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Happy Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas!

Found this on Catholic Vote's Facebook page, can't help but share:


I knew switching parishes (and patrons) back in April of 2011 was a fantastic idea!

NAS: All the Babies and Children!

Do you have children in your life? What is your relationship with them like? Do you have godchildren, and how do you form a relationship with them? Does having children in (or not in) your day-to-day life make you feel happy, wistful, or wary (of having your own someday)?  Thanks to Lindsay!
I've been looking forward to this topic since coming back from the break - and then I just chilled on the couch last night (and Monday) instead of writing because I'm tired of computers most of the time!  But anyway - the children are my favorite topic!
When I was a little girl all I wanted to be when I grew up was a mom or a teacher.  I was always playing house with my baby dolls (most of them are still in my parent's attic) and pretending to be a mommy.  I still look forward to the day when I can be a mom and have lots of little ones running around my house!
Until then though, I try to surround myself with lots of kiddos to hang out with.  I love hanging around Xavier, Thaddeus, Emm…

NAS: Looking Into 2015

How are we going to make 2015 different than last year? What goals are you planning/making to be more YOU this year? These can be goals can be personal growth, spiritual life, physical/health, or even your love life! Maybe you don't have concrete ones yet, but it helps to talk them out and get motivated!
Well I don't have a ton of concrete 2015 goals and also feel like I've already discussed them on this little blog a few times (here and here), but not explicitly so I will outline a few things.
1. I want to make a greater effort in deepening my friendships.  Sometimes I can get kind of lazy in friendships and don't make a good effort in keeping in touch, getting together often, or sharing important things - keeping good friendships closer to the surface rather than revealing myself.  To help achieve this goal we are beginning First Saturday Dinners - a time for us all (ladies, spouses, and kiddos) to get together, catch up on the past month, enjoy some good food, and b…

7 Quick Takes Friday ... January 9th

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The first week of work in 2015 has been long ... very long.  All of the problems we had before I left with the facilities are all still happening.  We cannot seem to solve our HVAC problems and intellectually I know that it's not my fault.  However, it feels like I just cannot get this problem solved and it's my failure.  So hopefully tomorrow when I get it it's nice and warm in our office and only one building is a problem child.

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This Sunday (and Tuesday for that matter) we celebrated the Three Kings and the Epiphany!  It's such a fun day - usually I move my wise men closer and closer as this day comes closer, but this year I had all of my nativities around the house and since I was only home for a few days before the celebration, they all stayed put.  But having three sets of wise men is very exciting!


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I started my first Whole30 on Monday.  It's been going pretty great so far.  I did have a 'crumb cake' craving when a woman bro…

NAS: A Day in the Life

It's 2015 and Tuesday so that means that we are back at the Not Alone Series!  A huge thanks to Jen and Morgan for hosting and for helping all of us ladies gather together to remember that we aren't broken, we aren't alone, and we are loved by God.

Let's get back in the swing by sharing what our typical day is like! Tell us however you like, minute by minute or a blurb about your day! Be sure to answer these questions:  - What is your favorite part of your day? - What is your least favorite part of your day? - Are you making any changes to your daily routine now that the new year has begun?
Well my typical day use to be not so typical, but then I took a huge leap and got a new job that is a lot eaiser to have a routine that is pretty set.  I am someone who loves routine, I crave stability, and although I can make changes into my routine, they have to be determined by me to stick.  So a typical day?
I set my alarm to go off at 6:46am, I get out of bed to turn it off and cra…

7 Quick Takes Friday ... January 2nd

SUPER excited about this logo ... since it was my entry that won!!! YEAH!   Thanks for visiting over here if you're just checking out the girl with the cool graphic design (that about as awesome as I get)!  Hope you stay awhile!
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It's been a rough couple of weeks, so I abandoned the blogging effort in loo of other exciting activities like sleeping, temperature reducing, nose blowing, medicine taking, funeral attending, and then the glorious time of family visiting sandwiched in between lots and lots of driving and Christmas & New Year's Celebrating!  So now that I'm healthy, it's 2015, and Friday, I'm back to link up with Kelly over at This Ain't the Lyceum for 7 Quick Takes.  I make no resolutions to be back on a regular basis, but I have a feeling that practicing my writing skills and showcasing my amazing photography are going to be habits I work on for 2015.  Maybe!

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I was able to spend 10 days home in Saint Marys for Christmas with…