Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, December 13, 2010

Super cold temps outside, check! Sloppy deer and fries 4 dinner, check! Jiffy pop popcorn, check! Toy Story 3, check! Awesome family night, double check!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


We have snow! And I love it. I am one of those weird peole who hates to be cold but LOVES the snow?!?! Go figure. We got up early bundled up and walked over to the old church where we prayed the Rosary with our Blue Army group and then walked over to the new church and  participated in Mass. Went over to the rectory for breakfast with the Fathers. My son shoveled a path from the old church to the rectory and from the rectory to the new church. We are now at the library getting some things for next weeks lessons and having a little internet time. Then we will be off, back to home for a late lunch, and some Saturday lessons. And some board games later on. Tomorrow will be a packed day of Mass in the morning, then helping to sort presents for the food pantry that the church collected, then getting things set up for out multi-faith Christmas choir service that our church is hosting this year. It is a great event, each year a different church hosts it, with treats served after. And all the church's choirs sing and each priest/minister reads a part of the Christmas story. My children will be singing again with the childrens choir. I love it! Have a good start to the 2nd week of Advent! 

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, November 18, 2010

homeschool resources

I just stumbled on That Resource Site and it is awesome! lots of the stuff is for younger kids, but you could use it as a start point for ideas if your kids are a little older, or if you teach ccd. have a happy thanksgiving,

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Wow, lots happening over here at teaching saints. We had a big move to a new town, only about 20 minutes away from where we were before but we downsized A LOT which meant a lot of going through and getting rid of for all! And in the middle of it all I planned a All Hallows Eve party for church. which thanks to some very creative priests was a HUGE hit. we had about 150 kids and everyone had a great time. And that was a the end of a long, and very busy summer. So much for a quiet fall, lol. but we are now settling into a normal routine again, Praise be to God!! So I hope to be blogging more often. May God Bless you during this month of thanksgiving. And don't forget to pray for those in purgatory. We went to a awesome remembrance mass last night. and we will be doing this awesome craft on Tuesday, from Waltzing Matilda. She really has some of the coolest ideas. enjoy.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, September 10, 2010

If you love little house books the check out raising homemakers for a great give-a-way

Friday, September 3, 2010

How can children be grumpy at the park?!?!?? Play, be merry, enjoy the sun, anything but be grumpy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Going to make some play-doe tonight, this is one thing my kids never seem to get to big to do, or play with.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

new lesson plans

well we started our new lesson plans yesterday, and it seems good so far, ha ha.
we started reading Our Lady came to Fatima and we will read a chapter or 2 each day that we do school, (which I think for the most part will be Monday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday the kids will have some independent work and be able to catch up if needed but no group work other then bible reading and Rosary, because I have prayer group in the afternoon and I plan on using it for errand day as well. Wednesday my older daughter prays with Blue Army during adoration and my younger daughter goes to a home school group, so it can be the day my son mows the lawn and catch up day for me.)
but, we will have vocab from the book which I will give them the words and then they can find the meaning and write it in their own words. we will be learning about world war 1 and Portugal for history and geography, handwriting will be d'neilen (Sp) starting with l, science will be weather and earth, moving into solar systems if we move quickly, music and art will be whatever strikes our fancy, which is not decided yet, although I did get out some religious artwork, the last supper, Sistine chapel etc... They also have a book list that they work off of and then write in their reading journal. Hoping to have some fun stuff to do in the next week or to, we have just been swamped the last few months,

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wow, my cousin is going to the spam muesum! Who knew!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

fun holidays

check out brownie locks for your fun and sometimes wacky July holidays.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

small sacrifices with big impacts,

for all you ladies who sew, here is a pillow case challenge I think me and my girls will whip up a few out of fabric already in my sewing room. it is a nice easy thing for young girls just getting started to do that will have a huge impact on some ones life!! just think 30 minutes or so of your life could let some one else know they are loved. how awesome is that.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

web sites

I added some new links in sites that I like to visit, one for catholic supplies and one for my local catholic book store, both have many thngs, books, roseries ect.. I also found this site might give it a try.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi


Well today is the day, I will start planning for the fall learning! I am always a little nervous because there is so much out there and soooo many choices. I never can make a decision, it seems like I am changing plans more then making them, hehe
But I think I have a good plan this year, vision books. We will be using vision books as our main learning and going from there. I picked up a couple of them at my local catholic book store, along with a teacher guide book. It has vocab, time lines, C.C.C. and Scripture connections, and more. So I think we will read the books out loud  over several weeks. And study the geography and time period of the saints life. If the saint lived in 1504 a.d. you could study things happening all around the world in 1504 a.d. You could study all the geographical places the saint went. You could use the vocab words as spelling words and use the C.C.C. and Scripture as handwriting practice. They also have topics for reports and discussions. So from one book as your core you can spin off into;
engish, handwriting, vocab, spelling
geography, history, 
Bible, C.C.C., church teachings
so all you are missing is science and math. Awesome!!, so I think we will each book read slowly and plan a lesson for each book that goes over about 4 weeks. We will have group time each morning doing things related to the book and then after lunch do individual math on Tuesday and Thursday and have science after lunch on Monday and Friday, Wednesday will be nothing after lunch to prepare for C.C.D. I figure if we read 2-3 chapters a week, that leaves plenty of time for other learning and spreads it out enough to not feel rushed. There are enough of these books that I think I could plan 2 or 3 years like this. I like this because it puts our Faith at the center of our learning, and our lives. And after all isn't that where it should be? 

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I really should start planning for the fall, but its sooo hot I don't think my brain will work. On the plus side we had a great vbs and had a house blessing

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I think I need a day off!! Haha, somehow I don't think I will get one.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

week of 6/13-6/18

Well This will be a light week. We have company coming from out of state, and V.B.S. is next week so I will be doing a lot of prep and meeting with the helpers.
We will be doing a lot of reading for the library's summer reading program. We will be doing daily bible study along with bible workbooks. I might squeeze in a math lesson, and we will talk about interdependence of people in the world. I am still not sure how we will do this, I think mainly it will be a discussion. I think we might make some flow charts on how things go from point a to b to c to you! And talk about how we use things like our home garden to support ourselves, and tie it in with carbon footprints, and being a good steward of our earth and resources and how this relates to being a good follower of Christ.
We will also be getting ready for our trip to Michigan the week of the 28th, busy busy time.
I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing : )

As for the home schooling group I am trying to start in our town We have 4 families signed up, not to shabby.
this is a great homschool resources, it has books that are great in instructing boys and girls in things like home ec, hygine ect...

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi
Well I am trying a mobile post, lets see how it works!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This has been one of those weeks where I need to decide if its worth the fight. My son who is 12 just has not wanted to do his work, he has just a bit to catch up on, really an hour or so of work if he would just sit down and do it, and he is just not willing to do, fussing and asking to take a break after not doing anything for 2 hours. So do I make him sit and do the work?? Or say this is why we home school so that when he is having an off week he can step back, put the work down and come back to it with renewed interest. The thing is I want him to get it done so we can be down except the little bit of group work we do after our morning bible study, I have tons of things racing through my mind, and would love to be able to say; school, CHECK so I have one less thing to think about. only 2 weeks away and I have so much to do still, next week will be a busy one.
Over at wardrobe refashion I got tons of ideas and can not wait to start sewing!! oh, if only there were more hours in the day, or I didn't need to sleep, : )

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer schedule

Well summer is here, I had hoped to be on our summer schedule by now, but we were a little behind and will be finished by the end of this week. Some sooner then others. We do school all year long but use the summer to review, touch on new things a little and do READ!! The kids are reading up a storm and each have read quite a few books for the summer reading program. We also turned in the Borders reading program sheets and picked out their free books.

It seems like time is flying by much too fast, 2 weeks until v.b.s. I am a little unprepared feeling, It is the first v.b.s. that I have made up on my own, but I think it will go well it is called Saints Alive!! and all about saints. We picked 5 saints to do 1 for days, 1-3, day 4 we do 2 blessed Marian founders, and Friday we do Mary and the party. Wish us luck.

I have much to think about as far as planning next years school, having tried a lot of different methods the last few years, I am thinking of doing a mix of traditional and unschooling starting in the fall. But I am still unsure. I hate changing so often but I am still trying to find the right fit.
Summer schedule goes like this:
bible & ccc reading, a little group work (maybe 30 minutes or so) and then reading.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 24, 2010

web site

I picked up this magizine last week and they have a web site by the same name, if you have not seen it before check it out, home school today

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, May 21, 2010

summer reading

summer is fast approaching, and that means summer reading programs, why not start a reading journal, have your child draw a picture if thety can not yet write on their own, while having them copy the title. have older ones pratice handwriting, and sentence structure and work on grammer, verbs, adjectives, and have even older ones make outlines, fact check something they found interesting, or have them draw a picture of their favorite part to mix things up. but read, read, read, and have fun,

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, May 14, 2010


Borders Book Store is offering free books for kids who read 10 books and then bring in a reading log signed by a parent. We got our reading logs at our local library. The free books are from a list of about 10-15 GOOD books. My son was geeked when I told him one of the books was "The River" by Gary Paulson. He is reading the series for his personal reading. So pull up some good books and start reading, its while supplies last.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi
We have chickens!! wow I am so excited, we have 2 araucanas, 1 polish which the breed did not devlope in Poland, and one leghorn. the Araucana should lay blue/green eggs. I cant wait
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 3, 2010

so much going on....

wow, long time since I've posted, so much has been going on. The girls have started making a quilt for their beds, and I have been very impressed so far. Ellen has done a lot better then I would have thought. Her quilt will turn out well. I started a new scheduling system for school work, I make a calendar on the computer and list out special things that we will do on the days, like days they will be kitchen helper, the bible theme, if they are to start a new book, and then do a week schedule with the subjects, at the end of the week we staple them together, then at the end of the month we staple it to the calendar and put it to file. Maria has started a new work book. it is a compelte curriculum book and it is pretty nice, we just add on as need. I have been scheduling crazy, but after 3 months of just tring to be loosy goosy with everything, we need it. In January I tried "unschooling" and it was fun at first and it might be for some families, but not us, by March the house was a mess the kids were running around fighting and I had no idea what was going on, I couldn't keep track of anything, so I spent the last 2 weeks orginizing, and scheduling EVERYTHING!! And already you can tell the differnce, we are much better ready to face each day, when we know what the plan is. I really like the meal calendar I made, it makes my day go a lot smoother when I don't have to think about what I will cook. Well that is probably enough for know, I will be posting more often.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sorry for the no posts lately, we have been very busy and not had a lot of time, we will be posting again soon.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

no internet

due to a snafu at the phone co. when we shut off the phone( and bad service for 2 years with to many snafus to count) we have no internet, and because we live in the country our choices are very limited on co. we can use. so I will be visiting the local library once a week to post. on the plus side, I have gotten tons done.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

math and museums

Well yesterday we sat down and "did school" for the first time in a long time,
we did math workbooks

we did bible workbooks,

and apparently you get more from the Bible if you eat it, hehe.
Last Friday we went to my in-laws and went to the local museum, the kids had a blast. I am so happy the weather is getting warmer and we will be able to more things.
I love my son in the background!!! They were doing the hula. Priceless.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, March 8, 2010

I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed?!

Well I just spent 6 hours cleaning my sons room, with his help of course. I don't know if I should be proud of that or ashamed? We got down and cleaned it til it shined. Swept under everything went through every toy and piece of clothing. Got rid of 2 black trash bags of trash, 1 of clothes, and 1 of things to donate, 1 bag of things I did not want to part with so they went in storage. I feel drained now, haha. But it should be easier for him to keep under control from now on. Maybe I should pray for that one.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I just found out about this really neat site from catholic christian homeschooling it is called lesson pathways. It is a site that has lesson studies for homeschoolers. From the looks of it it has all your basic subjects for grades k-5. all though some of the year 5 things could be modified for 6th or 7th graders. It also has on there a tab to track the students. and it's all FREE. I am on my way back there to check it out some more, because even though we are very unschooling, I do like to do "real" work sometimes, I know I have it all in one place.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sewing, phones, gratituesday all in one!

Well I will start with my Gratituesday,
I am grateful for so many things it is always hard to chose just one!
I am grateful for the basics, a warm house, lights, food. It is very easy to overlook these "small" things. But unfortunately many people do not have what many of us think of as basics.
Join me ain a quick prayer for them,

Heavenly Father we pray that you watch over all those who will go without food and shelter today, especially children and elderly, protect them and give them the graces they need to make it through their day.
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end Amen.

Well we are getting rid of our house phone! I am very nervous about this. I am a person who is always trying to limit the technology in our house. I prefer to hang out and read or talk then to sit in front of the t.v. I do enjoy blogs but really am only on maybe for 10-15 minutes in the morning and then again after the kids go to bed. I finally talked my husband into getting rid of the cable, I can not stand the commercials that are on. Even on the history channel on a Sunday afternoon. I would rather just not watch t.v. Plus I am much more productive without it on. We did not even have internet until about 4 years ago, and the cable we got 2 years ago, and had a contract for 2 years. So when I say finally I mean our contract is up and I talked him into not signing back up. I helped that the fee would have gone up as well and my husband hate to spend money, hehe. But back to the phones, so we have cell phones ( we were the last few Americans that until now did not have cell phones, not even 1) and ported our home number into my line. Which is great because I have my phone number all over the place for my home business and things at church. But I do not like cellphones, they are full of radiation. I am not to keen on radiating my brain. Although I do like my new phone, and all its gadgets. The alarms, calendars, and email are pretty nifty. And it is pink! My husband got a much fancier touch phone with full internet. I went with the one that was free after rebate and the one we got for the kids to share was also free and very simple. But I could not let there not be a phone in the house, so the kids phone is for emergency use only.
Finally to my sewing,  I rearranged my sewing room and for the last week I have had a pile of fabric in my dinning room, so today I started going through it.

And I am almost done, I had to pile some of back up behind a chair, but at least it is out of the way and neatly piled. I will post more pictures when I am finished.

 Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Our small 2 town high school girls basketball team WON STATE!!!!! 2 YEARS IN A ROW!!!!!!



Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, February 27, 2010

give-o and unschooling

This is our give-o board, played like bingo-o only when you have a number that is called you donate the item that is on that square. As you can see this one has been started, when you have a number that is called you can put a sticker on, after your item makes it in the donate box.


I used a piece of graph paper and labeled the squares with the items I thought each child had the most to donate or with things I know that they don't play with and it just hasn't made it out of the house yet. I also had some of the squares say "your time" you can do anything you want for this one as long as you are give your time in a way that is above and beyond. Some examples we gave the kids are, shoveling the neighbors walk, walking the dog with out being asked, helping with the quilt for charity. The ones that look like hands say "bigger" and "smaller" you chose something bigger or smaller then your hand. And so far the kids love it they are very excited to play each day, with makes me love it even more then I did.
As for schooling we have not done much lately, after deciding to try unschooling, I thought we might take a few weeks and work on life skills and chillin' out. Each day I try to work on 1 chore with 1 child to make sure they are doing it well and make sure they know the best and easiest way to do it. We have been playing give-o and helping mommy clean out closets ect... We all have been reading alot and talking about Lent and what it is all about. Our library has backpack kits, that have books and activities in them that are on 1 subject so I have been letting the kids check those out and of course they have been very busy playing with toys,  homemade play-doh, making more clay and play-doh and just being kids. All in all it has been a very calm few weeks, and sometime soon we will be getting into a more structured day, I was thinking maybe next week start with a morning rhythm and have free time in the afternoon so I can continue cleaning out and catching up with my sewing.
I will really try to post more often, after all that is why I started blogging!   

 Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


SUCCESS!!!  my new washer is hooked up and running, and my husband only broke 1 finger in the process! The washer slipped when he was bringing it down the basement stairs and he caught his pointer finger on his left hand and broke it. So other then the guilt from his finger I am really excited about the washer, it is super quite and the clothes come out almost dry. When it does the finial spin you can tell it is going super fast. I did a load of towels, it fits at least 2x as many towels, and then I only had to dry them for 20 minutes and they were dry, all of them! I am so excited about all the money I will be saving, it uses less water, I can fit in more in 1 load and drying time! WOW! I am super happy and will be saying an extra prayer of thanksgiving tonight.

These are some old pictures but thought I'd share them anyway,

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

washer update

 I guess I didn't really finish the other post. As it stands the washer will sit in the box in the garage until my husband can get it into the basement and hook it up.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi


I am so frustrated,  we spent all last week trying to find a washer, each time we ordered one or found one we liked it was not in stock and we would not be able to get it for a while. And we need one now so we did not want to wait. We finally found one and it was getting delivered and set up today, the guy calls he is on his way!! And a hour early! When him and my husband were looking at the outside stairs that lead to the basement one of them broke! Luckily my husband broke it and not the delivery guy. But then we could not get it in because of safety. Which I understand but am super frustrated anyway!!!! I just want to do laundry. 

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi


Outside my window...Snow!!! again it just snowed yesterday! ; )
I am thinking... how much I like to be at home with my family
I am thankful new washer that will be here this afternoon
From the learning rooms... some reading, math workbooks and home ec.
From the kitchen...leftovers
I am wearing...long sleeve t-shirt, sweater, and my sweat pants. at least I am half way dressed, haha
I am creating...along with the kids a quilt for charity, I am hoping to have it a good way done today
I am try and have a calm slow day, we have been running around the last week it seems that we haven't had 1 day, except Sunday of course, at home. I do not like being away from home so much. things just don't get done when no one is here.
I am reading...Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
I am hoping...for a productive day
I am hearing...I am not sure, parts of it sound like fighting, but at the same time they might be having fun
One of my favorite son, who turned 12 yesterday
A few plans for the rest of the week: finish rearranging the sewing and the learning rooms so we can get back to business.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
My birthday boy! Happy 12th Birthday!

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi


Boy do I need to take a few minutes to stop and be grateful. It has been a rough couple of weeks, but we have made it through and that alone is something to be grateful for. But I am most grateful for my wonderful loving husband, not only because I am waiting for the Lowes delivery guy with my new front loading washer. But because he loves me and always tries to please me even when I am not so nice. He is a great man and I am truly blessed to have him.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wow, it's been awhile

Well it's been something like 2 weeks since I posted last. I have been a combination of busy and sick. We are having our new church dedicated this Sunday and being lead Sacristan I have been to many meetings and doing a lot of planing these last few weeks. And this week I felt horrible. Today is the first day I have felt good. Which is good because tomorrow will be busy. My oldest 2 serve the early Mass and then we will stay to set up for the dedication Mass. I am excited about the dedication but also very nervous, I hope I don't forget to do something. I have been Sacristan for about 3 weeks, which is how long we have been planing the dedication Mass. I wish I had other Masses to prepare for before this. And we did not have a Sacristan before this so I am learning as I go. Not to mention that Ash Wednesday is only 3 days later.
Speaking of Ash Wednesday, we started our Lent activity early this year so we would sort of be done by Holy Week, that way we could fully enjoy that week. We are signed up forHoly Heros Lenten Adventure. And that will start Fat Tuesday, we are doing a bingo game of giving, I will post pictures later. But it is basically bingo but when they get a number, like i-7 then they give up whatever is on that square. Somethings are, a stuffed animal, your time, something bigger then your hand. And each week we change the board. They get up each morning, "can we play give-o" supper excited about giving up there things. Who would have guessed. We are doing this in place of the usual giving up candy, ect... So everything they give up has to be in good condition so it can be donated. We will also do a Lenten Cross. It is similar to the Jesse Tree. It is in the shape of a cross and each day you add a picture to it, and it follows the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament. I think we will get pretty in to this considering the age of my kids. I also want to focus this lent on clearing out the junk from the house, all that stuff that you look at and think why do I still have that, and then just move it out of your way.
Needless to say a busy/sick as I have been we have not done much in the way of "school" we did manage a trip to the library. And the kids did read quite a bit, and spent a lot of time on their educational games for the computer. I am hoping to get some new shelves this week so I can finish reorganizing my school and sewing rooms. I think it will help me to get sewing projects done and help to do some schooling if everything is more accessible and organized. 

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, February 1, 2010


Outside my window... snow is starting to come down, and it's 21 degrees. Only 20 cooler outside then inside.

I am thinking... about getting the furnace fixed and wondering if my landlord will call about the furnace, hoping it's soon, but I am also thinking "I wonder how much this will save us on the next bill."

I am thankful for...shelter and warm clothes, our furnace stopped working and boy is it cold in here, but at least we have warm clothes to layer on and shelter from the wind.

I am wearing... tank top, thermal shirt, fluffy sweater, and my husbands old sweat shirt. Sweat pants under my heaviest jeans skirt, knee socks, fuzzy socks and thermal socks. and a scarf!

I am remembering... To praise God in the bad times as well as the good. And to offer up my suffering for those who are truly in need.

I am get our taxes done today, at least they have heat.

I am currently reading... what about collage, how homeschooling leads to admission to the best collage and universities and other home / un-schooloing books.

I am hoping... our taxes come in soon

On my or not to do this home school group or not, it is about $200 and will cost about $300 in gas to go back and forth if not more. it sounds like a great group and they do great things, and its all Catholic, but that is a ton oh money!!!

Noticing that... it's really not that bad with out heat if you bundle, bundle, bundle.

From the kitchen...Jesus bread, sour dough starter, sweet potato bread and for dinner pot roast veggies and biscuits.

Around the house... the girls decided to make a fort in the basement, so they are sweeping and dusting. my son is collecting boxes form the little store on the corner to use in  making a race car track.

From my picture journal...
she really wanted a seagull to come eat out of her hand, she sat there trying to get one to come to her for about an hour.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have been reading on other Ladies blogs about what they will do for Lent. Have you decided what you will do? How about the kids? This year we will be focusing on doing for others instead of giving something up. I am still in the staging plans but plan to spend a lot of time working on this tomorrow. One thing that I know we will be doing is 40 days of giving. I am making bingo cards, each day or 2 times a day whatever I end up deciding, we will draw a bingo number, all the cards will have the same numbers just different placement, you will then make it off and then do what the card says. Like give up a toy, piece of clothing ect... I will then give them a choice, give it to good will or a like charity or sell it. We do swap meets so they can take it with and try to sell it. But here is the catch they can not have the money, at the end of Lent any money they raised from doing this they will then need to donate some where. And to make it a little more fun when you get a bingo you will get something, like pick out a movie to watch, have a sleep over with siblings on the pull out couch, this is a very coveted thing in our house : ) We will also be doing a sacrifice jar and a Lent cross, which is like a Jesse tree but for Lent. We will also try to make one quilt each to donate to a charity a send quilts to. I might even try to get us out volunteering with a senior center and the animal shelter. And of course we will pray!! Let me know what you have planned.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi