~Maria

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A Winter Daybook Pssst.  Remember me?! I really didn’t intend to take such a hiatus but when this site was hacked into I was forced to shut it down for a while.  One thing led to another and the next thing I knew, nearly 2 years have passed!  Rather than hash out the last 2 years

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So, it turns out this gluten-free thing is not so bad after all.  I never dreamed I’d say those words, having grown up on bread and pasta! The benefits have been so great for us that it’s hard to deny its worth.  We started cutting gluten for Lilly in early September and these past 6

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The Man of OHH recently wrote for a local blog. Check it out!  I think he’s kind of a big deal, but I may be biased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What can a first year player draft teach us about our faith? For many sports fans, predicting who will be the next super star athlete has become a

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It’s not for lack of trying, that’s for sure.  As much as I love to write, my life seems to have other plans right now. So if you’re wondering what’s been going on, here are the top 10 reasons why OHH has been so quiet lately: 1.  Diaconate:  The word is getting out so I

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I am so excited to see what this year has in store for us.  The kids actually told me the other day that they are looking forward and ready to start lessons!  That does a mama’s heart good. Overall, we are continuing with a lot of the same things we used last year, with a

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A little Aerosmith reference for you rockers out there. I know, I know, it’s been a really long time since I wrote.  I won’t even attempt to catch up on all that has happened since my last post. This morning I found myself with some time to clean off the memory card from the camera

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This past August, 2013, I helped to facilitate the second Christ Renews His Parish retreat at our church.  Without disclosing any of the beautiful gifts that are a part of the experience, I feel like it is time to share a gift that I was personally given during that weekend.  It was my very own

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Seeing:   Open books:  Family:  The Burgess Animal Book, Mark:  33 Days to Morning Glory,  Maria:  Signs of Life & Finding True Happiness,  Toby:  Island of the Blue Dolphins, Lilly:  Little House in the Big Woods. Listening to:  The wind blowing the stink off of winter and hopefully blowing in some spring! Intentions:  A cousin gone too soon, an

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Just one word.  A word to discover, to pray on, to strive toward, to learn from in the months to come.   Our word for 2014:  Solitude  Lest we think of solitude as a lonely place to be, we prefer to think of it the way a Carmalite Sister from LA so nicely put it, “Solitude

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Today you are in for a treat!  If you are still around after all these years of reading ramblings from yours truly, you may be extra thrilled to know that the dawn of a new era is upon us.  My dear sweet hunk of burning love husband has finally agreed to write a little something