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Daybook :: Birthday Edition

Daybook :: Birthday Edition

Flowers and a flourless chocolate cake for my birthday! Outside my window … Sunny and bright! We are having some lovely spring-like weather with temperatures in the 50s and 60s! Yay!! Thanking God for … * Another year of life. Today, I turn 39 years old. I have always loved my birthday. It isn’t as big of a deal to me as it used to be. But it’s not because I dread getting older; I really don’t. I just think…

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Daybook :: It’s Almost Lent

Daybook :: It’s Almost Lent

Outside my window … Light snow is falling on this President’s Day God sent us a Valentine one morning on the way to school. It came in the form of a pink and purple sunrise. Thank you, Lord! We love you, too! Thanking God for … * The chance to go out for tea with my husband on a Sunday afternoon * An extra-long weekend and staying in pajamas for longer than usual * An amazing, first-ever WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference…

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Daybook :: Books, Recipes, Prayers & Plans

Daybook :: Books, Recipes, Prayers & Plans

Outside my window … The sun is shining brightly! While much of the country is blanketed in snow, there is a lot of grass showing here in Minnesota. It is 21 degrees, as I type this out. Thanking God for … * A wonderful night out with my husband Greg … Two weeks in a row! * Our Catholic school and a successful benefit banquet this weekend * My Momnipotent study group What a fun surprise to see some familiar…

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February Daybook

February Daybook

Outside my window … The sun is shining brightly! There is very little snow on the ground. It is about 5 degrees on this Monday morning. Happy Feast of the Presentation of the Lord! Thanking God for … * My husband who is so patient with me, especially when I am in denial that I am crabby and tell him that he is the one who is crabby. Oy! * The quiet. Whenever I can get it, I am grateful…

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New Year’s Daybook

New Year’s Daybook

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome to my first blog post of 2015! I will begin this year with a simple daybook, a review of what’s been going on in the day-to-day happenings of life … Decorating the Christmas tree Outside my window … Our weather has gone from cold to colder! As I type this, it is -2 degrees. Brrr … The hard part is that the kids can’t go outside and play (at least for very long). It…

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Feels-Like-Winter Daybook + A Month of Thanksgiving—16

Feels-Like-Winter Daybook + A Month of Thanksgiving—16

Outside my window … It is very, very cold this morning. We’re talking NINE degrees! It feels more like January than November. I am trying so hard not to complain. But it very, very hard! “Bless the Lord, frosts and snows; sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.” —Daniel 3:70— Thanking God for … This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 16 … 63. My almost-seven-year-old daughter who worked SO hard on her…

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Snowy November Daybook (including Day 9 of my gratitude list)

Snowy November Daybook (including Day 9 of my gratitude list)

Outside my window … Winter is arriving early with a big snow storm! And I have to tell you, this mama is not ready. I had quite a time looking for the winter boots yesterday, and my husband finally found them in the garage. (Don’t remember putting them in there at all!) As we were unpacking them, I realized how much my children have grown over the summer, and many of them are going to need bigger sizes. Many also…

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On the last day of September …

On the last day of September …

I have wanted to be here this month, but every time I think about popping over, something more urgent whisks me away. It is hard being a blogger. More specifically, it is hard being a blogger who took a two-year break and is trying hard to get back into a groove. This year has not been great for the writer within. I have been faithful to my writing commitment to CatholicMom.com, and I have loved every moment of it! But…

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Mid-Summer Daybook

Mid-Summer Daybook

Outside my window … Sunny and bright. A beautiful Monday following a beautiful Independence-Day Weekend! Thanking God for… + quiet time with Him each morning + a fun, small-town celebration of the Fourth of July in the middle of Wisconsin + traditions, both old and new + freedom, may we never take it for granted + my husband’s new job, which he starts two-weeks from today Thinking about … My ever-growing to-do list and how little I’ve been able to…

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Holy Week Daybook

Holy Week Daybook

Outside my window … … we are in the midst of a cold snap. We had such lovely spring days last week and the week before, and now the temperature can barely get to 40, and some snow flurries fell from the sky today. Not very Easter-y weather. Hopefully by Sunday, things will feel warmer and be brighter! In my thoughts … … are plans for the Triduum and Easter. I got out some Easter dresses from the clothing bins,…

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