Five Daughters: Our daughters are Cecilia Bernadette, Felicity Catherine, Elizabeth Agnes, Teresa Marie and Brigid Lucia. Cecilia turned seven years old in January. She is completing 2nd grade and her favorite subjects are Art, Music and History. Felicity turned five years old last November and is completing Kindergarten. She is everyone's friend and playmate. She is my Pooh. She is doing simple math problems and is learning how to read. She is my petite princess in pink but always the dare devil. She is my Piglet. Elizabeth will turn four in June and loves to dance, do puzzles and play with balls. She is our most ticklish child and always smiling. She is energetic and very playful. She is my Roo. Teresa turned two on Easter Sunday. She is the ultimate trouble-maker from dancing on top of the kitchen table to seeing how many toys fit in the toilet bowl but always trouble with a smile and lots of giggles. She is my Tigger. Brigid was born in early January and is a bit too young for me to discern which Winnie the Pooh character she most resembles but she is a very calm, quiet baby and sleeps very well. So far she most resembles Felicity but I'm sure we will see her own distinct personality emerging more and more.
One Father: James, my husband, and I met in a Catholic chat room in 1996. We went to college together and married on the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 2005 (aka New Years Day). He got his B.A. in Philosophy and his M.A. in Theology both from the University of Dallas. He completed his Licentiate of Sacred Theology and his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Catholic University of America and is teaching there full time. He also does most of the cooking.
One Mother: That would be me, Katherine. I got my B.A. in Philosophy and my M.A. in Theology both from the University of Dallas. I have a wonderful husband and and five beautiful daughters. I have given birth with an epidural twice and naturally three times. I exclusively breastfeed my children until about a year and cosleep in the early months. I stay at home and homeschool. I help support my two eldest girls in their American Heritage Girls troop and will be teaching the three eldest how to swim this summer. I run a home Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium and I do the laundry and the cleaning.
One Domestic Church: We are a family of devout Roman Catholics faithful to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. We practice what we believe daily to the best of our ability and enjoy teaching our children about Jesus, Mary, the Church and the saints. We nourish and are nourished by each other, the Eucharist, God's Grace, and the teachings of our beloved Church.