Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pickle is 14!

Today we celebrated Pickle's 14th birthday.  He is growing into such a kind young man.  J loves to play football with him and I enjoy watching Dr. Who with him.  Pickle is a diverse young man who happens to be the middle child in our family.  Giving him that unique roll of being in both the younger and older kids.  He is loved by his family.  At Mass this morning Father  Matthew had me in tears during the prayers of the faithful, "We offer God our thanksgiving for OUR Dillon who serves Mass for us so often.  We ask that God keeps him close and helps him find his vocation."

CCM Co-Op Week 6

 Mass starts our co-op and Pickle loves to serve with two sisters from the V family.
 We pledge to the flag of the United States of America and then to the Texas Flag.
 We then are taught a bit about our faith from one co-op family each week.  This week was the W family.  They taught us about the Nicene Creed. 
 Today was special for Pickle as it was his birthday.
 Princess loves getting her hands on a baby to hold. 
 We are not a large group but we do have a good time.  The other family was sick again so I got 4 groups for History and Geography.  Good thing I like the subjects.
Here the group is singing to Pickle but he is hiding behind his friends.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I think it would be so cool to be a twin.  I watch these two and get a little jealous.  They play, they fight, they talk, they explore, they debate, they learn, they sing, they get into trouble and sometimes they even nap together.  These two are close.  Here they are today enjoying their "TWINESS"! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Visit with HIM

We had the blessing of a wonderful music while our youth minster explained God's love for each of us and his presence in the Eucharist.  With a packed church, The Deacon shared our Lord with us in Adoration. 

Happy Birthday Noah

I got there a little late but the kids were there already in full blown party with Noah and his family! 

These are such cute kids.  My T family loves all three of the G kids.  They remind me of Pooker, Goobers, and Bear when they were little

I Tried

They were doing a blood drive outside of church today.  I was at Mass by myself so I decided to quickly give blood before meeting up with the kids at a party.  Things did not go as planned.  This was the first time I have been on the donation bus to give blood.  It was a nice set up with the Texans on the screens in front of each chair.  Very nice set up BUT my vein rolled and because of the "one stick policy" the needle never came out of my arm but they continued to try to find the vein.  UGH!

So they did not get much from me at all and a few days later my arm looked like this!  yuck!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Box Donation

We took a box from church and a list of specific things to pack together a thanksgiving meal for another family.  I took these guys with me to the store and they helped pick which items we would include. It was a fun project.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lots of Help from Twins

 UGH!  Adorable found my stash of Christmas Paper wrap and decided to play with it. 

 Twin Beautiful on left and Twin Adorable on right

These girls helped me get ready for a meeting - it was either have their help with my makeup or they were playing with the front door.