Friday, February 17, 2017

Making homemade fettucini

The girls were so surprised at how homemade pasta is something we can easily do, even if we couldn't quite locate where my antique pasta machine has been stored since the last move. The recipe couldn't be easier: one cup of flour to one egg and little bits of water as needed. The dough is hard and we used the rolling pin and a sharp knife for cutting the strips--and then got creative to hang it to dry until it was time to cook. The result was very positive, as they both exclaimed: "Wow, it tastes like noodles too!"






Thursday, February 16, 2017

Life at the Parish

The three of us spend a lot of time at church on Wednesdays. Number Six helps accompany the children's choir. Number Seven and I both teach CCD, we attend mass and enjoy the parish dinner, followed by choir practice. After choir Number Seven has Youth Group, and I sometimes have Bible Study. We are ready for bed when we arrive home!


Starbucks breaks are common on Wednesdays. This time it was a gift from Tia Tete!

Gift for CCD teachers-- so cute!

Morning Mass with Number Six




My English class keeps going on Tuesdays, and we had lots of laughs talking about family traditions

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Saint Valentine Coloring Page

I love this image of Saint Valentine so much, so I made a coloring page got my kids--and they each got a color copy I ordered from the local one-hour photo place. We hung them on the hallway! I took photos of some of them.










Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day art project at coop

I love getting back to teaching art at the small homeschool coop at the parish! I used Number Two's lovely custom bouquet as a still life when we finished work on a color wheel.










Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekend at church

Number Two's flowers spent the weekend by the Blessed Virgin--with prayers for our family!

Number Six played the organ for the first time at mass!