Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Spirographing with Zizi

"I didn't even get this for Christmas," said Zizi. "I already had it."

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from us and our really awesome gift.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas, blog readers!

Friday, December 22, 2017

110 years

Happy birthday, dear Cathedral!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Getting ready

Aunties are ready for Zizi, Cash, Sage, and Carter to come over!

A voice from the past

We still feel soooooo special when we get a Christmas card from our favorite English teacher.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

At the Theater

We are so ready for "The Last Jedi."

Friday, December 15, 2017

A typical day

When someone throws fifty holy cards in the font, someone else has to fish them out.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Margarita plus

Stephen's drink had another drink sticking out of it.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Amazing Andrew Wyeth

We went to see the Andrew Wyeths at the SAM this afternoon. Quite amazing. My favorite was his self-portrait of his feet in swashbuckling boots that had belonged to his father, the great N. C. Wyeth.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday night

Eggnog with rum and GBBO. The perfect Saturday evening.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The tree

The Christmas tree is up! Just about everything we love is well represented!

Monday, December 4, 2017

At the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

I went to a lunchtime concert featuring the ridiculously talented Joanna, Rebecca, and Linda.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

At Redmond Lights

It is quite amazing. They had fireworks AND fire breathers.

Fringe benefits

A front row seat for Madre de las Americas is definitely one of them!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Different kinds of relics

All manner of Blessed Solanus Casey relics!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tommie and Hairy

Here they are vying for their favorite seat on my laptop case.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a happy Thanksgiving with some of our favorite people. Hope you did too!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wildlights 2017!

We made our annual trip to the Zoo to see the lights in pouring rain! It always rains. We ate kettle corn, rode the carousel, saw sloths and Komodo dragons, and took some family photos that probably won't win any awards.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Tommie is sitting on my lap sticking her tongue out for no apparent reason.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

More scenes from the Beatification

Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and about 60,000 laypeople.


The recipients of several of Solanus' miracles were there. One lady with a genetic skin disease was praying at his tomb for a long list of people. When she got to the bottom of her list, she had a strong feeling that told her, "ask for yourself." She did and was instantaneously cured.

A job well done

Sister Anne and Brother Richard, the vice-postulator, after the Mass. On to the canonization!

Bringing up gifts

Sister Anne, of course!

Still at the Beatification

You never know who you are going to run into.

At Ford Field

The great event is about to begin!

Still at the Cathedral

It is not the most effective renovation but there are some beautiful things.

Sacristy tour

The Cathedral rector just happened to come by and gave us a tour. The Sacristy is quite glamorous and there is a "cloister" that leads you to the Cathedral.