Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

Texas, Our Texas
March 9, 2012, 5:23 pm
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First of all……..WHOA. Overnight, this lil’ blog went from receiving 100 hits on an average day to 12,000! Welcome, new followers. And thanks to all the lovely pinners who have been pinning my posts! 10 Books You Must Read to Your Daughter (Or How to Keep Your Daughter from Ending Up Like that Horrid Girl in Twilight) has been viewed thousands of times and I am loving the wonderful conversation and suggestions that you all have generated in the comments. There are so many books that I haven’t read or didn’t think to include. Fun!

If you’re new to Carrots for Michaelmas, welcome and here’s a little introduction to who I am what I’m about.

Things have been quiet around here for the past week because we are visiting Texas, where we went to college, for my dearest friend Eleanor’s wedding tomorrow.

I was seriously dreading the 16 hour drive from FL to TX but, thanks to the prayers of many, it went miraculously well. Benjamin and Lucy were both good as gold for the two days of driving. Our active (understatement of the year) toddler even slept some in the car.

We listening to some of The Hobbit on audiobook and so he has been talking a lot about “Gob-a-lins” and dragons.

And this girl has been so snuggled and loved on during her first big trip. Here she is with the beautiful bride-to-be, her “Aunt” Eleanor, one of the loveliest women I have ever known. So thankful for kindred spirits like her!


Lucy’s wonderful godfather, Luke, took this one of the two of us. I so rarely have pictures with myself in them because I’m usually behind the camera taking an obnoxious number of photos of my kids.

I plan to catch up on blog-related things a bit when we return home next week. I’ve had a few requests for our conversion story, our journey to Catholicism, and I’m going to try to respond to some of the wonderful comments I’ve received this week.

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Dear Alexann fb-introduced us (I, her mama friend from SF) and I pinned your books list to Pinterest… I hope that’s been a big boon to your readership! 🙂
I am clearly not the only one who very much enjoys your thoughts, lists, and family-adventures in liturgy.

Comment by Chef, Interrupted (Laura)

Alexann is the best and thanks so much for pinning! I just subscribed to your blog. Here’s to food!

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

Love your bangs! : )

Comment by ohblessyourheart

Thanks, Mary Susan!

Comment by carrotsformichaelmas

Hey-just wanted to say hi, I also just found your blog! Boy that’s a pretty darn good weekend for your blog, eh! I was super excited to find a great link to a…wait for it….Catholic Mom Blog for a change! I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog, I thought I was pretty adept to the Catholic Blog world. Anyways, just wanted to say that I really like your blog and can relate to most everything, and I really like your writing. Keep up the great work!

Comment by christy

Thanks so much for the sweet words, Christy! I’m glad you dropped by:)

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