Wednesday, April 8, 2015

{pretty, happy, funny, real} :: Instagram Recap

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{Easter Wednesday} Today is the last day to pre-order and save on The Catholic Daily Planner for August 2015 - July 2016 from Michele Quigley, but I can't decide which cover to choose this year! Do I pick a new one, or reorder one of my favorites? Decisions, decisions…


{Holy Saturday} Filling plastic eggs and Easter baskets while the Paska bakes and the girls finish making Chocolate Nests... That's what I'm doing now before moving on to the next thing on the list for today! 

{photo taken on Easter Sunday} I tried taking another family picture this Easter using the swing set ladder and my camera's self-timer… It turned out kind of blurry but at least we got one! Actually most of my Easter pictures turned out blurry for some reason, but I just posted this one {actually the one I posted was a little different} and a few favorites of just our children over on the blog here. Now to sort through the rest of the photos! Happy Easter!


{very early Easter Sunday morning} I'm up late hiding Easter baskets (for the first time, inspired by a friend of ours) this year... Hehehe! Now if I can just find seven spots large enough.


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee, because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

{Good Friday} Our little three year old asked me to carry him around the church so he could look closely at each station, after we finished praying the Stations of the Cross and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. His sweet comments about each one were so precious. It was definitely worth the drive to attend the Good Friday services at the beautiful church where Sean and I were married. We will go back at 3pm for the Veneration of the Cross. 

"If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

"How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise: it is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise, but opens the way for our return." ~ St. Theodore the Studite