Faith

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I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I started my prayer journal last week. Only wrote in it twice so far but the first entry was 6 pages worth and it felt amazing. I’m glad I didn’t resolve to do it daily. I have trouble keeping up with things daily. It’s all I can

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Resolutions, Goals, whatever you want to call them. Last year I did pretty well with accomplishing most of the goals that I set so it’s good for me to get them out here where I can hold myself accountable. So here they are, if for no one other than me: Personal: There’s always room for

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Conversation about an hour ago(out of nowhere): Lilly: I can’t wait to see Heaven! Toby: Yeah, Jesus is preparing an awesome place just for us to live forever with Him up there! Me: It will be a wonderful place to be after our time here is done. But, for now let’s just enjoy our time

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The kids were just tucked in bed(for the first time tonight) and not five minutes later, T came running out of his room to announce, “There’s a HUGE buck outside my window!” By the time M and I, and of course L too by now, got in there we saw the tail end of it

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During our morning devotion today we were talking about gifts that we could give to Jesus for His birthday(it was actually yesterday’s video but we played catch-up today!). The video that prompted this gave us examples like saying prayers everyday and not fighting with your siblings. So, the kids went on and added more like

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Mommy Brag

Warning: This post is one of those annoying “Mommy Brags” that you may very well want to just skip right over. However, since I do have intentions of printing this blog eventually to have as a keepsake, so be it. ~~~~ This morning L asked T to read to her as she often does. She

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St. Nicholas

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas and the kids were surprised with a little chocolate treat in their stockings this morning. I couldn’t resist this idea from Catholic Cuisine and knew they would love them too, they did! There are some fun ideas and information at the St. Nicholas Center too that we

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Preparation and Tradition

Last weekend we cleaned and decorated for Christmas and in keeping with many of our usual traditions we are also starting a few new ones this year. We always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving with background music and all. M received ornaments each year while growing up and when I came into the family I

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When the Saints Come Marching In

Halloween was sort of glazed over without much notice this year. The kids had to choose between trick-or-treating or going to spend the night at Zia & George’s so M and I could work on packing up the store. Maybe I should backtrack, I guess I didn’t mention that here. For those of you who

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Morning Mass

Our day today started off in about the most amazingly special way I could imagine and it had nothing to do with anything I had planned at all. After the kids had finished their chores, they were playing and came up with the idea of playing mass. From there, the altar was constructed with very