Toddler Time At The Museum

You’re never too young or too old to appreciate art! The first Wednesday of February, Avery and Jonah got a taste of something different, Toddler Time at the museum!

What is Toddler Time you may ask? The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Hillard Museum offers Toddler Time. Parents and their children explore a work of art, enjoy story time, and participate in a hands-on art project. Activities are geared towards children ages 18 months – 4 years. Guests are welcome to explore the museum after the program. Toddler Time is free to attend.

GranMa Martha and Ms. Dianne brought their little charges, Avery, Jonah and Piper to the museum for some “artistic fun”! Looks like they had a BLAST!

Miss Avery Hosts Playdate

Our Miss Avery recently had fun playing Hostess at her first held at her home. Two little girls with whom she is acquainted were invited. Jonah was in attendance, just to see what all this “girl noise” was about.


Avery served her guest chicken salad, crackers, and boudin. Pink lemonade was their drink of choice. For dessert, “cookies”! The activities included coloring, putting puzzles together, ABC learning on her tablet and counting how many jumbo crayons momma had. They concluded the playdate by cleaning up A’s room (where the fun had been going on!). Avery was hesitant to let her little friends leave and have the girl fun come to an end.

Jo was not impressed with the goings-on. He was just ready for some more peace and quiet with only one girl, not three!

We are happy your playdate went so well Avery. Hugs and Kisses to our little Miss.

Caught in the Quiet of God

An excellent reminder to give God more of our time. I’m passing this post on to you, my family. We shouldn’t just “know God” when life is kicking out butts!

Love & Hugs
Hattie

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There have been a great many stories of conversion throughout the history of the Catholic Church. In fact, just recently we listened in Mass to the reading of the conversion of St. Paul. The entire reading can be found in the Acts of the Apostles 9: 1-22. And although it is quite dramatic, the kind of earth shaking conversion that rocked St. Paul, isn’t the kind that most of us will experience … but  our conversion towards God will be grande none the less. And in order to ensure that we don’t get knocked flat on our backs, we need an openness to His Will  and an ear for His voice…. in every circumstance of our lives.

What exactly is an ear for the voice of God, you might ask. Well, it is the quieting of your soul. It is the pause that listens for the breath of God…

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In The Ovens

Expect to see some new faces by the end of 2019. Babies Oh Babies! Saundra got the news she will be getting more grandchildren from Both of her kids! Ashley (and her husband Holland) are expecting TWIN BOYS in July. While Alton (and his wife Ariel) are expecting their bundle of joy in August. No word on the baby’s gender, yet. Saundra is asking all of us for prayers for healthy pregnancies and babies (high risk).

Not to be caught napping, but our family line will be getting a baby girl in July! Joel and Kate are adding to their Georgia nest.

Congratulations to all our expecting moms. We all pray for safe pregnancies and happy healthy babies!


Going for the Goal

Just a quickie! Jonah liked the feeling of standing up all by himself so much he is now walking to his goal – “Going Where He Wants – When He Wants”.

Go Jonah!

#speedracer #fearless #NoStopping #GodSaidGO

Today we celebrate the Epiphany. On this day the three Wise Men visited baby Jesus. Take a moment, a breather and Thank God for being in our lives and having our backs each and every day.

Be Blessed family.

Love you All 💖💖

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

In Jesus Name, may my whole family continue to be watched over, protected and Blessed.

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The name of Jesus means Savior. It is the name that brings  salvation, security and peace… it is the name above every other name. His name should be forever on our lips… “Jesus, i trust…Jesus, i love… Jesus, i need… You.” His name should be the rhythm of  our beating heart,  the steadiness of our breath the focus of our very lives. Today as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, let us contemplate Christ in the Eucharist… He is truly present… He is with us…

If we keep the name of Jesus continually in our heart and hold it firmly, it will purge our sins… it will clarify our soul and help us remove the vices which dwell there. Jesus is the Divine Physician, He will heal our wounds and fill our heart with charity and love so that we may become more like Him on…

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January 1st- The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Today, I must take time to Thank Mary on this day commemorating how truly special she IS💖.

I hope my family will also stop and take a moment.

Hugs,

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Below is an article from http://www.catholicreadings.org, it is quite beautiful in the explanation of Our Dear Mother. Happy New Year and I hope you enjoy.

The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

No one falls in love with a nature. We fall in love with a person. A woman loves a man, not mankind. And a mother pinches the pudgy little cheeks of a new born baby, not the cheeks of a new born nature. St. Mary gave birth to a little person, a baby, unlike any other.

In that little person a human nature united with a divine nature at the moment of conception. So St. Mary was the mother of the person Jesus, and the person Jesus had two natures, one fully human and the other fully divine. St. Mary was, then, the mother of Jesus’ human nature and of his divine nature. She was both the mother…

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