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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Isadora's senior pictures

In between rain storms, we found time for two photo shoots.  One more and I think we'll have a lot of pretty senior pictures.

I am thinking...
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about Noah's participation in Walsh University's production of Godspell. He was originally in the chorus. Then one of the "philosophers" in the opening scene had to drop out, so Noah was chosen to take  over this small role three days before opening night. He had some lines to say and a vocal solo!  I was so proud of him.  The rest of the production was very enjoyable and fantastic.  We went with the parents of my daughter-in-law and I think they enjoyed it as well!  It was a great night.

I am thankful...

that I had a chance to get to confession on Saturday. I felt my Lent sliding off track, and that's just what I needed to pull it back.

I am pondering...

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how Rosie was able to take 30 seconds off of her 1600 meter time today!  She also PR'd in her 800!

I am also pondering the ingenious way the authorities at CYO  found to make me hate track season even more!

Rosie is a 6th grader. That means that for the previous three seasons, we spent hours and hours sitting on the sideline waiting for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders to run their part of the meet. But that was okay, we thought. We would put in our time as the parents of a 3rd, 4th and 5th grader believing that our time was coming! We were paying our dues! Eventually, our runner would be a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader and we would be able to go to the meet and leave with some semblance of Sunday afternoon left!!

Au contraire!  This year, someone had the bright idea to rotate - one weekend the older kids would go first, and the next, the younger kids would go first! My guess is probably a parent with a younger runner complained about the schedule and CYO folded like a house of cards. So congratulations to us.  We endured three years of waiting and now we just get to do it every other week!

As Mr. Pete and I were grousing about this change in schedule yesterday, I reminded him that we had better get to used to it.  He is six years from the retirement age of 65 and already there is talk of bumping it up to 70.

I am hearing...
tinnitus and laughter in the kitchen.

In the kitchen...

Chili tonight and taco Tuesday!

I am going...
One of my favorite things...


Miss C with her Godfather at the park.

I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

    Adobe Spark

    Reading and English list via Bravewriter and other sources  Reading Great Expectations.

    Prairie Primer  - Starting the Shores of Silver Lake this week.
    Saxon Math Grade 6
    Exploring Creation with Botany
    Trail Guide to Bible Geography
    Art with Miss Lucia 
    Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op and Parish choir
    Drama - at co-op   A Flintlock in this year's production of Peter Pan!

    Isadora: Senior year!

    British History
    Switched on School House British Literature
    Diane Craft Reading Program
    Art Studies at Akrona Art
    Parish Choir St. Sebastians
    Spelling U See Per Dr. Holinga
    Saturday Soccer League

    Izzy art.

    Izzy is also signed up for a blacksmithing class in May. She is determined to be a skilled craftsman, and I am going to get as many opportunities for her as I can!

    A quote to share...

    To all genealogists, amateurs and professionals alike ~ "We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to know somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe."
     Attributed to A. Hoffman. This beautiful quote is humbly dedicated to all family genealogists.

    A picture to share...

    Tbt.  Calvin and Helen Leckrone with little Maryrose on the way. Circa 1927.
    My beloved maternal grandparents.

    Birthday Cupcake Delivery