Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gospel Reflection

This weekend, we hear the parable of the mustard seed.  We also hear the story of the man whose wheat crop is infiltrated by his enemy with weeds.  That part spoke to me the most.  Our new priest is stressing the importance of the domestic church.  He has shared four steps in keeping your family holy.  Step 1--Go to confession once a month.  Step 2--Attend Mass at least one extra day per week.  Step 3--Pray as a family every day.  Step 4--Surround yourself with others who are trying to do the same.  The story of the weeds made me think of how easy it is for my environment to influence me.  I need to strive to keep the weeds out of my life.

What spoke to you?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fun Day

Fun plans this weekend?  Our son is turning 13 on Saturday.  I just don't know how time has flown by so dang fast.  Seems like just yesterday I was walking the mall and eating Mexican food, trying to induce labor.  He was perfectly fine hanging out in the womb.  Thirteen long, hot days after his due date, the doctor had to use forceps to get him out.  Haha!  He did NOT want to come out!  We will be going to eat and play arcade games at his favorite restaurant.  He's outgrown the birthday party with friends phase, so we'll celebrate as a family this year.  He's growing up so fast!!!

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What do we do with the children?

Watching the news of the children coming across the border is heartbreaking.  I can't even imagine being in a situation where my only hope was sending my child on a miles-long trip with questionable people.  What is being said in your area of the country?  Any talk of housing them in your area?  There's no talk here in our state.  But I have read that in some parts of the country, the Catholic Church is stepping up (just like always) to help. 

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday

So let's share funny stories today.  Anything funny happen lately at your house?  Some days, it seems that all we do around here is laugh.  Both of our kids are hilarious and keep us in stitches...thank goodness.  Can't wait to hear your stories and laugh with you!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Middle of July already???

This summer is flying right by!  I've actually starting working in my classroom already.  It really makes me sad.  Seems like we just finished the last school year.  I don't feel like I've had enough free time with my own kids.  Darn it!  Before we know it, we'll be back in the swing of things.  :(

When do your kids go back to school?  Our first day back is August 13!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Oops!

Apologies for missing a couple days.  Don't know where my head was.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  What's on tap for this week?  I'm meeting with Fr. Bernie again to continue hashing out some things.  And hopefully, I'll get my kids to open a book this week.  ;) 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lots going on....

I have a lot of things going through my mind today.  My sister and her family need prayers.  My brother-in-law's father was found dead in his house on Tuesday night.  Totally unexpected and he just lost his mom earlier this year.

I'm also in the process of "re-organizing" our ministries in the parish with our new priest.  He and I are meeting once a week to work through everything.  My brain is mush when we're done, but it's been really nice to spend time with him and get to know him better.

I'm also stressing a little.  My parents live 11 hours away and our daughter (9 years old) wants to go and spend a week or two there so she can be spoiled and play with her cousins.  The momma in me is freaking out a tad.  It's soooo far!  I really want her to go and have fun, but am finding it hard to cut the apron strings.  ;)

Okay, I'll stop there.  I could go on and on.  My brain doesn't seem to stop lately.  Thanks for letting me ramble.