Celebrating Christmas 2021 {Care Packages for Our Troops}

Just before Thanksgiving, we gathered our high school lacrosse players for an uplifting and rewarding afternoon putting together boodle boxes for American troops stationed abroad. We did this project last year with just the class of 2024, and were excited to expand it to include even more of the boys! My dear friend Laurie spear… Read More

A Surprise “Sweet” 16 Christmas Celebration

As November approached, I was after John every day about what he wanted to do to celebrate his sixteenth birthday. He is a pretty social kid and loves hanging with his friends. When he got exasperated one day and threw up his hands saying “I don’t want a party. I can’t even figure out if… Read More

Being Catholic {John’s Sacrament of Confirmation}

On a blustery afternoon at the end of last month, John celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. It was a beautiful and memorable mass, celebrated by our parish priest and Archbishop Hartmayer. Having a pew overflowing with John’s loved ones, particularly after the last eighteen months, was a feeling I will carry with me for a… Read More