Sunday, June 7, 2015


Thankful so very Thankful for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Today, we celebrated Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
I have to say, that the number one reason I choose to be Catholic
and love my faith so much, is
Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
My words are not even doing Him justice.
My words are inadequate for this Great Sacrament.

I'll let the Bible do the talking here.
 Read John Chapter 6
Jesus says 6 times,
we must eat His Body and Drink His Blood.
6 Times.
He knew His words needed to be clear.
Many people walked away,
he was very clear, he did not change his words.
He did NOT beg them to come back.
He said His words clearly.
6 times.

He did NOT say, "Wait! It's only a symbol"
This is what He said--here's John Chapter 6:
47 In all truth I tell you, everyone who believes has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate manna in the desert and they are dead;
50 but this is the bread which comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die.
51 I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.'
52 Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?'
53 Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
54 Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise that person up on the last day.
55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person.
57 As the living Father sent me and I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will also draw life from me.
58 This is the bread which has come down from heaven; it is not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.

How can a person actually argue with that?
His words are very clear.
So very Thankful especially on this feasts day of Corpus Christi,
for the Eucharist.
Thankful I was blessed to be able to go to a Eucharistic Conference
this past weekend.
It was awesome.

Thankful for my new 9 year old!
OH, she is my "little love girl" as I call her!
So full of love and hugs and kisses.
She's warm and loving and does not have a mean thought or bone in her!
She wanted a "roller skating" birthday
so we got her some roller blades!
 She went skating with a close friend at the same skating rink
I went to when I was a kid.
Same carpet too, can you tell?
 The girls had a blast!

 And now they have these great walkers for little skaters!
Talk about cool!
 Now, how cute is she?
Pretty sure these are also the same skates they had 35 years ago. 

 Her birthday is June 1
and usually the iris's are blooming, this year they were just about to open up!
(they did the next day)
Thankful for Iris's.
(not sure if Arizona will have them or not)

We've had a lot of rainy days lately.
When it's raining or snowing,
I always want to bake.
Thankful I now have a baker.
And she LOVES to bake.

 Thankful for sweet 5 year olds with curls.
(humidity is good for those curls)
Oh, my gosh.
What's not to be Thankful with these two?
 Thankful for warm park days
 new roller blades
and ice cream trucks!!
Can you believe we have an ice cream truck in Minnesota?

If you listen carefully, you can hear me tell the kids "no".
Who brings money to the park?

 Thankful for Fruit by the Foot.
 Sometimes you just have to get fun food like that.
 They loved it.
Thankful again.
Thankful for dandelion blowers
and sleepy 3 year olds!
(she was doing ABC Mouse here and he got bored watching I guess)
Thankful these 2 are still little and love each other
and are closest friends.
 Thankful for my awesome neighbor Jeanne and the CUTEST grandchild.
That she shares with us when he visits!
 Thankful for summer swinging...
 and this may just look like normal woods to you...
 but inside,
you'll find a fort filled with fun outdoor "food"
and flower arrangements.

Doesn't this bring  you back to childhood?
Thankful for childhood and all that comes with it.
 Thankful for last piano recitals.
The oldest 2 have been in piano for 8 years.
They are really talented and I love music in our home!
(my 9 year old has been doing it for 2 years)
 Mary here is our teacher and she is amazing.
We will miss her dearly

Thankful I just know our home will sell...
we've had a quiet past 2 weeks, but I know the right family is out there.


  1. Jamie...your faith is so inspiring.
    Thank you for that.
    Our littles are so similar!
    Baking and ABC Mouse and dandelion blowing and wishing...
    My wish for you is that your beautiful house finds itself a new family, and your dream comes true quickly. : )
    Happy week, my friend! : )

  2. Ah, this was a good one! All of them are good but I liked this one especially. :-) I have two complaints: WE don't have ice cream trucks out here--no fair! So fun you guys still have them!! It makes me want to start up an ice cream business just to bring that simple fun stuff back.

    And roller skate walkers! We didn't have those when I was a kid, I just had to hang on to the wall, haha!

    I love to see your little Sim and Bridget together; they remind me of my two littles, Hery and Anna. They're the same ages as your two kids. Me and Dennis keep saying to each other, What will Henry do when Anna goes to Kindergarten next year? (She is five and a half but was is one of those winter baby kids so she had to wait until next year.) Anyway, he will be lost without her.

    Praying your house sells quickly--I know how hard the waiting can be! Take advantage of the quiet!

  3. Your kids are getting so big. That picture with the piano ...they look so big!! They will forever be little in my mind...same with your daughter turning 9. I remember seeing you at mass in st. stephen and rubbing your belly...sweet dark haired baby. Time is flying by so fast.

    Love the sweet siblings.

    Love the picture of blowing dandelions. Just so cute when they are little. They don't like to do that stuff when they are big.

    The house will sell. Praying for you.

    Enjoy 90's tomorrow!!! Thankful for A/C!

  4. Loved all those Bible quotes!!

    Happy birthday to your little love girl! May she have abundant blessings throughout the year!


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