Cloudy with a bit of drizzle every now and then. We had planned to go on a picnic, but the weather isn't going to allow it. That's okay. We can picnic indoors ;)
I am thankful for ~
* my mother and mother-in-law
* the joy of being a mother
* the retreat I was just on for mothers, both physical and spiritual mothers
What we are reading ~
The next two weeks have us on a survival path since it's the end of the school year. We really don't have too much time for extra reading at the moment.
From the school room ~
* Stan the man has finished with his vocabulary, Bible History, and Phonics for the year.
* Miss Sally finished up Logic and American Government.
(Classes are slowly being checked off one by one.)
* Miss Sally and I need to meet with an admissions counselor at the junior college to line up her dual credit courses.
I am praying for ~
* Those women who have lost their mothers in the past year, or those who have lost a child, and for those who desire a child but have been unable to conceive.
I read this quote over the weekend and needed to share :)
"The most important person on earth is a mother. She can not claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. The Angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They can not share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of Creation. What on God's good earth is more glorious than this... to be a mother?" Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty
Around the house ~
* My older 3 went to the premier of Captain America : Civil War last Thursday. They LOVED it and had fun meeting up with some friends.
Have any of you seen it yet? (I hope to see it soon!)
* On Friday, Miss Ester and Miss Mabel had their annual end-of-the-year Little Women's tea party.
By chance, we came across that perfectly feminine dress for Mabel at Kohl's. Isn't it perfect for a tea party??
* The pool opened this past Friday!
From the kitchen ~
Yesterday, driving home from a retreat I was in near Austin, my friends and I stopped in at Collin Street Bakery.
I brought home a delicious looking blueberry cheesecake for Mother's Day dessert.
(Photo credit: Collin Street Bakery)I am listening to ~
* David assemble a new ceiling fan for one of the bedrooms
* the older three girls watching Ant Man upstairs
Coming down the pike this week ~
Sunday - Mother's Day
Monday - Texas Rangers MLB game (Sally and I are going.)
Tuesday - Community college admissions appointment
Wednesday - Ballet, last Confirmation class I have to teach for the year
Friday - Homeschool Talent Show
(Next Sunday) - Confirmation Mass / Pentecost Sunday
Final photos to share ~
So I went on this 24 hours retreat for moms down near Austin over the weekend. It was put on by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of The Eucharist.
It was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. and just the right amount of time for a quick spiritual refill!!
It was a beautiful retreat filled with, friends, food, May Crowning, 24 Adoration, Mass, Holy Hours, inspirational and uplifting talks about feminine holiness, and Vespers.
I look forward to making this retreat again next May!
Ending now with a HUGE heart felt Mother's Day wish to all of you women out there, both physical and spiritual mothers!
~ Patty ~