We went to one of our weekday churches on Wednesday morning to meet the new pastor. They were having coffee and donuts after Mass to welcome him, so of course we stayed. I was just walking up to him to introduce myself when there was a commotion. It seems Mr 11 yo knocked over Mr 6 yo's full glass of orange juice...all over the wood table and the carpeting. Well, needless to say, we made quite an impression. The priest informed me that we were "marked forever". Lovely!
This Friday evening marks our monthly evening of recollection with the Miles Christi priests. A peaceful three hours of rosary, Mass, benediction, adoration, confession, two spiritual talks and ending with...snacks! We look forward to this night every month.
Did you realize that it is almost Valentine's Day? Would you like to get some great smelling soap for your sweetie? Or maybe you'd like to use some great smelling soap for your sweetie? :) Go check out our Valentine's Day page at the Goat Milk Soap Shop. There's still enough time for the soap to arrive before the big day!
We just got on DVD, and devoured, the first season of Downton Abbey this past week. The girls and I just love British TV series. In a way I like being behind the times with a series because then you can sit down and watch a whole bunch of them at once without having to be strung out in suspense. Right now, however, we have to catch up with season two by watching them on the internet. This takes a lot longer and we can only watch one a day or my DH gets upset because we ate up the bandwidth. Season two episode one coming up!
Ms 19 yo also brought another addiction into the house last week when she brought home the book "Matched" by Ally Condie. I love one of the reviews on the back: "If you like a ton of romance with your totalitarian government, this novel is for you!" While I'm sure I don't like the thought of a totalitarian government, the book was a good read and all four of us enjoyed it enough to run to the library to get the next book in the series, "Crossed". Can't wait to devour that one!
The book mentioned above is a lot like "The Hunger Games" so if you liked that book, you will like "Matched", too. Imho, however, I think "The Hunger Games" is still a better book and we are all very excited for the movie to be coming out next month!
We have a relatively low key weekend coming up. We're going to have our family portrait taken on Sunday for our parish directory. Looking forward to that! Have a very blessed weekend.
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