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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