My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Some Lenten Crafts part 4

I know I probably should have posted this a week ago or so, but better late than never right?

We did have a small family gathering on Fat Tuesday, to get ready for the Lenten season.  I wasn't going to do much of anything at all, but the girls wouldn't hear of it!!   And that's the thing about starting family traditions- the kids just look forward to them as they should.

Rosie and Izzy wanted to make masks this year for our home Mardi Gras and that wasn't too hard to do.  I purchased some plain masks at Pat Catan's as well as some rhinestones, feathers, pom poms and other trims.  For the mask handles, we used straws. Of course we also used glue sticks, liquid glue and lots and lots of hot glue!

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No party is complete without Cake! Izzy made this cake and used some of the flowers she had left over from her cake class.

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Batman and Riddler
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A good time was had by all - and as I understand it the feasting kept the boys from getting too hungry until midmorning on Ash Wednesday!
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