Category Archives: Celebrations


Showers of Blessing

Over the last few weeks there has been a flurry of plotting and planning between the grandmas, the best friend, and the older sister to put together a baby shower for Megan and Andy and […]

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Another Birthday!

Today we are low-key celebrating another awesome year of Alyssa – it’s her actual birthday, but due to work schedules, we will have the party next week. Today, Alyssa is seven years old, and as […]

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Recovering, A New Addition, and Many Portraits

It’s been a busy spring – lots going on, despite my being incapacitated with illness for over 6 months. I finally did discover I was hit with both Valley Fever and Pneumonia, and subsequent medications […]

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Easter 2019

In many ways I feel like I missed the Easter season this year, because I missed the observance of the Paschal Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Paul was able to take most […]

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Finally Five!!

Elyany Lucy Therese:Precocious. Clever. Cheeky. Creative. Artful. Affectionate. Sensitive. Slight.Five. For our March family birthday bash, we got to party at Heidmann East out in Apache Junction at Jon’s place. It is grand to let […]

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Yesterday was Paul’s 52nd birthday! Having a birthday fall on Sunday means all sorts of good things. For Paul, it meant going to mass with his family, and getting to stay in mass the whole […]

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Meeting Ellie

Sunday afternoon, after years and years of Grandma’s tales about her best friend Ellie, we finally had a chance to meet in the flesh! Ellie and her daughter, Karin (who happens to also have been […]

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February Birthday Shenanigans

It’s a good thing there are other ladies in the family who are good at planning because if birthday parties were left up to me, it wouldn’t be nearly as awesome. This year Jessica and […]

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