Sunday, March 25, 2012

Innocent as an Angel

You wouldn't know by looking at her that she'd just chewed a hole IN THE WALL because we left her upstairs while we were out.

My poor little anxious puppy.

But she's still my Angel~

Wildlife World Zoo

Like so many adventures, this simple trip to the zoo could not be told in just one or two pages. There were so many fun and exciting things to see!

I'd not been out the the WWZ since Brian was little (I think we went with the UFP, so 1989-1991ish), and it was interesting to see what had changed...and what hadn't!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What I did on my Spring Break

We built some bookshelves and and window seat for our bedroom window. Oh, and got new and FUNCTIONAL blinds!

It was a wonderfully fun project, with only a teensy bit of drama on my part! :)

March Progressive Scrap

The Progressive Scrap at TheStudio is one of my highlights of the month!

There was a beautiful kit to play with this month, and here's what I came up with!
That's my lovely DIL. She loves purples, and I wanted to showcase how pretty she is. She is such a sweetheart!

As always, I do have a QP made up for this Progressive scrap here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grand Canyon

The first of many pics from our day trip to the Canyon this week. This one I put together for the Word of the Week challenge over at Stuff to Scrap. I couldn't get it to upload there, so I finally decided I'd put it here and link it~

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Not my usual fare here, I know, but too cute to pass up today!

He's no Leprechaun, but he still is...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ren Faire!

Finally finished up my pages from the Ren Faire this year~

A grand time was had by all, and most of us ended up with new hats too! :)

One Touch

I've been looking for a way to scrap this pic of my folks. I just love how it says so much about them just in their touch.

DesignZ by DeDe had a challenge and I was able to use the pic to create this page-
Man do I hate being so far away from my folks...sigh...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lenten Thoughts week 3

Lent always reminds me of when I came in to the Church. All of the studying, learning and prayer leading to the Rite of Election, the Scrutinies, and culminating in the Easter Vigil and my Profession of Faith.
We had the First Scrutiny today. A time of reflection, a time for the community to pray over the elect.

I got to tell Kristin about the Rite of Election a couple of weeks ago and that was cool.

So, no reflection on the reading today, but reflecting and remembering on my journey home.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lenten Thoughts week 2

It's been an oddly busy and unmotivated week for me. Mass this morning brought a wonderful sense of joy that I've been lacking of late.

We had the story of the Transfiguration on the mountain for our Gospel today. There is so much I could write about it. How it shows the primacy of Peter in the apostles because Jewish law required two witnesses for things (Peter's testimony required the presence of James and John) . Or, how it shows that apparitions (in the Catholic sense) are Biblical. Or, the more standard themes about preparing to climb the mountain to meet Jesus or God's command to the apostles (and us) to LISTEN to him.

Those are all good and valid comments on the reading, but today I was struck by something Fr. Jorge said about coming down the mountain. We need to remember that while we can certainly experience Jesus in the high time of our lives, the mountaintop times, he is also with us and wanting us to experience him in the low times too. It's so easy for me to get into a deep blue funk and forget that Jesus is with me there too. It may not be the life changing encounter on the mountain, but he is THERE, really present with me in the valleys too.

The mountaintop experiences may change us in dramatic ways, but the encounters with Christ in the valleys of life can be just as powerful in their own quiet way.

Then we sang 'Amen, el Cuerpo de Christo' as our communion song. It's one that really strikes a chord in me.

I'd love to print the lyrics here for you, but I cannot find them available online. You'll have to check your hymnal and see if you can find them. Such a moving song!

And now off to meet Brian and Share for lunch. Beautiful day!