Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, October 24, 2011


52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations,  
the extraordinary and mundane -- 
whatever is unique to the week. 
Join me if you like.

 The feast of St. Therese and some lovely mini roses.

 Cream Puffs (French dessert) to celebrate St. Therese of Lisieux.

 My little drummer boy. Whenever I go downstairs he stops playing, so I had to hold the camera just around the corner on the steps to get a shot of him playing.

 A rosary cake (pan of brownies) to celebrate the feast of the Holy Rosary.

My view for a few days after vein surgery -- and that lovely compression stocking. A far as surgeries go, it wasn't too bad -- a good reason to have to sit with one's feet up.

 The view from the living room sofa with my feet up -- a gorgeous October sky out there.

 My little student has been a little goosey these days -- playing with a pink slinky during a spelling quiz.

 Faith and I are reading and coloring this book about Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. I shared with Faith that I have a medal on my rosary that touched the chair that Our Blessed Mother sat in when she appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure.

 Noah and his Homecoming date -- this past Saturday evening. Her name is Melissa, and she is my height, which shows how much taller my son is than I.

 The infamous limo ride. ;-)

My almost-22-year-old son, Geoffrey, came home for his birthday dinner yesterday. He turns 22 on Wednesday. Impossible to believe!

If you want to join me in 52 Weeks of Photos, just leave a comment in the com box and I'll come and visit. Thanks.


  1. Great photos! That compression sock looks uncomfortable. AND itchy!

    You must be short or your son is very very tall! I always thought you were taller.

    Happy Birthday to your son. They sure grow up fast.

  2. Christine, I am five feet five inches. My son is six feet and one half inch. He's 15 yo!

  3. If you're 5'5" you're tall. Enough said. My nieces and nephews know that once they prove they're taller than I am, I hate to stand next to them (it's a joke between us. My 11-year-old nephew is already taller than me!)

    I'm guessing your son will still have more growing to do!

    Hope all surrounding that homecoming dance went well. We've got back to back homecoming weekends coming up here. Yikes.

  4. Love all the pics, Barbara...except that drat compression stocking. Hope your days with that thing are very short lived! You are tall compared to me...I am 5'1" and now the official shorty in our family - Sweetpea passed me up this summer. Happy Birthday to you handsome Geoffrey. His hair is so neat! My oldest has decided to let his hair grow...sigh...along with a mustache and some chin hair. He looks like a "real" computer programmer nerd, oh yes. :)

  5. Ha ha, Cheryl, my college-student son keeps his hair neat but has some chin hair going. No mustache though. Yes, he looks like a programmer nerd too, and that's exactly what he's studying.

  6. Good morning, Barbara! Hope that stocking goes soon, if it hasn't yet. I'm 5'7", and I'm towered-over by our middle and youngest sons. The oldest, however, is about your height. I wonder how tall Faith will be? (Cute photo of her.) Praying for your complete recovery --- and energy! You are one busy mom.

  7. Oh Barb, I can't tell you how happy I am that I DON'T have another Homecoming this weekend. Prayers for your patience and fortitude!

  8. Cheryl, I laughed out loud when I read your quote because after I picked Geoffrey up on Sunday I sent him to get a haircut -- the only place around that was open. His hair was at least four inches longer! My mother threatened to cut it if he showed up to dinner with it. He does look so much cuter. I told him there are probably a few girls in his classes who will say to themselves, "Hey, there is a new cute boy in my class!"

  9. Rosemary, my oldest is "the runt" too!

  10. Barbara, I appreciate those prayers. Remember, it's my DAUGHTER going to those 2 Homecoming dances!

  11. Hi Barbara, I hope you are feeling better. I'm still keeping you in prayer. I linked up; it has been so long since I've had a chance to go through my pictures. Here is the link:

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