A few things before we *gasp* leave on vacation

I’m terribly sorry for neglecting you all yesterday! I meant to post and the day just got away from me. If you can believe it, especially after my St. Anne’s Shrine post in which I emphatically declared that traveling with little ones is very low on my list of things that I’m willing to do, I am getting us all ready to go away for a week with my parents, siblings, their spouses, and their kiddos. We leave tomorrow. I know.

We’ve never done anything like this before, but the opportunity to be all together for a whole week — which hasn’t happened in at least … seven years? I think? Maybe longer? was certainly not something to be passed up. My boys will be seeing the ocean for the first time, which we’re all excited about, and hanging out with their cousins (also all boys), which we’re all excited about too. We’re staying in one big house (all twenty of us) that has a washer and dryer and kitchen, so I’m actually not stressing too much about it at all. I feel like I really don’t have to do much more than I had to do for the overnight we did at my mother-in-law’s house last weekend. Maybe a few more clothes? I’ll let you know next week if I was right. 😉

In the meantime, I wanted to assure you that I will have a consultation posted on Monday — WordPress has the handy feature of deciding when posts post, so I’ll write it up before I leave and schedule it to post Monday morning. I don’t know if I’ll have internet access or not — I’m assuming I will, at least occasionally — which only means that I might not be able to approve comments from people who have never commented before, and that I’m not planning any posts for next week.

But I’ll be back with a vengeance after that! Hopefully I’ll have spotted some great names or had some great name conversations (my sisters and sisters-in-law are good like that) that I can tell you about, and there are some upcoming births I’m excited about (Jenny Uebbing I’m looking at you!), and a couple other things I want to blog about, so August will be fun.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! And I’ll leave you with this, which is exactly the kind of thing I thought I’d find when I was writing my middle names article for CatholicMom.com (I didn’t find it though, and Barb only tweeted this to me after my article posted). I’m fascinated by this — have any of you had this experience or know someone who has?



8 thoughts on “A few things before we *gasp* leave on vacation

  1. Have tons of fun on vacation!! I’m sure it will be wonderful! I love going on vacation with my big family and staying in one house!

    As for kids with middle names not getting confirmation names, I’ve never heard of that! When I was being confirmed, we were required to take a name and during our interview before confirmation, we were asked a lot of questions about why we chose our name.

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  2. Have fun! We are doing something similar later next month.

    What a fascinating post on middle names. I have always been a bit bewildered by the practice of middle names, and yet, I would never throw it out. It seems like everyone is a bit bewildered though? Ha! I personally found my MN to be helpful because I have a first name that was very popular for my generation. My middle name, while also very popular for my generation, isn’t commonly paired with “Sarah,” though. It was sometimes the only easy way to differentiate me (except the dreaded “First Name, Last Initial” default.

    I would be pretty upset if I was told having a middle name meant I couldn’t have a Confirmation Saint, though. That said, anyone here ever add their Confirmation Saint name to their legal name even with a middle name? I would love to include Therese in my name, but I feel like it might be too much since I already have a middle name?

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    • Hmm I don’t know of anyone who legally added their Confirmation name after an already existing middle. But, my mom loves to add our Confirmation name/initial to our names/initials when she’s writing it all out … so like when she gives me books she likes to write in the inside cover, “To Katherine Morna Jacinta Towne,” or she puts K.M.J.T. on anything that belongs to me. And my sister always tells people that her name is FirstName MiddleName ConfirmationName LastName. I’d also be interested to know if anyone has added it legally while also having a middle name!


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