Holy Week

Holy Week is a special observance leading up to Easter. It’s not a joyous week. It’s actually heart breaking. It reminds me of the incredible pain Jesus endured for us. The weight of the week brings me to tears. I think about what it would have been like to be there. Would I have cheered…

February 2021

It’s been a February like no other. Winter storms, seeing family, great checkups, a new family member, and lots of snow days. Oddly enough we had more snow days in February than all other months combined. We learned what worked and what didn’t when it came to staying warm in the snow. We took pictures…

One Skillet Curry Chicken

I wasn’t a fan of curry growing up. Now I can eat it with a spoon! Tonight, I was craving curry and pulled this off only using what I had on hand. A win-win! It’s also a one skillet easy quick meal. I used bone- in chicken thighs though boneless skinless would have been easier…

Southerners Snow

We started out with blue jeans and rubber boots. After freezing we knew we needed the proper gear to truly appreciate this winter wonderland. Today is the third snow of 2021, and the best experience for these southerners. Snow for us was a wish or prayer every few years if we were lucky. Certainly not…

Sundays – resting & getting ready

My Sundays are for resting and getting ready for the week. I also make an effort to sit quietly and read. Sometimes I fall asleep. I’ve tried to work smarter rather than my typical harder. I make sure clothes are ready for the week and food we can grab fairly quickly. I’m far from a…

First Sunday of 2021 -Healthy Dips

I’m not great a food prepping but I am trying to eat a bit lighter than the heavy holiday foods I’ve been enjoying since Thanksgiving. This week’s lunches will be packed with fresh fruit, veggies, and healthy dips. Tonight we ate veggies & dips watching football and enjoying our last evening before back to school…

Top Nine and 2020

In typical fashion on the first day of the new year we are in our jommies cooking, eating, watching ballgames while reflecting on 2020 and talking about 2021. Reflecting over the last year makes me smile. As crazy as it was I learned a lot. I loved the extra time at home with my family….

Advent Week 4 and The Jesse Tree Day 22-29 with Christmas Cookies

It’s hard to believe Christmas is this week! All of the preparations, prayers, and expectations culminating this week. The fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE.Jesus demonstrated self-giving love in his ministry as the Good Shepherd. Advent is a time for kindness, thinking of others, and sharing with others. It is a…

Week 3 Advent and Jesse Tree Day 15-21

The advent season is full of preparation and waiting expectantly for the birth of our Savior. We know the joy of Jesus is the hope, and peace for us all at Christmas. Today we light the pink candle to mark the third week of advent. Gaudete Sunday means rejoice. ⭐️ Rejoice in the Lord always….

Second Week of Advent: Jesse Tree Day 8-14

The second candle in the advent wreath is Peace and reminds me of a song we sang in catholic school as a child ️Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father Brothers all are…

Advent-Right on Time 2020

If we ever needed Advent it is NOW. In this year of unexpected challenges, heart break, and isolation. Advent means the coming. The coming of Christ. We wait with anticipation for the coming of Christ. We celebrate His birth and hope for His return someday. We mark this season with several traditions. The Advent wreath,…

The Jesse Tree Tradition

The Jesse Tree is a tradition from 1949 and celebrated the four weeks of Advent. Key events in the history of salvation are recalled from scripture and repented by symbols. These ornaments are hung on a tree in order of the story’s development. The tradition recounts God’s grace at work in history and heightens the…