The Tale of the Christmas Picture

Originally posted in December 2003, this is the tale of me, an optimistic younger mother, with four beautiful children and a digital camera, on a quest to get the perfect Christmas card photo.  What could go wrong? It seemed like a good idea at the time – take a picture of the kids to put…

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Happy Halloween

Who misses the good old days of “fun” masks that were creepier than some of the creepy masks of today? Here’s me, as a plastic-faced princess and my brother as Darth Vader.    (I’m pretty certain that I probably insisted on this horrible costume, because my mom made some pretty awesome costumes back in the day…)  …

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Maura’s First Communion

This is the fourteenth installment of the story of our journey with Maura… Maura’s First Communion was something that honestly?  We thought might not happen. But it did. We went out and picked what was probably the most expensive dress in the shop.  And the matching shrug.  And gold sparkly shoes.  And at the last…

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