Friday, February 15, 2013

Trying Something New

This past Monday I did something I have never done before: I baked my very first loaf of bread from scratch. It turned out so well that I don't have any pictures to post because it was eaten very quickly by friends and family. I am proud of myself for just taking the plunge and doing it. If I had know how easy it was to bake bread I would have done it long before now! I can not wait to make my second loaf this weekend.:)


P.S. No bread machine involved!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day 2013

For all you who have someone to love:

Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Son , Daughter, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends Sweethearts, Husbands, and Wives. Cherish them each and every day. God Loves You.

For all of you who think you are alone: God Loves You Too.

Happy Valentines Day
P.S. This year I gave my little Bumper a great big hug and she said "I love you too Mom!"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Pilgrim Church

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI announced his decision to step down from the throne of Peter.  I heard about it from a friend and my first reaction was one of shock and disbelief. I thought she was joking, but she was not. I didn't even know the Pope could resign; I assumed, and I do not think I am alone in this, that once elected Pope the person pretty much had to stay in the office until death. Apparently not, although the last Pope to resign did so 600 years ago.
The Bumper, who is 2yrs old, most adequately described how our family felt, when while watching the news of his announcement she turned to me and said, "Papa?"
I told her "Yes that is the Pope."
"Papa," she repeated and started to cry.
"I sad," she said.
When I asked her why she was sad all the Bumper did was repeat "Papa."

We are sad, but we trust that the Pope is doing his best to follow God's will for his life.
In the end that is all any of us as Christians can do.
So here is  my prayer for Benedict XVI - May the peace of Christ be with you as you continue to follow the Lord and to serve his people in prayer and contemplation.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Snowy Bliss

The weather here has alternated between unseasonably warm and really cold. My little bumper insisted I take her out to play the moment she saw the snow. I am very glad I did because by afternoon it was gone.

It is moments like these that I feel very blessed.