Friday, April 29, 2016

7QT: April's Over and May's Around the Corner

Hi!  It's Friday!  Let's get at it with Kelly and Crew...


These maternity jeans are my favorite
May 1 is National College Acceptance Day, and our high school is celebrating it today since May 1 falls on a Sunday.  All the seniors can wear their future college gear, and all the faculty and staff can wear their alumni gear.  Nothing says Steubenville more than a couple who met there, dated throughout Austria, got engaged at the Port and is currently expecting their 7th child.  Heehee!  We are living the FUS stereotype but also the dream.


John-Paul, who's in 7th grade, takes Latin at school, taught by our pastor.  The 7th and 8th graders take the National Latin Exam, and he got an Outstanding Merit award.  I was so proud of him!  I mean, Latin?  It's all Greek to me.


Alexander started swimming lessons this week.  He cried on the morning of the first lesson, saying he didn't want to sink, and what if he didn't know anybody, and what if everybody laughed at him, etc. etc.  He is such a sensitive worrywart, that one.  We reassured him it would be great, and it was!  There were a few close-to-tears moments when he couldn't see me from where he was perched, but as long as he could make eye contact with me every 30 seconds, he was golden.  His instructor is actually a student from our high school, and he did such a great job with the kids, I was very impressed.  Afterward, we went out for ice cream  where Xander ordered "chocolate ice cream, with a scoop, in a cup".  I don't get it either :)


Maggie Moo is getting First Holy Communion this weekend!  

We just did this all last year with Eamon, but these sacramental moments are so amazing and they never get old no matter how many kids you have.  I will be crying, I'm sure, when my only girl, in her beautiful white dress, with her beautiful clean soul (she asked to go to Confession tomorrow in preparation), receives Jesus for the first time.  I'm actually taking her for a little photography session tonight, because I guess that's what you're supposed to do?  I missed that memo with the boys.


Our house is practically completely finished.  Except that the counter top for the island won't be delivered until next week.  It was a mix up at Lowe's so they gave us a piece of wood in the right size to cover our island for now, and I will put a tablecloth over it, spread out the food, and hope nobody minds too much!  Remind me next time I want to do a house remodel that I should just move instead ;)


Today at work, I get to take out the Administrative Professionals for lunch to celebrate Administrative Professional's Day on Wednesday.  It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it...wink.  After weeks of *mostly* protein shakes and salads and eggs and chicken, I'm excited to chow down on some fried fish and chips and tartar sauce.  


How about a joke to send you on your way?

Why don't cows wear shoes?

Because they lactose.

Have a wonderful April/May weekend everybody!!  See ya on the flip side!


  1. Those jeans are awesome! I am bummed I didn't have them when I was pregnant. You look really good! I can't wait to see Maggie's pics!

  2. How exciting for Maggie! I can't wait to see pictures of her in her dress. And how nice that you are taking her for photos. That's definitely a prom thing around here but we never did it for First Communion. Just a few shots on the front porch and then we headed to church!

  3. Congratulations and hooray for First Communions! We aren't Catholic but have many Catholic friends. 8 years old is our church's eligible age for baptism, carrying a lot of the same significance of a Catholic First Communion. It's fun to have that all in common with our Catholic friends in town. My son is getting baptized this summer and we're all looking forward to it - it never does get old!

  4. hahahaha. I love your blog ending. Yay for FUS alums and congrats to Maggie! What a special day that is!

  5. Hope Maggie's day is wonderful!

  6. Hi Colleen, Nice to meet you :-). My son, Patrick Eamon (my husband would not let me use Eamon for the first name as I wanted) makes first Communion in 2 weeks. He's our oldest, and I am very excited. Around here (New Jersey) many people do formal Communion pictures. My dad still has mine in his wallet 30 year later! So, last week I took our 3 kids to JC Penney to have his pictures done, too. Knowing my family it is near to impossible to get a good picture of anyone, and I do not have one of those nice, fancy cameras, so JCP will do! I wish the boys at our parish wore those beautiful white garments over their suits. I love it. I bet all the children look angelic. I enjoy your blog and have been meaning to introduce myself. I'll try to send you an email, but for now, I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating Maggie's First Communion. Take care.

  7. Ha, I didn't realize you were engaged at the Port! That's awesome


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