7 Quick Takes

The world lost an incredible woman this week to a hit and run driver. I cannot believe such a warm, wonderful person is gone.
"Because I knew you, I have been changed for good." 
Rest in peace Sr. Jackie
Charlie is 7 weeks old. He loves his baths and playing in his activity gym. He is smiling more frequently and has officially outgrown his newborn clothes. Charlie is completely confused by whistling. He enjoys reading books with us in the evenings. We have started a page for the books we read with Charlie. Maybe other new parents would benefit from a list of books that our infant enjoyed. Charlie is the light of our lives. We can't believe how quickly life changes. We wouldn't give this experience up for anything. Yes, we are sleep deprived. Yes, we would like to be able to just go away for a weekend. But, we love our little one more than anything in the world. 
I have been working on blogging more often with more substance. I would love to find opportunities to do more guest posting. I am also looking to increase the exposure of the blog. Any ideas? Let me know!

My brother, the seminarian, made it to Taiwan safely. He is teaching English there for the summer. He is absolutely thrilled to be there and is really enjoying himself. 

His birthday is today (Taiwan time) or Saturday (EST) at 12:02 AM! Happy Birthday! 
James (l) Charlie (r)
Charlie and his friend James went to the Italian festival in town. It was a nice family outing. We even got to see a Rod Stewart impersonator. It was highly entertaining for all. James and his parents will be moving to Austin, TX soon. It is wonderful having friends who understand what it is like to have a little one. We will miss them terribly. Hopefully, they will be back in the tri-state area soon! James' dad got a postdoc position that lasts two years. It will be interesting to see where life takes them. 
We are looking forward to finding more free, family activities in the coming weeks. The summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. There are lots of free concerts and festivals to attend. 


  1. Cute picture of James and Charlie! :) If you are looking to do a guest post, I'd love to have you write one for the Catholic Marriage Series I am doing!

  2. Your little guy is such a cutie!

    As I can attest, memes may not be the classiest way to draw in more traffic, but they definitely help.