This past school year Alex had the privilege of taking a logic class taught by Dr. Stan Williams of Ninevehs Crossing. Dr. and Mrs. Williams took the class out on their sailboat this weekend. Alex and all the kids, had a grand time!
The dear priest who Baptized our older children and blessed our previous house, died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. Father Roger Prokop was devout, intelligent and a good man. We are grateful that God allowed us to have him as our spiritual father for a time.
I am excited about the offerings from Homeschool Connections for high schoolers this summer! One of the instructors, Dr. Henry Russell, is my older children's headmaster and tutor in their homeschool program. It would embarrass him if I gush, but he is truly an excellent teacher and a brilliant man.
Last Christmas, Kevin's brother Bill and his wife Roxanne, gave us a family pass to the Historic Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We visited on Mother's Day. The nice thing about having a pass is that you can look slowly, you don't feel pressured to see it all at once.
We saw Henry Ford's home and machine shop. Edison's workshop, the Wright Brothers home and bicycle shop, let the kids ride several times on the 100 year old carousel and spent a small fortune on frozen custards. The good part about only seeing small sections at a time is that you can go home and make it your school subjects for the week. Inventions and inventors. Very cool.
"Now, when the apostles, who were in Jerusalem, had heard that Samaria had
received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John. Who, when they
were come, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost. For he
was not as yet come upon any of them: but they were only baptized in the
Name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands upon them: and they received
the Holy Ghost.
Alexander Paul Christopher and Monica Rose Maria Soledad Torres Acosta received the sacrament of confirmation. They are sealed in the Holy Spirit, their baptism is complete, they are fortified as soldiers of Christ... they are His.
Monica's sponsor; Aunt Kari, Monica, Alex's sponsor; Uncle David, Alex and Bishop Boyea
Here with my children, is one of the best bishops, and two of the most loving, faithful Catholics you will find anywhere. I can hardly describe how blessed we are that these are the adults who ushered Alex and Monica through this sacrament.
I had the privilege of sponsoring our dear, sweet friend, Isabella Frances Cabrini
One last picture because it's so funny. Here is our good friend P., who is the DRE, giving the thumbs up at having successfully processed 43 candidates and their sponsors, 4 altar boys, 2 priests and a deacon and the bishop into Mass. Well done!
How long do you suppose a family can survive on frozen pizza, Ritz crackers and craisins?
You know it's been bad when someone is shocked to find the clothing item they need in their closet, as opposed to praying it's in the dryer load and will be dry on time to get dressed. (Dry clothes are so much more comfortable.) Or when the poor nine week old begins to cry just by being in the vicinity of the car seat. Or when the older kids leave in the morning for an activity and have to pack all three meals to bring with them and changes of clothes for the other activities in their day because they won't be home till late.
Due to popular demand, family life will be returning soon to a home near you.