Me and Mine ~ May


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Doing the appropriate dances to get everyone looking at the camera.

This month’s photos come to us courtesy of the freezing cold {kidding… sort of…} slightly rainy zoo trip we took way back at the beginning of the month. We might have skipped it, except it was the only free day, and the kids already knew about it, so…. away we went.

{really, this isn’t a complaint, just reality}

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Everyone’s looking! And semi-smiling 🙂


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The bonus: there weren’t so many people!

Other happenings this month: Really, not too many. During the week we’ve been home (doing school and just living life) and on the weekends we usually only make it as far as my parents. We did have a family gathering this past Sunday to celebrate Memorial Day at my brothers.

Still in pretty low-key mode over here. Am keeping this short tonight folks. Had wanted to read a few minutes before I feel asleep. Noting the hour right now, I probably won’t make it, but ah well, there’s always tomorrow. 🙂


An ongoing project to take at least one family picture a month…. even if it’s a cell phone snapshot

The Me and Mine Project

Project 366: Week 21 {143-149}

Week 21 22 May through 28 May {129-135}

143 – Jared and baby bubs at Mass last week
144 – Karl and little bubs just hanging out. It makes me a little sad to think that K won’t be able to hold him much longer, especially since he LOVES it so much.
145 – Kat reading aloud to Great-Grandma Jones. (She’s is town for a few days and spent a morning with us. The kids had a great time hanging out with her. 🙂 )
146 – Bubs just sitting and smiling (to be noted this lasted about three minutes and then it was back to fussing and eating)
147 – Mother’s Day Carnation
148 – Sleeping baby (the only non-blurry photo taken of the day)
149 – First time in the little wading pool today (my camera told me I took 91 photos *makes gasping face*). Johny having a laugh over something.


Real camera photos this week: Uno. (last one)
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My Sunday Best {3}

Happy Monday Afternoon everyone! I did mean to write this yesterday, but I also needed to run to the grocery store before the pharmacy closed to pick up hubby’s medicine. And then it was dinner. Then it was a quick visit to my parents to see my grandparents. Then kids to bed. Then Game of Thrones. Then it was too late to start anything on the computer.

So. Here I am on Monday afternoon with 42 minutes left of nap time to get a post in 🙂

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I promise I’m not pregnant. I guess I’m just in the habit of holding my shirt tight to my belly? Left over baby love for all you folks to see…

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Including him here because he slept on me all during Mass. Really, that wasn’t a bad thing. At least it kept him from trying to wander in, over and around the pews.

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She needed in on the action!
Many thanks to my sister-in-law for her sense of style. She (SIL) gave Kat this dress last year  and she (Kat) very specifically told me a few weeks ago that she wanted to wear a dress with legging-pants and heels (no tights) so she could be like Mimi (SIL)…. And I’m over here still wearing the same $10 skirt I bought at Wal-Mart 15 some odd years ago….


Needing to share some happy news this week (in absolutely no order of importance, just order of occurrence)

My Sister-in-Law (a different one than mentioned above) had her baby! Titus William joined our extended Holloway family on Thursday! Kat asked me if we could go see him… I wish baby girl… Oh how I wish… but Georgia is just too far to jump in the car for a quick visit.

One of my cousins was married on Saturday! Congratulations Judson and Megan, many prayers and blessings as you begin your life together! ❤

My brother Santi graduated with his Bachelors in Engineering yesterday! Congratulations Santi! I know how much work school is when one is living at home with no family responsibilities or full time job, so I can’t imagine working on a degree with a wife, two kids, a house, and multiple jobs…. So happy for you ❤

I was thinking about all these events a few days back, and thought about posting them here on the blog. And was trying to decide if that was something I should do and what would people say if I did (really? maybe I think too much about these things some times). I figured people would probably just say congratulations, but then it isn’t really me that should be getting congratulated, is it??, etc.. (……my mind folks…. just my mind…)

Then it came to me that we are all family, so there is cause for all of us to be congratulated! When one celebrates we all celebrate with them; when one is happy we all are happy for them; when one is sad we’re all sad together with them.
This all reminded me of the first time I realized how connected we as Catholics, and all Christians, are. I was at Daily Mass (how so very grateful I was that day for Daily Mass), and my heart was so heavy (it was when one of my little cousins had cancer and they didn’t think he would make it). So I went specifically to pray for this intention. We were at the prayers of the people (don’t know if that’s the correct term), but there’s a line where the deacon says “… for all the intentions held within the hearts of those gathered” at that moment I wanted to get up and yell at everyone there to “pray for MY intention, please… It is so so important” (Not that other intentions aren’t I just was very emotionally wrapped up in praying for my cousin). But as soon as I yelled in my mind at everyone we all responded “Lord, hear OUR prayer” and I knew in that moment that everyone was praying for my intention and I was praying for all of theirs.
Anyway, it was a very moving and powerful realization, and I felt a little bit of that this weekend when I was reviewing the events of the week and how closely we all are tied together in… life.

Guess Z. is not going to nap, but on the bonus side that means an early bedtime 🙂


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Project 366: Week 19 and 20 {129-142}

Week 19 8 May through 14 May {129-135}

129 – Closing the fence, in heels
130 – My mom and brother go grocery shopping each Monday night (sometimes I join them), this was Nicholas’s first time.
131 – Kiddos went on a walk. These treasures were brought back for me.
132 – Brothers first thing in the morning.
133 – An old pro at this baby holding thing.
134 – 2 months!!!!!
135 – Planting sunflowers with their uncle, everyone needed the sunglasses.

Week 20 15 May through 21 May {136-142}

136 – It was a long morning. He crawled up on the couch next to Jared and fell asleep.
137 – My most recently started book.
138 – First time wearing the GA colors! (This outfit was bought by Jared for Katherine, so all the kids have had their turn to wear it.)
139 – Selfie. Self-Portrait. Same thing, right? (Had to explain what it was for the Art discussion)
140 – All my loves, squished and smiling 🙂
141 – I guess the early morning wake up meant he needed some coffee too…
142 – Visited my brother and his family today, Z. just loved the dog (shown here with my Grandpa).


Real camera photos this week: 1 (that last one with the dog)
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