Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quick trip to Portland

Today we went to Portland for a quick visit with B, M, and, of course, Mr C! There was time for stories...

And dinner at a Mexican restaurant where all the servers wore the same top Maria happened to have on. People kept asking "do you work at Si Señor?"

Just walking around with aunties.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Corpus Christi Eve

Liturgical disaster preparedness.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Among the girl graduates

Today was the Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate. It was one of the biggest classes ever--180 graduates! Congratulations, Pipers past and present.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mass for Father Chirico

Tonight we had a special Mass in memory of Father Chirico. His funeral was in Maryland, so this was a chance for his Seattle friends to remember him. Father Todd brought Father Chirico's chalice and paten with Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom--patron of the Sulpicians.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

In Wedgewood

Tonight we had book group and dinner at our friend Shelley's new house. We had the chickens eating out of our hands in no time.

Rainy day pilgrimage

Friday, May 20, 2016

At the Moore

Taking in the young talent of Blanchet in "Mary Poppins."

Monday, May 16, 2016

New stove

Our new stove is not the stuff of dramatic HGTV reveals. However, it works great!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

In West Seattle

We had a delightful evening in West Seattle with three of the sweetest girls in the world and their lovely parents.

Number 1 is climbing the walls. Literally.

Number 2 is learning to ride a bike!

Number 3 is working on crawling.

Thanks for a lovely evening, gentleman and ladies!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy Housiversary

It's our sixth anniversary of buying a house. Happy housiversary to us!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Nature walk with Z

Tonight we went on a nature walk with Z, D, and S. "Follow me! I will show you where I am going!" Zizi yelled.

We saw a bunny! "Actually, that was a rabbit," said Z.

Reading a new story with Auntie Ria. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

At a concert

Today Joannamauselina and friends sang a concert in the Cathedral under the direction of the inimitable PT. Afterwards there was a reception with delicious foods like mini-bread puddings and deviled eggs with marconi almonds. All in all a lovely evening.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hanging the Pentecost banners

This was my view for most of the afternoon.... Looks even better from the ground.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers' Day

Two of our favorite mothers, Mom and Dana, came for lunch!

Zizi was in this kind of mood. She spent most of the afternoon with her face buried in the couch. 

Sage, on the other hand, was being ridiculously good. 

We went over to see grandma after lunch. She loved meeting Sage.

Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

At the Confirmations

Three of the four generations of Ryans and Rosses at Confirmations tonight. Congratulations to the lovely Rachael.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A visit from Z

Zizi came over for lunch with aunties! There were stories in Zizi's room and a picnic outside. 

We stopped at the Cathedral where Zizi helped out with a few tasks. "This place is amazing," Zizi announced in the quiet Cathedral.

Zizi's picture of Auntie Reen on the way home:

Mr Sage is getting cuter every day:

Monday, May 2, 2016

The perfect evening

Watching HGTV in our tent. Everyone should have a backyard tent. It's our home about 15 feet away from our home.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A visit to a young lady

Zizi got a haircut! Happy-face-with-tear-falling emoji here.