Archive for November, 2008

What’s Up Now?

November 25, 2008

When was the last time I blogged?  Well, I don’t remember either!  Life has been busy and on top of that we (Joe and I) decided that I would go back to school.  I’m a little more than half way to a bachelor’s degree, so online college seems to be the way to go now.  That being said, I officially started school on November 18 at Ashford University. 

Speaking of November 18, Joe and I were married 13 years ago on that day.  For our Anniversary, the kids had a party with our friends who came to babysit (and brought their children as well), and Joe and I went to Florence to our favorite Italian restaurant, Riccatoni’s.  If you’re ever in Florence, you might want to go there as we have never had a bad meal there or a bad waiter.  We then went over to the Gabbetts whom we hadn’t seen for quite a while, maybe even since September in Ohio.  Is that possible?

I want to thank all of you ladies who attended my shower in Pulaski.  We ended up getting a nice exersaucer for Veronica.  The last one we had went through all of our children and two of my friend Sue’s as well.  It was holding up good considering, but we thought it might be nice to have a new one.  (By the way, if you are in Lawrenceburg and are in need of an exercaucer, there is an almost new one for $18 at the Children’s Closet.  If I had known that before hand, we would own that one!  LOL!)  Veronica is not quite big enough for it as we found out one day, but she seems to be looking forward to spending more time in it.   veronica-in-exersaucer (Please remember that you can click on any picture to make it larger.)

One of the lovely things about a medium sized homeschool family is that the children get along pretty well most of the time.  Here is a picture of a somewhat common site here in our house, our eldest and youngest…

john-veronica-sleeping-11-08  Around here when someone sees a flash go off, they immediatey feel the need to get into the picture, as can be seen here…john-veronica-2-sleeping-11-08

This is November, the month of the Holy Souls.  We have been praying.  The first was also All Saints Day, but several of the children were sick, so we missed the parties.  Friends of ours were also sick, so later in the month we had a late All Saints Party.  Here are the children dressed up.  Can you guess who they are? all-saints-2008-1

St. Zita, St. Steven, St. Mary, St. Aloysius, & St. Lawrence

Here are the girls…all-saints-2008-char-me

Speaking of the girls, they wanted to wear their green dresses to Mass one day.  Even though it was not Christmas, I let them wear what looks like Christmas dresses.   They like to dress alike, or somewhat alike, whenever

Finally, here is our little Veronica, napping in her little boppy.


Today While the blossom still clings to the vine…

November 7, 2008

The first title of this post that came to my mind was “Today.”  When I typed that in, the song followed…  Oh well.

We got our hair cut today.  Since we all looked a bit tidy, I thought it might be nice to try and get our Christmas card pictures done this year.  How many times does a picture have to be taken before 2 adults and 6 children all look at the camera without any funny faces, fingers up, eyes closed or mouths open?  Many, many, many times.  Here are some of the shots that were taken…(Click on the pictures to enlarge them!)

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Mom finally has enough of James’s faces!!!  So the Yankee in her comes out and she screams!!!!!


Oh well, better just try to relax and be that Southern Belle she’s always dreamed of…


John – almost 12
Kevin – 10
James – 8
MaryEllen – 5 1/2
Charlotte – 3
Veronica – 2 1/2 months

Now, here is the photographer with Veronica…paige-veronica  These pictures were taken in our front yard.

September 2008 Family Picture

November 7, 2008

We did not expect to have a picture taken that day.  It is for the Holy Family Institute picture directory. 


John 11 1/2
Kevin 10
James 8
MaryEllen 5
Charlotte 3
Veronica 5 weeks

What Your Child Might Do…

November 2, 2008

If you are very strict with their video game playing…

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