Category Archives: Family Life

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Just an Ordinary Sunday Afternoon

It is in the ordinary that we find the sacred. An ordinary Sunday afternoon. A few precious moments stolen away for a lunch date with my husband. Big sister bringing her wee baby to visit […]

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Sunday Lunch with Grandma

On the last Sunday before vacation ended, we went to mass and then met up with Grandma down at the El Pollo Loco by Arizona Mills. We used to meet there all the time to […]

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Freestone Park, 01/01/20

In keeping with our New Year’s Day tradition, and in light of my new camera, we took the family on a little walkabout on Wednesday afternoon to Freestone Park over on the east side. We’d […]

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Christmas 2019

This Christmas season has been another year of managing to celebrate the wondrous gift of Christ to the world in spite of various family members being ill, including myself. I could go on and on […]

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Happy Birthday to Jeff

December is a month of many celebrations, including the birth of my oldest brother and oldest friend in the world. Big brother Jeffie and baby Nettie, in Chicago. We’ve been around the world together, living […]

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A Long Awaited Arrival

All year we have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of our newest family member, and I am delighted to report that on October 25th, sweet little Patrick James Groft was born to Megan and Andy. […]

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Pumpkin Time

For someone who loves autumn as much as I do, I’m painfully negligent of fall traditions. I can count on one hand and have fingers left over the times I’ve done pumpkin carving with my […]

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An Unusual Birthday

I’m almost a month late in blogging about Xavier’s birthday and I plead crazy time as my excuse. Just wait till you hear. It’s been ridiculous. So, Xavier had his very momentous 12th Birthday last […]

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