Sunday, April 22, 2012


Laughs are good. In the midst of worrying and packing and consoling sick children today (and consequently missing Liturgy...sigh) this was a delightful oasis. Enjoy!

h/t our spiritual father

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Too much to ask?

Just substitute Cadbury mini-eggs for Girl Scout cookies, and reading a book for watching TV.

And a pony.

Happy Birthday!

Thirteen years ago you made us parents. I can't believe it's been that long. 
Happy Birthday! We love you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seven Questions for Fun

I'm bored but too tired to start a photo challenge or anything of that sort. Plus, I just want to have some fun. SO, I'm starting a silly (but short) quiz I'll tag some people with. ["...with which I shall tag some people." See - I do know proper grammar.]
  1. When you see "children's book", what comes to mind first?
  2. Who is funnier: Buggs Bunny or Moe, Larry and Curly?
  3. Name a form of music or artist you can't believe you ever used to like.
  4. Name a fashion fad you fell for in middle school.
  5. What do you call a car that sweeps past you on the interstate?
  6. Have you ever been anywhere with two different shoes on?
  7. Do you have a local accent? Does it match your current location?
I'm tagging seven people to match the seven questions. From all different circles they are:

And now, my own answers:

1. The Velveteen Rabbit
2. Buggs Bunny
3. Christian Pop
4. the "big shirt" over leggings
5. a minesweeper
6. yes, sadly, and it was one pump and one heel, albeit both black
7. Kind of and kind of

Feel free to annoy your friends by tagging them!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Agape Vespers


"For I shall arise..."

There was a lovely breeze - but of course, all the candles blew out.

They were relit in the candle stands after the procession.

(Ribby standing in the choir)

(Flopsy and Duchess)

(Pickles - who was fantastically behaved)

Blessing baskets

That expression on Ginger's face makes it look like there are snakes in the basket instead of eggs.

Our brownie kulich with a lit candle in it

Christ is Risen!!!

Indeed He is Risen!!!

It's 4:18. We're home. The children are now in bed. I'm exhausted. Pictures to come later today. A blessed Pascha to all of you.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Holy Saturday - Getting Ready

Troitsa bedecked and ready to go...

Our hilarious kulich - really one large brownie.

My first-ever poppy seed rolls.

Pascha basket waiting to be filled.

The pine cone bunny I made as a child.

Assorted decorations on the mantle.

The clothes are ironed, the children in bed. Everything is ready. I get to this point and I always think, I'm not ready...

Only a few more hours.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Holy Friday

~Holy Friday: Vespers~

 Stuffing eggs for the post-Agape Vespers egg hunt

~Holy Friday: Matins and Lamentation~