november

month at a glance… hosted Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Spurlock, along with my parents, for a very elegant dinner here {used my “family” china, the set of Haviland Blue Garland inherited from my great-grandmother}… thrilled to have a chance to honor the new couple in our home!! And SO proud of my husband for opting […]

wedding week {Julianna}

So. My sister Julianna got married last week. {!!} Still somewhat hard to believe. She and her husband, my brother-in-law Joshua Spurlock, are honeymooning in the city of love this week… and once they return, there will officially be two of us in what is becoming a select group of married Squicciarini girls who live […]

fall is here

{two} Weeks at a glance: celebrated Simchat Torah by reading the entire Torah in one evening {1 hour, 3 mins!} with our wonderful community! {for a fantastic review, check out this post} continued Passion & Purity with Mary and the Matthews Bible study with my Matthews ladies {!} attended a bachelorette party for Julianna {BY […]

a Sukkot to remember

Sophia is starting to test our authority! She has become more willful in the last few weeks, wanting to grab things and shrieking loudly when she cannot have something. Yikes. Greg is determined that we will train her to be a calm and obedient child. It is hard to be firm with such an adorable […]

starting a new year

We’ve reached half a year! Sophia was 6 months old yesterday. Wonder if I’ll be so meticulous in tracking small milestones with future children… {grin} So, an update. Sophia Ruth is a little over 13lbs… she is about 2′ tall, with soft light brown hair and big blue eyes. I think she looks like a […]

more reasons to smile

Awhile ago I read a post on Crysta Bobylev’s blog {Shalom in the Home} that I’ve been wanting to share. Today I went back to reread it and find the link to share it here. Crysta wrote a beautiful post called “Stealing Away,” drawing a comparison between nursing {special time with my baby} and the […]