The Big 18

The Big 18

Last week a very momentous milestone was reached in the Heidmann family.  Megan Olivia reached voting age! In lieu of a party on her actual birthday, Paul took the family out for dinner to Westgate Which Wich (which, if you haven’t been there, has DA BEST sandwiches EVAHH!). The real party, however, came on Friday.(…)

A Multiplicity of Celebrations

A Multiplicity of Celebrations

This past weekend was busy in some unusual ways.  For Paul it was, perhaps, busiest of all, as he had to take a flying trip up to the ranch after work on Thursday for a Friday morning meeting of the Carrizo Ranch Association.  Apparently it was a good, cordial and productive meeting, with little of(…)

The 4th

The 4th

Despite the preponderance of negativity about our country and its citizens everywhere I looked on the internet yesterday, our family was able to enjoy a pleasant interlude as we gathered at Paul’s brother Jon’s house for food, fellowship, firecrackers, face-painting and fun.  Squealing children, the snap of poppers, the crackling of sparklers, plus loads of(…)

I Wear My Sunglasses…

I Wear My Sunglasses…

“Take a picher of me!” Who am I to say no? But then… the sunglasses… the smolder… the smirk… oh my. He’s too much!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

This week I have been sitting in my recliner chair in the living room most of the time, and it has given me the opportunity to contemplate my surroundings, including in particular, one piece of my own artwork that hangs on the living room wall.  A long time ago, I did several reproductions in pastel(…)

It’s been a long week … and a half

It’s been a long week … and a half

I will try to hit the highlights that have happened since the crash: On Wednesday I got to tow the van to a neighborhood body shop.  Driving lead car to a place I’d never been and whose address my husband did not remember (and which of course does not have a website one can simply(…)

Boom! Smash! Oww! (Whoops!)

Boom! Smash! Oww! (Whoops!)

It should have been easy-peasy; a walk in the park; a piece of cake – take your pick, any metaphor will do. Mom had a check up downtown at her doctor’s office this afternoon, and since I was working on some school with the kids, I let Laurent play chauffeur for the trip.  I made(…)

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

This week started with such promise and joy – Pentecost Sunday, a high point of the liturgical year, was made even more magnificent as we saw from afar that our pilgrims in Rome were celebrating the day in St. Peter’s with the Pope.   Then there was the anticipation of and finally the homecoming of(…)

Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014

  “And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled(…)

Pentecost Sunday With The Pope

Pentecost Sunday With The Pope

I have thus far successfully restrained myself from posting here any of the Rome photos from the Ss. Simon and Jude Youth Group Facebook page, because I know how wonderful Laurent’s own pics will be when she returns — but today I can’t hold back! Our pilgrims received such a great blessing, with the aid(…)