Monday, November 23, 2009


Clare didn't quite get what she wanted one day, and so she proceeded to show us that she meant business by throwing a fit in the mud! Girls are so precious!

Our Little Kicker!

Isaac's soccer season ended last Saturday with a medal ceremony and party. Isaac had so much fun, and we are very proud of how hard he worked and listened during the season! Way to go #14!

Flying High!

This is what happens when mommy isn't home!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Frugal Fridays!

Now is a really good time to stock up on your baking and cooking essentials. Grocery stores and places like Walmart tend mark down baking and cooking staples during the holiday season. When you combine in-store promotions and coupons you can walk away with some really great deals.

Examples of Items to Stock-up on:
  1. evaporated milk
  2. canned pumpkin
  3. chocolate chips
  4. spices
  5. sugar
  6. flour
  7. butter
I love to bake, so I can really fill up my pantry for a great price this time of year! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Marriage Matters Thursdays!

Marriage is beautiful! I am so thankful for the gift my spouse is to me, and I am thankful for his love, and that our love is grounded in Christ. Yesterday, when a difficult situation arose, I realized just how much I rely on his love and support to uphold me when I am weak. Not only did I feel an outpouring of his love and support, but he was my silent prayer warrior. He was constantly interceding for me, praying that God would give us all the graces we needed to face whatever challenge we were to meet. I am so grateful for my spouse's support, and am again amazed by the beauty of the vocation of marriage!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Motherhood Monday!

I have posted before about how I believe that it is the little things in motherhood that will lead me to Heaven. For the past two weeks I have been undertaking the daunting task of potty training my 3 year old, Isaac. I have to say I am very thankful for the outpouring of graces that God gave me during this task, especially for the extra patience and kindness when times got tough! I have to admit though that the whole process was much easier than I expected, and Isaac was such a trooper through it all! I am so proud that Isaac is potty-trained now, and I am so thankful to God for helping us both through the process!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Frugal Fridays!

Here in Little Rock we have several museums that we find interesting. One that is particularly nice for the kids is the Museum of Discovery. The museum has a great learning and play area for kids that encourages them to explore new ideas and concepts through imagination play. What I like even better about the museum is that the second Sunday of every month they offer free admission to everyone, so the kids get enjoy an afternoon of fun for FREE! This is something that we try to do every month as a family. It would be worth taking some time to research and see if any of the museums in your area offer a similar deal! You can't beat a free day of fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009 was a hit for our family. This was the first year that Isaac really understood the concept, and boy did he love collecting candy! On Friday, the kids and I went trick or treating to some of the local businesses in town. The kids really enjoyed seeing everyone in costume. On Saturday we went to a local Trunk and Treat. There they were able to enjoy horse rides, carnival games and inflatables, all while collecting a bag full of candy. We ended the evening by making the loop around our neighborhood. In the end, I think we ended up with enough candy to last until Spring!

All Souls Day

Today is a day to pray for those who have gone before us. Take some time to pray as a family for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Throughout the month of November our family will be remembering all of our departed loved ones.

May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.