the Scriptures say, and may we always work to remain faithful and pure in His sight.
DSC_1493-2Oh happy happy day!

Momma Mary

That’s what we call her in our home with so many littles. Spicy was so incredibly cute when I explained we were going to mass to honor Mary’s assumption..”oh yes, yes” she replied as if that was the only thing to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Tonight’s post points you to a blog I read regularly. She is… Continue Reading

In Cognito

May-be if I go In Cognito, I won’t hear them when I step foot out my door. E.V.E.R.Ywhere. A.L.L the. time. You would think I was a celebrity. Or a freak show. And this isn’t even when 1 (or all 3) have a meltdown in public. Oh no, this is when they are all well-behaved,… Continue Reading

Atrium 2011-12

This is several weeks overdue but necessary for the family blog book ๐Ÿ˜‰ This concluded Alizea’s 2nd year in the Cathechism of the Good Shepherd Program (the kids call it Atrium, the name for the Montessori-based environment).ย  This ministry led by generous, selfless parents (via the Holy Spirit) who have put in loads of time,… Continue Reading

Liturgy of the Light 2012

Last night was the Easter celebration (we Catholics are still in the Easter season) with Spicy’s “Catechism of the Good Shepherd” class. Actually, all 3 classes came together for a taco feast, some much always needed adult time while the kids ran around playing together and a beautiful program beginning with a procession as the… Continue Reading


ย Goodbye Facebook, time spent wasted reading decorating blogs and sweet treats (except for Birthday celebrations and Sundays) Hello extra prayer, penance and fasting. It is so wonderful to be apart of a faith that after two thousand years, still commemorates Christs’s forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where… Continue Reading

Monday jewels

From my morning prayers. His living word could not have been more timely and more pleasing to my soul… My child, forget not my teaching, let your heart keep my principles;ย  For these will give you lengthier days, longer years of life, and greater happiness.ย  Let kindliness and loyalty never leave you; bind them around… Continue Reading