We’ve been busy summer-ing, and there hasn’t been much opportunity to write.  Although I miss it, summer-ing has its own set of perks.  It’s turned out to be a gem of a summer. For the past few months, Cee has had little pain and stiffness.  Sure, there’s no cartilage in her hips, so her gait […]

The Lolly Awards:  Laughing Our Way Through Picture Books


With selling the house and a long rough patch with Cee’s illness, it’s all about keeping things light these days. (What’s a “Lolly?”  It’s an award we invented for the funniest of the funny books we discovered this summer.)   7. The Lolly for Best Comic goes to… Calvin and Hobbes There’s a scene where Calvin […]

Big Deals Big Deal

So.  Prime Day.  It’s a big deal.   We don’t have Amazon Prime, so I’m not sure I understand the deets.  But if I had to describe it, I’d say it’s a super exclusive purchase club, even cooler than Sam’s Club or Costco, where you get special access to unicorns and rainbows right from your […]

MSB {34}:  In or Out?  The Big Mass Question


  I got a new dress for My Sunday Best this week!  Lands’ End offers new prints and colors of their fit and flare dress every year, but I refuse to pay full price.  I watch their website like a hawk, waiting to add a new dress to my rotation if they offer the perfect storm […]

Why is everyone else so beautiful and happy?

    I have a lot to be grateful for. A nice guy husband. Four sweet (and a teensy bit sour) kids. The ability to be home with said sweet and sour kids. A supportive extended family. I could go on and on. Even with all that, I’m feeling unsettled. Today is the eve of […]

MSB {32}: My Sunday House Best

Time for my weekly blog post!  I’m only mostly kidding.  I did post earlier this week about the ongoing crisis we face with Cee’s medication.  So it’s not the only only post this week. Quickety quick here’s my Mass summary.  Obligatory outfit picture and house stuffs to follow. Highlight:  Bea helping herself as the collection […]

Of Shots, Truth, and Worry

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    The other night, David gave Cee her Methotrexate shot right before bed.  Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug that is used for SJIA because it shuts down the immune system.  Cee’s immune system is superhuman; it’s so powerful that it even attacks things that aren’t germs.  Like her joints.   Cee’s Methotrexate often makes […]

MSB {31}: Skydiving with the Holy Spirit


Okay.  Quick aside since with crazy crazy life life I’m pretty much only able to write once a week. I met Kirby from the Internet! The delightful Kirby blogs over at Under Thy Roof about faith, mothering, and ballet.  And it turns out she’s a real person! We both attended a homeschool conference in Minnesota this […]

MSB {30}: Song Count Mass Tip

My Sunday Best!  With Cee and Bea!   We wore blue in honor of Ascension Sunday.  The other kids shimmied out of their church clothes as soon as they got through the door, so they missed out on the group picture.   No one was awful enough to be taken out of Mass today!  Cee hasn’t […]