Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun Day Off From School

On November 4th (Election Day) the boys and I had a day off from school.  Their daddy had to report for work so it was just us at the house!  We had so much fun!!

First:  The boys slept in while I went to vote.

2nd:  We ate all day!  I baked blueberry muffins.  Each boy cooked their own snacks and meals.  The fire alarm only went off 1 time!  We are making progress!!

 Finally, we watched our favorite TV shows.  N and I caught up on our favorite shows together.

Of course we did other things in between but those are the ones we enjoyed the most.

It was a really good day.

Oh, I almost forget - D gave Maxie a much needed bath!  She is nice and clean now!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Work of His Hands

N recently went on a field trip with his Honors Art Class to the Governor's School for the Arts.  He had a great time and this picture is one that he did while there.  He is very talented in art and seems to enjoy it very much.  He does not, however, like to use color.  He is strictly a black and white boy!  

He is interested in attending a summer camp at the school.  We will have to see if he is willing to pursue the application for getting into the school.  I am very proud of him!

Psalms 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3 - Housewife Day

November 3rd is Housewife Day!  This day we honor all the housewives that make their homes a place of peace and love.  Housewives come in various shapes and sizes, working in the home or working outside the home, it is still hard work.  

What do we housewives do?  We love our families, give hugs to encourage, comfort, and celebrate, cook, clean, do laundry, listen, problem solve, budget, shop, plan, referee, create...the list is endless.  And, I might add, it requires an endless list of skills!  It is not for the faint of heart!

For those called to the vocation of being a housewife and mother, it is the greatest job in the world and one I would not give up for any amount of fame or money!  

It's all worth it to see a smile on your husband's and children's face at the end of the day!  It's a good thing!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 2 - All Soul's Day

One of the things that I love about the Catholic church is the remembrance of our dearly departed.  On November 2nd of every year, we remember those who have passed away and prayers are said.  This would be my entire family with the exception of one brother.  

It's probably one of my favorite days of the year.  
I find great comfort in the prayers and my memories of my loved ones.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November 1 - All Saints Day

November 1st is All Saints Day - a time to remember all the saints, known and unknown, who have gone before us.  

St. Therese

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more.