Sunday, December 24, 2017

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

Bartolomé Esteban Perez Murillo, Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1668

Yea Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

A beautiful, blessed Christmas and light-filled new year to all.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Birthday Boy

A few new photos for share in the canine collection for those who enjoy updates on the growing Boxador boy as he grows. A year old on November 27, weighing in (then) at 85 lbs., and still growing!

Dog school:
(Luka in training on the field birthday weekend)

Dog Recess:
The field's for fun too (actually, mostly)

Contemplating his stunning new maturity on the official 1st b-day


A man who takes his Advent season seriously:
Luka and his (gutted - in less than ten minutes) reindeer elf

Hope doggie pics make everyone as holly-jolly as they make me and wishing all a beautiful and blessed holiday season.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pup Parent Affection and Indecision

Giving the raspberry at 23 weeks

At attention at 24 weeks

As a huge fan of art and photography of all sorts and so an equally big fan of Pinterest, I've been adding a photo or two to my Boxador (Boxer/Lab mix) board each week of our newest family member, Luka, as he grows, to share with those other pinners who have a similar board and/or might simply like to pin pup pictures of any kind. On a number of occasions, however, Pinterest seemed to be having some sort of technical difficulty with photos uploaded from a personal computer; whereas pics pinned from a blog or other website work fine. So, I decided to do a blog post to celebrate Luka's six month milestone this past Saturday (weighing in at 54 lbs., for those who'd like to know) so I could pin a picture or two from here. Unfortunately, as an enamored dog mom, I couldn't pick a favorite picture (or two) and so am subjecting any followers to a few more. For those not interested in puppy growth pictures, I apologize, and for those who love any dog picture at all, enjoy!

 The (canine) male model poses, sitting and standing, at 24 weeks

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday

Eternal Father,
I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Your dearly beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion
have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Link to the EWTN Divine Mercy Chaplet page, which also includes links to the background of the devotion  and the novena:

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Victor King, Ever Reigning

Alleluia! He is risen!

The Resurrection, Fra Bartolommeo, 1516

Wishing all a beautiful and blessed Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Agnus Dei, Francisco de Zuburán, 1635-40

Readings for Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

Christ Crucified, Diego Velázquez, 1632

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


a.k.a. Luka's First Pup Portrait

And the real (even more beautiful) Luka, our new Boxer/Lab mix fur boy, when we brought him home at 10 weeks:

and at 17 and, yesterday, 18 weeks:

Thank you, Lord, for our wonderful new family member.