Friday, December 4, 2009
This and many other chapters are waiting in the books for someone else to read them. I definitely (needless to say) recomend these books. My older brother very much enjoyed them and I really like them too. They are one of the few real laugh-out-loud-books that I've read. I would call the series VERY enjoyable!
The Last Few Hours Before
As we wait
The last few hours before
The celebration of the birth
Of the Almighty King by the eternal shore
As we wait to celebrate
The coming of the Lord to earth
We begin to think of miracles
That happened because of his birth
As we think of presents
We may get this year
We will also think of the presents
We will give the Lord when He arrives down here
As we begin to thank God
In every single way
We say to those on earth
"Merry Christmas Day"
Thursday, October 1, 2009
And flowers of June together
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sometime in the early 300's Diocletian wanted to start a war so St. Philomena's father said that they would go to Rome and see if they could do anything to keep peace.
When they got to Rome Diocletian fell in love with St.Philomena. But Diocletian already had a wife so when he asked St. Philomena to marry him she said she would rather die than to commit the sin of marrying someone who was already married and besides that, she had promised herself to God when she was very young. Diocletian was so angry at this that he ordered his men to have St. Philomena scourged. On the night after her scourging, as she was lying in her cell she saw an apparition of Our Lady. Our Lady said to have strength for what was to come and to always keep her faith in God, all the way to the end.
The next morning when Diocletian came to propose marriage once again to St. Philomena he found that every scar that had been there the night before was completely gone and that now she had more faith than ever in God. So Diocletian ordered that St. Philomena was to be tied to an anchor and thrown into a lake. This too was a failure because, before there was time enough for her to actually drown, angels lifted her out of the water and brought her safely to land.
Diocletian was so annoyed at this that he ordered that she was to be pierced with arrows. But every time an arrow came close to her it turned around and pierced the soldier that sent it. After this Diocletian decided to do something that would not fail. He said that she would be beheaded.
After her beheading St. Philomena's soul went straight to God.
In the 1800's some men who were looking in all the old catacombs found one that said " Fi tecum pax Lumena" But when the words were all put together correctly it said "Pax tecum Filumena" which means "Peace be to you Philomena". Next to the inscription were pictures of an anchor, an arrow, and a lily. This meant that she was a martyr. Later she was taken to Mugnano and is still there.
Her feast is August 11,
She is the patron saint of youth.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
This time (as you see in the pictures) she had a little black and white one and one that's grey, white, and black. The black and white one is a girl and the grey, black, and white one is a boy. We haven't decided on names yet. We think that the Daddy is an abandoned shelty that wanders around the town. But we don't know for sure yet!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
He was also very dedicated to the Blessed Mother and the Holy Rosary. He would kneel by his bedside by the age of six and say the entire rosary. When he was twelve he entered a Jesuit college, where in the first year he was entrusted with the care of the infirm and the poor that came to the door asking for alms. Here he began his penances of scourging himself, wearing hairshirts, and very strict fastings. Here he also received his vocation as a priest.
So, St. Louis left for a hospital in Paris where he took care of both the physical and spiritual needs of his patients. One day when coming to dinner he found a dismissal paper on his plate (who knows why). So he left.
Outside my window... it's a little cloudy and windy but it's still beautiful.
I am thinking about... the goat we are going to see later on (she' s a neubian).
From the kitchen... we're going to be making granola!
I am creating... finishing up the goat pen incase we buy the goat.
I am reading... still David Copperfield and I've started Madeleine Takes Command.
I am hoping... we can go to Spokane this summer.
Around the house... we have gotten 11 eggs in the first 3 days the chickens have been here.
Few Plans for the Rest of the Week...we maybe going to the pool.
Monday, April 27, 2009
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 10 to 12 slices white bread
- maple syrup or other syrup
- Break eggs into a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate; beat lightly with a fork.
- Stir in sugar, salt, and milk.
- Over medium-low heat, heat griddle or skillet coated with a thin layer of butter or margarine.
- Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up egg mixture for a few seconds, then carefully turn to coat the other side. Soak/coat only as many slices as you will be cooking at one time.
- Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown.
- Turn and brown the other side. Serve French toast hot with butter and syrup.
Recipe for French toast serves 4.
We have gotten 6 eggs the first 2 days that they have been here!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Outside my window... It's a bright sunny day and it's supposed to get up to 80 degrees later on.
I am thinking about... The chickens we may be getting soon.
From the kitchen... we'll be drying apples and tomorrow we will make Granola.
I am creating... fixing up the hen house for our chickens.
I am reading... David Copperfield (a very long book which I've only just started).
I am hoping... we can go to Spokane this summer.
I am hearing... Mommy and Kevin talking.
Around the house... we sold every single one of our puppies except for our sweet Grigio who we are keeping.
Few Plans for the Rest of the Week... well fixing up our barn and hen house and hopefully getting our chickens on Saturday.
Monday, April 20, 2009
This week is: Oreo Pops!
What you will need:
- 20 popsicle or lollipop sticks
- 20 Oreo cookies
- 1 12-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 ounces white chocolate bark (like we used)
- 1 T. vegetable oil
- Chopped nuts,
- colored sprinkles ( optional)
- To form Oreo Pops, insert popsicle sticks into the cream center of each cookie. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate and oil until melted and smooth, stirring constantly.
- Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, coating evenly.
- Place dipped cookies on waxed paper and decorate with chopped nuts, sprinkles or candies.
- Leave cookies on waxed paper until completely set, then wrap in plastic wrap and tie with a bow for gift-giving.
Makes 20 Oreo® Pops
(Can be doubled)