7 Quick Takes: The Random Edition

Friday, March 30, 2012

Did you see how much money was raised towards little Malcolm’s adoption? And now a family in Arizona has officially committed to adopting  him. How wonderful. Go Internet.

Operation: Lose Baby Weight is going really well. I have less than 10lbs to go. Call me vain or superficial, but I can’t tell you how much better I feel about myself now that my weight is back down within a normal range. And since I’ve been running pretty regularly, I feel good physically too. 

Of course, now that my weight is back down, you know what that means. I’m probably going to get pregnant soon. Haha, just kidding…kinda. But I am kind of getting baby fever. I feel like everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby and I’m jealous. I have to remind myself that I have a baby, two of them in fact. Oh, but those little newborns make me swoon. 

The girls have been playing so well together lately. Those two are the best of friends. It’s almost ridiculous how much they love each other. It makes my Mama heart happy.

Of course, now that they play together more, they have also started to, umm, shall we say challenge one another more. Although, Hannah is the best big sister ever, she can sometimes get a little rough with Abby. But don’t you worry, Abby can hold her own. They are practically the same weight. Love my little twiblings.

My mother-in-law is headed to Holland next week with some friends, so we’re having her over for dinner tomorrow night. I’m cooking a traditional Dutch meal, whatever that means. We’re having Gouda cheese, Herring (according to Wikipedia, they eat a lot of Herring in the Netherlands), potatoes and for dessert we’re having pot brownies. 

Our parish has this lovely little tradition of having the 2nd graders who will be making their First Communion this Spring decorate paper butterflies. Then the priest invites parishioners to select one of the butterflies and to pray for that child as they prepare to receive the Eucharist. I just love this idea. I’m praying for a little girl named Bridget. The children make their First Communion in May and I want to give her a little gift (since I don’t know her, I figure I can drop it off at the CCD office) to let her know I’ve been praying for her. Any suggestions? 

Okay, no rhyme or reason to my Quick Takes this week. For more, visit Jen's blog, who by the way commented on my little blog this past week. Oh my goodness, I felt like a rockstar. 


  1. Your girls are so cute!

    I was just at a Cahtholic bookstore and saw the cutest rosaries in these little silver boxes that were etched to say "My First Communion." They were only about $8.00.

  2. Thanks, Modest Mama!

    Good idea about the Rosary. I'll look into those.

    p.s. your kids are adorable too:)

  3. I have found good kids books by Maite Roche and others by Fr. Lovasik

    So great that you are close to your goal weight and Hahahah about getting preg again! :)

  4. And that is so awesome about Malcolm's adoption!!!


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