Stories -1- The Snowman We limit Ladybug's television time to less than an hour a day except for Sunday, which is movie day. She is a fan of "the fish movie" (Finding Little Nemo) and "the jungle one" (The Jungle Book). We have now watched these movies many, many, many, many times and really, she only stays interested for the first 30-45 minutes. We were all ready to try … [Read more...] about Stories, Signs, Rosaries, and Yogurt – 7QT
Growing up I often looked at being Catholic as a "to do list" or a penance. Tales of Catholic guilt and nuns with rulers were predominant themes in my knowledge of my faith. This book focuses on the joy of being Catholic and encourages us to recognize that there is cause for celebration in a love so great that Jesus died for us on the cross. One of the earliest chapters in … [Read more...] about The Feasts – How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina
Ladybug loves collecting items outside; leaves, rocks, sticks, etc. Nature based scavenger hunts are one of her favorite activities! Autumn brought the opportunity to gather acorns. Fall came quickly in TN this year and many of the acorns had already developed beyond their "prime" and started to separate from their caps. Ladybug had a blast filling her bucket with acorns … [Read more...] about Toddler Inspired Acorn Wreath
I'm linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary today. If you haven't picked up her book: Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It! I encourage you to do so. This may honestly be the first entertaining conversion story that I have ever read :) — 1 — Stepping Outside to Pray Although outdoor sacraments are often frowned upon in … [Read more...] about 7 Quick Takes–Praying Outdoors, Momma Companionship, and Learning From Our Children…and P.S. We have an offer on the house.
Dearest Husband- You are my love and my heart. I truly cannot imagine a more wondrous gift than to raise our family together united in one faith. This year has been a tumultuous one and my faith and trust grows daily in the Lord as I witness your steadfast belief in God. I recognize that not all His and the Church's teachings are easy or comfortable to accept and model. I … [Read more...] about To My Husband on His Confirmation Day