Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Sunday of Advent

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wing├Ęd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Funnel Cakes

Yesterday, we were able to get out and after Mass, we headed out to get some funnel cakes. During the summer Steve won some coupons for free funnel cakes and today we decided to redeem them.

We drove down to Shoreline Village in my old hometown of Long Beach. It's situated near the water and has lots of shops and eateries. It has changed quite a bit since I lived there.

Ryan at the entrance of the Funnel House.

The funnel cakes were delicious!

Some sights at Shoreline Village.

And as a side, here is Emily in her Our Lady of Lourdes costume that I fumbled my way through!

I don't know who the saints are in front nor in back of her. Cute!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Our household has been hit hard by the flu, colds, whatever. Ryan was well enough to return to school on Wednesday, but Kathryn got sick on Sunday, Steve got sick on Monday, and Emily got sick on Tuesday. Everyone is improving, but Kathryn and Emily are still fighting a bad cough.

Thank the Lord I've been spared from getting sick, so far. I've been able to tend to everyone as needed. I hope this has us covered for the rest of the season, but we have a long way to go.

Our mornings are cold but the days warm up to the low 70's. We're probably good for a few more weeks of warmer weather before it gets to be cold all the time.

I'm planning on knitting up some scarves and hats for the kids. I also want to start up some dishcloths for Christmas giving. I want to say that I'm going to start my Christmas shopping and all that planning, but my track record proves that it probably won't happen. I'll just say that everything will get done by December 24th!

Pictures of Emily in her homemade costume of Our Lady of Lourdes are still forthcoming. For some reason, I couldn't upload any pictures onto the computer tonight. I'll try again tomorrow.