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Julia Sheehy
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First Communion
Many years ago, I attended the first communion party a little girl whose family often attended our church.  It was a delightful party--house crammed with people, children rolling around on the floors, animated conversation everywhere, excellent food.  There...

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(p,h,f,r) June 11
{pretty} Here are two small watercolors that I completed this week. They are custom illustrations that I made as part of a fundraising effort for Louisa's school.  The buyer wanted something that captured her grandson's favorite toys, these charming and cha...

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June 5th - {p,h,f,r}
Pretty We had a small family celebration for Maria's birthday.  Maria woke up to a little tea part set up in the  the living room.  About a half dozen stuffed animals were in attendance, as was Louisa.  There was eggs and sausage, and chocolate banana smoot...

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The Last Two Weeks: In which we hear opera, paint faces, and become pet owners
It has been a busy string of weeks.  The more eventful a period of time, the less likely I am to sit down and  blog about it.  Highlights of the past two weeks included a solo (for me) trip to Madison, CT, to watch my friend perform in a production of Richa...

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{p,h,f,r} Catch Up Post for Week of May 1st
As we climbed into the car to go to church on May 1st, Maria asked, "how can it be raining on May day?"  It was a cold and rainy week, and I forgot to take pictures during most of it. Our chief occupations were getting over our collective family head cold a...

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real - May 1, 2016
{pretty} Our yard is not a "lawn," but a forest meadow.  A million sprouting acorns will second me on this---this land wants very badly to be woods.  Forest meadows have numerous advantages over lawns.  The best is that you get to rejoice in the dog violets...

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Pretty, Happy - April 23, 2016
The girls were off from school this past week.  We got a lot out of our free days.  On Monday, we had two playdates and adoration.  On Tuesday, Old Sturbridge Village.  Wednesday, Meme came to us. Thursday, we met Auntie C, Uncle Steve and Caitlyn at Kidcit...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real} April 14, 2016
{pretty} I find myself wanting to talk about the weather lately---really wanting to talk about it, not simply as a way of starting conversation--because this weather begs discussion.  There were those few, exhilarating, balmy days in March, when groundhogs ...

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Pretty, happy, funny, real - April 10, 2016
{pretty} Some Easter peg doll angels that are intended from my Catechesis of the Good Shepherd class. Before After  How I like a good bob!  Lulu once again looks like the cheeky French girl that she is. {happy} The girls have been enjoying duplos.  They all...

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Oasis of Prettiness - The Girls' Room
At last, we have moved out of the "shipwrecked" phase of decorating.  The shipwrecked phase of decorating is when you have just moved into a place, and you need to insulate yourself from expectations of having a showplace home.  You tell yourself, "It's oka...
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