Monday, March 23, 2015

Holy Hour on the Solemnity of St Joseph

I failed to post this last Thursday... from my national Catholic home-school moms group on Facebook.

Here's a necklace my husband brought me from Africa, he arrived well but his jet lag so disturbed both our sleep... that our son took my Holy Hour for me last week. I would have slept the entire time! ;-) Today I am happy to be able to go, and take your many intentions with me. It is the feast of the great St Joseph, so let's bring him our petitions regarding family life, yeah! — feeling thankful.

(Later at night:)

Ladies, I prayed the Luminous Mysteries and enjoyed the warm sun pouring into the Adoration chapel! :-) At every mystery I begged St Joseph to hear our prayers and take them to Our Lord.

I prayed for the sacramental life of our families during the fist mystery as Jesus is baptized, and especially for our marriages during the Wedding at Cana!

During the Proclamation of the Kingdom I asked St Joseph for our families: may our life be a witness to God's kingdom, proclaiming it in everything we do! 

I put our many troubles and sufferings under the care of loving St Joseph and the Blessed Mother during the Transfiguration: I always think when we have troubles is when we are closest to the Lord in his glory as the apostles experienced. 

The Institution of the Eucharist mystery had me thanking Him for His loving presence in our life, and I asked for all of the special intentions mentioned, plus the ones that would still come, and the ones deep, deep in our hearts...

Saturday, March 21, 2015


The other day I found this kitten on my desk... and last night the girls took it outside along with a sign welcoming a certain beloved season! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geography Convention

Number Four was proudly standing by his first convention poster! Husband and I are so proud of him! He is an active member of the Geography Club and helped with the organizing of the oldest student-run academic convention in the U.S.

And Cole K., one of Husband's graduate students, earned a Second Place award!  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Quiz Bowl!

Earlier this evening Husband, Number Six and I helped at the local Middle School Quiz Bowl--where Number Seven was captain of the team that won Third Place! It was fun re-connecting with the homeschool team kids!