Monday, March 22, 2010

On the Feast of St. Joseph

We didn't do too much today (sorry it's taken so long to post).  We had a nice family morning, I'm sure St. Joseph would have approved.  We went to a local Marine life center with my sister-in-law and my two nieces.  Hubby had the day off (rare for a Friday), so we really enjoyed ourselves.  The kids had a blast with each other.

Then we went to Jo-Ann fabrics to pick up fabric to make new altar cloths (the old ones are stained for some reason) and purple to drape the statues, etc.  While we were there I "just happened" to come across the perfect lace to make a new mantilla!  I have a beautiful one now, but packing it up to go to Mass and unpacking it for home prayer time has gotten to be a nuisance.  Plus, I've recently managed to carve out time for daily Mass 3 times per week (yippee!!!!), so I know I'll forget it if it doesn't stay in my purse.  So, I decided (quite spur of the moment) to make a new one.  

Hubby and I went out to dinner and a movie that night while my mother-in-law came to stay with the kids.  We're hoping to make it a regular monthly thing.  He and I get so little time together.

We colored pictures:

The Professor's

Velcro Boy's:

And we read a few books:

Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
Father and Son a Nativity Story by Geraldine McCaughrean
Good Saint Joseph by Fr. Lovasik

I had planned to do a 3D Cut & color Virtual St. Joseph Altar as well, but we ran out of time.  Maybe for St. Joseph the Worker on May 1st.


  1. we didn't get to the altar either, Maybe next year.
    It is nice to get out on a date. We are hoping to get out soon.
    we love the Song of the Swallows book. God Bless, emily

  2. Daily Mass really is a great way to start your day. I've managed a couple of weeks this lent that I went everyday! It gives you the first half-hour off to recharge while the spouse takes a first shift (assuming you go in the morning without all the kids in tow). I've tried a daily 12:10 Mass with all three kids in tow and it's not the same. The professor is getting really good at coloring.


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