Lenten Postcard Prayer Project

18 02 2012

Inspired by the Family Lent tradition shared by the Totus Tuus Family on their blog, we’ve decided to make an extra effort to prayer for our friends and family this Lent. We’ll spend the next few days gathering names on slips of paper in a basket. Then, during Lent, the kids can draw a name out at dinnertime and we’ll say a special prayer for that person.

I think it’s also important for us to share a little note with the people we pray for. I know it will help the kids make a more concrete connection with prayer. And hopefully, it’ll be a joy for the recipients to get a piece of happy mail.

I’ve made these postcards that the kids can personalize by coloring the flowers or even just signing their names. There is also space to write the recipient’s name at the top and the date. Yes, it’s going to be a big chunk of postage, but I think it’ll be worth it.

I invite you to download the file I made here. After downloading, just find some white or colorful cardstock, print the first page, flip it, print the 2nd page on the back, and cut into 4 cards.

{The cards were created with flower clip art from: http://openclipart.org and the Pea Kassidy from Kevin & Amanda at www.kevinandamanda.com/ }

Catholic IcingI’ve added this post to the Lenten Link-Up at Catholic Icing where you will find more ideas for celebrating a meaningful Lent.





Happy Thanksgiving

30 11 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

This year I certainly have a lot to be thankful for.  I have a wonderful and handsome husband, we have two beautiful boys.  My husband has a good job and is good at his job, which allows me to stay home to care for them.  We live in such a beautiful part of the country, in a nice home with a creek in the backyard and a view of the mountains in the winter.  We have our health, and friends, family, neighbors.  It’s always nice to have a day that “forces” you to think about what you are blessed with.  What are your blessings?

turkey babyAfter last year, Thanksgiving will never be the same for me.  I will always associate it with the birth of my second son (born 3:15AM on Thanksgiving morning).  And I’ll always call him my little turkey, not only because he was born that day, but because at 10lb 5oz he was bigger than our Thanksgiving turkey!

We grew up eating traditional Thanksgiving fare: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and rolls.  And don’t forget the gravy.  Or the pumpkin pie!  Extra whipped cream on mine!  Note for future years: add corn on the cob, ham and shrimp cocktail!

This year I’m going with pretty much the same.  However, because my husband is very picky about stuffing, I am leaving out the apples, raisins, mushrooms and walnuts.  I also found a really good looking recipe from the Crockpot Lady for pumpkin cheesecake in the crockpot.  Her picture looks so yummy and the recipe sounds pretty easy so I thought I’d try it. 

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.