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Happy Thanksgiving!

26 Nov

“I was born a weak, defenseless child, but Thine angel spread his wings over my cradle to defend me. From birth until now Thy love has illumined my path, and has wondrously guided me towards the light of eternity; from birth until now the generous gifts of Thy providence have been marvelously showered upon me. I give Thee thanks, with all who have come to know Thee, who call upon Thy name.” – Akathist of Thanksgiving

We had (and are still having) a beautiful Thanksgiving.  Matthew slept in, I got a nap in, we watched a little of the Thanksgiving parade, and we went to the refectory for our community Thanksgiving. The food was excellent (I love potlucks!), the company was better, but I sure missed my mom’s sage dressing! I pray that you all had a wonderful day, and took the time to think about your thanksgivings.  When we’re thankful for something, we ought to be thankful to Someone.  It is not by accident or coincidence that we are blessed, but by the grace of our God.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Watching her first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (for about five minutes)



Not such a great picture of the July Five



Rock Band in the Basement



Fall Festival

31 Oct

Tonight was the Fall Festival here at Nashotah House.  We had a blast!  Adeline did beautifully in her costume, surprisingly enough!  Enjoy some pictures.


Practicing with her hair after Mama altered it.


Helping Mama make treats for the party.


Our witch hat cookies


Treats for the kiddos


Princess Leia!


The party


The pumpkin Adeline colored

Nashotah House Five Party (Minus Two)

1 Aug

Today we had a group party to celebrate the July Five’s birthdays.  Unfortunately, Margaret and Aidan were not present as they are out galavanting around the South.  We missed them very much and cannot wait to see them when they return.

But anyhow, the show must go on.  Adeline, Robert, and Emmaline partied on and we all had a blast! Under the leadership of the Kunes, the party went on flawlessly!  Here are a few pictures:





And here are the cakes.  I made the cupcake cake for Adeline.  This was my second draft and I hope to improve upon it some next time.  See how big it is compared to the regular sized cupcakes?  If you’re interested, this is the pan I used.




Yes, you can borrow the pan whenever you would like…any of you.  I plan to get my money’s worth out of this baby!

A Sincere Thank-you

7 Apr

A big thank you to all of you who have sent your well-wishes and assurances of prayer to our community via this blog.  Please know that I have sent your sentiments to the Nashotah House administration so that they know of all the love and support you’ve sent.  Please find an article about the blaze on the Nashotah House website

In our short time  here at the House (only eight months – hard to believe!)  I have seen how far Nashotah House’s community really reaches and this sad event proves it.  The fact that we’ve received over 400 hits in the past four days assures us of the large network of Nashotah House friends who truly care for the mission of the school and the seminarians who study here.  Again, thank-you.

A Prayer for Nashotah House

Bless, O Lord, this House, set apart to the glory of your great name and the benefit of your Holy Church; and grant that your Name may be worshipped here in truth and purity to all generations. Give your grace and wisdom to all the authorities, that they may exercise holy discipline, and be themselves patterns of holiness, simplicity, and self-denial. Bless all who may be trained here; take from them all pride, vanity, and self-conceit, and give them true humility and self-abasement. Enlighten their minds, subdue their wills, purify their hearts, and so penetrate them with your Spirit and fill them with your love, that they may go forth animated with earnest zeal for your glory; and may your ever living Word so dwell within their hearts, that they may speak with that resistless energy of love which shall melt the hearts of sinners to the love of you. Open, O Lord, the hearts and hands of your people, that they may be ready to give and glad to distribute to our necessities. Bless the founders and benefactors of this House, and recompense them with the riches of your everlasting kingdom, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.