My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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Grace under pressure

As expected the end of the week is getting busier and busier and full of extraordinary pressure. Mr. Pete is super busy at work, Calvin has his swimming sectionals TOMORROW, I still have one more speech to write for Saturday and of course, there is standing in front of that unknown crowd of engaged couples on Saturday, and last but not least my mom's 80th birthday is tomorrow but we are having her party here on Sunday! Besides all of the above I have my regular work and homeschooling stuff to do.

However, that doesn't mean homeschooling has to be the regular stuff! Today we put aside academics for a prolonged lesson on Lent and then our annual Lenten wreath for our table. This year I wanted to make the braided thorn wreath super big!! SO we tripled the recipe. Here's what we did and how it turned out.

Mixing the dough.

After braiding the wreath, we all helped put in the toothpick thorns.



Gabe takes a break.

Our final product!
Our Lenten Centerpiece 2008

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  1. We'll be making our "crown of thorns" this weekend!

  2. How wonderful Elena!


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