Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mushroom Study

Miss Moppet picked a giant mushroom in the backyard. Photo of entire thing at the bottom.

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Garden Study

 All photos taken in my parents' garden/yard

Long, long overdue updates

Ever since (1) the children got email accounts, (2) the toddler discovered the wonders of cartoons, and (3) Windows 10 automatically loaded onto the desktop, wrecking untold havoc, I have been online via my phone 99% of the time. I can't really blog from there so this poor space has languished. So here are a few basic updates.

1. We're moving to a suburb north of Houston, TX. We've been transferred to St. Cyril of Jerusalem Orthodox Church in The Woodlands and will be moving around August 4th. I should note, as of today we are STILL looking for a place to live when we get there. I'm panicking and running around in circles not panicking at all.

2. Three of the older children (Duchess, Flopsy and Ginger) enjoyed going to Camp St. Thekla in SC. I spent the week at my parents' house with Mittens.

Our house is crowded with boxes, mostly packed, and things are insane. I will spare you further details and instead put up some posts of photos. Here's a nice calming one from the other evening:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

HUGE summer sale at Cozy House Curios!

I just put 95% of the shop on sale! If there's something you've been eyeing, this is the time to get it. Hurry, because I priced things very low and there's only one of each item!

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Play Vestment Set

I just finished a set of play vestments for a custom order. Last time (the blue set) I made high-back, or Russian style, and this time it's low-back, or Greek style.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Enthronement of Bishop Alexander

 This past weekend we all traveled to Dallas, TX to be present at the enthronement of our new bishop, his eminence Alexander, of Dallas and the South. Bishop Alexander is also the bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian diocese. It has been quite a long time since I have attended any hierarchical services and most of the children either haven't attended them or were too small to remember. I made every effort to stand where they could see well. We were at St. Seraphim cathedral for Vespers Friday, Liturgy and the enthronement Saturday morning, and Liturgy Sunday morning. The following photos are from the second two services. (These photos were all on my phone (too difficult to juggle camera and baby and toddler) so I apologize for any shortcomings.)

Axios, Bishop Alexander!

~Saturday morning Liturgy~

~Sunday morning Liturgy~

...and, gotta get the obligatory family shots!