Thursday, November 29, 2012


One by one, we're succumbing to the cold Henry brought home sometime last week. I can tell that Stella's not up to par, but not by her attitude. She's been a sweetheart.

Photos taken 11/29/12

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

She Leaves Me Speechless

I'm not sure what to say about this shot ... oh, except that I had to bribe her with chocolate chips to get her to stand still.

Photo taken 11/28/12

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Tis the Shopping Season

Bridget, Sam and I visited a couple of local shops and a few national chains today. Since Friday, I've made a little progress each day, and it feels like an accomplishment.

Photo taken 11/27/12

Monday, November 26, 2012

My New Purse

Luke's love of orange is rubbing off on me.

Photo taken 11/26/12

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Golfer of the Year

For the second year in a row, Luke has been named Kennebec Journal's Golfer of the Year. He had his photo shoot today. The photographer was impressed with how well Luke posed. My frequent model told him, "I get a lot of practice with my mom." You can find the write-up here.

Photo taken 11/25/12

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Have Six Kids

Four boys and two girls.

Photos taken 11/23/12 and 11/24/12

Friday, November 23, 2012


Yesterday and today, Dennis and the kids burned up a bunch of brush and wood with a bonfire in the backyard. Henry spent much of the morning and early afternoon chopping wood and keeping the fire stoked.

Photos taken 11/23/12

Thursday, November 22, 2012


It's Thanksgiving and Stella enjoyed her day, with Grandma and Grandpa here. She didn't eat much dinner, but had plenty of dessert.

Photos taken 11/22/12

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A New Perspective

Jack decided that living life upside down was worth a try.

Photos taken 11/20/12

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's Black and White and Pink?

Stella calls this her cow dress, and it's one of her favorites. Today, she jazzed it up with her pink tutu skirt. She's much better at picking outfits than I am.

Photo taken 11/19/12

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Pick Up

On Friday evening, we drove Luke and Bridget to St. Dominic Academy in Auburn for a youth ministry retreat. After Mass today, the rest of the kids and I picked up Luke and Bridget. It was a quiet weekend without them, but they've been making up for the silence since they got in the car. The two of them have been remembering, rehashing and reliving all the fun they had. Oh, and get this: on Friday evening, as I was leaving, I heard my name and discovered it was being spoken by a college classmate I hadn't seen since graduation day! She lives in Lewiston (used to teach at St. Dominic), but now stays home with her six kids. Catching up with her was wonderful, and I'm hoping we'll stay in touch from now on.

Photos taken 11/18/12

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Making Soup

Stella cooked up some "soup" out in the sunshine today.

Photos taken 11/17/12