Thursday, April 23, 2015

7QTF: Best part of the day!


JMJ
God Love You! 
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The best part of my day, is definitely not the waking up part. I guess it would have to be when all the family is home and we are just sitting on the carpet, talking. I love that time of day. Although, there is something just so beautiful about the quiet prayer time, that time of surrender and solitude to Our Lord - not to shabby!

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I finished, I finished and yes I finished the Mighty Mujer Triathlon - thanks be to God! Plus, I wasn't last so that was a plus. It was so much fun and all the women and volunteers were just wonderful to be around. They write your age on one leg and I was amazed at some 50+ and even a 60+ woman. Get up and move those bodies, I tell ya!.


So grateful for my babies!
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BB: Why did you make me go through the back door? (at school)
Me: Because I didn't know you weren't supposed to go through that door to get to school.
BB: But why?
Me: I'm sorry munchkin, tell your teacher it will not happen again!

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BBC: BB: Mommy, I saw BBC's hummingbird!

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NCC: Attack of the allergies has started! Plus, he is such a fan of my hair in ponytails, he laughs each time I flick him with it - it's too much!
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The best part of this dog's day is just plain awesome!


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I tried to understand this controversial theory, The Holographic Universe, it was a little (okay a lot) over my head but it is such an interesting take. What are your thoughts on that Infinite I?

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A Dios!

Monday, April 20, 2015

MOM: Happy Birthday ed!

JMJ

God Love You!

Today is her birthday, so let's wish her many blessings on her birthday!

As you know, I am so grateful for the fact that she has let herself be used as God's instrument. Then I published this post and not until today did I realized that I had already shared that video before, so sorry. My mind is very very forgetful.

Please enjoy this one, though - that deals with Hope.


ADios!

Friday, April 17, 2015

7QT Fridays: The Miraculous Chapel and a triathlon!


JMJ
God Love You! 
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We went to visit the Loretto Chapel and, yes - that staircase is miraculous. Thanks be to God!

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I am running Mighty Mujer Triathlon and feeling so under-prepared. My goal is to finish. If you can, say a quick prayer that my bike doesn't get a flat.

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BB: Dad, that's a poo-poo color.
Dad: Yes, that is a poo-poo color (looking at my olive cardigan).
BB: No, dad your shirt is a poo-poo color.
Me: HAHAHA!
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BBC: We hung a Rosary with his initials at the Loretto Chapel.


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NCC: Has started clapping!
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Sugar, the bitter truth - it's a really good video on how sugar may be evil!

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Yes, He does! Thanks be to God.

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A Dios!

Monday, April 13, 2015

MOM: Signs, do you see them?

God Love You!

JMJ

Oh my, I know - I've been gone from the blog yet once again. It's partly due to the fact that I don't have endless amount of energy and we don't live in a 32-hour a day type of world. Could you imagine, I may even have time to think - or dare I say, even write.

So Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Easter.

One word, so much meaning! So much love, my heart is filled with joy. Hallelujah!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter as well and boy do I have a video for you. I really hope you watch this one. I wish I could just hug Mother Angelica, I'm so grateful to God for her.

In this show she talks about the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and how to read Scripture. She delves into one of her favorite passages and reminds us that these men, these Apostles, were exceedingly imperfect men. That gives me hope!

She also doesn't sugar coat life. Life is hard. It really stinks sometimes, many times and the crosses we carry can blind us to the point that we don't see God standing right next to us. We don't see the love that He has surrounded us with.

The love is there, though and she reminds us of that. She reminds us of how truly miraculous the Eucharist is, the gift that it truly is.

She takes a call about heartbroken people missing their loved ones and how Jesus is waiting for you,
Jesus is courting you.

I hope you watch this show, it's that good!

ADios!

A Dios!

Friday, March 13, 2015

7QT Friday: 11:50 pm edition

JMJ

God Love You! 

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I’ve been having one of those odd weeks, where my days are dry and I have to force myself to pray. I’m not sure why, it just seems like I’d rather be watching TV or vegging out doing much of nothing. Last night I finished the Luminous mysteries in the quiet of the night and was so grateful for that moment of silence. I’ll try to remember that feeling tonight!

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I got my e-book, did you?

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BB: She had a mini-spring break this week and was set to go to an acting class this Wednesday, her first words of the day, “I’m so excited!” Then the next morning, “I don’t want to go.”

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BBC: I miss him so much it hurts. 

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NCC: His Abuelita is calling him, “eres un virampito.” Munchkinpie is sprouting four teeth up top, but only the outside ones are visible yet. Plus, two more below. No wonder he’s restless at night!

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The Doggies: had their checkups and my Dulci is getting old. She’s almost 13 and has a little heart murmur, every time she coughs it reminds me to give her more hugs. She is such sweetheart. 

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'Oh man!'

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A Dios!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

7QTF: I’d know you anywhere, my love

JMJ

God Love You! 

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  One of my co-workers and I, for some odd reason, started speaking about Faith – which is something he and I don’t do much of. It just so happened that one of my friends had given me a big stack of cards with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, so I shared it with him and told him how much that prayer has been a blessing in my life. I am so grateful to God for the mercy and love He has shared with me through praying that chaplet. (Sidenote: I really do need to start praying it more often because I’ve been kind of lax about it lately). Well, he showed me this prayer that he keeps under his monitor and low and behold, the priest who wrote it is none other than Father Ben Mones, the priest who married RC and I! It really is a small world after all.

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Speaking of work, I’ve been using my standing desk more often and it has led to some good things. Among those is a chance to practice standing with a good posture which I think has helped my lower hip pain ease up. It’s amazing how the simple act of standing can just light a bit of a fire. There are days when I feel so lazy I have to make myself stand up and I’m so glad I do. I’ve also been known to put on some Juanes music and dance, dance, dance – or just move side to side to avoid any stares from my cube mates. In case you’re wondering, I do need a bigger coffee mug – I know.

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BB: Today, after I was heartily refusing to let her have a second juice box she says, “You are listening to your bad angel.”

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BBC: The kiddos and I spent Sunday after Mass at Barnes and Noble. BBC loved his Sophie the Giraffe so I have a little thing for giraffes now. Well, this book, “I’d know you anywhere, my  love” just spoke to me, because yes, I’d know BBC anywhere!

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NCC: The view from his room at night time.

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The Doggies: missing their Dada.

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I got this in my Babycenter email for the week, I somehow believe it might be true sometimes and I probably deserve it!

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A Dios!

Monday, March 2, 2015

MAM: Keep an Eye on God

JMJ

God Love You!

So this particular episode, it is by far one of my favorites. I played it at work, last week - always in the background. I'm so not a good listener, ask anyone who knows me. If anyone tries to describe something to me at work, like a problem or a situation, then I usually have to ask if they can write it down for me or really slow it down. I just can't focus.

Anyways, I've listened to this show a lot. Each time, it's like I pick up something new. It touches on so many different topics like, what does being holy mean? Does God love people more if they pray? I struggled with these questions and listening to her explanations spoke to my heart.

When bad things happen to you, it's so easy to believe that maybe it was because you didn't pray enough. I still struggle with this sometime, it's so easy to carry this guilt, let me tell you. It's not easy keeping your eyes on God, either, but it helps to know even the Apostles had trouble doing the same thing.

Mother Angelica has this way of just laying it out for you, in plain words. Telling me to keep praying, because it will keep you close to Jesus, to go to Our Lady, because she knows what real sorrow is and she kept her eyes on Jesus.

It's a really good one, I hope you watch it or have already seen it!



A Dios!