Thursday, April 17, 2014


As we celebrate the Easter Triduum, I will not be posting so we can all take some time to reflect on Jesus' Passion and celebrate His Resurrection.  I pray that your family has a most holy weekend and a joyous Easter Sunday.  God bless!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prayer Request

Could I please ask for a few more prayers?  My great niece, Braylee, was born with a heart defect nine weeks ago.  At that time, the doctors said they would wait until she was 6-9 months old before doing heart surgery to fix it.  But she's been losing weight and her heart valves are deteriorating faster than they thought.  So she's scheduled for heart surgery tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.  Her dad, my nephew, is only twenty-one and not married yet to Braylee's mom.  They and the doctors could use all the prayers we can give them.  Thank you so much!

Is there anything we can pray about for you?  If so, please share.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What are you reading?

I am a book lover and always am in the middle of one or two.  So what have you read lately?  Anything you can recommend?  Any book you've read and would steer us clear from? 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Baskets

What do your children usually receive in their Easter baskets?  Here, we do the usual candy and chocolate bunnies, but also a few small items.  Sometimes, it will be a new movie or book and other times, it will be a new spring outfit.  Our daughter is thrilled when she gets new shoes and our son loves video games.  For the grown-ups, we receive our favorite chocolates, music CDs, and books.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Gospel Reflection

This weekend, we share in the Passion of our Lord.  At the beginning of Mass, we'll hear about Jesus entering Jerusalem, surrounded by the crowds waving palms.  What has always struck me about this reading is the fact that the same crowd that lays their cloaks on the ground and welcomes Jesus as their king turns their backs on Him just a few days later.  What in the world happens in those few days to make those people completely change their minds about our Lord?  And would I have done the same?

Just something to think about.  What stands out for you?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Fun Day

Any big plans for the weekend?  I have highlights and a haircut on Saturday morning and I can't wait!  It's been almost a year since my last highlights, so I am definitely overdue.  And I just love being able to sit under the warm dryer and read a book in peace.  A little slice of heaven!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Green Thumb?

Do you have a green thumb?  I do NOT!  My grandparents were the best gardeners ever.  Almost everything we ate there came straight from the garden.  I would love to have a salsa garden, but I just don't know if I'm up for the challenge.  Anyone garden-challenged like me or do you have an abundance of fresh veggies?