"Best book I've ever read!" Bonnie, inconsequential blogger
1 - Yay for country music!
2 - JP is now 7 and a half months old. Time flies, eh? The last 5 or so weeks have been really great and full of milestones.
2 - He's started joining us for meals instead of just nursing. (yessss-uh!)
3 - He started to sit up on his own. And teethe (he has the two bottom ones and his top left canine, and he's got more coming!)
4 - And doesn't he look adorable with that hat? When I was pregnant Erica from Just 11 Stitches sent it to me to congratulate me on my newest baby. So sweet.
5 - In January we celebrated Peter's due date birthday. We had a nice dinner and even had cake. L made a birthday card for the big brother she never met and it just about made me cry.
"Happy Birthday dear Peter. My heart is broken."
And then she drew a picture of a broken heart! I mean the kid is killing me here!
Seriously, best kindergartner ever.
6 - There's some interesting feedback in the comment box on my "What do I want from my parish?" post. Lately I have been in an interesting place, stuck between being incredibly busy and craving nothing more but to sit on the sofa with my husband at the end of the day and wanting *more* from Catholics (including myself) in terms of evangelizing. We have the Truth! Our faith is Beautiful and Fun! What we know about Christ and how we experience Him in our Sacraments is compelling! Life giving!
It strikes me as sad that people *only* want coffee and donuts from their parish. Not to knock that activity - which I think is a really good one - but in my mind that's like someone at a 3 star Michelin restaurant ordering toast. To me it says that our parishes just might be in pretty pathetic shape if we're wishing for coffee and donuts. Gosh, do I sound snobby?
If you haven't commented I would love to hear what you wish your parish offered. You can hear what I wish my parish offered and read others' comments by clicking over.
7 - And this one's for all the Freaks and Geeks fans out there.