Tag: family

Isabel needs your vote!

Okay, blogger friends, my daughter has made it into the top ten in the Radio City Rockettes’ Jump the Line contest. If you are on Facebook, we would very much appreciate your vote. You can vote once each day through April 21. The winner gets to “jump” to the front of the Rockette audition line…

My Mom gets Order of St. Louis IX Medallion

On May 5, Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond will award the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion to my Mom at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. The Order of St. Louis IX award was established in the New Orleans Archdiocese more than 40 years ago to honor those members of the laity who have contributed their…

Sealed with the Spirit

Yesterday was Crozet’s Confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.He chose “Joseph” as his Confirmation name, and his Knights of Columbus Squires leader as his sponsor. From my seat I had a beautiful view of the Pentecost mosaic on the ceiling of the left transept. Crozet was confirmed by Bishop Rice, but we have a…

Rockette Invitational for Isabel

An exciting email came today: Dear Isabel,
 Congratulations! You have been accepted to attend the 2012 Rockette Summer Intensive Invitational Week at Radio City Music Hall. The Rockettes are excited to offer you this unique opportunity to train at the highest level of the Rockettes’ dance technique. Congrats, Iz! This will be Isabel’s third year…

We had a Wedding!

Yep! Our oldest was married on 11-11-11 at Little Flower Catholic Church: It was a beautiful day in every way: The reception was a blast, and having your pic taken on the moon was a big hit. Here are my kids: Me and my husband: And the newlyweds: Yes, the reception was at a roller…

Meet a Rockette teaching assistant!

That’s what Isabel will be next summer at the 2012 Rockette Summer Intensive in New York City! This year’s intensive went very well for her. This was her second year and she received a full merit scholarship. Next spring she will audition for the actual Rockettes and has been invited to serve as a teaching…

Go, Cro: MO Squires’ bursar

This weekend was the annual Missouri State Columbian Squires & Columbian Girls meeting. In addition to business meetings the Squires & Girls enjoyed swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, putting, archery, ziplines, Holy Mass, and more. Congrats to Crozet (far left) for being voted Bursar for the Missouri State Columbian Squires for the coming year!

Congrats to Cro, our 8th Grade Grad!

Today the St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association held its closing Mass for the 2010-2011 academic year. Mass was followed by a reception honoring our 8th grade and high school graduates. Recognition was given to First Communicants and Confirmandi as well. This year we had 13 8th grade grads and 15 high school grads. Congrats to…

Friday Field Trip: Cinema at Citygarden

Cinema at Citygarden, organized by Cinema St. Louis, is a juried film competition open to St. Louis-area filmmakers. Participants created short works that incorporated Nature as a key element. The three winning films debuted today on Citygarden’s video wall. We’re very excited that the first-place award went to “Nature’s Variation,” directed by my future son-in-law…

Be Worthy, Squire

This past Sunday, Crozet attended his very first Columbian Squires meeting. The Squires are the boys’ youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. According to section II, Article II of the Laws and Rules of the Columbian Squires, the Columbian Squires program strives to provide: . . . the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical…

Vote for Max’s tee shirt art!

Max has entered her original artwork in the Threadless tee shirt contest. Help this design get printed on Threadless by scoring it. If Max’s design is chosen to be printed she will get $2,500 in cash and prizes. Help spread the word and give Max a 5!

Congrats, Isabel!

This email just arrived: Dear Isabel, Congratulations! You have received one of our 10 full tuition scholarships to the 2011 Rockette Summer Intensive! Woo Hoo! Congrats, Iz!

RIP Jane Russell

In 2001 we had an opportunity to meet and talk with Jane Russell. As we waited, we wondered if we would recognize her. We had seen lots of her old movies with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes being one of our favorites. Well, when she walked in the room, there was no mistaking that it was her.…

Wedding plans

Back in November, I happily announced that my oldest daughter was getting married. Many plans are in progress and some decisions have been made. This is the beautiful Little Flower Catholc Church where Ria and Chad will be married on 11-11-2011.

Appreciate & enjoy

The theme for this week’s Helpful Homeschool Hints is learning to appreciate time spent with your children. Last week, after have been away for several days, I decided we would play hookey from our Friday homeschool co-op. It was a lazy day at home that included sledding at a nearby park. What do you think…

Backstage at the Nutcracker

Here are the Joffrey Nutcracker at the Fox party scene kids from cast A. They gave three wonderful performances! As you can see, Audrey was very pleased with her little blue sailor suit. It was an incredible experience for everyone.

Nutcracker opening night!

It’s opening night for the Joffrey’s Nutcracker at the Fox! Here is our party boy just before leaving for the theatre. If you are attending tonight, Saturday night, or the Sunday matinee, Audrey is the party boy in the blue sailor suit. These fun Nutcracker facts came in an email from Dance St. Louis today:…