Monday, November 26, 2012

Catholic Woman's Almanac

Joining in with the women over at Sucipio!

Moments of Grace:

* A superb choir at Mass for the Feast of Christ the King
* An incredible homily
* A wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with many blessings
* Our formation group meeting last week

Beauty in the Ordinary:

To me, being invited to photograph a family is always an honor.  Even if I've known the family for a long time, there is something wonderful about capturing them on my camera.  This weekend I had the chance to capture just that...a beautiful, ordinary family!

In the Kitchen:

We're trying some whole chickens in the convection oven again.  We all loved them last time so we're hoping for a repeat.  We also have tacos, stir fry, a new Italian chicken recipe that sounds wonderful and some grilled salmon coming up.  Yum!

In this coming week:

I have formation group this week; we'll be preparing spiritually for the beginning of Advent.  Our church is also hosting a free concert this week given by the very talented (or so I hear) Tajci.  Can't wait to hear her myself!  Otherwise it seems as if it is going to be a quiet week.


That I can plan an Advent that will help us to grow but will not overwhelm us while we prepare for the coming of the Christ child.  With all of the ideas spinning around in my head, it will prove to be a challenge.


How I can bring to fruition an idea that popped into my head last night.  I was reading Romans 12:9-21 when I had the idea to break it down into one idea a day.  Turns out there are just enough pieces for all the days in Advent.  Now, how do I use that????


Okay, I'm ready to move on to "Choosing Joy" by Dan Lord.  I have a feeling that I won't be able to put it down once I start, but I think it will be a great introduction to Advent.


God Bless!


  1. Beautiful almanac as always!

    The dog is adorable. Is that yours?

    1. Thanks, Theresa. No, the dog is from the family that I went and took pictures of on Saturday. Isn't she adorable??

  2. Ho Laura, A quiet week sounds good to me! What a cute dog..innocence just beams from his eyes.
    Blessings +

  3. Thanks, Caroline! A quiet week does sound good, doesn't it??

  4. Maybe use the pieces from Romans 12 and incorporate them into a Jesse tree? Loved your almanac... your header picture is gorgeous and the dog is a cutie! Hope you have a great week!

  5. Happy Week! I really want to read Choosing Joy, too...