Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Fun Day

Any exciting plans this weekend?  We'll be attending the Midwest Catholic Family Conference.  So excited!  Tim Staples will be there, as well as Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak. Looking forward to some quality time with the family.  If you'd like to see more info on the conference, go to  Our diocese is certainly blessed to host this every August!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hand or mouth?

I saw an interesting post on Facebook this week advocating for everyone to receive the Eucharist by mouth, as to keep reverent the reception of our Lord.  Some of the commenters even went so far to say that we should kneel while receiving and only receive from a priest because his hands are the only hands that are consecrated.  I immediately began researching and ended up reading Memoriale Domini.  From what I read, it seems that reception in the hand is allowed only in certain instances.  Does anyone know of an "updated" document from the Church?  I'm trying to figure out when or if the teaching of that document changed.  What is the norm in your area?  How do you receive?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


We have nothing on the agenda today and I love it.  My in-laws are still here and it's rainy outside.  So we are officially hanging out.  I'll make cheeseburger soup for dinner tonight.

Do you also love "nothing" days?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Terrific Tuesday!

Let's share something terrific that's happened to us lately.  Ready, set, go!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crock Pot Meals

Do you have a favorite crock pot recipe to share?  I need to do some meal planning before school starts and some days, the only way we have a yummy, hot meal in the evenings is if I turn on the crock pot.

Please share!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gospel Reflection

This weekend, we hear Jesus describe the kingdom of heaven as a treasure buried in a field, "which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."  This description makes me think of our kids.  They accumulate so many "things" that they seldom remember everything that they have.  And then we clean their rooms and it's like Christmas all over again.  Same with me...I fill my days with so much sometimes, I forget what's truly important.  And when I'm either thrown into a crisis or actually find a moment of stillness, I am able to reconnect with our Lord and remember just how blessed I am. 

What spoke to you?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Fun Day!

What's going on with you this weekend?  We're getting our daughter back from my parents.  I can't wait to hear about all her adventures with her cousins in Texas!  We'll also be shuttling a friend's daughter back and forth to her choir performances since our friends are taking a trip...with no kids...for the first time since they've had kids.  I'm looking forward to a couple slow days before I get back into the swing of getting my classroom ready for the new year. 

Can't wait to catch up with everyone!