Friday, December 31, 2010

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Recipe for a Happy New Year!

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free
from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them
completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of
pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed
from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came
from the great storehouse of Time.

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one
equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time
(so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day
at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith,
patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so
spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness,
prayer, meditation, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil
out of the salad dressing—don't do it), and one well-selected

Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits,
a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a
sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Remembering the Children...

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, and whether you are Catholic or not, you can still remember all those children who died in all of Israel when Jesus was born. Today we also remember all aborted and unborn children who did not get the chance to enter into this world. So, would you pray with me today for all the unborn and aborted children of the world?

The Hymn of the Holy Innocents 

When Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Fair peace on earth to bring,
In lowly state of love He came
To be the children’s King.

And round Him, then, a holy band
Of children blest was born,
Fair guardians of His throne to stand
Attendant night and morn.

And unto them this grace was giv’n
A Savior’s name to own,
And die for Him Who out of Heav’n
Had found on earth a throne.

O bless├Ęd babes of Bethlehem,
Who died to save our King,
Ye share the martyrs’ diadem,
And in their anthem sing!

Your lips, on earth that never spake,
Now sound th’eternal word;
And in the courts of love ye make
Your children’s voices heard.

Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Child,
Make Thou our childhood Thine;
That we with Thee the meek and mild
May share the love divine.

~Laurence Housman

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Miniture Camera

I made this camera out of my sister's modeling clay....
 It's smaller than a Tootsie Roll!
 The back...I tried to get as detailed as possible.
 Perfect size for my sister's dollhouse girl :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

For Unto us a Child is born...

For unto us a child is born,
to us a Son is given,
and the goverment will be upon His shoulder.
And He will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I know it's been kinda quiet around here, but it certainly hasn't been quiet in my house! We have snow!  I can't remember us ever having 3-5 inches of snow. Let alone snow in December! The holiday season has made it's way into our lives and I'm busier than ever getting ready for Christmas! We have Christmas play practices (I'm the main part), shopping, sewing (A couple days ago I made 9 Christmas skirts with a friend.), decorating, baking and much more... I'm also beginning to believe we just might have a white Christmas this year! It's only 12 days!!!
I had my sister take a few pictures of me outside....brrrr it was cooold!

"We're walkin in a winter wonderland..."