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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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The new year is here and we are so excited! There is so much to look forward to – there are months and seasons Peter has never experienced (out of the womb, of course). The milestone of a first birthday, the people we will meet, the places we will go, the experiences we will have – we plan on making every moment special, and every moment count in 2017!

There are many things to be thankful for in this past year, but we are also thankful for a new start. We are striving to always become better versions of ourselves, always inventing, reinventing, and learning new things. It is important to reflect and reassess our lives, and to yearn for something more. Something greater. As we begin this year like so many others, our hands are open and our hearts are full of hope, ready for the graces that await us.

Mike’s 2017 Resolutions

  • Finish PhD by August
  • Learn the violin
  • Become migraine-free
  • Lose weight

Claire’s 2017 Resolutions

  • Improve in calligraphy writing
  • Learn Italian
  • Wear more color
  • Run in a race
  • Take time for myself one day a month
  • Sign up for swimming classes with Peter

Family 2017 Resolutions

  • Arrive to events early
  • Save!
  • Say our family prayers together after dinner
  • Attend Mass daily
  • Reach our business goals
  • Take a class together

– M & C

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