Archive for February, 2013

Adopt a Cardinal

February 28, 2013

We got the idea for this from the Shower of Roses blog. There is a site where you can go to adopt a cardinal to pray for from now until a new Pope is chosen.  All the children gathered around my computer and we put in their names one by one.  They prayed and told me when they were done so I could hit the button.    Here are the list of Cardinals that the children got:

John – Domenico Calcagno from Italy

Kevin – Gernando Filoni  from Italy

James – Luis Antonio Tagle from the Philippines

MaryEllen – Jean-Pierre Ricard from France

Charlotte – Agostino Vallini from Italy

Veronica – Francesco Monterisi from Italy

Joe was not home, but we called him and he got Marc Ouellet PSS from Canada.

Who did I get, you ask?  Well, let me say that I really wanted Cardinal Burke because I just love him.  (Notice all the I’s in that sentence.)  Well, did you ever hear the expression, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for the day?”  It’s one of those situations.  Who popped up?  Any guesses?

Frankly I wanted to spit.

Kristen – Roger Michael Mahony from the USA.

Being the good example that I am, I loudly exclaimed, “You gave me the wrong one, God!  I didn’t want THAT one!”  However, I vowed in front of all the children that I will indeed pray for him, and that he probably needs the prayers more than the one I wanted anyway.

Please remember to pray and fast for the Cardinals.   It is such an important time.  God bless you!

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

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Papal Lapbook from Shower of Roses

February 25, 2013

Jessica at Shower of Roses has a Papal Lapbook that she designed. It is free, but you can make a donation if you wish. Enjoy!

Genevieve’s Baptism Pictures from James’s Camera

February 23, 2013

Here are some better pictures from James’s camera. At the end when we went to take the family picture, our friend Sharon ran out of the church to go get Vincent.  Apparently no one in his family was watching him, so one of the ladies at the church did. We didn’t even realize it until Sharon held him up to us in time for the pictures. These pictures are a bit better than the last post.

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From MaryEllen’s Camera

February 23, 2013

MaryEllen got James’s old camera when he finally saved enough to buy a better one. Unfortunately it does not take the best pictures. Her’s was one of the two that were at Genevieve’s Baptism. So, the quality is not the greatest, but you get the idea.

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The pictures are backwards here.  Genevieve screamed until the water was poured over her head.  Then she was so calm. Also, the gown was my grandfathers and from the 1880s (1886, I believe.) My friend Joan re-did the sleeve for us as the original ones were shredding. She did a lovely job. At a later date I’ll post some of the pictures that James took. They are a better quality. It is getting late here and I must go to bed. Enjoy!

On Kevin’s Camera

February 22, 2013

When I saw these pictures that were downloaded from Kevin’s camera, it seemed to me that they were more entertaining than anything I could ever come up with. The boys have been taking part in a puppet show called Buffle and Friends. You can find it on You Tube. Anyway, here is what I found from Kevin’s camera…

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No New Pictures

February 22, 2013

Unfortunately I have no new pictures of Genevieve. However, I do have one from when she was 3 weeks old that is pretty cute…

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She looks pretty much the same, only a little bigger.  We all just love her.

Men’s Conference 2013

February 22, 2013

Joe and John attended the men’s conference again this year. Last year the speakers were Deacon Alex Jones and Philip Rivers. This year the speakers were Ambassador Alan Keys and Apologist Tim Staples. John met and talked to both gentleman. He didn’t get a picture with Alan Keys, but got up close and Joe snapped one…

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Here is John with Bishop Baker and Tim Staples:

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