Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Recovery

Well, we all made it through Christmas. We attended midnight mass (yes, even all the kids) and the pre-mass concert by our choir. They did a great job! By the end of the concert the two youngest kids were asleep and they both slept through the entire mass. Darian and Sophia mostly stayed awake. Once we arrived home (around 2 a.m.) Jason and I had to put together two bikes and one trike. Whose idea was it to wait until the last minute? Not mine!! We finished just after 4 a.m. and quickly crashed. Fortunately, because of being up so late at mass, the kids didn't get up until close to 8. Four hours of sleep - woo hoo!

As you can see, Vibiana enjoyed stealing chocolates from her brother's stocking.

And here is the Christmas morning carnage...we have almost recovered the couch...

Everyone had a wonderful Christmas. The kids are home with me for another week and we have Darian's birthday party tomorrow (he turns 8 on New Year's Eve) so I will attempt to update again in a few days. God Bless!

Monday, December 22, 2008


First I need to thank my friend Suzanne ( for inspiring me to create this blog. This is a great way to share with out of town friends and family what is going on in our lives. Someone out there might be interested...

A little background: I am a stay at home mom to Darian, Sophia, Sebastian and Vibiana. Jason (my husband) and I are also active members of our parish, Sacred Heart in Lancaster, CA. Between my teaching NFP, Jason teaching RCIA, Darian being involved in Cub Scouts, Sophia attending dance classes, attempting to potty train Sebastian, watching Vibiana start to walk, and our other various parish ministries, we are in the beginning stages of diaconate formation (this means that, God willing, Jason will be ordained a deacon after five years of training.) We are a little busy, to say the least.

Right now everyone is home on Christmas break, so I am in the midst of pulling my hair out as I start this. We'll see how it goes!