Thursday, October 19, 2017


I stopped on the side of the road to take this morning photo.
Thank you, Lord of Beauty.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Map Review

We worked on reviewing maps learned so far in both homeschool coop classes. Funny to see the differences in the maps. I had to speed up my mapping on the second one because I had to leave early.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Iconic Photograph

It has been five years since Levi baus, one of Number Five's wedding photographers, posted this image--which became an iconic image of life in the acreage.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Parish Magazine

I mentioned a while back that I now have a part time job as a writer for a Catholic publication. I am certainly getting the hang of it, while greatly enjoying the challenge as well.
I am told which family to interview each month, and also am responsible for the final copy of Father's and the publisher's messages, as well as the shorter parish feature and parish life announcements.
I got screenshots to post here of the October issue. It was wonderful to interview John and Mary Ruane who have become dear friends.
The huge typo on the last image? Mea culpa. Somehow it also escaped the editors at HQ in Seattle.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saint Teresa of Avila Feast day!

Fr. Terry today, before mass,  talked to us about how grateful he is to this saint, the original Saint Teresa, and her many namesakes: Teresa of the Child Jesus, Teresa of Calcutta, Teresa Benedicta! Saying a prayer for my dear sister Tereza of Avila. whom my parents named so beautifully!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wedding planning

We had a lovely evening in Sioux Falls earlier this week and, with Jessie's parents, chose the menu for the wedding dinner!