{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing Contentment in the Everyday…


See that? It’s coming–color, one branch at a time!


We held a formal tea party in honor of St. Therese’s feast day (Oct. 1) as she is the patronness of two members of our family and a favorite family Saint.  We held it on the feast of the Archangels (Sept. 29) so as to include extended family in the feast-day party–hence “Raphael” on the table, and when I asked Princess to bring the St. Therese statue from the girls’ room, she insisted that Our Lady and St. Bernadette come along.  Ironically, we forgot to include the statue of St. Michael, who is the Main Hero of the boys.


Once I picked this fellow off of the floor, I knew he had to have an interesting backstory.  That was not the face original to the minifig.  As no one was forthcoming with information, I began to supply my own.  Sir Reginald on his day off?  Or was it like one of the poems we read on Christmas Eve:

King John was not a good man– he had his little ways,

And sometimes no one spoke to him for days and days and days…


There are two children talking to her when I took this picture.

One thing I’ve found as our family grows, so does the amount of love in the home.  You hear women say they’ll wait on having more kids because they can’t imagine having enough love to go around.  Firstly, those ladies may be selling themselves short.  What is incredible is how you find love you never knew you had as soon as you meet the newest family member.  What is also wonderful to behold is the love the big siblings have for the baby.  Our Miss Munchkin is so loved I have to make sure they don’t overwhelm her.  What a pretty, happy, funny, real thing it is.  It’s beautiful. 🙂

4 thoughts on “{pretty, happy, funny, real}

  1. I second your sentiments about the whole not enough love to go around concern. I am deeply moved by the exponential growth of love and affection in my home when we add a new member. You have a beautiful family!

  2. I loved your “real” moment and your sentiments. I agree! The love is so abundant it’s easy to access and share…that’s the beauty of it, isn’t it?

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