Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Away to the Bay

I got to take a weekend away with friends in early March, and then we were blessed to be able to take a trip down to a bay house on the coast the next weekend! It looked like it would be a weekend full of bad weather, but thankfully there was just some rain on Saturday morning, and then we had time to drive around, get some lunch, see the town, do some fishing, and the big kids even took a boat ride! It was a great weekend away as we prepared for a busy spring season of sports! (I'm posting these blog entries, but can't get to my photos to edit, so just imagine all of these straighter, cropped, brighter, and clearer!)

There was lots of fishing...

Some driving around town...

Checking out the little aquarium and museum

Some photos of the town by Mary Clare

Daddy and the big kids stop at the house on their boat ride

Ellie catches a fish!

The babies hanging out inside with me

Such a fun time, even with some wind and rain!

A getaway for moms

One of the moms in our homeschool community had suggested a weekend getaway to the beach. It turned out that the family beach house was available that weekend, which allowed a large group to attend! It was such a blessing to have this time away with each talk, to pray, to cook, to draw, to sew, to read, to walk along the beach, and to attend mass at the next door beach house with a retreat of Catholic high schoolers.

It was the first weekend of Lent and gave all of us some time to ponder this season and how we would spend it. The Saturday evening mass was such a lovely high point, as we sang praise and worship songs with the high schoolers and sat with our babies in bar stools and on couches as we entered into those moments of worship and receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion. He felt so very close, during a time of much struggle for so many moms. Homeschooling is a lifestyle commitment; we are going against the flow of society, and having some time to nourish ourselves is so very important on our journey. Thanks be to God for these friendships and this wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Peter is 3 months!

Sweet Pete turned 3 months last week! He's such a little love. He's getting chubby and strong. Loves his swing, his floor seat, and watching all the kids. Usually hates his carseat. Sleeps great at night, just wakes for about 2 feedings.

He and I went on a mom's weekend away, and we had such a nice time. But I know he was confused being in a different place and not having his siblings to watch! But it was nice to get away for some quiet time, and there were 4 other baby buddies with us :)

Then we were blessed to attend a parish baby shower at our church! The ladies were so sweet to shower us with all kinds of goodies and lots of love. I didn't get to attend our homeschool group baby shower, so this was a lot of fun for the girls and I to attend with Peter!

Looking forward to the coming months of lots of new things with our little guy...sitting, crawling, eating, walking...But I'm happy with him right where he is and hope time will slow down for us!!!

(outdoor pics on the blanket by MC, indoor ones on the white bed by me)

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