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Thankful for God's Divine Mercy and the blessings of Easter
Thankful my favorite day of the year is coming this Sunday!
From St Faustina's diary:
"...On that day are opened all the divine floodgates
through which graces flow.
Let no soul fear to draw near to Me,
even though its sins be as scarlet."
That is All the graces possible, that is as much graces as at Baptism!!
Thankful this Sunday, these 2 great men will be canonized saints in
the Holy Catholic Church.
Pope John Paul II will be called
"John Paul the Great"
How awesome is that?
It's pretty dang Awesome!!
I love this man and it brings tears to my eyes,
the joy I feel of his canonization.
I'm so excited about it.
Thankful for pre-teen slumber parties.
At this age, there is no planning on my part,
it's so easy, no special cakes or games,
They do it all!
They planned a big fashion show that took up the afternoon.
They went for a couple walks around the block
(don't you love the kiddos in the background?)
I love that my oldest daughter included her younger sister
(because we made her)
and it turned out really good.
I know they both had a wonderful time!
(note on slumber parties...we never used to do them and don't with the younger ones
but now that they are older, and we've known these families for years and years
we do them. SO after we move, we will NOT be doing slumber parties any more.
I could probably do a whole post on this one subject, but
there is just something about staying up late together,
talking til all hours of the night in your sleeping bag,
waking up together and having breakfast together that makes it special.
I have special memories of overnights with my teen friends
and they are all good ones!)
All I had to do was provide food
Ice cream during the movie
(they watched Prince of Persia)
They even dished it up themselves!
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, yogurt, fruit and juice!
Then, it's time to go home...
One girl lives right by the giant snowman!
Thankful we were able to see him again...although he's not looking so good now....
Thankful for the beautiful sunsets we've been having, giving an
orange glow to everything
Thankful for reading forts...look how they lined up their stuffed animals to watch...awwww...
Thankful for rosary distractions, he stole big sister's hat
(you're welcome for the toesies shot)
Thankful I got to go to my cousin Debbie's daughter's baby shower
(Debbie is only 1 year older and is going to be a grandma!)
It was a good time, and her daughter is just lovely!
Thankful I got to see some of my aunts and my grandma!
Here she is with Sweetie Pie!
Thankful for this easy fun cake we made for Easter!
Thankful for egg coloring
Oh, it's so fun to watch these kiddos!!
He was so funny, he was not quite sure what the heck we were doing!
These 2 lasted the longest!
and Thankful for sacrifice beans turned into beautiful Jelly Beans!
(which are gone now by the way!)
Every year is so fun and new for these two littles!
Pretty much what his mouth looked like all day
(someone kept sneaking him jelly beans)
This may be cute, but
all I heard all through Mass was:
"This dress is itchin' me, when can I take this dress oooooouuuufffff?"
(in a really whiney voice)
I was pretty much ready to throw the dress in the garbage after that
Not til we got some Easter pictures!
Thankful it was a really beautiful day, so warm and sunny!
(just like Easter should be!)
Tom and I
Thankful for this wonderful man
Thankful for sweet little boys
and his first buzz cut!!
Why is that so hard to do?
It turned out SO cute!!
I used 1/2 inch on the sides and back and 1 inch for the top.
Yes, he gets lots of extra kisses because of it.
Happy Easter everyone!!