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Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

The Biggest Loser Budget Family Cookbook





I usually stay away from fancy diet cookbooks or online recipes because chances are they use a lot of fancy ingredients, or ingredients that are too expensive for my pay grade, or they are too complicated to make while I am juggling so many other things. So I was excited to see that the Biggest loser FINALLY put out a family cookbook that was also budget friendly.

I got my copy over the weekend and so far I have made baked ziti and sweet and sour chicken and they were both well received and delicious! The sweet and sour chicken was especially well loved and even though I tripled the recipe, I didn't have a crumb left! Works for me!

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My lame attempt at food photography!



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