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7 Quick Takes

Linking up with Kelly to share some of my favorite things around the interwebz this week. 

I wasn’t able to go to the March for Life last week (too busy with the new life in our house!) but was thrilled to see that an old college friend of mine gave the homily at the Mass for Life at the Verizon Center. You can watch the video (the second one on the page) or read the gist of it here. I may be a bit biased, but I think it’s worth your time to listen to his story of a woman with a couple of crisis pregnancies. Continue reading

Links and Clicks and Takes

This ended up being just long enough to stretch into Jen‘s Seven Quick Takes linkup… so check there for more reading material!

1. First, could you spare a minute (or more!) to pray for this family? Mary writes so lovingly about their family’s journey through her daughter’s final weeks on earth. The faith their whole family shows is so inspiring, and it comes across in every post she writes. If you feel called to help them out financially (they could really use it!) you can do so through her site as well.

2. Here’s a cool new product for all you crunchy people out there (or if you just live somewhere that doesn’t use grocery bags!). Joe’s company made the video, and when he showed me, I was really impressed! (Both with the product idea and with the video, Joe). I’m definitely no hippie, but I’ll use these for sure.

3. My brother’s girlfriend nannied (nannies? they weren’t clear on the details) these kids and when she sent me this video, told me she’s pretty sure they still don’t keep flour in the house. I can’t say that I blame them. Also, I have to say that I’m seriously impressed that the mom didn’t freak like I surely would have.

4. Jenny is doing a great series this month about what Catholics believe about sex and marriage… this one is my favorite so far, but they’re all good!

5. For all you comic book nerds out there (not me) check it out–my cousin is Batman! He was used as a model for this Batman arc, plus another cousin was used as the model for a new villain.

6. Molly wrote a wonderful piece on being open to life, and how that looks different for different families.

7. And that’s all I’ve got for now! Hope you all enjoy your weekend–we’re planning on hitting up the homecoming football game tonight and I think I might finally bust out some fall decorations tomorrow. Maybe we’ll go on a pumpkin hunt, too, because what fun is it to buy them from the grocery store?

 

And now I’m hearing loud crashes from Grace’s room where she is decidedly not napping… this should be good.

Seven Quick Takes

Linking up with published author (!!!!) Jen!

1. Big announcement! (not a pregnancy one, everyone settle down) Continue reading

Seven Quick Takes

Linking up with Jen, who has been getting all kinds of practice at signing her name

1. I have been meaning to write all week, but it’s been a glorious week and I have a hard time spending nap time inside when it’s perfect outside. After a long, long winter, I was thrilled to have a little bit of color from reading outside in 64 degrees of sunshine. It’s not exactly dolphins in the seas off Mexico good,
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(photo shamelessly stolen from my mom’s Facebook), but considering it wasn’t so long ago (a week) that I was looking at this:

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Snow in April is all kinds of wrong.

I’ll take every last one of those sixty- or seventy-odd degrees. Every one.

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Seven Quick Takes

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Jen, of course

1. I’m half ignoring the kids right now, because one is cranky and one is not eating her dinner, and I won’t have backup until after they go to bed. From what I’m hearing, Grace is threatening that Sophie will be in “big trouble” for dropping something, and Grace now thinks she can’t get up from the floor without my assistance because there is a little -and I do mean little- bit of milk on her foot. Dramatic, much? Continue reading