January 15, 2011

7 quick takes

So this was written on Friday...

Do you use Pandora?  If you don't and you're a music lover then you're totally missing out on the awesomeness that is Pandora.  And I highly recommend creating a Mumford & Sons station.  

My husband bought me a brand new bread machine for Christmas.  I'd tried using an old one from a friend, and tried making Travis buy one off craigslist as a gift.  When the seller had a thick Asian accent Travis just dropped the ball.   But a year later I got a beaut of a machine and it makes me very happy.  Every time I use it I wonder, "When will the novelty wear off?"

L wanted to draw a square the other day.  She knows how to write an 'L' for her name so I told her that drawing a square is a lot like drawing two 'l's.  She made the lines as I directed her and then in great frustration and disappointment said, "That's not a square!  It's a rectangle!"

Tonight, just two days shy of the four month marker, JF rolled over!   We're so proud!

I have the cutest video that I've been trying to upload but blogger will not allow it.  But I will persevere and you will get another one of my "daily dose of cute" posts.  Don't you worry.

If you haven't signed up for the Behold Conference yet there is still time!  Our registration numbers are really climbing - we easily and quickly surpassed the number of attendees from last year's conference.
I was able to converse reacently with our speakers Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary and Sr. Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life and I'm really excited about their topics.
Jen will be sharing about her conversion, especially how motherhood opened her up to God, and about what we can do with the fears we encounter every day - fears of not having enough money, or being a good enough mom, etc.
The Sisters of Life will be giving a talk on the dignity and vocation of women, and one on all the ways satan strikes at the heels of women - especially through infertility.

Does anyone get Real Simple magazine?  I'm tempted to try all the smoothie recipes in the edition that just came in the mail - especially the pumpkin one.  If it's good I'll post it on my food blog.  Promise.


  1. Ah yes, We got Mumford & Sons this Christmas and I'm so pleased. Might I suggest The Tallest Man on Earth to add to your Pandora station? They're delicious.

  2. Yay, James! He seemed close to rolling over at the playdate - glad he did it for you! (PS: It was so good to finally see all of you!)

  3. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and I don't remember how... maybe through another Catholic mom's blog probably! I read this post and just had to comment! I went to college with Sister Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life... she took me and a group of other students on my first trip to DC for the March for Life back in 2006! She is such a sweet sister! I enjoy reading your blog. I have one too, but I don't update it as often as I'd like... I guess that's what happens with work and 1 year old little man!
    God bless,

  4. From Aunt Nita -- Bonnie I enjoyed reading your blog. I enjoy the cute excerpts of the kids. I have to say I agree with Lydia that two L's would make a rectangle. Can't get anything past her. She's too smart. haha! I'm so excited that James rolled over. He is just an amazing little guy. I love home made bread. Jim's Tonya got a bread machine this year too.

  5. A new reader here, as well, from the Conversion Diary link! ;)

    My sisters and I went through and made a bunch of the Real Simple smoothie recipes. The pumpkin smoothie is the BEST! =D

    God bless you and your family, thanks for sharing and enlightening along the way!