Monday, July 14, 2008

Fringspield 08

We just got back last night from an incredible weekend of "cousins and cousins of cousins", dancing, swimming, stories, laughter and of course an absolutely lovely wedding.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Airport Detour

On the way to ChesterCon. Guess who we got to meet!

Happy 4th

Thursday, July 03, 2008


There has recently been something of a ballroom dancing revival in our homeschool group (hurrah!), and so my cousin and I have been dancing lately, but this is us about 10 years ago!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Feast Day

Today is the feast day of Blessed Junipero Serra, founder of the renowned California Missions. We were delighted to be able to visit ten of those missions while in California in May, it was awesome! My three favorite of those were (and still are):

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission Santa Inez

A quiet, charming place with an incredible view, lovely grounds and a beautiful church. Located more in the country than most of the other Missions, it's a great place to imagine yourself back into the time of it's founding.

Mission San Carlos Borromeo better known as Carmel was absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorite parts was the little side chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Bethlehem in which Pope John Paul II once prayed!

This woefully inadaquate summary of some of the most beautful missions will have to do for now. Stay tuned for ChesterCon, the Love2Learn gathering and hopefully more regarding our California trip.