~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~
I haven't been feeling very well this week, but had to pop in to say hello and share a few pictures. Also, in your charity, could you please say a prayer for my husband's Uncle Frank, my father-in-law's brother, who passed away yesterday afternoon.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
I've been eyeing these adorable Shining Light Dolls for awhile now and finally ordered a few to save for the girls' stockings this upcoming Christmas!
My mom celebrated her birthday this past weekend and we met her at the Farmer's Market with a smoothie and a gift! This year we decided to surprise her with a lovely hand-painted bookmark of her Confirmation Saint along with a copy of the Walk with the Saints Journal. She loved it!
The kids loved spending some time with their grandma on her birthday and walking along the railroad tracks. I couldn't resist snapping a couple pictures!
It seems like nearly every one of my packages has been arriving damaged lately.... ("Damaged Doll Deliveries" wasn't exactly what I had in mind for D week!) Last week one of these dolls arrived with the package smashed. I called Amazon and they said they would send another, and to just keep the original. The second arrived in even worse condition than the first! I wasn't going to call, since the actual doll inside the box was still okay, but decided to let them know anyways. This time they insisted on not only refunding the money, they also gave me a $10 promotional credit for the hassle and said to wait a few days before ordering again (if I choose to do so) so that the shipping department could make any necessary adjustments to protect future orders. Note: That was a few days ago, so if anyone places an order they should arrive in better shape, but I am not making any promises! ;) However, even with smashed up packaging, they are still just as pretty as can be! (Oh, and the next day? That stone I had ordered arrived in three pieces. Seriously?!)
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