New Paula Abdul Song!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Rules for this meme:
1. When tagged, place the name and URL on your blog.
2. Post rules on your blog.
3. Write 7 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Name 7 of your favorite blogs.
5. Send an email/comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.
1. When I get in the van, I always get a piece of gum. (unless I'm going to Mass) I usually chew Extra Spearmint of peppermint. (1/2 piece only) I always chew sugar-free. I'm always worried about bad breath, always have been.
2. I always brush my teeth after each meal. If I can't, I chew sugar-free gum! (I am positive I don't have cavities because of this gum problem I have) I don't like how my teeth feel after eating and it will bug me until I can brush them.
3. I cannot eat things with a spongy texture, like mushrooms, marshmallows, egg whites & angel food cake. It gives me shivers just typing it.
4. I cry very easily. I cry during every episode of Little House on the Prairie. I even start to choke up in the beginning when they play the music! The kids always look at me to see if I'm crying.
5. I met my husband on a blind date. (I guess that's not "not important" but it's random?)
6. I read a lot of books at once. Currently I am reading Managers of their Homes, My Spirit Rejoices & Honey for a Childs Heart. I do finish them, I just pick up whatever I feel like reading at the time.
7. Once I start a movie, I cannot stop it in the middle. I do not fall asleep, I have to finish it. My hubby is not like this AT ALL. This, I do not understand. If I don't finish it, it will bug me until I finish it. I don't like things undone I guess. The problem is I will almost always say I will stop it half way through, but never can.
Ok, I think every one of my favorite blogs have been tagged, but here's a couple I'm not sure of, Christine you are it! Paula, you are it too! I had lunch with these lovely ladies and some of their children and it was a wonderful day!! I will post pictures later. Paula was teasing me because I'm not sure how to edit the pictures. I always just post them the way they are. I actually don't even know how to attach pictures to an email. I do, however know how to cut and paste now! So...I'm going to mess around with that and try to figure it out! If you are reading this and you have a blog and have not been tagged, haha, you are it too!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
They don't really look like lions, but they are cute, whatever they are!
We made cinnamon muffins and used our leftover frosting from the dragon cake!
Friday, April 25, 2008
I am also reading My Spirit Rejoices the diary of Elisabeth Leseur. Wow, I love this book!!! She is right up there with St Josemaria Escriva, St Francis De Sales and Bishop Sheen. Last night hers is the book I brought with me for inspiration, I guess. (to the chapel) This is the quote that stuck out for me:
"To Bring organization of one's life a strict method, and to deviate from one's rule, once it is established, only for serious reasons of family or charity. To do as well as possible whatever one is doing, not abandoning it for something else without a real need." -Elisabeth Leseur
Now, was that meant for me or what? "To do as well as possible..." Wow! Without a schedule to follow, am I doing as well as possible? Probably not.
We are almost done for the school year. So, I can see how we will need a summer schedule and a school year schedule. Which by the way...in the summer, we love to be outside and not inside on the computer, my blogging might have to slow down a bit. With snow in our MN forecast tonight, (4 inches by morning) not sure I should be worrying about summer yet!
Today we went to noon Mass at our Cathedral in town after music class. It was wonderful and Jedi is planning on counting all his Communions, 1st Communion, 2nd Communion....The priest who usually says the noon Mass, is retired Fr Patrick Riley. He loves children and blesses them and always comments about how he loves their noises...we have lots of that! I thought he was around 70, turns out today is his birthday and he is 90!!! He is very active and think about that, he's probably been a priest for over 60 years!! Amazing! He always gives information on the saint of the day and today was of course, St Mark. We sang the blessing song over him and happy birthday and yes, I cried...I'm such a tearjerker. (thank you Lisa for helping me with the littles, you are the greatest!)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, God bless you all!
Do you ever think about that? Really every person I thought of is not me, therefore, were not good enough in some way. Not that I am the best, but I am the best for these children, my children.
What a gift we have in our motherhood. Only I understand Jedi and all his little things. Only I can comfort Ballerina Rosie or Mary after a nightmare. I am the only one who's hair Babycakes plays with and snuggles with in a special way. Only I know all the little things about each of them.
Picking someone, is something I suppose every person should do "just in case". What if no one is picked? Then what happens to my children? What if only I die, what will my husband do with 4 children? Who will watch them while he is working? I'd still want them homeschooled, how would that happen? So many questions! What a gift to enjoy the present. To enjoy this motherhood. I must be the best I can for these beautiful children, because I am what is best for these children.
I know, I know, don't think about these things! But sometimes, I can't help it. I need to tell myself, Trust in Him, Jesus, I trust in You, Jesus, I trust in You. And I trust that all will be in order if something like that were to happen.
Do you think this way sometimes?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup craisins
1 cup peanuts
1 cup broken pretzels
Mix together and put in clean (new) bird feeder!
Thank you Jessica for the great ideas!
Our nest is a little different than Jessica's, but the kids loved it! We found peanut butter M&M eggs (really cheap on sale) and used pudding in these little cake thingys, oh, and colored coconut.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
the other for my son, who will be making his first Communion this weekend.
I pray that our wonderful Lord keeps his soul and the souls of the other first Communicants as pure and innocent as they are right now. They are full of love and full of pure faith. I will be crying the whole time, I'm sure. Please pray for my intentions, and I will pray for yours!
God bless you all. May He make us all Saints!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
10 THINGS "I'VE GOT THE URGE TO..."
- Go somewhere tropical....
- Take a long nap. (somewhere tropical maybe?)
- Go visit my Grandma in California.
- Cut my hair really short like a boys, someday...when I'm thin.
- Grow my nails long again and take care of them, which would mean I could not clean or do much around here...
- Meet my blog friends in real life!! And sit and visit all day!
- Have twins.
- Plant flowers!
- Plant my garden!
- Have a picnic and lie in the grass and read books and play with the kids all day outside in warm weather. (somewhere tropical maybe?)
This weekend I had the blessing of being this wonderful young lady's Confirmation sponsor! This is Melissa, our old neighbor girl. I cannot say enough good about Melissa. We miss her so much!! The kids love her! She's always so sweet and nice. She (and her mom) introduced me to Pride and Predjudice! We have had a few "girl nights" where we watch a movie and have ice cream or snacks and just talk and have fun. (her, her mom and I) We'll have to do that again this Summer when Tom goes fishing! She is very mature, yet she loves to play with the kids. She was our first babysitter! (We trust very few with our kids)
She has a strong faith in God and it is so refreshing!
Her Confirmation name is Faustina. St Faustina has a special place in my heart, as does Melissa. Thank you Melissa, for choosing me, I will pray for you every day. God Bless you on this special day! (I'm sure she would want me to tell you that that shiny forhead is the blessed oil from being Confirmed, the Bishop was very generous with it) I could just feel the grace around her today.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
These are crescent rolls, a package of 8 made 4 caterpillars, we used chocolate chip eyes, pretzel antennas and pink sprinkles with cinnamon and sugar.
These are nectar sipping drinks...cups with flowers around, the straw is the tongue of the butterflies.
These were hot glued, so basically, they told me the colors and I glued, but they still liked making them together! (pipe cleaners, pom poms, beady eyes and magnets)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I am not going to participate in the WoW anymore...I'm out of jokes...just kidding! I just think I am hard enough on myself, knowing all my failings, I don't need to share that part of my life with the world. I have stayed the same not gained any, but not lost any either. I have not met my goal of exercising 3x this week, knowing for weight loss, I'd need to at least exercise 5x/week. This WoW thing has caused me to pause these past couple weeks though. Pause and think about the disorder in my life. I DO believe God is a God of order. I DO believe He wants us to be orderly.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I love John Cusack for some reason. I think it is his voice in the children's movie Anastasia. Maybe it is that movie, The Sure Thing, which I'm pretty sure I would not like now, but I did at one time! Anyway, the movie is really good. It does show a very unrealistic view of adoption and what happens afterward with the social workers and state people. But it is realistic to show some of the things troubled, waiting children go through. (We had a waiting child, an 11 old girl with us for 6 months about 9 years ago) This movie also starred his sister in real life and in the movie, Joan Cusack. It was fun to see them acting together, I'm sure it was fun for them!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Many people have been asking me about Katie, the woman contemplating abortion. I admit, I was afraid to call my friend to find out for sure. I think I knew in my heart and it was easier to not know and just continue praying for her. Well, my friend T called today. Yes, Katie did have the abortion. Or the "early induction" as Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the Twin City area calls it. They induced her last Tuesday and she delivered a baby boy on Wednesday. (yes, they thought they were having a girl, but they were wrong, makes me wonder what else they were wrong about) Katie named him Brady. Little Brady was only in his mothers womb 18 weeks. The hospitals and doctors are so deceiving making her believe she was not prolonging the inevitable. Making her believe this was some kind of mercy (killing). May God have mercy on anyone in this situation who had anything at all to do with this decision. This is only one woman and her situation, what about all the others? We are a very poor country indeed, very, very poor. Thank you to any of you who prayed for Katie. I know your prayers did not go to waste. God will use them. He will make all things new.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I need my down time though. I am not a person to run, run all the time. Part of my down time is praying and reading. I find it ironic that I have not been able to find the time to read this book, because I am too busy!! So, this week, I am going to try to trim my blog reading. I am picking a few to read every day, just like I used to before starting this blog. The rest I am going to read when I can but not every day. I cannot leave comments everywhere I go, but know I am still reading. I love to comment, I love to talk. But silence is a virtue, and I need more virtues, I need this one! I need some silence in my life in order to hear God. I think we all do. This blog and blog reading have to add to my family in a good way not take away from us. If it takes away, then something needs to be changed. I have to change. There is always something to work on.
Lord, please help me to change those things that need changing. Please help me to work on my vocation as wife & mother. Help me to fulfill this vocation in the way that You want me to. Help me to find that balance that we so desperately need. Lord, Make me a Saint!