Your story about picking St. Alice as your patroness was so cute! I loved it. =] It also reminded me of how I picked my Confirmation saint, St. Francis of Assisi. I thought he was a woman when I picked him (whoops...) and picked him just because he's the patron saint of nature and animals. Much like you and St. Alice, I have grown to know and love St. Francis in so many ways; the more I learn, the more amazed by him I become. Oh, how God works in mysterious (/embarrassing) ways. Pax et bonum!
This story is fabulous. Proof that God works even through idiotic middle schoolers. :)