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Happy Easter Everyone! What a beautiful Holy Week we had. Palm Sunday mass was lovely and we processed from the school to the church with our Hosannas. Holy Thursday mass moved me to tears, as it does nearly every year. My daughter voluntarily joined me for Good Friday veneration and the vigil was beautiful. I am enjoying so many photos from aroudn the blogosphere of Easter vigil photos. I was so proud to relay to my grandfather on the phone that our church still starts the vigil outside with a bonfire. The celebrating priest's homily was amazing.
O happy fault
O necessary sin of Adam
Which gained for us so glorious a redeemer!
Good Friday Lunch, inspired by CatholicIcing.
On a more secular note, the Easter bunny was generous and outdid himself with a scavenger hunt to find two spiffy new scooters for the kids.
My children are looking forward to opening night for Cinderella Kids tonight. It is a production done through our local YMCA. I'm looking forward to it as well, although with three shows mixed into two early morning baseball comittments, it's going to be a long weekend. How does it make any sense to schedule baseball pictures for a Sunday morning? I'm not sure how we'll get the kids to church. It looks like we'll be at the noon mass.
This blog is not written for any audience but my own. For the few followers I have, I thank you and I truly appreciate your readership, however, I make no claims to be an expert on any of the topics I discuss: yoga, fitness, nutrition, parenting, Catholicism, or otherwise. All that being said, I have to say that I am more than a tad shocked to learn that Mormons are not considered Christian by the Catholic church? How? I am not sure why, but I find Mormons to be some of the most faithful and family-centered people I know. Aren't Christians followers of Jesus, the Christ? As far as I know, Mormons believe in Christ just like I do.
I have been hit or miss at the gym lately. I'm trying to work in the mornings and still do housework and then my afternoons are often sucked up by trying to have dinner all but consumed so that we can get to our evening activities on time. Not to mention the time spent packing up costumes, uniforms, balls, bats, filling out permission slips, picture forms, etc. Let's just say that this phase of my life is so full. I have no idea how it would all get done if I still worked out of the home full-time. To the mothers that manage that, I tip my hat to you!!
So, after being scant at the gym, today I did both a spin class and a BodyCombat class. What was I thinking?!
Here is my littlest stinker. Quite literally: he had an accident at the ball field last night. Luckily his practice was over, but we had to wait out the rest of his sister's practice commando on the carseat.
If you want to be moved to tears, read this blog post. It is from a woman, Stephanie Nielson, who was burned over 80% of her body in a plane wreck a few years ago and nearly died. By the Glory of God, she survived. She is a proud Mormon mother and this is her 5th child. Her blog was beautiful and moving and inspriational before the tragic crash, in which their friend died and her husband was also burned. But now it is even moreso. What a beautiful testimony of faith and life. Get your tissues ready first.