A lot of changes here

Well, we have moved since I was last on here. I spent many many weeks packing and unpacking and here we are. We’ve settled into a little cottage built in the 30’s backed up on the water. We see eagles and deer on a regular basis!
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Along with the move came another little gift from heaven right in the midst of the winter snow and boxes! We are due October 22! I’ve gone back on the progesterone injections and the blood thinner as I did with Nicholas a year ago.
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Bluebelle has donated her hair again to Locks of Love this Lent and is very happy to share her hair with others for a wig.
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Max is almost walking! He is going to be ONE on May 4th! He is such a joy and makes everyone happy!
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Cookie is finishing up an SAT prep class getting ready for the real deal in June. In the meantime, she’s really looking forward to the Junior/Senior prom! Following that I think she’s looking into taking Driver’s Ed!
Pictures will follow later in a separate post!
Opie is finishing up perfecting Beethoven’s Rage over a Lost Penny and one of Chopin’s Nocturns for a performance coming up. He is also looking forward to his Confirmation he’s been preparing for! We had to go out and buy a new suit!
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MM is getting ready to receive her First Holy Communion in May! She has enjoyed studying her Catechism with me and reading King of the Golden City. To go with that she painted a little hut and decorated it with roses to prepare for the coming of the King.
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Moonbeam has been steadily getting better and better at not only drawing horses, but also riding them! Here she is at a trot on a vaulting saddle!
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Bluebelle also was learning with the vaulting saddle!
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I wish you all a blessed and Happy Easter!

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A few special days

It seems like through the months of June, July, and August, we always have a cake on the on the counter! We rolled the ages up a number with Opie, who turned 11 in June, Matthew’s 2nd year in Heaven, Moonbeam, who turned 9 in July, and Bluebelle, who turned 7 in August. After all of the celebrations this summer, I think I need to ask for something lighter when my birthday shows up next month. 🙂
Moonbeam and Bluebelle each love horses and fairies, so we decorated their cakes with part of their gifts… I think they were pleased.

Thank you to all of you who have kept our dog in your prayers. I posted a while back we were treating our dog, Bode, for cancer, hoping to keep him around. The cancer became very aggressive in about a 10 hour period, and he went from barking at squirrels, to not being able to get up off the grass. We were all so very sad over this turn for the worse, and said goodbye peacefully over the birthday weekend. We will miss our sweet Bode.

Coloring St John Vianney

My family loves Illuminated Ink and has been ordering their wonderful products for a few years now. Each time they host a coloring contest, my children jump at the chance to color the pictures. This year they hosted a year long contest for the Year of the Priests. I was notified by email a few days ago that we had two winners from our house!! Congrats to our Moonbeam for first place and Bluebelle ( who won the random drawing!) Big brother was just as thrilled to see his sisters win and congratulated them with big hugs! I told him not to give up, you never know when your picture just might win on another day!

taking care of a baby.. filly

Here is Moonbeam learning how to care for a new baby horse. The girls each get to practice alone. I took her over to the stables late last night to feed the seven horses and love on the baby horse.. who is still learning to accept a human’s touch. The filly was so gentle with Moonbeam in the pen. This little one is about a month old.






Here we are trying to let the butterflies go, but once out and on the plant, they all took flight into the sky!

Getting ready for the New Year!

Moonbeam has studied all year, despite everything we endured this summer. She is ready to receive Jesus in the Eucharist this Friday! What a wonderful way to start a New Year! Her daddy returns from TDY and Nana and Guka (grandparents) are arriving in on a train on New Year’s Eve. Our dear priest friend, Fr Kevin will also be arriving in to be here for the occasion. Today we have many things on our “to-do” list to get ready. But to begin the morning, we will be off to Daily Mass. Fr Richard likes the First Holy Communicants to go to confession two times before they receive their First Holy Communion. Fr Richard once told us in a Homily that hearing the confessions of children was like “being stoned with popcorn” He said truly, the sweet words from the children are so very tender and dear. After reading many many books, Moonbeam is so ready for her Soul ( her little hut) to be sparkling white for her Lord! We invite you all to join us at our Friday January 1st, 9:00 am Mass in prayer.
Her dress is a sweet Wilbeth dress her Nana found with delicate smocking across the waist band. It was the only dress in her size hanging gently on the stand at a sweet little shop in Georgia. Her veil is a ring of roses with soft flowing tulle behind. Her rosary is made of pale pink and white beads to match her dress, a gift form her daddy and me.