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Piano Recital!

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Abby,  Mary and their friend Ginny participated in the OMTA Music Festival last weekend.  All three girls did a wonderful job.  They have an awesome piano teacher.  Abby has been taking lessons for nine years,  Mary for four years.    Ginny has been playing for two years now.  It was my privilege to  take all three girls to the festival.

Before the recital:  L to R:  Ginny, Mary, Abby












Celebrating after the Recital.   (Can you tell the nerves have calmed?!)

What She Said

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Kim, so eloquently, has moved me to tears. I too have received many of The Big Questions. I pray I can recall these sentiments next time.

Oh the BABIES!

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Both Maryan and Valerie are in labor (or maybe holding their babies by now!)  Pray for them both today! 

 Remember Oh most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother.  To thee I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.   Despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.   ~Amen

Prayer for a Safe Delivery

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 O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love.
O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.

Preserve Ruth from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which she now carries, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.


  Please Pray for dear Ruth today.  She is laboring with her seventh blessed child!

Living Baby Doll

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This is what happens to Little Sister when Big Sister has a friend over:


Welcome Back!

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      You were missed dear friend!  I am looking forward to many visits to your Gypsy Caravan! 

MMMM…Tastes Like Summer!

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Thanks MissyC,  for a wonderful refreshing snack this afternoon!


I’m a Rocking Girl!

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Thanks to Michaela at Filled with Joy!  Gotta love the name of her blog,  and you can totally see the joy overflowing when she writes about her adorable children!  Thanks Michaela!

I’d like to nominate a few rockin’ gals myself,  starting with Jennifer at S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen.  Jennifer and her family live and learn on a boat!  How cool is that?  (Now I have a cheezy disco song running through my head about rocking boats!)

Ruth is also a very rocking girl at Just Another Day in Paradise.  I am always so inspired by her great faith untiring devotion to her family.  Ruth,  you really do rock!

And lastly there is Suzanne at Gladdest Hours  and her houseful of rocking girls!   Suzanne is the most classy, sassy, and feminine mom on the web!  I hope you are enjoying your blog break Suzanne,  can’t wait for your return!

Dinner in A Little House

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  I loved this blog post by Joanne.    They have 12 people living happily in 990 square feet.  What a happy scene!  Ten Kids and a Dog

Lenten Meme

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 Rebecca tagged me for this one.  Thank you dear friend,  I really did need to regroup and refocus on my Lenten devotions,  already.  This is perfect. 

What is your favorite Sorrowful Mystery?   The Crowning of Thorns.  What pure humility.  It’s the purity,  the acceptance, and the surrender to this humility that gets me.  I know even when I act in humility,  it’s not always with pure intention.  (The kind where I can’t wait to tell my husband just how humble I was,  ya know?)

What is your favorite Station of the Cross?  Veronica wiping the face of Jesus.  What holy boldness!  

Do you fast during Lent?  No,  but only because I am pregnant AND nursing Molly.  Fasting would not be good for any of us right now.    I am very mindful about what I eat,  and I try not to splurge on days of required fasting.
What is your Lenten Resolution(s)?   To be more mentally and emotionally present to my family.  I so often run on ‘autopilot’ just concerning myself with getting things done. 

Do you use Holy Water during Lent?
(to copy Rebecca’s reply):  Yes, at Mass. 

How many times do you go to Mass during Lent?   Of course on Sundays,   we try Thursdays also (our parish offers TLM each Thursday evening.)  And this week we are aiming for Wednesday mass and devotion to Our Lady of Czestochowa at a nearby parish.

 I’d like to tag Bridget for this one! :)


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