Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Toy Review Tuesday:

Water Table:

Boompa bought one of these last year for our two year old...

I thought it was going to be the perfect gift...

It was ok...not worth the $50 we paid. My friend got one for $20 at the Toys R Us. I couldn't find one for that price.

I had too many pieces that didn't stay together.

Still pretty fun.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Movie Review Monday:

Movie: RADIO

Wonderful Movie.


Sad, funny, serious, perfect.

Teens and adults.

Very emotional. Enjoy!!!


Sunday, June 27, 2010


How do you get it?

Say Yes as often as possible!!!

Yes, Lord, I'll get up...
Yes, Lord, I'll make him breakfast...
Yes, Lord, I'll keep my mouth shut...
Yes, Lord, I'll play with my two year old...
Yes, Lord, I'll read to my four year old...
Yes, Lord, I'll play a game with my six year old...
Yes, Yes, Yes...


Saturday, June 26, 2010

First Time Mom in Labor:

update:Gloria Grace at 4:56am Sunday morning!!! 8lbs one oz and 19 inches long...all are doing well!!! Thanks for the prayers!!!

Please pray for Michelle who is in labor now (sat around one) with her first baby.

Dear Lord make this holy, quick, and easy!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Prayers for a pregnant mom...

Let us all lift up this sweet momma who is pregnant.

She say's, " for health and a wonderful labor and delivery due in February"


Thursday, June 24, 2010

We're not wearing much clothes lately...

Now that I have gotten your attention...
Laundry is finally caught up from the beach...
Summer in nice...not too many clothes to wash!!!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Skydiving Priest:


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Toy Review Tuesday:


These just might be our new favorite toy!!!

Like we needed another toy in the house...but, we were given these as a gift and my kids ages 9months to 8 years old love them. I need to get more so they can all play at once.

I also found this cool site...It is for grandparents on toys to get your grandkids...
no I am not a grandparent yet...
but it had some great suggestions!!!

Thy will be done!!! +JMJ+

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Toy Review Tuesday:

Toy Broom and Dustpan set: We had one like this and it is great. You can really just get the broom and dustpan.

Why not let kids have fun and learn a skill or two while you are at it?


Monday, June 14, 2010

Movie Review Monday:


It is a new one to us!!! Never heard of it and my friend suggested it. Finally a musical for boys...If you have boys in upper elementary than give it a try. May be a little sad for little guys.

Based on the time period 1899. So gives you a little historical history.

Worth the watch not the buy!!!


Sunday, June 13, 2010


"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest paying jobs..... since the payment is pure love." -- Mildred B.Vermont


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dressing up:

Just read some great articles here and here.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Quickly becoming our family favorite!!!

Ages 8 and up.

Quick and fun.



This is the motley crew with Geama and Uncle Eric. Didn't realize how hard it was to get everyone on the beach at the same time with about three of them taking naps.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Movie Review Monday:

WE love the first and like the others.

One of our favorites!!! Teens or watch first to see if other kids are old enough to handle the scarey pictures.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Imitation of Christ: Meditation of the day-

What a perfect meditation for the Year of the Priest that is ending soon.

The Fifth Chapter
The Dignity of the Sacrament and of the Priesthood

The Voice of Christ

HAD you the purity of an angel and the sanctity of St. John the Baptist, you would not be worthy to receive or administer this Sacrament. It is not because of any human meriting that a man consecrates and administers the Sacrament of Christ, and receives the Bread of Angels for his food. Great is the Mystery and great the dignity of priests to whom is given that which has not been granted the angels. For priests alone, rightly ordained in the Church, have power to celebrate Mass and consecrate the Body of Christ.

The priest, indeed, is the minister of God, using the word of God according to His command and appointment. God, moreover, is there—the chief Author and invisible Worker to Whom all is subject as He wills, to Whom all are obedient as He commands.

In this most excellent Sacrament, therefore, you ought to believe in God rather than in your own senses or in any visible sign, and thus, with fear and reverence draw near to such a work as this. Look to yourself and see whose ministry has been given you through the imposition of the bishop’s hands.

Behold, you have been made a priest, consecrated to celebrate Mass! See to it now that you offer sacrifice to God faithfully and devoutly at proper times, and that you conduct yourself blamelessly. You have not made your burden lighter. Instead, you are now bound by stricter discipline and held to more perfect sanctity.

A priest ought to be adorned with all virtues and show the example of a good life to others. His way lies not among the vulgar and common habits of men but with the angels in heaven and the perfect men on earth. A priest clad in the sacred vestments acts in Christ’s place, that he may pray to God both for himself and for all people in a suppliant and humble manner. He has before and behind him the sign of the Lord’s cross that he may always remember the Passion of Christ. It is before him, on the chasuble, that he may look closely upon the footsteps of Christ and try to follow them fervently. It is behind him—he is signed with it—that he may gladly suffer for God any adversities inflicted by others.

He wears the cross before him that he may mourn his own sins, behind him, that in pity he may mourn the sins of others, and know that he is appointed to stand between God and the sinner, never to become weary of prayer and the holy offering until it is granted him to obtain grace and mercy.

When the priest celebrates Mass, he honors God, gladdens the angels, strengthens the Church, helps the living, brings rest to the departed, and wins for himself a share in all good things.

Dear Lord, Please bless and give an abundance of wisdom to our priest. Guide and direct them to minister to your flock.

***Prayer Request: Please pray for my son who is in the seminary.
That God will let him know what HIS WILL is
and he will be able to discern his future vocation.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Imitation of Christ: Meditation of the day:

The Fourth Chapter

Many Blessings Are Given Those Who Receive Communion Worthily (part two)

Full text here:

The Disciple

You, my God, the protector of my soul, the strength of human weakness, and the giver of every interior consolation, have given and still do often give in this Sacrament great gifts to Your loved ones who communicate devoutly. Moreover, You give them many consolations amid their numerous troubles and lift them from the depths of dejection to the hope of Your protection. With new graces You cheer and lighten them within, so that they who are full of anxiety and without affection before Communion may find themselves changed for the better after partaking of this heavenly food and drink.

Likewise, You so deal with Your elect that they may truly acknowledge and plainly experience how weak they are in themselves and what goodness and grace they obtain from You. For though in themselves they are cold, obdurate, and wanting in devotion, through You they become fervent, cheerful, and devout.

Who, indeed, can humbly approach the fountain of sweetness and not carry away a little of it? Or who, standing before a blazing fire does not feel some of its heat? You are a fountain always filled with superabundance! You are a fire, ever burning, that never fails!

Therefore, while I may not exhaust the fullness of the fountain or drink to satiety, yet will I put my lips to the mouth of this heavenly stream that from it I may receive at least some small drop to refresh my thirst and not wither away. And if I cannot as yet be all heavenly or as full of fire as the cherubim and seraphim, yet I will try to become more devout and prepare my heart so that I may gather some small spark of divine fire from the humble reception of this life-giving Sacrament.

Whatever is wanting in me, good Jesus, Savior most holy, do You in Your kindness and grace supply for me, You Who have been pleased to call all unto You, saying: “Come to Me all you that labor and are burdened and I will refresh you.

I, indeed, labor in the sweat of my brow. I am torn with sorrow of heart. I am laden with sin, troubled with temptations, enmeshed and oppressed by many evil passions, and there is none to help me, none to deliver and save me but You, my Lord God and Savior, to Whom I entrust myself and all I have, that You may protect me and lead me to eternal life. For the honor and glory of Your name receive me, You Who have prepared Your Body and Blood as food and drink for me. Grant, O Lord, my God and Savior, that by approaching Your Mysteries frequently, the zeal of my devotion may increase.

My Lord and Best Friend,
please help me be strong against temptations and frequent your sacraments often.
Help me to be a better wife and mother.