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7 Quick Takes Friday ... December 5th

Well, there's a new host in town for Seven Quick Takes ... it's been a few weeks since I shared in on the link-up fun and I've got lots to say, well, if you know me, that's not really a unique statement ... to be entirely truthful.  Super excited to link up over at Kelly's - she's hilarious, inspiring, and just seems like super fun!  So here we go...

Life has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster the last week or so.  Wrote a little about that on Sunday and my need for Validation.  The button that Satan uses ALL. OF. THE. TIME. for me ... trying to push him away before the doubt creeps in.

Thanksgiving was last week as well - and the recipes we chose for dinner were all a great success ... planning a holiday dinner for your family or friends, these would be great additions to your table!

MG and I tried our hand at making sushi last weekend too ... not as bad as you'd like for the first time!  Check out our successes:

Almost ready to open our own restaurant!  Almost.

December 1st was Shep's Baptism Anniversary so I went over to his place for dinner - he didn't cook though ... had to delegate to dad.  Crazy things 1 year olds do!  We started a good tradition - renewed Baptismal Promises with a lit Baptismal Candle ... well, mom held the candle, and the rest of us renewed for him since his word use is still quite limited being just 14 months old.

And he had to strip down to eat because he's a HOT MESS!  Mom put him in his high chair to have some grapes, graham crackers, and milk - and he came out with a blueberry stain in his armpit.  Hmm...  What a kid!

The other day Africa called me!

That was pretty exciting ... check out my reflection on the language of God after talking with Abbe Blaise.

Also this week began Advent ... a time for great reflection before Christmas.  I always make a Liturgical New Year's Resolution because I'm kind of a church geek.  Check out the NAS girls this week where they are talking about Advent!

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly over at This Ain't the Lyceum!


  1. I always think I should make my resolutions at the beginning of Advent vs Jan. 1 for the same reason. THIS is the new year! But it always gets lost in the shuffle.
    And that sushi looks great! I got hungry just looking at the picture in the link up!


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