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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Outside my window...

The beautiful procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi we had in our parish yesterday.
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ending right before the statue of Jesus with his arms raised in blessing- perfect.
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I am thinking...
about Rosie's birthday party.

When I turned 10, my mother organized a wonderful birthday party for me, complete with games, and cake and a tour of our farm and a quiz.  I still remember it as one of my fondest birthday memories.

I always celebrated the birthdays with my boys, but for the girls they just seem to need something more sentimental to hold on to.

And no matter what, I made sure Izzy had a special 10th birthday, under trying circumstances.

So over the weekend, I invited Rosie's friends and we had a big birthday bash for her too!

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I am thankful...
for my beautiful daughter, Izzy, who helped plan the games for her sister, made 30 clay owls to hide for a scavengar hunt,
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and made a very cute owl cake!  I really couldn't have done it without her!
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I have...

so much love for this young man.
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He has really stepped up to be a good daddy for his little girl. He works, he keeps house, cooks, and cleans.  He just amazes me.

In the kitchen...
something with sweet potatoes in it.  Maybe stuffed sweet potatoes with pork chops tomorrow?

I am wearing...
Grey skort and black thin t-shirt.

I am reading...

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday with Pfilates.  Luckily, summer running club starts tomorrow!
  • Get ready for our annual review with Dr. Holinga.
From the Learning Rooms...
  Noah working on: 

Izzy working on:
·       American History - Reading autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
·       American Literature-

·       Also continuing Diane Craft reading program, spelling and writing.
·       Art class.

Izzy and Noah working on A Noble Experiment for civics 

Rosie working on:
·       Reading - Catherine called Birdy.

·       Spelling
·       Astronomy with the co-op - DONE but learning the constellations now.
·       Also bible and vocal music with the co-op.
·       Private piano and art
Working on a unit study of Degas and Prokofiev via Harmony Arts Mom!

  • Degas and Prokofiev button
This is Rosie's latest art piece!
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One of my favorite things...
charlotte at splash pad

I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office and the classroom - since track season is now over, I might actually accomplish these first two goals this week!
  • Get a budget and time table together on our new real estate venture. We actually closed!  It's all ours. 
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I am looking forward to...

the roofers coming this week so that we can get this big job started. Mr. Pete's favorite part?   the bathroom of course!

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A quote to share...

A woman is a woman. She has earned that title. She pays for that title. She suffers with that title and gives life with that title and lives from conception until death and beyond with that title. She is that title. She should not be told that it’s such a flimsy thing that a man with enough money can buy his way into it. It’s demeaning and reductive, and as a father and a husband and a son and a brother, I take exception to it. I can only imagine how women might feel if they were only allowed to be open about it. Matt Walsh

A picture to share...

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  1. Hello - I am a new visitor to you blog coming over from the Simple Woman's Blog. Love your Daybook post. You have a lovely family. Looking forward to returning and visiting again soon!


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