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Who knew American Girl dolls were so addictive? We finally jumped in the deep end of the pool and my mom took the girls and I to the Houston AG store last weekend. Amazingly we stayed on a budget – no small feat. I really did enjoy the massive smiles on the girls’ faces when we walked into the store. It was a great, great weekend.
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If you’ve ever wanted to know what a Texan sounds like chatting about Holy Week and saying words like “Christ”, “light” and “holy week” with a twang, you’re in for a treat. You can hear my full EWTN Radio interview over at the Son Rise Morning Show (the podcast should be up shortly). I share my experience of celebrating Holy Week with kids without paving a one-way street to purgatory. It can happen.
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I’m finally jumping on the “24” bandwagon, like five years too late. Oh Jack Bauer, how am I going to get any sleep? 24 episodes a season for eight seasons? I’ll catch all y’all in 2025.
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If you missed First Communion week here on the blog, there are some great finds. While the giveaways are officially over, the goodness isn’t. We’re gearing up for a sweet girl’s big day and I can hardly contain the excitement. Hers and mine.
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The preemie of the house hit a huge milestone. A big boy bed! Granted, we’re finding him sleeping everywhere else except the bed. Didn’t you know? Under the bed, behind the chair and behind the curtain are ALL the rage in sleeping areas these days. After twelve straight years of having a crib in the house, this is the first time it’s been in storage. I’m still not sure how I feel about that.
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SXSW was fun. I mean, where else can you chat with other Catholic mom bloggers, get hit on twice and ride the metro with good friends like Lauren, Brandon and Dorian? Austin, that’s where. Click here for the audio from the (Unofficial) SXSWi event. Sorry, no audio available from the random intoxicated guys. Next time you see me in real life, I’ll share the stories with you. They’re way funnier in person. Quote from the weekend, “So, are you married, or what?”
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Saving the best for last! My parents are joining the Catholic Church next Saturday. Easter Vigil will officially mark us as an entire family of converts – me, my brother and our parents. How cool is that? Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new path on their faith journey. We’ll be taking two of our children with us to the Vigil Mass and it should be a great evening to remember. I promise to post pictures. For those interested in a programming note, I’ll be taking off from blogging during Holy Week. I’ll have your usual What I Wore Sunday post up on Sunday and then I’ll catch all y’all at Easter when I can finally say the “A” word!
Thanks for hosting Jen!