Thursday, May 22, 2014


Emily being baptized in 1994

Happy Anniversary to us! Exactly 20 years ago today our family was received into the Catholic Church. There is nothing we’ve ever done that has made such an impact on our lives.

It was Pentecost Sunday, May 22, 1994. To say it was a very special day for our family would be an understatement.

Twenty years ago today our family of six was received into the Catholic Church! Now we are twenty-two! Blessed be God! Best decision ever! We’ve never looked back.


Cindy 16 yrs old being confirmed

Thanks to Fr. Ed Fride of Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan for taking the time to meet with us, prepare us and receive us into Holy Mother Church.

Fr. Ed is still our priest though we are on the road and hardly ever get to our home parish any more — but our kids still go there and all our grandkids. 

Even today at Mass when I hear the words “Body of Christ,” I hold back tears. 


Here we were last summer; added one baby since!

“If the half to come, is half so good as the half behind, here’s hail to the rest of the road” (Sheldon Vanauken)

“We are not the first to cross the Tiber, we won’t be the last – we are in good company!” (me in Crossing the Tiber)