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Hello, Louis Maxwell!

Louis Maxwell, our first grandchild, was born October 2. Yesterday he received the gift of Baptism. Welcome to our world Louie!

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…

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…

Sing this to the tune of Puttin’ on the Ritz!

My very own Irving Berlin song! Thanks, Bob! Put It on the List By F.R. Duplantier (for Evann) Have you seen the work I do Up and down…

Another wedding!

It’s official — Isabel and Chris are engaged! These two have dated for two years and have known each other forever. We’re planning for a fall wedding. Here…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Dad

Jim Tolhurst 1928-1995 Happy Fathers’ Day!

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dance of the Day Dream

My daughter Isabel is the dancer. My son-in-law-to-be is the videographer/editor. Yes, she really is out in the snow! Just had to share. Dance of the Day Dream…

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…

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…

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…

I’m back!!!

Snow!

Eight to twelve inches! It wasn’t a complete snow day for us, but we did take some breaks for some fun in the snow.

A Christmas card for you!

This year’s Christmas card was illustrated by Max and designed by Ria. We wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Holy New Year!

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…

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,…