Amidst all the other things going on I almost skipped mentioning a milestone.


Finally, some good news!

Look at that! I got 500 (501) followers!

Thank you Worspress’ers.

I appreciate each and every one of you.  But especially tonight I appreciate blogger WhatAreYouWritingABook.  He was the 500th.

Thank you and let’s aim for 1,000.

Finally Back at Work

Today at work, I went to start class with a prayer.  I opened the Missal to the last place I had the ribbon…

That’s a prayer answered.

And I think we’re ready to get back to life.

Thanks for following along.

Finally Home

Here was another milestone from our drive.  Crossing the Mississippi at Memphis.

After that speeding ticket in Virginia (only my second ever) I set the cruise control.  This just seemed to make the drive longer.

But we made it home.

Thanks be to God.

Still Driving…

On the journey home I let my wife drive for a bit.

Our daughter convinced me to recline my seat so she could “massage my head”.  Oh these kids.

No big stops today, just get us to the hotel in time for the wife to watch Downton.

Oh, and this was my brother’s 52nd birthday.

Coming Home

It’s time to get back on the road.  Hopefully, my post-posted posts told the story well.

Saturday was the day to head back to Texas.  The world goes on and jobs call us back.

Road trips have always held great pride of place for us, kids.

Let’s make the most of it.

Let’s find fun places to eat!


Coming Back

What a week it’s been…

One week ago today my brother died.

I posted last on my long drive back to our homeland (NJ).  For those who’ve been wondering where I am, wonder no more.  I intend to spend part of my drive-time back across the country catching up and writing all about it.

The posts will be dated to the original dates.

Please continue to pray for our family.

Thank you!

The Repast


I’m trying, friends.  I’m trying to detail what this week has been but it’s hard.  Kids, I want you to remember this.  God gave us a beautiful family.  And the hallmark of any family is faith.

Faith and canolis!

The picture above is of some of the wonderful treats we enjoyed at your uncle’s repast.

So many of our family and friends came.  It was beautiful.

Essentially, we ate.  A lot.  And then we ate the next day.

And after we ate, children, we took a moment to try to have fun.

We had a snowball fight!

And I think that’s all I can write for now.