I know I've been entirely absent...lets see if I can give a quick little update.
Look who's sitting!!
|Love this shot of his hair! And no, it will never be cut!|
Almost 7 months old?? Where is my newborn?! And he cut two teeth too! I'm not ready for any of these milestones with Sam, but I cherish every detail of his little self.
Looking ahead...Candlemas is February 2nd. I am pretty much addicted to having blessed candles to light during family prayer time. I really really love having them blessed on this Feast of the Presentation.
These are from the Dominican Sisters in New Jersey! (summitdominicans.org) You must check out their website, and if you are lucky, when you order from them you might get one of their little newsletters that updates you on their life. I was entirely charmed by the very funny and joyful glimpse I got into life as a cloistered nun!
I absolutely have to add that the fact that they have a golden retriever (named Sabina) reminded Galadriel and I of her favorite mystery series about nuns!
When I ordered the beeswax candles I added a candle snuffer to the cart. It was only $10, and it supports the nuns--I had to buy it! My kids absolutely love it, as children do. And I just have to say, candle snuffers. That's all. I'm just saying. Would it be weird if I started a collection?
I couldn't give up this one last strand of Christmas lights, the ones in my kitchen. I plug the lights in as I get my coffee and skip the glaring overhead lights until I'm a little more awake. So, we updated the look: Galadriel and I ditched the Christmas garland she had made and replaced it with a felt heart garland that she sewed for me.
And are we seeing the sunshine in that window?! Yes, the picture is over exposed and I don't know how to work my new phone's camera. But after two weeks of too much grey, I am very (VERRRYY) happy to report that the sun doth shine!
Have a good rest of the week! And don't forget to get your throat blessed on Friday- the Feast of St. Blaise!!