Who's Who!


I'm a Catholic wife, mother, writer, and a really, really slow runner.  

To learn more head over to my About Me page.


He's my Massachusetts born and raised husband.  After he finished his Master's in Theology we moved across the country (twice) so that he could attend Law School.  When he isn't working long hours, he cheers for all the New England teams and didn't appreciate my jokes about any of those teams losing when we first met (I have since learned that the possibility of the Red Sox losing is not a joking matter).

(aka Sadie Kate)

Our nine year old ballerina, she loves dancing, riding horses, and leading the pack of kids running around the back yard.  She is voracious reader, an amazing story teller, and the greatest big sister.  She has dreamed of being a nun since she was three and still talks about it frequently today.  Her favorite subject in school is religion.  And sometimes I wonder how I gave birth to such an extroverted kid.

Margaret Rose
(aka Maggie, Mae Bae, Mae)
Because when you have a big sister, there's a good chance that she's going to give you a whole bunch of nicknames...

Maggie is seven (!) and is constantly on the go.  She loves mermaids and has never met an adventure that she wasn't ready to meet head on.  She is a master escape artist and I'm convinced that someday she'll test out security systems to expose their weaknesses.  She is an expert at destroying locks. 


Patch turns five in November.  He's a proud big brother and he always knows what's going on with any given member of the family at any given time.  He alerts me into any "adventures" Maggie's getting into and is constantly following Sadie around the house calling her "Sadie Kate."  He and "Jamsey" are also pretty inseparable.

(Grumpy Baby, Jamsey)

James will be three in October.  He is incredibly sweet and easy going, although he does have a reputation for grumpiness since he makes the funniest faces whenever my phone is pointed in his general direction.  He loves running around with his brother and sisters and giving Tessie kisses.  He does not love it when Tony the Chihuahua steals food out of his hands.  Sometimes it's tough being tiny.

Mary-Therese Philomena
(aka "Tessie")

Tessie is determined to keep up with her big brothers and sisters, which can be a little tough since she's only one year old.  She loves cuddling the chihuhua, spicy foods, and anything with garlic.


A tiny chihuahua who is afraid of just about everything other than our family.


The brave hunter that saved us from the mouse invasion of the winter of 2013.  While now retired from hunting (since our new house doesn't have a mouse infestation) he spends his nights bossing around the dogs and yowling.


  1. Why is Paul holding a possum in that picture???

    1. We were visiting a petting zoo in Oregon! Although whenever I look at it I think that the opossum's eyes look none too happy about being held!

  2. I know this is kind of an odd question, but I was looking around your blog, noticing that you were head coverings to Mass. Do you attend Latin Mass? (You usually don't find head coverings in English Mass!)

  3. Hi Marian, I don't think it's an odd question at all. Right now we attend the ordinary form and I do cover at it (although I usually don't wear a chapel veil, just because Mae is so grabby and would yank it, comb and all, off my head). We had attended the EF for a long time, but our littlest is allergic to incense and the local EF is in the crypt of the cathedral with a super low roof... so that was the end of the EF for us for the time being!

  4. What are your thoughts on skirt wearing?

  5. You are a very sweet and touching family!

  6. Love this but...aren't you missing one, here? :0)

  7. When in November is Patch's birthday? Mine is the 7th


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